Leadership Development

For many, traditional leadership promoted a division of labour, individualism; control “over” others; clear boundaries, information and responsibilities by levels and functions; and organizational goals, targets, rules, standards. 

To be successful, today’s leaders must learn to how join, come together, connect, build relationship and develop community; control “with” others; create an absence of boundaries, with a sharing or information and  responsibility, promoting unity and wholeness; and developing a common ground of shared vision, values, norms, outcomes.

In other words they need to adhere to principles of fusion leadership. Drawing a metaphor from physics, fusion leadership seeks to bind employees together whereas traditional leadership methods was in many ways divisive and tended to drive them apart.

Leadership today includes being both a strategist and visionary; a commander and a storyteller; a change agent and a servant. Characteristics central to servant leadership include listening, empathy, potential for healing one’s self and others, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, stewardship, commitment to growth of people and building community.

Becoming a leader is a path of continuous learning. Learn more about how McKinley can help you along that path.

Looking In, Looking Out for Leaders

Fusion Leadership

Leading Others

Servant Leadership