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Ivan Lansberg on “Ambidextrous Leadership”
Ivan Lansberg contends that effective leadership of a family enterprise requires a skill set which has not been adequately described in the business literature.
More specifically, he notes that leaders in a family enterprise are required to attend to the leadership needs of both the enterprise and the family. The enterprise needs the leader to lead, for example, the process of succession, while the family needs the leader to lead, for example, the nurturing and development of the next generation, the support of elderly parents, and the planning of family events. Most leaders are better at leading either the enterprise or the family, but few are naturally inclined in both areas. Lansberg calls for family enterprise leaders to become “ambidextrous leaders” — to build their skills in both arenas. This can allow the family enterprise to take advantage of the paradoxes of a family enterprise and turn these potentially confounding ambiguities into strategic advantages.
The 4 fields of development for Purposeful Leaders
In this short Introduction To Purposeful Leadership Founder and CEO of The Holos Group, Dr. Richard Harmer, shares the four fields of development for being a more Purposeful Leader: 1) authenticity; 2) wisdom; 3) participation; and 4) generativity. In cultivating their capacity in these four foundational fields of development Purposeful Leaders become adaptive in navigating life ambiguity and work complexity.
A robust, authentic model for creating and clearly articulating a personal leadership philosophy
Based on leadership expert Mike Figliuolo’s popular “Leadership Maxims” training course, One Piece of Paper teaches decisive, effective leadership by taking a holistic approach to defining one’s personal leadership philosophy. Through a series of simple questions, readers will create a living document that communicates their values, passions, goals and standards to others, maximizing their leadership potential.
- Outlines a clear approach for identifying a concise and meaningful set of personal leadership maxims by which leaders can live their lives
- Explains and applies four basic aspects of leadership: leading yourself, leading the thinking, leading your people, and leading a balanced life
- Generates a foundational document that serves as a touchstone for leaders and their teams
Simple, applicable, and without pretense, One Piece of Paper provides a model for real leadership in the real world.