First things first. On behalf of Leadership Pipeline's team Thank You for a great and inspiring USCA 2016. We encounter leaders every day in our lives. The conference was certainly no exception. At every turn, one could observe authentic leadership in action at full throttle. As many of you, I returned from Florida with a surge of motivation and a newfound sense of leadership particularly. This newsletter focuses on one facet of what I learned.
I firmly believe every individual has the capacity to be a leader. Leadervation addresses the heart of what it takes to be a leader; that is, the ability to use innovative strategies to lead effectively. I define Leadervation as:
"The dynamism between leadership and innovation wherein the champion(s) commits to presence, intentionality, and transformation for and in partnership with others."
The definition of Leadervation goes hand in hand with what it means to be a compassionate leader. A compassionate leader does more than incorporate compassion when delegating tasks. Compassionate leadership encompasses the art of understanding and applying compassion while serving as a leader, and how compassion for others strengthens one’s ability to lead. This shift from what “I want” to what “we want” is the key to being a compassionate leader.
Here we introduce CEO of LinkedIn, Jeff Weiner – a noted phenom who self-promotes compassionate leadership. As the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company with over 400 million registered users, Jeff Weiner speaks of leadership as inspiring one to do something, whereas management reflects telling one to do something. By modeling and fully in corporating, compassionate leadership, he has been able to grow LinkedIn to one of the most successful and largest professional networking websites in the world. He deems being a compassionate leader as one of the most important lessons in his career thus far. His success at LinkedIn is driven by these six core values: