Profiles of Leaders

The morning continued on from yesterday where the Brothers concentrated on the various toxins that may be preventing the Brothers from moving on.  Donal then explained the four types of leadership: Traditional, Participative, Visionary and Co-Creative.  One could say that the order listed here reflects the development over the years as to how our leaders and leadership teams functioned.

David continued the conversation, introducing the work of George Kohlreiser who classified leaders as courageous, controlling, closet and cocoon.  The Brothers formed groups to discuss the observable behaviours of each of these leadership types, and to identify the qualities that each of them might have.  David stressed that the move in the type of leader – from hero to host – is more suitable to a world where the issues are complex and cannot be managed by one person.


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