Overview Definition Leadership Theories Leadership vs. Management Leadership & Followership Ten Commitments of Leadership Leadership Qualities Leadership Video Questions and Comments
DefinitionLeadership is an interpersonal influence directed toward the achievement of a goal or goals.Interpersonal, a leader has more than one person (group) to lead.Influence is the power to affect others.Goal is the end one strives to attain.
Trait Theories Focus on “what” an effective leader is, rather than; “how” to effectively lead Assume certain physical, social, and personal characteristics are inherent Not scientifically validated
Behavioral Theories Focus on the way leaders behave Determinants of leadership identified to train people Three important scientific studies; – Ohio State University – University of Michigan – University of Texas
Leadership & Followership Followers First – According to William Litzinger and Thomas Schaefer in “Leadership Through Followership,” the West Point Thesis states: “the notion that leadership may be chiefly an achievement of followers - that able leaders may emerge from the ranks of able followers” – Examples of effective followers: Churchill, Caesar, Stalin, Hitler
Leadership & FollowershipAre the following characteristics of an effective leader or an effective follower? – Self Reliant – Humble – Critical Thinker – Patient – Consistent – Tireless Worker – Dependable – Offer & Receive – Enthusiastic Constructive Criticism
Leadership & Followership Leaders as Followers – Examples: CEO’s, President of the United States The difference between effective leaders and effective followers is the roll they play.
Leadership & Followership Effective followership is a prerequisite for leadership, but not a guarantee of leadership.
How Can I become an Effective Leader?
Ten Commitments of Leadership Challenge the Process1. Search out challenging opportunities to charge, grow, innovate, and improve.2. Experiment, take risks, and learn from the accompany mistakes.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Inspire a share vision3. Envision an uplifting and ennobling future.4. Enlist others to common vision by appealing to their value, interests, hopes, and dreams.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Enable others to act5. Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and business trust.6. Strengthen people by giving power away, providing choices, developing competence, assigning critical tasks, and offering visible support.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Model the way7. Set the example by behaving in ways that are consistent with shared values.8. Achieve small wing that promote consistent progress and build commitment.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Encourage the heart9. Recognize individual contribution to the success of every project.10. Celebrate team accomplishments regularly.
Leadership Qualities Self knowledge/self confidence vision, ability to infuse important, transcending values into an enterprise Intelligence, wisdom, judgement Learning/renewel Worldmindedness Coalition building Motivation/morale building Stamina, energy, tenacity, courage, enthusiasm Character, integrity/intellectual honesty Risk taking/entrepreneurship Ability to communicate, persuade, listen Understanding nature of power and authority Sense of humor, perspective, flexibility Ability to concentrate on achieving goals and results...