THE CREATIVE LEADERSHIP
COMPETENCIES measure key leadership behaviors
and internal assumptions that lead to a high fulfillment, high
achievement organizational culture.
The Relating Dimension measures
the extent to which leaders in your organization relate to others
in a way that brings out the best in people, groups and organizations.
It measures how well the leadership culture of the organization
builds quality relationships, fosters teamwork, collaborates, develops
people, involves people in decision making and planning, and demonstrates
a high level of interpersonal skill.
The Self-Awareness Dimension measures
leadership’s orientation to ongoing professional and personal
development, as well as the degree to which inner self-awareness
is expressed through high integrity leadership. It is a measure
of emotional and interpersonal maturity. It also measures the extent
to which the culture encourages the kind of personal/professional
development that results in personal mastery.
The Authenticity Dimension measures
your leaders’ capability to relate to others in an authentic,
courageous, and high integrity manner. It measures the extent to
which their leadership is authentic—not masked by organizational
politics, looking good, winning approval, etc. It also measures
their ability to take tough stands, bring up the "un-discussables" (risky
issues the group avoids discussing), to openly deal with relationship
problems, and share personal feelings/vulnerabilities about a situation.
Courage in the workplace involves authentically and directly dealing
with risky issues in one-to-one and group situations.
The Systems Awareness Dimension measures
the degree to which your awareness is focused on whole system improvement
and on community welfare (the symbiotic relationship between the
long-term welfare of the community and the interests of the organization).
The Achieving Dimension measures
the extent to which leaders offer visionary, authentic, and high
achievement leadership. It measures the extent to which leaders
encourage a focus on achieving end results that are at once purposeful
and strategic. It measures the creative use of power and effective
THE REACTIVE LEADERSHIP
STYLES are ways of leading that have significant
strengths associated with them, but also reflect inner beliefs
and behavior that limit effectiveness, authentic expression,
and empowering leadership.
The Controlling Dimension measures
the extent to which leaders establish a sense of personal worth
through task accomplishment and personal achievement. It measures
the extent to which leaders push themselves and others hard and
use overly driven and aggressive tactics to get others to do what
The Protecting Dimension measures
the extent to which leaders act to protect themselves and establish
a sense of worth/security by emotionally withdrawing and remaining
distant, hidden, aloof, cynical, superior, and/or rational. This
stance is often intellectually bright, but overly critical and
The Complying Dimension measures
the extent to which leaders act in ways that are overly conservative,
cautious, and/or polite. It measures the extent to which leaders
get a sense of self-worth and security by complying with the expectations
of others rather than acting on what they intend and want.