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FRPA Leadership FRPA Leadership Presentation Transcript

  • Excellence in Leadership
  • A few things before we get started…
    • I take this subject very seriously, but I am not an expert.
    • I have a ton to cover – do not freak out
    • Please: let’s make this a discussion – not a speech, I need your input, ideas, feedback.
    • I put together some reading for you.
    • You have to do the heavy lifting:
      • What does this mean to me?
      • How can I apply these ideas?
      • What can I do right away?
  • What does it truly take to achieve excellence as a leader?
  • T HE T HREE W ATCHWORDS O F E XCELLENCE FOCUS DISCIPLINE ACTION
  • What must you focus on to become an excellent leader?
    • Let me give you a few ideas…
  • Vision
    • Future oriented – big picture
    • Vivid, compelling, exciting, inspiring
    • Not a job – a quest!
    • Extremely well communicated across all areas of influence – down, up, sideways, other departments, partner organizations, customers, the community… over and over again. TEC Florida – the BIG 4
  • Communication
    • Clear, specific, easy to understand
    • Asks fantastic questions
    • Superb listener
    • Subordinates, peers, managers, customers, partners, vendors…
    • C.C.C.C.T.
    • (This takes a lot of work and practice)
  • “ When land was the scarce resource, nations battled over it. The same is happening now for talented people.” Stan Davis & Christopher Meyer, futureWEALTH
  • Best People
    • Connoisseur of Talent!
    • Organizer of Genius
    • Relentlessly Rigorous Recruiters
    • Not afraid of people wildly more talented than themselves
    • Play well together in the sand box
    • 2 nd rate managers…
    • This is a KEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Highly Self Aware
    • They do NOT need to be right
    • They know and admit their faults
    • They ask for frank feedback
    • They value and support candor
    • They ask for help: Level 5 Leaders
    • They spend serious time on personal and leadership development
  • Honest
    • Tell the truth – all the time
      • Leadership Challenge
    • Transparency
    • Say the tough things: CUCBS
    • Confront the difficult issues
      • Stockdale Paradox
  • Credibility
    • DWYSYWD
    • Walk the talk
    • People judge you by your actions… not your intentions
    • What you are speaks so loudly, that I cannot hear what you say
    • Build high levels of TRUST
  • TRUST = 4C’s C o n c e r n C ompetence Respect Dis-trust Affection TRUST C onsistently C ommunicate
  • The mantra of excellent leaders: I am good at what I do… and I do it because I care about you! (High IQ + High EQ)
  • Embrace Risk
    • Actually great “Risk Minimizers”
    • Ask for help
    • Vast network of talent to save your…
    • Do not “cut off the limb”
    • “ Reward spectacular failures – punish mediocre success”
  • HUGE Responsibility
    • Incredibly high levels of personal accountability
    • They understand: Impact and Influence
    • Nothing is small – everything counts – you are always on stage
    • 25/8/366
    • Leadership is not a position or title – it is a serious commitment and a significant responsibility
    • “ You can become the person you always wanted to work for”
    • Tom Conley
  • Time for a 15 minute break?
  • VERY Serious Students…
    • of their organization
    • of their industry / profession
    • of their people / peers / managers
    • of effective life skills
    • of their own leadership interactions
    • and especially of themselves…
    • A word or two about how much to study
  • Make Things Happen
    • Leadership is action…not position
    • Culture of discipline and purpose
    • Results driven / without driving people into the ground
    • Don’t try to look like they are busy – they simply get things done
    • They are masters of achieving goals through influence, not power.
  • Personal Philosophy of Leadership
    • Extremely well thought out
    • Values driven
    • Fully integrated
    • Well communicated
    • Lived in all aspects of their life
    • 100% accountable
  • Top 10 Leadership Summary
    • Personal Philosophy of Leadership
    • Communication
    • Vision
    • Best People
    • Self Aware
    • Honest
    • Credible
    • Risk Minimizer
    • Accountable
    • Serious Student
    • Action Oriented
  • Demonstrate Personal Character (habits, integrity, trust, honesty, credibility) S ET D IRECTION (Vision – Goals - Future) Mobilize Commitment (engage others, share power) Enhance Capability (build teams, manage change) What do successful leaders do… Leadership Attribute Framework
  • 5 Year Study of 100 Top Leaders
    • Guiding Vision
    • Passion
    • Integrity
    • Trust
    • Curiosity
    • Daring
    Self-Aware Bennis
  • Study of most important leadership skills 7,000+ managers from 1,600 companies
    • Must have superb communication skills.
    • Lead by example to demonstrate character and competence.
    • Establish and maintain clear and meaningful vision.
    • Provide motivation to create ownership and accountability for results.
    • Clarify performance expectations.
    • Foster teamwork and collaboration.
    • Develop clear performance goals and metrics.
    From: Getting Results by Longenecker and Simoneti
  • New study of 25 top companies renowned for building winning corporate cultures…
    • GE
    • Dell
    • Wal-Mart
    • Toyota
    • Nordstrom
    • Starbucks
    • Southwest Airlines
    • IBM
    • P&G
    • Whole Foods
    • Ritz Carlton
    • Intel
    The pattern of 6 common leadership traits for all of these firms… From Results Rule by Randy Pennington
  • They understand that: Results Rule!
    • Tell themselves the truth and value candor and honesty.
    • Pursue the best over the easiest in every situation.
    • Leverage the power of partnerships both internally and externally.
    • Focus the energy to make the main things the main thing.
    • Show the courage of accountability.
    • Learn, grow and improve every single day.
    From Results Rule by Randy Pennington
  • Questions????