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09 Hr Florida John Spence The Future of Leadership


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These are the slides from my August 18th presentation at the HR Florida conference - The Future of Leadership

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09 Hr Florida John Spence The Future of Leadership

  1. 1. The Future of Leadership
  2. 2. Sustainable Competitive Advantages: Culture of… Continuous Innovation Extreme Customer Focus
  3. 3. What is the most important driver of innovation and success for companies? <ul><li>53% Supportive “team oriented” culture. </li></ul><ul><li>21% Committed and passionate top leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>13% Clear and measurable goals. </li></ul><ul><li>13% Finding and retaining top talent. </li></ul>150 Senior executives from the Fortune 500
  4. 4. 74% 88% 23,000,000
  5. 6. Top High-Potential VPs from GE, Microsoft, Verizon, Qualcomm, State Farm, Abbott and Merrill Lynch… <ul><li>Credible </li></ul><ul><li>Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Approachable </li></ul><ul><li>Team Player </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Professional </li></ul>
  6. 7. Credibility <ul><li>Complete honesty and transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Impeccable integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Knows how to do their job well </li></ul><ul><li>A compelling vision for the future </li></ul><ul><li>Passion and excitement </li></ul>
  7. 8. Respectful <ul><li>Open to the ideas of others </li></ul><ul><li>Treats people with dignity </li></ul><ul><li>Treats people fairly </li></ul>
  8. 9. “ I came to see in my time at IBM, that culture isn't just one aspect of the game – it is the game.” Lou V. Gerstner Jr., Former CEO IBM
  9. 10. “ A Great Place to Work” From the 100 Best Companies to Work For Study <ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Praise </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning </li></ul>
  10. 11. When you boil it all down… <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul>
  11. 12. Approachable <ul><li>Genuine </li></ul><ul><li>Open door </li></ul><ul><li>Great listener </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative </li></ul><ul><li>High EQ </li></ul>
  12. 13. “ Do I really have to get along with these idiots?”
  13. 14. Why you need to be an expert at collaboration and teamwork: <ul><li>You cannot succeed alone. </li></ul><ul><li>You need a team of the brightest people you can possibly find to help you. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to help the team work extremely well together. </li></ul><ul><li>You need the team to support you with enthusiasm, respect and trust. </li></ul><ul><li>But don’t take my word for it… </li></ul>
  14. 15. Anne Mulcahy CEO of Xerox and the third most powerful woman in the world! <ul><li>Build a network of great relationships with people who want to see you succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have all of the answers, so ask for help and advice from the smartest people you can find. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to be a learner. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen intently to your employees and to your customers. </li></ul>
  15. 17. What it takes to be a valued member of a team: Honest, reliable, accountable. Develops and displays competence. Proactive – strong sense of urgency Follows through on commitments. Deliver required results. Creative / innovative Ensures actions are consistent with words. Stands behind the team and its people. Is enjoyable to work with. Communicates and keep everyone informed. 100% accountable
  16. 18. Highly Professional <ul><li>Impressive talent </li></ul><ul><li>Self-aware </li></ul><ul><li>Always learning & improving </li></ul><ul><li>Insightful and innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Pro-active </li></ul><ul><li>Results Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Trustworthy </li></ul>
  17. 19. Competence Respect Distrust Affection TRUST HIGH LOW LOW HIGH Concern
  18. 20. The mantra of excellent leaders: I am good at what I do… and I do it because I care about you! (High IQ + High EQ)
  19. 21. <ul><li>Leader: </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Company: </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul>
  20. 22. T HANK Y OU ! If you would like copies of these slides just go to: Also, I have some great articles on my blog at: