March 05, 2014

5 Levels of Leadership

Today I was reading about a very interesting concept said by John Maxwell about the 5 levels of leadership, which I found it very interesting to share it on my blog. So to startup with level 1 which is Position and it the lowest level of leadership too. People under this are not leaders they are the bosses and people follow you because of your position and they follow you because they have to follow you. They don’t have any other option because they want to get paid. A leader should aspire more to go beyond this level. The second level is Permission, which can be a startup for a leadership. People in this stage want to follow you because a leader beside its position wants to listen and absorb the notions by its subordinates. If you start valuing your people, they will get along with you because they start liking you. The third level is Production; under this a good leader focuses on make things happen. Leader proves the saying actions speak louder than words. They get the results done. They make an impact on an organization. If you want to go higher you simply have to produce ethically. The Fourth level is the People Development and the emphasis lies on the corporate and the personal productivity. Leader on this level invest their time, money, energy into making others grow as leaders. They tend to focus on development of others. It can become a change for an organization, which can give it a brighter future. The final level of the leadership is the Pinnacle and it is very rare if a person reaches this level. In this stage a person requires a very high skills and some naturally embedded leadership ability. A leader under this stage leads so well that it creates a legacy of leadership in the organization. Under this environment everyone in the organization gets benefited. They make leaders and bring success wherever they go.

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