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  • NS: (excellent life – from a succession of excellent days…)
  • FRPA Leadership

    1. 1. Excellence in Leadership
    2. 2. A few things before we get started… <ul><li>I take this subject very seriously, but I am not an expert. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a ton to cover – do not freak out </li></ul><ul><li>Please: let’s make this a discussion – not a speech, I need your input, ideas, feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>I put together some reading for you. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to do the heavy lifting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does this mean to me? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I apply these ideas? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can I do right away? </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. What does it truly take to achieve excellence as a leader?
    5. 5. What must you focus on to become an excellent leader? <ul><li>Let me give you a few ideas… </li></ul>
    6. 6. Vision <ul><li>Future oriented – big picture </li></ul><ul><li>Vivid, compelling, exciting, inspiring </li></ul><ul><li>Not a job – a quest! </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
    7. 7. Communication <ul><li>Clear, specific, easy to understand </li></ul><ul><li>Asks fantastic questions </li></ul><ul><li>Superb listener </li></ul><ul><li>Subordinates, peers, managers, customers, partners, vendors… </li></ul><ul><li>C.C.C.C.T. </li></ul><ul><li>(This takes a lot of work and practice) </li></ul>
    8. 8. “ When land was the scarce resource, nations battled over it. The same is happening now for talented people.” Stan Davis & Christopher Meyer, futureWEALTH
    9. 9. Best People <ul><li>Connoisseur of Talent! </li></ul><ul><li>Organizer of Genius </li></ul><ul><li>Relentlessly Rigorous Recruiters </li></ul><ul><li>Not afraid of people wildly more talented than themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Play well together in the sand box </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd rate managers… </li></ul><ul><li>This is a KEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>
    10. 10. Highly Self Aware <ul><li>They do NOT need to be right </li></ul><ul><li>They know and admit their faults </li></ul><ul><li>They ask for frank feedback </li></ul><ul><li>They value and support candor </li></ul><ul><li>They ask for help: Level 5 Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>They spend serious time on personal and leadership development </li></ul>
    11. 11. Honest <ul><li>Tell the truth – all the time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Say the tough things: CUCBS </li></ul><ul><li>Confront the difficult issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stockdale Paradox </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Credibility <ul><li>DWYSYWD </li></ul><ul><li>Walk the talk </li></ul><ul><li>People judge you by your actions… not your intentions </li></ul><ul><li>What you are speaks so loudly, that I cannot hear what you say </li></ul><ul><li>Build high levels of TRUST </li></ul>
    13. 13. TRUST = 4C’s C o n c e r n C ompetence Respect Dis-trust Affection TRUST C onsistently C ommunicate
    14. 14. 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)
    15. 15. Embrace Risk <ul><li>Actually great “Risk Minimizers” </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Vast network of talent to save your… </li></ul><ul><li>Do not “cut off the limb” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Reward spectacular failures – punish mediocre success” </li></ul>
    16. 16. HUGE Responsibility <ul><li>Incredibly high levels of personal accountability </li></ul><ul><li>They understand: Impact and Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing is small – everything counts – you are always on stage </li></ul><ul><li>25/8/366 </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is not a position or title – it is a serious commitment and a significant responsibility </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>“ You can become the person you always wanted to work for” </li></ul><ul><li>Tom Conley </li></ul>
    18. 18. Time for a 15 minute break?
    19. 19. VERY Serious Students… <ul><li>of their organization </li></ul><ul><li>of their industry / profession </li></ul><ul><li>of their people / peers / managers </li></ul><ul><li>of effective life skills </li></ul><ul><li>of their own leadership interactions </li></ul><ul><li>and especially of themselves… </li></ul><ul><li>A word or two about how much to study </li></ul>
    20. 20. Make Things Happen <ul><li>Leadership is action…not position </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of discipline and purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Results driven / without driving people into the ground </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t try to look like they are busy – they simply get things done </li></ul><ul><li>They are masters of achieving goals through influence, not power. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Personal Philosophy of Leadership <ul><li>Extremely well thought out </li></ul><ul><li>Values driven </li></ul><ul><li>Fully integrated </li></ul><ul><li>Well communicated </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in all aspects of their life </li></ul><ul><li>100% accountable </li></ul>
    22. 22. Top 10 Leadership Summary <ul><li>Personal Philosophy of Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Best People </li></ul><ul><li>Self Aware </li></ul><ul><li>Honest </li></ul><ul><li>Credible </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Minimizer </li></ul><ul><li>Accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Serious Student </li></ul><ul><li>Action Oriented </li></ul>
    23. 23. 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
    24. 24. 5 Year Study of 100 Top Leaders <ul><li>Guiding Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Daring </li></ul>Self-Aware Bennis
    25. 25. Study of most important leadership skills 7,000+ managers from 1,600 companies <ul><li>Must have superb communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by example to demonstrate character and competence. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and maintain clear and meaningful vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide motivation to create ownership and accountability for results. </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify performance expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster teamwork and collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop clear performance goals and metrics. </li></ul>From: Getting Results by Longenecker and Simoneti
    26. 26. New study of 25 top companies renowned for building winning corporate cultures… <ul><li>GE </li></ul><ul><li>Dell </li></ul><ul><li>Wal-Mart </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>Nordstrom </li></ul><ul><li>Starbucks </li></ul><ul><li>Southwest Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>IBM </li></ul><ul><li>P&G </li></ul><ul><li>Whole Foods </li></ul><ul><li>Ritz Carlton </li></ul><ul><li>Intel </li></ul>The pattern of 6 common leadership traits for all of these firms… From Results Rule by Randy Pennington
    27. 27. They understand that: Results Rule! <ul><li>Tell themselves the truth and value candor and honesty. </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue the best over the easiest in every situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage the power of partnerships both internally and externally. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus the energy to make the main things the main thing. </li></ul><ul><li>Show the courage of accountability. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn, grow and improve every single day. </li></ul>From Results Rule by Randy Pennington
    28. 28. Questions????