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Solving It Management Problems

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Solve technology management problems by sharpening your leadership skills!

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Solving It Management Problems

  1. 1. Solving IT Management Problems May 13, 2009
  2. 2. Current State www.laslo.net © Orin Optiglot - Flickr © 2009 Lead Change Group 2
  3. 3. The Good The Bad • 46% are satisfied in their • Nearly three-quarters said job vs. 26% in 2006 their organization has been affected by the recession • 52% cited increased work- related stress as a result • 38% agree there has been a rise in office politics © Roman Milert - Fotolia.com Source: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development © 2009 Lead Change Group 3
  4. 4. What’s the Answer? How can you manage the relationships necessary to implement the change you need? Manage: The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control. Relationships: A state of connectedness between people. © 2009 Lead Change Group 4
  5. 5. Leadership © 2009 Lead Change Group 5
  6. 6. Leadership • “Leadership is influence plain and simple” John Maxwell • quot;The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor. That sums up the progress of an artful leader.quot; - Max DePree © 2009 Lead Change Group 6
  7. 7. Teams © 2009 Lead Change Group 7
  8. 8. Relationships On Purpose © 2009 Lead Change Group © Topshot - Fotalia 8
  9. 9. Exist for a Reason • Clear Purpose • Offensive • Highest and Best • Mutual Appreciation © Kenny Miller on Flickr © 2009 Lead Change Group 9
  10. 10. Diverse Strengths • Do you know? • Value differences • Allow for • Manage differences weaknesses © 2009 Lead Change Group 10
  11. 11. Shared Mental Model • Who’s doing what? • Accountability • Responsibility • Goal-focused © jim.greenhill on Flickr © 2009 Lead Change Group 11
  12. 12. Flex with Circumstances • Goal first • Team second • Delegate • Succession Plan © Mark Sebastian on Flickr © 2009 Lead Change Group 12
  13. 13. Share Rewards • Others first • Variety • Objective • Reward for performance • Career opportunities • Praise © Steve & Jemma Copley Flickr © 2009 Lead Change Group 13
  14. 14. What is a good team? • Exist for a Reason • Have diversity of roles and strengths • Have a shared understanding of roles and responsibilities - mental model • Flex with circumstances - Agility • Share the benefits of the achievements to the members © 2009 Lead Change Group 14
  15. 15. Resources • Seminar June 2, 2009 • Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath • Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Pozner • A Sense of Urgency by John Kotter • Tribes by Seth Godin • Anything by Patrick Lencioni • www.mindtools.com • www.leadchangegroup.com © 2009 Lead Change Group 15
  16. 16. Questions Now What? Register for the Full Day Class 6/2/2009 For further discussion: Mike Henry (918) 376-3100 mike@leadchangegroup.com www.leadchangegroup.com © 2009 Lead Change Group 16

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