Seven levels of leadership consciousness – level 6
We’re nearly at the highest level of the seven-level spectrum of leadership consciousness. This is about those leaders who mentor and coach – the people who recognise talent and nurture it.
Leaders at this level are motivated by the need to make a difference in the world. They’re interested in creating mutually beneficial partnerships and strategic alliances with other individuals or groups who share the same goals. They will work with customers and suppliers and produce win-win situations.
They are active in the local community, building relationships that create goodwill. They know how important it is to look after the environment, going beyond mere compliance to operate in an ethical and environmentally-friendly manner. They also recognise and demonstrate inclusiveness in all their work.
When dealing with people, they display empathy, and actively find ways to help their staff find personal fulfilment in their work. They create a nurturing working environment where people can excel, mentoring and coaching staff, to build a pool of talent for the organisation. Their values are so embedded in their personalities that they make decisions intuitively.
Level 6 leaders are at the top of their game. They are true servant leaders.
Being able to put yourself in the shoes of another – whether it’s an individual, an organisation or the planet – makes for a powerful force for mutual benefit. Take a look back at the posts we’ve made on this topic, and see how the positive qualities of leadership consciousness are developing with each level.