Being a leader

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Who is a leader? What is leadership? How do we perceive leaders? What does it take to be a leader? Can we learn leadership?

The presentation goes through different situations analyzing leadership and role of leaders pointing qualities and behaviors which are crucial for leaders.

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Being a leader

  1. 1. Being a leader Pawel Brodzinski pawel.brodzinski@gmail.com http://blog.brodzinski.com
  2. 2. Agenda Leader: who is it? Leader of what? What does leader do? How to become a leader? Summary
  3. 3. Leaders
  4. 4. Leader?
  5. 5. Leader?
  6. 6. Leadership Leadership - Process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task. Wikipedia
  7. 7. Leader
  8. 8. Ability to attract followers is exactly what makes you a leader Mary Poppendieck What makes you a leader
  9. 9. Leadership – no single approach
  10. 10. There is common part Relations: building mutual trust Behaviors: willingness to learn and ability to adjust to situation Traits: intelligence, charisma
  11. 11. Agenda Leader: who is it? Leader of what? What does leader do? How to become a leader? Summary
  12. 12. Leader versus Leader
  13. 13. Leader versus Leader
  14. 14. Whether we are considered as leaders or not depends on our competencies and skills, current situation and context. Are you a leader?
  15. 15. Example: Thought leader
  16. 16. Example: Manager
  17. 17. Example: Perfect follower
  18. 18. Example: Team member
  19. 19. Leader?
  20. 20. Agenda Leader: who is it? Leader of what? What does leader do? How to become a leader? Summary
  21. 21. The role of a leader is to support a group in achieving a goal. The role of leader
  22. 22. (Usually) Setting goals
  23. 23. (When needed) Telling what to do
  24. 24. (Often) Organization
  25. 25. (Always) Supporting team development
  26. 26. Leader perceived by team member Leader shouldn’t interfere when it isn’t an absolute must but should help whenever needed.
  27. 27. Setting (broad) freedom borders
  28. 28. Support in difficult situations
  29. 29. Cover for me and a group
  30. 30. Help with personal development
  31. 31. Good leader A good leader focuses on a group and not on himself/herself.
  32. 32. Good leader Thanks to a good leader everyone in a team becomes a bit better.
  33. 33. Agenda Leader: who is it? Leader of what? What does leader do? How to become a leader? Summary
  34. 34. How does one become a leader?
  35. 35. Can you learn that?
  36. 36. How to verify your leadership? Do something!
  37. 37. Don’t stand still The Red Queen Race - It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. Lewis Carroll
  38. 38. Observe
  39. 39. Learn
  40. 40. Trial and error
  41. 41. Agenda Leader: who is it? Leader of what? What does leader do? How to become a leader? Summary
  42. 42. Leader is a role, not a position
  43. 43. Group decides whether you’re a leader
  44. 44. Leader of what?
  45. 45. Good leader = better team
  46. 46. It (usually) can be learned
  47. 47. Questions? Pawel Brodzinski pawel.brodzinski@gmail.com http://blog.brodzinski.com http://vsoft.pl @pawelbrodzinski

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