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Modern leadership

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The old ideas of leaders as transformational heroes is slowly being replaced by a modern perspective of leaders who build commitment through communication and trust.

The old ideas of leaders as transformational heroes is slowly being replaced by a modern perspective of leaders who build commitment through communication and trust.

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  • 1. LEADERSHIPWWW.GRADUTEMPORE.COM
  • 2. LEADERSHIPThink of someone who you consider to be aleader1. What do/did they do?2. How do/did they act?3. What is it about them that makes them aleader in your eyes?
  • 3. How many people give thesekinds of answers…National LeadersGeorge WashingtonMahatma GandhiNelson MandelaReligious LeadersBuddhaJesusMuhammadMilitary LeadersAlexanderCaesarNapoleonControversial LeadersGenghis KhanAdolph HitlerJoseph StalinLEADERSHIP
  • 4. How many people give thesekinds of answers…National LeadersGeorge WashingtonMahatma GandhiNelson MandelaReligious LeadersBuddhaJesusMuhammadMilitary LeadersAlexanderCaesarNapoleonControversial LeadersGenghis KhanAdolph HitlerJoseph StalinLEADERSHIPThese are all born leaders…
  • 5. Transformational LeadershipAn ideal, often taken for granted– Visionary– Inspiring –‘an outstandingcommunicator’– Makes things happen –‘asteely resolve’– Heroic– Empowering
  • 6. Transformational LeadershipAn ideal, often taken for granted– Visionary– Inspiring –‘an outstandingcommunicator’– Makes things happen –‘asteely resolve’– Heroic– Empowering
  • 7. …but leaders can be made.
  • 8. MODERN LEADERSHIP• Ensuring Accountability• Coaching• Supporting• Cheerleading
  • 9. One definition of leadership:Causing others to follow willingly – with energy,enthusiasm, commitment, sense of ownership,passion(and not just to comply with instructions or processes)
  • 10. MODERN LEADERSHIPLeadership happens betweenpeople• Leadership is not theproperty of the leader…• …or the followers• It happens in the moment asthe product of theirinteractions
  • 11. MODERN LEADERSHIPLeadership happens betweenpeople• Leadership is not theproperty of the leader…• …or the followers• It happens in the moment asthe product of theirinteractions
  • 12. MODERN LEADERSHIPLeadership happens in a particular context• There is no one way of leading• What do you need to do? It depends…• You have to be in the middle to sense what willwork• The art of the possible
  • 13. MODERN LEADERSHIPLeadership happens in a particular context• There is no one way of leading• What do you need to do? It depends…• You have to be in the middle to sense what willwork• The art of the possible
  • 14. MODERN LEADERSHIPWhat you can do as a leader– Work with ‘What is’– Communicate Openly– Know Yourself
  • 15. CONTEXT,CONTEXT,CONTEXT• Work with‘what is’– Relationships– Culture– Environment• In the moment –‘the elephant in the room’• ‘Work with the grain’• Help others get real
  • 16. CONTEXT,CONTEXT,CONTEXT• Work with‘what is’– Relationships– Culture– Environment• In the moment –‘the elephant in the room’• ‘Work with the grain’• Help others get real
  • 17. COMMUNICATE OPENLY• Enough openness and trust• Enough respect• Enough conflict• Thinking together on real issues• Enough shared values and perspective• Connect with individuals and groups
  • 18. COMMUNICATE OPENLY• Enough openness and trust• Enough respect• Enough conflict• Thinking together on real issues• Enough shared values and perspective• Connect with individuals and groups
  • 19. KNOW YOURSELF• Know your strengths andyour limits• Value your life experiences• Character not charisma• Healthy selfishness• Surfing, sinking, andswimming
  • 20. KNOW YOURSELF• Know your strengths andyour limits• Value your life experiences• Character not charisma• Healthy selfishness• Surfing, sinking, andswimming
  • 21. A DIFFERENT IDEA OF LEADINGFrom:The leader asTransforming Hero
  • 22. A DIFFERENT IDEA OF LEADINGFrom:The leader asTransforming HeroTo:The AdaptiveLeaderHolding the space• Coping with uncertainty,contradictions, mess• Helping people to stop andthink• And enlarging the possibilitiesfor their people andorganization
  • 23. A DIFFERENT IDEA OF LEADINGFrom:The leader asTransforming HeroTo:The AdaptiveLeaderHolding the space• Coping with uncertainty,contradictions, mess• Helping people to stop andthink• And enlarging the possibilitiesfor their people andorganization
  • 24. BE THE LEADER YOU CAN BE
  • 25. BE THE LEADER YOU CAN BE…and don’t try to be the leader you think you should be
  • 26. THANK YOU!FOR MORE FREE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT RESOURCES GO TOWWW.GRADUTEMPORE.COMAll image licensed undercreative commons licenses