Leadership vision and dynamic spiral

Leadership vision and dynamic spiral

PURPLE: TRIBAL & COMMUNITARIAN

  • Central theme: Let us satisfy the spirits and preserve the tribe by respecting the rites and the elders
  • Beliefs and actions:
    • Show allegiance to chiefs, elders, clan
    • Preserve sacred "objects", places, rites, memories
    • Follow the natural cycles and rituals of passage
    • Support each other to hold on and last
  • Leader's opposition:
    • People belong to the group and favouritism protects them.
    • Workers are dedicated to the organisation and follow the paternalistic leader, who honours the will of the elders.
    • Everyone will accept to sacrifice themselves if necessary for the survival of the group.
    • People adhere to traditions and habits without questioning or changing them.

RED: EXPLOITATION & EGOCENTRISM

  • Central theme: Be who you are and do what you want now
  • Beliefs and actions:
    • Satisfy instincts and urges immediately
    • Avoiding shame, defending your reputation, being respected
    • Enjoy your full rights immediately and without remorse
    • Do not worry about consequences and dominate others
  • Leader's oppositions:
    • People need to be dominated by someone stronger than them to control their instincts.
    • Workers will follow as long as their basic needs are met.
    • Those who have" deserve things because of their rank.
    • Those who don't" probably also deserve their situation and have no reason to complain.
    • Paying" brings results, no one can be trusted and everything has a price.

BLUE: MORALITY & AUTHORITY

  • Central theme: Life has meaning, direction and purpose and outcomes are predictable
  • Beliefs and actions:
    • Find the purpose and meaning of life
    • Seek and maintain order and stability everywhere
    • Controlling impulses and feeling guilt
    • Accept divine decisions / human condition
    • Live justly and virtuously
  • Leader's Positions:
    • The destiny of humanity: working for Justice and Truth.
    • People must be shown what to do and punished to learn.
    • Workers are parts of a system and they fulfil the roles for which they are intended.
    • A higher authority is recognised, accepted and respected.
    • Workers are loyal to the organisation which guarantees their safety and well-being.

ORANGE: RATIONAL & ECONOMICAL

  • Central theme: Act in your own interest and play to win
  • Beliefs and actions:
    • Gaining autonomy and independence and playing to win
    • Be optimistic, take risks and earn your success
    • Thrive through strategy, technology and competition
    • Progressing through the search for the best options and solutions.
  • Leader's Positions:
    • People are motivated by the opportunity to obtain material rewards.
    • Competition improves productivity and promotes growth.
    • Experimentation brings out the truth and everything can be improved.
    • Workers want to be better and have more influence on others
    • Success in the here and now is evidence of rewards in the future.

GREEN: SOCIAL & COMMUNITY

  • Central theme: Seek peace within yourself and explore with others the protective dimension of community
  • Beliefs and actions:
    • Freeing people from dogma and greed
    • Develop a sense of community and unity
    • Feelings and compassion: stronger than cold rationality
    • Exploring one's own and others' internal states
    • Sharing societal resources and seeking harmony
  • Leader's oppositions:
    • People want to be with and be accepted by their peers as friends.
    • Sharing and participating leads to better results than competition.
    • Emotions must be taken into account, and suffering avoided.
    • Everyone in the organisation has a say and should be included
    • The organisation is responsible for the well-being of the community.

YELLOW: EXISTENTIAL & SYSTEMIC

  • Central theme: Live responsibly, in full awareness of who you are and learn to become
  • Beliefs and actions:
    • Accepting the inevitability of things and natural flows
    • Focus on what works, competence, flexibility and spontaneity
    • Situate yourself in a natural mix of uncertainty and complexity
    • Demand open and integrative systems
  • Leader's Positions:
    • People like work that fits who they are.
    • Workers need free access to information, tools and materials.
    • Organisations/structures are only transitory states.
    • Learning and understanding motivate people, not pay or punishment.
    • People have skills and abilities that are ok.