by Alina Dicu (Romania)

A leader’s journey begins at the moment of discovering who he or she really is because that moment allows the inner vision to be expressed.

That is why I strongly believe that the number one trait of a leader is VISION.

Vision is something that you see from within yourself. It is not something you create. It is something that arises from inside. Otherwise, it is not a vision, it is just a goal.

Of course that there are many people who have a vision or a dream. What truly qualifies a person to become a leader is his or her ability to give life to that vision. It is the phronesis that Aristotle was discussing in Nicomachean Etichs, Book 6. Phronesis,  or practical wisdom,  refers to “an individual’s capacity to discern what is worth doing together with the ability to get it done.” (Richard Halverson, Representing phronesis: supporting instructional leadership practice in schools, Northwestern University, 2002) As Aristotle put it, practical wisdom  „is not concerned with universal only, but with human affairs.”

Source: iCN Issue 20 (Executive Coaching); pages 31-32

About Alina Dicu

Alina Dicu is a business coach having more than 10 years of business experience. As founder of Initiation in the Purpose of Life Program she helps individuals to find and to extend their vision so they can grow their companies and live better lives.

As a leadership expert, Alina is leading one-on-one or group coaching programs for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their lives, their companies or their communities. Alina’s distinctive approach has helped many business owners to obtain the results they wanted through personal transformation that drives future success.