Use The Leadership Wheel to help you lead the way – every day
Leadership is a journey, not a destination. And because of the circular, cyclical nature of this leadership journey, it sure does help to have a leadership wheel to help you accomplish your leadership challenges – and speed you on your journey.
How can The Leadership Wheel help the hard-pressed leader today accomplish those challenges?
How The Leadership Wheel can help you every day
First, The Leadership Wheel is built around the massive research that has gone into The Leadership Challenge. We’re talking of over 30+ years of research in over 40 different countries. So there is nothing theoretical about this – it is based on empirical research, and sound.
More importantly though, the research has found out what followers expect of their leaders. Taking the followers perspective means that we can be confident that, if we apply the Practices in the Leadership Wheel, we will get the results that we desire. If you would like to find out more about the Five Practices in The Leadership Challenge, you can read a summary here.
This ensures the Leadership Wheel is effective.
The Leadership Wheel also links the Real to the Ideal. It does this by starting with the concept of power. Very few leadership tools (if any at all) do this. This one does.
The first victory to win is the Private Victory. That means, mastering power. It’s impossible for leaders to Model the Way (the First Practice in the Leadership Wheel) without first winning their Private Victory, and thus mastering power.
The process is an ongoing one, and the more they go through it, the more leaders start to win their Public Victories.
This means using the skill sets contained within the Leadership Wheel to mobilise their followers effectively, by acting on the 5 Practices of Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. These are the Practices that followers have said they want their leaders to have, from the research covered in The Leadership Challenge.
If you want to use The Leadership Wheel, do this…
You can download a pdf version of The Leadership Wheel here.