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CMA CCC 2011

  1. 1. The Three C’s of a Discerning Leader: Call, Character, and Consequences<br />Christian Management Association Australia<br />June 8, 2011<br />Sydney, Australia <br />
  2. 2. The Discerning Leader<br />The Call<br /> The Character<br /> The Consequences<br />
  3. 3. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />3<br />The Discerning Leaders Tension<br />Calling<br />Consequences<br />Discerning <br />Leader<br />Followers<br />God<br />Character<br />Self<br />
  4. 4. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />4<br />The Call<br />We are called to Lead <br />The purpose we are called to is transformational Leadership<br />So who is a discerning leader?<br />
  5. 5. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />5<br />The World View - Why a calling ?<br />“You don’t lead things. You manage things, you lead people”~ Anonymous<br />“Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do” ~ Frances Hesselbein<br />“Most organizations, families included, are vastly over-managed and desperately underled”~ Covey<br />
  6. 6. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />6<br />Leaders and managers<br />Leaders<br />(Transformational)<br />Sustainable Success<br />Managers<br />(Transactional)<br />Sustainable Change<br />
  7. 7. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />7<br />Biblically: The Calling of Leaders<br />Be shepherds of God's flock that is under <br />your care, servingas overseers—not because <br />you must, but because you arewilling, as <br />God wants you to be; not greedy for money, <br />but eager to serve; not lording it over those <br />entrustedto you, but being examplesto the <br />flock. <br /> 1 Peter 5:2-5 (NIV)<br />
  8. 8. Title or Calling?<br />Who in this room has the title of “Leader” on their business card?<br />Who in this room leads an organization, a school, a department, a class, a family, a church group, or any other group of people?<br />Do you feel called to be that leader?<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Title or Calling ??<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />9<br />Video<br />
  10. 10. Leader of followers…<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />10<br />
  11. 11. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />11<br />But who does history regard as world leaders?<br />David Ben-Gurion<br />Ho Chi Minh<br />Winston Churchill<br />Mahatma Gandhi<br />Mikhail Gorbachev<br />Adolf Hitler<br />Martin Luther King<br />V.I. Lenin<br />Nelson Mandela<br />Pope John Paul II<br />Ronald Reagan<br />Eleanor Roosevelt<br />Franklin Delano Roosevelt<br />Teddy Roosevelt<br />Margaret Thatcher<br />Margaret Sanger<br />Lech Walesa<br />Mao Zedong<br />
  12. 12. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />12<br />The World’s leaders are …<br />Recognized by necessity or need<br />
  13. 13. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />13<br />Examples of Leaders by Necessity<br />Survival – Wallace<br />Need – Churchill<br />Passion – Wilberforce <br />Circumstance – Gerald Ford <br />Injustice - Nelson Mandela/Martin Luther King<br />
  14. 14. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />14<br />The World’s leaders are …<br />Recognized by necessity or need<br />Recognized by intentionality or by design (Transactional)<br />
  15. 15. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />15<br />Examples of Leaders by design (Transactional)<br />Generally associated with a title<br />Specific outcomes to be achieved<br />Transaction between leader and followers<br />Specific skill sets in setting goals, acquiring resources, managing relationships<br />Delineation of the person, the process and product<br />Described by terms such as competent, visionary, strategic, experienced, and productive<br />No choice for the follower <br />
  16. 16. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />16<br />The World’s leaders are …<br />Recognized by necessity or need<br />Recognized by intentionality or by design (Transactional) <br />Recognized by affirmation (Transformational)<br />
  17. 17. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />17<br />Examples of Leaders by affirmation (Transformational)<br />Affirmed as a leader without the need for a title or role<br />Driven by who they are and for the good of the product and people<br />Followers choose these leaders and affirm them as such<br />Described by followers using terms such as integrity, trust, authentic, transparent and genuine.<br />Outcomes beyond the numbers<br />
  18. 18. Transformational Leadership in a minute!<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />18<br />Video<br />
  19. 19. Transformational Leadership in a minute!<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />19<br />
  20. 20. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />20<br />The big difference (James Burns,1978)<br />
  21. 21. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />21<br />And this is my prayer: that your love may<br />abound more and more in knowledge and <br />depth of insight, so that you may be able to <br />discern what is bestand may be pure and <br />blameless until the day of Christ, filled with <br />the fruit of righteousness that comes through <br />Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God. <br /> Philippians 1:10<br />
  22. 22. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />22<br />What does it mean then to be called to be a Discerning Leader?<br />You are called by God<br />You are led and resourced by God<br />You are affirmed and authenticated by God<br />You Lead from within yourself in obedience to God<br />You are recognized as a leader by the choosing of your followers<br />Your primary goal is transformation<br />You maximize your leading to influence and motivate others to significance for the Kingdom of God<br />
  23. 23. A Discerning Leader<br />A discerning leader is an individual called by God, affirmed by followers, who with Christ-centered judgement provides a clear path and purpose, resulting in a transformation of the organization that is reflective of the kingdom of God.<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />23<br />
  24. 24. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />24<br />Discerning Leadership<br />Discerning Leadership is a Christ-centered relationship between those who arecalled to lead and those who choose to follow<br />
  25. 25. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />25<br />The Discerning Leaders Tension<br />Calling<br />Consequences<br />God<br />Followers<br />Discerning <br />Leader<br />Character<br />Self<br />
  26. 26. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />26<br />The Character of a Discerning Leader<br />Developing a self-awareness<br />Managing this self-awareness<br />Developing a follower-relationship<br />Managing this follower-relationship<br />The 7P’s of discerning leaders<br />
  27. 27. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />27<br />The Character of a Discerning Leader (adapted from EQ: Daniel Goleman)<br />
  28. 28. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />28<br />The Discerning Leader is self-aware<br />Knowing your natural emotions and feelings and what triggers them (EQ)<br />Understanding your internal compass – what is “true north” for you? How do you stay accountable to this compass? (InQ)<br />Words that describe discerning leaders are integrity, trust, model, coach, credible, vulnerable, honest, God-focused. Are these what drive your leadership style?<br />
  29. 29. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />29<br />Discerning Leaders are self-managers<br />Control their impulsive emotions and distressing emotions well<br />Stay composed in the most trying situations<br />Think clearly and stay focused under pressure – exercise good judgment<br />Manage their stress and personal priorities<br />
  30. 30. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />30<br />Seven Characteristics of a Discerning Leader<br />
  31. 31. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />31<br />Passionate<br /><ul><li>Energized
  32. 32. Creative
  33. 33. Genuine
  34. 34. Legacy
  35. 35. Courageous</li></li></ul><li>(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />32<br />Principled<br /><ul><li>Selfless
  36. 36. Credible
  37. 37. Respected
  38. 38. Credit others before themselves
  39. 39. Do the right thing, not necessarily the best</li></li></ul><li>People- Minded<br />Genuinely manages human relationships<br />People are valued and respected<br />Acknowledged that followers have a choice to be led<br />Creates, enables and empowers community<br />Decisions always have a “people factor”<br />Love your neighbor is the right thing to do<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />33<br />
  40. 40. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />34<br />Perceptive<br /><ul><li>Good Judgment
  41. 41. Intuitive
  42. 42. Contextualizes (big picture)
  43. 43. In touch with reality
  44. 44. Proactive</li></li></ul><li>(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />35<br />Professional<br /><ul><li>Serves with excellence
  45. 45. Models the expected behavior
  46. 46. Motivates followers to excellence
  47. 47. Excellence honors God</li></li></ul><li>(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />36<br />Political<br /><ul><li>Exercises influence with grace
  48. 48. Persuades with integrity
  49. 49. Creates understanding of stakeholders
  50. 50. Cultivates attitudes if not mission focused
  51. 51. Engages commitment of stakeholders
  52. 52. Challenges processes that have no mission fit</li></li></ul><li>(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />37<br />The Seven Principles<br />
  53. 53. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />38<br />The Discerning Leaders Tension<br />Calling<br />Consequences<br />God<br />Followers<br />Discerning <br />Leader<br />Character<br />Self<br />
  54. 54. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />39<br />Consequences<br /><ul><li>The leader and the follower
  55. 55. The leader knowing the followers
  56. 56. The role of the followers (followership)
  57. 57. The significance of being a Discerning Leader</li></li></ul><li>(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />40<br />“The first method for estimating the<br />intelligence of a leader is to look at<br />Themen around them.”<br />The Prince by Machiavelli<br />
  58. 58. A leader with followers?<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />41<br />Video <br />
  59. 59. A leader with followers?<br />(C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />42<br />
  60. 60. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />43<br />Discerning Leadership<br />Discerning Leadership is a relationship <br />between those who arecalled to lead <br />and those who choose to follow.<br />
  61. 61. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />44<br />The Choice of Followers (Covey)<br />Creative Excitement<br /> Heartfelt Commitment<br /> Cheerful Cooperation<br />Willing Compliance<br />Malicious Disobedience<br />Rebel or quit<br />
  62. 62. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />45<br />How might we best manage this relationship?<br />Leadership Model (Kouzes & Posner)<br />Model the way<br />Inspire a shared vision<br />Challenge the process<br />Enabling others to act<br />Encouraging the heart<br />
  63. 63. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />46<br />A Follower is looking for a Discerning Leader who is . . .<br />Someone whom they choose to follow<br />Someone who acknowledges who they are personally and can manage this knowledge<br />Someone who can influence and motivate them to the successful achievement of outcomes<br />Someone who instills significance and their value to the organization’s sustainability<br />Someone who has no ego but has a heart for God<br />
  64. 64. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />47<br />The Image of Leadership – John Schoolland<br />The leader’s a man who commands much respect,<br />But due to the natures of all,<br />He’s only as good as the image he casts <br />In the mirror that hangs on the wall.<br />He usually sees what he wants, and no more, <br />He’s afraid to look deep in his soul.<br />He doesn’t consider himself as at fault,<br />But wants others to help reach his goal.<br />When failures arise he blames it on all<br />Who failed to help or take part,<br />“They never did what they were told,” he would say, “they haven’t the skill or the art.”<br />
  65. 65. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />48<br />What kind of a leader are you going to be – the kind who thinks he is the best?<br />Or will you be one of the very few greats <br />Who attributes success to the rest?<br />Don’t fail to look at the help you received<br />From parents and friends all your life,<br />They comforted you, praised you, and gave you the push<br />To help you through trouble and strife.<br />Another whose help you should never forget,<br />Who gave you your life and His love,<br />The One to who all of our assets are known<br />Is the One whom we pray to above.<br />
  66. 66. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />49<br />Be humble in all of your leadership traits.<br />Thank those who have made you so tall.<br />Be human to others, consider them too,<br />Then smile through the glass on the wall. <br />
  67. 67. (C) John C. Reynolds. All rights reserved.<br />50<br />End<br />Thank You<br />Contact : jreynolds@apu.edu<br />This presentation is available at http://home.apu.edu/~jreynolds/<br />(Title: The 3 C’s in Workshops and Seminars folder)<br />

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