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  • 1. The Sidekick Takeover:
    How to Be a Leader Without a Title
    Leadership Week 2011
    Presenters: Jennifer Muscadin & LaVonda R. Walker
  • 2. The Mission
    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.
    Six Principles of Leadership
    Power of Self Mastery
    Power of Focus
    Power with People
    Power of Persuasive Communication
    Power of Execution
    Power of Giving
    Question & Answer
    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.
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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)
    Make things better.
    Increase ROI (Relationships, Outcomes, & Improvements).
    Do not always have a title.
    Leadership 101
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. “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
  • 9. 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 is inevitable.
    Goal: Move beyond your distractions and focus on what’s important.
    Pitfalls of Losing Focus
  • 10. Establish an agenda
    Ask yourself: What important things do you want to accomplish?
    Ask yourself: What needs to be accomplished?
    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
  • 11. “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
  • 12. Character
    Trust and humility
    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?
  • 13. “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
  • 14. Make subtle changes
    Don’t just tell, sell!
    Establish rapport
    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
  • 15. “You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do” ~Henry Ford
    one's ability to articulate and achieve a vision
    Leaders have high Implementation Quotient
    Having a good idea is not enough
    Power of Execution
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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.
    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
  • 20. 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
    Persuasive Communication
    Leave your legacy
    Begin your takeover today!
  • 21. Jennifer Muscadin
    Coordinator, Academic Services
    E-mail address:
    LaVonda Walker
    Coordinator, Graduate Financial Assistance
    E-mail address:
    Contact Information
  • 22. 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:
    Sanborn, M. (2006). You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader. New York: Doubleday.
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    Iron Man and War Machine. Retrieved 2/28/2011 from
    James “Bucky” Barnes. Retrieved 2/27/2011 from
    Lt. Col. James Rhodes. Retrieved 2/27/2011 from
    Optimus Prime. Retrieved 3/1/2011 from
    Robin. Retrieved 2/28/2011 from
    The Superhero Squad. Retrieved 3/1/2011 from
    Superhero (title page). Retrieved 2/25/2011 from
    Superman. Retrieved 3/1/2011 from