Leaders In Visionary Excellence“Excited About the LEADER in YOU”          Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reser...
Definitions of LeadershipChallenges of Being aLeaderEffective Leaders areEmpowered IndividualsHow to Expand YourPersonal E...
WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?  Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
Leaders are ordinary people who accept or      are placed under extraordinary circumstances that bring forth their latent ...
True leadership is born out of a guiding   vision and a PASSION to accomplish anoble task, and to inspire others to develo...
Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of   the group. Some people will get angry with your actions and de...
CHALLENGES OF BEING A LEADER1. REJECTION2. CRITICISM3. LONELINESS4. PRESSURE & PERPLEXITY5. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FATIGUE6. ...
REJECTIONOne of the most common costs of leadership is the experience of  rejection. If you are willing to accept the call...
CRITICISM    No leader is exempt! The very    nature of effective leadershipinvolves taking a position on issues, making d...
LONELINESS   Leadership, at times, is lonely,  because you must be out front,   ahead of the followers. Also,because the l...
PRESSURE AND PERPLEXITYLeaders must face the challenge ofthe responsibilities and demandsthat come with leadership. These ...
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FATIGUE Leadership places heavy demandson the individual who fills theposition. There is no way to bec...
PRICE PAID BY THOSE CLOSEST TO              YOU       You must be aware of the tremendous cost which will be bornby those ...
PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS•    Dedication•    Persistence•    Commitment•    Self-Motivation•    Self-Responsibility     ...
NATURAL AND LEARNED           COMPETENCIES•   Education•   Skills•   Talents•   Abilities•   Strengths          Copyright ...
PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE•   Performance•   Leadership•   Customer Focus•   Teamwork•   Creativity/Innovation          Copy...
PEOPLE MATTER “Organization don’t really accomplish   anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything, either. Endeavors succeed...
EXPANDING YOUR PERSONAL             EMPOWERMENT1.   Assess your present level of personal     empowerment. (Be honest. Sol...
4.   committed, determine the new skills you require.     (If your responsibility and accountability     expanded with you...
7.   If committed to expanded empowerment, define     a new challenging area of activity. (Describe a     project or an ar...
LEADERS MUST EMPOWER OTHERSBy empowering others, leaders tap unlimitedresources available to them by allowing others to: ...
LEADERS MUST EMPOWER OTHERSLeadership has great flexibility in varying thelevel of empowerment based on the individual’sca...
WHAT ARE SOME PROBLEMS THAT AN ORGANIZATION MAY FACE WHENTHEY HAVE INEFFECTIVE LEADERS?Workers don’t feel valuedCreates ne...
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS WHEN AN ORGANIZATION HAS EFFECTIVE          LEADERS?Workers at all levels feel neededPromotes positi...
If you are willing to work harder, longer,and more intensely and beyond the call ofduty, you will become an Effective Lead...
SUMMARYCopyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
Dr. Will is author of the top selling book Genius Potential and a sought after speaker forconferences, corporate training,...
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Becoming A Leader

  1. 1. Leaders In Visionary Excellence“Excited About the LEADER in YOU” Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Definitions of LeadershipChallenges of Being aLeaderEffective Leaders areEmpowered IndividualsHow to Expand YourPersonal EmpowermentSummary Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. WHAT IS LEADERSHIP? Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Leaders are ordinary people who accept or are placed under extraordinary circumstances that bring forth their latent potential, producing a character thatinspires the confidence and trust of others. Myles Munroe Becoming A Leader, “Everyone Can Do It” Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. True leadership is born out of a guiding vision and a PASSION to accomplish anoble task, and to inspire others to develop and release their potential. It derives its fulfillment from the success of others. – Personal Sacrifice Myles Munroe Becoming A Leader, “Everyone Can Do It” Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Good leadership involves responsibility to the welfare of the group. Some people will get angry with your actions and decisions. It’s inevitable, if you’re honorable.“Being Responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” Secretary of State Colin L. Powell Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. CHALLENGES OF BEING A LEADER1. REJECTION2. CRITICISM3. LONELINESS4. PRESSURE & PERPLEXITY5. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FATIGUE6. PRICE PAID BY THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. REJECTIONOne of the most common costs of leadership is the experience of rejection. If you are willing to accept the call to leadership, at times, you may be rejected and misunderstood. Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. CRITICISM No leader is exempt! The very nature of effective leadershipinvolves taking a position on issues, making decisions, and determiningdirection. These will always result in some form of reaction from one’s environment. Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. LONELINESS Leadership, at times, is lonely, because you must be out front, ahead of the followers. Also,because the leader is the one with the guiding vision and purpose, he/she sees the end from the beginning and must live both theprocess and destination, all at the same time. Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. PRESSURE AND PERPLEXITYLeaders must face the challenge ofthe responsibilities and demandsthat come with leadership. These involve the need to make criticaldecisions, often under constraints and external pressure. Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FATIGUE Leadership places heavy demandson the individual who fills theposition. There is no way to becomean effective leader and not beaffected by its stress, physicaldemands and mental toll. Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. PRICE PAID BY THOSE CLOSEST TO YOU You must be aware of the tremendous cost which will be bornby those closest to you (for example, family members). Because leadership demands the giving of oneself to others, your life becomes the property of those whom you SERVE. Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS• Dedication• Persistence• Commitment• Self-Motivation• Self-Responsibility Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. NATURAL AND LEARNED COMPETENCIES• Education• Skills• Talents• Abilities• Strengths Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE• Performance• Leadership• Customer Focus• Teamwork• Creativity/Innovation Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  17. 17. PEOPLE MATTER “Organization don’t really accomplish anything. Plans don’t accomplish anything, either. Endeavors succeedor fail because of the people involved.” Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. EXPANDING YOUR PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT1. Assess your present level of personal empowerment. (Be honest. Solicit input from various sources.)2. Determine whether your performance falls below, meets, or exceeds customer expectations.3. If your performance is below expectations, assess your level of commitment. (Seriously reexamine whether you are committed to meeting the expectations of your position. If not, make plans for doing something else.) Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  19. 19. 4. committed, determine the new skills you require. (If your responsibility and accountability expanded with your new/present position, write details about the new skills you require— personal and/or professional skills.)5. Acquire a mentor/coach to hold you accountable. (Check out the results you produce.)6. Work to overcome your self-limitations. (Let’s talk about self-esteem.) Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  20. 20. 7. If committed to expanded empowerment, define a new challenging area of activity. (Describe a project or an area of activity you would enjoy. This should involve significantly expanded responsibility in terms of the acquisition of new personal and/or professional skills.)8. Proceed and apply steps five and six where difficulties occur. (Get started on the new project; use and learn proven professional methods and knowledge.) Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. LEADERS MUST EMPOWER OTHERSBy empowering others, leaders tap unlimitedresources available to them by allowing others to: Use initiative Be resourceful Better accomplish the mission Use teamwork Take charge Use common sense and judgment Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  22. 22. LEADERS MUST EMPOWER OTHERSLeadership has great flexibility in varying thelevel of empowerment based on the individual’scapabilities and seriousness of the consequencesof the individual’s action/inaction.When assessing capabilities, consider thefollowing: • Willingness to accept empowerment • Training • Judgment • Experience Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. WHAT ARE SOME PROBLEMS THAT AN ORGANIZATION MAY FACE WHENTHEY HAVE INEFFECTIVE LEADERS?Workers don’t feel valuedCreates negative attitudesNot developing all employeesHigher absenteeismLow productivity/poor qualityMiscommunication Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS WHEN AN ORGANIZATION HAS EFFECTIVE LEADERS?Workers at all levels feel neededPromotes positive attitudesUtilize all resourcesReduce complaintsWorkers share IdeasLess confusionShared goalsFosters TEAM building Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. If you are willing to work harder, longer,and more intensely and beyond the call ofduty, you will become an Effective Leader. Remember: It is easier to walk the dog, than pull the dog! Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. SUMMARYCopyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. Dr. Will is author of the top selling book Genius Potential and a sought after speaker forconferences, corporate training, colleges and organizations around the world.Dr. Will is founder of Will Moreland International LLC a think tank for developingworld class leaders in life and business. The author of fourteen books ranging fromleadership to mental development, his insights on leadership gleaned from his militaryduty to working with different organizations is remarkable.For more information about his books, seminars, training and speeches, please contacthim at:Will Moreland International LLCP.O. Box 1581Queen- Creek, Az 85142Phone: 480-442-3056Email: info@willmoreland.comVisit us on the web at:www.willmoreland.comwww.geniuspotentialbook.info Copyright 2012 by Will Moreland All Rights Reserved

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