The Human Leader

There is a new kind of leader emerging, ready to create a more human world of work.
Start the journey here.

Employees are demanding a new kind of leadership, and the challenges of our times require it. Leaders want to drive performance and deliver results without burying their desire to care for and support their teams.
 
There is a new kind of leader emerging, ready to create a more human world of work.  

Potential Project has crystallized the three fundamental qualities
and the fifteen core mindsets for leaders of the future. Research with academic partners and years of work with exceptional executives from global organizations have provided the validation.  

Leaders of the future must do hard things in human ways.
 
Come discover how.

Awareness

Mental Agility

Mental Agility is the ability to adapt to change by flexibly adjusting your attention.

Both/And: With Mental Agility, you toggle between hyper-focus (zooming in) and big-picture awareness (zooming out).

Self-Mastery

Self-mastery is the ability to move forward with discipline towards goals that are important to you.

Both/And: With Self-Mastery, you move fast with what feels right and intuitive, but show cautious restraint when needed.

Presence

Presence is the ability to ‘be here now’ and to take an active stance to understand someone else for their benefit.

Both/And: With Presence, you move between open listening and directed solutioning.

Purpose

Purpose is the ability to know and prioritize that which gives meaning to yourself and others.

Both/And: With Purpose, you balance the practicalities of life with a values-based worldview.

Adaptability

Adaptability is the ability to foster an environment of innovation for the purposes of future-fitting the organization.

Both/And: With Adaptability, you marry an organization’s need to produce/perform in the short-term with an outlook to sustain the business and its people long-term.

Compassion

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset is the ability to improve over time, believing that you can grow through learning and persistence.

Both/And: With Growth Mindset, you balance contentment with where you are and a need to achieve more.

Presilience

Presilience is the ability to open yourself up to challenges so that you are better able to respond to future stressors as they arise.

Both/And: With Presilience, you toggle between preparing and recovering.

Transparency

Transparency is the ability to make the invisible visible so that people know where they stand.

Both/And: With Transparency, you balance directness and candor with a gentleness to be of service.

Courage

Courage is the ability to move out of your comfort zone and enter challenging situations to be of benefit.

Both/And: With courage, you bring both confidence and vulnerability.

Trust

Trust is the ability to foster an environment where people feel comfortable to push themselves and others towards higher pursuits.

Both/And: With Trust, you prioritize both high security and high standards to create a productive but still safe culture.

Wisdom

Integrity

Integrity is the ability to act according to your conscience and morally guided values.

Both/And: With Integrity, you marry the desire to be true to yourself with the need to be flexible towards others’ values and experiences.

Beginner’s Mind

Beginner’s Mind is the ability to stay radically open and to see reality with fresh eyes.

Both/And: With Beginner’s Mind, you marry your expertise and past experiences with openness and a lack of assumptions.

Optimism

Optimism is the ability to fully accept a situation for what it is presently and to still feel confident about the future.

Both/And: With Optimism, you are both realistic and hopeful.

Humility

Humility is the ability to consider others’ opinions, and to lead from a place of generosity over narcissism.

Both/And: With Humility, you move between being both directive and empowering.

Selflessness

Selflessness is the ability to use one’s skills and experiences to be service-oriented for the greater good.

Both/And: With Selflessness, you balance the need for self-authorship with the need to unite and bring together.

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Compassion
Awareness
Wisdom
Awareness
Mental Agility
Self-Mastery
Presence
Purpose
Adaptability
Compassion
Growth mindset
Presilience
Transparency
Courage
Trust
Wisdom
Integrity
Beginner's mind
Humility
Selflessness
Optimism

Human Leader Compass

How We Help Clients

Human Leader Compass

A comprehensive guide to the qualities and mindsets of today’s human leader, built from years of leadership coaching and development work with clients such as Accenture, IKEA, Cisco and Unilever.

Human Leader Assessment

A scientifically validated, 360° based measurement tool which provides personalized scoring and actionable reporting so leaders gain insight into their unique capacity for human leadership.

Human Leader
Research

Quarterly and cutting-edge reports on human leadership trends based on Potential Project's proprietary research and analytics.

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The Human Leader Assessment

The Human Leader Assessment measures a leader’s human leadership mindsets and the changes in them over time.

Highlights:

  • The Assessment was built by Potential Project behavioral scientists in partnership with academic researchers. All questions are scientifically validated.
  • The Assessment is 360-based so leaders see the results of their self-ratings and the ratings of observers (colleagues, direct reports) chosen to participate in the assessment.
  • Leaders receive a personalized report with tips for enhancing one’s leadership and closing the gap between their self-rating and observer ratings.
  • Sponsors and administrators can access a dashboard to see aggregate patterns across leadership groups .

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Let's build more human worlds of work together. If you are interested in bringing the Human Leader Compass or the Human Leader Assessment to your organization, drop us a note here.

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