5. Leadership by Values

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5. Leadership by Values

  1. 1. Leadership by Values Remember upon the conduct of each, depends the fate of all. - Alexander the Great
  2. 2. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say: we did it ourselves. - Lao Tzu
  3. 3. Leadership <ul><li>Level 1 - Highly Capable </li></ul><ul><li>Level 2 - Contributing Team Member </li></ul><ul><li>Level 3 - Competent Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 - Effective Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Level 5 - Humility + Will = Actualizer </li></ul><ul><li>Genius & Soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrity </li></ul><ul><li>The Successor (who cares?) </li></ul>
  4. 4. I assess the power of a will, by how much resistance, pain, and torture it endures; and knows how to turn to its advantage. - Nietzsche
  5. 5. Level 5 Leadership <ul><li>Seen as WEAK. </li></ul><ul><li>The meek shall inherit the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>The Window / Mirror: credit / blame </li></ul><ul><li>The culture expels those who don’t fit. </li></ul><ul><li>Not personal ambition!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for success of the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Fanatically driven towards results. </li></ul><ul><li>Sets up the successor for success. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Persist & Persevere A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a molder of consensus. - Martin Luther King Jr.
  7. 7. The Culture of Greatness <ul><li>Rigorous Discipline for Greatness </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of the Right People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When in doubt, don’t hire - keep looking . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Act decisively on changing people. </li></ul><ul><li>Put your best people on your big opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>not your big problems. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vigorous Debate among leaders -unify! </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives R for Keeping the Right people </li></ul>
  8. 8. Diversity is the Elixer of Life! A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world. - John Updike
  9. 9. Leadership by Values <ul><li>Understand the Situation Empathetically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only when we empathize with the fearful… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can we help others help themselves. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balanced Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any strength carried to the extreme… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has the potential for becoming a weakness. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mgt. must be more responsive… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to the needs of the employee. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must be BOTH Proactive and Reactive </li></ul><ul><li>Synergistic System Mentality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A series of interdependent parts making a whole… </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Leadership by Values Holistic Humanism Action Triad <ul><li>• Capitalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>•  Relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Alliances, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>• Values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- greater good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- holistic humanism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- a hand up </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Good is the Enemy of Great <ul><li>Not Compromise & Homogeneous Co-dependency </li></ul><ul><li>IT IS: Joyful Sacrifice & Diverse Interdependency </li></ul><ul><li>First Who… then What (right people!) </li></ul><ul><li>First What… then Who (right mission!) </li></ul><ul><li>First Why… then What (right purpose!) </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t be the best, change. </li></ul><ul><li>The Passion for Greatness (with no delusions) </li></ul><ul><li>Who am I? I see through the illusion of my reality! </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of Discipline & Ethic of Entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  12. 12. Confront the Brutal Facts <ul><li>No False Hopes </li></ul><ul><li>Facts are better than Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>A culture where the truth is heard </li></ul><ul><li>Lead with Questions (not answers) </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in Dialogue and Debate </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Autopsies without Blame </li></ul><ul><li>Unwavering Faith amid Brutal Facts </li></ul>
  13. 13. Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well, when we are miserable. - Voltair
  14. 14. Stockdale Paradox <ul><li>Retain Faith that we will prevail in the end, regardless of the challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Positive People Died First.” </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Hedgehog Concept <ul><li>What are you PASSIONATE about? </li></ul><ul><li>What CAN you be the best at? </li></ul><ul><li>What DRIVES your economic engine? </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding… NOT BRAVADO </li></ul>
  16. 16. Culture of Discipline <ul><li>AND Ethic of Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>(within realm of expertise) </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>(for results) </li></ul><ul><li>within a predetermined Framework </li></ul>
  17. 17. Stages of Change <ul><li>Intellectual Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Denial to Resistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration to Understanding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance to Commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emotional Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shock to Reluctance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anger to Bitterness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grief to Mourning </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. We must embrace the pain and burn it as fuel for the journey. - Kenji Miyazawa
  19. 19. To Change Human Behavior <ul><li>Compartmentalization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the only way to succeed in business (differences in strata) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>personal vs. professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effective implementation of values system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To achieve an effective Executive Team </li></ul><ul><ul><li>we must get to know each other better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>authenticity, confidentiality, understanding of differences. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>egocentricity, competition, win or lose, dominate, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>do the ends justify the means? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>is manipulation of ego for greater good BAD? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the rich and the elites (different methods for different arenas) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authenticity, vulnerability, recognition (tier 1 & 2 differences - gen y) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>freedom within realm of expertise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>recognition of roles and synergies of expertise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>effective implementation of roles and organizational success </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intrinsic motivation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wealth, fulfillment, purpose for greater good </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. What has been the effect of religious coercion? To make half the world fools; and the other half hypocrites. - Thomas Jefferson
  21. 21. Our Conditioned Response <ul><li>Social Psychology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>65% of people BLINDLY OBEY. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shock Generator, Fast Food Phone Cop, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Murder in NYC, Smoke in Room… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shedding Responsibility & Belonging. </li></ul><ul><li>If you Add Superiority and Vital Role? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third Reich, North Korea, and U.S… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Purpose Greater than Yourself + Maslow </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Two hands working, can do more than a thousand in prayer.
  23. 23. How to Motivate People <ul><li>A Purpose Greater than Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or better yet… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Purpose that helps the Greater Good. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Actualization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective Implementation of Vital Roles. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Status/Self-Esteem Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared Values </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Belonging: embracing a desired role. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long-term Success of the Organization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety, Security, Survival </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Patience a Virtue? Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - Edison
  25. 25. Incentive, Reward, Money <ul><li>Is Money a Long-Term Motivator? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Money is not associated with the company who gave it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incentive? Reward? Motivation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empowerment & Increased Self-Worth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Schedule; Paid Charity Work Time; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition; Health-Entertainment-Travel; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education; Association/Tradeshow; etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be Careful Recognizing Competitive Rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Sporadic Reward & Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Criticize in Public and Praise in Private </li></ul><ul><li>Master Key Ceremony. Increase Comp Privilege… </li></ul><ul><li>Quantify Sales Performance and Display Publicly (top/bot 5 no $) </li></ul>
  26. 26. SELECTION <ul><li>How do you Select the “RIGHT” person? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People that have a Passion for life… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People that have a Passion for the job. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you get to KNOW a person? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You don’t know anybody till you live with them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traveling in a car for a 3 day road trip is close. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPEND INTIMATE TIME WITH THEM. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You are only as good as the people… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you surround yourself with! </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool. - Shakespeare

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