Becoming an elite leader takes time and conscious effort. It requires a consistent focus on self-reflection and self-regulation of your own behaviour, taking into account the context, situation, values and followers you are engaged with at the time. One of the first things you need to be able to do, as a leader, is understand the positional behaviour of actually being a leader – think of this as having an internal mental blueprint of what a leader is and how they should behave.
IDENTITY – POSITIONAL BEHAVIOUR | PERSONAL POWER | BELIEF
The identity dimension focuses on your own internal awareness and representation of what it actually means to be a leader. It is about the mindset and resulting representational state of actually being a leader. Positional Behaviour is focused on your own perception and identity as a leader, and your subsequent ability to motivate, influence and guide others’ actions. It is not about your status, job title or the degree of authority you are perceived to exert in an organisational hierarchy or structure.
Use the statements below as a guide to how well you have developed your Positional Behaviour.