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UKUPA Oct 2011 - Team Leadership Leslie Fountain



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  • 1. UK UPA Authentic LeadershipLeslie Fountain, Experience Design Director19 October 2011
  • 2. Defining a leaderThere is no definitive persona foran ideal leader © 2011 Foolproof Limited 2
  • 3. Authentic leadershipYou cannot be authentic by trying tocopy someone else © 2011 Foolproof Limited 3
  • 4. Example of a leader
  • 5. Ingredients of an Authentic Leader1. Lead by example2. Contagious3. „Can do‟ attitude4. Inclusive5. Trueness“The challenge is to understand ourselves well enough to discover where we can use our leadership gifts to serve others”Ann FudgeReferences: Neil Crofts; Michael Hyatt © 2011 Foolproof Limited 5
  • 6. Ingredients of an Authentic Leader6. Vision7. Inspire8. Humility9. Responsibility10. AuthenticReferences: Neil Crofts; Michael Hyatt © 2011 Foolproof Limited 6
  • 7. What can we do better?1. Lead by example • Good with users, not so good with our consumers2. Be more inclusive • Respect and recruit other disciplines3. Bigger vision • Align our solutions with long term business value and brand strategy © 2011 Foolproof Limited 7
  • 8. Context of useYour success as a leader depends upon organisational fit Competencies Leadership sweet spot Organisational Passions needsReference: John Zenger and Joseph Folkman © 2011 Foolproof Limited 8
  • 9. Top tips1. Decide to become a great leader2. Focus on your strengths3. Its OK to make mistakes4. Start now – there are no excuses If you think you can, or you think you cannot, you are probably right. Henry Ford © 2011 Foolproof Limited 9
  • 10. ContactLeslie FountainExperience Design Foolproof Harella House 90-98 Goswell Road EC1V 7DF London +44 (0) 20 7336 700 © 2011 Foolproof Limited 10