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Presentation for the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership staff after completing the Strengths Quest inventory.

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  1. 1. Strengths-based Leadership<br />2010 Emerging Leaders Institute<br />Bridgewater State University<br />
  2. 2. Goals for this afternoon<br />Apply what we know about Strengths in a leadership setting.<br />Analyze effective practices of leadership and apply knowledge of strengths.<br />Begin the process of identifying personal goals for leadership development at Bridgewater State University.<br />
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  4. 4. Foundations of Leadership<br />
  5. 5. Individual Values<br />
  6. 6. CONSCIOUSNESS OF SELF<br />Who am I?<br />What are my strengths?<br />What kind of person am I?<br />
  7. 7. CONGRUENCE<br />Do my actions match my values?<br />Do I say what I mean?<br />Do I mean what I say?<br />Thought question…<br />What have you learned about your strengths that can help you master this value of leadership?<br />
  8. 8. COMMITTMENT<br />Do I follow up on what I promise?<br />When I give my word, what does it mean?<br />How about Strengths here?<br />Are there Strengths that will find this comes naturally?<br />
  9. 9. Leadership for Social Change<br />Collaboration<br />Common Purpose<br />Controversy with Civility<br />Citizenship<br />CHANGE<br />
  10. 10. CHANGE.<br />
  11. 11. Change is the ultimate goal of leadership process.<br />
  12. 12. Do we need a quick break?<br />
  13. 13. Practices of Exemplary Leaders<br />When leaders are at their best.<br /><ul><li> Leaders use their strengths
  14. 14. Did that come up this morning?</li></li></ul><li>Four Domains of Leadership Strength<br />Executing<br />Influencing<br />Relationship Building<br />Strategic Thinking<br />
  15. 15. Executing<br />Achiever<br />Arranger<br />Belief<br />Consistency<br />Deliberative<br />Discipline<br />Focus<br />Responsibility<br />Restorative<br />
  16. 16. Leaders with Strengths in this area…<br />Know how to make things happen.<br />Can “Catch” an idea and make it a reality.<br />For example…<br />One leader may excel at establishing a quality process using themes such as Deliberative or Discipline, while the next will use their Achiever theme to work tirelessly toward a goal. <br />
  17. 17. Influencing<br />Activator<br />Command<br />Communication<br />Competition<br />Maximizer<br />Self-Assurance<br />Significance<br />Woo<br />
  18. 18. Those with Strengths in this area…<br />Help the team reach a broader audience<br />Always sell the team’s ideas inside and outside the group.<br />For example…<br />Someone with Command or Self-Assurance may not use many words, but confidence will win followers. In contrast, a leader who uses Communication or Woo will work to make people feel comfortable and connected to what is happening.<br />
  19. 19. Relationship building<br />Adaptability<br />Developer<br />Connectedness<br />Empathy<br />Harmony<br />Includer<br />Individualization<br />Positivity<br />Relator<br />
  20. 20. If you have Strengths in this area…<br />You are the essential glue that holds a team together.<br />Have the unique ability to create groups that are much greater than the sums of their individual parts.<br />Within this area…<br />A leader with Positivity or Harmony may work hard to minimize distractions and to keep the team’s energy high. On the other hand, a leader with Individualization may work more one on one with people. <br />
  21. 21. Strategic thinking<br />Analytical<br />Context<br />Futuristic<br />Ideation<br />Input<br />IntellectionLearner<br />Strategic<br />
  22. 22. Leaders with Strengths in this area…<br />You are someone who keeps a group focused on what it COULD BE. <br />You constantly absorb and analyze information and help the team make better decisions. <br />These leaders constantly stretch our thinking for the future.<br />A leader using this domain might show how past events influence future possibilities. Someone with Ideation or Input may see countless opportunities or someone with Analytical would help the team drill down into details to learn cause and effect. <br />
  23. 23. Why do people follow?<br />What leader has had the most positive influence in your daily life?<br />
  24. 24. Why do people follow?<br />Now, think of three words that best describe what this person contributes to your life.<br />______________________<br />______________________<br />______________________<br />
  25. 25. Followers Four Basic Needs<br />Build trust<br />Show compassion<br />Provide stability<br />Create hope.<br />
  26. 26. Who will you follow and who will you lead?<br />I will follow….<br /> Because…<br />I will lead….<br /> Because…<br />