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Sidekick leadership presentation final 2011-3-1

  1. 1. The Sidekick Takeover:<br />How to Be a Leader Without a Title<br />Leadership Week 2011<br />Presenters: Jennifer Muscadin & LaVonda R. Walker<br />
  2. 2. The Mission<br />Purpose<br />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.<br />Agenda<br />Introduction<br />Six Principles of Leadership<br />Power of Self Mastery<br />Power of Focus<br />Power with People<br />Power of Persuasive Communication<br />Power of Execution<br />Power of Giving<br />Summary<br />Question & Answer<br />Objectives<br />By the end of this presentation, you will be able to: <br />Define and identify traits of leadership.<br />Describe the importance of relationships, outcomes, and improvements.<br />Describe the six principles of leadership.<br />
  3. 3. The Takeover!<br />What do these three characters have in common?<br />My name is Lt. Col. James Rhodes...<br />My name is Robin...<br />And I’m James “Bucky” Barnes.<br />…and none of them needed a title to be a leader!<br />All are sidekicks…<br />Iron Man &War Machine<br />Batman & Robin<br />Captain America & Bucky<br />
  4. 4. What is leadership?<br />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).<br />“Positive influence” (Maxwell, n.d. in Sanborn, 2006)<br />Leaders:<br />Make things better.<br />Increase ROI (Relationships, Outcomes, & Improvements).<br />Do not always have a title.<br />Leadership 101<br />
  5. 5. You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader by Mark Sanborn (2006)<br />The Power of Self-Mastery<br />The Power of Focus<br />Power with People<br />The Power of Persuasive Communication<br />The Power of Execution<br />The Power of Giving<br />The Six Principles of Leadership<br />
  6. 6. Opportunity vs. Obligation<br />Opportunity to serve, learn, teach, earn, influence<br />Money vs. Meaning <br />Ask yourself: Why do you go to work/school every morning? <br />Make time to think <br />clarify your direction and your purpose<br />Take control of your life <br />Focus on all the things you can control<br />Self Mastery Index<br />The ratio between promises made and promises kept—both to oneself and to others<br />Power of Self-Mastery <br />
  7. 7. Make time to reflect<br />Remember to dream <br />Mirror those who are successful around you<br />Retreat to advance<br />Mentor someone else<br />Enjoy the journey<br />Live like a victor, not victim<br />Tips on Self-Mastery<br />
  8. 8. “Focus and determination beat brains and intellect every time.” (Sanburn, 2006, p. 41)<br />Blurry vision can cause many leaders to lose focus.<br />Power of Focus <br />
  9. 9. Drifting<br />Lack of focus can cause you to veer off course.<br />Power is the ability to stay engaged (Sanburn, 2006, p. 43)<br />Drifting versus waiting<br />Drifting removes power of choice.<br />Waiting increases power of choice.<br />Distraction<br />Distraction is inevitable.<br />Goal: Move beyond your distractions and focus on what’s important.<br />Pitfalls of Losing Focus<br />
  10. 10. Establish an agenda<br />Ask yourself: What important things do you want to accomplish?<br />Ask yourself: What needs to be accomplished?<br />Prioritize<br />Spend your time effectively.<br />Create a list, but remember what’s important.<br />Live intentionally<br />Ask yourself: What moments define you?<br />Putting more time into life equals more progress, more results, and greater contributions.<br />Increase your Power of Focus<br />
  11. 11. “Leadership is the art of getting extraordinary performance from ordinary people” (Sanborn, 2006, p. 50)<br />Ask yourself: <br />Do you build people up or tear them down? <br />Encourage or discourage others?<br />Try to be the hero, or make heroes out of those around you?<br />Power with People <br />
  12. 12. Character <br />Trust and humility <br />Competence<br />Through your actions, appearance and everything you undertake—walking billboard.<br />Connection and Motivate<br />Genuinely care for others <br />Challenge those around you<br />Set an example<br />How do you gain followers?<br />
  13. 13. “Communicating effectively is what acting as a leader is all about, whatever your position or title” (Sanburn, 2006, p. 62).<br />Communication is only a tool; understanding is the objective<br />Power of Persuasive Communication <br />
  14. 14. Make subtle changes<br />Don’t just tell, sell!<br />Establish rapport<br />Influence<br />Feed back…and forward<br />Tell a story that people remember<br />Everything you do matters<br />Call for action<br />Clarity is key<br />Alright Ms. Marvel, here’s the plan…<br />How to Communicate Effectively<br />
  15. 15. “You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do” ~Henry Ford <br />Visioning<br />one's ability to articulate and achieve a vision<br />Leaders have high Implementation Quotient<br />Having a good idea is not enough<br />Power of Execution<br />
  16. 16. Dream Big<br />Ask yourself: If you could turn a dream into reality, what will that look like? <br />Plan Small<br />Big plans can be derailed by tiny details. Break big tasks into smaller “to do”s. <br />Team Up<br />Identify key players to assist you with your goal. <br />Keep Striving<br />Do the best at whatever you're already doing—but always keep searching for the better practices. <br />Act Boldly<br />How to increase your IQs<br />
  17. 17. Paralysis by analysis<br />Analyzing a problem to death rather than acting upon it<br />Fear of failure<br />Success is never a sure thing<br />Confusing talking with taking action<br />Accepting explanation as excuses<br />An excuse does not except that person from their responsibility<br />Barriers to Execution<br />
  18. 18. When facing an important decision and you're not sure what to do, ask yourself: <br />When you've successfully confronted the challenge, how will you feel? <br />How will you feel, months and years later, about not having made that leap? <br />Facing your Fears <br />
  19. 19. Why do people give?<br />Teaches us to look beyond ourselves.<br />Teaches us to be of greater service in helping others.<br />Makes the world a better place.<br />Makes us feel good.<br />What can you give?<br />Your time, expertise, money and/or skills.<br />What would like in return?<br />The answer: Nothing. <br />Remember: <br />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. <br />Power of Giving <br />
  20. 20. The first step in leadership is to decide that you want to be a leader. As you continue on your journey, remember:<br />You don’t need a title to be a leader.<br />Discover new ways to increase your ROI.<br />Implement the six principles of leadership:<br />Self Mastery<br />Focus<br />People<br />Persuasive Communication<br />Execution<br />Giving<br />Leave your legacy<br />Begin your takeover today!<br />
  21. 21. Jennifer Muscadin<br />Coordinator, Academic Services<br />E-mail address:<br />LaVonda Walker<br />Coordinator, Graduate Financial Assistance<br />E-mail address:<br />Contact Information<br />
  22. 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:<br />Sanborn, M. (2006). You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader. New York: Doubleday.<br />References<br />
  23. 23. Batman and Robin. Retrieved 2/28/2011 from<br />Captain America and Bucky. Retrieved 2/28/2011 from<br />Iron Man and War Machine. Retrieved 2/28/2011 from<br />James “Bucky” Barnes. Retrieved 2/27/2011 from<br />Lt. Col. James Rhodes. Retrieved 2/27/2011 from<br />Optimus Prime. Retrieved 3/1/2011 from<br />Robin. Retrieved 2/28/2011 from<br />The Superhero Squad. Retrieved 3/1/2011 from<br />Superhero (title page). Retrieved 2/25/2011 from<br />Superman. Retrieved 3/1/2011 from<br />Images<br />