111 Global Leadership Academies – The Leadership of Hope

Passionate leaders are the purveyors of hope; when we review the archives of history, we see that among the forceful distinctions of leadership, is a leader’s ability to generate hope.

So how does Neslyn.com consider the distinction of hope?

In establishing 111 Global Leadership Academies, Neslyn.com under the umbrella of LeaderShapeNow, consider hope to be a human factor that is dynamic, powerful social capital sustaining innovation and creativity.

Why is hope a key distinction within the creation of a new kind of leadership?

Leadership and hope are universal to human beings, leaders have always used hope to influence their behaviours and actions to make a difference in every aspect of human endeavour.

Leaders are agents of change, they epitomise a cause in the action; leaders within the role of change agents affect other people more than other people affect them. Within 111 Global Leadership Academies there lies The Future of Leadership, where a new kind of leadership is emerging. A leadership that calls for a new order, new vision for human potential, new priorities, new perspectives, application of new technologies that work for people, to release creativity and harness human potential.

111 Global Leadership Academies exists to enhance peoples’ creativity and to emphasise the strength that people exhibit rather than the symptoms of psychological pathologies. 111 Global Leadership Academies are here to give a hand up with peoples’ projects, plans and resources rather than giving a hand out.

The ultimate goal of 111 Global Leadership Academies is to understand and build the factors that allow individuals, communities and societies to flourish.

The empowering context of 111 Global Leadership Academies is to create an activating force that enables people, even when faced with the most overwhelming obstacles, to envision a promising future, to set, pursue and get goals that lead to wise choices to be healthy, wise and free. This is what 111 Global Leadership Academies believe to be the leadership of hope.

Within the empowering context of 111 Global Leadership Academies hope is comprised of emotion, thinking and feeling as well as a desire for a better future and future that works for everyone. 111 Global Leadership Academies led by Neslyn.com stand for leadership that opens up choices for each person to maximise his or her potential.

When you and everyone else on the planet get the joy of living your purpose and passion, then Neslyn.com get the joy of living with purpose and passion. For as long Neslyn.com exist, until you and everyone else on the planet get the understanding of a purpose driven life and the joy of living with purpose and passion, then the work of Neslyn.com is not complete. The hope of 111 Global Leadership Academies as envision by a strong ambassador, Baroness Debbie Stedman-Scott, deputy leader in the House of Lords, UK Parliament; is a world that adds value to people’s lives and a world in which no young person is on benefit.

I invite you to join the movement of The Future of Leadership, a new kind of leadership that creates a vortex for hope through 111 Global Leadership Academies. A vortex in which optimism and hope are intertwined; optimism moves towards goals and valued results and – hope is focused on setting goals and getting goals in order to attain a positive outcome for the future; with equal weight to both optimism and hope.

The Future of Leadership, operationalised through 111 Global Leadership Academies and is a movement whose time has come. The values of 111 Global Leadership Academies are underpinned with:

  • High self-esteem – arising from successful pursuit of your valued goals and entrepreneurism.
  • Self-efficacy – that is activated when you are faced with situations that calls for your self-empowerment and a belief in your capacity to achieve your desired goals. The stronger your reason for the goal, in other words, the stronger your why? The stronger your self-efficacy.
  • Self-Awareness – an important competency of the emotionally intelligent person. Emotionally intelligent leaders are aware of their emotional experience and they know what they are feeling most of the time. They have the capacity to recognise how their feelings impact their personal opinions, attitudes and judgements. (Roche Martin Emotional Capital Report). When you have signature strengths in self-awareness you will find that you begin to build your awareness muscle and you begin to scan the environment: physical, social and economic with awareness.
  • Hope and goal getting – as a catalyst for entrepreneurism, future action and results. There are distinct differences in how you may approach goal getting depending on your hope orientation. If you have high hope you will pursue your goal with affective zest and in contrast if you have low hope you will demonstrate affective lethargy in pursuit of your goals. In addition, high hope people not only energetically pursue their goals, they also generate more goals and are able to use feedback to generate successful goal attainment strategies.

Neslyn.com is leading the establishment of 111 Global Leadership Academies. The first academies will be established in mega cities where there are more than 10 million people in those cities, followed by others.

The first academy was launched on 1 May in Milan http://www.expo2015.org/en/learn-more

Join the movement of The Future of Leadership by becoming a member with the membership model of Neslyn.com. Should you wish to lead or supervise the leadership of one or more of the 111 Global Leadership Academies, then please send an email to Neslyn@Neslyn.com and you will have a integrity interview with Neslyn and her Partners.

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Star Performing Leaders

Star Performing Leaders

It is highly recognised that emotional intelligence skills are central to successful leadership.

Emotional skills are sometimes brushed aside as soft skills. Soft skills are sometimes broken down into personal attributes, such as: optimism, common sense, responsibility, a sense of humour, integrity, time-management and motivation.

In addition, interpersonal abilities, such as: empathy, communication the ability to teach, good manner and sociability may also be included.

I firmly believe that as a leader and entrepreneur it is essential that you have the capacity to release the creativity, vision, passion and workability of your people.

Your relationship skills and your capacity to engage  empathetically with others is crucial in order to enhance and capitalise  your workforce’s innovation, efficiency and effectiveness.

What differentiates star performing leaders from the rest?

Consciously developing relationships is the most valuable asset a star performing leader can cultivate because relationships represent a unique strategic resource.

“The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust.” – Brian Tracy

“No single factor predicts the productivity of an employee more clearly than his or her relationship with a direct supervisor.” –  Gallup Organisation

On reviewing my high performance coaching practice I have analysed that 85% of the time I spend with my clients, as a certified high performance coach, is spent on enabling leaders to improve their performance issues and challenges with others within the workforce.

Professor Martyn Newman, Sheffield Business School and Author of RocheMartin Emotional Capitalist Report states: Building relationship capital requires understanding and identifying the key relationships in your business and using practical strategies for leveraging them to improve the business. Good relationships with a wide range of people are necessary, and specific skills are involved to improve social effectiveness.

The first involves becoming aware of the work and social environment, it teaches you when, where and why to begin and end a variety of interactions.

The second part, interpersonal skills enhancement, covers verbal and non-verbal aspects of personal interactions – how to be a good listener, how to switch topics etc. and the third part centres on presentation skills.

Here are some of the reasons why I believe relationship skills is vital to star performing leaders:

  • Every relationship that your business has with everyone offers the potential for people to be touched, moved and inspired by you so hence, relationship skills is an asset and an investment.
  • Understanding the powerful role of emotions in the workplace separate the star performing leaders apart from the average.
  • I believe that one of the fundamental task of a star performing leader is to facilitate good feelings in the people being lead,  and that at the heart of leadership, the pulse is emotional. I believe that the root of emotional intelligence anchors what a leader does well. This emotional element is sometimes invisible and often ignored.
  • My experience as a board member for 25 years inclusive 10 years as Chairman of an NHS Commissioning Trust has taught me that relationships represent a unique strategic resource. Also, my study of psychology reminds me one of the oldest laws in psychology, which states that beyond a moderate level, increases in anxiety and worry erode mental abilities.

If people’s emotions are pushed toward the range of enthusiasm performance can leap; if people are pushed towards acrimony and anxiety, performance will fall. When leaders drive emotions positively, they bring out the best in everyone – Daniel Goleman

  •  Although emotions and moods may seem trivial from a business point of view, they have real consequences for getting work done. A study at Yale University on mood and performance, demonstrates that negative emotions: especially chronic anxiety, or a sense of futility, powerfully disrupt work and hijack attention form the task in hand.
  •  Reference to The Open Loop and other breakthroughs in brain research support the notion that leaders’ moods and actions have enormous impact on the people they lead – the key task of emotionally intelligent leaders is to inspire, keep people motivated and committed as well as to arouse passion and enthusiasm.
  •  There are sound business reasons why relationship skills make good business sense. Relationship skills add real commercial value to the balance sheet and this value can be measured in any successful business.
  •  Over 80% of job terminations are due to poor relationship skills not poor technical skills.
  • Most of us spend over 95% of our lives interacting with others.
  • Poor relationship between strategic leaders, entrepreneurs, line managers and staff can damage the financial bottom line of a business because poor relationships affect performance and strategic outcomes.
  • Creating effective relationships with those you need to get you where you want to be makes good personal, interpersonal and corporate sense.

In the context of emotional intelligence the development of competence in relationship skills is important because a good understanding of the impact of effective relationships helps you to:

  • Manage conflict with skill
  • Build effective relationships and be effective with people at all levels
  • Develop inter and intra personal intelligence within relationships
  • Focus on effective team relationships and measurable outcomes
  • Be effective with diverse groups of people and cultures
  • Increase your understanding and acceptance of others
  • Be effective in your personal relationships and preserve that which you value within the relationship.

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A New Kind of Leadership

“ . . . the idea of the future being different from the present is so repugnant to our conventional modes of thought and behaviour that we, most of us, offer a great resistance to acting on it in practice.”  – John Maynard Keynes, 1937

We are at a critical juncture in the history of human kind and a new kind of leadership is required to lead us into a new optimal world. The world is changing and we are entering a period of instability.  We are expecting to see significant trends within the next 3-4 years such as:

  1. Mobile devices are ever increasing. The primary method of communication in most businesses is by mobile devices. A new kind of leadership is needed to prepare both suppliers and purchasers for this increasing trend.
  2. Substantial numbers of new internet users are coming on-line, primarily from Africa, Asia and Latin America. As an entrepreneur it is essential to be internet savy. As a supplier, if your on-line offer is absent, then you are missing your share of the world sales.
  3. Organisations need to be flexible with a new kind of leadership, many projects will be managed on line, business may need to invest in creative, innovation and inspiring modes of production, learning and development opportunities.
  4. New technologies and new sciences will provide wider access to education, supply and demand. Hence, people will be empowered to reduce poverty. Economic trends suggest that there will be a growth in the global middle class, greater educational attainment, widespread use of new communications, manufacturing technologies, advances in health-care such as gene therapy and gene technology.
  5. Population trends show that approximately half the world’s population is under 27 years in age.

These trends raise significant questions

  • What do we mean by a new kind of leadership?
  • How will we lead in the future?
  • What is the education curriculum for the leaders of the future?
  • How will those in leadership response to global volatility and imbalance of resources?
  • Will there be a new kind of leadership to enhance the empowerment of human kind and release creativity of everyone for a new optimal world?
  • Will rapid changes and shifts in power and resource distribution lead to more interstate and intrastate conflicts?
  • What will be the role of emotional intelligence in reducing conflicts?
  • How will we use new and emerging technologies to provide energy, clean water and shelter
  • How will new technology boost economic productivity and solve problems?

So lets be optimistic and say solutions exists, in the face of those solutions what will be a new kind of leadership?

In addition to the trends already mentioned  there are tectonic shifts—critical changes to key features of our global environment that will affect how the world “works” .

The growth of the global middle class constitutes a tectonic shift: for the first time, a majority of the world’s population will not be impoverished, and the middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector in the vast majority of countries around the world. Individual empowerment is the most important mega-trend because it is both a cause and effect of most other trends—including the expanding global economy, rapid growth of the developing countries, and widespread exploitation of new communications and manufacturing technologies. (Source Mega Trends 2030)

www.Neslyn.com holds the possibility for a new kind of leadership. A leadership where the aspiration of human beings are encouraged. A world in which there is adequate nutrition for all, primary health care is more accessible to all, people are sheltered and there is care for their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Join the movement on the Future of Leadership, envision a new kind of leadership, become a game changer and cause a change in the world.


What are the benefits of joining www.Neslyn.com?

  1.  You will be a founding member and stakeholder in The Future of Leadership community, which is bringing together some of the world’s brightest and most influential leaders who will be instrumental in establishing Leadership Academies around the globe over the next decade and promoting a new wave of leadership.
  2. As a member you will have access to cutting-edge information and leadership development opportunities, including preferential invitations to member events, workshops and seminars that explore high performance and leadership competencies.
  3. You will have advance information about, and priority access to, opportunities offered by our sponsors and partners.
  4. You will be part of a mastermind group of inspiring leaders who come, in both the real and the virtual world, and to plan, discuss and network with a view to furthering the enquiry into leadership and the development of entrepreneurialism, especially among young people, women and minority groups.
  5. Founding members who are not part of the leadership team will also have a wide range of opportunities, big and small, to get involved with the Leadership Academies – both as individuals and on an organisational level – to provide services and make other key contributions
  6. Most importantly, you will be among the first to be offered the opportunity to head up – to lead, oversee, or become an ambassador for – one of the one hundred and eleven Leadership Academies being established by this community over the next twelve months in each of the major cities around the globe and/or to work closely with Dr Neslyn Watson-Druée on the International Steering Group for the international development of the Leadership Academies.
  7. When you join http://www.Neslyn.com/  as VIP member access pass, you will be invited to special VIP lunch, you will cover the cost of your lunch and you will have participation privileges, valued integrity partners discounts, prior knowledge of imminent opportunities, first right of refusal on new offerings and profits.