bites 3Q 2012 | Issue 6 | Brought to you by: MAXIMIZE THE POWER IN YOU! I believe that when you develop your personal powers to the fullest, you become confident. When you are confident, you are joyful. When you are joyful, you “Maximize the intuitively want to share the joy. When things flow in Power in You” this way, you start to build self-‐leadership, which helps to build your team and organizational leadership as In this issue well. I believe that to develop your strong leadership is to empower you – to enable you to develop or grow POWER BOOK & TOOLS Leading At A Higher Level by the people under your care, who will then help you Ken Blanchard achieve set goals. Read my full article on how to 2 maximize the POWER in YOU on page 3. Hope you Recommended To Follow in enjoy reading this belated 3Q issue! Twitter EMPOWER PROGRAMS FOR PERSONAL3 POWER NOTES EMPOWERMENT Maximize the POWER in YOU Our six modules – PURPOSE, RELATIONSHIPS, SELF-‐ POWER SESSION MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP, SITUATION, and FINANCES – are 6 Developing Powerful Thinkers and available for any person who wishes to be empowered in these Learners by Dr. Ron Richhart key aspects of their personal and professional lives. EVENTS Mentoring-‐coaching are on one-‐to-‐one or small group basis. 7 [Empower Series 5] FINANCES The first five persons who will sign-‐up for any of our EMPOWER programs will get $100 facial gift vouchers from Expressions International courtesy of Success Resources. To inquire, just 8 PROGRAMS | CALENDAR email email@example.com or call 6271 0208.
2 LEADING AT A HIGHER LEVEL by KEN BLANCHARD Th e boo k’s b ac k c ove r sa ys, “The book w ill gu ide yo u, in spire you, pr ovoke yo u an d b e you r tou ch ton e. D isco ver ho w to • G o beyo nd the sh ort t er m a nd ze ro in on t he ri ght ta rge t a nd vision • De live r le ge nda ry, m a nia ca l cu stom e r servi ce , a nd e arn r avi ng fa ns • Tr uly em po w er you r p eop le a nd unl ea sh th eir in cr edi ble pot en tia l • G rou nd you r l ea der ship in h um il ity an d foc us on th e gr ea te r g ood ” Th is bo ok ha s be en w it h m e fo r quit e som e ti m e, a nd I POWER BOOK a lw ays go bac k to it to re fre sh a nd in spire m e . It’ s a b ook I hig hly re com m e nd for le ade rs, w he th er you a re a n & TOOLS e xper ien ce d or a ne w /youn g one . I like i t t ha t Ke n w rote a nd dedi ca te d the b ook to “al l l ea de rs in t he w or ld wh o a re tr ying e ver y da y t o le ad at a h igh er le ve l. M ay you ke e p Recommended by you r en erg y h igh a nd kno w th at w ha t you a re doi ng m a kes Elaine Cercado a di ffer en ce .” Th e pow e r of se rva nt le a der sh ip! TWITTER POWER Who Inspires You? Some of my personal inspirations from the twitter world include Jesse Lyn Stoner @JesseLynStoner (https://twitter.com/JesseLynStoner) Consultant, coach, former executive, author: Full Steam Ahead! Unleash Power of Vision| Leadership, strategy & collaboration Maria Ressa @maria_ressa (https://twitter.com/maria_ressa) Idealist. Cynic. Pragmatist. Journalist. Author. CEO, Rappler Cameron @ManagersDiary (https://twitter.com/ManagersDiary) The musings, advice and inspiration of a manager just trying to do a great job and the right thing. Lolly Daskal @LollyDaskal (https://twitter.com/LollyDaskal) Dedicated to bringing Heart Based Leadership to organizations and individuals. Consultant | Trainer | Coach | Speaker | Founder of #LeadFromWithin Oprah Winfrey @Oprah (https://twitter.com/Oprah) Live Your Best Life e bites, 3Q 2012, Issue 6
21 3 What is the “Power in You”? This performing organization and is POWER refers to your personal powers, essential to self-‐leadership. NOTES which may be derived from People in high-‐performing internal or external sources. organizations are regarded as Internal sources include your “appreciating assets” who grow knowledge, talents, skills, more valuable with knowledge Maximize the competencies, values, potential, and experience. They are influence, while external sources POWER in YOU! include your position, tasks, developed by these organizations through formal training, association and information, mentoring and on-‐the-‐job among others. It also happens to By Elaine Cercado support. be the basis of our company name, de’POWERinU, as it aptly Ken Blanchard then defined the describes our mission of bringing three critical skills of a self-‐leader out the power in each person. as follows: This article focuses on how you could lead by developing your • Challenging assumed internal and external powers to constraints. An “assumed the maximum. This is important constraint” is a belief based because you cannot lead a team on past experience that limits or an organization unless you are current and future able to develop and lead yourself experiences. Self-‐leadership first. teaches the person to let go of the assumed constraints. What is Self-‐Leadership? • Celebrating your points of In Ken Blanchard’s book “Leading power. According to Ken, At A Higher Level,”1 he wrote “If there are five sources of empowerment is to be successful, power: position, personal, organizations and leaders must task, relationship and develop self-‐leaders in the knowledge. The key is to workforce who have the skills to know your points of power, take initiative…An organization and then expand them. filled with self-‐leaders is an • Collaborating for success. organization with an empowered This is the time when self-‐ workforce.” leaders take the initiative to “Self-leadership is about get the directions and developing individuals to pick up the ball and run Ken then reiterated the need to support they need to with it… Individual learning train people on self-‐leadership, successfully achieve their is a key element of high- which is about developing goals. performing organization individuals to pick up the ball and and is essential to self- run with it. He said that individual How Do You Maximize the leadership.” (K. Blanchard) Power in You? learning is a key element of high-‐ e bites, 3Q 2012, Issue 6
21 4 (Continued from page 3) improvement plan. POWER Firstly, you have to be aware what Secondly, consistently NOTES powers you currently have and demonstrate the ACE values. once you are aware, make a ACE stands for authentic, personal development/ courageous, and energetic. improvement plan and execute it. Once you are aware of your Maximize the I suggest knowing thyself through powers based on your self-‐ self-‐assessment and 360 degrees assessment and feedback from POWER in YOU! feedback. Similar to making a others, you are ready to assert company SWOT (strengths, and demonstrate your unique (Continued) weaknesses, opportunities and strengths and powers. This threats) analysis, make a personal requires strong convictions and SWOT analysis. There are also consistent efforts, as there will By Elaine Cercado many personality profiling surely be challenges along the /diagnostic tools in the market way, whether from people you such as MBTI personality test, DISC work or interact with, or from personality test and Hay group’s the organization’s structure, Managerial Style Questionnaire culture and politics. (MSQ) that you can use to Authenticity understand yourself better. I also Mindtools.com wrote, suggest looking into one of our “Authenticity means youre EMPOWER mentoring modules, “Purpose” which is all about true to your own personality, finding your passion, mission and values, and spirit, regardless of vision in life. In this module, I use the pressure that youre under to act otherwise. Youre honest “The Path” process by Laurie Beth-‐ with yourself and with others, Jones, which I’ve personally used and you take responsibility for to define my mission and vision statement. As for the 360 degrees your mistakes. Your values, feedback, this entails that you get ideals, and actions align. As a result, you come across as feedback from your boss, peers, genuine, and youre willing to direct reports and external clients based on key criteria. You may do accept the consequences of this through formal 360 degrees being true to what you consider EMPOWER: PURPOSE is all about tools available in the market, or to be right.” finding your passion, mission and through informal surveys or How does being authentic vision in life… interviews. Key differences empower you? To answer this, I use “The Path” process by between your self-‐assessment and let me reiterate a key point Laurie Beth-Jones to define the feedback from others can from our EMPOWER seminar mission and vision statement. serve as a starting point for your series 3: Find / know your personal development/ anchors – your core values e bites, 3Q 2012, Issue 6
5 (Continued from page 4) Winning leaders also create purpose and principles – and be POWER firm with them. Once you are energy in others. How? They motivate with their enthusiasm firmly anchored, you are strongly NOTES empowered! and actions. They aim for stretch goals that inspire Courage ambitious effort. They turn negative energy to positive use. Winston Churchill said, “Courage is Maximize the what it takes to stand up and How does being energetic empower you? Energy sustains POWER in YOU! speak; courage is also what it your continuous learning and takes to sit down and listen.” In (Continued) development, which is critical the book Leadership Engine by for you to develop your personal Noel Tichy2, he wrote about how powers to the fullest. Energy is winning leaders never take the By Elaine Cercado critical also when you develop easy way out. They face the hard and empower the people under facts, make the tough calls and the your care. difficult “yes or no” decisions. Risk and pain don’t deter them. Your self-‐understanding and set of ACE values are critical success How does being courageous factors to developing and empower you? Real courage maximizing the power in you. empowers you to take actions and As mentioned at the start, it is risks, at the same time, it anchors important to maximize the you to your authentic self. Noel power in you because you Tichy wrote about leadership edge, cannot lead a team or an which means showing the courage organization unless you are able of your convictions. Edge is not to develop and lead yourself arbitrary; rather it is based on the first. To develop your strong leader’s ideas, vision and values. leadership is to empower you – Edge is about being honest. to enable you to develop or Winning leaders pursue the truth grow the people under your and can explain it to others. care, who will then help you Without edge, convenience wins achieve set goals. over conviction. 1 Leading at a Higher Level, Ken Winning leaders also create Energy Blanchard, 2007, pages 103-‐116 energy in others. How? They 2 motivate with their enthusiasm & The Leadership Engine, Noel M. Tichy, Again in the book, Leadership 1997 actions. They aim for stretch Engine by Noel Tichy, he wrote goals that inspire ambitious that winning leaders are high-‐ effort. They turn negative energy to positive use. energy people. They are focused and determined, and they like (Leadership Engine book) challenges and enjoy their work. e bites, 3Q 2012, Issue 6
6 DEVELOPING POWERFUL THINKERS AND LEARNERS I had the privilege to attend Dr. Ron Richhart’s session last 11th of October at Canadian International School. I wish to share a few key take-aways from this wonderfully refreshing session on how to build “cultures of thinking” by making thinking visible. GROW MINDSET. How you view and handle failures /challenges /problems depend on whether you look at your intelligence and talents as fixed/static or changing/growing. Those on the second set look at problems as opportunities to learn and grow. Dr. Ron also talked about the research done on how our mindset is shaped by feedbacks we receive. For example, one who always receives general feedback based on ability (“You are smart”) versus feedback based on process (“You study hard and achieve good results”) tends to base and protect his/her identity on that ability, which then affects his/her mindset. Whereas a person who always receives feedback based on process would be more open to change or grow, e.g. the mindset becomes “If I study harder, I POWER SESSION can achieve better results.” ARGUE. Allow your child, or the person you wish to develop, to argue with you – that is, to engage in a respectful debate. With your child, “arguing” with is actually one of the factors that make him/her less susceptible or more resilient to peer pressure because they can bring over the ability to engage to their peers. DR. RON RICHHART WMYST. Next time you are in a conversation with your spouse, child or co- worker, ask, ”What makes you say that?” You will be surprised at how the By Elaine Cercado thinking and the conversation will become deeper, broader and richer. It builds the culture of thinking – as thinking is valued, visible and promoted. For more details on Dr. Ron Richhart’s Visible Thinking, visit http://www.pz.harvard.edu/VT/VisibleThinking_html_files/01_VisibleThinkingInAction/01a_VTIn Action.html e bites, 3Q 2012, Issue 6
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