In this ground breaking book, Tom Goodell both integrates and challenges existing models of leadership and organizational culture. The Four Fields of Leadership provides a cohesive framework to drive continuous learning, innovation, adaptation, and success while avoiding the potential for chaos inherent in a hyperconnected world. Emerging from his 30 years as a leadership and organizational culture consultant, Goodell's proven program is aimed at leaders, team members, individual contributors, and thought leaders within any organization.
In The Four Fields of Leadership, you will learn to:
- Live, lead, and THRIVE in the four fields of self, interpersonal relationships, teams, and the enterprise.
- Lead and guide others to live and work in accord with the nine disciplines of the Four Fields.
- Lead from the optimal place on the Spectrum of Leadership, from emergent to intentional, in any circumstance.
- Create a culture in which innovation, vision, execution, and collective learning are living, vibrant principles throughout your organization.
Four Fields of Leadership
The Four Fields methodology provides a powerful framework for understanding all aspects of human dynamics in an organization. Collectively they encompass tools for emotional intelligence, leadership, culture, team dynamics, interpersonal relationships, self-management, and more.
The Field of Self Disciplines
The ability to perceive and accurately interpret your inner state; and the ability to perceive and accurately interpret the world around you.
Knowing there are always choices, seeing the full range of choices, and choosing wisely.
A personal commitment to influence the world because you care. Only you can hold yourself accountable.
The Interpersonal Field Disciplines
Rooted in self-awareness, honesty requires courage and vulnerability. Honesty is proportional to how much of yourself you reveal.
The alignment of words and actions with your inner truth. Integrity is rooted in
self-awareness and honesty.
Arises from assessments you form about other people. Trust requires awareness of your assessments and your ability to ground them.
The Field of Teams Disciplines
The team has a clear, agreed upon mission.
Each team member is inspired to fulfill the mission, and each team member takes accountability for the success of the whole team. Everyone on the team has one another’s backs.
The team practices rapid cycles of review, assessing what they did well and what they could do better. They are always improving and moving towards fulfillment of the mission.
The Enterprise Field Disciplines
The ability to perceive, and accurately interpret, the inner state of the enterprise; and the ability to perceive and accurately interpret the state of the world around the enterprise.
Knowing there are always choices consistent with the values and purpose of the enterprise, seeing the full range of choices, and choosing wisely.
A commitment to always act in accord with the enterprise’s values and purpose; every individual takes ownership of the well-being of the entire enterprise .