The Four Vs of Leadership: Vision, Values, Vitality, Value-Added Vitality
The Four Vs are the cornerstones of our work and personal lives. The Four Vs of Leadership does not conform to the usual genre of leadership, in that, despite its title, it does not seek to suggest any simplistic formula for success.
The Four Vs – Vision, Values, Value-added and Vitality - are the essential ingredients of effective leadership. They provide a framework for life and work that interrelates professional and personal priorities. Rather than being just another “Leadership framework”, the Four Vs of Leadership is best described a philosophical and approach towards grooming and leading people. Peter Shaw, is an experienced executive coach who has spent many years coaching senior people in both public and private sector organisations after himself leading a successful career as a senior civil servant.
Vision - Your vision will become clearer. It might be a specific vision in terms of your work or your community. There will be a coherence in your vision of who you are and who you want to be that links each aspect of your life: it will be a dynamic vision that is evolving with you enabling constructive changes to happen in different spheres of your life while recognising your responsibilities.
Values - Your values will be consistent across each aspect of your life. You will understand where your values come from and why they are such a core part of you. You will intend to take forward your values strongly in the way you live in community with others. You will be looking at all your decisions in relation to your values.
Value-added – You will have thought very hard about where you want to add value. You will be rehearsing and practicing in areas where you want to strengthen your capacity to do so. You will not be daunted for long by setbacks but will be developing the resilience to maintain your value-added whatever the pressures.
Vitality - You will have taken a fresh look at your sources of energy. You will be experimenting with different ways of ensuring freshness and joy in your life. You will have moved on from the notion of rigid concepts of work/life balance to testing how each activity is sapping you or re-energising you. You will be viewing time in a very different sort of way and will not be ruled by the clock; instead you will be strongly influenced in your use of time by how you can influence others for good in the most constructive way.
What does seizing the future mean for you as a leader? In this pro-active workshop on “the 4 Vs of Leadership” Peter Shaw will address five key skills that senior leaders need to seize the future successfully. These key skills are:
- Accept new reality
- Promote fresh thinking
- Ensure effective engagement
- Embrace radical approaches
- Pace your energies
Whether the future holds continued focus, renewed growth, painful restructuring or complete reappraisal, it needs to be faced up to and addressed successfully. The outcome from your participation in the workshop will be that you will be equipped to:
- Be upbeat and assertive, coupled with realism and humility
- Be confident to lead by example and have a bigger impact than in the past
- Pace the use of energy to ensure difficult tasks get done well
Who Should Attend
Seizing the future demands an upbeat and assertive approach coupled with realism, humility and the confidence to lead by example. It involves standing back, re-evaluating and being liberated from those previous frames of reference that constrain. The most successful leaders do this while remaining true to clear guiding values.
Effective Leadership is about the individual and since most individuals in business have never spent much time thinking about what their personal principles are. If a person is serious about being an effective leader, taking them through the all important thought process. Strongly recommend for business leaders and professionals looking for some help and guidance in reflecting on their own four Vs. We would also recommend it to professionals such as Career Advisors, Professional consultants, Senior officers from government & not-for- profit sector, Careers and Executive coaches. Peter is an excellent coach and this workshop therefore provides an insight into his passion and life work.
Influential Leadership Guru – Peter J.A Shaw
The workshop will be led by Peter Shaw who is a Visiting Professor of Leadership Development. He coaches senior leaders in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Peter has written a number of influential, leadership books including: “Making Difficult Decisions”, “Raise Your Game”, and “Finding Your Future the Second Time Around”. Peter was also Government Regional Director in the north east in the early 1990s so he is well acquainted with issues faced in the north east
Peter has written 6 influential leadership books including ‘The 4Vs of Leadership: vision, values, value added and vitality’, ‘Finding your Future: the second time around’ and ‘Making Difficult Decisions: how to be decisive and get the business done’. Peter and Robin Linnecar have written the definitive guide to coaching entitled ‘Business Coaching: achieving practical results through effective engagement’. He has recently been appointed Visiting Professor of Leadership Development at Newcastle University Business School.
Education, Qualifications, Professional Positions
- Diploma in Advanced Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching
- MCS (Christian Studies) – Regent College, University of British Columbia
- MSc Traffic Engineering and Planning – Bradford University
- B Sc Geography – Durham University
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
- Fellow of the Institution of Highway and Transportation
- Former Visiting Professor of Education – Durham University
- Governor – Godalming Sixth Form College
- Governor – St John’s College, Durham University
- Selection Board Chair for Guildford Diocese
- Member of the Institute of Directors
- Member – Court of Newcastle University
- Awarded the CB by the Queen in 2000
Peter has held a wide range of Board posts covering finance, personnel, policy, communications and delivery. He has worked in five Government Departments (Treasury, Education, Employment, Environment and Transport). He has delivered major national changes such as radically different pay arrangements for teachers, a huge expansion in nursery education, and employment initiatives which helped bring unemployment below a million. Peter led the merger of the Departments of Education and Employment and subsequently the creation of the Department for Education and Skills. As Finance Director he managed a £40 billion budget and introduced radical changes in funding and accountability arrangements. In three Director General posts he led strategic development and implementation in major policy areas with approaching 1,000 staff in diverse locations.
As a Governor of a Sixth Form College and a University College he has led on ensuring highly effective institutions. As Chair of selection panels for the Guildford Diocese he has been closely involved in developing people in the voluntary sector.Peter’s clients enjoy frank, challenging conversations leading to fresh thinking and new insights. It is the dynamic nature of the conversations that is a stimulus for creative reflection and new action. He is often working at the interface of the public and private sectors and assisting Chief Executives and Board members in taking on new roles and in major organisational change.
Peter coaches at the Permanent Secretary, Director General, Director and high potential levels in the public sector and at equivalent levels in the private and voluntary sector. He has worked with individuals and senior teams drawing from his Board and cross sector experience.
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