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  • 1. Personal Philosophy of Leadership Megan Gorham Leadership and Organizational Studies Chapman University May 12, 2009
  • 2. Definition Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 3. The Leadership Pinwheel •WHAT: A transformational relationship, communication-centered WH •WHERE: Climate of Trust, O W Respect, and Teamwork O H •WHO: Leaders and Followers WH T ER A •HOW: Communication of E H W vision, Empowerment WHY •WHY: Circular, Free- flowing •WHEN: Now!
  • 4. Definition (“What” Elements) Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 5. WHAT: Is Leadership? Transformational A Relationship: Change: • Between LEADERS and • Development and FOLLOWERS Growth • Interdependent • Results in a sense of dedication and Communication-Centered belongingness • Free-Flowing • Inspires motivation •Multi-directional •Upward •Lateral •Downward
  • 6. Definition (“Where” Elements) Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 7. WHERE: The Culture of Leadership Trust and Structure of Organization Empowerment • Mutual Trust and Respect • Web-like must be practiced and • Interconnected valued “The leader is in the center of things” ~Sally Helgeson, The Female Advantage “A Great Leader gets the right people on the bus, Teams WORK enabling the leader to follow with trust” Teamwork is valued over ~ Jim Collins, Good to Great individual achievement
  • 8. Definition (“Who” Elements) Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 9. WHO: Are Leaders and Followers? Servant 1st , Leader 2nd Positive • Communicated and •Open forum of communication practiced in the •Inspires mutual respect trust relationship “This is how you get respect, by offering something that you have” ~Morrie Scwartz, Tuesdays with Morrie “Sharing the leadership role by working side by side with others will make people feel naturally inclined to follow” ~ Mark Maier, Lecture 9/2/2008 “Keep the Faith, Baby” ~ Captain Charles Plumb
  • 10. WHO: Are Leaders and Followers? Charisma Followers • Ability to inspire • Trust and Empowerment confidence and motivation • Leader/Follower Roles are through empowerment not static “[Leaders] know the “A good leader gets above importance of surrounding average results out of themselves with strong and average people” talented people” ~ Sue Graham, Macy’s ~ Jim Collins, Good To Great
  • 11. Definition (“How” Elements) Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 12. HOW: is Leadership Practiced? Inspire Meaningful Communication of Change • Strong, inspirational • Through charisma and articulation of vision communication of vision • Provides a sense of • Ability to aect the direction, purpose and attitudes, values, and climate of change. beliefs of followers • When communicated with Empowerment charisma, followers will identify with the •Power sharing atmosphere •Result of mutual respect and trust •Most important – Get the right people
  • 13. WHY: a Pinwheel? •WHAT: Relationship with Information •WHERE: The Leader is in Communication the center of things Fo •WHO: Leaders and llo er we w r Followers are llo Fo interdependent Leader •HOW: Communication Fo er llo w w and information flow er llo Fo freely Information •WHEN: New opportunities for growth in every revolution.
  • 14. WHY: a Pinwheel? •WHAT: A transformational relationship, communication-centered WH •WHERE: Climate of Trust, O W Respect, and Teamwork O H •WHO: Leaders and Followers WH T ER A •HOW: Communication of E H W vision, Empowerment WHY •WHY: Circular, Free- flowing •WHEN: Now!
  • 15. Definition Revisited Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 16. Definition Revisited Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 17. Definition Revisited Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 18. Definition Revisited Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 19. Definition Revisited Leadership is a transformational relationship where vision, empowerment, and positive attitude are communicated between leader(s) and followers who have a mutual goal of change through collaborative eorts.
  • 20. Resources Albom, Mitch Tuesdays with Morrie; An Old Man, A Young Man and Life’s Great Lesson. Broadway Books: New York, 2000. Butler, J. DeWine, S. and Moda, D.P. Organizational Communication: Foundations, Challenges and Misunderstandings. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. 2008 Collins, Jim Good To Great. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 2001. Daft, Richard. The Leadership Experience. Mason, OH: Thomson Southwestern. 2006 Greenleaf, Robert K. Mark Maier. Lecture. Chapman University. October 2008. Graham, Sue. Personal Interview. 1 March, 2008. 9:00AM Maier, Mark (Editor) Leading As A Way of Serving Supplemental Readings Packet, 2008. Helgeson, Sally The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership. Double Day: New York. 1990. Rost, Joseph. Leadership for the 21st Century. Westport. Praeger. 1991.