Strenghts based leadership


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What are characteristics of good leaders? How to build a new team and how to learn from positive examples? This presentation was part of the Hubert Humphrey Seminar Class at Walter Cronkite Scholl of Journalism and Mass Communication

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Strenghts based leadership

  1. 1. Strenghts Based Leadership Aleksandra Dukovska Hubert Humphrey Fellow 2010/2011 Based on the book Strenghts Based Leadership Tom Rath &Barry Conchie
  2. 2. <ul><li>Type of leadership based on strenghts </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of leaders and their strenghts </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristic of strong teams </li></ul><ul><li>Leading with intellection </li></ul><ul><li>Important quotes </li></ul>Content:
  3. 3. FIRST JUST JUMP <ul><li> </li></ul>
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  5. 5. THEN…..
  6. 6. FIND AMONG four domains of leadership strenghts <ul><li>Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic thinking </li></ul>     
  7. 7. <ul><li>FROM </li></ul>
  8. 8. EXECUTIVE <ul><li>Example: Wendy Koop </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executive and Founder </li></ul><ul><li>TEACH FOR AMERICA </li></ul><ul><li>Strenght </li></ul><ul><li>How to cover educational inequity </li></ul> 
  9. 9. Executive <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Types of people </li></ul><ul><li>Achiever, arranger, belief, consistency, deliberative, discipline, focus, responsibility, restorative </li></ul>
  10. 10. INFLUENCING <ul><li> Example: Simon Cooper </li></ul><ul><li>President of the Ritz Carlton </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge: how to take one of the world’s greatest brands to a new level of excellence </li></ul>
  11. 11. He asked a rock-star and philanthropist Bono to join a morning meeting with housekeeping staff <ul><li>Goal: doing little things like this to win others </li></ul><ul><li>Activator, command, communication, competition, maximizer, self-assurance, significance, woo </li></ul>
  12. 12. Influencing <ul><li>Type of people </li></ul><ul><li>Activator, command, communication, competition, maximizer, self-assurance, significance, woo </li></ul>
  13. 13. Relationship Building <ul><li>Example: Mervyn Davies </li></ul><ul><li>Strenght: To build an organization that had a “heart and a soul” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Relationship Building <ul><li>Davies had to build an extraordinarily diverse leadership team </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>People with different backgrounds and personalities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Relationship Building
  16. 16. Relationship Building <ul><li>Type of people </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptability, futuristic, positivity, relator, learner </li></ul>
  17. 17. Strategic thinking <ul><li>Example: Brad Anderson </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executive officer Best Bay </li></ul>Specialty: Anderson would simply disappear for weeks on end in search of new ideas
  18. 18. Strategic thinking <ul><li>Top five strengths: context, ideation, input, learner, connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>He read everything from Rolling Stone to historical biographies </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Attend non-electronics conferences in search of bigger ideas </li></ul>
  19. 19. He brought outside experts to challenge Best Bay way of thinking to the point where It was “radically complained about my peers” <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  20. 20. Strategic thinking <ul><li>“ I find amazing that I can be fifty- eight years old and seem to know less every day. No matter how much you learn, it just continues to open up more substantial questions and relationships”-Anderson </li></ul>
  21. 21. THINK AND GROW
  22. 23. NEW TEAM
  23. 24. Characteristic of strong teams <ul><li>Conflict doesn’t destroy strong team </li></ul><ul><li>Focus is on the results </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Strong teams prioritize what’s best for the organization and they move forward  </li></ul>
  24. 25. Characteristic of Strong teams <ul><li>Members committed to personal life </li></ul><ul><li>Strong teams embrace diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Strong teams are magnet for talent </li></ul>
  25. 26. Leading with intellection <ul><li>Provide stability </li></ul><ul><li>Help others to understand your need for solitude and space to think </li></ul><ul><li>Share your mental steps so others don’t worry that your thinking lost foundation </li></ul>
  26. 27. Leading with intellection <ul><li>Be honest to admit that you are still learning </li></ul><ul><li>Respect knowledge that is superior to your own </li></ul>
  27. 28. Leading with intellection <ul><li>“ Building a strong team within an organization requires the same basic ingredients of a successful soccer squad ” – former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan </li></ul>
  28. 29. FIND