Stop Destroying Value: Six Leadership Disciplines


The talk discusses the six key leadership disciplines that can help leaders stop destroying value. It emphasizes the importance of personal and team development, alignment, inclusion, inspiration, wellness, and effective planning.


  • ๐Ÿ—๏ธ Six key leadership disciplines to stop destroying value
  • ๐Ÿ’ช Emphasis on personal and team development, alignment, inclusion, inspiration, wellness, and effective planning
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Importance of individual wellness and reducing energy wastage
  • ๐Ÿค Creating an inclusive environment and reducing energy costs for everyone
  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ Inspiring oneself and others, celebrating victories, and involving the team in decision-making
  • ๐Ÿ“š Continual learning and accepting the need for change
  • ๐Ÿš€ Strategic planning to minimize wastage and seize opportunities
  • ๐Ÿค Ensuring alignment within teams and organizations to achieve collective goals.

  It uses actual skills from 1% Leadership so that the audience can easily use the book as a reference as they strengthen their leadership practice.

Key Takeaways: Leaders need to practice skills at Wellness, Inclusion, Inspiration, Development, Planning, and Alignment; and these skills apply at all levels: individuals, teams, and organizations.

Interested in bringing this talk or a variant to your organization?

Recorded Appearances

Brief version recorded for YouTube.

Video forthcoming: RVASEC (June 14, 2023)

Talk overview and key slides

Work is the conversion of energy (from people) into value (for an organization). It doesn’t matter if the organization is employment; this definition holds for community organizations, non-profits, social activities, and even families. Leadership is the activities that modify this conversion. Hopefully for the better, but often times for the worse.

Most of the ways that leadership shows up is in destroying value by wasting the energy of your team.

There are six disciplines that leaders can work on to improve the value created from energy; sometimes by wasting less energy, sometimes by managing the conversion into value better, and sometimes by better use of the value created. Each discipline, poorly practiced, is sufficient to destroy value, so you can’t afford to overspecialize.

You need to balance your leadership, and improve whatever you’re worst at.

A quick look at some skills, that support each of these disciplines. Some skills are skills an individual can apply to themselves; others are for leaders to apply to their teammates; and some are applicable across an entire organization.

Wellness: maximize the energy brought into the organization.

Inclusion: reduce the energy cost people pay just to exist in a space.

See an Inclusion Microtalk here!

Inspiration: align people’s desire to do work with the organization’s need for work.

Development: give people the skills to change the world.

Planning: ensure that work isn’t wasted, and that opportunities are seized.

Alignment: keep teams from working at cross-purposes.



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