2013 LAHPERD presentation by Andrew Lewis via Skype
Unlocking Your Leadership Potential “Jazzin’ It Up” Andrew H. Lewis, Ph.D. Lewisa@cofc.edu LAHPERD Leadership Retreat Skype Presentation - Lafayette, LA January 18, 2013 College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina
• As future leaders, professionalism provides an opportunity for fellowship, service, communication, and growth.• Are you ready for a Leadership Role and the “FUN” factor?
The “FUN” Factor• FUN, Fellowship, and you as a leader• Getting YOU involved in the profession• Making the NETWORK connections, while working for your professional improvement.
The Four C’s of Good Leadership1. Confidence - Trust2. Compassion - Supportive3. Competence - Proficiency4. Cause - Motivator
WHY BE A LEADER• John Maxwell has outlined what he calls “21 Irrefutable Laws of “Leadership.” Four of them are:1. The Law of the LID - Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.2. The Law of Process - Leadership develops Daily, Not in a Day.3. The Law of E.F. Hutton - When the Real Leaders Speak, People Listen.4. The Law of Reproduction - It takes a Leader to Raise up a Leader. Good leaders are made, not born.
Principled Negotiations• People – Separate the people from the issues – Move from “you” to “I”• Interests – You may discuss issues, but negotiate interest – Move from win/lose to win/win• Options – Interests create options – Win/win requires options• Criteria – Objective (fair) standards – Objective (fair) process
WHEN LEADERS ARE AT THEIR BEST• Challenge the Process: – Search out challenging opportunities of getting things done through people. – Experiment, take risks, and learn from the accompanying mistakes.• Inspire a Shared Vision: – Envision an uplifting and ennobling future. – Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to their values, interests, hopes, and dreams.
WHEN LEADERS ARE AT THEIR BEST• Enabling Others to Act: – Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust. – Strengthen people by giving power away, providing choice, developing confidence, assigning critical tasks, and offering visible support. – Leaders know that leadership is an adventure with responsibility.
WHEN LEADERS ARE AT THEIR BEST• Modeling the Way: – Set the example by behaving in ways that are consistent with shared values. – Achieve small wins that promote consistent progress to build commitment.• Encouraging the Heart: – Recognize individual contributions to the success of every project. – Celebrate team accomplishments regularly.
Which Type of Leader are you?• There are leaders the people FEAR• There are leaders the people HATE• There are leaders the people LOVE• But when the best leaders of all have finished their work, the people say, “WE did it ourselves.” Lao Tzu., Chinese Philosopher
LEADERSHIP VIDEOUncommon Reminders for “Bringing Out the Best” In Yourself and Others
QuestionsMake the best of your Leadership Potential!