University of Delaware Leadership ConfernecePresentation Transcript
Key Characteristics of Excellent Leaders
What does this mean to me? How can I use this idea? What can I do right away? I am NOT a guru…
Top high-potential employees… Microsoft, Abbott, IBM, GE, Google, Qualcomm
Complete honesty and transparency
Knows how to do their job well
A compelling vision for the future
Passion and excitement
Power is NOT Leadership
Do it because I said so…
Do it because it is the right thing to do…
Asking / Listening
Open to the ideas of others
Treats people with dignity
Treats people fairly
IQ + EQ
SMART Communications Dialogue Avoid Attack
Competence Respect Distrust Affection TRUST HIGH LOW LOW HIGH Concern
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)
4. Highly Professional
Always Learning & Improving
Insightful and Innovative
5. Great Team Player
What does it take to be a valued member of a team? Develop and display competence. Follow through on commitments. Deliver required results. Ensure your actions are consistent with your word. Stand behind the team and its people. Be enjoyable to work with. Be passionate about your work and those you serve. Communicate and keep everyone informed. Help the other members of the team. Help members of other teams. Share ideas, information and credit. Hold yourself 100% accountable. Team Leaders are: Rigorous… but not ruthless
Why you need to be an expert at collaboration and teamwork:
You cannot succeed alone.
You need a team of the brightest people you can possibly find to help you.
You need to help the team work extremely well together.
You need the team to support you with enthusiasm, respect and trust.
But don’t take my word for it…
Anne Mulcahy CEO of Xerox and the third most powerful woman in the world!
Build a network of great relationships with people who want to see you succeed.
You don’t have all of the answers, so ask for help and advice from the smartest people you can find.
Learn to be a learner.
Listen intently to your employees and to your customers.
Study of most important leadership skills 7,000+ managers from 1,600 large organizations
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.
Consistently deliver superior work & results.
From: Getting Results by Longenecker and Simoneti
A Culture of Leadership
Workshop Read…individual workshop on page 17
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