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Beyond the Rockstar Paradigm: Practical Tools for Visionary, Collaborative Leadership

Although western culture has canonized the hero archetype of the individual leader, many who study leadership recognize that successful organizations, networks, and movements are characterized by a distributive, collective, complementary form of leadership.

How do we practice a leadership that moves us beyond the Rockstar Paradigm?

EPIP webinar with Pia Infante of Rockwood Leadership Institute about practical tools for everyday leadership.

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Beyond the Rockstar Paradigm

  1. 1. Beyond the Rockstar Paradigm: Practical Tools for Visionary, Collaborative Leadership Webinar October 30, 2013 EPIP Hosts: Michael Barham & Emily Kessler
  2. 2. EPIP •  Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is a national network of foundation professionals and social entrepreneurs who strive for excellence in the practice of philanthropy •  Our mission is to develop emerging leaders committed to building a just, equitable, and sustainable society.
  3. 3. Announcements •  Doing Good in the 21st Century •  epip.org/doinggood •  #DoGood •  Measuring a Leader •  People of Color gathering, Nov. 5th, Boston
  4. 4. Housekeeping •  You’ll all be on mute •  Calling in on the phone? Mute your computer, please. •  Time for questions and conversation •  Raise your hand •  Use the chat box if you have a question or problems arise •  We’ll be recording this webinar
  5. 5. Today’s Speaker Pia Infante Director of Strategic Partnerships, Rockwood Leadership Institute Trustee, The Whitman Institute @PiaVision @rockwoodleaders @TWI_2022
  6. 6. Beyond'the'Rockstar'Paradigm !! Prac&cal!Tools!for!Visionary,! Collabora&ve!Leadership!
  7. 7. Pia'Infante' Director'of'Strategic'Partnerships! Rockwood!Leadership!Ins&tute! ! Trustee! The!Whitman!Ins&tute! ! !
  8. 8. Purpose/Outcomes/Process' Purpose:!!To!offer!ideas!&!tools!for!moving!beyond!the! Rockstar!paradigm!of!singular!charisma&c!leadership,!and!its! shadow!sides!–!overEreliance!on!self!and!underErecognized! talents!of!the!whole.! ' Outcomes:!!! 1.!Concepts,!tools,!and!connec&ons!that!can!be!immediately! applied!in!the!contexts!in!which!you!lead.!!! 2.!!We!have!a!good!&me!! ' Process:!!30E40!min!presenta&on!&!interac&ve!discussion;! Invita&on!to!share!resources!and!experiences!as!well!ask! ques&ons.!
  9. 9. Two!Defini?ons'of' Leadership!to!Consider:! ! Leadership!is!the!ability!to! inspire!&!align!others!towards! common!purpose.! ! Leadership!is!taking! responsibility!for!enabling! others!to!achieve!common! purpose!together,!in!&mes!of! uncertainty.! !
  10. 10. POLL'QUESTION'#1:!Does! your!organiza&on!rely!on!a! charisma&c!leader,!a!teamE based!approach,!or!some! hybrid!of!both?! ! ! ANSWERS:' a)  Charisma&c!leader! b)  TeamEbased!approach! c)  Hybrid!of!both! d)  None!of!the!Above! !
  11. 11. How!do!we!prac&ce!leadership!that! moves!beyond!the!Rockstar!Paradigm?!
  12. 12. A'Defini?on'of'Personal'Ecology' ! Maintaining'the'balance,'pacing'and'efficiency'to' sustain'our'energy'over'a'life8me'of'service.!
  13. 13. Interac?ve'Quiz'based!on!The!Urgency!Index! by!S.!Covey.!!! ! You!will!see!(and!I!will!read)!a!series!of!7! statements.!! ! Rate!yourself!for!each!statement!on!a!1E4!scale! !0!=!Never!…!4!=!Always.!
  14. 14. ! 1.!!I!start!thinking!about!what!I!have!to!do! for!!work!within!a!few!minutes!of!waking! up.! ! 0 ! !1 ! !2 ! !3 ! !4! never!!!!!!!!!!!!!some&mes!!!!!!!!!!always!
  15. 15. 2.!!I!seem!to!be!in!a!hurry!to!get!things!done! or!rushing!between!places!and!events.!! ! 0 ! !1 ! !2 ! !3 ! !4! never!!!!!!!!!!!!!some&mes!!!!!!!!!!always!
  16. 16. 3.!I!o_en!give!up!quality!&me!with!important! people!in!my!life!to!handle!situa&ons!at!work.!! 0 ! !1 ! !2 ! !3 ! !4! never!!!!!!!!!!!!!some&mes!!!!!!!!!!always!
  17. 17. 4.!I!find!myself!doing!two!things!at!once,!like! ea&ng!while!working!at!my!desk,!or!checking!my! eEmail!while!I’m!talking!on!the!phone.!! !0! !1 ! !2 ! !3 ! !4! never!!!!!!!!!!!!!some&mes!!!!!!!!!!always!
  18. 18. 5.!I!o_en!blame!the!rush!and!push!of!external! things!for!my!failure!to!spend!deep,!introspec&ve! &me!with!myself.!!! 0 ! !1 ! !2 ! !3 ! !4! never!!!!!!!!!!!!!some&mes!!!!!!!!!!always!
  19. 19. 6.!I!feel!anxious!when!I’m!out!of!touch!with!the! office!(or!my!smartphone).!! ! 0 ! !1 ! !2 ! !3 ! !4! never!!!!!!!!!!!!!some&mes!!!!!!!!!!always!
  20. 20. 7.!!There!is!something!!aerac&ve!about!the! intensity!of!crisis!situa&ons.! ! 0 ! !1 ! !2 ! !3 ! !4! never!!!!!!!!!!!!!some&mes!!!!!!!!!!always!
  21. 21. Calcula?ng'Results'of'Interac?ve'Quiz'' based!on!The!Urgency!Index!by!S.!Covey.!!! ! Add!up!your!answers!to!come!to!a!total,!and!divide! by!7.! ! Poll'Ques?on'#2:''What!was!the!average!of!your! answers?! ! a)!!0E1.9!=!Low!urgency!mindset!! b)!!2E3.9!=!High!urgency!mindset! c)!!4!=!Urgency!addic&on.!!' !
  22. 22. Reflec?on'' !! !  What!are!the! external!things!and! forces!in!your!life! that!help!drive!you! out!of!balance?! ! !  In!what!ways!do!you! par&cipate!in!your! life!being!out!of! balance?! !
  23. 23. Par?cipant'Share:''' In!what!ways!do!you!par&cipate!in!your! life!being!out!of!balance?! !
  24. 24. Four'Dimensions'of'a'' Sustainable'Personal'Ecology! ! ! Load'Management'' ! ! !Managing!the!actual!amount!of!work!and!responsibility!we! take!on.! ! Personal'Effec?veness' ! !Managing!the!efficient!use!of!our!&me!and!energy!to! accomplish!what!we!most!value.! ! Energy'Management' ! !Managing!the!energy!system!of!our!body/mind:!sleep,!diet,! exercise,!rela&onships,!spiritual!connec&on,!etc.! ! State'Management' !Managing!moment!to!moment!our!state!of!being.! !
  25. 25. ! ''Load'Management:''Managing!the!actual!amount! of!work!and!responsibility!we!take!on.!
  26. 26. ! ''Personal'Effec?veness' Managing!the!efficient!use!of!our!&me!and!energy!to! accomplish!what!we!most!value.! priori?za?on:'''clarifying!and!ordering! tasks!according!to!importance!and! urgency!with!regard!to!fulfilling!our! purpose,!mission,!and!goals.!! !! organiza?on:'the!effec&ve!!sor&ng,! arranging!and!of!all!informa&on:! inputs,!materials,!tasks,!etc.!for! efficient!retrieval!and!u&liza&on.! !! execu?on:'the!effec&ve!focusing!of! energy!to!efficiently!and!skillfully! accomplish!priority!tasks.!
  27. 27. ! Energy'Management' !Managing!the!energy!system!of!our!body/mind:!! sleep,!diet,!exercise,!rela&onships,!spiritual!prac&ce,! connec&on!to!nature,!etc.!
  28. 28. ! 'State'Management' !!Managing!moment!to!moment!our!state!of!being.!
  29. 29. How$do$we$prac+ce$leadership$that$moves$beyond$the$ Rockstar$Paradigm?$ ! ! Prac&ce,!model!and!shi_!organiza&onal!culture!towards! Sustainable!Personal!Ecology.! ! Prac&ce,!model!and!shi_!culture!towards!CoELeadership!and! Shared!Leadership.! Photo:!!Network!Leadership!Innova&on!Lab!of!The!Management!Assistance!Group!
  30. 30. Unlikely!Bedfellows!&!Other!Tips!for! CoELeadership!
  31. 31. 4'Partnership'Prac?ces' ! 1.  Demonstrate!Appropriate' Vulnerability! ! 2.!!Include!Unlikely!Partners! in!Advisory!and!Design! Teams! ! 3.!!Be!a!Trustworthy!Follower! ! 4.!!Facilitate!Crea&ve!Tension! ! ! !
  32. 32. 1.!!Demonstra&ng! Appropriate! Vulnerability! comes!in!many! forms…!
  33. 33. Poll'Ques?on'#4:' I!demonstrate!vulnerability!in!different!leadership! moments,!like!when!sharing!my!aspira&ons!with!others! or!when!I’m!uncertain!and!need!help.!!!! ! !! ! !0!=!never!! ! !1!=!rarely! ! !2!=!some&mes! ! !3!=!o_en! ! !4!=!always! ! ! !! !
  34. 34. 2.!Include!Unlikely!Partners!in!Advisory!and!Design! Teams!(even!if!it’s!uncomfortable).!
  35. 35. Poll'Ques?on'#5:' !I!regularly!befriend!and!sustain!friendships!with! people!from!a!different!poli&cal!party!or!affilia&on! than!myself.! !! ! !0!=!never!! ! !1!=!rarely! ! !2!=!some&mes! ! !3!=!o_en! ! !4!=!always!! !! !! ! !! !
  36. 36. 3.!!Be!a!trustworthy!follower!…!
  37. 37. IDEX:''Interna?onal'Development'Exchange' Among'IDEX'partners…' ' ! !!82%!find!IDEX’s!partnership!model!to!be!very!or!mostly!effec&ve.! ! ! !!88%!report!they!have!been!able!to!develop!local,!communityEbased!solu&ons,! either!totally!or!to!a!great!extent!since!receiving!a!grant!from!IDEX.! ! ! !!75%!iden&fy!a!significant!and!substan&ve!posi&ve!change!in!community! members’!leadership.!
  38. 38. 4.!!Crea+ve$Tension$is!the!KEY!to!unlocking! the!poten&al!of!collabora&ve!and!facilita&ve! leadership.!
  39. 39. '
  40. 40. CoEleadership!Success!Factors!! ! !  The!leader!of!the!team!is!coWcrea?ve'vs.'direc?ve.! ! !  Most!team!members!agree!that!the!team!needs!to!move!to! a!new!level!of!performance!to!meet!new!challenges.!They! experience!the!need'for'breakthroughs,!rather!than!only! incremental!improvement.! ! !  A!crical!mass!of!team!members!E!including!the!leader!E!are! willing!to!take!the!risk!of!voicing!undiscussable!issues,!as! well!as!allowing!themselves!to!be'vulnerable'by! acknowledging!personal!ignorance,!weaknesses,!or! mistakes.!In!the!spirit!of!tough!love!E!everyone!agrees! that!their!behavior!can!be!quesoned!in!front!of!the!group.!
  41. 41. CoEleadership!Success!Factors!! ! !  Team!members!commit!to!be!individually!accountable!for!a! specific!priority!in!their!own!funconal!domain!E!and! mutually!responsible!for!the!overall!results!and!working! climate.!!“Be'Your'Word”''“Be'The'Change”' !  Team!members!are!willing'to'experiment'with'new'ways' of'speaking'and'listening,!which!will!enable!them!E!over! me!E!to!shi_!from!polite!conversaon!or!debate!to! reflecve!and!generave!dialogue.! !  They!recognize'the'richness'that'diversity'brings!to!the! team!E!as!revealed!by!one!of!the!horizontal!tools”!(MBTI,! Human!Dynamics,!Enneagram,!Hermann!Internaonal,!etc.)! E!and!are!willing!to!adjust!their!communicaon!and! collaboraon!paeerns!to!include!the!needs!of!each!type.!
  42. 42. Poll'Ques?on'#6:' !We!ulize!tools!(like!Meyers!Briggs!or!Enneagram)! to!bring!awareness!to!our!differences,!and!leverage! that!awareness!in!to!more!effecve!collaboraon.!! !! ! !0!=!never!! ! !1!=!rarely! ! !2!=!somemes! ! !3!=!o_en! ! !4!=!always!! !! !! ! !! !
  43. 43. Discussion'Ques?on' ! Do!you!believe!that!U.S.!philanthropic!and!social! impact!investment!infrastructures!are!geared! towards!Rockstar,!single!charismac!leadership! models?!!How?!!Why?! !
  44. 44. !!!Discussion'Ques?on' ! When!does!it!make!sense!to!priorize!self/spiritual! development!before!collecve!mission/impact?!! When!does!it!not!make!sense?!!How!do!we!discern?!
  45. 45. Pracce.!!Pracce.!!Pracce.!
  46. 46. If!you!want!to!go!fast,!go!alone.!If!you!want!to! go!far,!go!together.! !
  47. 47. For!more!informaon!on!Rockwood!Leadership! Instute:! ! www.rockwoodleadership.org! hep://blog.rockwoodleadership.org/! hep://www.facebook.com/rockwoodleaders! @rockwoodleaders! ! For!more!informaon!on!The!Whitman! Instute:! www.thewhitmaninstute.org! @TWI_2022! ! Follow!Pia!Infante!@PiaVision! ! !

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