-Describe the West Point Thesis & why it is called that.. Explain basis behind military a Academy philosophy, Break you down and teach you all you don't know Teach you to be an effective follower in extreme situations Incorporate followership with chances for leadership -Ask class if they can think of any leaders that rose from the ranks of followers? -Give Examples
These characteristics describe both effective leaders and managers. It is important for us to understand that good leaders and followers have many, if not all of the same characteristics.
Every day many of us fulfill both the leader and follower role in our jobs everyday. Most of us answer to someone in our jobs (and someone usually answers to us). Even people with jobs we think of as at the top of the ladder have someone to answer to. For example, CEOs have to please the stock holders; and the President has the responsibility of following the goals of his party, working with Congress, and working for the good of the people of the country, or he may not get re-elected. Example: An American President, President and Chief of Staff are best friends & the Chief of Staff has helped the President get into office. Likely, the Chief of Staff could have run for an office himself and gotten elected. Instead, he chose to back the President, thus taking on the roll of follower although the they both had many of the same characteristics and abilities.
With this point, I will turn the presentation over to Hanof & she wil cover some pointers on how to be a good leader.
Overview Definition Leadership Theories Leadership vs. Management Leadership & Followership Ten Commitments of Leadership Leadership Qualities Leadership Video Questions and Comments
DefinitionLeadership is an interpersonal influence directed toward the achievement of a goal or goals.Interpersonal, a leader has more than one person (group) to lead.Influence is the power to affect others.Goal is the end one strives to attain.
Trait Theories Focus on “what” an effective leader is, rather than; “how” to effectively lead Assume certain physical, social, and personal characteristics are inherent Not scientifically validated
Behavioral Theories Focus on the way leaders behave Determinants of leadership identified to train people Three important scientific studies; – Ohio State University – University of Michigan – University of Texas
Leadership & Followership Followers First – According to William Litzinger and Thomas Schaefer in “Leadership Through Followership,” the West Point Thesis states: “the notion that leadership may be chiefly an achievement of followers - that able leaders may emerge from the ranks of able followers” – Examples of effective followers: Churchill, Caesar, Stalin, Hitler
Leadership & FollowershipAre the following characteristics of an effective leader or an effective follower? – Self Reliant – Humble – Critical Thinker – Patient – Consistent – Tireless Worker – Dependable – Offer & Receive – Enthusiastic Constructive Criticism
Leadership & Followership Leaders as Followers – Examples: CEO’s, President of the United States The difference between effective leaders and effective followers is the roll they play.
Leadership & Followership Effective followership is a prerequisite for leadership, but not a guarantee of leadership.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Challenge the Process1. Search out challenging opportunities to charge, grow, innovate, and improve.2. Experiment, take risks, and learn from the accompany mistakes.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Inspire a share vision3. Envision an uplifting and ennobling future.4. Enlist others to common vision by appealing to their value, interests, hopes, and dreams.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Enable others to act5. Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and business trust.6. Strengthen people by giving power away, providing choices, developing competence, assigning critical tasks, and offering visible support.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Model the way7. Set the example by behaving in ways that are consistent with shared values.8. Achieve small wing that promote consistent progress and build commitment.
Ten Commitments of Leadership Encourage the heart9. Recognize individual contribution to the success of every project.10. Celebrate team accomplishments regularly.
Leadership Qualities Self knowledge/self confidence vision, ability to infuse important, transcending values into an enterprise Intelligence, wisdom, judgement Learning/renewel Worldmindedness Coalition building Motivation/morale building Stamina, energy, tenacity, courage, enthusiasm Character, integrity/intellectual honesty Risk taking/entrepreneurship Ability to communicate, persuade, listen Understanding nature of power and authority Sense of humor, perspective, flexibility Ability to concentrate on achieving goals and results...