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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Monday, September 24, 2007

Managing Change at Work Conference

The Psychology of Leadership,
Managing Change at Work Conference
5 December 2007
London

Change is challenging. It requires leaders who are willing and able to learn and adapt. And for when change really bites, today’s leaders need to demonstrate a consistent set of values and behaviours in order to create continuity and a foundation of trust

Transformational leadership is about taking people beyond what they would normally achieve by motivating and inspiring them to exceed their goals. But for leaders, this is about much more than simply being charismatic or ‘leading with a vision’.

Featuring new research and the practical leadership lessons learnt from the Clipper Round the World Yacht race 2005-2006, this seminar will identify how leaders can successfully navigate through challenges to transform individual and team performance.

Led by:
Emma Soane
Reader, Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Kingston Business School

Dr Emma Stanton
Clipper Round the World Crew Member
Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

To find out more, and book your place, visit:
http://www.cipd.co.uk/cande/change/seminars/psyclead.htm

regards

Richard

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Transformational Leadership: New Applications - papers and studies

Hello Transformational Leader

On Monday, Aug 6 2007, there was a gathering of researchers and authors of papers and studies on Transformational Leadership in Philadelphia, USA.

Some of the topics were:

- Spirituality, Values and Transformational Leadership: Relationship with Identity and Performance

- The Influence of Transformational Leadership on Newcomers’ Union Attitudes: A Longitudinal Study

- Moderator or Mediator? Examining the Role of Trust in the Transformational Leadership Paradigm

- Goal Commitment and Transformational Leadership: The Role of Productive Organizational Energy

If you are interested in finding out more about the above subjects and their applications, the following link provides access to all the authors email addresses:
http://program.aomonline.org/2007/submission.asp?mode=ShowSession&SessionID=1063

To your ongoing transformation

Warm regards

Richard

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