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Leadership is change

  1. 1. Change Occurs Between the Dots Leaders Connect the DotsChange Is > Leadership is Change David L. Broussard Creating Extraordinary Organizations, LLC Atlanta, Georgia
  2. 2. “CHANGE IS”Stephen Hawking Lucas Professor of Mathematics (formerly held by Sir Isaac Newton) University of Cambridge Author: A Brief History of Time: From The Big Bang to Black Holes
  3. 3. According to Dr. Hawkingchaos, complexity, and change are the only constants in the universe. At the fundamental levels of life, chaos is hard at work. Complexity is the sum of simplicity. Change moves from the center of a system to all parts, influencing everything else.
  4. 4. “Change Is”• Quantum theory has taught us that change is not a thing or an event but rather a dynamic that is at the core of the universe.• People cannot avoid change since it is everywhere.• People can influence the circumstances and consequences of change.• Most importantly, change can be given direction.
  5. 5. Schrodinger’s Box (1961 Nobel Prize Winner) Showed that there are two prevailing realities operating at any given time, actual reality and potential reality .Actual reality occupies our immediate attention.Potential reality is not yet experienced although current and present. It is waiting for the right moment to be expressed.
  6. 6. “Change Is”> Leadership Is Change Leaders act as change agents.To be effective, the leader will have to anticipate the path of change. Leaders connect the dots.
  7. 7. Leadership “Change Is”Leadership is ChangeChange Occurs Between The Dots Leaders Connect the Dots Change
  8. 8. VirtuAll components of a system are intimately connected to its center – the place where it carries out its mission. Machiavelli defines “virtu” as character, that is, integrity, courage, flexibility, talent & prudence. For Machiavelli, the good of the community is of higherconcern than the good of the individual, therefore, the good of the community is sought and achieved above all. In “virtu” the lion & fox are united in a single being.
  9. 9. Virtu According to Machiavelli character is… The integrity of realistic leadership is the determination of the leader to face the truth (actual reality) of what is actually happening.A leader of courage is an organization’s most valuable resource for dealing with chaos, complexity and change.Flexibility requires that leaders reflect on the future of their organizations and the change made necessary by changes in the situation and environment (connect the dots). The capacity to learn, to unlearn and to relearn is the talent required of leaders.The prudent leader has the ability to discern a possible and wise course of action (potential reality).
  10. 10. Culture“When we examine culture and leadership, we see that they are two sides of the same coin; neither can really be understood by itself…Cultural norms determine how organizations define leadership…The only thing of importance that leaders do is to create and manage culture. Edgar H. Schein
  11. 11. Thinking and LearningAn organization with a culture of learning is one that is skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge (different than information) and at modifying behavior to reflect new knowledge and insights.In learning organizations leaders encourage thinking, that is, to imagine potential reality. For thinking and learning to occur throughout the organization, relationships must exist that will allow for the influence of others so that potential reality can be acquired.
  12. 12. RelationshipsLeadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. Collaboration (You can’t do it alone) Communication (Communicating a vision is the most difficult leadership skill) Relationships
  13. 13. Power & Influence“Vision is the commodity of leaders, and power is their currency.” “Leadership is the wise use of power.” Warren Bennis & Burt NanusTo use power wisely, leaders influence the behavior of others in a virtuoso direction. David L. Broussard
  14. 14. Change Is > Leadership is Change“Leadership seems to be the marshaling of skills possessed by a majority but used by a minority. But it’s something that can be learned by anyone, taught to everyone, denied to no one.” Warren Bennis & Burt Nanus
  15. 15. Change Is: Leadership is Change LEADERSHIP Chaos & Complexity Power & Influence CulturePotential VIRTU Reality Relationships Thinking & Learning Actual Reality CHANGE Change Occurs Between the Dots
  16. 16. Change Occurs Between the Dots Leaders Connect the DotsChange Is > Leadership is Change David L. Broussard Creating Extraordinary Organizations, LLC Atlanta, Georgia