The Sidekick Takeover: How to Be a Leader Without a Title Leadership Week 2011 Presenters: Jennifer Muscadin & LaVonda R. Walker
The Mission Purpose To provide participants with six principles to improve their leadership abilities as presented by author Mark Sanborn in You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader. Agenda Introduction Six Principles of Leadership Power of Self Mastery Power of Focus Power with People Power of Persuasive Communication Power of Execution Power of Giving Summary Question & Answer Objectives By the end of this presentation, you will be able to: Define and identify traits of leadership. Describe the importance of relationships, outcomes, and improvements. Describe the six principles of leadership.
The Takeover! What do these three characters have in common? My name is Lt. Col. James Rhodes... My name is Robin... And I’m James “Bucky” Barnes. …and none of them needed a title to be a leader! All are sidekicks… Iron Man &War Machine Batman & Robin Captain America & Bucky
What is leadership? Leadership is the reciprocal process of gathering people of various backgrounds together to achieve the goals held by both the leader and followers (Burns, 1978 in Barker, 1997). “Positive influence” (Maxwell, n.d. in Sanborn, 2006) Leaders: Make things better. Increase ROI (Relationships, Outcomes, & Improvements). Do not always have a title. Leadership 101
You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader by Mark Sanborn (2006) The Power of Self-Mastery The Power of Focus Power with People The Power of Persuasive Communication The Power of Execution The Power of Giving The Six Principles of Leadership
Opportunity vs. Obligation Opportunity to serve, learn, teach, earn, influence Money vs. Meaning Ask yourself: Why do you go to work/school every morning? Make time to think clarify your direction and your purpose Take control of your life Focus on all the things you can control Self Mastery Index The ratio between promises made and promises kept—both to oneself and to others Power of Self-Mastery
Make time to reflect Remember to dream Mirror those who are successful around you Retreat to advance Mentor someone else Enjoy the journey Live like a victor, not victim Tips on Self-Mastery
“Focus and determination beat brains and intellect every time.” (Sanburn, 2006, p. 41) Blurry vision can cause many leaders to lose focus. Power of Focus
Drifting Lack of focus can cause you to veer off course. Power is the ability to stay engaged (Sanburn, 2006, p. 43) Drifting versus waiting Drifting removes power of choice. Waiting increases power of choice. Distraction Distraction is inevitable. Goal: Move beyond your distractions and focus on what’s important. Pitfalls of Losing Focus
Establish an agenda Ask yourself: What important things do you want to accomplish? Ask yourself: What needs to be accomplished? Prioritize Spend your time effectively. Create a list, but remember what’s important. Live intentionally Ask yourself: What moments define you? Putting more time into life equals more progress, more results, and greater contributions. Increase your Power of Focus
“Leadership is the art of getting extraordinary performance from ordinary people” (Sanborn, 2006, p. 50) Ask yourself: Do you build people up or tear them down? Encourage or discourage others? Try to be the hero, or make heroes out of those around you? Power with People
Character Trust and humility Competence Through your actions, appearance and everything you undertake—walking billboard. Connection and Motivate Genuinely care for others Challenge those around you Set an example How do you gain followers?
“Communicating effectively is what acting as a leader is all about, whatever your position or title” (Sanburn, 2006, p. 62). Communication is only a tool; understanding is the objective Power of Persuasive Communication
Make subtle changes Don’t just tell, sell! Establish rapport Influence Feed back…and forward Tell a story that people remember Everything you do matters Call for action Clarity is key Alright Ms. Marvel, here’s the plan… How to Communicate Effectively
“You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do” ~Henry Ford Visioning one's ability to articulate and achieve a vision Leaders have high Implementation Quotient Having a good idea is not enough Power of Execution
Dream Big Ask yourself: If you could turn a dream into reality, what will that look like? Plan Small Big plans can be derailed by tiny details. Break big tasks into smaller “to do”s. Team Up Identify key players to assist you with your goal. Keep Striving Do the best at whatever you're already doing—but always keep searching for the better practices. Act Boldly How to increase your IQs
Paralysis by analysis Analyzing a problem to death rather than acting upon it Fear of failure Success is never a sure thing Confusing talking with taking action Accepting explanation as excuses An excuse does not except that person from their responsibility Barriers to Execution
When facing an important decision and you're not sure what to do, ask yourself: When you've successfully confronted the challenge, how will you feel? How will you feel, months and years later, about not having made that leap? Facing your Fears
Why do people give? Teaches us to look beyond ourselves. Teaches us to be of greater service in helping others. Makes the world a better place. Makes us feel good. What can you give? Your time, expertise, money and/or skills. What would like in return? The answer: Nothing. Remember: Leadership is about service to others. As leaders, we should not do things for fanfare. We should do them because we want to truly help someone else. Power of Giving
The first step in leadership is to decide that you want to be a leader. As you continue on your journey, remember: You don’t need a title to be a leader. Discover new ways to increase your ROI. Implement the six principles of leadership: Self Mastery Focus People Persuasive Communication Execution Giving Leave your legacy Begin your takeover today!
Jennifer Muscadin Coordinator, Academic Services E-mail address: Jennifer.Muscadin@ucf.edu LaVonda Walker Coordinator, Graduate Financial Assistance E-mail address: Lavonda.Walker@ucf.edu Contact Information
Barker, R. (1997). How can we train leaders if we do not know what is leadership is? Human Relations, 50 (4), p. 342-362. Retrieved from: http://www.springerlink.com.ezproxy.lib.ucf.edu/content/g5m305866517385x/fulltext.pdf Sanborn, M. (2006). You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader. New York: Doubleday. References
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