Different people approach the concept of winning in different ways. Some people run into it; some crawl slowly towards it; others walk right past it or run away from it, hoping to meet it at another time or place. Some even say that "the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese" -- they think that the difference between winning and losing is all about who gets to keep the prize, and so "the end justifies the means". But that is far from the truth about real leadership!
At nanoKnowledge® , we take a different approach to leadership. Most people know that for leaders to exist, there must be followers. But to be a leader, you need to know how to build your following. We teach our clients how and when to use different leadership styles, such as the 'First Follower Principle' described in the video below.
Because leadership is a product of two or more people trying to move together from one point to another, knowing how to apply different leadership styles helps a leader respond more effectively in different kinds of situations along the journey. Evidently, certain styles are more suited to particular situations. For example: a structured leader may be more likely to succeed in a situation where process is important; a facilitative leader may be one who manages a casual or participative group of people; whereas dominant leaders may be needed in organisations where there is a real drive for change.
nanoKnowledge® can help you explore your personality and leadership preferences with confidence. Your leadership style is the means by which you communicate. The more self-aware you are, the more effectively your style will work for you. This means knowing: what you are like; what your preferences are; what your goals are; how other people perceive you and your goals;and how you are motivated to achieve them.
"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for," wrote the American author John Augustus Shedd in Salt from My Attic (1928). At nanoKnowledge®, pioneering leadership is not simply about daring to be different or standing out from the crowd. Rather, it is about a journey that begins with knowing one's own capability to lead.
Having a well-developed awareness and grasp of how to be a pioneering leader will not only give you confidence to make a difference, but will also help command respect from others in your organisation. At nanoKnowledge®, our pioneering leadership programs will help you gain a fuller understanding of what leadership is -- and, by extension, how it will work for your organisation. Our programs range from networking events, to training workshops, to residential team building camps and/or strategy retreats.