Applying Principled Leadership to the ChaosHERDING THE CATS
Principled Leadership Values + Approach = “The Way” We will consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. Don’t bring issues without options.You must accept everyone’s opinion, but you do not have to approve it. Develop your replacement.
Principled LeadershipValues + Approach = “The Way” Establishes boundaries Enables innovation Engages the workforce
Traditional Collaborate and(Command & Control) AttackMicromanage, “order-takers” Support, self-directed, enable, “hole fillers”, cutters M V C P E O P T
Defining the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader Makes decisions based on core values Allows their principles to drive their actions Applies their ethical standards to shape their policies and business decisions How do you develop principles within your team? Collaborate with team members to determine the team’s principles Evaluate if your business approach aligns with principles Defining the principles Establish the expectations for your team
Defining the Principles Best Practices Principles are accessible by anyone within the organization Would you be willing to fire someone for not adhering to the principles Principles should evoke an emotional or visual reaction
Applying the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader Understands business diplomacy Enhances relationships and resolves conflicts Holds to values even in high-pressure situations How do you apply principles within your team? Talk the principles Walk the principles Enforce the principles Applying the Principles
Adjusting the Principles The Role of a Principled Leader Periodically reflect and evaluate if the culture is progressing in the right direction Evaluate the changes within the workplace(technologies and generational) How do you adjust principles within your team? Determine if the principles are embedded into the culture Have a lessons learned session Adjusting the Discuss if the tactics are effective for Principles implementing the team’s principles
What does this look like?SUCCESSFUL CAT HERDING
Successful Cat Herding• Leveraging Generational Differences• Managing to Objectives• Management Models• Collaborative Problem Solving• Effective Conflict Resolution
Bill Fournet’s Contact InformationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 918.592.4121LinkedIn: billfournetTwitter: @billfournetSession: SFT 17 NA 2011
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