Too often leadership and management get confused. Worth taking a couple of minutes to think about the difference between the two. Are there any that we have missed? Can you think of Leaders who are actually managers?
If we are going to lead in the Big Society, we should take some time to think about our leadership styles The servant leader serves the people he/she leads which implies that employees are an end in themselves rather than a means to an organizational purpose or bottom line. What do servant leaders do? devote themselves to serving the needs of organization members. focus on meeting the needs of those they lead. develop employees to bring out the best in them. coach others and encourage their self expression. facilitate personal growth in all who work with them. listen and build a sense of community. Servant leaders are felt to be effective because the needs of followers are so looked after that they reach their full potential, hence perform at their best.
5 mins in groups to think of leaders in the public eye who might fall into these categories
Your leadership is something that defines you and is made up from a number of influences
10 minutes max – 5 mins to draw and 5 mins to share with others in your group
What are you going to have to deal with as a leader?
Going back to the Lively / Lordly matrix, we recognised that you can’t sit in one quadrant all the time if you are going to be the most effective leader for your organisation. Take 10 minutes in your groups
Taking your leadership forward in to the Big Society, we would encourage you to think about a number of questions… are you currently the Leader that your organisation needs?
what changes are needed, how will you lead and develop your leadership skills in this work? What support will you need to achieve the changes – external support, new people etc
5 mins A question for you – as leaders in Social Enterprises….. Is there anything that Leaders in Social Enterprises need to do?
Transcript of "Big Leadership for a Big Society"
Big Leadership for the Big Society. Are you ready? <ul><li>Sarah Stevenson, COSMIC </li></ul>
Leadership Style – what is it? <ul><li>Person - personality traits </li></ul><ul><li>Values – which you embrace and live </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs – which you adopt as a leader </li></ul><ul><li>Passion – which makes you tick </li></ul>Person Values Beliefs Passion
Identity of your Style <ul><li>Draw an image which represents you and your Leadership Style </li></ul><ul><li>What motto or logo would it have? </li></ul>Person Values Beliefs Passion
Style and Situation <ul><li>Small groups </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss examples of when you changed style to suit situation </li></ul>
Action Planning <ul><li>What changes will you make to your leadership style in future </li></ul><ul><li>What do you know about yourself which you need to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Are skills, experience or knowledge important to your developing style? </li></ul>
Action Planning <ul><li>What do you need to do in your own organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Make changes? </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your role? </li></ul><ul><li>New people? </li></ul><ul><li>Processes? </li></ul>
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