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Leadership 01


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This is part 1 of my leadership series.
Leadership traits can be observed and learned. In Part 1 inspiration is promoted as the defining attribute. Different types of leaders are discussed. I welcome your comments here in public or in private at rk2153 at gmail dot com.

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Leadership 01

  1. 1. Leadership! Innate but uncommon ability!
  2. 2. An Age old human trait! To follow and to lead To inspire and to be inspired! • One person must have led the ancient erectus to run along the shores to Australia from Africa – Richard Leakey did not tell me this
  3. 3. Very very old – ancient • Moses lead his tribe out of trouble • Chanakya altered the course of a nation • Alexander, Gengis Khan, and so on… • Each of them changed the world forever• Each of them changed the world forever • Long time before Napolean, Washington, Abe Lincoln,Mahathma Gandhi, JFK, Ford, Steve Jobs ever showed up
  4. 4. What is it? It is about persuasion. Getting others to work toward a common goal! They are inspiring! World is not the same without them!
  5. 5. Breaking new ground! – Defines a few essentials about leaders • They did not know where they were going – Fearless into the unknown • They were dissatisfied with their locality – Disenchanted with status quo Leadership and leaders transform the world they live in and the lives of countless others who heed them!
  6. 6. • Falling apple? Sir Issac Newton • Pile of junk? Edison • Wasteland in Florida? Walt Disney What do you see? • Moon? JFK Leaders see no obstacle. Leaders see what no others see. The question is not what you look at, but what you see. Henry David Thoreau
  7. 7. What makes a leader? • Courage? • Strength? • Intelligence? • Wealth? Inspiration• Wealth? • Extraordinary insight? • Vision? • planning/execution? Inspiration
  8. 8. Leadership Styles! • Strategic leadership • Team leadership Facilitative leadership• Facilitative leadership • Servent/leader • Transformational leadership
  9. 9. Leadership Style • Control – The Laissez Faire leadership – The participative leadership – Emergent leadership– Emergent leadership – Transactional – autocratic Leaders must adjust their style to the situation as well as to the people being led.
  10. 10. Attributes • Facilitate growth • Wellness of all employees • Encourage community spirit• Encourage community spirit • Share power and resources • Provide supplementary support
  11. 11. Behaviors • Listening • Persuasion • Foresight • stewardship• stewardship • Empathy • Healing • awareness
  12. 12. Transformational Leaders • Simplify • Motivate • Facilitate • Innovate Develop vision Sell the vision Figure out a way forward Lead the charge Independence Movement Ahimsa • Innovate • Mobilize • Prepare • resolute Ahimsa Non-violence Satyagraha Non-cooperation Front of the march Was lathi-charged Was jailed Was finally shot-dead
  13. 13. The New Deal! • Franklin D. Roosevelt • America changed forever during his tenure – Great depression • New Deal• New Deal – Social security – Optimism and activism – unified variety of factions • Labor unions • Southern whites • aka New Deal Coalition
  14. 14. Crisis Management Chesly B. Sullenburger III, the pilot crash-landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River
  15. 15. Miracles can and do happen! A sparkling diamond is the result of rough cutting and a lot of friction. Gold in fire results in lustre. Real leaders know that tribulations strengthens the inner self.
  16. 16. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself • FDR - First Inaugural Address, Delivered 4 March 1933 • Style recommendation: autocratic • Required attributes: – Decisiveness– Decisiveness – Calmness and confidence – Mastery – Maintaining calm and order • Clear and transparent communication His forceful leadership and many years in office inspired a term, the "imperial presidency,“ Never allowed his personal disability to impact his destiny.
  17. 17. Innovation/Creativity • Creativity is the key to Mankind’s success – Robert Hefner, president Bradshaw Foundation • Style Recommendation: Laissez-Faire • Required attributes:• Required attributes: – Independence – Failure and success – treated alike • Rewarding risk taking – Encouraging experimentation without constraints • Google, 3M, GE all do this at every level
  18. 18. The fire has destroyed all my mistakes • and now I can now begin afresh • Thomas A. Edison is quoted to have said after a fire destroyed his electric light lab Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration! I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000-step process. discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure. even after his first 8,000 experiments failed, Edison is quoted to have Said, we now know 8000 things that dont work. Edison had been judged poor student and was thrown out of school. He went on to light up the world and start General Electric
  19. 19. Disclaimers • I have never met any of the personalities nor taken their photoes • Photoes are taken from the internet wikipedia via google searchvia google search • Many of the quotes from assorted sources including – us/20090115-PLANECRASH_index.html –
  20. 20. Resources • s/a/Thomas_Edison.htm • i_1.phpi_1.php •