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Never Rule Without A Magician, A Sage Leaderfocused

  1. 1. Never Rule Without A Magician, A Sage and A Fool How Great Advisors Help Leaders Soar – While Keeping Both Feet on the Ground By Clare Novak
  2. 2. Learning Application <ul><li>Focus on leadership behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist advisors who invest in your success </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“The king is first and foremost a prince in the sense of the Latin word princeps, the first head, and as such he is representative of the community and minister to the common interest. It is not an honor or a privilege to be king, but a duty which imposes further obligations as the needs of the people increase.” John of Salisbury </li></ul>
  4. 4. The King’s Job Description <ul><li>Nurture Prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise stewardship of the urge to power </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain harmony and balance </li></ul><ul><li>Renew the kingdom </li></ul>
  5. 5. The King’s Job Description <ul><li>Nurture Prosperity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Thou hast stood as king upon this unyielding land and caused it to flourish.” --Egyptian Hieroglyph circa 2000 BCE </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Nurture Prosperity <ul><li>Contribute to the bottom line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spend wisely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovate to find better, cheaper, faster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate income </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share the wealth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equitable pay and bonus systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community service </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The King’s Job Description <ul><li>Exercise stewardship of the urge to power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I am king. I must not lie, nor consent to villainy, falsehood or excess. I must safeguard reason and light. The faithful king must uphold the law, truth, justice, and faith. I would never wish to be disloyal for any reason, nor do wrong to the weakest or the strongest.” --Arthur </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Steward the Urge to Power <ul><li>Use your own power appropriately </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over use AND under use dilute your effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Steward the urge to power in your direct reports </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Channel their power in positive directions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor their over and under use of power </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The King’s Job Description <ul><li>Maintain harmony and balance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ O King, is your wealth being spent properly for protection of the people? Is your mind fixed on virtue? Are you enjoying the pleasures of life? I trust that you do not sacrifice religion for the sake of profit, nor profit for the sake of religion, nor indeed both for the sake of pleasure, which easily tempts men.” --Krishna </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Harmony and Balance <ul><li>Harmony: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage conflict productively </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balance: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Task and people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Change and stability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work and fun </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The King’s Job Description <ul><li>Renew the kingdom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What impediment is there that peace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should not in this best garden of the world, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our fertile France, put up her lovely visage? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alas, she hath from France too long been chased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--William Shakespeare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The king is dead; long live the king.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>--a whole bunch of people </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Renew the Kingdom <ul><li>Rebuild morale after implementing decisions that negatively impact staff </li></ul><ul><li>Be in the game yourself, with energy and enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>If you are no longer interested in this game, find a different game </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“When a kingdom is transformed into the best that it can become, the process and the result often look like magic. Those involved feel the synergy and yet are frequently at a loss to describe where it came from or how it happened. They just know the synergy felt wonderful. That is as good a definition of magic as any.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Magician’s Contribution to Your Success <ul><li>Renewing your passion for leadership </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healing you when you’re tired of it, exhausted, and can’t remember why you took the job in the first place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding a new King if you have permanently lost your passion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Succession planning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The Magician <ul><li>Transforming Passionate Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize when a guiding vision is no longer an ally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring conflicting visions into focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spawn a new vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move from vision to commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weave new vision into daily life </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. The Magician <ul><li>Competencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection to the spiritual and natural worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farsightedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The word </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>“Stones may float and boats may sink, but this foolish prince will never heed good advice. He does not see that dishonesty is one of the fearful gates to hell through which he is leading his brothers and the entire Kuru race.” </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Vidura </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Sage’s Contribution to Your Success <ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching young Kings the best available knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching common sense and respect for the kingdom’s people </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. The Sage <ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep understanding of the organization’s needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advising on what is right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling against what is wrong </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfailing commitment to what’s right for the organization </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Lear “Dost thou call me fool, boy?” </li></ul><ul><li>Fool “All thy other titles thou hast given away; that thou wast born with.” </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Fool’s Contribution to Your Success <ul><li>Provide ritualized rebellion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell the King about problems when others are unwilling to do so </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Foil the King’s ego </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remind the King of his humanity and mortality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remind the King that there are limits to privilege </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. The Fool <ul><li>Embody the spirit of disorder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Point out the absurdities of bureaucracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question with innocence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Show different world view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers “both/and” alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers third and fourth alternatives </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Conclusion <ul><li>You are a King, or a Magician, a Sage or a Fool, draw your own…. </li></ul>