Leadership and Communication seminarPresentation Transcript
Communication for Leadership and Teambuilding seminar Prepared by RuslanAsad FLEXability conference
Who is a LEADER? a one providing guidance by going in front a one causes others to go with him Empowering others Sharing the tasks among his team members Articulating vision/embodying values/giving HOPE Shaping and sharing a vision which empowers the team members Are best when they barely know that she or he exists a one who would say “we did it” when the project is completed
4 types of Civic Leaders Paternalistic – patriarchal or matriarchal style of leadership; built on established personal or kinship relationships; inspiring great loyalty and have a familial relationship with staff
Activist – engaged in lobbying work; highly motivated, charismatic, focused on single issue; inspire the followers with clear messages Managerialist – administrative abilities; establishing structures; managing the team, setting the responsibilities
Power of Vision Catalytic/Visionary leader
Promote and implement change
Wider world view/global leaders
Change agents delegating the work to the team
Work with external actors
Build coalitions, partnerships
Are we the world?
Leaders or Managers Leaders - inspire, initiate change, encourage new learning, create networks, developing a different culture; creating bigger picture and promoting change Managers – plan, implement and monitor on a more operational and administrative level; mainly resolving specific issues, day to day challenges
Leadership is a process where an individual influences a group or individuals to achieve a common goal What does LEADERSHIP want from us?
Integrity Leadership is someone hard to please
It wants us to be as good as our word…
It wants our actions to match our words/values
Wow! It wants us to be true to our team members and colleagues
Leadership wants us to create an environment for people to work and participate….
Are we doing it? Are you as Alumni doing it? What it means for you?
Vision Serve and participate because you believe in the result Values are connection between our vision and the team Make sure the team can see the results, the vision Team will fight for what they believe in Team will fight to defend what they create Flash news! Freedom is as expensive as Baku is folks!
Keep the vision in sight for everyone Keep the team aware of the original goal Debate to implement the vision and to encourage the team Team can take ownership of the vision Don’t move off the original vision Vision keeps the team focused and together “A house divided will fall” Abraham Lincoln
Build new leaders
Encourage disagreement Allow others to challenge ideas Debating creates an environment to generate creative ideas Give the team members authority to think and act Debate over principles not personalities Protect the vision from personification
Be responsible for the final decision Make the final decision with the team Carry final responsibility for the decision Accept the blame if the result is unsuccessful Share the credit with the team Remember not “I” but “WE” did it
Be open to change
Ability to communicate! Get the ideas across to your team, to the people Share your passion and vision with the team Leaders learn by sharing Speak, write, blog Make communications visionary with memorable words and phrases Concentrate, listen, look into the eyes of your team member Motivate via communication
What to do Review your program, its goals Identify the groups and people you are trying to reach Set priorities Develop messages: short, expressive, informative, motivating Follow up! Phone calls, emails, leafleting, speeches, video appeals, brochures
Use available tools and technology Blogging – create your blog for self-awareness, personal development, sharing your ideas, diary helps you analyze Facebook – be open, be transparent; transparency lessens the rumors; share your ideas via STATUS, videos, postings Video blogging – don’t like writing? Then shoot videos, get your message across, discover yourself and help others in self-awareness
Effective communication The more personal the more effective Consistent message and identity Empower the team members to get the message out Tell people what you would like them to do and tell them how to do it Train your team, grow them Be creative
we talked about….. COMMUNICATION!
I EXPECT A blogger out of this group A community organizer out of this group A video blogger out of this group A leader out of this group Change makers, vision creators, project managers! Always ready to help you, to talk to you, to listen to you Thank you.