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Ila florida 2018 dayo sowunmi ii - overcoming the selfie way of life

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Dayo Sowunmi's slidedeck: Overcoming the selfie way of life - International Leadership Association (ILA) 20th Annual Global Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida USA

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Ila florida 2018 dayo sowunmi ii - overcoming the selfie way of life

  1. 1. ILA 20th Anniversary Global Conference: Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace & Prosperity West Palm Beach FL #ILA2018WPB Dayo Sowunmi II, GAICD October 25, 2018 Overcoming The Selfie Way Of Life: A Leadership Perspective
  2. 2. Setting The Theme… 2 • The book notes how in winter, hedgehogs huddle together to keep warm • However, they hurt each other with their spines, and then move away from one another • As they start to feel cold again, they huddle together again, and the cycle repeats itself until eventually they find a ‘happy medium’, a distance apart where they are not too close to hurt each other with their spines and not too far apart to feel cold…
  3. 3. Overview 1 Global Social Media Growth 2 Re-defining Norms, Values & Ethical Baseline 3 Selfies, Narcissism & Non-Authenticity 4 How To Maintain Healthy Ethical Baseline? 3
  4. 4. Global Social Media Growth 4 7.5 3.8 2.8 4.9 7.6 4.0 3.2 5.1 POPULATION INTERNET USERS ACTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA USERS MOBILE PHONE USERS GLOBAL TRENDS (IN BILLIONS) 2017 2018
  5. 5. Re-defining Norms, Values & Ethical Baseline 5 • 90% of participants said their peers’ selfies were self-promotion • Only 50% of participants considered their own selfies as self-promotion • This is the Selfie paradox * * Diefenback & Christoforakos (2017) The Selfie Paradox
  6. 6. Re-defining Norms, Values & Ethical Baseline 6 • Study found link between Selfies and Narcissism/Non-Authenticity * • When “selfie-ism” meets leadership & governance • Measuring one’s ethical baseline * Diefenback & Christoforakos (2017) The Selfie Paradox
  7. 7. Ethical Baseline Model 7© Dayo Sowunmi 2018 Extreme IMPACT R R R R R High A R R R R Medium A A A R R Low G A A A R Negligible G G A A A IMPACT/FRAME OF REFERENCE Individual Family Community National Global Yes Maybe No Actions you would do Actions you would not do Actions you might do
  8. 8. Ethical Baseline (Narcissist) 8 Extreme IMPACT G g g a r High G g g g a Medium G g g g g Low G g g g g Negligible G G g g g IMPACT/FRAME OF REFERENCE Individual Family Community National Global Yes No © Dayo Sowunmi 2018
  9. 9. The First ‘Selfie’? 9Narcissus by Caravaggio (1590s)
  10. 10. Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism 10 1. Shamelessness (inability to process healthily) 2. Magical thinking (“I am perfect”) 3. Arrogance (leading to debasing others) 4. Envy (false sense of superiority) 5. Entitlement (“I am special”) 6. Exploitation (disregard for others’ feelings) 7. Bad boundaries (“people there to serve me”) Hotchkiss, Sandy & Masterson, James F. Why Is It Always About You?: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism (2003)
  11. 11. Top 5 Global Risks 11 In Terms of Likelihood AND Impact 1. Extreme weather events 2. Natural disasters 3. Large-scale involuntary migration 4. Terrorist attacks 5. Interstate conflict ..Source: World Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2017
  12. 12. Maintaining Healthy Ethical Baseline 12 “The illusion of choice…”
  13. 13. 13 Why are we doing things the way we do now? Maintaining Healthy Ethical Baseline
  14. 14. Wrap Up 14 “The illusion of choice…”
  15. 15. Circling Back… 15 Next time someone uses social media to get under our skin, we’ll remember those hedgehogs and take a moment to review our ethical baseline, before we respond (or choose not to respond)

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