EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP   The benefits A description of the job The breakdown of the job  The cycle of leadership
<ul><ul><li>You and your team operate smoothly and without conflict </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You represent your organiza...
The job: What does an effective leader look like : <ul><ul><li>Understands the organization, its goals and priorities </li...
<ul><ul><li>Reflects, assesses, changes as necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads by example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Job Breakdown: Understanding the Organization: <ul><ul><li>Who we are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul>...
Understanding the Organization (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Why understanding is important: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To  kno...
Understanding the Organization (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Whose problem is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the consequen...
Managing resources: <ul><ul><li>What are our resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$$, people, time, tools </li></ul><...
Managing resources (cont.): <ul><ul><li>How do we manage resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay knowledgeable </li...
Problem-solving and making decisions: <ul><ul><li>Describe the problem  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whose is it  </li><...
Taking action: <ul><ul><li>Communicate the plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess </li>...
Communicating: <ul><ul><li>Talk, talk, talk, listen, listen, listen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote discussion, suggest...
Communicating (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Check to see if message is understood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restructure and check ...
Reflect, assess, change: <ul><ul><li>Stay informed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep checking results against your success f...
The cycle: Lead by example: <ul><ul><li>Do anything you see me do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why is this an unpopular ...
Reward appropriately: <ul><ul><li>Give clear, results-based direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess against those resu...
Develop future leaders: <ul><ul><li>Use an assessment tool to define needs of team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>...
Develop future leaders (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Dare; offer opportunities to capable, motivated team members </li></ul></ul><u...
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  1. 1. EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP   The benefits A description of the job The breakdown of the job The cycle of leadership
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>You and your team operate smoothly and without conflict </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You represent your organization positively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You contribute to the organization and its goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You feel self-fulfillment </li></ul></ul>The Benefits: When you are an effective leader :
  3. 3. The job: What does an effective leader look like : <ul><ul><li>Understands the organization, its goals and priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is an informed problem solver, decision maker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes appropriate action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicates upwards to Board, out to colleagues and team </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Reflects, assesses, changes as necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads by example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards thoughtfully </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifies and develops evolving leaders </li></ul></ul>What does an effective leader look like (cont.) :
  5. 5. Job Breakdown: Understanding the Organization: <ul><ul><li>Who we are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Priority </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Understanding the Organization (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Why understanding is important: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To know where we’re going and how we’re going to get there </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To do only those things that help us achieve our goals and priorities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Understanding the Organization (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Whose problem is it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of our actions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PROs and CONs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effect on community or partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effect on team </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Managing resources: <ul><ul><li>What are our resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$$, people, time, tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships, goods, goodwill, ability to barter </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Managing resources (cont.): <ul><ul><li>How do we manage resources? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay knowledgeable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of strengths and weaknesses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assess, replenish and reward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Match appropriately </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Problem-solving and making decisions: <ul><ul><li>Describe the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whose is it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What will it cost in resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assign the resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify success factors </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Taking action: <ul><ul><li>Communicate the plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build or adapt </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Communicating: <ul><ul><li>Talk, talk, talk, listen, listen, listen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote discussion, suggestions, challenging, questioning at team level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build your networks; use your sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify your mediums (meetings, social media, phone-tree, email, visit) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Communicating (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Check to see if message is understood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restructure and check again </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get audience to rephrase </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Reflect, assess, change: <ul><ul><li>Stay informed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep checking results against your success factor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask team to help identify issues and solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn from mistakes, failures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. The cycle: Lead by example: <ul><ul><li>Do anything you see me do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why is this an unpopular mantra </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why it works really well for leaders and teams </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Reward appropriately: <ul><ul><li>Give clear, results-based direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assess against those results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your team and use meaningful rewards for success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer constructive results-based advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage comment on your results and make changes when necessary </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Develop future leaders: <ul><ul><li>Use an assessment tool to define needs of team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Define willingness and capability: willing ? may need encouragement; able ? may need help or training; both ? Run with it!!. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use and build on strengths; focus on strengthening weaknesses; celebrate success </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Develop future leaders (cont.): <ul><ul><li>Dare; offer opportunities to capable, motivated team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share responsibility; offer formal or informal mentoring </li></ul></ul>

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