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© Art of Leadership Impact!
A LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE MODEL:
BIRDS OF A FEATHER™
Presented by Kathryn Alexander, MA The Art...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
KATHRYN ALEXANDER, MA
• Consulting with Fortune
50 and start-ups
• Passionate about change
• L...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
THE MODEL: BIRDS OF A
FEATHER™
• Describes world views
• Brings to light hidden needs
• Aspect...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
THE MODEL
• WE stand on the need to feel
safe (Canary)
• We act safely when the rules are
unde...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
THE MODEL
• When confidence takes over
diversity is sought and
relationships become key (Barn
S...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
CANARIES
• The canary in the coal mine
• Fight or flight
• Needs constant assurance
• Likes to ...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
PENGUINS
• Honor a ‘higher’ authority
• Know and follow the rules
• Prefer being obedient to a...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
EAGLES
• Live to win
• Are very creative when trying
to do so (may look like Swans)
• Make the...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
BARN SWALLOWS
• Strongly relationship
oriented so teams are
great
• Love learning so sharing
m...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
SWANS
• Want to be of service
• Love a personal challenge
• Hate to be told what to do
• Exper...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
LEADERSHIP & CULTURE
• The leader determines the culture
• Eagles want to lead
• Volatile situ...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
AN EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION
Structure
D
esign
Culture
LeadershipStrategy
Values
Strategy Culture...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
EAGLE LEADERSHIP
• Prefers a Command &
Control culture
• Comfortable with the
structure
• Loya...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
BARN SWALLOW LEADERSHIP
• Prefers a Collaborative culture
• Comfortable with the
structure & h...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
SWAN LEADERSHIP
• Prefers a Creative culture
• Comfortable with the
structure
• Experimentatio...
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INDIVIDUAL & CULTURE
© Art of Leadership Impact!
TEAMS - CURRENT & IDEAL
• Each story is individual
• Lots of blame & finger pointing
• Hidden a...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
WHY ASSESSMENTS AND
MODELS?
• Assessments provide clarity on what is
• They are a reality chec...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS….
• Technology can ensure that all needs are met
• Thought Engagement (gro...
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TECHNOLOGY HELPS:
• Provide a systems view and process
• Help balance fear, distrust, power & ...
© Art of Leadership Impact!
WE ARE EVOLVING
• We are expanding from
I we us
• From human centric
Life centric
• From stati...
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Leadership Culture Model

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Leaders develop culture - if they want to or not, if they are conscious - or not. OK so what does that mean for me as a leader? Get the answer here.

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Leadership Culture Model

  1. 1. © Art of Leadership Impact! A LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE MODEL: BIRDS OF A FEATHER™ Presented by Kathryn Alexander, MA The Art Of Leadership - Impact!
  2. 2. © Art of Leadership Impact! KATHRYN ALEXANDER, MA • Consulting with Fortune 50 and start-ups • Passionate about change • Learned leadership makes a difference • Root cause-beliefs and values • Now a Culture Coach
  3. 3. © Art of Leadership Impact! THE MODEL: BIRDS OF A FEATHER™ • Describes world views • Brings to light hidden needs • Aspects reside in everyone • Trust advances, Fear retreats • Have different ‘ethics’ • Prefer different leadership styles and structures
  4. 4. © Art of Leadership Impact! THE MODEL • WE stand on the need to feel safe (Canary) • We act safely when the rules are understood (Penguin) • We strive to win an will make the rules to feel safe (eagle) • These three are ‘Me’ focused and all about safety • Primary (survival) ethics are taken for granted • Protective Value Set™ a natural
  5. 5. © Art of Leadership Impact! THE MODEL • When confidence takes over diversity is sought and relationships become key (Barn Swallows) • Swans seek to serve through personal challenge • The focus is on ‘Us’ • Secondary ethics (how we survive and prosper) are taken for granted • Effective Value Set™ and even the Sustainable Value Set® are claimed Questions?
  6. 6. © Art of Leadership Impact! CANARIES • The canary in the coal mine • Fight or flight • Needs constant assurance • Likes to left alone or with a consistent few • Their gift: they are very sensitive to potential issues - addressing this means better, more robust decisions!
  7. 7. © Art of Leadership Impact! PENGUINS • Honor a ‘higher’ authority • Know and follow the rules • Prefer being obedient to a recognized authority • Seek others like themselves • Do NOT wish to be leaders • Their Gift: They prevent ‘rule creep’ and maintain standards!
  8. 8. © Art of Leadership Impact! EAGLES • Live to win • Are very creative when trying to do so (may look like Swans) • Make the rules • Need to see evidence of ‘winning’ • Distrust what they can’t control • Their Gift: A real commitment to win!
  9. 9. © Art of Leadership Impact! BARN SWALLOWS • Strongly relationship oriented so teams are great • Love learning so sharing mistakes to prevent a reoccurrence makes sense • Diversity means more knowledge • Their Gift: Appreciation for individual uniqueness
  10. 10. © Art of Leadership Impact! SWANS • Want to be of service • Love a personal challenge • Hate to be told what to do • Experiment and play • Often take a back seat • Their Gift: Surprising results and a strong US focus Questions?
  11. 11. © Art of Leadership Impact! LEADERSHIP & CULTURE • The leader determines the culture • Eagles want to lead • Volatile situations require creativity, flexibility, and distributed leadership - a collaborative or innovative culture • The question is - who leads?
  12. 12. © Art of Leadership Impact! AN EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATION Structure D esign Culture LeadershipStrategy Values Strategy Culture LeadershipStructure Design Values Alignment is Key
  13. 13. © Art of Leadership Impact! EAGLE LEADERSHIP • Prefers a Command & Control culture • Comfortable with the structure • Loyalty is good • Expects obedience & discipline • Effective in a stable environment
  14. 14. © Art of Leadership Impact! BARN SWALLOW LEADERSHIP • Prefers a Collaborative culture • Comfortable with the structure & holarchy • Diversity is good • Expects learning & teams (self-organized/liberated) • Effective in a changing environment • Emotions are accepted
  15. 15. © Art of Leadership Impact! SWAN LEADERSHIP • Prefers a Creative culture • Comfortable with the structure • Experimentation is good • Expects high trust & independence • Effective in a changing environment • Willing to take strategic risk Questions?
  16. 16. © Art of Leadership Impact! INDIVIDUAL & CULTURE
  17. 17. © Art of Leadership Impact! TEAMS - CURRENT & IDEAL • Each story is individual • Lots of blame & finger pointing • Hidden agreement • Ability to coach each other Questions?
  18. 18. © Art of Leadership Impact! WHY ASSESSMENTS AND MODELS? • Assessments provide clarity on what is • They are a reality check versus belief (+ or -) • Gain a new appreciation of others (individuals & departments) • Enable a better fit between work/strategy/ and needs (both individual and organizational) • Help to manage expectations
  19. 19. © Art of Leadership Impact! WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS…. • Technology can ensure that all needs are met • Thought Engagement (group voice) • DemocracyOS (group decision-making) • Implications Wheel (implications and consequences) • Large Group Techniques (Future Search, World Cafe, Open Space, Appreciative Inquiry)
  20. 20. © Art of Leadership Impact! TECHNOLOGY HELPS: • Provide a systems view and process • Help balance fear, distrust, power & control issues • Provide security, belonging, ability to individually contribute, diversity • Prevent group think, power grabs, hidden agendas, and distractions
  21. 21. © Art of Leadership Impact! WE ARE EVOLVING • We are expanding from I we us • From human centric Life centric • From static dynamic • From control emergence • Enjoy the Journey! Questions?
  22. 22. © Art of Leadership Impact! WE ARE HERE TO HELP KATHRYN ALEXANDER, MA GET ON THE EMAIL LIST ArtOfLeadershipImpact.com 866-872-8623 or 303-818-4147 ArtOfLeadershipImpact@gmail.com

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