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Lori Mazan

The Future of Developing Dynamic Leaders

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    Taking the first steps

    Let’s start off by saying now is the time to abandon any ideas of a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership. A successful leader is an authentic leader, and anyone putting up a false front because they feel the need to conform to someone else’s definition of charisma is bound to come across as a phony. And phonies don’t have staying power. We see through these masquerades and no one wants to follow the lead of someone who’s putting on an act. After all, when things get stressful, your real personality is bound to show up.

    The key, therefore, is to find a leadership style that authentically aligns with who you are. The author calls this the unity of opposites. It’s about blending your authentic self with effective leadership traits that may not come naturally to you. When this happens, it creates a magic formula for success. 

    What’s important to recognize here is that there isn’t one single leadership mode. People require different approaches from their leader to accommodate their various motivational styles. So toss aside the golden rule, which tells us that we should treat others as we would like to be treated, and instead embrace the platinum rule, which states: treat others as they wish to be treated.

    One of the reasons why leadership coaching has proven to be a thriving field is because of its personalized approach. In dealing with people on a one-on-one basis, the coach has the opportunity to identify potential problems and, at the same time, emphasize an individual’s hidden potential.

    With that in mind, one of the first things a coach will do is try to identify old habits and outdated thinking that the leader may be holding on to. For example, when a person is promoted to a leadership position, a common challenge is learning to delegate. 

    There’s a certain logic in thinking that you should do a job if you know you can do it better and faster than someone else, but this line of thinking needs an overhaul. Leaders delegate, plain and simple, and helping someone else become better at their job needs to be the new approach. New leaders need to realize that eyes are now on them, and to pay attention to how others are perceiving their actions – this includes what kind of behavior they tolerate and don’t tolerate. These kinds of details set the tone for the working environment.

    Coaches know that the model of the gregarious, extroverted leader is old-fashioned. Introverted leaders have hidden talents that can be pushed to the forefront in coaching sessions. For example, today’s leaders benefit from having keen observational skills and a strong emotional and social intelligence. These are strong skills that a more introverted leader may naturally have. These skills are crucial in helping leaders to recognize that one leadership style isn’t going to cut it.

    Different people require different approaches. It’s something that applies to coaching, and it’s something that applies to successful, dynamic leadership. The key here is to identify and question any outdated ideas that you may be holding on to. Then give yourself permission to explore new ideas.

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    What is Leadership Revolution about?

    Leadership Revolution (2023) explores the dynamics of executive coaching, and provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities in contemporary leadership development. It explains how today’s leaders must adapt to changing environments and cultivate a mindset of continuous growth and improvement.

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    Leadership Revolution (2021) by Lori Mazan is an insightful guide to becoming an effective leader and driving positive change within organizations. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • Featuring practical strategies and techniques, it equips readers with the tools to become impactful leaders and inspire their teams.
    • Drawing from real-life case studies and interviews with successful leaders, the book offers valuable insights and actionable advice.
    • With its compelling exploration of leadership principles and the changing nature of work, it presents a fresh perspective and keeps readers engaged throughout.

    Who should read Leadership Revolution?

    • Managers, executives, and anyone in a leadership role
    • People interested in the field of leadership coaching
    • Professionals in human resources

    About the Author

    Lori Mazan has been an executive coach for over 25 years, working with CEOs and executives from numerous Fortune 100 companies and startups. She is the co-founder and president of Sounding Board, Inc., specializing in applying technology and human-centric approaches to leadership coaching.

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