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Let’s studyleadershipin thecontext ofhistory, then inbusiness.
Our traditionalview of leadershipis images ofcharismaticPresidents, PrimeMinisters, CEOswho wieldtremendous power& speak to peoplefrom on high.
In fact, genuineleadership haslittle to do withone’sposition, andspeakingto people fromon high ordominatingothers.
Leaders are oftenordinary peoplewho dare to take astand for neededchange whenleaders at the tophave are stuck indefending theirposition or thestatus quo.
Transactional leadership is the everyday leadership needed to be a good steward or run the businessIt involves reaching middle of the road goals and incremental change through making deals, bargains, and tradeoffs
Transforming leadership is the kind ofleadership that alters the course of history It involves raising the aspirations and motivations of followers
Leadership is mobilizing people toward a transforming vision consistent with supreme and enduring values
Leadership without ethics andvalues is just mere technique
There are certain moments that are “historic moments” when it becomes possible for individuals to make a difference, resulting in the triumph of possibility over resignation Social MediaCourageous People
Leadership arises when we recognize an opportunity to make a difference and dare to take a stand Google executive who touched off the Egyptian Revolution
Leaders must win people over – both supporters and opposers
Everything we have saidabout political leadership applies to business leadership
Most CEO’s are transactional leaderswho focus on “running the business” – the daily process of bargaining
Yet to reach anImpossibleFuture or createa Game Changeryou must becomeTransformingLeaders
You need transforming leadership when reputations are being destroyed by a moral crisis Toyota Motor Corp President Katsuaki Watanabe
Do you hear thecall to leadershipfrom employeeswho feel stifled orcustomers who arefrustrated?
You and I are presented withopportunities to make a difference every day on the job with…Investors, Customers, Employees, Suppliers
Leadership development depends on recognizing theseopportunities when presented to us and daring to… TAKE A STANDThe next step is to develop skills
We have discovered10 elements of aLeader’s DNA Code
1 IconoclastsUnleash yourentrepreneurial power.Leaders follow their ownpassions, talents, andgifts, whether theysucceed or fail. Stoptrying to lookgood, play itsafe, conform.I never wanted to be anentrepreneur or businessperson. I wanted to dothings I was proud of. -Richard Branson
2 Become Your Own SeerYou can’t see newpossibilities sittingbehind your deskweighted down bycorporate policy andindustry orthodoxy.Get up and traveloutside yourbusiness, outside The future belongs to people whoyour industry. see new possibilities before they become obvious and act on them. -Mark Zuckerberg, CEO
3 Empathy The voice of the customer has got to be ringing in your ear Ask yourself, where have all significant competitors in your market gotten too lazy or lost touch with customers and employees?” -Herb Kelleher, CEO Southwest Airlines on creating a new niche
4 Impossible FutureTake a stand foran ImpossibleFuture andcommunicate itwith every breathyou take. From Third World to First. –PM Lee, Singapore
5 Be a Game Changer You change the game with disruptivetechnology, innovative business concepts, and creating a value network.
6 Build capabilities that support the Impossible FutureDisruptive Innovation starts with leveraging thecompany capabilities and strategic assets you already have.
7 Mastering the Political Chessboard You need to go for a big dream and make big decisions when you are in a position of power and leverage. You need to build coalitions and go for quick wins to build credibility when you are not. Brazil’s Lula da Silva
8 Following Your Own True North It’s important to not bend your values when you are under stress and pressure. If we can get the values lined up with performance, then this is an absolutely unbeatable company. –James McNerney, CEO, Boein
9 Be a Multiplier vs. Diminisher Multipliers make everyone around them feel smarter and more capable. My role is about unleashing what people already have inside them that is maybe suppressed in most work environments. You cant deliver good service from unhappy employees. Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
10 Results DrivenI decided that I would go for abreakthrough that wouldseriously impact the stock pricebefore my first 100 days was up.I decided to use innovation andoperational excellence to driverevenue growth and profitgrowth.-Greg Goff, CEO, Tesoro, Fortune500 oil company, doubled stockprice in 6 months
The leader’s DNA Code is translatedinto specific learnable behaviorThese leadership skills are intuitive. Yet whenit comes to the actual practice, “doing them iscounterintuitive.”That’s becausethe corporateworld “doesnot valuethese actions.”
Start by setting an Impossible Futurefor your company and asking eachperson to create an impossible goal.Provide people with leadership development support:Reading Stretch AssignmentsClassroom Coaching
Think of one thing you will do differently as aleader on Monday morning as a result of being here today. What is it?