The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) announces today the launch of its new brand purpose, mission and promise. As the association reflects on the past six decades of representing the quality standard in executive search and leadership consulting, The Association of Executive Search Consultants and its global membership also look to the future of the profession in a rapidly changing business environment.
Holistic leadership refers to a leadership model where the leader sees one’s self as more than a “leader,” but also owns in-depth understanding of others as followers within an environment. Thus, leadership itself is a journey that leads all who are involved in a transformation or a transforming experience. In other words, it is a comprehensive approach to leading others.
Leadership is an interesting and a “mysterious” subject, as it is both science and art. It’s identifiable, but can be quite challenging to measure quantitatively. Charisma, character, competence, creativity and care are the 5Cs used to recognize a leader. And the culmination of those 5Cs is “leading by example.”
Change is always challenging because it shakes the status quo. During planning and execution processes, any attempt to change the existing condition would likely result in various pros and cons. When the people involved are showing a strong con, it is said that they are “resisting.” The forms of resistance may be of any shade, ranging from indifference to going on a strike.
Be yourself. How often do we hear this? Millions of times. Of course, being completely comfortable with ourselves is key to a fruitful and successful life. However, in the corporate world, you'd need to be a little more than your plain self. You need to be the smartest version of your own self.
Leadership approaches depend on the dominant culture or confluence of cultures and subcultures. According to leadership expert Juana Bordas, in today’s globalized world, multicultural leadership combines influences, practices, and values of the diverse culture in a respectful and productive manner. It also requires awareness on various situations, contexts, and assumptions.
Of all leadership styles, servant leadership is among the rarest, which is understandable due to the rare leadership qualities required. The combination of personality traits that would make up the “servant leader” cannot be found easily among available candidates or, even, the world’s population.