“The best way to achievechallenging goals is throughteamwork. Where singleindividuals may despair ofaccomplishing a monumentaltask, teams nurture, support, andinspire each other” Noel Tichy, The Leadership Engine
We typically think of the leader as beingthe person at the top. “But if you define aleader as an executive, then you absolutelydeny everyone else in an organization theopportunity to be a leader.”Peter SengeLeadership from every chair……..
We need to make people feel they are anessential part of the work through the workthey do everyday.How do we do that? JFK Story
The six most important words: "I admit I made a mistake.“The five most important words: "You did a good job.“The four most important words: "What is your opinion.“The three most important words: "If you please.“The two most important words: "Thank you,“The one most important word: "We“The least most important word: "I"- Author unknown- Only make new mistakes
Management is doing things right;Leadership is doing the rightthings. - Peter Drucker
Listen effectively, Communicate effectively Encourage teamwork and participation Empower team members Capacity Building Build strong relationships Make sound and timely decisions Treat each person as an individual Know yourself and your team Protect your team Have vision, courage and commitment
"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."The ripple effect of a leaders enthusiasm andoptimism is awesome. So is the impact ofcynicism and pessimism.Colin PowellFISH Philosophy
Good-to-great leaders start with people first and then deal with vision and strategy second…….
COMPANY TOUR MONTHLY MEETING FIELD TRIP PICNIC PANEL DISCUSSION Run For the Roses Kudos, Spotlight on…. Off-site meetings Feed Them Notes, deliver pay checks, candy etc Other ideas????? 17
PLAY MAKE THEIR DAY BE THERE CHOOSE YOUR ATTITUDE at work…at school…at home…with friends…anywhere…everywhere…
Why FISH?Inspires teamworkFosters creativityIncreases productivityBuilds effective relationships tofacilitate the communication ofideas, goals, etc.Stimulates thinking about waysto create a more worker-friendlywork environmentMakes people feel valuedRetains employees
The FISH! PhilosophyCatch the energy. Release the potential. How will you …? • Create a fun, playful, comfortable work/study environment? • Be someone who makes people’s day? • Be totally present? • Choose the attitude you would like to have and see everyday? Think about your team members and who you are serving. How can you be the LEAD FISH?
Be visionary Build capacity Know your core values Be a catalyst for positive change Motivate, guide and coach your team Make difficult decisions Keep learning and growing Be the good model Encourage feedback Value people Build and sustain Trust Recognition Create the constant environment of learning and development Problem solver Convey clearly expectations
Taking Risks Relationship building Provide Hope Be Optimistic, if not don‟t expect it from others Self-less Make everyone feel they are an essential part of the team Be clear what you stand for Remember GO FISH Empower the team and team members Build on strengths, work on concerns Positive dynamic attitude Give credit and recognition often
Building bridges by taking an interest in someone...In trueleadership situations, listening comes before arm-waving.”Yahoo’s Tim Sanders,“The job of a leader today is not to create followers. It‟s to createmore leaders.”Ralph NaderThe great sociologist Max Weber said, over 100 years ago, that theorganizations that will survive and thrive will be those that fosteracts of leadership throughout the system, rather than assumingleaders only exist at the top.“Your job is to touch everyone and get into their soul. Everymoment you are in your office, you are useless.”Jack Welch
Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, tells us in his bookLeadership that there are three keys to leadership:1. If you are going to lead, be optimistic. If you are not, your followers can hardly be expected to be.2. If you don‟t love people, do something else.3. Be absolutely clear what you stand for.Make sure people learn and grow from mistakes, and that they sharethat learning. But, don‟t accept the same mistake twice. Make it clearthat the rule is: „Only make new mistakes‟.Phil DouradoThe organization, the programs do not accomplish anything. Schoolssucceed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting thebest people will you accomplish great deeds."
Determine Real Goals then set out to achieve themTurn Disasters into opportunitiesThink great thoughtsTurn barriers into triumphs Be proactiveWhen you want to tell someone somethingimportant, do it in personallyDon‟t be afraid to get your hands dirty doing what you ask others do…