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21st Century Leadership

  1. 1. Leading the way By Keele Taylor, MA Organizational Leadership 6/16/2009 1
  2. 2. Leadership “Leadership is not something you do to people, but something you do “Effective leadership is with people” (Blanchard, 2007, p.101). a transformational journey” (Blanchard, 2007, p.101). A good leader is one who embraces the “ Leadership is about going transformational somewhere. If you and your journey, and in turn, people don’t know where you’re influences and going, your leadership doesn’t enriches the lives of matter” (Blanchard, 2007, p.21). others. 6/16/2009 2
  3. 3. Parent Teacher One purpose Coach Advisor Hero Many roles Pioneer Humanitarian Philanthropist 6/16/2009 Developing Others 3
  4. 4. “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson 6/16/2009 4
  5. 5. MORALS & ETHICS 6/16/2009 5
  6. 6. “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership” -Faye Wattleton 6/16/2009 6
  7. 7. Courageous. Firefighters risked their lives to save victims and clear the remains following the 9/11 attacks. Leaders are most effective when they work as a team. 6/16/2009 7
  8. 8. Dedicated. U.S. Staff Sergeant’s salute at a ceremony marking the 5th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 6/16/2009 8
  9. 9. “The most important thing a captain can do is to see the ship from the eyes of the crew.” -Dr. Michael Abrashoff 6/16/2009 9
  10. 10. Experienced. General Petraeus December 2004.top As the military commander in Iraq, Lt. General Petraeus is courageously leading American troops against the war on terror. In February, 2007, the U.S. Senate appointed Gen. Petraeus as commander largely due to his experiences in previous wars, and a number of tours to Iraq. 6/16/2009 10
  11. 11. Knowledgeable. Joseph Demarest Before his retirement from the FBI, Demarest effectively led more than 350 NYPD detectives and FBI agents. Now that the FBI and NY law enforcement officials are struggling to work as a team, Demarest has been called back to duty to serve as a bridge to help both sides work successfully together in the fight against terrorism. People remember effective leaders. 6/16/2009 11
  12. 12. “Leaders are possibility thinkers, not probability thinkers. Probabilities must be based upon evidence strong enough to establish presumption. Possibilities are not” (Kouzes & Posner, 2002, p.124). 6/16/2009 12
  13. 13. Optimistic. Dr. Mario Stevenson Director of the Center for AIDS Research and professor of molecular medicine, Dr. Mario Stevenson is the leading researcher working to find a cure for the HIV/AIDS virus. “I think it’s only a matter of time before we have drugs which tip the balance again in favor of the defense factor, thereby creating a resistance to HIV infection in our bodies. That’s the hope for the future.” (Schaich, 2005, np.) 6/16/2009 13
  14. 14. Innovative. Kevin Rose December 2004. This young website entrepreneur is the founder of Digg, a 21st century -social phenomenon, and co- founder of two other well-known sites; Revision3 and Pownce. Digg is a website made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Net by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories. 6/16/2009 14
  15. 15. Inspiring. Tyler Perry Tyler Perry, the filmaker, actor and gospel playwright, overcame an abusive childhood and homelessness as an adult, to become a pioneer in entertainment. Perry transformed his painful childhood into written letters, and his written letters into plays. 6/16/2009 15
  16. 16. “People who have a sense of self-efficacy bounce back from failures; they approach things in terms of how to handle them Rather than worrying about what can go wrong” (Goleman,1995, p.90). 6/16/2009 16
  17. 17. Persistent. Hilary Clinton Senator Hilary Clinton may not have achieved the Presidency, but her determination and persistence during the race proved that she knows how to face a challenge. Clinton’s experience and her persistence has earned her the position of U.S. Secretary of State. 6/16/2009 17
  18. 18. Driven. Lance Armstrong In 1996, Armstrong was told he had testicular cancer that had already spread to his brain, his abdomen and to his lungs. In 1999, Armstrong won the Tour de France. Following years, 2000-2005, I have also been full of competitive victories won by Armstrong. Leaders overcome adversity and accomplish tremendous feats through self-motivation. 6/16/2009 18
  19. 19. “Visions are about hopes, dreams and aspirations. They’re about Our strong desire to achieve something great. They’re ambitious. They’re expressions of optimism” (Kouzes & Posner, 2002, p.125). 6/16/2009 19
  20. 20. Visionary. Barack Obama November 2008. The first African-American to be elected President of the United States of America. “These threats demand a new vision of leadership in the twenty-first century -- a vision that draws from the past but is not bound by outdated thinking” (Obama, 2007, n.p). 6/16/2009 20
  21. 21. Collins, J. (2001). Good to great. New York: HarperCollins. Goleman, D. (1995). The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart Emotional intelligence Why it can matter more than i.q. New York: Bantam Books. Kouzes, J.M., Posner, B.Z. (2002). The Leadership Challenge. Jossey-Bass. San Francisco, CA. Obama, B. July/August 2007. Renewing American Leadership. Published by the Council on Foreign Relations. http://www.foreignaffairs.org. Puccio, G.J., Murcock, M.C., Mance, M. (2007). Creative Leadership; Skills that drive change. Sage Publications. Thousand Oaks, CA. Schaich, F., February 2005. Interview with Dr. Mario Stevenson. Boston, MA. http://www.pos4pos.org Stein, S. J., Ph.D., & Book, H. E., M.D. (2006). The eq edge Emotional Intelligence and your success. Canada: John Wiley & Sons. (Original work published 2000) 6/16/2009 21