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Executive presentation of the business book …

Executive presentation of the business book
Why Should Anyone be led by YOU? What It Takes To Be An Authentic Leader
by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
Harvard Business Press, 2006
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The purpose of this review of key ideas is to promote the author’s original work and to facilitate the application of the original ideas by the readers of the reviewed book.
This review is by no means a summary of the original publication and reading this review is not intended to be a subsitute for reading the book.

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  • 1. Hardcover: 244 pagesPublisher: Harvard Business School Press (February28, 2006)Language: EnglishISBN: 1578519713Executive Presentation by Ph. Geyr (@ www.execeducation.biz)Why Should Anyone be led by YOU?The purpose of this review of key ideas is topromote the author’s original work and to facilitatethe application of the original ideas by the readersof the reviewed book.This review is by no means a summary of theoriginal publication and reading this review is notintended to be a subsitute for reading the book.The purpose of this review of key ideas is topromote the author’s original work and to facilitatethe application of the original ideas by the readersof the reviewed book.This review is by no means a summary of theoriginal publication and reading this review is notintended to be a subsitute for reading the book.1What It Takes To Be An Authentic Leader
  • 2. LEADERSHIP IS A RELATIONSHIPLeader and Follower(s)Follower and Leader(s)2between leader and led
  • 3. THE BUSINESS WE ARE IN:small improvementBIG IMPACT3FIGHTING THE KNOWING-DOING GAP
  • 4. 5 - The book is filled with very difficult questions for Leaders to ask to themselveswhy this book is important reading?1- The book offers a different view on Leadership, including a perspective from thestand point of followers6- No magical recipee:«don’t imitate others. Find your own style»«be yourself – more – with skills»7- The book draws from more than 25 years of research, consulting workand first-hand experience to offer practical advice on a different model ofleadership: the Authentic Leader | Be Yourself – More – With Skill2- it features a back-to basics definition of leadership:«effective leaders know how to excite followers to exceptional performance»3- it provides practical advice on«How can we become more effective as Leaders?»4- it provides practical advice on«How can we become more effective as Developers of Leaders?»4
  • 5. 5«WHY SHOULD ANYONE BE LED BY YOU?»effective leaders must answer these questionsevery day,in all they say and in all they do.«WHY should WE be led by YOU?»
  • 6. leadership is in short supply1 - We want more effective leaders2 - We need more leaders at every levelreason 1: many structures eventually kill leadershipreason 2: our understanding of leadership is blinkered• there are no universal leadership characteristics• what works for one leader willl not work for another6why?
  • 7. what is effective leadership?Discover what is about you that you can mobilize in everyone of yourleadership contextsEffective leaders know how to excite followers to exceptional performance«Are you exciting?» «Are you asking for extraordinary results?»It is about the relationship between you and your followersit is about Results AND Meaning7
  • 8. how can we become moreeffective as Leaders and asDevelopers of leaders?recognize 3 fundamental axioms:• Leadership is NON-HIERARCHICAL• Leadership is RELATIONAL• Leadership is SITUATIONAL8
  • 9. the B. M. W. Leadership Modelch 1 | Be Yourself – More – With Skillsch 8 | authentic Followershippart 1 | Me Myselfch 2 | know and show yourself enoughch 3 | take personal risks – reveal weaknessespart 2 | More – context is the thingch 4 | read and rewrite the contextch 5 | remain authentic – but conform enoughpart 3 | The skill factorch 6 | manage Social Distancech 7 | communicate – with carech 9 | the price and prize of Leadership9this is a non-paid ad
  • 10. what does authenticity means forwould-be Leaders?To be a more efficient leader, you mustbe yourself – more – with skillsHighHighLowLowAuthenticitySkillMaverick EffectiveLeaderUnawareandclumsyPhoneyIn contextAdd value10
  • 11. me myselfCh 2 Know and show yourself enoughCh 3 Take personal risks – reveal weaknesses«Which weaknesses do you reveal?»«in order to focus dissatisfaction around foibles in order to make youmore human and so more attractive?»«Which differences could form the basis of your leadership capacity?»«Are you exciting?»«Are you genuine?»«Are those differences important in your context?»«What is special about you that means I should follow you?»Effective leaders know those differences that might help them to lead anduse them to their advantage 11
  • 12. more – context is the thingCh 4 Read and rewrite the contextCh 5 Remain Authentic – but conform enough«Are you able to read different contexts?»Are you able to pick up subtle shifts in behaviors?Are you equally adept with bosses, peers and subordinates?With customers and competitors?With those you like and those you dislike?How do you adapt across cultures?Are you better one-to-one, in a small group, or in large gatherings?Do you conform enough to retain traction without losing authenticity?12
  • 13. the skill factorCh 6 Manage Social DistanceCh 7 Communicate – with careAre you able to get close?Are you able to create distance?At the right moment?What is your default mode?How well you communicate your differences, your weaknesses, your values andvision?Are you better in formal or informal context?How good are you at listening?Can you personalize your communication? Can you adapt to different needs?Do you have a good sense of organizational timing?Which media works for you?13
  • 14. wrapping it upCh 8 Authentic FollowershipCh 9 The price and prize of LeadershipWhat happens when things go wrong ? (as they will inevitably at some point)A look at the other side of the leadership equationThe processes through which leaders are undoneLeadership can be dangerous14
  • 15. is generalization impossible?4 fundamentals principles of leadership / followershipFollowers want Community (be part of something bigger)Followers want AuthenticityFollowers want SignificanceFollowers want ExcitementCh 8 Authentic FollowershipA look at the other side of the leadership equation«Why are we here?»«What is our purpose?»«What will we achieve together?»«Why are you the leader?»Make your CASE15
  • 16. QUESTIONS you should ask yourself16Followers want AuthenticityCh 8 Authentic FollowershipFollowers want Community(be part of something bigger)Followers want SignificanceFollowers want ExcitementAre you clear about your differences?Do you communicate your differences skilfully?Do they know who you are and where you come from?Do you make them feel it is important?Do you make them feel their role is important?Are you exciting?How do they feel when you show up?Are you asking extraordinary results?Are you a community builder?Do you create a sense of belonging?
  • 17. inspirational tensionsThere are tensions underlying each of the parts of the modelinterplay between those tensions + situation sensinggreat leaders find the rigth style for the rigth momentrevealing strenghts »»»being yourself »»»establishing closeness »»»17««« showing weaknesses««« conforming with others««« keeping distanceeffective leaders are often seen by their followers as possessing enigmaticqualities: they are authentic chameleons; the chameleon adapts dramaticallyto its environment or context without ever ceasing to be a chameleon.
  • 18. do you want it?individuals must also want to be leadersremove the barriers and more leaders will emerge18individuals must also accept to be leaders
  • 19. now ask yourself:Why should anyone be led by YOU?If you want help in finding YOUR answers:www.whyshouldanyonebeledbyyou.com19Information on the Leadership Development Experience (2 days Workout programme):BlessingWhite can help you put Goffee and Jones’ findings into practice.
  • 20. now ask yourself:Why should anyone be led by YOU?20Information on the Leadership Development Experience (2 days Workout programme):BlessingWhite can help you put Goffee and Jones’ findings into practice.Upcoming Session:PORTO | PORTUGAL22nd& 23rdMAY 20142 Day Leadership Work-Outhttp://www.blessingwhite.com/events_description.asp?id=1042
  • 21. 21• Find crucibles of experience• Find sources of replenishment• Gain perspective• Get feedback• Stop trying to be perfect• Choose between being good v being great• Customize and drive your own development• Find out if you are in the right place to express your authentic self?What you must DO now
  • 22. Para a compra dos seus livros de gestão, consulte-nos:www.gestorelivreiro.comThe purpose of this review of key ideas is to promote the author’soriginal work and to facilitate the application of the original ideas bythe readers of the reviewed book. This review is by no means asummary of the original publication and reading this review is notintended to be a subsitute for reading the book.The purpose of this review of key ideas is to promote the author’soriginal work and to facilitate the application of the original ideas bythe readers of the reviewed book. This review is by no means asummary of the original publication and reading this review is notintended to be a subsitute for reading the book.Executive Presentation by Philippe Geyr (@ www.execeducation.biz)22
  • 23. 23« All of the value is in the implementation — it’s not what you know thatcounts in management, it’s what you do.This book costs about the same as a day’s parking on your next business trip,the coffee break at your next meeting, or the cost of a 25-minute transatlanticmobile phone call.It could be the best investment you ever made—but only if you implement theideas.Good luck! »Kevan Hall, in the introduction chapter of his book «SPEED LEAD: Faster, SimplerWays to Manage People, Projects and Teams in Complex Companies».

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