Attributes that must be an inspirational leader:
To better understand the attributes that should be an inspirational leader, we have segmented them in 4 areas:
- Self-confidence: He believes in himself and value what they do.
- Integrity: It acts, personally and professionally, from solid ethical criteria, demonstrating honesty and honesty. He works a job that inspires you.
- Transparency: It is well informed and shares his knowledge and experience with the team.
- Loyalty: Cares for its employees and acts to support them both in situations of success and failure.
2. The company’s strategy
- The “Big Picture” knowledge: has a global vision of the environment and the location of the company in that context, its strategy and reason being.
- Market evolution: is abreast of the latest trends in the market, looking for information on various internal and external sources. It has ability to warn promptly and accurately changes in the environment that may have an impact on the company.
3. Business vision
- Future projection: weighs, with own criteria, performance options, based on data and evidence and its own knowledge and experiences.
- Innovation: It generates new ideas and welcomes proposals for his team. They question traditional approaches from the observation of the environment and their experience.
4. Integration in the team
- Contribution of information: it is available to the team and sends clear messages to his team, sharing the information available at each time.
- Assumption of failures: decisions consciously assuming the consequences of them.
- “Low Profile” in the treatment: it is open to learn from his team and is humble in terms of their knowledge and experience and the relationships established with its partners. It creates a strong connection with his team based on trust and respect.
How affects the figure of the inspirational leader to the company?
It provides an inspiring vision and alignment with the Organization’s strategy. The inspirational leader should imagine the future and make others believe that it is possible to reach it, transmitting clarity in direction and inspiring people to achieve more than you could imagine. The objective is to ensure that people are emotionally committed, responding to the question: “What’s in it for me?”.
It helps people to relate the objectives of the organization with personal goals.The talented professionals are a key ingredient to the success of the Organization and must be able to lead themselves to success.The task of the inspirational leader will be provide a strategic alignment and form your team to become effective leaders in turn.
Analyze opportunities and promotion of creativity. The inspirational leader emphasizes opportunities, not problems. Encourages its partners to question the assumptions, reward the individual and collective contributions and celebrating success.
The inspirational leader creates a climate that fosters the creation of ideas. Experimentation is a process of trial and error and the key to the discovery of new solutions.
It involves people, strengthens the confidence of teams and puts into practice “Crowdsourcing”. The leading INSPIRER will formulate ambitious goals involving partners in the decision-making process, creating confidence and facilitating the autonomy and decision-making capacity.
The decisions and tasks are performed from a philosophy of “Crowdsourcing (*)” where participation becomes the lever of management teams.
Form and train teams. An inspirational leader must form their teams to improve their learning and performance ability. The “coaching” is the key to unleash the potential of your organization, helping people to grow and achieve more.
It promotes teamwork and manage diversity. The diversity of thought, perception, training and experience allow to enhance creativity and innovation. An inspirational leader must build and train interdisciplinary teams, fostering respect and tolerance towards diversity and inviting people from different disciplines and cultures for creative progress.
It encourages the assumption of risk. The leading INSPIRER proposes challenges and failures as learning opportunities, is developing a fault-tolerant and giving people the freedom to fail, learn from failures and start again.
Some examples of inspiring leaders:
Steve Jobs (founder of Apple)
Steven Paul Jobs (San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955 – Palo Alto, California, October 5, 2011), was an entrepreneur and business tycoon in the computer industry and the American entertainment industry. He was co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. and maximum individual shareholder of The Walt Disney Company.
Steve Jobs, possessed a charisma forged based on energy, passion, vision and ability to communicate and move. Speech at Stanford University was one of its most noteworthy interventions:
Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group)
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950), is an English business magnate; known for his Virgin brand, with more than 360 companies comprising Virgin Group. Branson founded his first company at the age of 16, when he published a magazine called Student. In 1972, he opened the Virgin Records record shops chain. And subsequently. He set up Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Branson wrote in his autobiography of the decision to start an airline: “my interest in life comes from my enormous establishment, apparently unattainable and trying to rise above the problems… from the perspective of wanting to live life to the fullest, felt that I had to try”.
Forbes magazine interview:
The inspirational leader attributes:
How can I give me know if I’m an inspiring leader? In order to guide behaviors and attitudes that has the inspirational leaders, we invite you to answer the following questions honestly and rigorously:
I convey clearly the company’s vision, inspiring people to achieve it?
I facilitate people can relate the Organization’s objectives with the personal goals?
Promote creativity, promoting a culture of innovation?
I contribute to the creation of a business climate that encourages experimentation and creating ideas?
Do I put into practice “crowdsourcing”, encouraging participation and transparency in decision-making?
I practice the “coaching” with my teams to improve their learning ability and their performance?
Promoting respect and tolerance for diversity, building teams with people from different disciplines and cultures?
I convey enthusiasm for the objectives achieved and the ones to achieve?
I propose challenges, trying to the failures as learning opportunities?
I contribute to the creation of a relaxed atmosphere in the workplace, that let people have fun and create new things?