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Role of the leader

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Role of the leader

  1. 1. • • © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  2. 2. • THE LEADERSHIP MODEL © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. • • • Capability People Process Relationships Culture Vision Goals Strategies Objectives Stakeholders Leadership
  3. 3. • RESPONSIBILITY © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. Everyone Here is a Leader
  4. 4. • LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS ? © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. • from now on the managers at my level will be called “thought leaders” what’s wrong with this picture?
  5. 5. • LEADERSHIP MUST BE EARNED © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. Leadership Does Not Demand Allegiance
  6. 6. • ROLE OF THE LEADER © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. Plan Do Check Act
  7. 7. • Grasp the big picture Frame problems in quantifiable terms Define goals in terms of established metrics Delegate tasks to appropriate parties Use root cause analysis to understand problems and identify tasks for solving problems PLAN © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  8. 8. • Act to accomplish defined goals Assist and support those conducting the task by defining the “what,” not the “how” DO © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  9. 9. • Build checkpoints into the process Monitor progress on all tasks Provide timely advice when things go astray Assess progress in quantifiable terms CHECK © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  10. 10. • Evaluate the process for completing tasks Identify effective/ineffective actions Standardize practices ACT © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  11. 11. • LEADERSHIP ? © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC. profits are down moral is sinking it’s time for bold leadership so I got some inspirational posters featuring a variety of relevant nature scenes. I think you can relate to this scene. am I the seagull or the clam
  12. 12. • Systems Thinking Effective Delegation Effective Coaching Problem Solving ROLE OF THE LEADER © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  13. 13. • Comprehensive understanding of processes The ability to look beneath the surface to assess progress A keen ability to observe and size up the situation A spirit of inquisitiveness SYSTEM THINKING INCLUDES….. © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  14. 14. • Understanding capabilities at all levels of the organization Delegating to leverage those capabilities as required to accomplish tasks and achieve goals Giving subordinates challenging assignments and the support and empowerment they need to succeed Make the decisions they can’t EFFECTIVE DELEGATION INCLUDES © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  15. 15. • Leading by example Serving as teacher and mentor Two - way communication rather than telling or doing Listening Explain the process to be used Observe the process in action Provide immediate and specific feedback EFFECTIVE COACHING INCLUDES... © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  16. 16. • Using PDCA methodology Conducting root cause analysis when problems occur Setting checkpoints and doing checks, keeping the process on track Driving for meaningful data and information PROBLEM SOLVING INCLUDES…. © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.
  17. 17. • Our behavior establishes in the minds of those who follow us which leadership roles are valued System thinking and coaching must be our major focuses A willingness to learn from our mistakes is critical to our success Changing our behavior as individuals is key CONCLUSION © 2005 MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS, INC.

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