A New Perspective on Leadership

Finally, a book and training program that
goes beyond the “leadership-by-lecture”
methods of previous textbooks and popular media.

Many leaders are placed in positions of power due to political connections, formal education, personal charisma, vocational experience, and/or socio-economic status. Although these criteria may have a correlation with leadership ability, they often leave out the fundamental criterion for being a good leader: a person’s personal make-up, or characteristics, as a human being. A leader’s personal inadequacies can often lead to leadership failure.

Potential leaders should be role models for how others intellectualize, socialize, emotionalize, personalize accountability, moralize, and maintain their physical wellbeing while acting as a leader in the lives of others. And although there are relatively few people who can achieve maximum performance in each of the six competencies, a leader who knows his/her flaws in these areas can benefit from recognizing them.

Intellectuality (Thinking Competencies)
• How to concentrate and improve your IQ.
• How to be logical.
• How to put good ideas into practice.

Sociability (Relating Competencies)
• How to utilize body language, facial expression, and voice tone.
• How to use words and verbal techniques.
• How to assess another person.

Emotionality (Feeling Competencies)
• How to identify and regulate your emotions and moods.
• How to identify and manage emotions and moods of others.

Accountability (Personal Responsibility Competencies)
• How to identify personal flaws and deficits.
• How to take responsibility and be accountable for your actions.

Morality (Virtue Competencies)
• How to apply the golden rule.
• How to be fair.
• How to manage moral dilemmas.

Physicality (Physical Well-being Competencies)
• How to maintain a positive physical appearance.
• How to maintain positive physical health.