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Primal Leadership

  1. 1. Primal Leadership Political Management 200
  2. 2. Leadership Mantra <ul><li>Be the change you wish to see in the world . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Gandhi </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Leadership for Leaders Means <ul><li>Strong drive for responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Strong drive to complete tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Vigorous & persistent pursuit of goals </li></ul><ul><li>Venturesome & original in problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to accept consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Tolerance for stress, frustration & delay </li></ul>
  4. 4. To Become Transforming Leaders <ul><li>Leaders take initiative in mobilizing people for participation in the process of change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change rooted in wants; self-actualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rooted in desire for change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders differ from followers through initiation of change (creative act) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage with followers wants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership is a basic process of social change </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Becoming a Transformative Leader <ul><li>Be proactive </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with the end in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Put first things first </li></ul><ul><li>Think win/win </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to understand, then be understood </li></ul><ul><li>Synergize </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen the Saw </li></ul>
  6. 6. Primal Leadership <ul><li>Rooted in emotions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-loop systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resonant leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feeling and thought meet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivates leadership throughout the organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissonant leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fear, anger, apathy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Leadership Styles <ul><li>Visionary (most positive) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moves people toward shared dreams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connects people with organization’s goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affinitive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connects people to each other </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Democratic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Values input & commitment thru participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pacesetting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meets challenging & exciting goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commanding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership in crisis </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Leadership Competencies <ul><li>Self-Awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional self-awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attune to guiding principles and inner signals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accurate self-assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Know strengths and limitations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Play to strengths; sense of presence </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Self Management <ul><li>Self-control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage distributing emotions and impulses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic openness—live values </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Juggle multiple demands w/o losing focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High standards: seek constant improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know they control their own destiny </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Optimism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sees opportunity, not barriers </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Social Awareness <ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand unstated emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizational awareness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know social networks, read power relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure that constituents get what they need </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Relationship Management <ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create resonance and compelling vision </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Influence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know how to build by-in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developing others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop others’ abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Change catalyst </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing to challenge the status quo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conflict management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use conflict positively </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teamwork and collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know how to get groups to give their best </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Inspiring Yourself & Others <ul><li>Finding your voice—inspiring others to find theirs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Voice: unique personal significance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Talent: gifts & strengths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Passion: what motivates you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Need: what the world needs you to do </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conscience: doing what is right </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What does Leadership Mean for Followers? <ul><li>The process of inducing others to take action toward a common goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it is a relational concept </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it is a process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>it requires inducing others to take action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>convincing others that vision is important & attainable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>challenge others with goals, projects, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reward those who perform with recognition, money, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Leaders Must Communicate <ul><li>Seeing what needs to be done </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the underlying forces at play in situations </li></ul><ul><li>Initiating action to make things better </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t wait for someone else to tell you what to do, no matter what your level in an organization. Clawson </li></ul>
  15. 15. Leadership That Creates Change <ul><li>Listening over talking </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation over competition </li></ul><ul><li>Talent over title </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork over individual glory </li></ul><ul><li>Service to others over electoral success </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriately timing the change </li></ul>
  16. 16. Key Elements of Political Leadership <ul><li>Leader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to influence others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness to influence others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To do so in a way people willingly respond </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic tasks to work on </li></ul><ul><li>People to influence </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations in which the work gets done </li></ul>
  17. 17. Leadership in Practice <ul><li>Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. --Stephen Covey </li></ul><ul><li>This definition of leadership allows everyone to lead everywhere at any time. </li></ul><ul><li>Put the responsibility of leadership into everyone hands </li></ul>
  18. 18. Verbal Communication <ul><li>Essential for effective leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Three Keys for presenting yourself as a leader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Being “real” in front of your audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your body language effectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize your thoughts </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Being Real <ul><li>Authentically reveal to people who you are and why you are a leader </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing yourself is the key to leadership and to communicating effectively with others </li></ul><ul><li>What are your VABE’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Values, assumptions, beliefs and expectations </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Where do you want to go? <ul><li>Not much happens without a dream. And for something great to happen, there must be a great dream. Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. Much more than a dreamer is required to bring it to reality; but the dream must be there first. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Robert Greenleaf, Servant Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Three Keys to Effective Presentations <ul><li>Organize your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself, be real </li></ul><ul><li>Use body language effectively </li></ul>
  22. 22. Organize Your Thoughts <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Main point </li></ul><ul><li>Three supporting points </li></ul><ul><li>Call to action </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  23. 23. The Gift of Gab <ul><li>Of all the talents bestowed upon men [and women], none is so precious as the gift of oratory. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Winston Churchill </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Contact Information <ul><li>Kathleen Schafer </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Connection </li></ul><ul><li>www.leadershipconnection.net </li></ul>

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