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  1. 1. pygmalion work climate, leadership and coaching, December 19, 11
  2. 2. pygmalion I’m still learning to be me in which case.... What do I mean by me? What do I mean by society? And, what do I mean by learning? who are you?, December 19, 11
  3. 3. This week we are going to look at.... • How is work today different? • What can I do to adapt? • Why is lifelong learning important • What is leadership and how is it different from management? • emotionally intelligent leadership • coaching models and how to put them into practice • leadership styles and how to adapt them to work. • How to tell the difference between management and leadership. •Monday, December 19, 11
  4. 4. work now pygmalion 3000 and then 2250 • in 1905 the average working year was 2900 hours 1500 • but the big difference: • the idea of a consistent working life has gone. 750 Lives are no longer lived in a straight line. We change jobs, we change lives. We have ever 1906 0 1946 1988 changing identities... UK Hours worked in a year (Hall, P. Social Capital in Britain, 1, December 19, 11
  5. 5. Dostoevsky::  Deprived of meaningful work, menand women lose their reason forexistence; they go stark, raving mad. ‘satanic mills’ - William BMonday, December 19, 11
  6. 6. Why are people unhappy: ‘Musturbation’ or the problem of high expectations - or rational emotive behaviour therapy (psychologist, Alber Ellis) For me to be happy..... Everyone must like me Life must be easy I must be succesfulMonday, December 19, 11
  7. 7. pygmalion or to keep it really simple: technology of the self “regard”, “poetic distance” - the capacity to observe deeply the capacity to reflect to say “I screwed up” to say “I’m sorry” to say “I’m happy’ with what i’ve got” to say i won’t be doing this for the rest of my life.., December 19, 11
  8. 8. bad, bad coaching pygmalion like bad science is everywhere: be critical, be sceptical Wilhelm Reich, Austrian psychotherapist and disciple of Sigmund Freud, also invented the the orgone accumulator. His theory being that almost all psychological problems could be solved with an optimal orgasm. And the orgone accumulator provided just that for Mailer, Salinger, Burroughs and Kerouac he later applied the same ‘science’ to rainmaking.... and the orgone cloudburster read more about Wilhelm in ‘adventures in the orgasmatron: how the sexual revolution came to America’, by Christopher Turner (2011), December 19, 11
  9. 9. Spanish chefs: A • passion for what they do success story • apprenticeships away from home • formal lifelong training • interconnected • hugely flexible in hours, pay and location • learning for life and communication with peers, conferences, congresses • total flexibility - constant movement between restaurants • Can you think of any more reasons for their success, December 19, 11
  10. 10. what does work expect from you? • Are you strong on collaborative leadership • Can you work as part of a team? • Can you embrace change? • How many languages do you speak? • Lifelong learning?, December 19, 11
  11. 11. pygmalion Learn this by Friday! Why exams are useless... Knud Illeris et al, (2009) Contemporary Theories of Learning, Routledge., December 19, 11
  12. 12. pygmalion pygmalion lifelong learning... how do I have to learn? transformative assimilative learning learning something which school subjects: learning is changes us, our cumulative and related closely personality and how to a context. difficult to access we see the world. This outside this context. hurts! transcendent learning something isolated from context but forces cumulative learning: us to rethink how we your pin number do something. your dog learning to sit accepting something and internalising it., December 19, 11
  13. 13. pygmalion Think about your own experiences and those of colleagues in confronting a major change at work or in life. 1 How far did people’s responses follow the stages of the coping cycle? 2 Why do you think the reactions you describe were similar or different to those described in the stages above? The coping cycle(Source: adapted from Carnall, 2007, p. 241.), December 19, 11
  14. 14. leadershipMonday, December 19, 11
  15. 15. 50000 but who pygmalion wins? 37500 nasty 25000 nice earnings difference based 12500 on agreeability men 0 women Judge, T. A., Livingston, B. A., & Hurst, C. (2011, November 28). Do Nice Guys—and Gals—Really Finish Last? The Joint Effects of Sex and Agreeableness on Income. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0026021Monday, December 19, 11
  16. 16. styles and schools of pygmalion leadership controller: scientific • transactional management therapist: • charismatic FW Taylor, mayo, maslow • ubuntu etc up to • transformational goleman, charismatic: boyatzis, etc • servant leadership steve jobs, etc • strategic leadership danger - the • team/eleadership eco leaders: ? ‘romance’ of distributed, • invisible leadership leaders ‘ecological’, • collective leadership wiki hiperconnectMonday, December 19, 11
  17. 17. pygmalion accountability cultural ‘zeitgeist’ for the 21st century.... or is it ‘schadenfreude’?Monday, December 19, 11
  18. 18. pygmalion when do we do leadership? Imagine: you break your leg. Your friends take you to hospital. This is a critical situaton and the response is clear. At the hospital, the doctors apply ‘elegant solutions’. they use • command • critical management and follow process. • management • tame problem But what type of problem is it if you are • leadership • diabolical taken to a restaurant? problem adapted from Keith Grint ‘ wicked problems, clumsy solutions, December 19, 11
  19. 19. elegant and clumsy solutions - K Grint increasing uncertainty about the solution wicked lead tame manage critical command increasing need for collaborative solution normative coercion calculation emotional hard power rational soft power, December 19, 11
  20. 20. Global Warming: group/grid model Text Fatalists: Nothing can be done. people are selfish. Hierarchist the rules should be stricter. Get a the end of the world is inevitable disciplinarian to enforce Kioto. grid: increasing rules and regulations Individualists Egalitarians we need to encourage companies to we need to consume less and move create. market forces will solve the towards sustainable community life problem Douglas, M, (2008/1966) Purity and Danger, Routledge. group orientation, December 19, 11
  21. 21. bibliography Douglas, M, (2008/1966) Purity and Danger, Routledge. Grint, K, (2005) ‘Problems, Problems, Problems: The Social Construction of Leadership’, Human Relations, 58,11, 1467- 1494. G. Hamel, (2007), The Future of Management, Harvard Knud Illeris et al, (2009) Contemporary Theories of Learning, Routledge. Michael Foley, (2010)The Age of Absurdity, Simon & Schuster Richard Wiseman, 2010, 59 seconds. Dave Grey et al, (2011) Gamestorming, O’Reilly.Monday, December 19, 11