Stedman Graham Identity Leadership™
Identity Leadership is self- leadership, it is based on the philosophy that you cannot lead others until you first lead yourself.
Identity Leadership Nine-Step Success Process
What Is Identity Leadership™?
Self-leadership is not about being self-centered or selfish. It is about realizing that we literally cannot give to others what we do not have ourselves.
Identity Leadership principles help you to define, plan and prepare with intention and direction by building a framework for professional growth based on results, performance and excellence. The program teaches that progress begins with you.
The need for “leaders at all levels” is one of the twelve critical issues identified in the Global Human Capital Trends of 2014 survey published by Deloitte University Press. The survey highlights that “leadership remains the No. 1 talent issue facing organizations around the world,” with 86% of survey respondents rating it “urgent” or “important.”
The survey noted indicates that “companies face new leadership challenges, including developing Millennials and multiple generations of leaders, meeting the demand for leaders with global fluency and flexibility, building the ability to innovate and inspire others to perform, and acquiring new levels of understanding of rapidly changing technologies and new disciplines and fields.”
Identity Leadership is authentically leading others with the skills we’ve developed for ourselves. Christopher Avery, on the importance of self-leadership, says, “Today’s workers respond to leaders who are authentic, real, principled, responsible, inspired, and courageous.” Leading yourself is 95% of leading others.
Identity Leadership is the highest order of leadership. It is likely to become the “different kind of leadership” that is required in the 21st century—found in people who are aware of their own intention and identity, who responsibly lead themselves to overcome obstacles in their own lives and, as a result, lead others to succeed in driving organizational growth.
Without a strong identity, we are more likely to be carried by the influence of our environment into a future requiring very little reflection or development. At S. Graham & Associates, we know that addressing the leadership gap at every organizational level is critical for to the success of the entire organization. We have to understand the nature of true leadership to close the leadership gap. True leaders are not looking to posture; true leaders are looking to make a difference and to fulfill their mission in life and business.