University of Delaware Leadership Confernece

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University of Delaware Leadership Confernece

  1. 1. Key Characteristics of Excellent Leaders
  2. 5. What does this mean to me? How can I use this idea? What can I do right away? I am NOT a guru…
  3. 6. Top high-potential employees… Microsoft, Abbott, IBM, GE, Google, Qualcomm <ul><li>Credible </li></ul><ul><li>Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Approachable </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Team Player </li></ul>
  4. 7. 1. 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>
  5. 8. Power is NOT Leadership <ul><li>Do it because I said so… </li></ul><ul><li>Coercive </li></ul><ul><li>Telling </li></ul><ul><li>Demanding </li></ul><ul><li>Belittling </li></ul><ul><li>Hoarding </li></ul><ul><li>Do it because it is the right thing to do… </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Asking / Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul>
  6. 9. 2. 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>
  7. 10. 3. Approachable <ul><li>Genuine </li></ul><ul><li>Appreciative </li></ul><ul><li>IQ + EQ </li></ul><ul><li>Great communicator </li></ul>
  8. 11. SMART Communications Dialogue Avoid Attack
  9. 12. Competence Respect Distrust Affection TRUST HIGH LOW LOW HIGH Concern
  10. 13. 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)
  11. 14. 4. Highly Professional <ul><li>Impressive Talent </li></ul><ul><li>100% Ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Highly 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>Fully Accountable </li></ul>
  12. 15. 5. Great Team Player
  13. 16. What does it take to be a valued member of a team? Develop and display competence. Follow through on commitments. Deliver required results. Ensure your actions are consistent with your word. Stand behind the team and its people. Be enjoyable to work with. Be passionate about your work and those you serve. Communicate and keep everyone informed. Help the other members of the team. Help members of other teams. Share ideas, information and credit. Hold yourself 100% accountable. Team Leaders are: Rigorous… but not ruthless
  14. 17. 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>
  15. 18. 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>
  16. 19. Study of most important leadership skills 7,000+ managers from 1,600 large organizations <ul><li>Must have superb communication skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by example to demonstrate character and competence. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish and maintain clear and meaningful vision. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide motivation to create ownership and accountability for results. </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify performance expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Foster teamwork and collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop clear performance goals and metrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Consistently deliver superior work & results. </li></ul>From: Getting Results by Longenecker and Simoneti
  17. 20. A Culture of Leadership <ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Compassion </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution </li></ul>
  18. 22. Workshop Read…individual workshop on page 17
  19. 23. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to send a note or call. My email address is: john@johnspence.com My twitter address is: @awesomelysimple Also, you might find value in the ideas I share in my blog. You can sign up for it at: www.blog.johnspence.com Lastly, these slides have already been uploaded to: www.slideshare.net/johnspence

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