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  • The age of the heroic leader is over. The man or woman …
  • 21st cent leadership

    1. 1. 21st Century Legacy Leadership Thinking Differently <ul><li>Les Wallace, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Author: A Legacy of 21 st Century Leadership </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    2. 2. Legacy Advice from a Wise Man <ul><li>“ These things happen naturally… </li></ul><ul><li>friction, confusion, underperformance. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything else requires leadership.” </li></ul><ul><li> Peter Drucker 1909 - 2005 </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    3. 3. A Legacy of 21 st Century Leadership <ul><li>All humans struggle with two common issues… </li></ul><ul><li>We want to be successful– with our work, our families and our lives. </li></ul><ul><li>We are unable to predict the future. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s why leadership matters so much! </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    4. 4. The Real Work of Leadership <ul><li>Get out of the Blender </li></ul><ul><li>… it’s a daily challenge to come up </li></ul><ul><li>for air from the rigors of management </li></ul><ul><li>to the perspective and behaviors of leadership. </li></ul><ul><li> Into the Helicopter </li></ul><ul><li>… to see ourselves and our organizations from a distance—and test the moment to moment choices we make. </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    5. 5. “ The future ain’t what it used to be.” Yogi Berra A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    6. 6. Leading in the 21st Century <ul><li>A Series of “once in a hundred years” crises! </li></ul><ul><li>Chrysler bailout 1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Savings and Loan collapse ‘86-’95 </li></ul><ul><li>1990’s Banking closures </li></ul><ul><li>9/11/01 </li></ul><ul><li>12/2/01 Enron collapse </li></ul><ul><li>Katrina </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. in two wars plus ongoing smoldering in Middle-East, Indonesia, Africa, S. America </li></ul><ul><li>2008 World Financial Meltdown </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    7. 7. 21C…It’s Diffe rent <ul><li>Speed : blinding, touching every aspect of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity : quantum leap in mix of related forces. </li></ul><ul><li>Risk : Upheaval raises threats and risks of “new.” </li></ul><ul><li>Change : radical, drastic, quick. </li></ul><ul><li>Surprise : hard to imagine—challenging sensibility and logic. James Canton, The Extreme Future (2006) </li></ul><ul><li>Also: The Meaning of the 21 st Century , James Martin (2006) </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    8. 8. “ Predictions are hard, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra <ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Customer / citizen expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Advances </li></ul><ul><li>Social / demographic shifts </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Competencies </li></ul>“ Leaders who ultimately will be successful in shaping the future are already scanning far beyond the horizon.” Francis Hesselbein, The Leader of The Future , 2006 A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    9. 9. Leading in the 21st Century <ul><li>All centuries are different. </li></ul><ul><li>What makes them different is the velocity and complexity of change. </li></ul><ul><li>Every generation finds </li></ul><ul><li>their traditional models </li></ul><ul><li>of doing business tested </li></ul><ul><li>by new ideas & demands. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Nothing ages faster than the future.” David Carr </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    10. 10. Leading in the 21st Century <ul><li>We lead in a busy matrix where we can… </li></ul><ul><li>… easily mistake busy for successful </li></ul><ul><li>… easily mistake email for human contact </li></ul><ul><li>… easily mistake Google for intellectual activity </li></ul><ul><li>… easily mistake a job for a life </li></ul><ul><li>… easily mistake position for leadership </li></ul><ul><li>… easily mistake goal achievement for impact </li></ul><ul><li> … easily mistake management for leadership </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    11. 11. Leading in the 21st Century <ul><li>A risk we face is applying old solutions </li></ul><ul><li>to new problems: </li></ul><ul><li>Time to change the conversation about leadership: </li></ul><ul><li>What’s required in this century is different! </li></ul><ul><li>How leadership is learned vs taught! </li></ul><ul><li>How legacy leadership gets embedded over shorter cycles of leadership tenure than before! </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    12. 12. Leading in the 21st Century <ul><li>Is the pace of change and the shape-shifting of our adversaries likely to moderate? </li></ul><ul><li>Not likely! </li></ul><ul><li>We find ourselves in </li></ul><ul><li>“ Permanent Whitewater” Peter Vaill Learning as a Way of Being , 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>… 1980s Change compatible—tolerate change </li></ul><ul><li>… 1990s Change adaptable—evolutionary adjustments </li></ul><ul><li>… 21 st Century Change driven—create change </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    13. 13. What to ask the person in the mirror? <ul><li>“ There comes a point in your career when the best way to figure out how you’re doing is to step back and ask yourself a few questions. Having all the answers is less important that knowing what to ask.” “What to Ask the Person in the Mirror” HBR 1/07 </li></ul><ul><li>Who am I / are we? </li></ul><ul><li>What is leadership? </li></ul><ul><li>How well am I / are we leading? </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    14. 14. Leading in the 21 st Century <ul><li>Thinking about legacy requires us to move beyond short term definitions of success . </li></ul><ul><li>To consider a journey from success to significance . </li></ul><ul><li>Success is accomplishing management goals… significance is making a lasting impact . </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    15. 15. Leading in the 21st Century <ul><li>Legacy : How capable an organization is to lead itself versus depend on you! </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy : How well the organization transforms to stay vibrant, valuable, and relevant not simply manages change. </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    16. 16. Leading in the 21st Century <ul><li>From “Heroic” to “Transformational” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Whereas the heroic manager of the past knew all, could do all, and could solve every problem, the post-heroic manager asks how every problem can be solved in a way that develops other people’s capacity to handle it.” </li></ul><ul><li>Charles Handy </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    17. 17. 21st Century Leadership Points to Ponder <ul><li>Transformation rather than Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>The age of heroic leadership is over! </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Evolution keeps you alive, </li></ul><ul><li>Revolution keeps you relevant. ” Gary Hamel </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    18. 18. 21st Century Leadership Points to Ponder <ul><li>Distributed leadership vs top down </li></ul><ul><li>“The most pernicious myth of all is that leadership is reserved for only a few of us.” </li></ul><ul><li>“When we liberate the leader in everyone, extraordinary things happen.” </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    19. 19. 21st Century Leadership Points to Ponder <ul><li>Focus on the Vital Few </li></ul><ul><li>All leaders are busy: focused is very different than busy. </li></ul><ul><li> ? If you only had 2 hrs a day </li></ul><ul><li> to work in the next month, </li></ul><ul><li>on what would you focus? </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    20. 20. 21st Century Leadership Points to Ponder <ul><li>Developing others </li></ul><ul><li>More than 76 million baby boomers will take their wisdom out the door in the next 20 years </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership succession must replace management succession : leadership succession is a robust, inclusive, commitment to early and often leadership development. </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector managers invest 15-20% of their time here </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Federal government managers invest < 5% </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    21. 21. 21st Century Leadership Points to Ponder <ul><li>Breakthrough Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Old solutions don’t work on new problems Innovation is different than creativity Asymmetrical thinking is required for breakthrough </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders bring “fresh eyes” into the dialogue! </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    22. 22. A Legacy of 21 st Century Leadership <ul><li>Leadership is really this simple : </li></ul><ul><li>Help others be as successful as they can be. </li></ul><ul><li>Help others gain knowledge and develop new skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Help others anticipate the future of their work and organization to reduce surprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Help others adapt to the transformation of their work and organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Help your entire organization / profession continue to innovate and transform to stay relevant and vibrant. </li></ul><ul><li>And in all things, remain honest and true to yourself. </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    23. 23. A Legacy of 21 st Century Leadership <ul><li>Les Wallace, your next dynamic keynote or leadership meeting speaker—youthful grandfather, bold thinker, powerful speaker! </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; In the hands of Les Wallace, </li></ul><ul><li>complex theories become simple, </li></ul><ul><li>easy to use behaviors and strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>A person with the rare ability to </li></ul><ul><li>entertain, teach and change your </li></ul><ul><li>behavior in one tight funny package. &quot; </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    24. 24. A Legacy of 21 st Century Leadership <ul><li>Speaker References for Les Wallace : </li></ul><ul><li>Dennis Derr, Ph.D., VP, Behavioral Health, Aetna 703-863-4596 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>John Cox, Director, Wyoming Department of Transportation 307-777-4484 [email_address] s </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Kendzel, CEO, National Organizational for Competency Assurance 312-673-5770 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Anne Kirkpatrick, Chief of Police, Spokane, WA 509-625-4063 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey LaRiche, CEO, Castle Worldwide 919-657-6908 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Mountain, CEO, Migrant Clinician’s Network 512 327-2017 [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Karen Plaus, Ph.D., Executive Director [email_address] Nat. Bd. For Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists 847-655-1109 </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership
    25. 25. Contact <ul><li>Les Wallace, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Signature Resources Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>PO Box 460100 </li></ul><ul><li>Aurora, CO 80046 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>SignatureResources.com </li></ul>A Legacy of 21st Century Leadership

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