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The Difference is in the Integration

All the leadership conversations at The Leader as Architect start with the question "what is happening in the architecture or system within which you find yourself?  The context rather than the content! A strategic initiative can succeed only when the leadership culture supports it.

For a strategy to transform your organization, you must be intentional about your leadership culture, including the beliefs and practices that drive decisions.


The Leader as Architect opens the neural pathways for you to be able to see the emergence of the levers within the system to enable uplift in energy and ensure rapid and effective delivery of strategic objectives

Now thats "The Leader As Architect" difference!

Systemic Leadership Mindsets


Systemic Leadership Mindsets requires 3 essential categories of development work:

  • the expansion of awareness and increased perspective of both self and whole systems.


  • ​the sharing of power to collaborate, learn, and lead the whole , and

  • the persistent pursuit of critical, both/ and thinking in a “view from the balcony” to manage the dilemmas that emerge at both the whole of system and interpersonal levels.

Beliefs & Practices of Conscious Interdependence


The collective, that being a team or the organisation must shift from a dependent, to an independent, to a consciously interdependent leadership culture.

The transition moves from people in authority are responsible for leadership, through leadership emerges out of individual expertise and heroic action  to choice-full interdependent-collaborator.


This leadership is agile, fluid and a collective activity. The outcome of this transition is that Leadership does not lie in the capabilities of a few individuals, but in a culture of leadership, all individuals can participate.


This shift requires the development of both mindsets and a key shift in the way the notion of leadership is understood and interpreted. Leadership becomes a shared social process.

Pathfinding, Alignment,


Commitment of the System


Leaders are any people in the organization actively involved in the process of producing direction, align- ment, and commitment” (McCauley & Van Velsor, 2004)


If leadership is thought of as a shared process, rather than an individual skill set, senior executives must consider the best way to help leadership flourish in their organizations. The Organization glides gently with intention moving effortlessly full of magic and wisdom!


Leadership spread throughout a network of people is more likely to flourish when certain “conditions” support it, including:

Open flows of information

Flexible hierarchies

Distributed resources

Distributed decision-making

Loosening of centralized controls


Organizations that choose to embrace these conditions will align themselves with the wave of new technologies that are changing the way we work and organize our workplaces. With the Internet and social networking flattening hierarchies and decentralizing control, leadership will be happening throughout the system, so development methods will have to follow it there, sooner rather than later.

The younger generation’s comfort with social networking as the preferred means of connecting and influencing each other suggests that they will have little difficulty in accepting that leadership can be distributed through- out a network.

The Leader as Architect will create the context for you to move there now!

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