Talent Talk: What Makes A Level Five Leader
There was an interesting question that came up:
How do we begin to define what a Level Five leader is?
An example I gave to illustrate a Level Five leader: the recently departed Colin Powell (who was still with us at the time this conversation was recorded.)
By working and living the The Big 6 Leadership Principles®, a leader can implement their personhood – and influence your team.
Leadership at a Level Five level is also about humility. Colin Powell was a humble leader – it wasn’t about him, it was about the team and the mission. Level Five leadership is about recognizing the power of servant leadership.
Talent Talk host Chris Dyer pointed out – these aren’t easy things to do! They will take practice. That’s true. It takes time, effort and self-discipline to truly rise up the ladder to Level Five leadership.
Here’s a slightly edited audio of my conversation on Talent Talk:
The full episode is available here.
Enjoy the journey!
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