Effective leadership is the result of influence developed through relationship. There is a difference between positional leadership and relational leadership. Through positional leadership the follower is obligated to follow based on rank or seniority. Through relational leadership the follower desires to follow based on trust established through relationship; this in turn results in influence. When the positional leader becomes a relational leader, followers who were once obligated to fall in line will now desire to fall in line, because trust has been established. When trust is established the leader is now able to positively influence the team, in order to achieve the desired mission.
A well-rounded leader is one who is able to anticipate and meet the needs of those who depend on them in the professional sector as well as in their private affairs. An effective leader does not turn their leadership off when they get home. They are one who attends to the needs of their family, ensuring their children are properly cared for and their spouse is fulfilled.
Authentic leadership in the home will always be reflected in the workplace.
With these things in mind, it is the goal of Leadership Development to work with leaders to help them realize their full potential to lead. This can be in the corporate board room, or the Little League field. When leaders develop their ability to communicate the mission and clearly define a process to accomplish the mission goals, those who follow will understand that even they are leaders in their area of responsibility. A successful leader is one who is able to reproduce and empower future leaders.
Leadership reproducibility is at the very core of Leadership Development.
Leadership Development meets its established mission by adhering to the following core-values: