SEVEN DIMENSIONS OF SPIRITUALLY INTELLIGENT LEADERSHIP
The seven dimensions of Spiritual Intelligent Leadership (SIL) and their associated competencies are diagrammed and defined below:
1. Mobilizing Meaning: Mobilizing meaning for the organization by articulating a vision for service and instilling a sense of purpose.
Awakening Purpose: Identify and maintain focus on the deeper values and mission that drive you and your organization.
Inspiring Service: Answer the question, “Why are we here?” Articulate how your work and organization serve needs and add value to those around you and to the world.
Articulate Vision: Painting a detailed and compelling picture of the future.
Reframing Difficulties into Opportunities: Finding meaning in adversity and setbacks. Relating to them as opportunities for growth and learning.
2. Interacting with Grace: Leading and interacting with dignity, beauty, and joy in such a way as to awaken hope, trust, celebration, and gratitude in ourselves and others.
Trust: Inspiring confidence, optimism, and hope for the future in yourself and in others.
Beauty: Recognizing the sparkle of life’s creative intelligence that shines through, in, and around us.
Joy: Radiating delight and bringing lighthearted playfulness, humor, and celebration to your engagements.
Gratitude: Appreciating ourselves, the people, the learning, and all the gifts we receive along the way.
3. Becoming Inner-Directed: Aligning with and inspiring others from your inner core of authenticity, freedom, confidence, and centeredness.
Centeredness: Staying calm, collected, grounded, and in command even amidst chaos and uncertainty.
Integrity: Being discerning and standing firm and in alignment with your values and truth.
Confidence: Expressing your unique, authentic self with ease, and comfort in your own skin.
Freedom: Thinking and acting creatively outside the box and breaking free from outside norms and conventions.
4. Cultivating Community: Fostering relatedness, teamwork, collaboration, and unity in and around your organization.
Connectedness: Feeling and cultivating connection and interpersonal relationships with others that are based on kinship, mutual understanding, collaboration, empathy, and compassion.
Synthesis: Finding connection and common ground by synthesizing conflicting or even paradoxical viewpoints into coherent, wider, and more inclusive perspectives.
Holism: Taking a wide and holistic “systems view” when looking at organizational situations and problems.
5. Showing Up Wih Authentic Presence: Bringing your full attention, focus, clarity of intention, and embodied power to every moment and interaction.
Attention: Being focused and present to what and who are in front of you.
Intention: Bringing awareness and clarity of purpose and intention to your engagements and interactions.
Empowered: Feeling and expressing your personal power that is embodied, strong, and grounded.
Passion: Emanating vigor, aliveness, and wholehearted devotion to your purpose.
6. Motivating Based on Truth: Orienting yourself and others primarily based on an open interest in the truth rather than on ego gratification.
Egolessness: Remaining humble and non-defensively open to hearing the truth from others’ perspectives and being interested in their feedback.
Openness: Staying curious and accepting of the truth. Learning and growing without defensiveness, resistance, or resentment.
7. Utilizing Your Inner Wisdom: Tapping into your intuition and inner wisdom, providing a wide perspective.
Intuition: Tapping into your gut sense, instinctive feelings, and other modes of knowing that augment strictly analytical and rational thinking in order to gain insight, creativity, or make important decisions.
Higher-Self: Connecting with and receiving guidance from parts of you that can access your higher, inner wisdom.
Devotion: Harnessing the power that comes from alignment with, and loyalty and devotion to, a force or cause greater than your individual self.
Practice: Applying practices to gain fresh new perspectives through times set for reflection, relaxation, and recharging.