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1 Leadership: A Team Sport Presented by: Jason A. Chapman 03 March 26, 2007

2 What is a team? A team is defined by Meriam-Webster as :a number of persons associated together in work or activity: a group on one side (as in football or a debate) For this presentation we will be using this definition: a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.

3 Definitions of Leadership Leadership is the ability to facilitate action and guide change Leadership is the process by which a person influences others or directs an organization Leadership is inspiring others to know, to do, or to be.

4 Quality Leadership is a team sport Successful leaders realize they cant do it alone. They create a shared vision Teamwork can only be sustained when leaders promote mutual reliance. Successful leaders act as a coach They enable others to act They realize there will be bumps in the road, but a team can overcome those obstacles

5 You Cant Do It Alone! Even those at the top of their game know that they can not do everything themselves Where would Michael Jordan be if he didnt have Scottie Pippen, B.J. Armstrong, Will Perdue, Bill Cartwright, Steve Kerr, and Phil Jackson? Leadership is everyones business In todays fast-paced world, it is almost impossible to get everything done by yourself. As full-time students, this is especially important Do not try be a Survivor

6 Creating a Shared Vision Jack the Lazy Mule Dreams do not become a reality through the action of a single person The team must be involved in creating the vision Shared Visions give work a purpose A shared vision must be taught to the entire team Leaders invest time and energy to engage all members

7 Creating a Shared Vision The best example of a shared vision is the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team!

8 A Leader is a Good Coach Leaders actively seek out ways to increase choice, providing greater decision-making authority and responsibility. They develop the capabilities of their team and foster self- confidence through the faith they demonstrate in letting other people lead. Leaders help others learn how to use their skills and talents, as well as learn from their experiences.

9 Putting Together the Right Team We all have weaknesses, which is why we need each other To address weaknesses, a good leader builds on strength A good team is one which offsets each others weaknesses A good leader puts together the right team, and then lets the play!

10 Enabling Others to Act There will be no lone star, only a clump of stars shining a bright light Leaders make it possible for others to do great work! Leaders create a climate of trust They create a sense of mutual dependence Great leaders foster accountability They make people feel strong, capable, and committed. Leaders develop confidence in others

11 Winning It All! Winning It All! If each player executes his or her assignment, we will win! A true leader doesnt just talk team, but truly believes its the teams energy and ideas that make things happen.

12 The Heart of the Game The secret to success in life is staying in love. Its hard to imagine leaders putting in the long hours and hard work without having their hearts in it. The best kept secret of successful leaders is staying in love: in love with leading, the people who do the work, with what their organizations produce, etc. Leadership is NOT an affair of the head. It is an affair of the heart!

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