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Leadership, Power & Coalition


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Leadership, Power & Coalition

  1. 1. Leadership & Power
  2. 2. Definition Leadership  Leadership is about leading people.  As quoted by Peter Druker, the leader who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say “I.” And that is not because they have trained themselves not to say “I.” They don’t think “I.” They think “we”; they think “team.” A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. ~John C. Maxwell
  3. 3. Leadership Styles BASIC LEADERSHIP STYLES Autocratic Bureaucratic Democratic Laissez-Faire Charismatic Task Oriented
  4. 4. Autocratic: Adapt a dictatorial approach when allocating task.  Leader retains as much power and decision making authority as possible.  Don’t consult staff, nor allowed to give input.  Staff expected to obey orders. Leadership Styles Contd…
  5. 5. Bureaucratic: Follow rules and procedures to the letter and without deviation.  Manages “the books”.  Kind of police officer more than a leader.  Enforces the rule.  Very effective where serious safety risks are involved (work on heights, machines etc.) Leadership Styles Contd…
  6. 6. Leadership Styles Contd… Charismatic: Inspire and enthuse staff.  Leads by creating energy and eagerness in people.  Leader is well liked and inspires people.  Appeals to people’s emotional side. Task Oriented: Ensure deadlines are met.
  7. 7. Leadership Styles Contd… Democratic: Involve team member in decision making but leader made the final decision.  Includes one or more people in the decision making process of determining what to do and how to do it.  Maintains the final decision making authority.
  8. 8. Leadership Styles Contd… Laissez Faire: Team has complete control over their work or assignment.  Laissez-faire is a French phrase meaning “Let Do”.  Allows people to make their own decisions.  Leader is still responsible for the decisions that are made.  This style allows greater freedom and responsibility for people.
  9. 9. Definition Power  Power is defined as "the ability to influence somebody to do something that he/she would not have done.“  Power means many different things to different people.  For some, power is seen as corrupt. For others, the more power they have, the more successful they feel.  For even others, power is of no interest.
  10. 10. Types of Power Formal Personal Power can be divided into two: Power of position (President, CEO) •vested by the position he or she holds. Influence over others, •the source of which resides in the person
  11. 11. Leadership And Power Leaders have Power in situations:  This doesn’t necessarily mean that leaders should or do have power over people. Power is simply the right to provide Leadership:  As leadership involves influence over other people, power is usually given by the group to the leader. So too can the group take the power away if they are not satisfied with the leader. The exercise of power is a complex process and appears to be dependent on context, personality and expertise.
  12. 12. Summary To sum up, the presentation reveals how leaders gain and use power in ethical ways within the context of organization. Leaders who work to increase their personal power, persuasiveness, and expertise will enhance their effectiveness.
  13. 13. Questions to Audience  Which leadership style do you think is the most & Which leadership style do you think is the least effective? Why?  Which style do you like leaders to use when they are in charge of you? Why?  What leadership style best describes you?
  14. 14. Coalitions
  15. 15. What is a Coalition? An organization of organizations that is actively working on an issue campaign!
  16. 16. Advantages of Working Together  Increase power.  Able to win something that couldn’t be won alone.  Increase resources – staff, money, members.  Broaden the scope of work.
  17. 17. Guidelines for Coalition Building  Choose a unifying issue.  Not the road to diversity.  Don’t change your values or mission.  Understand each groups self interest.  Respect each groups internal process.  Play to the center with tactics.  Structure decision making carefully.
  18. 18.  Urge stable and senior representation at meetings.  Distribute credit fairly.  If there are staff they should be neutral.  Know what you want to get out of it.  Know the coalition members and background.  Get clear expectations.  Maintain an independent program.  Evaluate your role carefully. Guidelines for Coalition Building