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Leadership Leadership Presentation Transcript

  • The Leadership Ladder Should one climb? Why would one climb? How could one climb?
  • Workshop Outline
    • Leadership - What is it?
    • Leadership - What do effective leaders do?
    • Leadership - Examples of leadership in action
    • Leadership - How to make it happen?
  • “ If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Leadership - No recipe
    • Why are you a leader?
    • How did you become a leader?
    • What are your beliefs about leadership?
    • Think of a leader you admire, what do you admire about their leadership?
  • Leadership - No recipe
    • So what gets up your nose about leaders you have been led by?
  • Leadership - No recipe
    • Under what circumstances would you behave like this?
  • Leadership - What is it?
    • You have 25 words only to define leadership
    • Leadership is …
  • Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts. John Gardner
  • Leadership Definition
    • Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.
    • Alan Keith of Genentech said "Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen.”
    • A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
  • Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future. Edwin Friedman
  • Humans are ambitious and rational and proud. And we don't fall in line with people who don't respect us and who we don't believe have our best interests at heart. We are willing to follow leaders, but only to the extent that we believe they call on our best, not our worst. Rachel Maddow
  • So what do leaders Do?
  • Role Model Be a learner Walk the talk Do what you say you are going to do Listen Sincerely and intently to all stakeholders Motivate Give feedback Build Relationship take time to get to know people Think In all sorts of ways
  • Leadership Parts I WE IT
  • I
    • Developing Self ‘I’
    • Building self awareness, What are my preferences? Strengths, weaknesses
    • Ask yourself ‘What makes me tick?’, ‘Spins my wheels?’
    • What do I loose time doing?
    • What do I need to improve?
    • What do people think of me?
  • I
    • Developing Self ‘I’
    • Human needs
    • To live, To Learn, To love to leave a legagcy
  • “ A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” John Maxwell
    • Developing ‘We’
    • Actively building Community - getting to know people you don’t know
    • Taking time to build relationship with all stake holders
    • Developing Emotional intelligence
    • Gardner’s respectful and ethical mind
    I WE
    • Developing ‘It’
    • Being a Thinker
    • Working Strategically
    • Big Picture Thinking
    • Future Trends
    I WE IT
  • Big thinkers are specialists in creating positive, forward-looking, optimistic pictures in their own minds and in the minds of others. David J. Schwartz
    • Developing ‘It’ Cont.
    • Three of Gardner’s 5 Minds fit nicely here the disciplined mind, synthesizing mind and creative mind
    • Strategic
  • If you do not look at things on a large scale, it will be difficult to master strategy. Miyamoto Mursashi
  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. Kenneth Blanchard
  • Leadership Practice
    • Putting all the pieces together (I, We, It) - How does one influence and motivate people within the organisation to reach a transformational outcome?
  • Creating a Shared Purpose
    • Generating a vision - Hearing all the voices.
  • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Harold R. McAlindon
  • You must unite your constituents around a common cause and connect with them as human beings. James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer
  • I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times. Everett Dirksen
  • Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things. Jesse Jackson
  • I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader
  • “ Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Steve Jobs
  • “ Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • “ Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its practice.” Max Depree
  • Leadership
  • It is a terrible thing as a leader to look over your shoulder and no one is following
  • Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.
    • Sarah is currently Acting Principal at Red Beach School after returning from Abu Dhabi in a role where she worked with teachers to implement change. Over the last 10 years she has experienced the ‘meat in the sandwich’ roles of Senior Teacher and Deputy Principal. She will share how change can be influenced by creating a collective vision, establishing the necessary organisational culture and developing an environment of risk taking.
    • Practical tools will be shared that help to give clarity to leadership strengths and shortfalls.
  • Leadership - No recipe
    • So what gets up your nose about leaders you have been led by?
    • Under what circumstances would you behave like this?
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams