Leaders Start Your Engines:
Challenging the Status Quo


      Roger Thorne, Managing Partner
      Hudson Gain Corporatio...
Founded in 2002, Hudson Gain
Corporation believes that the work of a
leaders is to provide the best leadership
possible an...
Question?


Who is a Leader?

What makes a great Leader?




Character vs.
Actions and Results



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WVU was founded in 1867




   So who was the leader that challenged the Status Quo?
WVU was founded in 1867




   So who was the leader that challenged the Status Quo?
So who was the leader that challenged the
Status Quo that lead to the creation of WVU?
 1862 President Abraham Lincoln sig...
But what keeps leaders from thinking BIG?




            Phones           Employees

  Goals
                         Mee...
Challenge as a WVU Alumni – Start Your Engines




          By thinking B-I-G!
B-I-G Model for Challenging the Status Quo
  Solutions do not have to
  be fully baked to offer a                         ...
B-I-G: Willing to take a stand = Purpose
    Leaders challenge the Status Quo
    Leaders feel they can make things better...
Communicate to get others Involved

 Can you make your “elevator speech”:
   Link to a higher level purpose
   Something i...
Thanks and we are glad to send you the slides

Roger Thorne
Managing Partner
212 835 1601
Roger.thorne@hudsongain.com

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NJ/NY WVU Alumni Business Council Challenging the Status Quo

  1. 1. Leaders Start Your Engines: Challenging the Status Quo Roger Thorne, Managing Partner Hudson Gain Corporation For WVU NJ/NY Metro Alumni September 21, 2009 Five Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10001 Phone 212.835.1601 www.hudsongain.com Copyright ©2009 Hudson Gain Corporation
  2. 2. Founded in 2002, Hudson Gain Corporation believes that the work of a leaders is to provide the best leadership possible and to make their organizations sustainable from the perspective of the triple bottom line: People, Profit, Planet. Hudson Gain focuses on the People part of the equation: helping management “build or buy” their leadership talent. As a leadership solutions firm, we serve the talent acquisition, talent development and change management needs of client companies of all sizes and industries. Copyright ©2009 Hudson Gain Corporation 2
  3. 3. Question? Who is a Leader? What makes a great Leader? Character vs. Actions and Results 3
  4. 4. WVU was founded in 1867 So who was the leader that challenged the Status Quo?
  5. 5. WVU was founded in 1867 So who was the leader that challenged the Status Quo?
  6. 6. So who was the leader that challenged the Status Quo that lead to the creation of WVU? 1862 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act offering land-grant of 30,000 acres federally owned land to each state that would start a college for the study of agriculture and mechanic arts (engineering) 1857 Justin Morrill representative from Vermont proposed the bill that Lincoln signed 1842 Professor Jonathan Turner of Illinois College lead a political movement calling for the creation of agricultural colleges in every state To challenge the Status Quo you have to thing BIG
  7. 7. But what keeps leaders from thinking BIG? Phones Employees Goals Meetings Projects Customers
  8. 8. Challenge as a WVU Alumni – Start Your Engines By thinking B-I-G!
  9. 9. B-I-G Model for Challenging the Status Quo Solutions do not have to be fully baked to offer a What you are willing productive “challenge” to take a stand for in to problems reaching your personal Goals and Vision Generate Believe Really Great Solutions In the impact you can have Build relationship and keep conversation open Involve Identify others who share your passion 9 Copyright ©2009 Hudson Gain Corporation
  10. 10. B-I-G: Willing to take a stand = Purpose Leaders challenge the Status Quo Leaders feel they can make things better Leaders believe they can meet the challenge and make the challenge big! Big Hair Audacious Goals Leaders communicate Does your vision and work start with “purpose”? Can you convey it in 30 seconds or less? Some would say five words or less – a mantra Winning is everything – Vince Lombardi Authentic Athletic Performance – Nike Rewarding everyday moments – Starbucks Think – IBM What would be your mantra?
  11. 11. Communicate to get others Involved Can you make your “elevator speech”: Link to a higher level purpose Something interesting, “inspired” and “shared”** Something that you share consistently with others Rooted in your vision for your work Can even be a personal mantra **For more on “inspiring a shared vision” see “The Leadership Challenge” by Kouzes and Posner
  12. 12. Thanks and we are glad to send you the slides Roger Thorne Managing Partner 212 835 1601 Roger.thorne@hudsongain.com Hudson Gain Corporation Five Penn Plaza, 23rd floor New York, NY 10001 www.hudsongain.com 12 Copyright ©2009 Hudson Gain Corporation
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