In today's globally competitive world, intellectual property is a key indicator of long-term success. Corporations, as well as individuals, must maintain a continuous flow of knowledge to sustain a competitive advantage in the market place. There needs to be a constant stream of intellectual capacity which inspires invention and ultimately innovation. At XCEO, we believe effective personal leadership is the leading indicator of success.
Effective leadership is something that most people can easily recognize, because these leaders take exceptional actions that inspire creativity and ever higher levels of performance. While they have a passion for winning, they are responsible and accountable. At XCEO, we call this leadership Extreme Personal Leadership (XPL), and we call such leaders "X-Leaders."
Extreme personal leadership is all about personal excellence. Further, XPL is also about preparation, because preparation is the foundation for knowledge, and knowledge is the basis from which individuals earn the necessary power to influence the outcome of their personal goals. At XCEO, we partner with high potential individuals who have high aspirations for success.
Many people know quite well that they have underdeveloped talents, but even those with enormous intellectual capacity often don't know how to leverage their talents into power and influence. Practicing extreme personal leadership requires going far beyond the boundaries of conventional expectations in the pursuit of excellence. It means setting audacious personal goals in the search of what may not seem possible from an ordinary perspective.
The significant challenge is identifying and developing leaders who are passionately committed and capable of consistently delivering long-term enterprise value (financial and human capital) through extreme personal leadership. These are the X-Leaders. They go far beyond the delivery of short-term financial results to deliver sustainable, long-term organizational success.
X-Leaders create environments that accomplish goals through a leadership approach that creates the energy to propel organizations to heights far beyond expectations. They take action, and are seldom tentative.
Good management improves financial results in the short-term. However, X-Leadership improves the satisfaction of all stakeholders for the long-term. To maintain improvements on the long-term, most corporations need to continually improve the quality and effectiveness of their overall leadership. Many glib statements purport to distinguish between managers and leaders. You have most likely heard, for example, that "managers are people who do things right, whereas leaders are people who do the right things." It is true that managers and leaders play two very different roles, and that they differ in what motivates them, how they think, and how they act.
From the manager's perspective, managing is a practical effort to direct the affairs of the organization. Managers ask: What problems must be solved? How can we keep people contributing to the organization’s success?
X-Leadership differs substantially from managing. Whereas managers act to limit choices, X-Leaders strive to develop fresh approaches to long-standing problems and to open most issues to creative options. To be effective, X-Leaders project bold, bright ideas onto images that excite people. They make the impossible seem possible. X-Leaders create passion and exhilaration for the mundane. X-Leaders recognize that what may seem extreme today will be commonplace tomorrow.
X-Leaders learn how to achieve outstanding results from reasonable risk positions. Such leaders consider mundane work to be an affliction. This characteristic separates them from managers, who value survival over challenges.
At XCEO, we partner with individuals who have high potential and high aspirations, to improve their positions to earn more power and influence during their career than most people dream possible in their lifetimes. We are committed to increasing the supply of qualified persons, who are enlightened & willing to assume the increasing risks and responsibilities, associated with serving their stakeholder(s) as dedicated Senior Executives and Board Members.
"Expect greatness from your leaders, your colleagues, your subordinates, and (perhaps most of all) from yourself."
- Curtis J. Crawford, Ph.D.
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