Why Leaders Fail


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Three basic reasons leaders fail to meet our expectations.

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Why Leaders Fail

  1. 1. Why leaders fail : three universal reasons
  2. 2. How leaders fail is simple. They don't meet our expectations.
  3. 3. Three universal reasons leaders fail to meet our expectations They don't manage things and events for our benefit They don't care for, guide, and direct us They don't exercise unusual powers of foresight
  4. 4. Leaders learn from others Past Present Future
  5. 5. Three Fundamentals of Leadership Manage resources to benefit others Care for others Exercise unusual powers of foresight to help others
  6. 6. Manage resources Members/people Methods Materials Machinery Money
  7. 7. Care for others Physical needs Protection/shelter Social needs Developmental needs Self- actualization
  8. 8. Exercise Foresight Potential opportunities Potential problems
  9. 9. How to Model Leader Behavior Steward - be the ant not the grasshopper Shepherd - be the border collie not the wolf Seer - be the visionary not the doomsday prophet
  10. 10. Example The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. Steward - be the ant not the grasshopper
  11. 11. Example A well-trained herding dog works in partnership with its handler and obeys to perform its job. Properly trained, the dog is able to move the sheep just about anywhere. Good herding dogs control sheep with calm authority and without excessive "commotion." A poorly trained dog has the opposite effect on the sheep. http://www.sheep101.info/herdingdogs.html Shepherd - be the border collie not the wolf
  12. 12. Example (At GAO) Our Mission is to support the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. We provide Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonpartisan, nonideological, fair, and balanced. Seer - be the visionary not the doomsday prophet
  13. 13. Definitions Steward - one who looks after things (resources and events) for the benefit of others. Shepherd - one who cares for and guides others. Seer - one with unusual powers of foresight.
  14. 14. A Universal Leader Model 10% 15% 75% Steward Shepherd Seer
  15. 15. Mitchell W. Manning, Sr. is on LinkedIn More about Leadership from Mitch is on SlideShare: Leadership and Teambuilding Skills: for Enhancing Motivation and Behavior http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/leadership-and-team-building New Team Leader Work Book: A Guide for New Teams and Newly Appointed Leaders http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/new-team-leader-workbook Project Management Made Simple: Using Quick Connects http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/project-management-made- simplev2003final-3170477 Working With People: Six Core Principles http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/working-with-people What To Say To Build Relationships http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/what-to-say-to-build-relationships Time Management: Skills, Tools and Techniques for Taking Control of Your Time http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/time-managementforprioritieslimited Insights Into Work Life Balance: Empowering MegaCorp (the slides) http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/empowering-mega-corp-slides Insights Into Work Life Balance: Empowering MegaCorp (the fable) http://www.slideshare.net/FastFix/empowering-mega-corp-4956999