3 Roles of a Powerful Leader
March 17, 2016

A Powerful Leader is someone who has the ability to create a compelling vision of a future possibility that inspires, engages and empowers others to take action. At Awesome Journey the team of Executive Leadership Coaches have worked with 1000’s of C-Suite Leaders and we see that there are 3 key roles that Powerful Leaders leverage to see their visions come to pass:

  1. Steward – cares for specific things
  2. Teacher – creates learning experiences
  3. Designer – of intentional conversations


As a powerful leader you take your role as a steward very seriously causing you to focus on two areas that you deeply care about:

  1. Supporting the growth and development of your staff through well defined and measurable “Learning Plans”
  2. Building and fostering a High Performance Culture by having intentional conversations around the company’s core values and purpose/mission


The second key role that a powerful leader focuses on to bring the vision to pass is being an excellent teacher to their staff. As an excellent teacher you are disciplined at creating learning experiences for all staff. Three of the key skills that create and foster learning experiences are:

  1. Giving and receiving real time quality feedback around areas that others are doing well and supporting others in seeing their “Blindspots” to allow them to take their performance to a new level
  2. Weekly session to talk about key learning experiences each member of their staff had and learning experiences that the team had together and how they are using those experiences to move the organization forward
  3. Encouraging people to challenge the status quo by asking thought-provoking questions.


The final role that a powerful leader focuses on to bring the vision into reality is being a Designer of Intentional Conversations. There are several intentional conversations they are focused on having to ensure that the organization is High Performance:

  1. Creation of the Vision, Purpose and Core Values
  2. Strategies to execute the vision
  3. Systems, processes and Structures to support flawless execution of the strategic plan
  4. Clear agreements to support flawless execution

So I leave you with a question, “Which of the three roles do you need to focus on in order to support the transformation of your organization to the next level in performance?”