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A New Path To Political Leadership


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A New Path To Political Leadership

  1. 1. Political Leadership 200 Presentation 8
  2. 2. Leadership in Practice <ul><li>Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. Stephen Covey </li></ul><ul><li>This definition of leadership allows everyone to lead everywhere at any time. </li></ul><ul><li>Put the responsibility of leadership into everyone hands </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leading in Organizations <ul><li>Organization is a relationship with a purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is involved in some type of organization </li></ul><ul><li>Almost all work is done through organizations </li></ul><ul><li>The greatest organizational challenge is to set them up to allow everyone to contribute their unique talents </li></ul>
  4. 4. Leading Past Problems <ul><li>Chronic: underlying, causal, continuing </li></ul><ul><li>Acute: painful, symptomatic, debilitating </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit, mind, heart, body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglect spirit—low trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglect mind—no shared vision or values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglect body—no organizational discipline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neglect heart—disempowerment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great power to predict and heal </li></ul>
  5. 5. A New Path to Leadership <ul><li>Spirit—Conscience—Modeling—Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Mind—Pathfinding—Vision—Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Body—Aligning—Discipline—Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Heart—Empowering—Passion—Execution </li></ul>
  6. 6. Successful Leaders Manage <ul><li>Strategy—Develop, maintain, clear, focused </li></ul><ul><li>Execution—Develop, maintain flawless operations </li></ul><ul><li>Culture—Develop, maintain performance-oriented culture </li></ul><ul><li>Structure: Build, maintain, fast, flexible & flat organization </li></ul>
  7. 7. Modeling <ul><li>We must become the change we seek in the world. Ghandi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You are in a team to bring your strengths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know who you are what you can do—and don’t focus on what others tell you can and can’t be done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercise initiative in your circle of influence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the best thing I can do under these circumstances? </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Trustworthiness <ul><li>90 percent of leadership failures are character failures —Stephen Covey </li></ul><ul><li>Character + Competence = Wisdom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>integrity technical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maturity conceptual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>abundance interdependence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mentality judgement </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Dealing with Conflict <ul><li>Conflict is an opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Listening is key to leading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empathetic listening with others needs in mind </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search for solutions better than proposed </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>transformative </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Leadership Roles <ul><li>Modeling: personal moral authority </li></ul><ul><li>Pathfinding: visionary moral authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>focus </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aligning: Institutional moral authority </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering: Cultural moral authority </li></ul><ul><ul><li>execution </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Four Disciplines <ul><li>Focus people on the most important goals </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a compelling, visible, accessible “scorecard” </li></ul><ul><li>Create an action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is accountable </li></ul>
  12. 12. Contact Information <ul><li>Kathleen Schafer </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Connection </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>