The Quadrants of Influence:
If contributing to social progress is one of your goals, this guide is essential reading. It provides a compass for navigating your leadership potential and effectiveness: the forms, functions and dynamics of leadership from the special perspective of being an agent of social change.
The Sphere of Leadership is a model that is both simple and capable of great depth, providing insights on how leadership influence operates and how it impacts on culture and relationships. The guide is written in an informal and accessible style to provide a set of practical frameworks and tools for leaders with a cause
Creating support for social change requires broad based, strong, value grounded relationships that are more demanding than standard leader follower connections. Cause Leaders navigate relationships to generate and mobilise active enthusiasts in a competitive environment for causes and followings.
This guide uses The Sphere of Leadership to examine how commitments are considered by potential followers, prospective leaders are assessed and a following secured. It gives a fresh reality check on the nature of following and leading from the closest change of crew team members to the more distant stakeholders.
The Leadership Identikit:
Social progress is seldom achieved as a solo project with one movement of followers, but is negotiated with leaders of the status quo and those with synergies and contributions to offer in transforming the environment. Navigating the currents of leadership power is the subject of this guide, which categorises the nature of leaders, providing an identikit.
Whether the cause is to transform a whole system, an organisation, a facility or an operation, competing leadership influences will need careful treatment. The guide presents how to both harness positive power and handle power that is resisting the change.