Leadership Skills & The Fifth Disciplines


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Leadership Skills & The Fifth Disciplines

  1. 1. LeadershipSkills Leadership Skills
  2. 2. LeadershipSkills Introduction 2 What makes for a great leader?  Is it something to do with inward characteristics?  Is it more about outward presence?  Is it about the ability to create a vision and get others to commit to it? The answer is all of the above. By accepting the challenge to lead, you come to realize that The only limits are those you place on yourself.
  3. 3. LeadershipSkills 3 Introduction  The leader innovates whereas the manager administers  The leader inspires trust whereas the manager relies on control  The leader asks "what" and "why," whereas the manager asks "how" and "when. The Role of A Leader
  4. 4. LeadershipSkills 4 Managers Leaders  Managers have employees.  Managers react to change  Managers have good ideas.  Managers communicate.  Managers direct groups  Managers try to be heroes  Managers take credit.  Managers are focused.  Managers exercise power over people.  Leaders win followers.  Leaders create change.  Leaders implement them.  Leaders persuade.  Leaders create teams.  Leaders make heroes of everyone around them  Leaders take responsibility.  Leaders create shared focus.  Leaders develop power with people. Although the two roles may be similar, The best managers are also leaders Leaders Versus Managers
  5. 5. LeadershipSkills 5 The Learning Organization What is a Learning Organization? The heart of leadership is learning leadership and teaching it to others to become leaders. Peter Senge, “The Fifth Discipline,” a picture of an organization where all employees are committed to lifelong learning
  6. 6. LeadershipSkills 6 The Fifth Disciplines 1. Personal Mastery 2. Mental Model 3. Shared Vision 4. Team Learning 5. Systems Thinking Team Disciplines Individual Disciplines
  7. 7. LeadershipSkills 7 1. Personal Mastery  Own development,  Own journey for learning,  Ability to work with the forces around us.  we have a vision of where we want to go,  recognize the realities of where we are right now,  making a commitment to work toward that vision. The Fifth Disciplines Vision Learn Master
  8. 8. LeadershipSkills 8 The Fifth Disciplines 2. Mental Models Why two people can observe the same event and describe it differently;
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  10. 10. LeadershipSkills 10 The Fifth Disciplines
  11. 11. LeadershipSkills 11 The Fifth Disciplines 2. Mental Models The steps of assumption  Our beliefs are the truth.  The truth is obvious.  Our beliefs are based on real data.  The data we select are the real data.
  12. 12. LeadershipSkills 12 The Fifth Disciplines 3. Shared Vision  Leaders cannot command commitment; they can only inspire it.  Leadership is a dialogue, not a monologue.  Shared vision is a vehicle for building a sense of commitment in a group,
  13. 13. LeadershipSkills 13 4. Team Learning A groups of people can develop greater skill than that of any one individual The Fifth Disciplines
  14. 14. LeadershipSkills 14 5. System Thinking Systems thinking are a framework based on the belief that the component parts of a system can best be understood in the context of relationships with each other & with other systems, rather than in isolation The Fifth Disciplines
  15. 15. LeadershipSkills 15 Thank You