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Gcsv2011 21 laws of leadership-amanda moore


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Gcsv2011 21 laws of leadership-amanda moore

  2. 2. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership“ Leadership requires the ability to do more than one thing well”
  3. 3. No one does all 21 laws well 1. the laws can be learned 2. the laws can stand alone- each law compliments all the others, but you don’t need one in order to learn another. 3. the laws carry consequences with them- apply the lawsand people will follow you, violate or ignore them and you will not be able to lead others4. these laws are the foundation of leadership- once you learn the principals…practice and apply
  4. 4. The Law of the LidLeadership ability determines aperson’s level of effectiveness.
  5. 5. Lesson’s from Dick and Maurice•Their weak leadership put a lid on their ability to succeed. •Without leadership ability, a person’simpact is only a fraction of what it could be with good leadership. •Even in the most successful enterprise…the law of the lid brought them down
  6. 6. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of LeadershipPlease take a second to fill out the leadership assessment in your binders List your major goals. (focus on significant objectives- things thatwill require a year or longer. List at least 5 but no more than 10. Now look at your goals and note which oneswill require the participation of others….this iswhen your leadership will greatly impact your effectiveness.
  7. 7. The Law of Influencethe true measure of leadership isinfluence- nothing more…nothingless
  8. 8. Five Myths about Leadership 1. The Management Myth- leading and managing are one in the same. 2. The Entrepreneur Myth- people assume entrepreneur’s are leaders…only if they can influence others. 3. The Knowledge Myth- Neither IQ nor education necessarily equates to leadership. 4. The Pioneer Myth- anyone who is out in front of the crowd is a leader. Being first isn’t always the same as leading. 5. The Position Myth- The biggest myth on leadership is that people think it is based on position, but it’s not!
  9. 9. Leadership is…(why do some people emerge as leaders while others can’t influence people no matter how hard they try) Character- Who they are Relationships- Who they know Knowledge- What they know Intuition- What they feel Experience- Where they’ve been Past Success- What they’ve done Ability- What they can doTake a second and rate yourself from 1 – 10 for eachfactor(1 mean’s it is not a factor while 10 mean s you rely on it continually) How can you optimize or better utilize the ones with low scores?
  10. 10. True leadership cannot be awarded,appointed, or assigned. It comes only frominfluence, and that cannot be mandated, it must be earned.What is your definition of leadership?
  11. 11. The Law of Processleadership develops daily, not in aday
  12. 12. The Phases of Leadership Growth Phase 1- I don’t know what I don’tknow- Many people fail to recognize thevalue of leadership. You will not grow if you stay in this phasePhase 2- I know that I need to know- People assume they know how to lead and then are asked to lead and learnthey do not know. Being put in charge is not the same as being a leader.
  13. 13. Phase 3- I know what I don’t know-Make time to develop yourself in the areasof leadership you struggle. Ask questions, meet with people…develop yourself!Phase 4- I know and grow, and it starts to show- When you recognize your lack of skill and being to work on it, exciting things will happen. Phase 5- I simply go because of what I know- When you are in this phase, you can be pretty effective as a leader…but never stop growing!
  14. 14. Becoming a leader is a lot like investing in the stockmarket. If your hope is to make a fortune in a day, you’re are not going to be successful.What hobby, sport, or activity do you enjoy ona regular basis? How much time do you invest in it? Now…how much time do you infest in your leadership development? What are some ways that you can invest in your leadership after you leave here?
  15. 15. The Law of Navigationanyone can steer the ship, but ittakes a leader to chart the course
  16. 16. P.L.A.N A.H.E.A.DPredetermine a course of action Lay out your goals Adjust your priorities Notify key personnel Allow time for acceptance Head into action Expect problems Always point to the successes Daily review your plan
  17. 17. Leaders must see the whole picture before setting out for it. Whenleaders have a vision, they must understand what it will take to get there and know who they’ll need on the team to be successful. Leaders recognize the obstacles long before they appear on the horizon.If you kept in mind that others were dependent on you as a leader, how could that increase your ability to chart the course? As a leader, how can you allow others to learn from their mistakes? How could you create an environment where mistakes are acceptable if they are learned from?
  18. 18. The Law of Additionleaders add value by servingothers
  19. 19. Spend a minute answering this question:Are you making things better for the people thatfollow you? (Can you answer yes with absolute confidence?) Are you a subtractor?The bottom line in leadership isnt how far we advance ourselves but how far we advance others.
  20. 20. Adding Value to others through serviceallows leaders to experience:-Fulfillment in leading others-Leadership with the right motives-The ability to perform significant acts asleaders-The development of a leadership team-An attitude of service on a team
  21. 21. The interaction that exist between every leader and follower is a relationship. A relationship can be added to or subtracted from in a person’s life. Leaders who add value by serving others stand to gain more in life than just economicprosperity. Greatness is built with people, whole mediocrity is achieved by oneself.In what ways can you intentionally add value to others? Ben Franklin said, “ The handshake of the host affects the taste of the roast.” When people hold grudges against one another, what does that do within a person? How can you prevent other people’s wrongs from disrupting your serving of others?
  22. 22. We add value to others when we… Truly value others Make ourselves more valuable to others- the more you continue your personal growth the more you will have to offer.Know and relate to what others value- listen, learn then lead
  23. 23. The Law of Solid Groundtrust is the foundation ofleadership
  24. 24. Trust is the foundation of relationships. It is the glue that hold an organization together. Leaders cannot repeatedly break trust with people and continue to influence them.When you make mistakes, how do you restore confidence in yourself? If someone in leadership above you made amistake or broke your trust, what might help restore that trust?What are you currently doing to develop your character?
  25. 25. The Law of Respectpeople naturally follow leadersstronger than themselves
  26. 26. Top Six Ways Leaders Gain Respect 1. Natural Leadership Ability- If you process natural leadership ability..people will want to follow you. 2. Respect for Others- Golden Rule 3. Courage- A leaders courage gives their followers hope. 4. Success- Others tend to follow successful people because they want success as well.
  27. 27. 5. Loyalty- The average worker will change jobs 10 times by 36. When leaders stick with the team until thejob is done, others will respect them. 6. Value added to others- Followersvalue leaders who add value to them.
  28. 28. The person who is the strongest leaders is usually highly respected by all, and everyone will follow him or her because of that respect.In your current role, how can you be a person whom people respect? Who can help you be a better leader? What could that person do to help coach you?
  29. 29. The Law of Intuitionleaders evaluate everything with aleadership bias
  30. 30. Intuition comes from two things…the combination of natural ability, which comes in a person’s areas of strength and learned skills 3 Levels of Leadership Intuition 1. Those who naturally understand leadership 2. Those who can be nurtured to understand leadership 3. Those who will never understand leadership
  31. 31. Leadership intuition is when a leader looks at a situation and is ableto assess and comprehend what needs to happen in order to make a decision. In what areas of leadership are you already strong? What areas do you see as “opportunity” for growth?Ask yourself, is there anyone I know that does this well and can coach me?
  32. 32. The Law of Magnetismwho you are is who you attract
  33. 33. List the qualities you’d like in the people on your team…You might be surprised to know thatwho you attract is not determined by what you is determined by who you are.
  34. 34. A leader who is looking for other leaders will attract those who are like him or her. If the leader does not have the quality that he or she desires, thatleader most likely will not attract someone with that quality. How can you begin to work with others whohave different strengths from you rather thansticking with those who are similar to you in skill?
  35. 35. The Law of Connectionleaders touch a heart before theyask for a hand
  36. 36. How do you connect? 1. Connect with yourself2. Communicate with openness and sincerity 3. Know your audience 4. Live your message 5. Go to where they are 6. Focus on them, not yourself 7. Believe in them 8. Offer direction and hope
  37. 37. What does it mean to connect with yourself? How would I describe my personality?What is my greatest character strength?What is my greatest character weakness? What is my single greatest asset? What is my single greatest deficit? How well do I relate to others?How will do I communicate with others?
  38. 38. It is vital that a leader connects with a person at an emotional level before that leader gives instruction or asks a person to do something. A good leader looks to find a connection with a person through shared interests or even a joke before giving instruction. How can you better connect with others? What could happen in your area of responsibility if you connected with others more effectively?
  39. 39. The Law of the Inner Circlea leader’s potential is determinedby those closest to him
  40. 40. When recruiting others…ask yourself these questions..1. Do they have high influence with others?2. Do they bring a complementary gift to the table?3. Do they hold a strategic position in the organization?4. Do they add value to me and to the organization?5. Do they positively impact others in the inner circle?
  41. 41. Leaders have to recognize that great things take place with teams. Leaders still have to deliver, but they need a team to implement a vision. A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him or her.How important is it to you to help others on your team become leaders?How can using this law improve the team you work with as well as your own leadership skills?
  42. 42. The Law of Empowermentonly secure leaders give powerto others
  44. 44. As a leader, one of your responsibilities is to find other good leaders. Once you find good leaders, you will need to build them up, giving themresources, authority, and responsibility. When they succeed, you will succeed.As a leader, how can you begin to encourage and empower others who work for you or alongside you?
  45. 45. The Law of the picturepeople do what people see
  46. 46. The Law of the Big Picture1. Followers are always watching what you do.2. It’s easier to teach what’s right than to do what is right. 3. We should work on changing ourselves before trying to improve others.4. The most valuable gift a leader can give is being a good example
  47. 47. Leaders must be able to set the example for theirfollowers. As leaders show the way with the right actions, their followers copy them and succeed.Leaders must be visionary and highly practical. Ifthese two qualities are not in proper balance, it is hard to expect anyone to follow.What do you need to work on before trying to teach others to do the same?
  48. 48. The Law of Buy-Inpeople buy into the leader, thenthe vision
  49. 49. You cannot separate leaders from the causes they promote When followers don’t like the leader or the vision..they look for another leader.When followers don’t like the leader but they do like the vision…they look for another leader. When followers like the leader but not thevision..they may try to change the vision, but they will stick with the leader.When followers like the leader and the vision…they get behind both
  50. 50. People need to buy into the leader before they willfollow. As a leader you MUST establish yourself by being an example. As people see you in action, they will more readily align themselves with you. In your current leadership role, do yourleaders and peers buy into you? How can you identify your standing today as a leader?
  51. 51. The Law of Victoryleaders find a way for the teamto win
  52. 52. Three Components of Victory 1. Unity of Vision- teams will succeedwhen the players have a unified vision.2. Diversity of Skills- Can you imagine a hockey team with all goalies? 3. A leader dedicated to victory and raising players to their potential- it takes a leader to provide the motivation, empowerment, and direction required to win
  53. 53. A leader finds a way to win for the team. Leaders will often work behind the scenes to get things done so their team wins and in unified. Leaders bring focus, which allows the team to shine.Often leaders who find a way for their team to windo not think about themselves. Why is this? What allows them to think beyond themselves?Are you at this point… do you get to this point?
  54. 54. The Law of the Big Momomentum is a leader’s bestfriend
  55. 55. Truths about Momentum 1. Momentum is the great exaggerator- momentum is like a magnifying glass; it makes things look bigger than they really are. 2. Momentum makes a leader look better than they are- momentum exaggerates a leaders success. Many young adults have not createmomentum yet so therefore they are not seen as a leader. It takes time.. 3. Momentum helps followers perform better than they are. 4. Momentum is easier to steer than to start.5. Momentum is the most powerful change agent.-given enough momentum nearly any kind of change is possible.
  56. 56. 6.Momentum is the leaders responsibility. Creating momentumrequires someone who has vision, canassemble a good team, and motivates others. 7. Momentum begins inside theleaders. “ You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning within your own.”
  57. 57. It is pretty simple to understand momentum, butit’s hard to sustain it. As a leader, it is important to create steps that can lead to momentum. As momentum is created, continue to remove or resolves issues that threaten to take it away.What can you do to create momentum at your branch?What are some ways you can help sustain it?
  58. 58. The Law of Prioritiesleaders understand that activityis not necessarilyaccomplishments.
  59. 59. The 3 R’s leaders must organize their lives according to these 3 questions What is required? What must I do thatnobody can or should do for me? If you are doingsomething that necessary but not required of you personally…delegate it!What give the greatest return? Leaders understand that activity is not necessarily accomplishments.What brings the greatest reward? Life is too short not to do something you love.
  60. 60. Leaders never get to the point where they can stop prioritizing. A leader must bediscipline to continue to think ahead and seehow everything relates to the overall vision. It is tough work, but I keeps the work of others focused and purposeful.How can you order your life to be most effective with your current responsibilities as a leader?
  61. 61. The Law of Sacrificea leader must give up to go up
  62. 62. If you desire to become thebest leader you can be…..1. There is no success without sacrifice.2. Leaders are often asked to give up morethan others.3. You must keep giving up to stay up.4. The higher the level of leadership, thegreater the sacrifice.
  63. 63. An individual will be faced with an opportunity to lead other people. In order to take on the is opportunity, a leader will need to make sacrifices. Whatever the opportunity, it could cost the leader emotionally, physically, or even financially.What are you willing to give up to go up in your current role or in your life?
  64. 64. The Law of Timingwhen to lead is as important aswhat to do and where to go
  65. 65. Timing is Everything1. The wrong action at the wrong timeleads to disaster2. The right action at the wrong time bringsresistance.3. The wrong action at the right time is amistake.4. The right action at the right time resultsin success.
  66. 66. Good leadership timing requires many things: Understanding- leaders must have a firm grasp on the situation. Maturity- if leaders’ motives aren’t right, their timing will be off.Confidence- people follow leaders who know what must be done.Decisiveness- wishy- washy leaders create wishy- washy followers. Experience- if leaders don’t possess experience,then they need to gain wisdom from others who do possess it. Intuition- timing often depends on intangibles, such as momentum and morale.Preparation- if the conditions aren’t right, leaders must create those condition.
  67. 67. Good leaders recognize that when to lead isas important as what to do and where to go. Timing is often the difference between success and failure in an endeavor. Leaders must be aware of what is transpiring in order to meet the need of the hour. What are some of the major obstacles that keep you from acting at the right time?
  68. 68. The Law of Explosive Growthto add growth, lead followers- tomultiply, lead leaders
  69. 69. In which stage of the leadershipdevelopment process do you find your self currently? Stage 1- Developing yourself Stage 2- Developing your team Stage 3- Developing leaders How can you take your current team from where they are to where they should be?
  70. 70. The Law of Legacya leader’s lasting value ismeasured by succession
  71. 71. Developing your leadershiplegacy….1. Know what legacy you want toleave2. Live the legacy you want toleave3. Choose who will carry on yourlegacy4. Make sure you pass the baton
  72. 72. How can you take an organization or team from where they are to where they should be? What things could you do inyour role today to start leaving an impact for the future?
  73. 73. Next Steps • When you return to your SERVICE SITE, make sure you take a look back at yournotes and at the highlighted areas that you want to implement or work on • Challenge yourself to a “stretch”assignment that involves one of your areas of opportunity. •Use each others as resources And remember these laws are thefoundation of leadership- once you learn the principals…practice and apply