Leadership & The Workplace BarCampBuffalo Open Discussion

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In one way or another, the topic of workplace leadership/management affects us all, yet we rarely discuss it in an open forum. The objectives of this open discussion: differentiate leadership from …

In one way or another, the topic of workplace leadership/management affects us all, yet we rarely discuss it in an open forum. The objectives of this open discussion: differentiate leadership from management, highlight characteristics shared by great leaders along with the responsibilities of great managers, and allow for an honest organizational and self-assessment of workplace engagement.

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  • 1. 2009.03.31 BarCampBuffalo Open Discussion Leadership & The Workplace: What Do We Expect? S. Navpreet Jatana www.jatana.com
  • 2. About Me 2 IT Executive, most recently Erie County  CIO where I led, empowered, mentored a staff of 62+ Passionate about   Affecting change and innovating using IT  Delivering Business/IT strategic alignment For more: www.jatana.com  www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 3. Discussion Overview 3 Leadership vs. Management  Story of the Three Masons  Characteristics of Great Leaders  Responsibilities of Great Managers  Our Expectations vs. Reality   Organizational Perspective  Individual Perspective Wrap-up  www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 4. Leadership vs. Management 4 Leadership   Set Vision/Direction  Long-range Perspective  Innovation-centric  Character-based Management   Direct Resources to Achieve Outcomes  Short-range View  Administration-centric  Skill-based www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 5. Story of the Three Masons 5 www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 6. Characteristics of Great Leaders 6 Passion  Curiosity  Creativity  Courage  Optimism  Persistence  Focus  Effective Communicator  Humility  www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 7. Responsibilities of Great Managers 7 Attract, Retain, Challenge, Manage, and Motivate  Talent Promote Strengths-based Work  Provide  Timely Positive Reinforcement  Consistent Performance Feedback  Create an Environment which includes Encouraging:  Accountability  Autonomy  Collaboration  Creativity  Professional Development  Trust  www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 8. Our Expectations vs. Reality? Organizational Perspective 8 Compelling Vision?   Do you know your organization’s Vision? Headed in a Meaningful Direction?   Does the mission of the organization make me feel my job makes a difference? Employees Engaged?  Outcomes Clearly Defined?  Management Values Employee Input?  www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 9. Our Expectations vs. Reality? Individual Perspective 9 Do I enjoy what I do?  Do I know how I am performing?  Do I have the opportunity for personal  and professional growth? Do I have the opportunity to lead?  Do my goals align with the organization?  Are my contributions recognized?  Am I empowered to do the right thing?  www.jatana.com 2009.03.31
  • 10. What Do You Think? 10 www.jatana.com 2009.03.31