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Leadership is Everyone’s Business “No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.” ~ Peter Drucker The Objectives of This Class Define leadership. Share some facts. Look at relationship between Leaders and followers. Explore a leadership model. Focus on Authentic Leadership. Leaders vs. Managers Managers Leaders Administer Innovate Maintain Develop Control Inspire Short-term view Long-term view Ask “How” and “When” Ask “Why” and “What” Imitate Originate Accept status quo Challenge the status quo Do things right Do the right things Why is Leadership Important? For crisis situations For organizational performance For employee job satisfaction For successful management Question What is LEADERSHIP? Answer Leadership is the influencing process of leaders and followers to achieve objectives through action. Key Elements of Leadership Influence Relationships Leadership Organizational Objectives Change People The Interactional Framework for Analyzing Leadership Figure 2-1 Leader! Figure 2-1 Universal Positive Leadership Traits Trustworthy Confidence Builder Just Motivational Honest Dependable Foresighted Coordinator Plans Ahead Intelligent Encouraging Decisive Informed Effective Bargainer Excellence Oriented Win-win problem solver Positive Administratively skilled Dynamic Communicative Motive arouser Team Builder A Leader Brings… Skills/ Competencies Knowledge Experience Personality/ Values Intelligence Motives Traits Goals SO… WHO ARE YOU? In which box is your strength? Followers – just a little Figure 2-1 Focus on Followers “The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” ~ Henry Kissenger Performance Satisfaction Motivation Groups & Teams Followership You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too. Sam Rayburn Speaker of the House 1961 Do We Have a Clear Picture? Leaders usually contribute < 20% We are in constant Back and Forth More time following – 70-90% of our lives Most discussion center on leadership rather than 80-90% doing the work. Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intend real changes that reflect their shared purposes. Rost Definition of Followership The willingness to cooperate in working towards the accomplishment of the group mission, to demonstrate a high degree of teamwork and to build cohesion among the group. Kelley Complimentary Leaders and followers share a common purpose There is a shared sense of power between the two Mutual engagement Seamless relationship Sheep Passive/Uncritical Do Not Play An Active Role Simply Comply With Any Order Given Yes People Active Followers Readily Carry Out Orders Always Says What He Thinks the Leader Wants to Hear Survivors Right in the Middle Rarely Committed to Work Group Don’t Make Waves Mediocre Performers Clogging the Arteries of an Organization Alienated Followers Passive/Critical Festering Wounds in an Organization Criticize At Will, But Never Offer Constructive Support Effective Followers Active/Critical The Ideal Follower Reflect on Organization Goals Not Hesitant to Bring Concerns to Leader What Followers Want Be predictable Be understanding Be enthusiastic Set the example Show support Get out of the office Keep promises Praise generously Hold your fire Always be fair The Leadership Challenge Kouzes and Posner Leadership is a Process When the Situation Calls For It – Be Ready Leading Others in Times of Uncertainty The Leadership Challenge FIVE EASY STEPS 1. Model the Way 2. Inspire a Shared Vision 3. Enable Others to Act 4. Challenge the Process 5. Encourage the Heart The Leadership Challenge Conclusion Leadership Is Everyone’s Business Authentic Leadership Undertitled Your title doesn’t reflect all you do or all you accomplish SUPREME COMMANDER Authentic Leadership We can be a leader Leadership is shown through our everyday activities and the way we influence the lives of those around us! Authentic Leadership QUALITIES Active with purpose rather than getting bogged down by mindless activity Caring about and listening to others Authentic Leadership QUALITIES Looking for ways to ENCOURAGE the contributions and development of others rather than focusing solely on personal achievements Creating a legacy of accomplishment and contribution in everything they do Authentic Leadership DEFINITION Leadership is a Positive Influence MOTIVATOR Passion Authentic Leadership Measure of a Leader Do you shape your life and career? Do you inspire or influence others? Do you work to achieve specific goals by working with or coordinating efforts of others? Leadership Is Yours! Make the Choice!
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