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Leadership needs to be balanced from THE. INSIDE OUT, moving from viewing leadership only from its external manifestations (vision, innovation, results, drive . Leadership from the Inside Out, Kevin Cashman's breakthrough business bestseller that clearly connected personal growth to leadership effectiveness, is now. Coercion. Dilemma. Ethics. Favoritism. Norms. Prejudices. Selfless Service. Tenets. Tunnel Vision. Unethical. Values. U2C1L3. Leadership From the Inside Out.

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Cashman, K. (). Leadership From The Inside Out: Seven Pathways to. Mastery. Provo, UT: Executive Excellence Publishing. Overview: Leadership From the. an excerpt from. Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader For Life, 2nd Edition by Kevin Cashman. Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 𝗣𝗗𝗙 | This chapter explains why Leadership is developed by self-awareness and is an "inside-out" quality. Understanding self is key to.

The full text of this article hosted at iucr. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Leadership development is a high priority for African nonprofit organizations, but we know very little about what causes leaders in Africa change their behavior and how. This study found that changes in leadership style, although individual and complex, followed an underlying pattern.

As it was discussed in his book, Cashman believed leadership is a process as well as an intimate expression of who we are.

It has also been emphasized that we have the tendency to view leadership as an external event. To be more precise, Leadership comes from deeper reality within a person. In simple terms leadership is a whole person in action. Therefore, in an organization it is contributing to connecting people to their core values and core talent to their clients as well as their lives. Good, authentic and valued leadership comes from inside of a leader who knows himself. Therefore, it requires brief review to strengthen the foundation of any types of leadership in various types of organizations.

The Role of Self in Leader and Leadership Development Developing as a leader in general is a well-recognized theme among educational leaders as well as business leaders. The requirements mentioned by various educational leader developers emphasize developing oneself by acquiring cognitive and personal strategies or skill development in creativity, goal setting, negotiating and time management in order to become a role model for his or her students.

The self is, however, a loose concept for leaders while it is the stepping stone for self-development. Various studies argue that more self-control, self-estimate and self-confidence are the results of self-awareness and self-development.

As an evidence, research found that there is a correlation between the way in which we perform our roles in our organization and the principles to which we personally ascribe Rue, Such a leader has gone through a process which is called leader development in which the attention is on intrapersonal capabilities such as self-awareness, self-regulation, and self- motivation.

In real practical context, however, these capabilities are essential to be integrative side by side. If such requirements are met, the leader needs to take leadership development whose emphasis is on interpersonal capabilities such as social awareness and social skills.

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Thus, in social context, a leader needs to interact with other people and the environment in which he is working. The base for leader development is the integration of cognitive, socio- emotional and behavioral skills Degeling and Adrian, These qualities are strengthened by attributes such a self-awareness, trust, practical, social, and general intelligence needed for leadership.

Goleman , in research with more than large global companies, concluded that traditional qualities associated with leadership are insufficient.

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The traditional qualities emphasized that IQ would be the main quality which is necessary for leadership whereas Goleman introduced EQ as one of the essential qualities of a leader.

Success needs more than IQ which has tended to ignore essential behavioral and character elements. Popper and Raanan also argued that the development of self-efficacy and awareness of others are taken into consideration by leadership development. Those who have higher social and personal competences have higher degree of self-awareness, and they have more tendency towards self- development. These people are less ego-centric and have more care for others and more dominance over themselves and have more consistent emotions and are less defensive as Howard and Douglas stated.

Leaders with high EQ pay more attention to how they control themselves and their relationships Goleman et al. Other scholars such as Kouzes and Posner claimed that concepts such as self-confidence in leadership reflect having more probability to try difficult leadership tasks. The concept of self-confidence in leadership makes a distinction between effective leadership and that of ineffective one in difficult situations.

Some more scholars such as Kets de Vries also see it as essential quality for charismatic leadership. Karp believed that self is a vague concept in practical leadership though the concept of self is much discussed in various researches on leadership.

Tabrizi and Michael believe that from the moment we are born we have to face and experience various events which associate memories into a story-the story of who we are. These memories, events and experiences made a choice and reflect a story about who I am.

The story of our past is so strong that we hear that I believe my past has made me who I am today. This linkage between the past and who I am is a foolish concept which contains the essence of true self when we express subjective narrative we repeat over and over in our mind Tabrizi and Michael, The Fish tank metaphor as these authors mentioned is reflecting the true trend of life and it seems essential to clear out the fish tank which is tarnished with negative thoughts.

The main point regarding our true self is not how we look in appearance or what we have in our thoughts. It is emphasized that lack of control of our thoughts is not essentially bad; it is an indication of we are not our thoughts.

It seems difficult to learn that there is a distinction between our thoughts and what we know as our true self.

This realization is known as awareness. This is also true that our emotions also are not what we are though they may affect our behavior but it is not a part of our true core self. In fact, we are not the emotion we experience at any given time. In simple terms if we bring it together we are not the function of the human ego. The ego is defined by Tolle as the blue print for dysfunction that every human being carries within.

Consequently, it is the initial step if you are honest with yourself. Therefore, Knowing is the first step in which awareness has a crucial role.

Inside-Out Effect: Transformation from True Self True self is the root for a successful and sustainable futuristic leadership. Such a framework helps an individual experience the Inside-Out Effect which affects his performance.

Based on the findings in developmental psychology, Dweck classified individuals into two groups: those who have growth mindset and those who enjoy fixed mindset.

The growth mindset individuals are more open to challenges and show more resistance while facing hurdles and try to learn more from their failures and see their attempts as the route to dominant mastery. On the other side of this coin, individuals who have fixed mindset believe their abilities are static and inner. These individuals avoid facing challenges and submit to difficulties and neglect feedbacks which are negative but useful. Cashman also emphasized on personal mastery and believed that each individual is being called to lead by making connections among life experiences, values and talents under certain conditions.

These connections would lead to a meaningful context. In his book, The Fifth Discipline, Senge also believed that individuals who have dominant personal mastery have awareness of their ignorance, their incompetence, their growths and strengths and self- confident.

Besides, the Inside-out Effect transformation emphasized on the role of brain in knowing more inner-self for moving to Be and leading others.

Tabrizi and Michael also made a distinction between rational brain functions and those of intuitive brain to explore true self. The rational brain concentrates on concrete aspects of the issues in a mechanical and analytical way to categorize them for interpretations and order creation from known to unknown.

The point is that rational brain fails to function in negativity and fear. It takes a careful and anxious awareness. On the other side, the intuitive brain has tendency towards peace, hope, creative thinking, and curiosity. It tries to make a connection between irrelevant points to find a chance to find solutions in every situation. The point is that mostly human has tendency to rational brain to solve his problems but fails to achieve real happiness. Cooper also introduced three brains as the result of neuroscience discovery in which the reasoning brain or brain in head influenced human behavior whenever he has new experiences.

The daily contact with life creates a kind of emotional state which reminds us of feeling butterflies in stomach depending on how an individual has been trained to rely on his head alone, he might not be able to notice it.

The scientific discoveries proved that the human heart develops prior to the nerve system and the brain in head. Every single heart beat in body is another signal of whole body communication which is known as a wave which moves through the arteries faster than the flow of blood.

Such a signal is a language of communication internally as the wave pattern changes with heart rhythm. In the brain head there is a part known as medulla which is connected to reticular activating system RAS. This connects nerves to brain and human spinal cord. It functions as warning system which warns against dangers and creates anxiety and defense in human.

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It conveys negative threats to the brain to avoid people or follow a hidden agenda to protect a person in a relationship for integrity, social status, and reputation.

Soosalu and Marvin went further to believe that the new form of leadership is not about a specific style of leadership, rather it is about the leaders themselves and their potentials to get into new levels of consciousness and wisdom while making decisions.

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It was believed that such a form of leadership is more sustainable and wise because it requires the leader himself to be more authentic by connecting deeply with his inside for more reliable connection with others and his community he is in touch with.

In other words, a wise leader will lead authentically if he has integrated across the three brains of head, heart and gut.

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This integration of brains will contribute to better decision making. The integration of three brains generates a truly adaptive leadership. The tool which can help an individual to have better exploration of himself is beginning to use SEE Tabrizi and Michael, SEE is a model with three parts which will drive a person towards defining himself and his calling.

This means there is such an overlap with its sweet spot that can give a person immediate joy accompanied with a sustained purpose and in consequence its combination with the true self has a recipe for the calling. There are several other techniques introduced for better knowing of self by Tabrizi and Michael The first one is the Enneagram which is a geometric figure illustrating nine fundamental types of personality. It was used to determine the type of personality which is related to other eight types.

The Riso-Hudson Quest is another tool which has two parts; each part includes three paragraph descriptions. Journaling also was introduced as another tool as well as Meditation and Mindfulness which are honest exploring of the question Who am I? More than these tools, Johari Window created by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingham reflects the self- awareness that is achieved through authentic feedback and honest talk with others. Envisioning Self Towards Core Values The main step after knowing the true self is when every individual can learn how to define his vision and envision himself based on the core values for which he stands.

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As Tabrizi and Michael put it, it is the transition from self- discovery to self-commitment or in the precise terms transition from Knowing to Being.

It will be possible if he can discover his core values and then lives his life in direction of such values to achieve his goal by diminishing his friction and optimizing his inner energy around what matters to him most with a sense of fulfillment to get his purpose.

This will bring about change in his life. This change when starts with changing him from inside will lead to his authenticity in leading others. Applicable Domains of Self It used to be a common idea among organizational leaders and leaders developers that a good decision is coming from a person who has cognitive intelligence and he will be the one whose decisions can bring success to the company, therefore, learning organizations believed that if they can assemble all the relevant information and analyze it based on logic, it will end up with an effective decision.

It means how well the leader can use his head. Later, Goleman, et al.

The role of EQ as stated by Goleman et al. The personal competence includes self-awareness and self-management. Learning more about true self would be dedicated to this element where a person knows and cultivates strong sense of who he is and how he feels under different circumstances while he is living.

After being well aware of his own strengths and emotions, self-regulation will reflect more mastery over such strengths and emotions by maintaining perspective through conscious choice making to stay away from the ego. The motivation for fruitful life starts with passionate choice of core values by heading in the path of meaningful life. This stage of life will achieve the goal of leading with authenticity by having empathy for others when the Inside competencies push to be more compassionate towards others.

Such a passionate care and emotion towards others will empower the inner self to learn more about others and how to skillfully contribute to their well-being. The last element of EQ underlines the requirements needed for empowering others. The great change in a person emanates from the passion for helping others and creates a sense of being responsible for others.

It is the self which regulates the inner condition of the individual leader on which the success of his practice leadership relies as Scharmer argued. In a profound study Chamine introduced Positive Intelligence PQ which is groundbreaking practice of stress-free performance.

The highly effective stress-free method of PQ helps individuals develop their mastery over their minds to reach their potentials. In consequence, Positive Intelligence leads you find the way to the sage for better life. They do not lament their lack of formal authority, and they do not wait for others to come to their rescue. They accept responsibility for their contribution to the situation, and they are committed to making a positive difference. Good leaders, however, recognise that someone with a completely different ideology from themselves represents an opportunity to bring a different perspective to the table.

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The value of having a voice of non-conformity challenging the validity of some ideas is so often underappreciated. Great leaders are never afraid to have their views challenged. They are great because they know that the unwillingness to allow their ideas to be critiqued so that they can be improved is tantamount to having a stand-up comedy show in front of their mirror, in their room, laughing at their own jokes and then coming out and telling the world that they are a great comedian.

Learning to let go Riley was able to express how she really felt to her parents at the end of the movie because Joy finally recognised the crucial part that Sadness had to play, relinquishing the control room. Managers who hang on religiously to all decisions and processes will soon find out one thing — they will soon be left hanging on to these things alone. Great leaders are not great leaders because they think they can do everything on their own.

Great leaders are not afraid to empower their people to think independently, make decisions and even fail. Great leaders build great leaders. Learn to let go at key moments to allow your people to show their strengths, which you may not have. One of the keys to successful leadership is not to always make decisions on your own, but to recognise when it may be best to let go and allow someone else to take the lead on things.

It is only through this that your people can develop their capabilities and to gradually rise as leaders themselves.

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The right perspective is not to see their rise as a threat, but as a legacy to just how effective your style of leadership is.