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Presented by Michelle Braden of MSBCoach, LLC for SWaMFest VII. For more information see http://msbcoach.com/

Presented by Michelle Braden of MSBCoach, LLC for SWaMFest VII. For more information see http://msbcoach.com/

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    • LEADERSHIPCHARACTERISTICS Michelle Braden
    • Overview 1. Introduction 2. Defining leadership – group activity 3. Characteristics of great leaders 4. Why do leaders derail? 5. Difference between management and leadership 6. Management myths 7. 12 Elements of Great Management 8. Leadership legacy 9. What now – individual activity 10.Your leadership credo 11.Review 12.Take Away
    • WHO IS THE BEST LEADER YOU KNOW AND WHY?
    • 1.Introduce yourself2.Who is the best leader you know and why3.What do you hope to learn today?
    • DIVIDE INTO 3 GROUPS Group 1: Identify the characteristics of a great leader Group 2: Identify what causes a leader to derail Group3: Identify the difference between a manager and a leader
    • CHARACTERISTICS OF A GREAT LEADER: Interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and the ability to quickly transform a group into a vision driven team. Credibility, influence, compassion, understanding, patience and integrity Courage to stand for what is right Introspective – know your intrinsic and extrinsic motivations, your vulnerabilities and what triggers negative emotions Authentic and teachable Know how and when to be quiet Create an environment for growth and creativity Approachable Lead by influence Empower those around you – Great Leaders build more leaders not more followers Visionary Set an example of excellence not perfection
    • Seventy-five percent of Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council recommends self- awareness as the most important asset for a leader to develop.
    • LEADERSHIP DERAILMENT 9% Technical Ability59% Unable to work in teams 55% Unclear vision 73% Lack of clarity in communicating with others
    • On Becoming a LeaderWarren BennisList of the differences between management and leadership: – The manager administers; the leader innovates. – The manager is a copy; the leader is an original. – The manager maintains; the leader develops. – The manager focuses on systems and structure; the leader focuses on people. – The manager relies on control; the leader inspires trust. – The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long- range perspective. – The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. – The manager has his or her eye always on the bottom line; the leader’s eye is on the horizon. – The manager imitates; the leader originates. – The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. – The manager is the classic good soldier; the leader is his or her own person. – The manager does things right; the leader does the right thing.
    • LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Leadership and management must go hand in hand. Workers need their managers not just to assign tasks but to define purpose. Managers must organize workers, not just to maximize efficiency, but to nurture skills, develop talent and inspire results.http://guides.wsj.com/management/developing-a-leadership-style/what-is-the-difference-between-management-and- leadership/
    • LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT RELATIONSHIP
    • “The task is to leadpeople. And the goal isto make productive the specific strengths and knowledge of every individual.” Peter Drucker
    • 7 MANAGEMENT MYTHS: Once you become the leader everyone will listen and obey The leader calls all the shots You can not trust anyone A leader must be objective at all times A leader can not back down no matter what You are the leader and the best teacher You must defend your staff at all times
    • PEOPLE NEED CLEAR EXPECTATIONS:
    • Write your Leadership Credo:  Set of beliefs  Define what you want to achieve  Define how you want to be perceived as a boss  Identify goals and what you are committed to for the next year of leadership
    • LEADERSHIP LEGACY
    • ACTIVITY: How are you doing as a leader? What are you doing well? Where can you improve? Where will you begin? How will you be accountable? What characteristics to you admire in another leader and want to incorporate into your leadership? What difference will this make?
    • LAST THOUGHTS ON BECOMINGA GREAT MANAGER/LEADER: Have a mentor, coach or role model Guard against micromanaging Stimulate creativity Allow for mistakes Guard against managing everyone the same way Guard against the favorites game Speak and carry yourself with proper confidence Be the leader people want and need
    • REVIEW:1. Introduction2. Defining leadership – group activity3. Characteristics of great leaders4. Why do leaders derail?5. Difference between management and leadership6. Management myths7. 12 Elements of Great Management8. Leadership legacy9. What now – individual activity10.Your leadership credo
    • LEADERSHIP VIDEO
    • WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT DEVELOPING LEADERS: For more information contact: info@msbcoach.com www.msbcoach.com 804-502-4319 @coachingleaders