04. leadership in action

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04. leadership in action

  1. 1. Leadership In Action by J. Keith Murnighan 2006 Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  2. 2. Point #1 ** Leaders must have vision and communicate well**** You must see a better world and help other people see it, too** Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  3. 3. Point #2“One finger cannot lift a pebble.” an old Hopi Indian saying, quoted by Phil Jackson in Sacred Hoops Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  4. 4. Point #3 The Leadership Dilemma:1) People prefer democracy2) Leaders feel responsible … and take control3) Reducing democracy Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  5. 5. Point #4Many decades of research on leadership tells us the same result:• Leaders must pay attention to the TASK• Leaders must pay attention to PEOPLE “People don’t how much you know until they know how much you care about them” Jimmy Yaokasin, KH08• One without the other is ineffective but most leaders are not usually adept at both• More pointedly, no one individual is an expert at every aspect of leadership Thus, groups must allow Whoever is most talented at the current task to assume leadership Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  6. 6. Point #4 (Summarized) The Most Effective Leaders are FacilitatorsBecause no one can do everything Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  7. 7. Point #5We all focus on performance (we must)But performance goals, once accomplished, disappearWhat lingers is learning. Thus, leaders must also Focus on LearningDon’t just achieve your Performance Goals: Add to What You KnowWe can Control the Process. We can’t always Control the Outcomes. Why? Outcomes = f(Ability + A Lot of Other Stuff)“A good decision is like a high mark on an assignment, while the process is likethe knowledge drawn from working on it.” Dorin Radu, Kellog-Suhulich EMBA class of 2005 Reward Effort; Knowledge Endures Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  8. 8. Point #6 Your values should drive your action But research tells us that we don’t often focus on our valuesConclusion: Think about your core values from time to time. Make sure that they really are your guide. Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko
  9. 9. Point #7 When it comes to action,it helps to think of leaders as: Team Builders Decision Makers Negotiators Passion Prof. Tirupati Misra@ibslko

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