Influential leaders are doers in their field. They may be artists, football players, businessmen/women, politicians or whatsoever. Their common characteristic is that leaders need to make things happen.
The Unicist Ontology of Leadership describes the natural way an individual is able to exert leadership maximizing results and minimizing conflicts.
The Unicist Standard for leadership is based on establishing procedures to foster a leadership style that is functional to the goals that need to be achieved. Essentially, leadership implies the integration of authority, participation and power. This is self evident.
But when entering in the details of the Unicist Standard, the participation implies a true participation and the power implies non-exerted power.
True participation exists when the members of a group or community assume full responsibility for the actions they are doing or proposing. True participation implies the existence of a democratic driver.
Democracy in business implies that the validity of arguments is based on their objective foundations and not on the subjective value of the individuals or the weight of the votes of a majority. Every context has a different concept of democracy and the one that prevails is the one that corresponds to it.
Non-exerted power implies that there exists a dissuasion power that is not being used. There is one of the core differentiations of the unicist standard in leadership: the avoidance of the use of power to influence a group or individual.
NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute is the major research organization in the world in its specialty based on more than 3,500 researches in complexity science, until September 2010, applied to individual, institutional and social evolution. The applicative researches are based on the discovery of the Ontogenetic Intelligence of Nature and the consequent Unicist Theory of Evolution.