The one-liner, the sound bite, the tag line
that best fits the question is a phrase
that encapsulates four
key iLP principles
the right Behaviour, at the right Time, for the right People©
Every great brand has a great tag line – it cuts to the core of what the brand is, what it stands for,
what it embodies.
So it is for KAROO and influential Leadership.
The tag line has four elements, explained as follows:
- Behaviour – is at the centre of who and what we are, and whether we are leaders (or not);
- Time – the time dimension is defined by the nature of the Leadership Moment;
- People – people are the focal point of leadership objectives; and
- Right – suggests many qualifying factors.
The behaviour, time and people elements cannot be random;
they are qualified by factors such as whether they are:
- Just – Lawful – Moral
- Principled – Generally Accepted
- Proper – Correct
- Precise – Exact
- Sound – Healthy
In an age of Social Media the optimum tagline for KAROO and ILP is just – #doRight –
which suggests behaviour – doing the right things right!
Theodore Roosevelt sagely advises us that –
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing,
the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
A person cannot lead a country [a global business] if they cannot lead a city;
they cannot lead a city if they cannot lead a family;
and they cannot lead a family unless
they can lead themselves.
democracy has rights, but it equally demands personal responsibility
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
Revolutionary – an emotive and loaded word.
It conjures images of social demonstrations, political turmoil, upheaval, blood in the streets and the violent overthrow of the existing economic, political and social order.
A time when the poor, the unemployed, the excluded, the hope-denied masses take the lives and property of those who have something to take.
That is the old way.
The French-, Russian-, and American-Revolutions; the Vietnam-American War, and maybe even the Arab Spring are old-style social solutions to economic, political and social problems.
The influential Leadership Revolution has a totally different basis.
iLP Revolution is NOT blood in the streets, but rewiring our minds, and altering our behaviours.
A Revolution in our minds and altering our behaviours require more effort and sweat than creating chaos (which mostly only allows another set ruffians to usurp power for their own ends).
It is argued that one of the strategic objectives of the influential Leadership Revolution is to prevent an old-style Revolution!
Unless we change fundamental structures, processes and outcomes as they currently exist, there will be a time when history repeats itself, and this will have no productive end for any of us.
influential Leadership is REVOLUTIONARY because it requires radical change, as is the wont of all Revolutions.
There has been endless tinkering on the margins, but no real radical change;
this cannot continue if we are to have better outcomes.
However, as is the case in difficult endeavours, where the results seem to lie beyond the horizon,
many people prefer to stay where they are until it is too late.
This is the worst of all solutions – to do nothing.
We must act, otherwise we are accomplices –
– influential Leadership offers an opportunity to be proactive, to be part of the Revolution.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
A Revolution is variously defined as:
- “a dramatic and wide-reaching change in conditions, attitudes, or operation”,
- “a sudden, radical, or complete change in something”, or
- “activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes”.
A frequent use of the term in current times is the so-called digital revolution; which is described as, “the advancement of technology from analog electronic and mechanical devices to the digital technology available today. The era started to during the 1980s and is ongoing.” (Techopedia).
Even though the tech-revolution does not fit the standard definition of Revolution as far as speed of change is concerned, it has still moved faster than economic, social and political changes have.
It is time for the other Revolution to catch up.
The primary differences between influential Leadership and conventional leadership are illustrated alongside.
The greatest risk to influential Leadership is not that those who consider themselves part of the current architecture will resist its advantages, but that those who for so long have not taken up their responsibilities, will continue to deny them.
One of the great weaknesses of a democratic system is the lack of personal responsibility that members or citizens exercise. They bemoan the state of everything, blaming others, but seldom realise that their institution or country is the way it is because they are the way they are.
There can be no Revolution without people being responsible for it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
The FAQ page is being updated while the site is public, so if it changes as you read – you know why…
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The quality of a leader cannot be judged by the answers he gives,
but by the questions he asks.