The LIVING IT
–A New Way to Lead
— Leadership Framework
The LIVING IT Method is the undercurrent of all LIVE IT’s leader and leadership development. I created this framework to develop leadership and learn about self and others with clarity, structure, and ownership. Leader identity, learning, and building strength are central to this framework, where each person leads themselves and leads others. When enacted, The LIVING IT Method creates a cumulative effect. When one develops their awareness of themselves, takes ownership of their behaviour and develops their leader skills to lead others, it generates a rise in learning and leadership capacity. When multiple people enact the framework within an organization, they also learn and build their leadership capacity. This results in increased self-awareness and knowledge within the whole team, linking them together and allowing truth and trust to be catalysts for authentic communication with each individual and with others.
WE ARE ALL SELF LEADERS
Self-leadership is your ability to masterfully lead yourself. It means knowing who you are and recognizing the impact of your behaviours. Leading self is knowing your strengths, uncovering blind spots, and challenging your assumptions and biases. It is accessing your courage to work through your inner critics and self-limiting beliefs. Self-leadership is believing in your whole self, and when you make mistakes, you reflect to learn and grow from them. Self-leadership isn’t about going through life alone–it is about creating trusting, open and vulnerable partnership(s) to help you move forward. Leading self is making choices in self-care, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, that support your best self. Your values, purpose, and vision guide you; you take ownership and responsibility for your whole self. As a leader of self, you embrace curiosity, self-reflection, and lifelong learning to create your continuous evolution.
WE All LEAD OTHER PEOPLE
Leading others is helping them recognize and unlock their infinite potential. It requires creating a safe, open, authentic space to communicate, reflect, inquire, listen, challenge thinking, and learn where you are, both the teacher and the student. Leading others encourages them (and you) to access their intuition and emotions and use them as data to create more understanding and inform the next steps. Leading others is recognizing their strengths, believing in them, holding their whole self sacred–and empowering them to do the same. This is where you mentor, positively influence and foster lifelong learning.
We are infinite in our possibilities, learning, and growth, which ebb and flow into our understanding of self and others. Our work as leaders is to continue the journey of learning and utilizing your and their potential to reveal and elicit our evolving true selves.
The LIVING IT Method builds foundational leadership qualities.
13 key skills for self-leaders: lifelong learning, self-awareness, self-reflection, reflexivity, curiosity, partnership, self-care, belief, purpose, values, vision, ownership, and responsibility.
13 key skills for leading others: lifelong learning, recognizing potential, fostering reflection, building on strengths, inspiring, nurturing curiosity, utilizing inquiry, championing listening, cultivating intuition, generating reflexivity, delegating, mentoring, and committing to growth.
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