LEADERSHIP GROWTH: Are we leading to grow? Or growing to lead?

“With great power comes great responsibility.” 

~ Uncle Ben

These 36 quiet leaders take their calling of leadership consciously and passionately, bringing and giving their best to the leadership role.

They continue to seek growth and acquire the right mindset and skills as they navigate through unprecedented challenges that is uniquely theirs.  Clarity is king as these leaders show how their growth had impacted their leadership challenges.

Adi Pratikto guide for himself became the mode he steers his team as well as developing leaders amongst them. Spotify

Alain Hunkins’ 3Cs of leadership love – Connection, Communication & Collaboration – to cultivate relationships with high levels of trust.  Spotify

Danish Rahman is anchored by knowing the difference between what is right and what is expected; and by finding and communicating the middle ground, a leader can bring the best talents to the workplace.  Spotify

Aninditta Savitry mantra of “Be present, focused, and gather your tribe” requires developing the team to step up when a leader cannot.  Spotify

Maggie Singh’s clarity of clear boundaries and non-judgemental with team members who may want something different, while staying true to her call of duty and values. Spotify

“Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.” 

~ Julia Margaret Cameron

Mythili Subramaniam advocates building an ‘open’ culture which allows for mental health or resilience support to be given and asked for.  Spotify

Aristiwidya Bramantika is all about finding and belonging to a culture that fits your ideal life. Spotify

Azwan Baharuddin validates the power of context in guiding, giving feedback, coaching and mentoring.  Spotify

Reuben Ong brings us back to the basics of: watching out for each other – what not to do – the power of transparency – taking pride in another’s growth. Spotify

Nagavalli Annamalai identifies leaders as either Unreliable, Weak, Willing or Sacrificing Champions through their traits, behaviours and actions while interacting with others.  Spotify

Lawrence Mitchell stresses the importance of routines and habits; paying attention to the words we use; modelling the way forward, making the small changes as means to thrive as a leader. Spotify

Nirmala Suppramaniam advocates leaders destigmatising financial difficulties and financial support in relationships.  Spotify

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” 

~ Abraham Maslow

Syahrul Azmi experimented keeping coaching and mentoring confidential because psychological safety even at the highest executive levels contributes to better results.  Spotify

Sharma Kumari counsels leaders to know how to differentiate and identify high performance vs. high potential.  Spotify

Iain Chambers shared the leadership power of incremental changes, a softer touch, and small, frequent, meaningful conversations.  Spotify

Badai Prasthari endorses the classic skills in communication: to listen deeply, be present and be intentional; all of which are key to being a supportive supervisor.  Spotify

Vaclav Koranda strongly feels there are always opportunities in every situation, and leaders are not acknowledging the positives as they should. Spotify

Aveenashpal Ganapathy underscores the leader’s role in aligning personal and organisational values. Spotify

Marshall Vianata holds that it’s crucial for a leader to have conversations, be curious, coach and collaborate, and encourage the learner to do the same. Everyone’s’ learning journey is unique.  Spotify

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” 

~ George Hérbert

Dr. Kam Kok Yen highlights that people don’t know what they want. Therefore, the leader’s and employee’s expectations and needs must be aligned.  Spotify

Yat Seng Ng trusts the importance of continuous conversations as part of culture strengthening. And the insights from motivation-fit questions in these conversations. Spotify

Veejay Madhavan advises that leaders create a network of fellow leaders to reflect and grow.  Spotify

Farop Sharif expects leaders to upskill themselves and their teams to problem-solve, resolve conflicts, think critically and take on an advisory angle with complex problems.  Spotify

Harith Menon works the approach of engaging every employee in their mission and understanding each other’s role while appreciating the interlocks between them and defining boundaries.  Spotify

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

~ T.S. Eliot

These leaders exhibit and share their EQ leadership wisdom in areas that many of us may struggle.  The difference is they have quietly walked the path that we may be seeking.  Their nuggets are yours for the taking.

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