In 12 years of being editor of Leadership Guide Magazine , I have never come across any view or approach to leadership quite like that we are presenting this month. Steve Wille is the author of Colorful Leadership, and I can tell you that his interview was one of my personal top-five favorites.
In the December issue of the FREE Leadership Guide Magazine , we present the interview with Steve Wille, as well as an article about conflict, based on his lectures and writing.
“Colorful Leadership” is about seeing the whole picture, unfiltered by our own preferences and experiences,” Steve explains in our interview (CLICK HERE). “The Colorful Leadership discipline is to intentionally filter the image to fully understand an individual perspective, and then combine these filtered views into one composite image. Because most of us are blind to things that do not show up through our personal filters, this discipline helps us see things in a new light, enabling us to make better decisions.”
In “Practical Tools for Conflict Resolution,” (CLICK HERE) we assemble from Steve’s work 10 tips to effective conflict resolution and the Conflict Ladder that helps us reach the next level more constructively.
WISDOM FROM STEVE WILLE — Common Traits of Leaders:
1) Vision — a clear vision produces a precise result.
2. Commitment — using understanding, agreement, and personal interest to get buy-in.
3) Values — doing the right thing the right way
4) Communication — using words, pictures, and feelings to get the message across
5) Power — if you perceive you have power you do but if you do not perceive it, you do not.
6) Connection — “I do not care how much you know until I know how much you care.”
“The best managers lead by example, give employees feedback, and make mentoring their employees a priority". — Dianne Shaddock, Easy Small Business HR.com
"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them." —Henry Ford
“Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.”–Henry Ward Beecher
Sincerely, Linda Hatcher, Editor