This is AQ (Awareness Quotient) Leadership. The purpose of this site is to directly contribute to the rapid, exponential growth in our leadership understanding and performance. As a leader, and I use that word in the broadest of terms, there is so much more available to us and required of us in this most complex and rapidly changing environment.
Yet, in order for us to position ourselves to finally fulfil the deeper promise of leadership… to provide the level of guidance, support and service that our teams and organizations require of us… to begin to live and lead from our deeper purpose… we must come to further clarity regarding what leadership really is. We must be clear about the foundational drivers of higher levels and expressions of leadership. And we must both understand and walk the path along the full progression of leadership.
The status quo of leadership is failing us and those we serve on so many levels. The gap has continued to widen related to what is needed from leaders and what is being delivered. And this is not because these leaders are “bad” or “dumb”. It is simply because our understanding of leadership has not kept pace with the revolutionary change we are all experiencing. The evolution of leadership understanding and practice has been far too slow to keep up. And the negative results of this gap have continued to grow. That is why The Leadership Revolution: Because Evolution Takes Too Long is so timely.
This site is dedicated to providing leaders everywhere with the clear, practical guidance necessary to support our own exploration and journey towards our highest level of leadership understanding and performance… our own expression of leadership mastery, in the here and now.
Through the active exploration of this blog and through the more detailed explanations in the associated book, we will begin to quite rapidly move beyond the ordinary, status quo of leadership and onto our own personal journey of extraordinary leadership service and impact.
And this higher-level leadership understanding, performance and results can begin to occur in the here and now of our complex environments. We are not talking about some complex leadership theory that takes years of study to understand and apply. The Leadership Revolution is focused on the reality of our duty, responsibility and the privilege of our role as a leader. And because of this focus, our leadership understanding and performance can be “up-leveled” almost immediately.
Additionally, the AQ Model of Leadership Development also illuminates a proven methodology for “up-leveling” the performance of others, in real time. This is one of the true missing links in most leadership development approaches. We no longer need to wait for others to “get on board” or “buy in” to our team’s and organization’s mission and vision for them to improve their performance to the ever-increasing levels that our complex environments require. The approach shared throughout the AQ Model bypasses these outdated, suboptimal approaches to engaging others with their commitment and best effort. The AQ model is not a push strategy… it is a pull strategy that powerfully and efficiently supports our understanding and growth in real time.
The blog posts that follow are grounded in the realities that our teams and organizations face, and their purpose is to provide practical insights, approaches and strategies that can be modified as needed to take our leadership understanding and practice far beyond the status quo, and into the best version and deeper purpose of our leadership. This is why we are here! This is The Leadership Revolution that I am talking about!
Enjoy the journey.