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Leading with purpose: a case for soul leadership

Leading with purpose: a case for soul leadership Purpose – This paper seeks to explores the notion that leadership is not the accumulation of leadership skills but the discovery and expression of a leader's true nature. The paper also aims to introduce the concept of the 4Ps of soul leadership. Design/methodology/approach – This paper offers the author's independent perspective and commentary on leadership development in the current organizational context. Findings – The paper finds that the strongest leaders are those that lead through an awareness and expression of their unique 4Ps (passion, purpose, possibilities, place) of soul leadership. This is increasingly true in complex, global environments of unprecedented change. Practical implications – Leadership development (and skill building in general) is more effective if built on a foundation of self‐awareness and connection to an individual's 4Ps. Social implications – Soul leadership encourages individuals and organizations to be the best possible version of themselves. In aligning to one's passions and purpose natural leadership, productivity and creativity are likely to come to the fore, which fuels individual, organizational and societal growth in turn. Originality/value – Reframing leadership as a unique expression of an individual's 4Ps with implications for individuals, organizational leaders and learning and development practitioners. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Development and Learning in Organizations Emerald Publishing

Leading with purpose: a case for soul leadership

Development and Learning in Organizations , Volume 25 (4): 3 – Jun 28, 2011

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1477-7282
DOI
10.1108/14777281111147026
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper seeks to explores the notion that leadership is not the accumulation of leadership skills but the discovery and expression of a leader's true nature. The paper also aims to introduce the concept of the 4Ps of soul leadership. Design/methodology/approach – This paper offers the author's independent perspective and commentary on leadership development in the current organizational context. Findings – The paper finds that the strongest leaders are those that lead through an awareness and expression of their unique 4Ps (passion, purpose, possibilities, place) of soul leadership. This is increasingly true in complex, global environments of unprecedented change. Practical implications – Leadership development (and skill building in general) is more effective if built on a foundation of self‐awareness and connection to an individual's 4Ps. Social implications – Soul leadership encourages individuals and organizations to be the best possible version of themselves. In aligning to one's passions and purpose natural leadership, productivity and creativity are likely to come to the fore, which fuels individual, organizational and societal growth in turn. Originality/value – Reframing leadership as a unique expression of an individual's 4Ps with implications for individuals, organizational leaders and learning and development practitioners.

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Development and Learning in OrganizationsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 28, 2011

Keywords: Leadership; Leadership development; Self assessment

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