“ The 360º Leader”  book by John Maxwell Presented by Greg Makowski The middle of an organization is often the optimal pla...
Brown Bag Objectives <ul><li>Provide a taste of the material </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The book is 300+ pages </li></ul></...
The 360º  Leader  Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss Your Peers Your Peers Your Subordinates Your Peer’s Subord...
Section 1:  The Myths of Leading from the Middle of an Organization <ul><li>1) The POSITION Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I...
1) The POSITION Myth “I can’t lead if I am not at the top” <ul><li>“ Leadership” and “position” are not directly tied to e...
1) The POSITION Myth 5 levels of Leadership Development <ul><li>1.1) Position  [Rights] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People follo...
1) The POSITION Myth 5 levels of Leadership Development <ul><li>1.3) Production  [Results] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People fo...
1) The POSITION Myth 5 levels of Leadership Development <ul><li>1.5) Personhood  [Respect] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People fo...
Leadership  (by Scott Adams)
2) The DESTINATION Myth “When I get to the top, then I’ll learn to lead” <ul><li>When John Maxwell meets some people socia...
3) The INFLUENCE Myth “If I were on top, then people would follow me” <ul><li>You can grant someone a position… </li></ul>...
3) The INFLUENCE Myth “If I were on top, then people would follow me” <ul><li>President Woodrow Wilson had a housekeeper w...
4) The INEXPERIENCE Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll be in control” <ul><li>Have you ever thought… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
4) The INEXPERIENCE Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll be in control” <ul><li>It can be easy to think life “at the top” is ...
<ul><li>Madeleine Albright: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I prefer the term  SMART  POWER    instead of SOFT POWER” </li></ul></...
5) The FREEDOM Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll no longer be limited” <ul><li>Related Myths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When I ...
5) The FREEDOM Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll no longer be limited” <ul><li>In many organizations,  </li></ul><ul><li>a...
5) The FREEDOM Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll no longer be limited” CEO Leader Worker Customer Rights DECREASE as you c...
6) The POTENTIAL Myth “I can’t reach my potential if I’m not the  top leader ” <ul><li>How many kids say …  ? </li></ul><u...
6) The POTENTIAL Myth “I can’t reach my potential if I’m not the  top leader ” <ul><li>Dick Cheney </li></ul><ul><ul><li>W...
7) The ALL-OR-NOTHING Myth “If I can’t get to the top, then I won’t try to lead” <ul><li>“ If I can’t be the captain of th...
The 360º  Leader  Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss Your Peers Your Peers Your Subordinates Your Peer’s Subord...
Section 2)  Challenges 360º Leaders Face <ul><li>The Tension Challenge:  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The pressure of being c...
Section 3)  Principles to Lead Up <ul><li>Lead yourself Exceptionally Well </li></ul><ul><li>Lighten your Leader’s Load </...
Section 4)  Principles to Lead Across <ul><li>Understand, Practice and Complete the Leadership Loop </li></ul><ul><li>Put ...
Section 5)  Principles to Lead Down <ul><li>Walk Slowly Through the Halls </li></ul><ul><li>See Everyone as a “10” </li></...
Section 6)  The Value of 360º Leaders <ul><li>A Leadership Team is More Effective Than Just One Leader </li></ul><ul><li>L...
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This presentation covers material from John Maxwell's book, "The 360 Degree Leader." Specifically, the first of six sections is presented, including "The 7 Myths of Leading from the Middle of an Organization" and "5 Levels of Leadership Development."

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    1. 1. “ The 360º Leader” book by John Maxwell Presented by Greg Makowski The middle of an organization is often the optimal place to practice, exercise and extend your influence! Section 1) The Seven Myths of Leading from the Middle of an Organization
    2. 2. Brown Bag Objectives <ul><li>Provide a taste of the material </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The book is 300+ pages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cover only the first section - of six sections in the book </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Motivate and Engage the audience </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>elicit 30-second stories from the audience that relates to the points being made </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( RINGING cell phones result in a $10 donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.LLS.org ) </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The 360º Leader Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss Your Peers Your Peers Your Subordinates Your Peer’s Subordinates Your Peer’s Subordinates www.360degreeLeader.com
    4. 4. Section 1: The Myths of Leading from the Middle of an Organization <ul><li>1) The POSITION Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I can’t lead if I am not at the top” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2) The DESTINATION Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ When I get to the top, then I’ll learn to lead” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3) The INFLUENCE Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If I were on top, then people would follow me” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4) The INEXPERIENCE Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ When I get to the top, I’ll be in control” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5) The FREEDOM Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ When I get to the top, I’ll no longer be limited” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>6) The POTENTIAL Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I can’t reach my potential if I’m not the top leader” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>7) The ALL-OR-NOTHING Myth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ If I can’t get to the top, then I won’t try to lead” </li></ul></ul>Q) Show of hands: Who has fallen into any of these Myths, or can relate emotionally?
    5. 5. 1) The POSITION Myth “I can’t lead if I am not at the top” <ul><li>“ Leadership” and “position” are not directly tied to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership can develop over time as influence naturally builds. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “right to lead” must be earned </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leadership is a choice you make, not a place you sit. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced in the book “ Developing the Leader Within You ” are… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 levels of leadership development </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. 1) The POSITION Myth 5 levels of Leadership Development <ul><li>1.1) Position [Rights] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People follow you because they have to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence doesn’t extend beyond the lines of your job description. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The longer you stay at this level, they higher the turnover, and the lower the morale. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1.2) Permission [Relationships] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People follow you because they want to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… beyond your stated authority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This levels allows work to be fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staying at this level to long causes highly motivated people to be restless. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. 1) The POSITION Myth 5 levels of Leadership Development <ul><li>1.3) Production [Results] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People follow you because they of what you have done for the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is where success is sensed by most people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problems are fixed with little effort because of momentum. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1.4) People Development [Reproduction] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People follow you because of what you have done for them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is where long-range growth occurs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your commitment to developing leaders will ensure ongoing growth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do whatever you can to achieve this level. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. 1) The POSITION Myth 5 levels of Leadership Development <ul><li>1.5) Personhood [Respect] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People follow you because of who you are and what you represent. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This step is reserved for leaders who have spent years growing people and organizations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few make it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who do are larger than life. </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Leadership (by Scott Adams)
    10. 10. 2) The DESTINATION Myth “When I get to the top, then I’ll learn to lead” <ul><li>When John Maxwell meets some people socially, and describes his writing and speaking, some say </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ When I become a leader, I will read some of your books” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you want to succeed, then you need to learn as much as you can about leadership before you have a leadership position. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analogy with training for a marathon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned in the trenches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mistakes made in the middle have smaller stakes </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. 3) The INFLUENCE Myth “If I were on top, then people would follow me” <ul><li>You can grant someone a position… </li></ul><ul><li>But you cannot grant them real leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Influence must be earned. </li></ul>
    12. 12. 3) The INFLUENCE Myth “If I were on top, then people would follow me” <ul><li>President Woodrow Wilson had a housekeeper who constantly lamented that she and her husband didn’t possess more prestigious positions in life </li></ul><ul><li>One day she approached the president after she heard the Secretary of Labor had resigned </li></ul><ul><li>“ My husband is perfect – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He is a laboring man, knows what labor is. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you appointed my husband, he would be influential” </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. 4) The INEXPERIENCE Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll be in control” <ul><li>Have you ever thought… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If I were in charge, we wouldn’t have done X, but Y instead? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good News: your desire is the mark of a leader </li></ul><ul><li>Bad News: without experience being the top person, you would likely overestimate the amount of control you have at the top </li></ul>
    14. 14. 4) The INEXPERIENCE Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll be in control” <ul><li>It can be easy to think life “at the top” is easier </li></ul><ul><li>In 1998, Fortune named Carly Fiorina the most powerful woman executive in the US </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She was CEO of HP </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In 2002, she orchestrated a merger with Compaq, to compete with Dell. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Things didn’t go as well for the next 2 years. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In December 2004, she was very upbeat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two months later, the board asked for her resignation </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Madeleine Albright: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I prefer the term SMART POWER instead of SOFT POWER” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scott Adams: </li></ul>What Others Say about Power and Influence
    16. 16. 5) The FREEDOM Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll no longer be limited” <ul><li>Related Myths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When I get to the top, I’ll have it made. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When I finally finish climbing the corporate ladder, I’ll have time to rest. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When I own the company, I’ll be able to do whatever I want. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When I’m in charge, the sky will be the limit! </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. 5) The FREEDOM Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll no longer be limited” <ul><li>In many organizations, </li></ul><ul><li>as you move up the ladder, </li></ul><ul><li>you may even find that the amount of responsibility you take on increases faster </li></ul><ul><li>than the amount of authority you receive. </li></ul>… SMART POWER instead of SOFT POWER
    18. 18. 5) The FREEDOM Myth “When I get to the top, I’ll no longer be limited” CEO Leader Worker Customer Rights DECREASE as you climb in the organization Rights Responsibilities Responsibilities INCREASE as you climb in the organization
    19. 19. 6) The POTENTIAL Myth “I can’t reach my potential if I’m not the top leader ” <ul><li>How many kids say … ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Someday, I want to grow up to be vice president of the United States” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The First Monster.com commercial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ When I grow up, I want to crawl my way up to middle management” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJB0CzlzSwY </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>monster - first commercial.mp4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>People should strive for the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top of their game , not the top of the organization </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. 6) The POTENTIAL Myth “I can’t reach my potential if I’m not the top leader ” <ul><li>Dick Cheney </li></ul><ul><ul><li>White House chief of staff to President Ford </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 term congressman from Wyoming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary of Defense to 2 nd President Bush </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vice President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inconspicuous, off to the side, backing up a flashier partner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All the credentials for President … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But the top position is not his best role. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is an excellent 360º leader </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. 7) The ALL-OR-NOTHING Myth “If I can’t get to the top, then I won’t try to lead” <ul><li>“ If I can’t be the captain of the team, then I’ll take my ball and go home” </li></ul><ul><li>Consider 6 men featured in Fortune in August of 2005 – on civil rights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Their battles occurred in corporate America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They lead their way into the executive suite of companies such as </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exxon, Phillip Morris, Marriott, General Foods, TIAA-CREF </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 22. The 360º Leader Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss’s Peers Your Boss Your Peers Your Peers Your Subordinates Your Peer’s Subordinates Your Peer’s Subordinates www.360degreeLeader.com Questions? Discussions….
    23. 23. Section 2) Challenges 360º Leaders Face <ul><li>The Tension Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The pressure of being caught in the middle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Frustration Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Following an Ineffective Leader </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Multi-Hat Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One head, many hats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Ego Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You’re often hidden in the middle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Fulfillment Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders like the front more than the middle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Vision Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Championing the vision is more difficult when you didn’t create it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Influence Challenge: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leading others beyond your position is not easy </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Section 3) Principles to Lead Up <ul><li>Lead yourself Exceptionally Well </li></ul><ul><li>Lighten your Leader’s Load </li></ul><ul><li>Be Willing to Do What Others Won’t </li></ul><ul><li>Do More than Manage—Lead! </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in Relational Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Be Prepared Every time you Take your Leader’s Time (10x rule) </li></ul><ul><li>Know When to Push and When to Back Off </li></ul><ul><li>Become a Go-To Player </li></ul><ul><li>Be Better Tomorrow than you are Today </li></ul>
    25. 25. Section 4) Principles to Lead Across <ul><li>Understand, Practice and Complete the Leadership Loop </li></ul><ul><li>Put Completing Fellow Leaders Ahead of Competing with Them </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Friend </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Office Politics </li></ul><ul><li>Expand Your Circle of Acquaintances </li></ul><ul><li>Let the Best Idea Win </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Pretend You’re Perfect </li></ul>
    26. 26. Section 5) Principles to Lead Down <ul><li>Walk Slowly Through the Halls </li></ul><ul><li>See Everyone as a “10” </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Each Team Member as a Person </li></ul><ul><li>Place People in Their Strength Zones </li></ul><ul><li>Model the Behavior You Desire </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer the Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Reward for Results </li></ul>
    27. 27. Section 6) The Value of 360º Leaders <ul><li>A Leadership Team is More Effective Than Just One Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders are Needed at Every Level of the Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Leading Successfully at One Level is a Qualifier for Leading at the Next Level </li></ul><ul><li>Good Leaders in the Middle Make better Leaders at the Top </li></ul><ul><li>360º Leaders Possess Qualities Every Organization Needs </li></ul>
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