EVOLUTIONARY LEADERS are revolutionary by nature. They like to create paradigm shifts, challenge the status quo, and leave a legacy. These type of leaders as self-aware, emotionally intelligent, people orientated, top-end performers. They lead by example and are role models for those who lead. They are addicted to the process of getting better. They lead from a higher purpose and vision, fuelled by making a difference and developing better people, leadership, and results for all concerned.
Evolutionary leaders have a few traits in common that I will share below.
They are transformational. They transform themselves, their people, and the organization to obtain better results through doing less and achieving more. They work on the business and the people to explode business performance. They have a clear vision and work towards this by empowering people and helping them to achieve their potential.
They create collaboration. Developing relationships between all stakeholders requires win-win thinking and behaviours, developing highly independent and interdependent people. They know that silo thinking does not work, and they encourage collaboration between people and business’ units to achieve the goals.
They keep their ego checked. Focusing on being the change that they want to see in the world, they act as role models. They know that they are neither above nor below others. They have confidence and high self-esteem. They value themselves and others, creating trust and strong relationships.
They have integrity. They are transparent, open and vulnerable, genuine and authentic. They are not moved by what other people think about them. They know when they’re doing a good job and know that it’s okay to make mistakes. They are 100% committed to the growth and evolution of themselves and the larger whole.
They are super present. They have the ability to listen deeply and proactively. They are dedicated to connecting with their source through the practice of meditation or mindfulness. They are calm and centred. They ask great questions and empower people to find the answers within.
My hope is that through reading my blog and book you are inspired to develop yourself and your desire to be an Evolutionary Leader. One who is committed to the evolutionary values and behaviours that will transform the results you get at home, in the office, in your community, and on our planet. The way leadership and the people who follow them relate to the planet and all that exists upon her must change. The way we are living on this planet is not sustainable, we are killing our home, which we only have one of, threatening the existence of the human race.
In this critical time, we need to evolve how we think about others and the world at large, how we treat the environment and the nature on it, and how we will act now for our children and our children’s children. To achieve this, a shift in consciousness is required, and that means you. If not, then who? It’s time to evolve—will you?