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  2. 2. CONTENTS  Leadership  Attributes of Leadership  A Leader at Work  Leadership Strategies  Leadership versus Management  Recipe for being a Leader  Sustainable Leadership  The Leader in Me!!!
  3. 3. Leadership Leadership is the ability to develop a vision that motivates others to move with a passion toward a common goal
  4. 4. Attributes of a Leader • Passion • Honesty • Trust • Curiosity • Dedication • Charisma • Listening
  5. 5. Attributes of a Leader Passion: Effective leaders believe passionately in their goals. They have a positive outlook on who they are, and they love what they do. Their passion for life is a guiding star for others to follow!
  6. 6. Attributes of a Leader  Integrity: Because they know who they are, effective leaders are also aware of their weaknesses. They only make promises they can follow through on.  Honesty: Leaders convey an aura of honesty in both their professional and their personal lives.  Trust: Effective leaders earn the trust of their followers and act on behalf of their followers.
  7. 7. Attributes of a Leader  Curiosity: Leaders are learners. They wonder about every aspect of their charge. They find out what they need to know in order to pursue their goals.  Risk: Effective leaders take calculated risks when necessary to achieve their objectives. If a mistake is made, the effective leader will learn from the mistake and use it as an opportunity to explore other avenues.
  8. 8. Attributes of a Leader  Dedication: The effective leader is dedicated to his or her charge, and will work assiduously on behalf of those following. The leader gives himself or herself entirely to the task when it is necessary.
  9. 9. Attributes of a Leader  Charisma: This may be the one attribute that is the most difficult to cultivate. It conveys maturity, respect for your followers, compassion, a fine sense of humor, and a love of humanity. The result is that leaders have the capability to motivate people to excel.  Listening: Leaders Listen! This is the most important attribute of all, listen to your followers.
  10. 10. Leadership – Interpersonal Effectiveness Leadership is a direct function of three elements of interpersonal effectiveness  Awareness  Ability  Commitment
  11. 11. Interpersonal Effectiveness
  12. 12. Awareness Awareness is a state of consciousness. It is the ability to recognize yourself, others, events and situations in real time. It is the ability to assess the impact of actions on situations and others, and be critically self-reflective. It is a development process that is a function of experience, communication, self discovery and feedback.
  13. 13. Ability Ability to learn and understand technical issues is the basis of our careers. Ability to lead is a function of influence:  Ability to communicate  Ability to resolve conflicts  Ability to solve problems and make decisions As a member of a team, we influence others in a collaborative effort to find better ideas or solve problems.
  14. 14. Commitment Leaders will make the commitment to follow the way to reach the goal.
  15. 15. Commitment Movie example – Untouchables Moment of truth for Elliott Ness Jimmy O’Neil asks “What are you prepared to do?” Ness replies “Anything I have to do to make this thing right.” O’Neil says “ Everyone knows where the problems are, but no one is willing to do anything. You said you would do anything you had to, to make it right. Now, I’m willing to help you. You made the commitment.”
  16. 16. A LEADER AT WORK
  17. 17. A LEADER AT WORK  Leaders at work have to influence the attitudes of the people being lead!  Leaders at work must be extra charismatic, inspirational, respectful, and stimulating- make people wonder- when leading!  Leadership is defined as influencing others to work diligently toward achieving their goals. 17
  18. 18. A LEADER AT WORK 18 1. Clearly stating your vision! 2. Explaining your plan for your vision! 3. Instilling confidence and optimism! 4. Expressing confidence in those you lead!!!
  19. 19. Share the Power & Recognition. . . Lead by making others powerful. 19A LEADER AT WORK
  20. 20. Leadership Strategies
  21. 21. The Leadership Challenge- Sustainability ?  Focus on the individual members and the team  Provide employees and stakeholders the opportunity to develop and utilize their talents and strengths  Listen to employee’s concerns  Allocate the right resources for the right project, at the right time  Specify standards and expectations  Delegate responsibility through empowerment  Let employees and stakeholders identify their own interests and abilities  Lead by example: set the standard for excellence 21
  22. 22. The 3 Step Process – Leadership at Work  STEP 1: Self-Knowledge (Evaluation)  STEP 2: Self-Discipline (Organization)  STEP 3: Self-Sacrifice (Resolution) 22
  23. 23. Overall, Others Must . . .  . . . Trust you!  . . . Have faith in you!  . . . Believe in you! 23
  24. 24. Leadership & Management Skills Leadership – soft skills  Communications  Motivation  Stress Management  Team Building  Change Management Management – hard skills  Scheduling  Staffing  Activity Analysis  Project Controls
  25. 25. Being a Leader  If you want to get ahead, be a leader, you must assume:  That everything that happens to you results in a situation that is in your control  That what you think and do in your private life is what you will come back to you in your public or corporate life  You are what you think and believe  If you never meet a challenge you will never find out what you are worth
  26. 26. Recipe for being a Leader 1  Take control of your life  Assume responsibility for who you are  Convey a positive and dynamic attitude in everything you do  Accept blame: learn from your own mistakes as well as those of others. Take blame for everything that happens in your unit  Give credit wherever it is due  Be caring when you review your team members' progress or lack
  27. 27. Recipe for Being a Leader 2  Think great thoughts. Small thinking is why companies go broke  Turn disasters into opportunities. Turn every obstacle into a personal triumph  Determine your "real" goals then strive to achieve them  When you want to tell someone something important, do it personally  Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty doing what you ask others to do. Make coffee
  28. 28. Recipe for Being a Leader 3  Listen effectively  Encourage teamwork and participation  Empower team members  Communicate effectively  Emphasize long-term productivity  Make sound and timely decisions  Treat each person as an individual  Know yourself and your team  Protect your team  Have vision, courage and commitment
  29. 29. Sustainable Leadership
  30. 30. Sustainable Leadership  to deal with our collective problems we need to use style of leadership that will help us collectively embrace fundamental changes in our underlying values and ethics that affect our societies, communities and ways of living  traditional leadership values will not be sufficient to facilitate the transition to sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles  sustainability leadership is focused on long-term, substantive changes toward sustainability and promoting the common good  values are inherently dedicated to promoting the development of a just, sustainable future  leadership by values and leadership by teams and networks of committed individuals
  31. 31. Sustainable Leadership  we need to accept responsibility for the world we are living  requires an in-depth understanding of the interconnected and interdependent nature of the components which comprise our systems  our leaders, therefore, need to be proficient in systemic thinking
  32. 32.  The sustainability approach to leadership requires special competencies compared to traditional leadership:  knowledge about the challenges of globalization  capacity for innovation  dialogue and communication skills  systems thinking  global mindset  peer networking ability  strong capacities in Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) Sustainable Leadership
  33. 33. Sustainable Leadership
  34. 34. Sustainable Leadership
  35. 35. 10 guidelines for system leaders committed to sustainability 1. The reality test (face the facts) 2. Moral purpose 3. Get the basics right 4. Communicate the big picture 5. Provide opportunities for people to interact with the big picture 6. Intelligent accountability (evidence based) 7. Incentivize collaboration and lateral capacity building 8. The long lever of leadership 9. Design every policy, whatever the purpose, to build capacity, too 10. Grow the financial investment in education Barber & Fullan
  36. 36. Sustainable Leadership
  37. 37. The Leader in ME!!!