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A Powerful and Practical Approach
PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP
Start by Viewing Leadership as a
Complex Process . . . .
Leadership Theories and Models
Each Provide a Different
Perspecti...
Vision, Strategy
Change,
Personality,
Traits, Attributes
Capacities,
Capabilities
Behavior, Styles
Followers
Social, Ethic...
Purposeful Leadership Categorizes
Leadership into Five Perspectives
A. Leader Activities/Behaviors
B. Stakeholder Factors
...
Purposeful Leadership Sequences These Five
Perspectives in a Process
1. Understand Leadership Context (Conditions/Constrai...
Understand
Context and Constraints
Focus on
Desired Future State
Manage
Organizational Levers
Employ
Stakeholder Levers
Us...
The Sequenced Process of
Purposeful Leadership
Allows Us to Put Leadership
Perspectives Into Action . . . .
EACH STEP IN T...
1. What provides
the context for and
constrains the
actions
of the enterprise?
Analyzing
present
circumstances
and
capabil...
Leadership Challenges Evolve
Because Leaders’ Activities and
Shifting Conditions Cause Changes in
the Context
PURPOSEFUL L...
Revised
Context
(New) Desired
Future
Organizational
Levers
Stakeholder
Levers
Leadership
Activities
PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP ...
One Way to Map the Context for Leadership is
by Assessing the Circumstances and
Capabilities of Both the Enterprise and th...
Organizational
Circumstances:
Values,
Opportunities and
Threats
Organizational:
Capabilities:
Principles,
Strengths and
We...
Purposeful Leadership Acknowledges That
Leadership Occurs on Several Levels.
The Widening Scope of Leadership at Each
Leve...
Individual Leadership
Team Leadership
Organization Leadership
Network Leadership
Communal Leadership
LEADERSHIP ROLES ARE ...
Leadership Roles Affect Both Perspective
and Influence Leaders Have, so They are
Important in Understanding the Context fo...
Communal Leadership: Government,
or the Larger Society
Network Leadership: Partner,
Alliance or Boundary-Crossing
Entities...
The Need and Direction for Changes is
Constrained by the Context, but Leaders
Determine the Specific Future Course.
Leader...
Alignment: Establishing Direction and
Creating Clear Priorities
Engagement: Enlisting Cooperation and
Commitment From Peop...
Purposeful Leadership Relies on the Use of
Formal Organizational Tools to Exercise
Authority, Power and Influence.
The Mos...
Goals and
Objectives
Policies and
Practices
Roles and
Responsibilities
Staffing and
Resources
IDENTIFYING ORGANIZATIONAL
L...
The Most Useful Means of Exercising Authority and
Influence to Achieve Desired Results Through the Formal
Organization Inv...
Using Organizational Levers Creates
Circumstances That Support the Desired
Future State by Communicating and
Creating Expe...
Leaders Can More Effectively Produce Desired
Action by Leveraging:
• Needs / Interests That Motivate Stakeholders
• Power ...
Interests and
Needs
Power and
Influence
Trust and
Cooperation
Contributions and
Resources
IDENTIFYING STAKEHOLDER
LEVERS
1...
The Purposeful Leadership Process
Progresses From Understanding What
Changes are Needed and Possible, to
What Changes Are ...
Leadership Activities Are Based Upon the
Preceding Steps in the Purposeful
Leadership Process.
They Involve Using Organiza...
FOUR TYPES OF LEADERSHIP
ACTIVITIES ARE POSSIBLE
1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4
Raising
Awareness
Focusing
Attention
Changing
Attitudes...
Purposeful Leaders Understand That Four Kinds
of Activities are Useful for Changing Behavior:
1. Raising Awareness of Beha...
SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS
Developing Purposeful Leadership
1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4
P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R ...
1. Context 2. Desired
Future
3. Organizational
Levers
4. Stakeholder
Levers
5. Activities
Organizational
Circumstances
Ada...
Leadership Challenges Don’t Arise
in Orderly and Predicable Ways.
Leaders May Be Engaged in
Purposeful Leadership at Vario...
Purposeful
Leadership
Enables
Leaders to
Cope
Effectively
with Complex,
Changing
Circumstances
by
Specifying a
Set of
Comp...
1. What provides
the context for
and
constrains the
actions
of the
enterprise?
Analyzing
present
circumstances
and capabil...
1. Understanding the Context and Constraints for Leadership
Requires Skills in Analyzing and Assessing Organization and
In...
1. Context
2. Desired
Future
3. Organizational
Levers
4. Stakeholder
Levers
5. Activities
Regulations &
Social
Responsibil...
Learn More About Developing Purposeful Leadership
 Explore How to Assess of Purposeful Leadership Competencies
 Move Bey...
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Purposeful Leadership Framework

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The Purposeful Leadership Framework provides a broad approach to Leadership and Leadership Development. By classifying important elements in the Leadership Process, it shows how leadership is related to strategy, people management and social influence skills, business and technical knowledge. It provides an overivew of concepts that clarify the real work of leaders by highlighting the importance of the Context for Leadership, the Organizational and Stakeholder Levers Used for Leading, and the Types of Activities used by Leaders. See also Purposeful Leadership Development at http://www.slideshare.net/FJPapotto/designing-leadership-development


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Purposeful Leadership Framework

  1. 1. A Powerful and Practical Approach PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP
  2. 2. Start by Viewing Leadership as a Complex Process . . . . Leadership Theories and Models Each Provide a Different Perspective on the Leadership Process LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  3. 3. Vision, Strategy Change, Personality, Traits, Attributes Capacities, Capabilities Behavior, Styles Followers Social, Ethical, Task Context Exchange, Interaction, Contingency LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVES 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  4. 4. Purposeful Leadership Categorizes Leadership into Five Perspectives A. Leader Activities/Behaviors B. Stakeholder Factors C. Situational Factors D. Future / Change Focus E. Context for Leadership LEADERSHIP RESEARCH REFRAMED 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  5. 5. Purposeful Leadership Sequences These Five Perspectives in a Process 1. Understand Leadership Context (Conditions/Constraints) 2. Focus on the Future (Envisioning /Planning Change) 3. Manage Situational Factors (Organizational Levers) 4. Stakeholders Influence (Motivating and Supporting) 5. Communicating and Direct Action (Leader Activities) MANY ASPECTS OF LEADERSHIP ARE CAPTURED IN THESE PERSPECTIVES 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  6. 6. Understand Context and Constraints Focus on Desired Future State Manage Organizational Levers Employ Stakeholder Levers Use Leader Activities PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP PROCESS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  7. 7. The Sequenced Process of Purposeful Leadership Allows Us to Put Leadership Perspectives Into Action . . . . EACH STEP IN THE PROCESS IMPLIES SPECIFIC BEHAVIORS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  8. 8. 1. What provides the context for and constrains the actions of the enterprise? Analyzing present circumstances and capabilities 2. What is the best way for the enterprise to survive and thrive into the future? Envisioning and planning a viable future 3. What elements of the enterprise can leverage changes in the desired direction? Identifying formal, enterprise processes that produce change 4. What stakeholder characteristics must be considered to effect change? Pinpointing stakeholders’ role in effecting change 5. What activities are effective for bringing about desired changes? Focusing on activities that support the anticipated future PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP EMPHASIZES FIVE CATEGORIES OF BEHAVIOR 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  9. 9. Leadership Challenges Evolve Because Leaders’ Activities and Shifting Conditions Cause Changes in the Context PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP ADDRESSES CHANGE 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  10. 10. Revised Context (New) Desired Future Organizational Levers Stakeholder Levers Leadership Activities PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP IS A DYNAMIC PROCESS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S Shifting Conditions
  11. 11. One Way to Map the Context for Leadership is by Assessing the Circumstances and Capabilities of Both the Enterprise and the Individual Leaders. This Will Provide a General Picture of What Changes are Needed and Possible. 1. UNDERSTANDING THE CONTEXT FOR LEADERSHIP 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  12. 12. Organizational Circumstances: Values, Opportunities and Threats Organizational: Capabilities: Principles, Strengths and Weaknesses Individual Circumstances: Authority, Culture, Relationships Individual: Capabilities: Experience, Competencies, Self-Management UNDERSTANDING CONTEXT AND CONSTRAINTS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  13. 13. Purposeful Leadership Acknowledges That Leadership Occurs on Several Levels. The Widening Scope of Leadership at Each Level is Important in Understanding the Context for Leadership THE SCOPE OF LEADERSHIP IS IMPORTANT 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  14. 14. Individual Leadership Team Leadership Organization Leadership Network Leadership Communal Leadership LEADERSHIP ROLES ARE PART OF THE CONTEXT 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  15. 15. Leadership Roles Affect Both Perspective and Influence Leaders Have, so They are Important in Understanding the Context for Leadership LEADERSHIP ROLES HELP DEFINE THE CONTEXT P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  16. 16. Communal Leadership: Government, or the Larger Society Network Leadership: Partner, Alliance or Boundary-Crossing Entities Organization Leadership: Business, Enterprise or Multi- Group Systems Team Leadership: Departments, Functions or Groups Individual Leadership: Proactive Self or Personal Management ROLES INFLUENCE LEADERS POTENTIAL IMPACT P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  17. 17. The Need and Direction for Changes is Constrained by the Context, but Leaders Determine the Specific Future Course. Leaders’ Focus on The Future Can Most Often be Classified into Four Desired Results 2. FOCUS ON THE DESIRED FUTURE STATE 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  18. 18. Alignment: Establishing Direction and Creating Clear Priorities Engagement: Enlisting Cooperation and Commitment From People Execution: Ensuring Efficient and High Quality Work Processes Adaptation: Enabling Proactive and Flexible Responses to External Demands Effective Leaders Continually Strive to Achieve These FOUR KINDS OF DESIRED RESULTS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  19. 19. Purposeful Leadership Relies on the Use of Formal Organizational Tools to Exercise Authority, Power and Influence. The Most Useful of These Levers Can be Organized into Four Categories 3. IDENTIFYING ORGANIZATIONAL LEVERS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  20. 20. Goals and Objectives Policies and Practices Roles and Responsibilities Staffing and Resources IDENTIFYING ORGANIZATIONAL LEVERS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  21. 21. The Most Useful Means of Exercising Authority and Influence to Achieve Desired Results Through the Formal Organization Involve: • Establishing Goals and Objectives that Communicate Expectations about Desired Results • Instituting Policies and Procedures That Make Clear Means and Methods for Achieving Desired Results • Creating Roles and Assigning Responsibilities to Structure Activities Needed to Attain Desired Results. • Providing People and Other Resources That Reflect the Priority of the Desired Results. P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP LEVERAGES THE FORMAL ORGANIZATION
  22. 22. Using Organizational Levers Creates Circumstances That Support the Desired Future State by Communicating and Creating Expectations for Changes in Behavior. Identifying How to Move Specific Stakeholders in the Desired Direction is a Critical Next Step. 4. PINPOINTING STAKEHOLDER LEVERS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  23. 23. Leaders Can More Effectively Produce Desired Action by Leveraging: • Needs / Interests That Motivate Stakeholders • Power / Influence Stakeholders Have • Trusting / Cooperative Relations With Stakeholders • The Assistance / Resources Stakeholders Offer EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP ASSESSES STAKEHOLDERS P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  24. 24. Interests and Needs Power and Influence Trust and Cooperation Contributions and Resources IDENTIFYING STAKEHOLDER LEVERS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  25. 25. The Purposeful Leadership Process Progresses From Understanding What Changes are Needed and Possible, to What Changes Are Best and Should be Made, and Completes the Cycle by Explaining How Changes Can be Accomplished. PURPOSEFUL LEADERS PROCEED FROM BROAD TO SPECIFIC EFFORTS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  26. 26. Leadership Activities Are Based Upon the Preceding Steps in the Purposeful Leadership Process. They Involve Using Organizational and Stakeholder Levers in Directing and Energizing Efforts Toward the Desired Future. 5. USING LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  27. 27. FOUR TYPES OF LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES ARE POSSIBLE 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 Raising Awareness Focusing Attention Changing Attitudes Taking Action P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  28. 28. Purposeful Leaders Understand That Four Kinds of Activities are Useful for Changing Behavior: 1. Raising Awareness of Behaviors that Support Desired Changes 2. Focusing Attention on Behaviors that Support Desired Changes 3. Countering Unproductive or Supporting Productive Attitudes Through Persuasion and Consequences 4. Taking Symbolic or Direct Actions Whose Effects Have a Positive Impact on Desired Changes P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP FACILITATES BEHAVIOR CHANGE
  29. 29. SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS Developing Purposeful Leadership 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  30. 30. 1. Context 2. Desired Future 3. Organizational Levers 4. Stakeholder Levers 5. Activities Organizational Circumstances Adaptation Goals & Purposes Interests & Needs Raising Awareness Organizational Capabilities Execution Policies & Practices Power & Influence Directing Attention Individual Circumstances Alignment Roles & Responsibility Trust & Cooperation Changing Attitudes Individual Capabilities Engagement Staffing & Resources Contributions & Resources Taking Action PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP MATRIX 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  31. 31. Leadership Challenges Don’t Arise in Orderly and Predicable Ways. Leaders May Be Engaged in Purposeful Leadership at Various Steps Simultaneously. Each Leadership Challenge is an Opportunity to Apply the Purposeful Leadership Process in a Different Way. PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP CHANGES WITH SHIFTING CONDITIONS P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  32. 32. Purposeful Leadership Enables Leaders to Cope Effectively with Complex, Changing Circumstances by Specifying a Set of Competencies That Can be Flexibly Applied Across Situations. P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP REQUIRES AGILITY TO MEET NEW CHALLENGES
  33. 33. 1. What provides the context for and constrains the actions of the enterprise? Analyzing present circumstances and capabilities 2. What is the best way for the enterprise to survive and thrive into the future? Envisioning and planning a viable future 3. What elements of the enterprise can leverage changes in the desired direction? Identifying formal, enterprise processes that produce change 4. What stakeholder characteristics must be considered to positively effect change? Pinpointing stakeholders’ role in effecting change 5. What activities are effective for bringing about desired changes? Focusing on activities that support the anticipated future PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOCUSES ON FIVE AREAS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  34. 34. 1. Understanding the Context and Constraints for Leadership Requires Skills in Analyzing and Assessing Organization and Individual Factors. 2. Focusing on the Desired Future Specifies Skills Associated with Adaptation, Alignment, Engagement and Execution. 3. Identifying Organizational Levers Indicates the Need for Understanding the Formal Mechanisms for Exerting Power and Influence in the Enterprise. 4. Pinpointing Stakeholder Levers Requires Skills in Organizational Behavior and Motivation. 5. Using Leadership Activities Includes Conceptual and Behavioral Skills to Communicate and Carry Out Necessary Actions. PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP OFFERS A FRAMEWORK FOR LEADERSHIP SKILLS 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  35. 35. 1. Context 2. Desired Future 3. Organizational Levers 4. Stakeholder Levers 5. Activities Regulations & Social Responsibility Business Acumen: What Matters? Dashboards & Metrics Persuasion, Influence & Negotiation Personal Management Ethics & Standards Envisioning and Strategizing Performance Management Setting Climate for Engagement Emotional Acumen Managing Diversity Managing Stakeholders Organization/Job Design Conflict, Competition & Collaboration Self-Awareness & Insight Fairness & Justice Agility & Innovation Continuous Improvement Delegation & Decision-Making Balance S.W.O.T.+ Change Readiness & Preparation Planning Tools, Process, Systems Developing Others Professional Development PURPOSEFUL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLANNING EXAMPLE 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S
  36. 36. Learn More About Developing Purposeful Leadership  Explore How to Assess of Purposeful Leadership Competencies  Move Beyond the Generic to an Approach Tailored to Your Needs Find Out How Purposeful Leadership Supports Organizational Effectiveness  Build Greater Agility to Facilitate Organizational Adaptation  Go Beyond Employee Engagement to Enhance Stakeholder Engagement  Uncover Opportunities to Build Alignment Across the Enterprise  Focus & Improve Work Processes to Generate Great Execution Frank Papotto’s Consulting Practice is Empowering Effectiveness Contact Frank at 404-932-3638 And See How You Can Be Empowered WANT MORE? 1 0 / 9 / 2 0 1 4 P U R P O S E F U L L E A D E R S H I P - F R A N K P A P O T T O - E M P O W E R I N G E F F E C T I V E N E S S

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