Monday, November 26, 2007

What is important to you?

Hello Transformational Leader,

What is important to you in this world? What is it that gets you going every morning?
Is it family, money, health, wealth, happiness, fame? What about other aspects like commitment, passion, desire, willingess, obligation or drivenness?

Each one of us has a unique set of values that guides our motivation and action. They provide sources of energy that we use to create the outcomes and goals in our lives. To find out what you values are, simply ask

"What is important to me about ......?" (work, family, life,money, leadership, play, etc)

Keep on asking the question and allow yourself to go deep into what is most important to you. Write each word or phrase down as you go, and then take a breath and ask the question again.
In this way, you can discover what is REALLY motivating and inspiring you to do what you do.

When you know what is underneath your actions, you may find that it makes more sense, and you will be able to align your goals and outcomes to be more in line with your values. There are of course ways in which you can reset your values. One is NLP techiniques, which has various methods that can be used to achieve eliciting values.

An aspect of Transformational Leadership is inspired change, from personal and group perspective. As a transformational leader, it is valuable to be able to know what your and those around you value. When you know this, you can tap huge energy reserves that were not previously available. When you individually consider each persons values, and then align that with the work they do, extraordinary results are possible.

To your ongoing transformation and leadership development

Warm regards

Richard

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Transformational Leadership: Integrity matters

Hi Transformational Leader

Do you what to develop the personal power to lead change in yourself and others?
Do you want what you do to be aligned with who you are?
Do you want to create unshakable trust with people in your life and business?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, here is the next one....

How is your integrity?
Now that may be a bold question to ask, yet it is a very powerful one, if your are willing to answer it.

Keeping your integrity makes a huge difference when it comes to generating personal power, aligning your purpose, and creating trust. As you probably well know, it takes a while for trust to be created, and sometimes a small event to make it breakdown.

Integrity may have different meanings for different people. One way of describing it could be - "Doing what you say you will". This could be as simple as making your bed, or taking your kid to the movies when you said you would. It could be going to the gym, or something as simple as making a followup call when you said you would. Being on time is another way of keeping your integrity.

You see, your mind is constantly watching you, to see if you will keep your word. If you do, it becomes your most powerful supporter. On the other hand, if you beep on breaking your word, your mind may not support you in creating the change you want to see in your life and business.

In Transformational Leadership, we have an important task ahead of us. We have a responsibility to lead the change, by first leading our own change. As Ghandi said "Be The Change You Want To See In The World".

To your ongoing transformation and leadership development

Richard

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Global Environmental Crisis Mapping

Dear Transformational Leaders

Here is something we all need to see. This guy has something incredibly valueable to say, and it is worth every minute. This is something you cannot afford to not know about.

If you have any desire to impact the world in a positive way, make sure you watch this and then take action. Our lives could depend on it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDsIFspVzfI


Regards

Richard
www.transformationalleadership.net

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Bernard M. Bass, Leading Transformational Leadership researcher, dies at 82

Bernard M. Bass, the author of LEADERSHIP and hundreds of other articles and books about Transformational Leadership, passed away on 11 October 2007 at his home, aged 82.

Bass pioneered the field of Transformational Leadership, and founded the Center for Leadership Studies at Binghamton, USA. His colleagues say that the was instrumental in transforming the faculty into being one of the best, with his passion and ability to apply his knowledge to real world situations.

One of his colleagues, Francis Yammarino (current director of the Center for Leadership Studies) said of Bernard Bass, “He changed the thinking in the field. He was the No. 1 researcher in leadership studies for years and years.”

Bass has developed leaders internationally, and leaves a legacy for us all to follow behind. The field of Leadership is constantly evolving, and with leaders like Bass, we can learn to become better Transformational Leaders.

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