Leadership Advocacy

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The role of an authentic leader

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Leadership Advocacy

  1. 1. Leading with meaning, serving with purpose ©  Andrew  Porter  2010  –  All  rights  reserved  
  2. 2. Leadership is a choice, not an appointment- we earn the right to be called a leader by our actions, not by our status ©  Andrew  Porter  2010  –  All  rights  reserved  
  3. 3. Leading is a privilege and a burden.It carries a moral imperative to serve along withthe responsibility to lead. We need the courage tohold firm to our beliefs and to live our lives in a manner that engenders the trust of those whom we lead. ©  Andrew  Porter  2010  –  All  rights  reserved  
  4. 4. As leaders, we have a duty to be honest and namethe realities and the challenges that we face - there isno place for leaders who provide obscuration ratherthan enlightenment. We earn the right to be trustedby the actions we take. ©  Andrew  Porter  2010  –  All  rights  reserved  
  5. 5. Our role is to help realise the organisational purpose.We have no right to collude with actions that we believemay compromise the long-term sustainability of thebusiness or bring harm to those that we serve. ©  Andrew  Porter  2010  –  All  rights  reserved  
  6. 6. Our role is to act as stewards for the future and counterour increasing urge for immediate gratificationand short termism. Any strategic vision thatdoes not embrace a sense of duty and stewardshipby those who lead is fundamentally flawed. ©  Andrew  Porter  2010  –  All  rights  reserved  
  7. 7. A Aware of themselves and othersD Dares to take a stand and …V give Voice to their feelings then ..O creates Options for themselves and othersC Commit themselves to deliver and ..A takes and initiates ActionT tells the Truth and …E Ensures a lasting legacy ©  Andrew  Porter  2010  –  All  rights  reserved  

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