Leadership by Paul Kostreski

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Leadership by Paul Kostreski

  1. 1. LEADERSHIP Presented byPaul Kostreskipaulkostreski@comcast.net5/1/2012 1
  2. 2. Leadership  OBJECTIVES• Define leadership and the characteristics of the work  environment.• Know the characteristics of an excellent leader• Know the four things that a leader must engender to  lead 5/1/2012 2
  3. 3. Leadership QUIZ• Define Leader• Define Manager• Define Supervisor• Define Leadership• Define Job• What do we hire people for?• What is the most important thing a leader can have?• What do leaders do?• Define communications• Define conflict• Define team5/1/2012 3
  4. 4. Leadership Leadership Facts• Leader is not a Job title.• Charisma, personal traits, other individual factors do not count• Development and using skills that move people and organizations  forward toward goals do count• Helping people reach their full potential matters• Understanding complexity within business environments and taking  on the challenge is extremely important• Knowing diversity of people, thoughts and perspectives are reality  and important• Recognizing competition is outside not internal• Ethics, ethics, ethics• Managing ambiguity and change is absolutely necessary 5/1/2012 4
  5. 5. Leadership Differences Between Managers and Leaders Managers Leaders Administer                                                         Innovate Accept status quo                                             Seek challenges     Focus on short term                                         Focus on long term Control                                                                Motivate and inspire   Efficient                                                               Effective Efficient Person Effective 1. Does things right                                          1.Does the right thing 2. Does things well                                           2. Does things that matter 3. Does things quickly                                      3. Eliminates some things 4. Does things  systematically                        4. Knows the difference between what tasks ultimately matter and which dont 5. Focuses on activities                                    5. Focuses on results 6. Is busy                                                             6. Is productive 7. Is in motion                                                    7. Is a real time manager 8. Uses the 80/20 rule 5/1/2012 5•
  6. 6. Leadership  Providing DirectionVision:Reality is where we are today and a Vision is  where we want to be. This applies to both  personal and professional aspects of our lives.5/1/2012 6
  7. 7. Leadership Providing DirectionVision:An effective vision needs to be :• Inspiring • Challenging• Stable but flexible• Empowering• Preparing for the futureValues and guiding principles are the foundation of  establishing a vision.5/1/2012 7
  8. 8. Leadership Providing Direction Vision Description of the future Strategic Plan  How will we get there Individual Goals What we will do in a designated period of timeCommunicate the Vision5/1/2012 8
  9. 9. Leadership  Lead By Example             • Set an example and be passionate about it• Make things happen – initiate!• Stay focused. Do not be knocked off track.• Accept responsibility for making things happen.• Be positive• Use your position to get things done through the  resources of information, finances, non‐monetary  rewards, and time• Keep improving yourself and competence 5/1/2012 9
  10. 10. Leadership Enabling Others        • Leaders are responsible for developing  replacements in the leadership ranks• Stretch potential and new leaders beyond their  current roles and responsibilities.• Help people determine their strengths and  weaknesses. Maximize strengths and improve  weaknesses• Coach and teach• Make sure potential leaders gain different  perspectives through mentoring.  5/1/2012 10
  11. 11. Leadership Enabling OthersAppraise performance:• Appraise performance compared to goals. This is an  ongoing process not a onetime event.• Improve the potential leader’s performance. Have  ongoing in depth discussions.• Identify current or potential problems. Maintain  positive performance. Catch people doing things  right. Develop a positive working relationship.• Updates quarterly. Appraisal yearly. Development  yearly.  5/1/2012 11
  12. 12. Leadership Sharing PowerDeveloping Followers:• To be an excellent leader a person must first  be an  excellent follower• Potentials leaders have the ability to think independently  while a member of a team.• They have a high level of commitment in every role they  are in.• They stay focused and look for way to improve their own  performance.• They have courage of conviction, are honest and  establish credibility. 5/1/2012 12
  13. 13. Leadership Sharing PowerEmpowerment:Empowerment requires 4 things to work in an a  organization: • Excellent communication,• Individual responsibility and accountability,• Leadership that gives people the freedom to act,  succeed and fail • Organization that pushes down decision‐making  and control  5/1/2012 13
  14. 14. Leadership  Sharing PowerEmpowerment:• Allow people to Identify Problems and opportunities• Allow people to Solve problems and Take advantage of  opportunities• Allow people to implement their solutions 5/1/2012 14
  15. 15. Leadership  Sharing PowerBuilding Teams:• Knowing the difference between groups and teams• Using team building techniques• Being a leader who is also an effective team member• Share the vision• Share the responsibility• Share the glory 5/1/2012 15
  16. 16. Leadership  Making a Leadership Commitment Leadership Model:• Provide direction• Lead by example• Enable others• Share power• Seek a better way• Develop attitudes and mindsets• Be committed to being a leader • Develop your abilities• Reevaluate your readiness to be a leader • Develop and action plan for becoming a leader and to  improve as a leader 5/1/2012 16
  17. 17. Leadership Action Plan• What works for you now?• What does not work for you now?• What would you do differently?• What steps are you willing to commit to change? 5/1/2012 17
  18. 18. Leadership For more information or to discuss trainingfor your organization please contactHagerstown Community College.• Theresa Shank, 301 790-2800, Ext 476 Or• Stephanie Powers, 301 790-2800, Ext 490 18

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