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  • 1. Leadership and Information Management 2 of 5 Understanding Ourselves <ul><li>Tony Rucinski </li></ul><ul><li>University of Wales, Newport </li></ul><ul><li>Course / Twitter hashtag: #UWNLIM </li></ul>
  • 2. The time is right for a new approach (Einstein’s definition of insanity ...)
  • 3. What do you want? <ul><li>No, really - what do you want? Very few of us actually know! </li></ul><ul><li>HOW CAN WE FIND OUT? </li></ul><ul><li>What give you energy? </li></ul><ul><li>How are you clever / EQ as well as IQ </li></ul><ul><li>What would you do if you could do anything? </li></ul><ul><li>Spike Milligan’s Epitaph - and yours? </li></ul><ul><li>The hedgehog principle - Good to Great (Jim Collins) </li></ul>
  • 4. Covey’s 7 habits of highly effective people <ul><li>Proactive </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with end in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Put first things first </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to understand then be understood </li></ul><ul><li>Synergize </li></ul><ul><li>Sharpen the saw </li></ul>
  • 5. Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography What rules do you live by? What good have you done today?
  • 6. What you do vs how you do it ... Formal Informal Unconscious Conscious Office layout Agenda priorities Promotion policies Appointments Pay policies Perks Body language Behaviour Values and beliefs Who you value How time is spent Interest Memos Reports Presentations Emails Press releases Videos MBWA Conversations Chats Newsletters Corridor greetings Attending social events 80% of the impact 80% of the effort
  • 7. Solutions language ... This will never work How do we make it work I disagree I see it differently I’ve got a problem Can you help me with something
  • 8. The urgent / important tension <ul><li>Get in the ZONE &amp; make time for: </li></ul><ul><li>Planning/strategising </li></ul><ul><li>Networking &amp; relationship building </li></ul><ul><li>Developing new opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development </li></ul>Deal with minor problems before they become major issues &amp; keep your ear to the ground Dump the trivia &amp; let go of those things you do because you like doing them Minimize the interruptions &amp; meetings for meetings sake. Delegate what you can Importance Urgency Un-managed time drift
  • 9. Dealing with conflict ...
  • 10. Your options: <ul><li>Put it off </li></ul><ul><li>Put up with it </li></ul><ul><li>Fight </li></ul><ul><li>Compromise </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate What about assertiveness ? </li></ul>
  • 11. It would be so easy without the people! <ul><li>Understand people: </li></ul><ul><li>Both self and others </li></ul><ul><li>Value diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Build personal relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Praise rather than criticise - motivation theory </li></ul><ul><li>Give credit (it is infinite in supply) and take the blame </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a “context sensitive” strategy for non-team players </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to trust and delegate: </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate openly and honestly - STOP EMAILING SO MUCH </li></ul><ul><li>Let go of the day-to-day stuff occasionally (Dave Allan’s Getting Things Done ...) </li></ul><ul><li>Hire people better than you - Abraham Lincoln’s biography, later... </li></ul>

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