Sustainable Growth:

Managerial Leadership

Inclusive Leadership

Leading Your Organization Towards Sustainable Success in the New Economy

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation Unlimited!


"If people are coming to work excited . . . if they're making mistakes freely and fearlessly . . . if they're having fun . . . if they're concentrating doing things, rather than preparing reports and going to meetings - then somewhere you have leaders." ~ Robert Townsend

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Inclusive Leadership Style and Approach1

  • Vision: the inspirational and visionary qualities of transformational leadership

  • Learning: the willingness to learn, and to facilitate the learning of others, of the learning leader

  • Stewardship: acting as a custodian of the organization's reputation, resources and future

  • Service: the perception of leadership as service to the community at large as well as to the organization

  • Sharing: the willingness to share the leadership role with others

Major Leadership Schools: Correlation


'One plus Five' Task of Inclusive Leadership3

  • Five: refers to the five key relationships - with:

    1. employees

    2. customers

    3. investors

    4. suppliers

    5. community

  • One: refers to the central role of leadership in providing a vision and the style of leadership which empowers people and the various stakeholder groups and enables them to focus on how to achieve, and share in, sustainable development.

6Ws of Corporate Growth

Creative Leadership DOs and DON'Ts

  • Don't assume you know it all; Seek ideas from all team members... More

Inclusive Leadership Defined


As an inclusive leader, you must adopt and live a set of values, which places human relationships centre stage and which defines the purpose of your enterprise in other than purely financial or commercial terms. "Such set of values will include respect for the individual, the elevation of service above self-interest, restraint in the use of power, and not, least, a concern for sustainable development... This leadership will need to be found not only in the organization's management but also among employees, customers, investors, suppliers and the community."1

Smart Executive

The Tao of Inclusive Leadership

"The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance. Stay centered within the Tao..." ~ Lao Tzu

"The wise leaders realize that a company exists in a complex educational, social, economic, and governmental ecosystem, thus it is responsible not only to stockholders but also to employees, customers, vendors and the community at large.  As old-fashioned and self-evident as this may seem, few of today's senior business leaders now practice this kind of balance. Too many of them prefer the side paths of short-term profits and short-term increases in what has been narrowly defined as "stockholder value." This created a crisis of trust," says James Autry.4

Systems Approach

Inclusive leaders perceive the organization as a complex system of mutually interdependent relationships, understand the links between the organization and the wider socio-economic environment and see organizational change

Balanced Business System

in the context of social and technological change. "It is this deep understanding of the nature of the interdependence that exists between the organization and its dynamic environment that provides the basis for the ability of leaders to contribute to the development of an inspiring yet achievable vision of the organization's future."1 Such vision should meet the needs of of the key stakeholders and at the same time provide the basis for an enterprise strategy to develop and sustain a competitive advantage.

Smart Business Architect

 Case in Point  Ford Motor Company

According to Bill Ford, Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor Company, the distinction between a good company and a great one is that a good company delivers excellent products and services, while a great company delivers excellent products and services and strives to improve the world.


Overall, Ford believes that the company needs leaders who can make informed business decisions and who can help the company better meet customer needs, increase shareholder value, and honor responsibilities to society.

Ford Motor Company is very serious about training new leaders who will help the company to prepare for a new business era and reach its goal of making a difference in the world. Ford provides training for its leaders in the Ford Leadership Center, where the focus in on building leaders, both men and women, who know how to get things done through the talents of their people... More





  1. "Building Tomorrow's Company", Philip Sadler

  2. "The Fifth Discipline - the Art and Practice of the Learning Organization", Peter Senge

  3. "Leading and Managing in the New Economy", Centre for Tomorrow's Company

  4. Real Power, James A. Autry & Stephen Mitchell

  5. SMART Executive, Vadim Kotelnikov

  6. 25 Lessons from Jack Welch, Vadim Kotelnikov

  7. Empathic Leadership, Bruna Martinuzzi

  8. The 4 Es of Leadership, Jack Welch

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