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10 leadership takeaways

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10 leadership takeaways

  1. 1. Phil Jones Twitter @philjones40 Ten Leadership Takeaways © Phil Jones – 2012 www.philjones.biz
  2. 2. My story so far…. Time Growth Manchester Director of the Year North West Director of the Year Sales Director (2001) General Manager Product Manager Salesman Shortlist UK Director of the Year Future European Industry Professional of the Year Board Director (03) Joined Twitter Started Blogging I.Q. E.Q. Give Open Aware Creation Opportunity Possibilities API+ Patch
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ 10 Takeaways” </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Food for Thought </li></ul>© Phil Jones - 2012
  4. 4. <ul><li>Time is the #1 killer of creativity. </li></ul>T1
  5. 5. Deadlines, people problems, home problems, baby didn’t sleep, constant interruptions, dog puked on the sofa, flights delayed, laptops crashed, no time, working late, sigh Sound familiar?
  6. 6. You’re in a right state <ul><li>Beta – Busy, tasks, doing, functioning </li></ul><ul><li>Alpha – Relaxed States (Exercising) </li></ul><ul><li>Theta – Deep meditation and dreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Delta – Unconscious/Sub-conscious </li></ul><ul><li>Conscious (beta) thinking only burns around 4-15% of your brain power, yet we spend most of our awake time there….. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Processing Power vs. State Frequency Rare Frequent Utilisation Low High
  8. 8. <ul><li>CREATE/REACT </li></ul>T2 You can’t go back and make a brand new start, but you can start now and make a brand new ending.
  9. 9. <ul><li>MBS is the new MBA </li></ul><ul><li>(EQ is the IQ) </li></ul>T3
  10. 11. <ul><li>If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority. </li></ul>T4
  11. 12. Right People, Right Seats Managing people is more complicated than rocket science, but some science is needed…. T5
  12. 13. <ul><li>Delegate </li></ul>3 T6
  13. 14. T7 There are no speed limits on the road to excellence….
  14. 15. <ul><li>Criticism says more about you than anyone else </li></ul>T8
  15. 16. <ul><li>Capability/Vulnerability </li></ul><ul><li>Centre of Gravity, Main Effort, Critical Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Be Regimented in your approach to your competition </li></ul>T9
  16. 17. <ul><li>Opportunity Engineering </li></ul>Opportunities are never lost, someone will always take the ones you miss…. T10
  17. 18. And here’s 5 bonus points <ul><li>The emotional health of the leader dicates the health of the business (f you’re not 100%, invariably the business isn’t). </li></ul><ul><li>Too little pressure = underperformance/apathy, too much pressure = underperformance/stress. Optimum pressure = optimum performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your “WITS” about you. WITS is an acronym for “Walk in their shoes”. (Easiest way to see things from the other side of the table and always consider the other parties point of view if there is a conflict or impasse). </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency counts for a lot (trustworthiness and authenticity are key). </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency counts (no consistency, no trust). </li></ul>
  18. 19. Read my blog – www.philjones.biz Thanks for listening Follow me on Twitter - @philjones40

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