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    1. 1. Leadership Authentic values-based Date: Saturday January 23, 2010 Presenter: David Cooper [email_address]
    2. 2. David Cooper <ul><li>Founder ITSportsNet </li></ul><ul><li>BA - Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>MBA - New Venture Dev </li></ul><ul><li>Community Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>-Boys & Girls Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>-Big Brothers </li></ul><ul><li>-Canadian Ski Patrol </li></ul><ul><li>-Kid Sport </li></ul><ul><li>-Lethbridge Youth Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>-MRC Sport & Rec </li></ul><ul><li>-CTI Tech Rev </li></ul><ul><li>-U of C Mentor </li></ul><ul><li>-Speaker / Toastmaster </li></ul><ul><li>Mission : Promote the value and importance of community sport and recreation programs and work to improve them </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Leadership Road <ul><li>Two Events & One Book </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Started ITSportsNet with the Mission: ITSportsNet is a social catalyst for enabling the growth and success of community based sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote Ethical Leadership WorldCom and Enron Disasters: Media full of nothing but stories on horrible business ethics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Become an Entrepreneur </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Community Leaders <ul><li>Ken King </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Haskayne </li></ul>
    5. 5. Books on Leadership <ul><li>Jim Collins </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Watterson </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm Gladwell </li></ul>
    6. 6. World Leaders <ul><li>Dalai Lama </li></ul>
    7. 7. Servant Leadership <ul><li>The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware. C5 </li></ul><ul><li>Next comes one whom they love and praise. </li></ul><ul><li>Next comes one whom they fear. </li></ul><ul><li>Next comes one whom they despise and defy. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Greenleaf paraphrasing Lao-Tzu author of Tao Te Ching </li></ul>
    8. 8. Servant Leadership <ul><li>Robert Greenleaf </li></ul><ul><li>Greenleaf Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.greenleaf.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servant_leadership </li></ul>
    9. 9. Challenge <ul><li>How do you but into practice a model that is not grounded in common business education or business practices? </li></ul><ul><li>Problem with most ‘theories’ is they need to be practically applied. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Folk singer <ul><li>‘ You have to be able to do for yourself what you mean to do for the rest of world’ </li></ul><ul><li>Arlo Guthrie </li></ul>
    11. 11. Leadership Plan <ul><li>Leadership is a means to an end, it is NOT an end or a goal in itself </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is a path, which there are a gazillion of. </li></ul><ul><li>Mine is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values Based (personal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethical (broader framework) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Ethical Leadership <ul><li>Leading with Values </li></ul><ul><li>Values are based on a clear and fairly easy model or framework </li></ul><ul><li>Actionable </li></ul><ul><li>Leading by example </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to Sphere of Influence not Sphere of Control </li></ul>
    13. 13. Iterative Methodology <ul><li>Think </li></ul><ul><li>Do </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat as necessary </li></ul>
    14. 14. Applied Ethics <ul><li>Think – What are ethics? </li></ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul>
    15. 15. Ethical Myth #4 <ul><li>Ethics are about absolute truths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platonic Forms (virtues) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The world is not black & white </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is way more uncertainty and shades of gray </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. You have to practice ethics <ul><li>Did I practice any virtues today? </li></ul><ul><li>Did I do more good than harm today? </li></ul><ul><li>Did I treat people with dignity and respect today? </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>By Thomas Shanks, S.J. </li></ul><ul><li>executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics </li></ul>
    17. 17. Ethical Myth #3 <ul><li>The Big Picture Myth: Ethics only deals with heavy weighty issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Every decision we make has the potential to involve values. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is easier to talk about big weighty matters that most of us will not have to deal with. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. daily interactions people <ul><li>Was I fair and just today? </li></ul><ul><li>Was my community better because I was in it? </li></ul><ul><li>Was I better because I was in my business ? </li></ul>
    19. 19. Ethical Myth #2 <ul><li>Ethics are about logic and reason </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethics comes from your heart, your passion, what you ‘feel’ is right. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most Ethical dilemmas are when logic and reason clash with passion and values. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Whistle Blower case <ul><li>Charlene at Avco Environmental Waste </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting Clerk, Single Mother </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discovers not dumping of hospital waste properly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisor says low risk don’t worry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charlene worries </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Applied Ethics <ul><li>Think – Ethics is about what we value and applying it to our decision making process. </li></ul><ul><li>Act </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul>
    22. 22. How we make decisions <ul><li>We normally make decisions so quickly we don’t realize that our mind goes through a process. </li></ul><ul><li>EG: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When someone asks us if we want to go to a movie what goes through your mind? </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Decision Tree Question Value A Value B Value C ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____%
    24. 24. Decision Tree Sell product to customer Customer will be successful Will this sale help me meet Quota Yes 75% No 25% Yes 25% No 75% Yes 25% No 75%
    25. 25. Decision Tree Sell product to customer Customer will be successful Will this sale help me meet Quota Yes 25% No 75% Yes 75% No 25% Yes 75% No 25%
    26. 26. Applied Ethics <ul><li>Think – Ethics is about learning what we value and applying it to our decision making process. </li></ul><ul><li>Act - We make value based decision’s everyday, but unless those decisions are made with SPECIFIC VALUES in mind they are not ethical decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn </li></ul>
    27. 27. Most Common Ethical Decisions <ul><li>The most common ethical decisions are how we interact with other people. </li></ul><ul><li>The most common view is that you need to look after your self first. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Ethical Myth #1 <ul><li>‘ Nice guys’ (businesses) finish last </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I be expected to behave ‘ethically’ if my competitors are not. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cost of an ‘ethical’ strategy is too high and would not make us competitive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I need to look out after my own interests because nobody else will. </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. The Self-Interest Strategy <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term gain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited sphere of influence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited sphere of responsibility </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Enlightened Self-Interest <ul><li>Expanded sphere of influence </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Greater responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Greater investment </li></ul><ul><li>Greater return </li></ul>
    31. 31. The Running Room <ul><li>Sphere of control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buying and selling of running equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sphere of influence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The running community </li></ul></ul>Running Community TRR
    32. 32. Decision Tree Question Does it benefit runners? Value B Value C ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____% ____%
    33. 33. Applied Ethics <ul><li>Think – Ethics is about learning what we value and applying it to our decision making process. </li></ul><ul><li>Act - We make value based decision’s everyday, but unless those decisions are made with SPECIFIC VALUES in mind they are not ethical decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn – Adopt a strategy of Enlightened Self-Interest. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Applied Ethics <ul><li>We make decisions based on what is good for the whole sport & recreation community </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create more value for everyone involved. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster customer loyalty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dominate market position for ITSportsNet. </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. Q&A Leadership David Cooper, President ITSportsNet
    36. 36. Prisoner’s Dilemma <ul><li>Two prisoner is separate cells given the option to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remain Silent (cooperate) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confess (defect) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The results of their actions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both defect – both get 6 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One defects, one cooperates defect goes free, cooperator 10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both cooperate – both get 6 months </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. Tit for Tat <ul><li>Always cooperate against a new agent. </li></ul><ul><li>If the agent defected previously, than do the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematically a TFT strategy always came out on top. </li></ul>

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