Leader Of The Future UTPA


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Leader Of The Future UTPA

  1. 1. The Leader of the Future
  2. 3. 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>
  3. 4. 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>
  4. 5. 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>
  5. 6. Approachable <ul><li>Genuine </li></ul><ul><li>IQ + EQ </li></ul><ul><li>Great listener </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative </li></ul>
  6. 7. 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>
  7. 8. 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>
  8. 9. 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. Help the other members of the team. What it takes to be a valued member of a team:
  9. 10. John Spence Team Model <ul><li>D </li></ul><ul><li>M </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>C </li></ul><ul><li>M </li></ul><ul><li>D </li></ul>irection – vivid, clear, inspiring --- shared easurements – specific, observable, focused ompetence – very good at what they do ommunication – open, honest, courageous utual Accountability – all team members iscipline – do this every day
  10. 11. The Culture of a High Performance Team <ul><li>Fun </li></ul><ul><li>Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Praise </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning </li></ul>
  11. 12. 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>Accountable </li></ul>
  12. 13. A major component of being a successful leader is building trusting relationships, so here are my thoughts on trust…
  13. 14. Competence Respect Distrust Affection TRUST HIGH LOW LOW HIGH Concern
  14. 15. The mantra of excellent leaders: I am good at what I do… and I do it because I care about you!
  15. 16. In other words, what they really want from a leader is… <ul><li>Honesty </li></ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul>
  16. 17. T HANK Y OU ! If you would like copies of these slides they are already posted at: www.slideshare.net/johnspence Also, I have some great articles on my blog at: www.johnspence.com