Four Pillars of Leadership

Leadership development has always been important, but it has become a big buzz word in the wake of the economic crash we experienced in recent years.  Throughout the 80’s and 90’s we seemed to lose focus on what was important and rationalized all sorts of behaviors as long as we achieved the end result.

It wasn’t a new theme for humanity.  “The end’s justifies the means” cliché has been around for ages.  But in the chase for the golden ring, we once again found a lot of our companies lacking true leadership.

They had people in those positions, but position doesn’t make leaders.  True leaders are developed when they follow “The Four Pillars of Leadership.”

Leadership is all based on Foundational Core Values.™  If you forsake those, everything else falls down.Pillars of Leadership B&W

The four pillars are:

  1. Relationship Development
  2. Talents and Strengths
  3. Accountability
  4. Personal Development

Only when these pillars remain firm on the foundation of Foundational Core Values™ can a true leader emerge.

The real problem of leadership is the foundation on which their leadership is built.  If one doesn’t know their Foundational Core Values™ and are not committed to them regardless of the outcome, their foundation may be based on things like:

  1. What others say is important
  2. Whatever is popular
  3. My emotions of the moment
  4. Whatever gets me what I want

And we wonder why there is such inconsistency in leadership within companies.

If all leadership knew what their Foundational Core Values™ were, and they were committed to them, there would be a greater level of consistency within the company because all good values integrate and meld with other good values.

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About Johnny Walker

Johnny Walker is an executive coach, and corporate facilitator and speaker. As a licensed channel partner with Integrity Solutions, and the author of Foundational Core Values training, Johnny offers concrete processes that enable your people do what they do best, more often, more consistently and more effectively. Visit www.JohnnyWalker.Co and www.FoundationalCoreValues.com for more information on how he can help you and your team make it to the next level of success!
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