At Companions for Leadership, our paradigm of Leadership Development is based not on climbing a rigid linear ladder of pre-defined steps but on serving wiser leaders at all levels of the organisation who are truly caring, daring and progressive in their developmental understanding so that they create the conditions for results that last and organisations that can thrive. These are leaders who can sustain both performance and development through and for all.
The Leadership Wisdom Framework is a new vision of ancient ideas integrated into an innovative, holistic logical structure illuminating what Wisdom is and its developmental pathways.
The Leadership Wisdom Framework sees Wisdom in a suitably sophisticated way to fit today’s peculiar contexts. It is a novel articulation of the structure of Wisdom, setting out an infrastructure that differentiates everyday wisdom (human characteristics), from leadership wisdom in action (leadership attributes), and giving insight into how all of us, beyond traditional hierarchical structures, can empower extraordinary results in circumstances of extraordinary complexity, crisis or chaos.
Leadership Wisdom is a cognisant, coherent, developmental response framework that empowers continual adaptive transformation. It is an integrated growth process fully human centered, progress and adaptation focused. It is all about sustaining the relevant shifts and developments of your people Mind set (daring) and Heart set (caring).
Leadership Wisdom in Action holds us in a ’between’ space with functions, qualities, capacities and capabilities that help us to meet Reality (as it is) and receive our Experience of it (as we are), Thus, wisdom empowers performance and ongoing leadership developments.
The Leadership Wisdom Framework enables all in the organisation to capitalise on mutually reinforcing virtuous growth cycles that ‘synergise’ and can efficiently cultivate Leadership Wisdom in Action that powers progress for the many, not the few.
We believe that wiser leaders across all layers of the organisation have greater capacity, confidence and commitment to continually reframe ‘success’, ‘growth’ and ‘development’ in the context of their current core purposes and with due regard for medium and long-term horizons.
Cyril Legrand & Dr. Philip Hayton