New leadership

Summary
New leadership, a lot of text on the subject is available. Unfortunately; as things get difficult, traditional leadership proves that it is not adequate. Time for new leadership. Things have to change! We need new leaders or leaders strong enough to renew and change. Trends come together. Values for new leaders are: authenticity, love for people, passion for freedom, equality, justice and humbleness in order to make servant leadership possible. They come from different directions; Aysel Erbudak inspires in entrepreneurship, Ilco van der Linden in entrepreneuring inspired by music, Rob Vermeulen and Jan Willem de Vriend in directing music; Peter Merry provides the theoretical framework from the platform of the “Center for Human Emergence”, which he founded in the Netherlands.

New Leadership

Introduction
We see a number of issues. An end of a long period of (almost) constant economic growth. A period which took care of the end of traditional leadership. Traditional leadership had a good fit in a period which attributed values to an organization and not so much to people in that organization or on the outside. If we need more attention to human value, then we need new leaders or people who are willing to renew. Authenticity, love for people, passion for freedom, equality, justice and humbleness need to make servant leadership possible. They come from different directions; Aysel Erbudak inspires in entrepreneurship, Ilco van der Linden in entrepreneuring inspired by music, Rob Vermeuelen and Jan Willem de Vriend do in music, Peter Merry gives the theoretical framework from the platform of the “Center for Human Emergence”, which he founded in the Netherlands.

Aysel Erbudak
Impressive as a new leader; Aysel Erbudak is authentic and all natural. She works from values we also encounter at the CHE (Center for Human Emergence, see under Peter Merry) , she needs a heartbeat in her work and is driven by love for her patient and her personnel. In an interview with Frank van der Linden she states she is driven by “a better life for the society as a whole”. Changing her workattitude for a better result cannot be discussed, personal authenticity makes it prohibitive to read books or get acces to other ways of directed at increasing effectiveness in working behavior.
Goals are realized with very little classical management tools, but with a tremendous amount of passion for quality of care. She radiates “servant” leadership.
Inspiring and authentic, also in her presentation at the Hogeschool of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University of Applies Sciences, on the 8th of june 2010.

Aysel Erbudak

Aysel Erbudak

Aysel Erbudak (source: Speakers Academy)

Rob Vermeulen and Jan Willem de Vriend
The supermasterclass of TSM (Twente School of Management) This event took place in june 2010 and started wit han impressive performance of Zhenja Zheng. An beautiful piece of music musical which set the tone for the rest of the meeting. Ilco van der Linden, organizing large musical events focusses on “passion and involvement”. “Your heart knows reasons your mind does not recognize; that’s where you should be to start to change”.

Ilco van der Linde (source: TSM)

Music director Rob Vermeulen shows us that music reflects what the director, or the leader, sends. Here intuitive leadership naturally flows into body language. Authenticity reflected into personal performance, without a word being said. Movement, body language, and personality leads tot speed, precision and love. A beautiful reflection of new leadership with a strong focus on authenticity. Jan Willem de Vriend emphasized qualities of leadership leading to a search of new talent in a musical environment.

Peter Merry and CHE (Centre for Human Emergence)
Peter Merry is a trainer-consultant and founder of the Centre for Human Emergence in the Netherlands. His book; “Evolutionary Leadership” shows how evolutionary leadership can develop from the principles of the CHE (Don Beck, Clare Graves and Ken Wilber).

A fundamental value for success in organizations is an eye for the evolving future. Mostly that is a weakness in current leadership. The values an principles of the CHE are very well suited to build a platform for the evolving future. Principles of the CHE (apart from the theoretical framework of worldwide developments) are applicable to guide new leadership.
– be authentic
– open your heart
– act with speed, accuracy and love
For unabbreviated principles and the theoretical framework of the CHE, see www.che.nl

Peter Merry

Peter Merry

Peter Merry (source: Worldforum.org)

Holacracy and CHE
We talked about it before; Holacracy offers a new form of organization avoiding a number of disadvantages of current organizational models. Principles of Holacracy facilitate new leadership: avoidance of  isolation of management layers and increased speed of decision making. Especially within marketing you will get a structured possibility of integrating customers into you organizational decision making. A modern organization working with those principles is Emesa. A front runner. Within CHE Holacracy is also being used.

Conclusion
The direction is clear. Authenticity, love for people, passion for freedom, equality, justice and humbleness as values enabling “servant leadership”. Ratio is an component, but not the only one.  Men like Mandela or Ghandi fit the profile well.
We will see more of the new leaders.
Robert J. (Bob) Fetter, Intersumma, consultants in commercial control, September 2010.