The Unicorn Leader

Namrata Dhasmana


“True leadership is not wearing the crown to show others;

It is standing out in the crowd fearlessly and calmly by empowering others to put on the crown themselves.”

Yes! It’s a challenging attribute and so is Leadership.

Leadership is a responsibility of being unique!!

Like the Unicorn are true leaders mythical creatures or rare to find?

It took a pandemic to bring about a mindset shift to understand the importance of a leader and the need to call for attributes which were never emphasized upon.

True Leadership is the Need of Hour.

How and where does the Journey of development of Leaders to be a Unicorn Leadership begin?

Our learnings are mostly influenced by the place we are born as the socio-economic factors creates our belief system. The learnings and the beliefs need a mindset shift when we step out in the world,

And meet  diverse people and  see divergent perspectives.

Have we fully accepted this change?  Are we adaptable to the mindset shift?

What stops us? What can we do to become better at what we do?

Fear makes us defensive till the time we continue with our fixed mindset.

The fear of socio-economic factors and not being acknowledged by others.

The moment we push our boundaries we create new perspectives and open the doors to develop our attributes.

Herein begins the journey!

In this path of evolution, people who realise their core values begin to lead their lives and practice SELF Leadership.

They evolve to be  LEADERS.

To lead your life in every situation and giving Inspiration to others to make them also lead their life are attributes of Unicorn Leaders.

What are these Unicorn Leaders?

As Unicorn is a rarest animal and sometimes believed to be mythical, how do we ensure these rarest of the rare qualities forms a relevant part of our ecosystem.

Unicorn leaders are not very different and complex but live and lead their lives by being Self Aware with the utmost simplicity.

“Rarest of Rare is the Simplest of the Simple”.

“Any intelligent fool can make things better, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius- and a lot of courage- to move in the opposite direction”.

Albert Einstein.

Is Unicorn Leadership difficult to explore?

No, I don’t think so.

It is rare because of Instead of reserving the term ‘leader’ for only societal heroes like Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill Hill, or Nelson Mandela, it is also within everyone -   if the journey of self development is done consciously. All we have to feel significant enough is to make a real impact on other people and live life for a larger purpose. It requires a small push to get onto the path of knowing self. This journey allows us to gain a wealth of experience.

A Unicorn Leader is mindful and a self-aware leader who have been leading her/his life with an influence of creating followers.


A Unicorn Leader is a Conversationally Intelligent Person who knows how to master her/his strong and impetuous senses.

These Leaders contribute in their capacity in doing righteous things for long term impact and sustainability in the ecosystem.

“I’ve learnt that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel”

Maya Angelou.

When a Unicorn Leader speaks to you the conversations trigger higher levels of dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins and other chemicals to give the other person a security of Trust and Openness and they feel at ease.

Our planet is constructed by various elements for sustainability. With unicorn leaders we are also taking a step to make our planet a better and inclusive place for all. Such leaders consider equality of education to remove various biases.

Unicorn Leadership is not an impossible thing to achieve but only need to be encouraged to reinforce positivity and create magic. 

Unicorn Leadership is a lifestyle.

So, what do you think Unicorn Leadership- is it Mythical or Rare?