Dynamic Leadership – 1 of 11 in a series on the Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communications

The term ‘Dynamic Leadership can be interpreted in many ways.

Are you emersed in western culture, being socialized by your family’s values and hence emulating a past
that is tested?

Has life introduced you to a marginalized existence that demands your creativity to simply survive?

Perhaps your life has changed and your existing construct of the world does not support what you must
do and how you must think in the present?

Can you see the changes that the future is showing you and you still resist what adjustments need to be
made?

These and other experiences drive our need to seek the dynamic characters we exhibit throughout our lives. Let’s take a look at particular leadership styles.

As individuals, we seek to grow and develop our interpersonal skills so that we can be apart of society. These societies can be recognized as our immediate family, extended families, childless, step/fostered and those that are raised by their grandparents. Each set of these relationships bring about a significantly different meaning of what dynamic leadership means.

For those climbing the corporate or community service ladder, dynamic leadership means yet another unique set of values. Let’s take a look at both. As a metaphor for being eligible for promotion, the corporate ladder has completely changed over the past 20 years. From a system of loyalty and educational competency to one of placing one’s skills on a project to favorably impact the outcome that drives a business’s corporate strategy. Long term vs short term. Support of the system vs identifying critical benefit of the individual’s efforts.        Read Why Is Creativity Important in Business?

As members of social groups, especially those active in the community services sector know as non-profit, there are three distinct driving forces under which we present our services and address our individual purpose.

A. How we serve a course we socially identify with.
B. Being a part of a safe environment due to a past experience we need to address.
C. A course or purpose that has been passed on to us that we take up the mantle for.

The culture of these three groups is primarily driven by our emotional needs. A need to address an issue that goes deeper than monetary reward and societal recognition. Consider your feelings to any particular issue. You seek answers from any potential source. Sources that typically would not be considered and or acceptable of your association. Consider the global alliances forged by war, resource limitations and embargos. On a national level the independence of the states. On a local level, how counties and municipalities seek autonomy on the one hand and support on another. Read Separation of Powers

The technical and fundamentals of dynamic leadership are valuable in and of themselves. The drivers that move us across our current comfort level allow us to grow and develop. Hence experience mental growth and development. Dynamic, change, evolution, learning and the intangible, humility engaging with others.

For the individual we seek to master the fundamentals of what it means to be a dynamic leader, either male or female, there is a vast difference. Learning and developing your particular style. Increasing your capabilities by practical experience and feedback from stakeholders. Building your skills through practice across many venues and among diverse communities. Demonstrating your expertise through time. Coming back and approaching situations with mutually beneficial intent to gain favorable outcomes for all.

The litmus test of your effectiveness will be expressed by those around you. Your spouse, family, social circle, professional associations and community at large. These are the basis for your dynamic leadership development that is driven by the fundamentals of interpersonal communications.


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Ronald M. Allen

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