Sooner or later, many leaders will find that their accumulated management skills will only partially determine how effective and successful you can make a contribution to the organizational goals. Deep rooted patterns that have sometimes been passed on from generation to generation, turn out to be a deciding factor in this. Patterns that harbour a quality and at the same time, can be a trap. The transfer from the family system to your leadership style seems inevitable, until you understand why this transfer takes place.
With Systemic Leadership, Bas de Kruyff describes how the leader of today is still being influenced by his origin and descent. He also appoints the essential principles that allow you as a leader to function properly within the organizational system. With this, you are offered the framework to reflect on the deeper patterns in your leadership, of which the seed is often planted in your family system. All so you can make the conscious decision on how you will handle this in the future.
After all, as a leader, you are an important cog in the system that is your organization. And the way you function has a large impact on the functioning of the entire system.
Bas de Kruyff (1966) is a seasoned coach in the field of leadership and personal effectiveness. In his work, he keeps seeing how leaders are being unconsciously influenced by patterns from their descent in their current position. He himself has experienced how liberating it is when you have the conscious choice of whether to continue that pattern or to adjust to the direction that serves you and your organization the most.
In Systemic Leadership, he projects the basics of systemic work to the leadership theme. In addition to inspection of the conditions for a healthy functioning organization (the system), he provides the reader with suggestions on how to lead more based on trust, rather than fear, as a leader.