The Leadership Mastery Map

In our leadership coaching practice, we see the most successful leaders are looking at their world holistically. They are able to see all aspects of a situation and bring wisdom and sophistication to their decision making processes.

  • They know themselves
  • They understand the culture
  • They can take effective personal action
  • They know their business.

We call this multi-faceted perspective The Leadership Mastery Map™. This model is based on the work of Ken Wilber, a well-known  contemporary philosophical thinker.  It encompasses all of the territory a leader must navigate to be successful.

Two dichotomies emerge from this model: individual versus collective, and subjective versus objective. By using a 2x2 matrix, we can include all perspectives on a particular situation.

It is important because in business, all of the components in each of the quadrants are at play all of the time.   

To successfully implement any plan or decision, it is imperative to take a step     back to make sure that all components impacted by the change are taken             into consideration and planned for.

? Thought Provoker

  • Can you see that by considering all quadrants you will get the big picture?
  • Is there anything that does not fall within one of these quadrants?
  • When evaluating a situation, do you take the perspective from all of these quadrants into account? Not just the business situation (lower right quadrant) and the action needed (upper right quadrant), but also your individual values and beliefs (upper left quadrant) and the social values and beliefs of affected groups (lower left quadrant)?

Observe over the next few days how you evaluate situations and make decisions. You may find yourself seeing things differently by considering all quadrants.

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