The Demand for A New Generation of Leaders
Nikimac supports Corporate, Government, and Entrepreneurial business clients with focused execution by establishing the required elements for the organization to be future-ready to achieve Business Excellence by:
- Transforming leaders and their conduct, capabilities, competencies, and character
- Building high-performance cohesive teams
- Creating the right organization culture, capacity, and capabilities.
- Cultivating creative ideas and solutions to gain competitive advantages and increase bottom line.
- Engaging and executing social innovative programs to drive environmental and social impact.
Nikimac prepares clients with an intentional focus to develop their transformational leadership approach that results in the transformation of the individual, organization, and social system. Transformational leaders cause positive and valuable impact in followers; transforming the followers into leaders.
Authentic transformational leadership:
- Enhances their followers' performance through inspiration, motivation, and morale
- Builds high performing cohesive teams that are purpose-driven and committed to achieving the organization mission.
What is Business Excellence?
“Business Excellence is defined as the ‘Outstanding practices in managing the organisation and achieving results, all based on a set of eight fundamental concepts, these being: results orientation; customer focus; leadership and constancy of purpose; management by processes and facts; people development and involvement; continuous learning, innovation and improvement; partnership development; and public/social responsibility.”
— European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM)
Nikimac challenges the status quo of organizations to thrive for an achievement of Business Excellence. A paradigm shift, but an important aspiration for any organization with a vision to be future-ready and attaining that competitive edge. This radical change and breakthrough:
- Impacts the organizational culture, social responsibility, and leadership capability
- Must be driven top-down to gain buy-in and commitment at all levels of the organization hierarchy.
- Requires the development of Transformational Leaders to lead by example, inspire followers, and influence the change required to collectively achieve the future-state vision.
What is Transformational Leadership?
Transformational Leadership is defined as a leadership approach that results in the transformation of the individuals, organizations, and social systems. Transformation leaders cause positive and valuable impact in followers; transforming the followers into leaders. Authentic transformational leadership enhances their followers and their performance through inspiration, motivation, and morale.
Transformational Leaders inspire and influence their followers, teams, and others to build cohesive high-performance teams, working together to
- Implement innovative and creative ideas
- Drive continuous improvement
- Remain nimble, adaptable and flexible
- Nurture critical relationships
- Garner success through partnership to achieve future vision
Bass Transformational Leadership Theory emphasizes the importance of leaders to cultivate relationships; gaining the trust, admiration and respect of the people whom they are blessed to lead. Bass outlined three ways for leaders to transform their followers and teams:
- Provide clear communication to improve the awareness of the organization purpose, the importance and relevance of the project, change or task.
- Engage the followers by building trust, understanding, and supporting them at the individual level, their personal and professional goals; inspiring and influencing the followers to align their interest with the organization goals and objectives; ultimately building cohesive high-performance teams.
- Make the followers higher-order needs happen.
Recently, Bass highlighted that genuine and sincere Transformational Leadership is planted and deeply rooted in moral principles. Bass provided four moral foundational elements for Transformational Leadership:
- Individualized consideration
- Inspirational motivation
- Idealized influence
- Intellectual stimulation
Nikimac PILL, Transforming Leaders Framework
Nikimac utilizes the Nikimac PILL, Transforming Leaders Framework as the approach to develop the leaders with Transformational Leadership skills. Nikimac PILL provides the framework to mentor, coach, educate, facilitate, and develop the clients and their transformational leadership skills. Transforming individuals into leaders who inspire followers, empower others, influence changes, and implement innovation for the organization to attain a future-ready vision; creating a legacy beyond the walls of the organization for the next generation.
Each of us, as an individual is uniquely created, as a smart and talented masterpiece; with creativity, dominion and authority to lead, build and innovate. When we are motivated, we are set up to be fruitful and multiply our talents, skills, natural aptitudes and gifts. As humans, we are not created to survive this life merely but to thrive, to be the best and fulfill the very purpose of our creation.
Eleanor Roosevelt, once said, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
Nikimac genuinely focuses on each client to engage them an individual. Intentionally mentoring, coaching, and inspiring them to discover their purpose. Nikimac then empowers each person to take ownership and walk in their purpose with grace, excellence, resilience, courage, hope, and honour; growing abundantly both personally and professionally.
Nikimac also helps the organization to communicate the vision, its purposeand the importance of the change, the goals and future aspirations. Nikimac inspires and influences the leaders and their teams to be passionate about the achievements of their unique purpose in alignment with the purpose of organization; thereby becoming purpose-driven.
Nikimac leads by example, displaying the attributes of an authentic transformational leader; focuses on nurturing each client individually, building real trust, giving genuine care to cultivate strategic relationships and supporting their needs.
When people uncover their purpose, they are empowered to define and identifywho they are, where they find themselves, and what are their aspirations for the future; personally and professionally. Having a sense of purpose and clear articulation of their identity allows the client, as an individual, to establish goals by maximizing their potential, as well as transforming their self-image, self-value, self-worth in alignment with future expectations. Nikimac works with the client to uncover their individual purpose and develop their leadership identity; engaging them to establish goals and empowering them to achieve these goals.
Nikimac will also work with the individual to develop an understanding of the organization’s mission; providing an awareness of what they are working towards, how their contributions impact the big picture, the bottom line, and organization's future direction. This helps to establish alignment, fit and ground their leadership identity development. (See Figure B below)
The aim is to get the person engaged, empowered and to believe in the organization, the future strategic direction and the management; defining their leadership identity, association, values, personal, and professional goals connection with the organizational mission and future aspirations. Once engaged, Nikimac:
- Encourages and supports the individual through setbacks, conflicts or changes.
- Equips and educates the person with the resources, processes, and tools to develop the competencies and capabilities required to meet the established personal, professional and organizational goals.
- Empowers and energizes the individual to attain and align their personal and professional path, becoming purpose-driven, motivated, loyal, innovative problem solvers; caring about the growth and well-being of the organization.
- Elevates, celebrates, and supports the person through continuous development and learning towards achieving the organizational goals and attainment of the defined future-ready vision
Leadership is the ability to influence followers positively. Leadership is not just a position or a title; within each of us are the capabilities to lead. The individual is mentored to establish the purpose of his or herself, gain an awareness of the purpose, and importance of the organization and the change/task. They are equipped to uncover their leadership identity as an individual, make the association, and connect with their goals to the organizational vision. The person is empowered to take their natural role as a leader and educated to master the transformational leadership skills.
Nikimac will transform the organization by influencing the senior management to develop Reward Programs. Nikimac will challenge the existing organizational culture and leadership to reward and recognize Transformation Leaders as Role Models as they demonstrate integrity, honesty, the desired leadership characters, their positive impact on others, record-breaking performance and contribution to organization goals in the attainment of thefuture-ready vision.
The purpose is to empower the individual in being recognized as a leader of integrity, displaying authentic transformational leadership attributes and actions; gaining the trust and respect of their teams to achieve the organization's goals. Nikimac mentors, coaches, and develops each person to improve their Transformational Leadership capabilities and competencies in alignment with the new organizational culture. These new transformational leaders are transparent, lead by example, and influence positive changes in themselves, their followers, their teams, others, the workplace, the community, and the world.
“The primary role as a leader is to help others, their followers, the teams, the organization, and ultimately society to become better.”
— Nicola McFadden, Nikimac PILL, Transforming Leaders Framework
Nikimac will equip and educate each client with the training, resources, processes, tools, and required to excel. Nikimac will also encourage, empower, energize and elevate the individual as an influential transformational leader to develop their followers and create high-performance cohesive teams.
Nikimac coaches the client to building a legacy for the future generation and taking public responsibility; contributing to innovative ideas or brainstorming concepts for new services/products, and/or volunteering to programs that are positively impacting economic, societal and environmental concerns. Nikimac mentors each client to become renown Transformational Leaders of Excellence; empowered and elevated to pioneer changes and blaze new trails. These new Transformational Leaders take the initiative to lead innovative projects, processes, and capabilities within the organization as well as leave a mark beyond the walls of the organization:
- They are results oriented, customer focused, influential leaders of integrity with the constancy of purpose,
- They manage by processes, metrics and facts, and are determined to develop and involve people.
- They are continuous learners, leading innovations and improvements.
- They champion and partner in new development and changes, and take public responsibility.
The future organization is challenged to recognize efforts and reward results of the contributions of these new breed of transformational leaders and the positive impact they will make on the future organization. They are being empowered to transform the organizational culture, actualize the goals of organizational excellence, and create a legacy beyond the walls of the organization for the next generation.
We are Transformational Leaders... transforming others!
Why Nicola and the Nikimac PILL?
Nicola has gained tremendous successes leveraging the Nikimac PILL, Transforming Leaders Framework, including to:
- Mentor, coach, facilitate, train, and develop each business client- transforming life, transforming leadership, transforming business!
- Develop transformational leaders who inspire, challenge, engage, transform, and align followers to the organizational goals.
- Transform Corporate and Entrepreneurial Leadership to be trusted, admirable, loyal and respected.
- Accelerate and embrace change to be future-ready, attain Business Excellence, and create world-class organization.
- Create a legacy for future generations by confidently impacting the community, society, and the world with creative solutions, new business ventures, products, processes, and services.
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