Fractal Leadership

Fractal Leadership

You find the 3 C’s everywhere. The 3 C’s of leadership, the 3 C’s of communication, the 3 C’s of trust, the 3 C’s of motivation, the 3 C’s of Credibility, the 3 C’s of customers, the 3 C’s of purpose and the list goes on.

Leadership complexity reflects in the varying perspectives on what makes a good leader and the variations of the selected 3 C’s. Let me explain by examples. One reference selected Confidence, communications, Character. Another reference opted for Communication, Confidence, Commitment. A third reference selected Competence, Consistency, Care. A fourth reference decided for Courage, Change, Communication. Still a fifth reference chose Chemistry, Character, Competency. A sixth reference decided for Clear vision, communication, culture. A seventh reference nominated Competence, Caring, Communication. In an interview conducted by Fatima G. Williams the interviewee Lynda Spiegel mentioned her 3 C’s of leadership as Caring, Charismatic, Credible. This reference assigned the 3 C’s of Competence, Consistency, Care. The 3 c’s of confidence, communication, character is assigned by this reference. An alternative set of 3 C’s is Communication, Confidence, Commitment. Competence, Courage, Compassion are the 3 C’s of leadership according to this reference.

The differences extend to engulf the attributes of the 3 C’s. For example, we may notice from above that communication is a frequent trait of great leaders, but then what are the 3 C’s of communication. A quick survey of literature revealed the following. One reference nominated Communicate, Collaborate, Commit. A second reference selected Clear, Concise, Consistent. A third reference chose Clarity, Consistency, Confidence. A fourth reference decided for Clear, Concise, Compelling. A slightly different version was suggested of Clear, Concise, Concrete by this reference. A different variation of Commitment, Consistency and Courage was called for by this reference.

You shall find the same variations of the 3 C’s on each attribute of what makes a great leader. This is a highly complex issue because one attribute feedback to another. For example, commitment affects our confidence and our ability- once we upgrade one we may upgrade the other non-linearly. I decided to try to put these triangles of 3 C’s on a fractal form to visualize them better and allow for more consistent comparisons and discussions. I started with my own version of a good leader from a previous post that I wrote more than two years ago. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have 3 C’s, but it is still triangular. Purpose is highlighted because purpose, among many other definitions, as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Why do we exist and why companies exist? The quality of the purpose defines the quality of life itself.


I used this definition of a great leader to build on what a fractal leader is. The image is color-coded so that we know which attribute belongs to what triangle. The largest triangle in has the Desirability, Ability and Purpose in black letters. From each of these attributes we have the 3 C’s that define it. For example, communication skills are defined in red colors by Clarity, Consistency, Courtesy. The same applies to the rest.

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I hope this buzz explains why we haven’t still arrived at what makes a great leader. However; I hope the buzz helps in standardizing our approaches.

What makes a great leader in your opinion?

Very respectfully I dedicate this buzz to Fatima G. Williams who has been a Caring, Committed and Courteous friend.



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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#50
Sorry for the late response my dear friend . The paradox for me reading your encouraging and supportive comment is that you say I am humble; yet I am bloated reading your comment and filling me with pride. A comment fro you is as you are honest, appreciative, generous and considerate. Thank you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#46
Enjoyed your 3 "D"'s and they sure extend the possibilities.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Farshad Asl- wrote a buzz today titled "The Three C's of 20/20 Vision" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@farshad-asl/the-three-c-s-of-20-20-vision I wish he had written his buzz to have mentioned it in this buzz. I share my comment on Farshad's valuable buzz Farshad Asl- six days ago I wrote a buzz on Fractal Leadership and the different combinations of the 3 C's that make a leader. Now you add different 3 C's of Crystal Clear Vision, Courage to Communicate the Vision, Compassion to Serve People. In my buzz I tried to also find out the 3 C's of each attribute. For example, the 3 C's of Communication Skills are: Clarity, Courtesy, Consistency. I wish I had read your thoughts before publishing my buzz to have incorporated your great thoughts in the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Thank you and I shall share my thoughts on all your comments once my thoughts have shaped up. This is an extremely interesting voyage, but it need some time to explore its beauty.

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #42

The value of time is in measuring. I have this discussion with my engineer son-in-law constantly. Is time a dimension or measurement? I lean to the measurement side as we consider the leadership or humanity perspective. Time is fractal because life is fractal. Can time itself make life fractal? I have a difficult time with this concept. If we say that time is in itself fractal then free will and freedom of humanity is somewhat scripted. I like to view time as the paper we print our free will upon. In some way from a very material/scientific view e may make the case for the fractal nature of time. But like all good science, a fact must translate into human wisdom, thus application in society. I sense that humans are naturally creationists. We want to create thoughts, service to others or invent a lawn mower. So in my theoretical world time supports this perspective. Time allows us to measure the energy of past experience against present thinking in order to promulgate a future that we can live. But time is static, humans are dynamic. Liked the video but was well over my understanding of the physics of our universe. I will say that i did gather that the smallest of things, print in time, great things.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
I started my search with two questions. The first one is about if time is fractal or not? There are two different perspectives. One it is not. The other it is. The second question is about the dimension of a fractal time. I found a very interesting video that you may like to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUptY_GkKzQ SO much more to work on

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #40

#40
Consider time as the paper the fractal prints on. Time is something we measure from a the rear view mirror. The fractal prints within the present. Time can limit or expand our concepts in relation to action, but it can only be printed within the present moment. What you choose to do:) Which brings us to the ultimate human question, why do fractals always print the same way? A question that is far beyond my capability of understanding. But as a leader if we know it is going to print certain ways we can seek the pattern within the third dimension that helps us move forward. Although understanding the fractal is quite adventuresome i will have to say harnessing the idea is leadership.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#39
I have to ponder a lot on your comments here. Your writing "A leader should stretch to another layer/dimension of viewing the path forward. He/she can then begin to see the greater future with out the shackles of the past". Is time fractal? If so, what is the fractility of time? I am sure I shall be investing considerable time in the next few days to uncover the "iceberg" of your comment Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #38

#36
Time is the fourth dimension whereby the future is becoming the present. In keeping with your question what makes a great leader within the graphic, being able to open the third dimension is the key. Present circumstances that are guided by the past tend to extend the problem. A leader should stretch to another layer/dimension of viewing the path forward. He/she can then begin to see the greater future with out the shackles of the past. In this context the fourth dimension or time is the fixed path that will be handed to you if you don't act. Secondarily the transcendence to the a third alternative/3rd dimension is determining what to do with the fixed position of time.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#37
My choice is mostly Comm (2) + (Conf). The comm is both communication and commitment and Conf stands for confidence. I have very close thinking to your . I like your explanation of why you selected these 3 C's. Yes, confidence brings trust and trust glues the leader to followers.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#35
This is a splendid comment Harvey Lloyd. You are correct. We study fractals in two dimensions and three dimensions, but the three dimensions image far more details. For example, when studying the complexity of the population growth we may limit ourselves to two dimensions, the current population and the next time population. However; introducing a third dimension by adding population at time (+2) then we have a three-dimensional image (t+0, t+1, t+2). So many more fascinating picture results. I wonder what would you term the three dimensions and how to include the time factor. Instead of population we may consider the population of each of the three C's. I am really wondering what would you name the three dimension for you evoke so many new ideas in my mind. Thank You

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

3 years ago #35

I really enjoyed the rabbit hole of digesting your graphic. I came to a thought where the graphic represents the two dimensional space that we typically live in. Given our own existence as one dimension while others introduce the second. What would happen if we expressed your graphic in a third dimension. The dimension of choice. This third dimension would expand the graphic into spaces where we explore and act on the other two. This third dimension would also be the edge of our fear of breaking with the other two dimensions. I find this thought experiential exciting as we look at the edge of our adventure into growth. The two dimensional plane is fractal as we introduce the two parties to tradition, experiences and current status. When leadership steps back from these two planes they get to see the 3rd dimension. The dimension of "what if" and begin to design the 3rd. When we see resistance we can realize that the two dimensions are battling the third. This would express that the leader really needs to express the third dimensional space they can expand into thoroughly. This is a great thought exercise in understanding that fractals are not merely 2 dimensions but rather 3.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Will do soon and tag you Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal. Thank you for the inspiration

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#31
This is a serious issue because it deactivates the author bees Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal. Fortunately, @Javier beBee is attending to this problem. I feel sorry that some great comments elapsed.

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #32

#30
Looking forward to reading your buzz on the "Diamond Leader". It sounds rather refreshing, something that more people would strive to be. It always feels so good to read your buzzes. It gets my mind working on a different level, altogether.

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #31

#29
Yes, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee....fortunately I can see both our comments here. I have been struggling with this issue for a quite a while now.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
What a great anaolgyProma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal! You remind me also of the 4 C's of diamond (Carat Weight, Cut, Color, Clarity). We say a yellow man and you know what color means in this face. Or, we say green fingers for the inexperienced leader. To be followed a leader must have his/her Carat weight). And so on.... The Diamond Leader- a new topic to discuss

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#27
At least I find your comment here Proma \ud83d\udc1d Nautiyal. I hope you find my comment here as well. I thank you also for sharing the buzz

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #28

Great buzz, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! You explained the concept of the 3Cs beautifully and it kind of make me think of all the 3Cs surrounding us, an important one being the 3Cs of a diamond. It seems the material world has not escaped the influence of this method, either. For me when it comes to leadership, here are the 3Cs I would vote for: Caring, Courteous, Competent. There are so many more I would like to add here, but I think this the best way I could summarize what I would expect from a leader or would hope to be, if I was a leader.

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

Proma 🐝 Nautiyal

3 years ago #27

#25
I have been facing the same problem on multiple buzzes, Milos Djukic. I hope they fix it soon.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #26

https://www.bebee.com/content/2200838/1684895

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #25

I will not post again the same comments. This is a serious technical problem that needs to be solved. Thank you.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #24

My comments (3) within this post was re-directed or deleted for some reasons.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I am thankful to @Fatima Williams and Debasish Majumder for his great support and comments that again appeared somewhere else.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
Thank you for your lovely sharing Bill Stankiewicz, \ud83d\udc1d Brand Ambassador

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
You are the man who oozes honey Bill Stankiewicz, \ud83d\udc1d Brand Ambassador

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Thank you Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I responded earlier to your comment, but it was placed on another buzz as is the case of many other comments. I appreciate your unfailing support.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
I understand from Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee that the issue of comments on this buzz being re-directed to two other buzzes has been solved. Thank you Javier.

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

Great buzz here

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

Great read here much enjoyed piece of honey 🍯

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Another masterpiece Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - Three In One, an Intriguing design to churn - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@debasish-majumder-ambassador-bebee-com/three-in-one-an-intriguing-design-to-churn, IMO, one of the most important facets of leadership is common sense.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #15

I am blown away at the magnitude of your humbleness dear @Ali Anani.Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee How is it that you are able to make us your followers Curious, Creative and mirror your nature of being Collaborative. You are truly a Fractal Charismatic Leader I'm sure everyone here on beBee would agree. You offer a challenge, seek ideas and contributions and provide them back with recognition for our contributions. This is what every manager and anyone who leads must do. You make us all feel Emboldened and Powerful and aspire to be a great leader like your humble self. Thank you

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #14

I am blown away at the magnitude of your humbleness dear @Ali Anani. How is it that you are able to make us your followers Curious, Creative and mirror your nature of being Collaborative. You are truly a Fractal Leader I'm sure everyone here on beBee would agree. You offer a challenge, seek ideas and contributions and provide them back with recognition for our contributions. This is what every manager and anyone who leads must do. You make us all feel Emboldened and Powerful and aspire to be a great leader like your humble self. Thank you

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #13

I am blown away at the magnitude of your humbleness dear @Ali Anani. How is it that you are able to make us your followers Curious, Creative and mirror your nature of being Collaborative. You are truly a Fractal Leader I'm Milos Djukic and everyone here on beBee would agree. You offer a challenge, seek ideas and contributions and provide them back with recognition for our contributions. This is what every manager and anyone who leads must do.  You make me feel Emboldened and Powerful and aspire to be a great leader like your humble self. Thank you 

Randall Burns

Randall Burns

3 years ago #12

#8
#11 Great article Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee A wise Chef told me many years ago; "In order to be a good leader, you MUST be a good follower"

Debasish Majumder

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #11

three C's of Creativity, congruence, convergence and congregation, which i guess, enable to navigate with new configuration, paving the societal fabric with new and changed dimension. lovely buzz sir Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz sir.

Pascal Derrien

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #10

Leadership is common sense in action although some may call it vision it is down to do the right thing.....

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#8
You bring a very fresh point Bill King attention for it hasn't been mentioned before. The point I refer to is your writing "One of the greatest lessons I have learned from the people who follow you and the people who you follow is how to follow". This is a hugely important point. What is a nice coincidence here is that I have till now only shared this buzz with my followers and therefore you prove your point for being a great follower and worthy of following you. The second point you mention is movement. No leader can clap alone. The leader needs few followers who can in turn bring more followers and so on till the point of the leader reaches its tipping point. The "early followers" have a great impact and I fully concur with your point.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
It is a fractal system and I deliberately wrote the words in same color for each attribute hoping that it would make the chart easier to follow. Thank you Jerry Fletcher. Yes, the desire to lead has to be there, but also it has to nourish because the ability increases thus feeding the desire to learn more and be more able to deal with challenges.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#6
Thank you dear for your concise comment. You may be indirectly referring to born leaders as natural leaders. If we review the 3 C's attributes of leaders we find that many of them are also skills. You aren't born with all skills and quite few of them can be learned and matured to become a habit of a good leader. When they develop as a habit they become a natural part of a leader. The fractal leader stays the same on all scale and has self-similarity. This is when the leaders allows for the tributes to network and feedback to each other freely and without interference.

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #6

Ali, I think I follow your reasoning but the labeling in the chart is hard for me to decipher. I've found over the years that leadership can be developed if a good trainer is available but the desire to lead must be present unless circumstances force one into the role. In my experience, the best leaders step into the role when and as needed. Few of the good ones think they should lead in all circumstances.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
Thank you again my friend. Unfortunately, turning the drawing into an image brings down the quality of the original. Relieved again that it is clear on the screen. Thank You

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

3 years ago #4

It looks even better on a computer screen (I wrote my previous comment after viewing the whole buzz on my phone)...

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#2
Thank you Zacharias \ud83d\udc1d Voulgaris- I am relieved that the diagram makes sense to you. It was a challenge to write.

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris

3 years ago #2

Truly insightful diagram! I wish there were more of these, for other essential ideas of professionals, across different domains.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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