Principles And Variety Of Leadership.Ppt

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Principles And Variety Of Leadership.Ppt

  1. 1. <ul><li>Lindsay Town </li></ul><ul><li>Exeter, November 2009 </li></ul>Principles and Variety of Leadership
  2. 2. <ul><li>What I aim to achieve today: </li></ul><ul><li>Why is Leadership important? </li></ul><ul><li>What defines Leadership? </li></ul><ul><li>“ Leadership” v “Management” </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of approach, not “one size fits all” </li></ul><ul><li>Starting Early – What organisations look for. </li></ul><ul><li>And, hopefully, some debate and questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.” Niccolo Machiavelli </li></ul><ul><li>BUT… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others .” Jack Welch </li></ul><ul><li>“ You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere.” Lee Iacocca </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Entrepreneurial and business skills are fine, but.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be able to lead oneself first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have a vision that sees through obstacles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be able to communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be able to bring others to the party </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Businesses invest a lot of time in searching for future leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Great leadership is a rare talent, but it is developed and grown. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>&quot;You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that's assault, not leadership.” Dwight D. Eisenhower </li></ul><ul><li>“ Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them.” Colin Powell </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;He knows so little and accomplishes so much.“ - Robert McFarlane, National Security Adviser about Ronald Reagan </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let's make a dent in the universe.“ Steve Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>People, Vision, Strategy, Delivery </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>&quot;Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”— Stephen R. Covey </li></ul><ul><li>“ Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter Drucker </li></ul><ul><li>“ Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things” – Peter Drucker </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ To lead the people, walk behind them” – Lao Tzu </li></ul><ul><li>“ If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.” —Mario Andretti </li></ul><ul><li>“ A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business ” – Henry Ford </li></ul><ul><li>“ I'm probably just an obnoxious little bollocks. Who cares?” – Michael O’Leary </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>“ In evaluating people, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. If you don't have the first, the other two will kill you.” – Jack Welch </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Leadership “potential” </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm for and interest in the business </li></ul><ul><li>The potential to – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape - strategy, plans, goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build – capability, performance, people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Above all, DELIVER – results ,people, quality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And if it were your own business? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>If Carlsberg wrote business maxims…. </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t do it excellently, don’t do it all </li></ul><ul><li>Because if its not excellent, it won’t be profitable or fun </li></ul><ul><li>And if you aren't in business for fun or profit </li></ul><ul><li>What the hell are you doing here? </li></ul><ul><li>(Robert Townsend, “Up the Organisation”, 1970) </li></ul>

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