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Authentic Leadership Presenation by John Varney for CIPD October 2010

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    • CIPD and CMI Joint Event Leeds 12 October 2010 Authentic Leadership John Varney Authentic Leadership Centre for Management Creativity A different way to understand what leadership is and how we can have more of it AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Authentic Leadership • Auto – self directed • Going before others into the unknown • Author – the originator • Showing the way • Authority – holder of power • Enabling others to see • Authentic – genuine - true to self • Lifting the spirit • Energising the endeavour CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Authentic Counterfeit Engages people Uses people Empowers Coerces Hierarchical Leadership Develops people Manipulates people • The idea of great leaders has trapped us • Great leaders are a product of control and command  Inspires initiative Rewards compliance hierarchies Results in growth experience Results in stress and fear • The idea invites us to give up our freedom to become  followers Builds inner strength Builds outer show • This idea is not enough to cope in a complex  emergent world Deepens understanding Deepens self-interest Encourages development Provokes resentment CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Centre for Management Creativity High Trenhouse Malham Moor SETTLE North Yorkshire BD24 9PR Tel: 01729 830322 Fax: 01729 830519 e-mail: cmc@centreformanagementcreativity.com www.centreformanagementcreativity.com 1
    • CIPD and CMI Joint Event Leeds 12 October 2010 Authentic Leadership Developmental  Developmental  Leadership philosophy Leadership philosophy • Teams, communities and organisations are • Human beings have unlimited potential living systems • Realising that potential needs work on all • Living systems are created, grow and die centres at once; physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual • Living systems do not thrive if treated as machines • Leadership is what guides and stimulates the flow of people’s energies to achieve their goal • Leadership is the life force in these entities CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Systemic Leadership Systemic Leadership • An alternative to hierarchy is to organise around the  • Everyone has leadership responsibility value‐adding stream • Everyone can step in and out of the value‐adding stream • The value‐adding stream is a flow of energy towards  • Let go and go with the flow! a purpose  • Practise and improve • Flow occurs between people • Leadership is the system that guides and sustains it CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Systemic Leadership Authentic Leadership • Leadership goes where it is needed to sustain the flow • Not motivation but manifestation • Leadership comes from the person(s) most suited • Each of us can access higher knowledge • Management supports – and gets out of the way • There is a constant play of roles and intent • Leadership brings in another dimension CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Centre for Management Creativity High Trenhouse Malham Moor SETTLE North Yorkshire BD24 9PR Tel: 01729 830322 Fax: 01729 830519 e-mail: cmc@centreformanagementcreativity.com www.centreformanagementcreativity.com 2
    • CIPD and CMI Joint Event Leeds 12 October 2010 Authentic Leadership Authentic Leadership A new leadership model • Authentic leadership is systemic leadership The inner game and  • Everyone can contribute their authenticity the outer game • It is a developmental journey CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Mastering the inner game (authenticity) INTENT AWARENESS Intent  ‐ The will to achieve the goal – the power of decision  Inner game Awareness – Seeing the whole ‐ both big picture and detail – no delusions! Cohesion ‐ Holding it together ‐ being fully present ‐ maintaining confidence  COHESION CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 EMERGENCE Mastering the outer game (leadership) Transformation – changing psychological level ‐ releasing energy Outer game Emergence ‐ letting go ‐ permitting novelty ‐ responding to what’s happening TRANSCENDENCE TRANSFORMATION Transcendence ‐ crossing boundaries – participating in a greater whole CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Centre for Management Creativity High Trenhouse Malham Moor SETTLE North Yorkshire BD24 9PR Tel: 01729 830322 Fax: 01729 830519 e-mail: cmc@centreformanagementcreativity.com www.centreformanagementcreativity.com 3
    • CIPD and CMI Joint Event Leeds 12 October 2010 Authentic Leadership EMERGENCE Authentic leadership INTENT AWARENESS First find authenticity in yourself – be true to your higher self – AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP rediscover what is unique in you and let it shine for the benefit of others TRANSCENDENCE TRANSFORMATION Your self (personality) needs to be out of the way to allow COHESION your higher self (essence) to radiate CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Three Rs of  Authentic leadership Authentic leadership A manifestation of your inner truth in the outer world to awaken the inner strength of others • Responsiveness ‐ to client needs, to  one another and to what is emerging • Reporting – be in communication with  Become aware of small acts of leadership whoever else needs to know • Responsibility ‐ to one another and to the  Dare to be out of the mainstream whole  CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Results ‐ authenticity is contagious Results ‐ Systemic Leadership permeates • People identify strongly with organisational goals and values • Authentic leadership creates challenge, provides support, and removes obstacles • People respond to leadership behaviours (Fear and greed will never bring about sustainable success!) • People believe they can personally ‘make a difference’ • In effective organisations leadership ‘flows with the go’ • Work meets people’s emotional, psychological, social and spiritual needs, rather than damaging their health (The image of a single leader with superhuman qualities is outdated) • In-house stories and humour are positive, proud and • Other-oriented people build on one another’s strengths affectionate through serious play to achieve enduring success • People’s values are palpable to outsiders CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 CIPD and CMI Joint Event - Tuesday 12 October 2010 Centre for Management Creativity High Trenhouse Malham Moor SETTLE North Yorkshire BD24 9PR Tel: 01729 830322 Fax: 01729 830519 e-mail: cmc@centreformanagementcreativity.com www.centreformanagementcreativity.com 4