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    ExcellenceL E A D E R S H I P

    THE MAGAZINE OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, MANAGERIAL EFFECTIVENESS, AND ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY

    PETER M. SENGE, C.

    OTTO SCHARMER,JOSEPH JAWORSKI, ANDBETTY SUE FLOWERS

    Alternative FutureWe see an awakeningor enlightenment . . . . . . . 3

    DAVE LOGAN, JOHNKING AND HALEEFISCHER-WRIGHT

    Tribal LeadershipElevate your tribe . . . . . . .4

    WARREN BENNIS ANDNOEL TICHY

    Judgment TrumpsExperienceWhere do you put yourmoney and your vote?. . . 5

    LARRY BOSSIDY

    What Your LeaderExpects of You

    Seven behaviors drive

    growth and get results . . .6

    MARGARET J. WHEATLEY

    Self-Organized NetworksThis is the real word thatwe reject at our peril. . . . .7

    GARY BRADT

    Winning Culture. . . . . .8

    JIM CHAMPY

    X-EngineeringTake seven steps. . . . . . . . 9

    IRA CHALEFF

    Let the Middle LeadThey have the energyto improve things. . . . . . 10

    MIKE FRIESEN

    Emergency LeadershipLearn five lessons frommilitary pilots. . . . . . . . . 11

    MARSHALL GOLDSMITH

    AND MARILYN MCLEODThought LeadershipIdentify internal andexternal thought leaders. .12

    DAVID W. GILL

    Excellence and EthicsOne leads to the other. . .13

    G. THOMAS HERRINGTONAND PATRICK T. MALONE

    Cracking the CodeLeadership is about whole-hearted followership. . . .14

    MICHAEL LEIMBACH

    Form and EssenceYou need both elements. .15

    ADRIANNE AHERN

    Fire or Re-Wire?Learn to deal effectivelywith problem people. . . .16

    RON MORRISON

    A Leaders Greatest GiftGive the welcome giftof encouragement. . . . . . 16

    CHRISTOPHER RICE

    CEO ComplaintsThese often signaldestructive issues. . . . . . 17

    BRUCE D. SCHNEIDER

    Shifting EnergyLook more for what isright than wrong. . . . . . .18

    QUINT STUDER

    Five Leadership TacticsMake a connection withkey people every day. . . .19

    RANDY SPITZER

    Wise CounselLeadershipIt boosts engagement . . .20

    VO L . 25 NO . 2 F E B R UARY 2008

    Tribal Leadership

    The core capacity needed to realize

    an emerging future is presence, and

    the heart of leadership development is upgrading the

    effectiveness of the tribal culture and the leaders judgment.

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    RECENTLY ON A FLIGHT FROMPhoenix to Salt Lake City,I enjoyed a panoramic view

    of the Grand Canyon, one of the naturalwonders of the world.

    Again this month, as I peruse the busi-ness press, Im impressed with the GrandCanyon gap between the results deliveredby authentic versus counterfeit leaders (nat-ural wonders of their own worlds). The pri-mary cause of counterfeit? Erosion ofvision, purpose, passion, ethics, discipline,and willpower. The primary product of

    counterfeit leadership? SILT (suboptimalimplementation of leadership talent).

    Because every other business magazineis caught up in the news and views ofcelebrity leaders, we try to reinforce themoral True North of authentic leadership.

    Two decades before Bill George, formerCEO of Medtronic, authored Authentic Lead-ership and True North, I was writing articlesand book chapters on these topics with Ste-phen Covey. Im pleased to see these conceptsfind homes at www.authleadership.com andwww.truenorthleaders.com. The AuthenticLeadership Institute is identifying many of

    the best examples (Anne Mulcahy at Xerox,Kevin Sharer at Amgen, GEs Jeff Immelt,Howard Schultz at Starbucks, and MarilynCarlson Nelson at Carlson Group), and weare featuring their thought leadership.

    What Authentic Leaders Do

    I like what Robin S. Sharma, president ofSharma Leadership and author of

    MegaLiving (wisdom@robinsharma.com),wrote about 10 things authentic leaders do:

    1. They speak their truth. We often saythings to please others or look good. Authen-tic leaders consistently talk truth, using wordsaligned with who they are. Speaking truth isabout being clear, honest, and authentic.

    2. They lead from the heart. Leadership isabout people. The best leaders wear their

    hearts on their sleeves and show their vul-nerability. They genuinely care about otherpeople and spend time developing them.

    3. They have rich moral fiber. Who you arespeaks louder than anything you say.Strength of character is true powerand peo-ple can feel it. Authentic leaders walk theirtalk. People trust, respect and listen to them.

    4. They are courageous. It takes courageto go against the crowd, be a visionary, anddo what you think is right. Many peoplewalk the path of least resistance. Authenticleaders take the road less traveled.

    5. They build teams and create communi-

    ties. People are looking for a sense of com-munity in their work, a sense of connection.Authentic leaders create workplaces thatfoster linkages and lasting friendships.

    6. They deepen themselves.Authenticleaders know themselves, nurture a strongself-relationship, know their weaknesses,play to strengths, and transcend fears.

    7. They are dreamers. Authentic leadersdare to dream impossible dreams, new pos-sibilities. They create blueprints and fantasiesthat lead to better products and services.

    8. They care for themselves. Taking careof your body is a sign of self-respect. Auth-

    entic leaders eat well, exercise, care for theirbodies, and perform at high levels.

    9. They commit to excellence rather thanperfection. Authentic leaders commit toexcellence in all that they do. They raise thestandards. What would your life look like ifyou raised your standards beyond whatanyone could ever imagine of you?

    10. They leave a legacy. To live in thehearts of people is to never die. Success iswonderful; significance is better. You buildlegacy by adding value to everyone thatyou deal with and leaving the world better.

    What would your life and leadership

    look like, how brightly would your lightshine, if you stepped out of the limitationsthat keep you small and stretched yourselfinto the place that you know you are meantto be? asks Sharma. Authentic leadershipis all about being the person you know inyour heart you are destined to be. It does notcome from your title or paycheckit comesfrom your being and the person you are.

    May you become a more authentic leaderthis year with Leadership Excellence. LE

    C o u n t e r f e i t l e a d e r s h i p c o m e s a t a h i g h c o s t .

    by Ken Shelton

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    Leadership Excellence (ISSN 8756-2308), pub-lished monthly by Executive Excellence Publishing,1806 North 1120 West, Provo, UT 84604.

    Article Reprints:For reprints of 100 or more, please contact theeditorial department at 801-375-4060 or sendemail to editorial@eep.com.

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    Authentic Leaders Add ValueE . D . I . T . O . R S N . O . T . E

    2 L e a d e r s h i p E x c e l l e n c e

    Bill George Robin Sharma

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    But living systems, such as your bodyor a tree, create themselves. They arenot mere assemblages of their partsbut are continually growing. And, thegenerative field of a living systemextends into its environment and con-nects the two. For example, every cellcontains identical DNA information

    for the larger organism, yetcells also differentiate asthey mature because cellsdevelop a kind of socialidentity according to theircontext and what is neededfor the health of the largerorganism. When a cellsmorphic field deteriorates,its awareness of the wholedeteriorates. A cell thatloses its social identityreverts to blind, undifferen-tiated cell division (cancer), which can

    threaten the life of the larger organism.To appreciate the relationship

    between parts and wholes in livingsystems, you simply need to gaze up atthe nighttime sky. You see all of the skyvisible from where you stand. Yet thepupil of your eye, fully open, is lessthan a centimeter across. Somehow,light from the whole of the sky mustbe present in the space of your eye.Light from the entirety of the night-time sky is present in every spacenomatter how small. This same phenom-enon is evident in a hologram, r

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