Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Transformational Leadership Age

Dear Leaders,

Just a few days ago, Barack Obama, the world first black American President, was inaugurated in front of 2 million people in Washington DC.

He is a man that represents all that is possible for America, and for the world, in terms of transformational change. He is a visible leader, that speaks his vision clearly, engaging those that hear him to see a world that is brighter, more supportive, less fear full and more accessible to the common man.

He is an example of what is possible with the power of Transformational Leadership and he ushers in an Age of accountability, awareness, responsibility and community.

Be inspired by his vision and charisma.

You can view his Inauguration speech here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27721638/

and his acceptance speech on YouTube below.



To the transformational leader in you
Warmest regards,

Richard

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Transforming Leadership Power Story - Beyond Rangoon

Dear Leaders

When someone risks their own life for the lives of others, it sends a powerful message of faith in what is possible. There is a difference between force and power.

A transformational leader may face some threatening situations, many not as challenging as the one depicted in this movie clip.

It comes from a movie called Beyond Rangoon, and will inspire courage in your heart.




What will you risk on your Transformational Leadership Journey?

Your life may not be at stake, but your ego certainly might be...


To your ongoing leadership development and growth

Richard

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Transformational Leadership Dramas

~Hello Transformational Leader ~

Something I have noticed in one of the communities I serve in is that sometimes people commit to a role of leadership, and then later on, once the going gets tough, they say,
"I was in desire, and no longer have a purpose to be in this role".

What kind of example does this set for the rest of the team?
That we can commit ourselves to a task, role or project with the purpose of leadership, and then pull out because we are no longer connected with our purpose?

Is that not the journey of a leader, and especially the Transformational Leader?
Are we not called to notice what gets in our way on our leadership journey and resolve, transform and transcend our fears of inadequacy and limitation?

How can we suppose to lead others, when our own lack of commitment drama is present?
We pull out when the going gets tough, or we lose faith, or we face delay, disappointment or disaster. That is not what leadership is about. Firstly it is about commitment.

As a Transformational Leader, what have you given your commitment to recently, and not kept you word about? No matter how big or small, not keeping our word or promise undermines our integrity and our personal power.
How can we call others out on their integrity and personal power if we ourselves are lacking integrity?

Be ruthless with this, because if it is present in you, it runs a part of your life. It draws power away from you. By simply acknowledging it, you can reclaim that power. Your power. Your authentic, real personal power.

You and those around you are worth it.
So go for it!


Richard

Developing Tomorrows Transformational Leaders Today

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Leadership Skills: The Myth of Leadership

Hello

Over the past few weeks, I have been reading through a website that really speaks to me about transformational leadership and change today. His name is Harvey Robbins and he has a real, clear and to the point way of saying things. I found two of his blog posts upfront and really helped to verify some common thinking errors about leadership.

Some people may say " Why am I sharing a resource that is in competition to mine?"
Well, to be honest, it is just too good not to share. So here it is:

Leadership Skills: The Myth of Leadership
http://www.harveyrobbins.com/2007/09/16/leadership-skills-the-myth-of-leadership/

"If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants."
- Sir Isaac Newton -

Warm regards

Richard

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Jamaica considers Transformational Leadership

Recently the Jamaican Constabulary Force has considered using Transformational Leadership as a way to transform the quality and effectiveness of their forces. It seems that they are calling for change, yet have not reached the levels of transformation they are seeking.

In a land where violent crime is high, it seems that this is only the start of a long term change that is required to address a serious the serious social issues of murders and shootings.
The leading political parties have placed a great great reliance on the police to prevent and control crime.

For more detail on the full story, see below.
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20070814/lead/lead9.html

Regards

Richard

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Welcome

Hello,

Welcome to the Transformational Leadership Blog.

www.transformationalleaderhsip.net focuses the subject of Transformational Leadership and serves as a platform to explore the dynamics of personal, organisational & global change.The driving principal that underpins this is as Ghandi said,

"Be the change you want to see in the world".

www.transformationalleaderhsip.net is a place of change, learning & support. The path ahead has many challenges, and those of you that choose to be a change agent in your world, no doubt could do with some encouragement along the way. I want to be part of a community of people that are committed to integrity, honesty and continuous, sustainable and achievable change.

Transformational Leadership consists of two concepts:
- Transformation - Radical (to the root) Change

- Leadership - having a clear vision and communicating it. To foster an environment that encourages risk taking and empowerment, so allowing other leaders to emerge.

I invite you to share openly about which topics you would like to see addressed, so that we may all become better Transformational Leaders.

To our ongoing transformation & success,

Richard

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