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Leadership By Design


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Presentation made to a group of education administrators aspiring to advance in their career.

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Leadership By Design

  1. 1. Leadership by Design Larry A. Cochran Presented: June 17, 2010
  2. 2. Living Well <ul><li>“ The happy man lives well, and does well. ” Aristotle, Philosopher </li></ul><ul><li>“ Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but playing a poor hand well.” Robert Lewis Stevenson, Novelist and Poet </li></ul>
  3. 3. Living Well (continued) <ul><li>Living well does not mean having all the material blessings of life, but rather setting your heart, mind, and soul on a path and living life in a way that fulfils the end of it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Living Well (continued) <ul><li>Life is not meant to be easy or hard, but to be effective and connective. By design we all connect to each other in some way or another, and how we choose to live will ultimately affect some and have an effect on the world around us. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Core Values <ul><li>A value system is a set of consistent ethic values (more specifically the personal and cultural values) and measures used for the purpose of ethical or ideological integrity. A well defined value system is a moral code. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Faith – Without some intangible faith, it makes this life less bearable. To think that this is all there is a death trap of the mind. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Family – We can never neglect the reasons we work, play, learn, or have our being. We are people of relationships and those of our own household shape all others. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Hard work – The bible tells me “if a man don’t work, he doesn’t eat”, and “if a man ask you to go with him one mile, you go with him two”. Both of these scream of good work habits and the bible is the fore-runner in teaching this. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Faithfulness – This is encompassing of our commitment to God, family, friends, employers, and our life's work. In a time that people are backstabbing, some loyalty is of great value and honor. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Persistence – Even if you are faithful, without persistent and insistent pushing for improvements in ourselves, we become complacent and then ultimately, irrelevant. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Giving and Mentoring – There are just those who don’t know, yet if given the chance to see the options that are available, they may prove to be your greatest friends and ally. Never forget where you came from and always go back and help someone else to get there too. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Clear Communication – saying what you mean and meaning what you say is the easiest way to keep yourself from losing sight of where you truly stand. If you are always politically correct, one day you will be found wrong. Opinions are just that, everyone has one. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Core Values (Continued) <ul><li>Have fun – Life is meant to be enjoyed. Hard work and no play will cause more harm than good, you will surely die before your time. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Strength and Conflict <ul><li>Which background belief is the strongest in my decisions? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith and Family </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Strength and Conflict (continued) <ul><li>Which core value sometimes conflicts with ethical decision making? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear communication </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Leadership <ul><li>Leading well means leading by example and leading by design. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Leadership (continued) <ul><li>Leading well means leading by example and leading by design. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the defining of true leadership, we all want others to follow our moral character and not our fallible one. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Leadership (continued) <ul><li>Leading well means leading by example and leading by design. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leaders who lead well, may not always be remember for their abilities in the boardroom or the classroom, but they will assuredly be remember for the times they took the time out from them for someone. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Leadership Credo <ul><li>“ Faith is the substance of the things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. ” As we move toward our end goals, we will know concretely what we truly stand for and believe. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Leadership Credo (continued) <ul><li>What we claim that we want in life, those things that we earnestly hope for, will be exemplified in our actions by word and deed. If we say we believe and we never act intelligently, efficiently, and persistently, then we do not truly believe as we say. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Leadership Credo (continued)
  22. 22. Contact Information <ul><li>Larry A. Cochran, MBA </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phone: (708) 829-7847 </li></ul><ul><li>Home: (630) 860-0097 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blogroll: http:// </li></ul>