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Michael Harris IU Kokomo, Chancellor, Value Based Leadership, Fall Convocation 2011

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Michael Harris IU Kokomo, Chancellor Presenting Value Based Leadership, פרופסור וצ'נסלור מייקל הריס, Chancellor Michael harris chancellor Presenting Value Based Leadership, פרופסור וצ'נסלור מייקל הריס

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Michael Harris IU Kokomo, Chancellor, Value Based Leadership, Fall Convocation 2011

  1. 1. INDIANA UNIVERSITY KOKOMO Value-Based Leadership Presented by: Chancellor Michael Harris
  2. 2. Value-Based Leadership Leadership is about: • • • • A vision and a collective destiny Motivating people to work together to accomplish extraordinary things Making decisions, not being arbitrary and capricious Grounded in and guided by values and integrity This requires knowing yourself
  3. 3. Value-Based Leadership Leadership: An Art and a Science ART Creativity, Expression based LEADERSHIP SCIENCE Rational, Knowledge acquired by learning
  4. 4. Value-Based Leadership • Is enhancing leadership feasible? • Each of us is a leader
  5. 5. Value-Based Leadership The Search for a Definition Leadership (a definition): Developing a vision and a collective destiny; making decisions, overseeing change and creating transitions through empathy and collaborative work grounded in and guided by values and integrity Core Values Constraints (resources, $, time) Leadership Approach
  6. 6. Value-Based Leadership Foundation & Constraints: Time & resource constraints Organizational structure Time and resource constraints Organizational Structure – key to outcomes Leadership Approach Core Values Leadership Core values
  7. 7. Value-Based Leadership Lessons from Sir Ernest Shackleton: Anglo-Irish (1874 – 1922) Has been called, “the greatest leader that ever came on God‟s earth, bar none”
  8. 8. Value-Based Leadership Ad in London newspaper 1913 Over 5000 men responded
  9. 9. Value-Based Leadership The Endurance Expedition to Cross Antarctica: 1914-1916 • “By Endurance we conquer” Shackleton family motto • Named vessel, „Endurance‟ • First ever attempt to complete a crossing of Antarctica from sea to sea (1800 miles by foot)
  10. 10. Value-Based Leadership The „Endurance‟ (1914-1916) • August 1914: Shackleton and 27 men set out on ‘Endurance’ • December 1914: ‘Endurance’ leaves South Georgia Island • January 1915: ‘Endurance’ gets trapped in ice
  11. 11. Value-Based Leadership The „Endurance‟ (1914-1916) • October 1915: Ship crushed, crew live on the ice • April 1916: Crew makes its way to Elephant Island • April-May 1916: Shackleton and five crew members sail 800 miles to South Georgia Island • August 1916: Shackleton returns to rescue men remaining on Elephant Island
  12. 12. Value-Based Leadership Lessons from Shackleton and beyond Leadership in times of limited resources, changing realities and uncertainty: • • • • • Forward looking – optimism – vision Trustworthy, integrity Empower - people support what they help to build See people for what they can be, not for what they appear to be Team building and collaboration Maximize opportunities, not minimizing risk
  13. 13. Value-Based Leadership Lessons from Shackleton and beyond • • • Innovative – new solutions to old problems – added value Effectiveness – achieve goals Learn from mistakes
  14. 14. Value-Based Leadership Lessons from Shackleton and beyond • • • • Communication Passionate and care for people Lead by example through values Flexibility – challenge status quo
  15. 15. 2011-2012 Focus • Empowerment/Leadership/Innovation • Continued Growth
  16. 16. Value-Based Leadership “The best explorer, however, is the man who can both „conceive and dare.‟” - H.R. Mill, Shackleton biographer “Never for me the lowered banner, never the last Endeavour.” - Ernest Shackleton Crew of „Endurance‟
  17. 17. With immense humility, courage, and deep gratitude

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