Becoming You - The Key to Becoming a Leader

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Most leadership courses and books fail to produce leaders because they focus on the wrong things. They treat leadership as if it’s a thing to do, a means to an end. Instead, leadership is a …

Most leadership courses and books fail to produce leaders because they focus on the wrong things. They treat leadership as if it’s a thing to do, a means to an end. Instead, leadership is a side-effect, a by-product of a way of being. In particular, leadership occurs as a result of being fully expressed as a human being in the pursuit of something worthwhile. In this Book Rapper version of Warren Bennis' classic book, On Becoming A Leader we explore the starting point for leadership.

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  • 1. Becoming YouThe Key to Becoming a Leader
  • 2. Geoff McDonald @BookRapper BookRapper.com
  • 3. The BookGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 4. The BookWarrenBennis.com
  • 5. Warren BennisThe Author
  • 6. Leadership = Side EffectThe BIG Idea
  • 7. Know ThyselfSpeed RAP
  • 8. Am I being all I can be?Your Challenge
  • 9. Step Up!Book Rapper Says...
  • 10. Being a LeaderGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 11. Being a LearnerBeing a Leader
  • 12. Pursue a Worthy GoalLeadership is a Side-Effect
  • 13. Mastering Your ContextGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 14. Surrender or Master?All born into circumstances...
  • 15. Master Individual ContextFully expressed or not. Choose!
  • 16. Master Organisational ContextWhat’s required depends on the situation
  • 17. The Leadership SwitchGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 18. Declaration of LeadershipTrue To Your Origins
  • 19. Best Teacher Responsibility Learn Anything ReflectionFour Lessons of Self Knowledge
  • 20. Manager or Leader?Which one are you - in your way of being?
  • 21. Four CompetenciesGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 22. Engage OthersShared meaning around a common vision
  • 23. Distinctive VoiceStrong, clear and decisive
  • 24. IntegrityOften failures point to what is really required
  • 25. Adaptive CapacityResponding to relentless change
  • 26. Learning to LeadGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 27. Self-knowledge Codify your Thoughts Opportunities Self-InventionFour Lifelong Leadership Pursuits
  • 28. Training Education Static Dynamic Facts Ideas Narrow Broad Surface Deep Rote Experiential Tactics Strategy Job LifeWhich one are you delivering? Receiving?
  • 29. Promoting LeadershipGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 30. Leadership Tasks Connect Study Global Anticipate Innovate Network Mission Environment CultureWhat is the Leader responsible for?
  • 31. Opportunities for LeadersPromote leadership by promoting leadership opportunities
  • 32. Leading the FutureGeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 33. PygmalionExpect great performance to get great performance
  • 34. GretzkySee where you need to be to grow capability
  • 35. Encourage DissentActively promote alternate thinking
  • 36. More...GeoffMcDonald.com/blog
  • 37. Buy the Book!Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?
  • 38. More books by Warren Bennis
  • 39. Who are you?
  • 40. Who are you becoming?
  • 41. Are you a leader in your own life?
  • 42. A PresentationRecording available for members at : BookRapper.com