How To Find Your Perfect Leadership Style (2)

How To Find Your Perfect Leadership Style (2)

January 22, 2011 Email This Post Email This Post Print This Post Print This Post

Just copy it.

This is the fast and effective way to develop your perfect personal leadership style that I mentioned in the last article.

Did you ever meet a person of which you thought “Wow, this is an absolutely brilliant person. I would also like to be so.” A person whose presence made you just cut off your feet because of an unbelievable charisma?

Probably this person has a talent or trait that simply fascinates you. A true role model in some way.

Do you know such a person? Please close your eyes now and think of such an admirable person.

Imagine a situation where you met that person and remember what this meeting affected within you. Imagine for a moment that you could be that person. Get rid of any doubt for just 1 minute assuming that you could be exactly that person.

What do you feel? Take a little time for this exercise.

Once you have completed the exercise successfully, you will feel energized and charged.  You will feel a deep need to go to work starting to become this person.

This feeling tells you that you are on the right way.

The tingling in your body is a great indicator that you have found a role model that really meets your values, goals and beliefs.

The leaders of tomorrow are made of this energy. Exactly this is the reason why our society needs role models.

Learning by imitation. Learning by copying. That’s all. This is the method extremely successful and authentic leaders use every day.

There’s just one rule: “Find yourself a good role model, analyze it as precisely as possible and then: copy it.”

Try to analyze every  movement, intonation, facial expression, posture, volume, respiration, etc. Copy the entire physiology of your role model. This enables you to identify more and more with that person. In the end, you will even think and feel as your role model.

It is actually quite simple.

Gather all the facts you know about the person from the exercise above.

Try to figure out what attitude your role model has towards:

  • Discipline
  • Punctuality
  • Consistency
  • Transparency
  • Sport
  • Children
  • Marriage
  • Conflicts
  • Communication
  • Problems

Try to find out as much as possible about that person. And then just copy it. Become that person. That’s it.

Does that sound weird to you :-) ? Does your inner voice tell you: “You can never be that person! Nobody can copy other persons.  Everyone is absolutely unique. And by the way, nobody can look into the head of other people!”

This reaction is all right and pretty normal. But believe me. It works. I promise to you that it works. I’ve used this technique several times already.

Our brains work like that. Everything what is in your mind can be expressed in forms of words, images, sounds, smells and tastes. That means it can be copied. The internal processes of another person are certainly more difficult to grasp than the external ones that you can obviously see.

But with a little effort, some training and the right questions (if that’s possible) it is not a big problem.

And do you know what’s really exciting? The person you copy doesn’t even have to be a real person!

It may be a fictional character from a novel, film, etc.. It can also be a mixture of very different personalities that you know. Some kind of personality cocktail :-)

There are no restrictions. You can even change your role models all life long. Your role model should only represent your current value and belief systems. You will simply feel it when this happens.

No painful and exhausting adaptation processes any longer. Just focus on the role models that represent exactly the values and goals that you  want to express in each phase of your life.

This finding is really essential. You can be who you want to be. There are no scientific or non-scientific reasons that speak against this insight in some way.

So … tell me, What is your leadership style?

Only you can invent the answer to that question.

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Posted in Leadership Style on Jan 22nd, 2011, 11:24 by haukeborow