PKF Texas – Entrepreneur’s Playbook®:Player vs. Victim Leadership I

by | Nov 27, 2009 | PKF Texas - The Entrepreneur's Playbook®

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In Jim Collins book Good to Great the concept of Level 5 Leadership is discussed.  And while Collins can identify the traits of a Level 5 Leader, he indicated that in his research, he wasn’t able to identify how to develop Level 5 Leadership within an organization.  That’s a pretty strong statement from a highly respected author on the subject of “Leadership”.

Recently, I introduced you to some concepts of Leadership that I have come to understand as Conscious Business.  Conscious Business was written by Fred Kofman who I believe has developed a framework for the development of leaders within any organization.  Over the next few weeks, I will share with you some of the concepts discussed in Conscious Business that I believe can help any business owner, manager or CEO begin a program of leadership development within your organization.

Previously we have covered the concept of being a knower or a learner.  Today I would like to introduce another concept of leadership that I believe is important to success in today’s every changing environment.   This concept is known as being “response-able”.  Or, otherwise being a known as “player” versus playing the “victim” to events that happen to you.

This concept is exactly as it sounds.  Taking responsibility for your own behavior, irrespective of what environmental forces you face.  I will leave a small tidbit with you, if you are late for a meeting because of another meeting running over, or, arriving late for a meeting because of traffic, and you didn’t notify the party you are running late to meet, you have taken the role of playing the victim.

As we continue our journey through Conscious Business, I hope many of you will comment on the concepts we offer for your consideration.


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