TMA World Webinar Collaborative Leadership Skills for Global Leaders

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  • 1. Terence BrakePresident, TMA World, Americastbrake@tmaworld.comwww.tmaworld.com1 February 2011WELCOME TO:TMA World Webinar SeriesA Checklist For Collaborative Leadership
  • 2. Welcome & Objectives Terence Brake President, TMA World, Americas Author: The Global Leader Critical Factors for Creating the World Class Organization, McGraw-Hill, 1997 Where In The World Is My Team? Making a Success of Your Virtual Global Workplace, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2009We Will Cover:1. What is collaborative leadership?2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?3. How can we develop more collaborative leaders in our organizations? © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 2
  • 3. 1. What is collaborative leadership?What is collaboration?• Cooperating across boundaries to achieve an outcome that no one could have accomplished alone. What is important is what collaboration means in/for your business © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 3
  • 4. 1. What is collaborative leadership? • Collaborative leaders deliver results across organizational borders. How? • Combining diverse knowledge, skills and imaginations to reach a common goal. • Acting in a way that produces a sense of collective:  Authorship  Ownership, and  Responsibility © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 4
  • 5. 1. What is collaborative leadership? Beyond the buzzzzzzAsk: Does collaboration make sense?No!Yes when…• The problem and the solution are unclear• The problem is clear, but the solution is not• The problem is a wicked one – complex problem requiring complex solution Many more problems are falling into these categories © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 5
  • 6. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?DispositionsPersonal tendencies toward:• Approachability• Empathy• Energy, passion, optimism• Integrity, transparency, trust• Openness © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 6
  • 7. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective? 1. Environmental Analysis 2. Process Management 3. Perception Management 4. Personal Alignment 5. Communicating 6. Culture Development © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 7
  • 8. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?1. Environmental AnalysisI am able to identify existing collaborativecapabilities and resources in the business?• Systems thinking regarding organizational and external enablers and inhibitors• Identifying key collaboration stakeholders and their interests• Identifying and utilizing the best talent for the collaboration (if appropriate)• Identifying available/new tools for collaboration © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 8
  • 9. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?2. Process ManagementI am able to develop and apply a formal process for thecollaboration? For example:• Engage: Develop consensus and commitment on the what, why, and how of the collaboration• Exchange: Develop means for openly sharing knowledge, experiences, insights and ideas• Evolve: Shape what has been shared into a collective value- added proposition• Employ: Apply, evaluate, and implement the outcome © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 9
  • 10. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?3. Perception ManagementI am able to move beyond interpersonal ‘mush’ to interpersonalclarity.• Recognizing every participant is having a different experience• Communicating one’s own experience non-aggressively• Inquiring into other people’s experience• Being transparent to enable accurate perceptions © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 10
  • 11. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?4. Personal AlignmentI am able to align my values with my behaviors• Identifying gaps between my collaborative values and my behaviors• Identifying my areas of ‘behavior blindness’• Creating deeper alignment through adaptation and feedback• Supporting the alignment of others through mentoring and coaching © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 11
  • 12. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?5. CommunicatingI am able to ‘speak with’ rather than just ‘speak at’• Building rapport• Deep-dive questioning, listening, and learning• Ego control “The leader of the• Handling conflict constructively past knew how to• Influencing without authority tell. The leader of• Mindfulness the future will• Opening up communication channels know how to ask.”• Using constructive, inclusive language Peter Drucker © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 12
  • 13. 2. What skills do collaborative leaders need to be effective?6. Culture DevelopmentI am able to develop an inclusive and cooperativeculture within my sphere of influence• Recruiting people with collaborative capabilities• Developing a shared vision and shared ownership• Co-creating values and norms supportive of collaboration• Leading by example• Recognizing the demonstration of collaborative values in others• Beginning and maintaining momentum• Celebrating collaborative successes © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 13
  • 14. 3. How can we develop more collaborative leaders in our organizations? Collaboration Leadership ChecklistOrganizational Lens – A Collaboration Audit• Senior management viewpoint – top down perspectives• Management and employee viewpoints – bottom up perspectives• Strategic case for collaboration(s) – formal and informal• Organizational structure and culture• HR systems alignment• IT support• Learning & Development alignment• Collaboration Labs © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 14
  • 15. And now . . . Q & A © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 15
  • 16. Thank You For Participating Today www.tmaworld.com You can connect with me via:Email: tbrake@tmaworld.comMy blog: http://virtualteamwork.blogspot.comLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/terrybrake © Transnational Management Associates Ltd. All Rights Reserved. 16