Principles Driven Leadership: Thoughts,   Observations & Conceptual Model       Dr. Philip E. Burian, Colorado Technical U...
PRINCIPLES       DRIVEN                                                            DECISION-MAKING                        ...
Decision-Making
1: Treat every interaction and      decision as situational• One size does not fit all• Every decision requires a differen...
2: Make comprehensive based decisions    • Be rational and consistent    • Collect best information available    • Don’t k...
3: Set the example and don’t become one   • People will mimic your actions   • Act with integrity   • Be ethical at all ti...
People
4: Be honest and direct• Don’t lie, people are smarter than you think• Straight-talk trumps manure• Don’t hide the truth, ...
5: Speak out when you disagree or             when you agree• Don’t feel pressured to only agree or go with the flow• Be p...
6: Take care of your people• Listen to them• Coach and don’t micro-manage• Respect them                     "Powells Rules...
7: Show emotion and empathy• Everyone has good days and bad days• Don’t be afraid to show excitement and passion• Be under...
Strategy
8: Don’t live by the numbers, live        by the product or service• Live by the numbers, die by the numbers• Numbers and ...
9: Reflect on the past so you      don’t follow the same path• Assess past actions and events so you don’t make  the same ...
10: Challenge the experts and the status quo• Consultants and elites are often isolated from reality, they  usually have n...
11: Innovate; be on the leading          edge but not the sharp edge• Those who fail to innovate die• Create a culture of ...
12: Embrace reality, not fantasy• Don’t tell people everything is beautiful, they are  smarter than you think and it is in...
13: Use technology as leverage and        not as the center of the universe• Do not build process or business models aroun...
Productivity
14: Stay focused and on-track• Don’t be sidetracked by hobbies and trivial activities• Focus on success and the end object...
15: Follow current events• Be well-informed• Collect and synthesize things that are important and pertinent• Determine the...
16: Build your network and sphere of influence • Don’t burn bridges, patch ones that have been hurt • You don’t have to li...
Self-Improvement
17: Develop yourself professionally  • Advance your education  • Reflect and set goals  • Keep up with the latest trends  ...
18: Know your strengths,       weaknesses, and self-evaluate• Don’t be afraid to honestly evaluate yourself• Know yourself...
19: Be willing to change, adapt to      change, and remain flexible• Change is good, IF the change is good• Don’t change j...
20: Be passionate about everything• Don’t be afraid to show passion, some view it as negativity –  they will grow up one d...
Leadership is the blending of vision, values, and contribution to society,  turning ideas into reality through  others tha...
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  1. 1. Principles Driven Leadership: Thoughts, Observations & Conceptual Model Dr. Philip E. Burian, Colorado Technical University Dr. Pamela. S. Burian, Colorado Technical University Dr. Francis R. “Skip” Maffei III, Northcentral University Dr. Mark A. Pieffer, Jones International University
  2. 2. PRINCIPLES DRIVEN DECISION-MAKING Principle 1: Treat every interaction and decision as situational LEADERSHIP Principle 2: Make comprehensive based decisions Principle 3: Set the example and don’t become one PEOPLELeadership is about principles. Principle 4: Be honest and directPrinciples that form a foundation that Principle 5: Speak out when you disagree or when you agreepeople anchor themselves to with a Principle 6: Take care of your people Principle 7: Show emotion and empathypassion to initiate action and drive aneffort or organization toward a common STRATEGYvision. Leadership often has no Principle 8: Don’t live by the numbers, live by the product or serviceboundaries or organization chart Principle 9: Reflect on the past so you don’t follow the same pathbiases. Leaders can be found at all Principle 10: Challenge the experts and the status quo Principle 11: Innovate; be on the leading edge but not the sharp edgelevels in an organization and Principle 12: Embrace reality, not fantasythroughout society with varying levels Principle 13: Use technology as leverage and not as the center of the universeof experience, skills, and values. PRODUCTIVITY Principle 14: Stay focused and on-track Principle 15: Follow current events Principle 16: Build your network and sphere of influence SELF-IMPROVEMENT Principle 17: Develop yourself professionally Principle 18: Know your strengths, weaknesses, and self-evaluate Principle 19: Be willing to change, adapt to change, and remain flexible Principle 20: Be passionate about everything
  3. 3. Decision-Making
  4. 4. 1: Treat every interaction and decision as situational• One size does not fit all• Every decision requires a different approach• Apply a sound decision-making process for every situation Failures of perspective in decision-making can be due to aspects of the social utility paradox, but more often result from simple mistakes caused by inadequate thought – Herman Kahn
  5. 5. 2: Make comprehensive based decisions • Be rational and consistent • Collect best information available • Don’t keep putting off critical decisions • Consider all major factors Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes – Peter Drucker
  6. 6. 3: Set the example and don’t become one • People will mimic your actions • Act with integrity • Be ethical at all times • Roll up your sleeves and be ready to help if needed Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy — Norman Schwarzkopf
  7. 7. People
  8. 8. 4: Be honest and direct• Don’t lie, people are smarter than you think• Straight-talk trumps manure• Don’t hide the truth, you won’t like the feedback• Be direct and up-front with everyone, don’t talk around issues• Communicate, communicate, communicate Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership – Colin Powell
  9. 9. 5: Speak out when you disagree or when you agree• Don’t feel pressured to only agree or go with the flow• Be professional, but say what is on your mind• Provide your opinion and ideas I said what I wanted to say. You heard what you wanted to hear ― Evette Carter
  10. 10. 6: Take care of your people• Listen to them• Coach and don’t micro-manage• Respect them "Powells Rules for Picking People:” Look for intelligence and judgment, and most critically, a capacity to anticipate, to see around• Challenge them corners. Also look for loyalty, integrity, a high energy drive, a balanced ego, and the drive to get things done.• Praise good behavior• Reward and admonish them• Be equitable
  11. 11. 7: Show emotion and empathy• Everyone has good days and bad days• Don’t be afraid to show excitement and passion• Be understanding• Listen and help when applicable When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you -- Susan Sarandon
  12. 12. Strategy
  13. 13. 8: Don’t live by the numbers, live by the product or service• Live by the numbers, die by the numbers• Numbers and metrics focus becomes the focus• Believe in the product or service, it will rub off• Don’t keep asking the customer if they will buy more, this is tacky and unprofessional He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money – Benjamin Franklin
  14. 14. 9: Reflect on the past so you don’t follow the same path• Assess past actions and events so you don’t make the same mistakes twice• Knowing where you have been will help you map where you need to go• Determine what worked and what didn’t work Im always sort of reflecting on what I do on what Ive done. Usually before I make a new album, Ill listen to the previous albums just to see where Ive been -- Lenny Kravitz
  15. 15. 10: Challenge the experts and the status quo• Consultants and elites are often isolated from reality, they usually have no skin the game, only a fee• Don’t keep doing something that isn’t working, stop hitting your head on the wall if it hurts• Don’t accept that things are done that way just because they have always been done that way When the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to view everything as a nail -- Abraham Maslow
  16. 16. 11: Innovate; be on the leading edge but not the sharp edge• Those who fail to innovate die• Create a culture of innovation and creativity• Embrace emerging technology and learn how to leverage it• Stay away from half-baked things, they will bleed you out Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learnt. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and where appropriate profits — Edward de Bono
  17. 17. 12: Embrace reality, not fantasy• Don’t tell people everything is beautiful, they are smarter than you think and it is insulting• Embrace the situation and not what you want it to be• Living in reality will help you see things more clear Im not crazy about reality, but its still the only place to get a decent meal -- Groucho Marx
  18. 18. 13: Use technology as leverage and not as the center of the universe• Do not build process or business models around technology• Learn how to leverage technology as a competitive advantage• Do not implement new technology because it’s new• Get rid of the old technology when the new is implemented The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency – Bill Gates
  19. 19. Productivity
  20. 20. 14: Stay focused and on-track• Don’t be sidetracked by hobbies and trivial activities• Focus on success and the end objectives• Follow the vision• Prioritize projects and initiatives• Keep your feet moving If you chase two rabbits, both will escape -- Anonymous
  21. 21. 15: Follow current events• Be well-informed• Collect and synthesize things that are important and pertinent• Determine the potential impacts of national and global events A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness -- Ann Radcliffe
  22. 22. 16: Build your network and sphere of influence • Don’t burn bridges, patch ones that have been hurt • You don’t have to like everyone because some will never like you • Get ideas and opinions from everyone, you never know what you might learn • Don’t just select colleagues and friends that agree with you • Network with a broad breadth of people and experiences Technology does not run an enterprise, relationships do -– Patricia Fripp
  23. 23. Self-Improvement
  24. 24. 17: Develop yourself professionally • Advance your education • Reflect and set goals • Keep up with the latest trends • Map out a professional development plan Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire -- W B Yeats
  25. 25. 18: Know your strengths, weaknesses, and self-evaluate• Don’t be afraid to honestly evaluate yourself• Know yourself and your limitations• Seek input from others, they may view you differently• Set improvement goals• Strengthen your weaknesses For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been No for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something -- Steve Jobs
  26. 26. 19: Be willing to change, adapt to change, and remain flexible• Change is good, IF the change is good• Don’t change just for the sake of changing• Know what needs to be changed, why, and what the change will impact• Establish a target or objective and know when you are finished People dont resist change. They resist being changed -- Peter Senge
  27. 27. 20: Be passionate about everything• Don’t be afraid to show passion, some view it as negativity – they will grow up one day or get left behind• Have fun with everything you do• Show interest in many things not just one that might be comfortable Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world – Harriet Tubman
  28. 28. Leadership is the blending of vision, values, and contribution to society, turning ideas into reality through others that share the same vision We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here? –Steve Jobs
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