Leadership is a holistic spectrum that can arise from: (1) higher levels of physical power, need to display power and control others, force superiority, ability to generate fear, or group-member's need for a powerful group protector (Primal Leadership), (2) superior mental energies, superior motivational forces, perceivable in communication and behaviors, lack of fear, courage, determination (Psychoenergetic Leadership), (3) higher abilities in managing the overall picture (Macro-Leadership), (4) higher abilities in specialized tasks (Micro-Leadership), (5) higher ability in managing the execution of a task (Project Leadership), and (6) higher level of values, wisdom, and spirituality (Spiritual Leadership), where any Leader derives its Leadership from a unique mix of one or more of the former factors.
By using the six-levels taxonomy, it is possible to build specific Power Profiles of leaders, detect the communication signs that are used in generating leadership messages and which need to be improved.
It is also possible to define ways to improve leadership in a holistic perspective, aimed at uncovering new ways to express Human Potential and human energies at higher levels. The deep meaning of leadership and its application for reaching positive and useful purposes are explored by means of “semantic maps” that look for the connections among human energies, performance and leadership.
Author: Dr. Daniele Trevisani, European Fulbright Scholar in Communication and Human Factor, Senior Analyst, Trainer, Coach and Counselor at www.danieletrevisani.com