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Leadership -off the wall

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Leadership -off the wall

  1. 1. What do leaders post on their office Wall or keep on their desk?<br />Paul B. Thornton<br />Author & Trainer<br />Pthornton@stcc.edu<br />
  2. 2. W. Clement Stone<br />Do It Now<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Attitude<br />Communicating <br />Listening<br />Changing the Status Quo<br />
  4. 4. 1. Attitude<br />
  5. 5. “It can be done!”<br />
  6. 6. James Parker, former CEO…<br />“No Whining.”<br />
  7. 7. “I’m Responsible.”<br />
  8. 8. <ul><li>“The Buck Starts Here!”</li></li></ul><li>“Be Realistic, Demand the Impossible.”<br />T. J. Rodgers—founder & CEO Cypress Semiconductor<br />
  9. 9. Jim Stoval, president Narrative Television Network <br />
  10. 10. Carol Leary-President, Baypath College<br />“Attitude is Everything!”<br />
  11. 11. Attitude Small Group Discussion<br />What’s your guiding principle regarding attitude ?<br /><ul><li>Optimistic
  12. 12. Responsible
  13. 13. Demanding
  14. 14. Opportunistic
  15. 15. Pursue Excellence</li></li></ul><li>2. Communications<br />
  16. 16. Michael Hyatt, CEO, Thomas Nelson Publishers <br />…remove the clutter so their big ideas stand out.<br />
  17. 17. "A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." <br /> —Antoine de Saint-Exupery”<br />
  18. 18. Tom Goodrow—Founder NACCE<br /> “Less Data—More Meaning”<br />
  19. 19. Mark Goodman, CEO Twist Image<br />“Be brief. Be brilliant. Be gone.”<br />
  20. 20. Alden Davis, Consultant<br />“Start Talking and Get to Work!”<br />
  21. 21. Leslie Aguilar, Author & Trainer<br />“Speak your mind even if your voice shakes.”<br /> Maggie Kuhn<br />
  22. 22. Ursula Burns—CEO Xerox<br />“Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your MOM proud.”<br />
  23. 23. Leaders communicate…<br />What’s Possible (Their Vision)<br />What’s Important ( Their Priorities)<br />What’s Right and Wrong ( Their Values)<br />
  24. 24. Small Group Discussion<br />What is one thing you could do to make your big ideas stand out?<br />
  25. 25. 3. Listening<br />
  26. 26. Bill Gates Henry Ford<br />
  27. 27. Michael Dell<br />
  28. 28. Dr. Mitchell Rabkin, former CEO Beth Israel Hospital <br />Be Curious<br />
  29. 29. Steve Arneson—Capital One <br />“Leader are known for the questions they ask—not the answers they give.”<br />
  30. 30. “Listen for what’s New.”<br />
  31. 31. Gayle Lantz, Founder and President WorkMatters<br />Quit Making<br /> Stuff Up!<br />
  32. 32. Leaders……… Listen<br /><ul><li>Open and Curious
  33. 33. Don’t Shoot the Messenger
  34. 34. Ask Provocative Questions
  35. 35. Listen for What’s New </li></li></ul><li>Small Group Discussion<br />What’s one thing you could do to <br /> -Ask better questions<br /> -Be a better listener <br />
  36. 36. 4. Changing the Status Quo<br />
  37. 37. “I will Change One life Today!”<br />
  38. 38. Carol Palody, Project Manager, General Dynamics<br />Take Risks<br />
  39. 39. Bring Energy!<br />Maxine Clark—CEB, Build a Bear Workshop<br />
  40. 40. “Prove your Groove.”<br />Peter H. Reynolds—Founder & CEO, FableVision Enterprises<br />
  41. 41. Norm Larsen<br />
  42. 42. “Give someone a W.O.E., a Word of Encouragement.” <br />Derrick Hayes, Author & Speaker<br />
  43. 43. Take Risks<br />Have Passion and energy<br />Walk the talk<br />Keep at it<br />Encourage Others<br />Changing the Status Quo<br />
  44. 44. What’s one thing you have learned about implementing change?<br />Small group Discussion<br />
  45. 45. Target Group<br />Secondary Group<br />Implementation Team<br />What I have learned…<br />
  46. 46. Summary<br />Write down your guiding principles.<br />
  47. 47. Summary<br />Post them on your office wall! <br />

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