Leadership stages — from immaturity to enlightenment

As I’m entering the house I hear, “The movements around these political candidates are a direct result…”
The talking heads on TV are analyzing the latest developments on the campaign trail.
All this talk about politics and leadership made me think of an article I’ve read.
Bob Anderson, a facilitator of leadership workshops describes the 5 stages of leadership:

Bob Anderson:
Egocentric leadership
Adolescent and immature.

Reactive leadership
Shaped by the outside expectations; top-down control.

Creative leadership
They lead from deeply held values.

Integral leadership
Built for complexity. It sees wholes, not merely parts.

Unitive leadership
This type is not just rare but exceedingly so.
If you are one of them, your employees are lucky indeed.

Hmm. I wonder what stage our politicians are most likely to be?

I go to the TV and change the channel as I’m warning Sunny and Flipper,
“You shouldn’t watch this while you are eating — it’s bad for your digestion!”

Flipper’s response is a fanned-tail and a beautiful whistling sound.
(Not sure if she is happy that I’m home or she’s cheering for one of the political candidates : )

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Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

Mariana worked on both, the east and the west coast.
Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

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