PRIMAL VIRTUE LEADERSHIP
MASTERING THE PRIMAL VIRTUE
Absolute power, corrupts absolutely."
- Lord Acton
Absolute power, is kind of neat!"
- John Lehman, Former Naval Secretary
Virtually all schools of profound thought feature the timeless challenge of using your power with good intention, in good faith and to a good and practical end. The Tao speaks of 'primal virtue' as your ability to lead with both strength and humility and most importantly possessing the wisdom of knowing when to use one over the other.
Mastering the Primal Virtue takes
a Seriously Good Leader.
A leader with the discipline of personal character, respect for the strengths and passions of others, the savvy to navigate highly-charged relationships and the political skill to create compelling coalitions of change.
Primal Strength. Virtuous Purpose.
THE PRIMAL VIRTUE WORKSHOP
Reduce burnout, increase commitment and learn to develop trustworthy and effective relationships with others through (first) developing an authentic and sustainable trust in your own decisions, actions, and abilities.
“Self-trust is the most important,
for it is the heart of courage”
Our most profound and impactful work is accomplished when we combine our strengths with the gifts of others. Learn how to create noble and sustainable outcomes that are greater than the sum total of individual contributions.
“If you want to go fast; go alone.
If you want to go far; go together.”
Learn to use the realpolitik skills of persuasion, diplomacy, negotiation, shared visioning, trust-building and win/win operational planning to lead in an environment of diffuse and often competing interests and authority.
“History will be kind to me.
For I intend to write it.”
- Sir Winston Churchill
I GOT MY MOJO WORKIN'!
Thought and practice leaders who exemplify the Primal Virtue.
THE VIRTUOUS CIRCLE
Primal Virtue Leadership hinges on two elemental forces. First, an undeniable passion to accomplish an intrinsically meaningful purpose; and secondly, the ability to engage others in finding common cause and unite their strengths to achieve this greater good.
Primal will get it done; however, it's Virtue (or purpose) that makes it worth doing. It starts with the 'why'.