02 May Use of Self: Two Leadership Approaches to Transformation
A reactive leadership approach to transformation is like being on autopilot; Reactive leaders rely on their experience, what worked before and their dominant leadership style assuming it works in all situations.
A conscious leadership approach to transformation is characterized by greater internal and external awareness. Conscious leaders witness their own internal experience and the experience of others who are being impacted by the transformationᶦ.
Effective change leader have an expanded awareness that helps them pay attention to the subtle human dynamics at play in transformation. This conscious approach allows them to stop and determine if they are reacting out of habit or adapting their way of being to the situation at hand.
MNCG helps leaders expand their awareness to see how their way of being is impacting others and make conscious choices that enable transformation.
ᶦBeyond Change Management, Anderson, Ackerman Anderson 2001