Watching a video of Edwin H. Friedman during a course he raised several characteristics a self-differentiated leader should have.

  • Vision
  • Stamina (ability to withstand mutiny)
  • Persistence
  • Self-Regulation in the face of sabotage

This leader would be one devoted to a vision and cause above and beyond the people involved with that cause.

He goes on to say that the way to change a system is a shift in the emotional processes, not through some gathering of information. If there is to be a willed shift it must come from the leadership.

Really interesting and seems to line up with my view of leadership. Will require more mulling over.