The leadership model that the LEADERS Foundation is proposing is a collaborative leadership model found at the junction of three major focus points:
- Purpose: we begin developing personal leadership through a self-knowledge process that starts from values, convictions, stances and continues with competencies and new visions about the future. Awareness allows you to work with others that have different fortes than yours, and proper asset coordination is a key aspect of collaborative leadership. That way, you can easily transfer the leading role and be aware from where and when you are needed. Finding your purpose is an important component of the leadership model promoted by LEADERS. We believe in authentic leadership manifested in any field regardless of the level of seniority. That is why we wish that the people we meet during our programs to discover their purpose and develop a behavior that enables them to achieve progress in their specific field.
- Collaboration: the framework shifts from leading others to leading WITH others. Therefore, collaboration gains a bigger importance in the leadership model that LEADERS wants to promote. We believe in taking up a role in the team that is consistent with purpose, with each individual’s fortes, the leadership that the LEADERS foundation wants to grow is dependent on the power of connection, dialogue, and empathy.
- Systemic thinking: A system is an entity that has interdependent parts; it is defined by its limits and it is more than the sum of its parts (subsystem). Understanding the world, the system, is a very important ability that we are inspiring unto young leaders. The systemic thinking that participants will find in the LEADERS programs entails the interdependence of economic, politic, and social factors, meaning that any action fulfilled by them, the same as the butterfly effect, will determine dynamic changes in other systems as well.