Leaders Developing Leaders Seeing Your Influence Grow Exponentially Lessons from John C. Maxwell’s Developing the Leaders Around You Presented By Evan Jackson KASA Summer Institute July 16, 2009 Why Developing Leaders is Important Developed leaders expand and enhance the future of the organization Potential leaders help carry the load Leaders who mentor potential leaders multiply their effectiveness “A leader’s success can be defined as the maximum utilization of the abilities of those under him.” --John Maxwell Creating a Climate for Potential Leaders Model the Leadership You Desire Lead (Don’t Manage) with Vision Provide Growth Opportunities Identifying Potential Leaders Qualities to Look for in a Leader – Character – Influence – Positive Attitude – Excellent People Skills – Evident Gifts – Proven Track Record – Confidence – Self-Discipline – Effective Communication Skills – Discontent with the Status Quo Nurturing Potential Leaders Build Trust Show Transparency Offer Time Give Encouragement Add Significance Reward Production Establish a Support System Equipping Potential Leaders Develop a Personal Relationship Share Your Dream Set Goals for Growth Communicate the Fundamentals Give Them the Tools They Need Check on Them Systematically Developing Potential Leaders What do they want? Do they have a way of getting what they want? Will they be rewarded if successful? Coaching a Dream Team of Leaders A Dream Team Coach… – Chooses players well – Constantly communicates the game plan – Takes the time to huddle – Knows what the players prefer – Excels in problem solving – Provides the support needed for success – Commands the respect of the players – Does not treat everyone the same – Continues to win – Understands the levels of the players How Well Are You Coaching Your Team? Answer these questions using the following key: 1 – Haven’t thought about it yet 2 – Just in the early stages 3 – Solidly in progress 4 – Nearly accomplished 5 – Fully Accomplished How Well are You Coaching Your Team? 1. I have chosen my players well. 2. I have proven to my players I care about them. 3. I have encouraged them to care about one another. 4. I know what my players prefer. 5. I actively encourage team growth. How Well are You Coaching Your Team? 6. I have developed a team that “fits.” 7. I support my players. 8. I have taught them what is important. 9. I frequently show them the game plan. 10. I have modeled paying the price to them. How Well are You Coaching Your Team? 11. My players are willing to put the team before themselves. 12. I have developed a good bench. 13. I have encouraged each player to find and play his role. 14. I have my players’ respect. 15. I reward my players according to their performance. How Well are You Coaching Your Team? 16. I have built a winning tradition. 17. I expect and prepare for problems. 18. I know the level of all my players. 19. I take the time to teach and delegate. 20. I do only the tasks that cannot be delegated. How Well Are You Coaching Your Team? Now, total your score: 90-100 - You are a great coach with a dream team; you’re ready for the championship 80-89 – You are an excellent coach; keep fine tuning your team and your skills 70-79 – You are a solid coach; don’t stop now; keep up the good work, and strive for the excellence that is within your reach 60-69 – Your players are beginning to look like a team; keep learning and building Below 60 – You have a lot of work before you, but don’t despair; begin team building and improving your coaching skills today Evan Jackson Band & Choral Director Union County High School firstname.lastname@example.org (270)389-1454 Reference Maxwell, J.C. (1995). Developing the Leaders Around You. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
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