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Kevin Parker - The Leadership Journey


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Kevin Parker - The Leadership Journey

  1. 1. The Leadership Journey How do we get from here to there? Kevin Parker, CIP
  2. 2. How do I get from here to there?
  3. 3. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs … Updated!
  4. 4. Management vs. Leadership How they are different and why both are needed
  5. 5. Management and Leadership Continuum Management Status Quo Maintenance Optimization Leadership Change Inspiration Transformation
  6. 6. “Management is doing things right; Leadership is doing the right thing.” —Peter F. Drucker
  7. 7. Leadership Theories A very brief overview
  8. 8. 1840s 1940s 1960s 1970s Leadership Theory Timeline 1930s
  9. 9. Blake & Mouton’s Managerial Grid 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Concern for Production ConcernforPeople 123456789 B D C E A A (1,1): Indifferent “Laissez Faire” B (1,9): Accommodating “Country Club” C (9,1): Dictatorial “Produce or Perish” D (5,5): Status Quo “Middle of the Road” E (9,9): Transformational “Team Management”
  10. 10. Hersey-Blanchard Situational Leadership Less Mature More Directive More Mature Less Directive Follower Maturity Leadership Style Unable/Unwilling Unable/Willing Able/Unsure Willing/Able Directing Coaching Supporting Delegating (Telling) (Selling) (Participating)
  11. 11. Participatory Leadership Basic Principles • Solicit input and listen to your team • Consider what everyone says • Make the final decision • Participation can be direct or through representatives Advantages • Helps people feel a part of the process • Leverages the wisdom of your team • Team members may be more willing advocates
  12. 12. Personality Types How these affect leadership style
  13. 13. Personality Type System Examples • Type A / Type B • Four Temperaments (Sanguine / Choleric / Melancholic / Phlegmatic) • Color Code (Red / Blue / White / Yellow) • Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  14. 14. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) INTJ “Architect” “Mastermind” INTP “Logician” “Thinker” ENTJ “Commander” “Executive” ENTP “Debater” “Inventor” INFJ “Advocate” “Counselor” INFP “Mediator” “Healer” ENFJ “Protagonist” “Teacher” ENFP “Campaigner” “Champion” ISTJ “Logistician” “Inspector” ISFJ “Defender” “Protector” ESTJ “Guardian” “Supervisor” ESFJ “Caregiver” “Provider” ISTP “Virtuoso” “Crafter” ISFP “Adventurer” “Composer” ESTP “Entrepreneur” “Promoter” ESFP “Entertainer” “Performer” • Introvert (I) or Extrovert (E)? • Intuitive (N) or Sensing (S)? • Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)? • Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)?
  15. 15. Culture and Worldview How these affect leadership style
  16. 16. Worldview Affects Leadership Style • Core beliefs about the world • Future direction • Values and ethics • Methodology • Epistemology
  17. 17. The Leadership Journey Putting it all together
  18. 18. Overcome the Peter Principle People are promoted to their own level of incompetence. (Theory by Laurence J. Peter) How do you overcome this? Incompetent Competent Super Competent
  19. 19. Sharpen the Saw Take time to reevaluate and retool in order to do your job better. Get training. Get mentoring. (From The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey)
  20. 20. Seize Opportunities to Improve… Your organization. Your team. Yourself.
  21. 21. Value and Promote Diversity Of course diversity in gender, race, and culture. And also, diversity in thought, skills, and opinions.
  22. 22. Be Ethical, No Matter the Cost Treat your people with dignity and respect. Don’t abuse your authority. Don’t end up on the news.
  23. 23. Earn Trust Trust does not come from positional authority. It comes from being trustworthy, evidenced by consistent actions over time.
  24. 24. Push People Out of Their Comfort Zones (Carefully)
  25. 25. “Don’t be the last book you read or speech you heard. Examine your own leadership strengths and weaknesses as well as what will be most effective in your context. Then go lead.” —J. Kevin Parker
  26. 26. Growing as Information Leaders Helping your organization succeed with Information Governance
  27. 27. Sharpen Your Info Pro Saw • Get relevant training and certifications. • Attend events like InfoGovCon. • Form and grow relationships with respected leaders. • Pass on what you have learned. • Use skills inventories and personality type information as tools to identify areas for improvement—not measuring sticks to judge by.
  28. 28. Lead Where You Are • Build relationships in your organization. • Look for opportunities to solve pain points and improve. • Make the business case for your vision—using language your leadership will understand. • Coordinate your efforts with other groups and leaders.
  29. 29. Learn from Successes and Failures • You will meet resistance. Deal with it. • Always do “lessons learned” and share them. • Know when it’s time to push for change—or time to jet. • Get outside help when you need it.
  30. 30. How do we get from here to there? Study and practice. Years of it.
  31. 31. Kevin Parker, CIP