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Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life- by Stewart D. FriedmanPresented by  Manaal  SiddiquiUrooj Fatima
Introduction• Research - people unsatisfied;  inability to bear leadership in all life  domains (work, home, community &  ...
Gaining From Total    Leadership participants assess           • Workshop                  themselves during              ...
Personal Assessment Workshop Program Satisfaction                              Performance       Work Life                ...
Total Leadership 1. Be Real            Process 3. Be Innovative            2. Be Whole• Think, write & talk with peer coac...
Designing Experiments• Best Experiments - changes that stakeholders wish from you;  Consider their interests & opinions• W...
Identify Possibilities• Think of several potential experiments, describe what to do in  each• Satisfying all domains initi...
Potential Experiment Designs•   Tracking and Reflecting•   Planning and Organizing•   Rejuvenating and Restoring•   Apprec...
Getting Started• Try only 3 experiments at once - Small wins & knowledge  about leadership learned• Narrow down to the one...
Measuring Progress• Failed experiments helps create better ones in future.• Set up a scorecard, each experiment on separat...
Small Wins For Big•                     Change    Experiments shouldn’t be massive• Highly ambitious designs usually fail ...
Conclusions• People go for Total Leadership because:    Dissatisfaction due to lack of love for the work    Feeling inge...
Conclusions…• Formulate ways to measure progress.• Compare results• Learn from failures; The only way to fail with  an exp...
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This is a presentation I gave at my college (Department of Business Administration Aligarh Muslim University) It is based on an article written by Stewart D Friedman published in the Havard Business Review in April 2008

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Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

  1. 1. Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life- by Stewart D. FriedmanPresented by Manaal SiddiquiUrooj Fatima
  2. 2. Introduction• Research - people unsatisfied; inability to bear leadership in all life domains (work, home, community & self) HOME!• Achieve 4 way wins, not trade of one WORK! ME! for the other but mutual value among them – Total Leadership• Total – about the whole person• Leadership- creates sustainable change to benefit you & the most important people around you• Have a clear view of each domain; design and implement experiments; analyze the effect
  3. 3. Gaining From Total Leadership participants assess • Workshop themselves during program, report improvements regularly • Kenneth Chen, manager, wanted to be CEO, but other conflicting goals • Joined community board to benefit leadership skills; wanted to cope up with community,fiancée and work • 3 yrs later – on community board with fiancée, on track of becoming CEO, enhanced
  4. 4. Personal Assessment Workshop Program Satisfaction Performance Work Life 20% Work Life 9% Home Life 28% Home Life 15% Community Life 31% Community Life 12% Self 39% Self 25% • Based on a study of 300 business professionals over a 4 month time period
  5. 5. Total Leadership 1. Be Real Process 3. Be Innovative 2. Be Whole• Think, write & talk with peer coaches – clarify what’s important• An outside perspective challenges you, helps create innovation & holds you accountable to your commitments• Identify key stakeholders & expected performance from them; talk to them• Result – new ways of making life better, for us & for the people around us
  6. 6. Designing Experiments• Best Experiments - changes that stakeholders wish from you; Consider their interests & opinions• Work Goal - taking advantage of new opportunities for increasing productivity, reducing hidden costs, etc.• Home & Community Goal - improving relationships; contributing more to society• Self Goal - improving health, finding greater meaning in life.• Some experiments benefit only single domain directly but benefit others indirectly• Main Goal – achieve 4-way win - makes changes sustainable; everyone benefits
  7. 7. Identify Possibilities• Think of several potential experiments, describe what to do in each• Satisfying all domains initially difficult, approach the challenge systematically• Work does interfere with personal & family life – Make more permeable, not thicker, boundaries between domains• Identify possibilities that work well in your unique situation• Question traditional assumptions about how things get done
  8. 8. Potential Experiment Designs• Tracking and Reflecting• Planning and Organizing• Rejuvenating and Restoring• Appreciating and Caring• Focusing and Concentrating• Revealing and Engaging• Time Shifting and “Re-Placing”• Delegating and Developing• Exploring and Venturing
  9. 9. Getting Started• Try only 3 experiments at once - Small wins & knowledge about leadership learned• Narrow down to the ones which: Give best overall ROI Most costly in regret Allows to practice desired leadership skills Fun and moves you towards your vision• Don’t get too engrossed into the details of any one experiment• Well-designed experiments always pay off.
  10. 10. Measuring Progress• Failed experiments helps create better ones in future.• Set up a scorecard, each experiment on separate sheet with brief description on top of page 1st column - goals of each domain Middle column – describe result metrics 3rd column – describe action metrics; refine scorecard from time to time• Metrics maybe objective, subjective, qualitative, quantitative, reported by you or others, frequently or intermittently observed
  11. 11. Small Wins For Big• Change Experiments shouldn’t be massive• Highly ambitious designs usually fail – too much to handle• Best experiments help us try something new, minimizing the risks of change• Opens doors that would otherwise be closed• Frame experiments as trials – reduces people’s resistance• Steps in experiments should be small and initially achievable, but goals should be big
  12. 12. Conclusions• People go for Total Leadership because: Dissatisfaction due to lack of love for the work Feeling ingenuine by not acting according to their values Disconnection from people who matter to them Crave for creativity• Look to achieve 4 way wins that satisfy all life domains• Form a blueprint of experiments – helps perform better and create harmony among all domains
  13. 13. Conclusions…• Formulate ways to measure progress.• Compare results• Learn from failures; The only way to fail with an experiment is to fail to learn from it.• You can be a better leader & have a richer life, if you are ready and willing to rise to the challenge

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