Context “ The world has arrived at a rare strategic inflection point where nearly half its population—living in China, India and Russia—have been integrated into the global market economy, many of them highly educated workers, who can do just about any job in the world. We’re talking about three billion people. ” —Craig Barrett/Intel/01.08.2004
Context 1970-1998 Men’s median income: +0.6% Women’s median income: + 63% Source: Martha Barletta, Marketing to Women
Context “ The corporation as we know it, which is now 120 years old, is not likely to survive the next 25 years. Legally and financially, yes, but not structurally and economically.” Peter Drucker, Business 2.0
Context “ Over the past decade the biggest employment gains came in occupations that rely on people skills and emotional intelligence ... and among jobs that require imagination and creativity . … Trying to preserve existing jobs will prove futile—trade and technology will transform the economy whether we like it or not..” —Michael Cox, Richard Alm and Nigel Holmes/“Where the Jobs Are”/ NYT /05.13.2004
Context “ The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind—computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind—creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people—artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers—will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys .” —Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind
Context Agriculture Age (farmers) Industrial Age (factory workers) Information Age (knowledge workers) Conceptual Age (creators and empathizers) Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind
Context The revolution of the young : “ Why focus on these late teens and twenty something's? Because they are the first young to change the world and are actually doing so...The internet has triggered the first industrial revolution in history to be led by the young” – The Economist 12/2000; “ The triumph of the brainiac: in todays biotech world, nerds rule, and it starts at high school” Cover story New York Times (6/4/2000).
Definition and Tasks Leadership = creating the the right climate ?
Definition and Tasks <ul><li>Vision and roadmap; </li></ul><ul><li>Example; </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning; </li></ul><ul><li>Enable Others to Act; </li></ul><ul><li>Guide and track behavior; </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships. </li></ul>
Leadership Focus Areas Context Competence Definition and Tasks
Competence Values Driven On a group of theories one can build a school. but on a groups of values one can build a culture, a civilization indeed a whole way of living together … Ignazio Silone
Competence We do not point ! Mr. C does your wife ….
Competence Credibility is the foundation of leadership. If you can’t believe the messenger, you won’t believe the message. Kouzes and Posner
Competence Communication Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)
Competence Ninety percent of executives rate themselves as effective communicators. Only thirty percent of their subordinates agree.
Competence The biggest problem with leadership communication is the illusion that it has occurred .
Competence “ Telling stories…is probably a brain obsession and probably begins relatively early both in terms of evolution and in terms of the complexity. Telling stories precedes language, since it is, in fact, a condition for language , and it is based not just in the cerebral cortex but elsewhere in the brain and in the right hemisphere as well as the left.” Antonio Damasio
Competence Harley executive, quoted in Results-based Leadership “ What we sell is the opportunity for a 43 year-old accountant to dress up in black leather, ride through small towns and have people be afraid of him.”
Competence Mastery - EQ I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet Rodney Dangerfield
Competence Emotional Intelligence: “ The capacity to handle your own emotions and your relationships with others.” U.S. News & World Report “The Secret Skill of Leaders” 1/14/2002
<ul><li>Emotional high jacking: </li></ul><ul><li>Heart 10 beats per minute above resting rate - can jump 30 beats per minute within single heart beat; </li></ul><ul><li>Body pumping adrenaline and other disruptive hormones; </li></ul><ul><li>Swamped by toxic/angry feelings; </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking distorted, difficulty organizing thoughts and feeling overwhelmed. </li></ul>