Level 5 Leadership
Applying humility and strong professional willpower to leadership. Explanation of Level 5 Leadership of Jim Collins. ('01)
Contributed by: Jeffrey Pelletier MA
What is Level 5 Leadership? Description
Level Five Leadership is based on the idea that respect towards people,
selflessness by the leader, and a strong powerful commitment to achieve results,
bring out the best in subordinates. Level 5 leaders are a paradoxical blend
of fierce will and personal humility. They are stubborn and ruthless. Yet
they are humble. They are ambitious for their company, and rarely allow their
ego to be an obstacle for the success of their organization. Though they accomplish
great things for their organizations, they attribute their remarkable accomplishments
to their people, external factors and sheer luck. Level 5 Leaders lead with
the help of disciplined people, disciplined thought and disciplined action.
Origin of Level 5 Leadership. History
The Level 5 Leadership theory evolved independently. It was "discovered" by Collins and his researchers in the companies which had a high level of growth over fifteen consecutive years. Compare: Servant-Leadership
Calculation of Level 5 Leadership. Formula
The Right People (culture, character rather than competence) + Humility + Strong Professional Will (regarding the goal) = Success.
Usage of Level 5 Leadership. Applications
This method apparently works every time it is tried. It is more about character than competence. A high competence is not absolutely required to be successful, but character is a non-negotiable.
Steps in Level 5 Leadership. Process
Strengths of Level 5 Leadership. Benefits
You can achieve superb results, long-term, and lasting results.
Limitations of Level 5 Leadership. Disadvantages
Assumptions of Level 5 Leadership. Conditions
This leadership methodology is emerging, and it has until now not been discussed extensively. But it appears sensible and strong.
Compare with Level 5 Leadership: Emotional Intelligence | Hagberg Model of Personal Power | Leadership Pipeline | Leadership Continuum | Path-Goal Theory | Theory X Theory Y | Contingency Theory | Competing Values Framework | Expectancy Theory | Seven Surprises | Seven Habits | Coaching | Mentoring | Results-Based Leadership | Situational Leadership | EPIC ADVISERS