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Leadership and the role of the team leader

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Leadership and the role of the team leader

  1. 1. Leadership Unit 2: Leadership and the Role of the Team Leader
  2. 2. Leadership • Definition • Attributes • Vs. Management • Styles • Theories
  3. 3. What is leadership? 1. In your own words define Leadership 2. What attributes does a leader need to fulfil your definition? 3. What do leaders not do? 4. In your own words, explain one style of leadership.
  4. 4. What is leadership? • The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes - Tony Blair • A sense of humour is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done - Dwight D Eisenhower • We need not just a new generation of leadership but a new gender of leadership – Bill Clinton • To lead people, walk beside them — Lao-tsu
  5. 5. More quotes: • One measure of leadership is the calibre of people who choose to follow you - Dennis Peer • Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things – Peter F Drucker • A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not - Unknown • Remember the difference between a boss and a leader. A boss says, Go! A leader says, Let's go! - E.M. Kelly
  6. 6. Drucker: • Leadership is not magnetic personality — that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’ — that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
  7. 7. Leadership attributes (CIPD, 2009) • General intelligence • Technical or professional knowledge • Personality • The ability to inspire • Listening • Self-knowledge
  8. 8. Other attributes • Lead by example • Humility • Clear vision • Appreciation • Good Listener • Positive atmosphere • Not to be too serious
  9. 9. Leadership attributes (G Roworth, 2005) • A leader must have vision, • Must be an entrepreneur, • Must inspire others, • Must set standards, • Must orchestrate methods, • Must understand people • And must measure results
  10. 10. Questions: 1. Are leaders born or made? 2. Which can organisation’s survive easier, poor leadership or poor management? 3. What factors prevent leaders from developing? 4. So how can we support the development of leaders in our team or organisation?
  11. 11. Leadership vs. Management • What is the difference? – Doing things right and doing the right things – Stability vs. innovation – Instruction vs. agreement – Short vs. long term view – Implementer vs. shaper – Control vs. trust – Maintenance vs. development We know leadership is part of management function If this function is not performed what happens? Are all managers leaders? Vice versa?
  12. 12. Leadership styles Lewin’s Original 3 • Autocratic • Democratic • Laissez-faire “There is nothing so practical as a good theory ““ 1939
  13. 13. Leadership styles Likert • Exploitive authoritative • Benevolent authoritative • Consultative • Participative
  14. 14. Leadership styles - Goleman • Coercive – do what I tell you • Authoritative – come with me • Affiliative – people come first • Democratic – what do you think? • Pacesetting – do as I do, now • Coaching – try this
  15. 15. Blake – Mouton Managerial Grid
  16. 16. Theories of Leadership 1. Trait 2. Behavioural 3. Contingency 1. Situational 2. Participative 4. Charismatic 1. Transactional 2. Transformational • Explain theory • Characteristics • Diagram • Results & situation • Criticisms
  17. 17. Continuum of Leadership
  18. 18. Fiedler’s Contingency
  19. 19. John Adair Action Centred Leadership Model TaskTask TeamTeamIndividualIndividual “Teamwork is no accident. It is the by- product of good leadership”
  20. 20. Marshall Goldsmith: Ask the Coach.flv 1.1. How is the role of leadership changing?How is the role of leadership changing? 1.1. What qualities are timeless?What qualities are timeless? 2.2. What qualities will be needed in theWhat qualities will be needed in the future?future? 2.2. What is meant by learning agility?What is meant by learning agility? 3.3. How and why should you manage yourHow and why should you manage your manager?manager?