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  • The American landscape is rapidly changing. One has only to look around and you will see a kaleidoscope of national origins, religions, ethnicities, races, and cultures. Leading in today’s multicultural business environment presents challenges not experienced a generation ago. The skills that leaders utilized have to be updated so that they can lead in the new reality of today’s academia and workplace.
  • Coaching DefinedThe goal of a coach is to bring out the possibilities in a player.Coaching is the art and practice of inspiring, energizing, and facilitating the performance, learning and development of  the player. (Myles Downey7)  Each word in this definition is a key word:art – though there is science to coaching, coaching is an art in the sense that "when practiced with excellence, there is no attention on the technique: the coach is fully engaged with the player and the process of coaching becomes a dance between two people, conversationally moving in complete harmony and partnership. At this point the intelligence, intuition and imagination of the coach become a valuable contribution - rather than being interference for the player."7inspiring – coaching is about helping the player to unlock his or her true potential through raising awareness, inspiring new ideas and encouraging creativity. energizing – coaching is about energizing the player through effective communication, soliciting suggestions, and building a can-do attitudefacilitating – implies that the player has the capacity to have an insight or creative idea and to think something through for himselfperformance – anything a coach says or does should be driven by the intention to improve performance, i.e. to achieve greater effectiveness or efficiency of the playerlearning – refers to a broader domain, how to approach a task or master a new technology; looking beyond immediate objectives, the future performance of the organization depends on learningdevelopment – refers to personal growth and greater self-awareness.7
  • Becoming a worthy leader

    1. 1. Becoming a Worthy Leader: Who am I here for?<br />The skills needed to lead as you learn, <br />an interactive session<br />Garfinkel-SBCC-Region VI of the SSCCC<br />
    2. 2. The take home <br />Self-Management<br />Effective Communication<br />Strategic Leadership<br />Managing Change<br />Organizational Influence<br />Ethics<br />Leading Teams<br />Power of Cultural Competence<br />Coaching for Results<br />Make your own Plan<br />
    3. 3. Self-Management: understanding personality styles and their influence on meetings, decision making and interpersonal communication<br />Personalities:Introvert, Extravert, Sensing, Reasoning, Messy, Organized, Maximum, Minimum, Leaders, Followers, Goal, Journey<br />Communication/Interaction: Conflicts, Events, Rejection, Comfort Levels, Common Sense vs. Intellect<br />Always ask, “Who am I here for”? If the answer is yourself, you should not lead.<br />
    4. 4. Strategic Leadership, providing vision and direction for growth; formulating and executing strategy<br />Establishing a Mission<br />Setting Common Goals<br />Listening to the Meaning<br />Identify Strengths and Weaknesses<br />As simple as What, When, Why and How<br />Who are you here for?<br />
    5. 5. Managing Change: effectively anticipating, responding to and facilitating change<br />Can you roll with the punches?<br />Keep a Weather Eye Out.<br />Who is “In The Know” and How are They?<br />Lesson of The Willow Tree- Bend Don’t Brake<br />Get an Apron or Get Out of The Kitchen.<br />Who are you here for?<br />
    6. 6. Organizational Influence: leading up, down and across to create powerful alignments and internal/external networks<br />Us vs. Them<br />Know your past to anticipate your future<br />Listen to your neighbors<br />Local, Regional, Statewide, National<br />Social Media<br />City Council/County Board<br />Who are you here for?<br />
    7. 7. Ethics: leading ethically in any organization<br />What do you stand for?<br />What are the values you will exemplify?<br />How do your actions reflect on the group?<br />Does your public off time interfere with your work/service?<br />Servant leadership<br />Morals Vs. Ethics<br />Who are you here for?<br />
    8. 8. Leading Teams: identifying and applying key characteristics of high performance teams<br />Who are your roll models? <br />Goldilocks’ lesson<br />Matching personalities<br />Matching skill sets<br />Training vs. teaching methodologies <br />Who are you here for?<br />
    9. 9. Power of Cultural Competence: developing cross-cultural competence and adaptability<br />What are the cultural norms and differences between your group and your international students?<br />What is the case for cultural competence?<br />What is culture?<br />How to communicate across cultural boundaries.<br />How cultural etiquette can impact you.<br />Lessons of the Bombay McDonalds <br />Who are you here for?<br />
    10. 10. Coaching for Results: learning and practicing leadership coaching skills<br />As a leader you are there to serve, and one way to do that is by not dictating, but by coaching.<br />The ART of coaching, Advocate, Reason, Team<br />Listen to your team and effectively communicate.<br />Inspire creative solutions.<br />Facilitate & advocate the ideas of your members.<br />Learn to accomplish new tasks and ideas<br />Develop strategies that benefit the group and the individuals in it.<br />Ask yourself, Who are you here for?<br />
    11. 11. Make your own plan: Setting goals as a group and working together!<br />Sit down before you begin your year, and take the opportunity to just talk.<br />Listen to everyones’ ideas for your group<br />Identify common themes<br />Establish plans of attack for those goals<br />Assign project leaders and support teams<br />Be kind to each other and work together to accomplish your goals!<br />Ask yourselves and each other: Who are we here for?<br />
    12. 12. This Presentation was written by <br />Ms. “Atty” Garfinkel for training purposes only. <br />For Santa Barbara City College’s ASG <br />and Region VI of the SSCCC <br />Summer 2011 Training conference.<br />All rights reserved by the region.<br />