The Extraordinary Leadership IQ Matrix explores how to become a more persuasive, empowering, and inspiring leader. Some say that extraordinary leadership is something that is injected into our psyche at the moment of conception. Apparently, these leadership qualities come packaged as part of our DNA. We are, therefore, either born with the gift of extraordinary leadership or we, unfortunately, draw the short end of the straw. There are, however, other people who believe that extraordinary leaders are not born but rather nurtured and grow into their leadership roles.
Leadership is, in fact, a soft skill. And with all soft skills, it is something we can learn to develop and grow into over time. But the goal here isn’t to be an ordinary leader. To stand out, we must become extraordinary. Only in this way will we develop the skills and mindset needed to move and empower people towards a compelling vision of the future. And this map will show you exactly how that’s done.
Here is a quick breakdown of each branch of the Extraordinary Leadership mind map.
- Leadership Mindset: The first branch of this map explores what it takes to develop the mentality of an extraordinary leader. It specifically breaks down the numerous traits, principles, and qualities of an exceptional leader. This is the place to start if you want to embody the mindset of an extraordinary leader. You will need to carry this mindset into every situation and predicament you face as a leader. Only in this way can we become extraordinary.
- Indispensable Leadership Skills: The second branch of this map walks you through essential leadership skills that you will need to work on developing to improve your effectiveness and efficiency as a leader. These skills have been divided into personal skills and interpersonal skills. Begin by picking a couple of these to work on, and progress from there. It will, of course, take time to improve your proficiency in each of these areas. But becoming extraordinary is not supposed to be easy.
- Outstanding Leadership: The third branch of this map outlines how an extraordinary leader motivates people and deals with adversity. Motivating people is at the core of leadership. It’s, however, not so much about motivation, as it is about inspiration and empowerment. As a leader, you also need to challenge people to be their best selves and to make the best of every situation. Moreover, you need to understand how to handle difficulties and the uncertainties that may arise.
- Common Leadership Mistakes: The final branch of this map walks you through common leadership mistakes that will impede your ability as a leader. These include personal, interpersonal, and company mistakes. This branch will help you to become aware of these mistakes. You must, however, outline how you will circumnavigate each of these mistakes.
This map provides a roadmap and framework for becoming a more influential and impactful leader. Referencing it regularly and committing it to memory will help you to embed these concepts and ideas into your subconscious mind.
A mind map, of course, does this beautifully because it mirrors the synaptic connections made in your brain as you try to establish new habits of thought and behavior. It brings together key concepts and ideas that help your brain to fully integrate and process this information. The brain, subsequently, rewires itself as it attempts to establish new habits of mind. It’s an ideal tool for creating lasting change and transformation.
Stick with these principles, memorize and incorporate them into your leadership style and practices, and you will progressively gain more influence and develop the ability to get the best out of people and help them make the best of every situation.
When you purchase the Extraordinary Leadership IQ Matrix you will receive:
- A PDF copy of the IQ Matrix, which you can use for printing in high resolution.
- A JPG image file of the IQ Matrix, which is ideal for viewing on tablets and mobile devices.
- A Desktop Background version of the map you can use for reference on your computer.
- A MindManager file for those who wish to edit the content of the IQ Matrix.
- A printable PDF summary of this IQ Matrix to help you better understand each concept.
Additional visual resources and variations of this IQ Matrix might be added to your account page at no extra cost in the future.