Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | July 11, 2015

Leadership is a State of UNFEAR

State of UNFEAR means to Lead and Let Lead in human terms

What do you want to do with your Life?

Where does your passion lay?

What are your Strengths?

Where is your Fire?

Why are always the ones with Fire that lead?

Does a Leader have to lead all the time?

Could Leadership be a rotating duty?

These are valid questions for the ones who think of Leadership a an evolving trait and a learning experience a well.

Because of that natural Biomimcry will surely lead us to the Model of Leaderhip that cna be learned just the same as we learn Physics or Math

Maybe Leadership is a bit like the traveling birds?

A Leader is the Bird that happens to be the One at the leading edge of the Triangle formation, or at the head of the swarm, or the one leading the murmuration — or in any other form of bird flight.

In Human Terms the Leader is the Fearless Individual that leads the People to Safety and Succour.

The Human Leader also understands that we have limited Energy and we cannot carry forth everyone — but we should surely bring along anyone and everyone that is thirsty and hungry enough to want to lead themselves to the water…  Keeping in mind that we should be the one providing the drink, the loaves, and the fish — and pointing firmly towards the nearest waterhole.

But to be able to do all that You must never fear any potential outcome.

Practice the Art of U.N.F.E.A.R. every minute of every day until you got it down pat and you own it.

Great Leaders are full of UNFEAR — Think of Old Winnie. Not the Pooh. Not that one… but Winston Churchill in the middle of the Blitz raining down German bombs and him walking amongst the carnage leaning on his stick and encouraging his people.

And when morning arrived — he was seen taking his morning stroll with an umbrella at the ready..

Those early month of the German Bomb Rain of London in 1941, were the bleakest and the fiercest moments of Leadership for old Winnie, and still it was the finest hour of the Leader the people called “Winnie” for his attitude that would surely lead them to Victory. People believed that in the darkest hours, even when bomb were raining down from the sky every night after the devastating serial defeats all the European nations and the British Expeditionary Forces suffered from the Nazis, during the early stages of the second World War, when England alone was prosecuting that war.

Still in tho darkest of moments the bombed out people of England called Winston the “Winnie” and the Greatest Man Alive…

Wonder Why?

Because not only He practiced U.N.F.E.A.R. but He was the very personification of it.

That is the meaning of U.N.F.E.A.R.

So if you want to develop your Leadership style of U.N.F.E.A.R. learn from following the seven Key principles that describe the State of Leadership as U.N.F.E.A.R.

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Unique Message: Make Sure that you own your message. Always confront your fellows and followers with a unique message, because what You are communicating has to be novel and unique — so that people will associate the Message with You. And then they can connect the Unique Message with You as the Leader. Fellowship of people following you follows.

Nuanced Meaning: Effective leaders recognize that people have lives outside of work and sometimes need support and flexibility to balance competing demands and responsibilities. If you have an employee whose 3-year-old has strep throat or whose mother is experiencing dementia, you should take the time to understand his or her needs and support that employee in finding solutions. If you treat people with empathy, they may very well follow you to the ends of the earth; if you don’t, they will never line up behind you in the first place. Understand the meaning behind Someone’s words when they say that they can’t come to the company breakfast meeting on Sunday morning because they want to spend time with their kids… Respect that.

Fortitude: Effective leaders are the calm in the storm during the bad times, and they stay grounded in the midst of the good times. They are the shock-absorbers of their organizations, tempering both the highs and the lows. Leaders with fortitude also know how to take criticism with a grain of salt. And let’s face it; there’s always criticism. But they won’t let it to keep them from taking action, nor will they allow it to cloud their vision or sour their optimism. Never ever give up.

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Expertise: You must have the right degree of expertise about your organization and the issues it is confronting, or you will never have credibility. You don’t see many amateurs among the ranks of leaders, because people want leaders who base their decisions on more than just gut reactions. That said, there are different kinds of expertise. Whether you are an engineer, teacher, or chef, you need a deep, rock-solid understanding of your discipline. But you should also develop a broader expertise — on the organization in which you’re working and on your industry or sector as a whole. You need that big-picture perspective to earn followership and fellowship well beyond your functional area.

Appeal: Charisma is nice, but that’s not what I’m talking about here. I’m referring to the kind of appeal that stems from attributes associated with strong leadership, namely, the ability to Make the big decisions, to Effectively communicate those decisions and articulate the thinking behind them, to Think both tactically and strategically, and to See the big picture from high up but also near the ground. You need to be able to see both the “forest and the trees.”

Resourcefulness: Leadership is not about having Resources — but it is about being resourceful in all situations and manifesting the necessary resources as needed along the way of your company’s journey. And if you manage to be the River to Your people, then Leadership change and it becomes a much simpler arithmetic. Then it becomes a simple ride in maths — only about the number of the people who are following your lead. This thing we all call Leadership is about the Follower and not about the Leader. Because if you don’t have any followers — you aren’t a Leader anyway, so it doesn’t matter. So maybe we concentrate on followership and fellowship — or in other words in getting others to want to follow you. To put it another way: you can’t be out in front leading the parade unless there are people willing to line up and march behind you. Followership & Fellowship is not conferred by fiat, nor by right, nor is it a title, and it certainly cannot be forced. Rather, it’s about inspiring people, and I believe there are four characteristics of leaders who do this well.

So try to always be in a mental state of U.N.F.E.A.R.

Those Seven characteristics of U.N.F.E.A.R. may sound pretty simple, but if being a good leader were simple, there wouldn’t be so many books, articles, and blogs on the subject.

The abundance of advice may seem overwhelming at times, but if you keep your focus where it belongs – on being the kind of leader who is worthy of followership and fellowship – you can’t go wrong.

And always remember to practice the Art of U.N.F.E.A.R. in every situation of your Life.

Only then you can be seen as a True Leader like old Winnie.

Yours,

Pano

PS:

Of course U.N.F.E.A.R. requires fire in the belly.

And Fire comes from your passion…

Follow Your Passion.

Leadership Follows soon thereafter.

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