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What is Leadership?. “The lifting of people’s vision to a higher sight, the raising of their performance to a higher standard, the building of their personality.

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1 What is Leadership?

2 “The lifting of people’s vision to a higher sight, the raising of their performance to a higher standard, the building of their personality beyond its normal limitations” – Drucker, 1985.

3 “He who provides leadership is giving aid. Leaders go first and lead by example, so that others are motivated to follow.” – [1Cor 11:1, Bible Study on Servant Authority.]

4 “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight Eisenhower

5 “Leadership is the art of influencing an directing people in such a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation in achieving common objectives.” U. S. Air Force

6 “A leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don’t want to do and like it.” – Harry Truman

7 “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they didn’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter

8  Leadership is an ancient ability about deciding direction, from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning the road or path ahead; knowing the next step and then taking others with you to it.

9 “Leaders recognise the benefits of team working and the development of team working skills. They sometimes need to be in the chorus rather than out front”

10  john adair's action-centred leadership model

11 Planning - seeking information, defining tasks, setting aims Initiating - briefing, task allocation, setting standards Controlling - maintaining standards, ensuring progress, ongoing decision- making Supporting - individuals' contributions, encouraging, team spirit, reconciling, morale Informing - clarifying tasks and plans, updating, receiving feedback and interpreting Evaluating - feasibility of ideas, performance, enabling self assessment

12  Planning - seeking information, defining tasks, setting aims

13  Initiating - briefing, task allocation, setting standards

14  Controlling - maintaining standards, ensuring progress, ongoing decision- making

15  Supporting - individuals' contributions, encouraging, team spirit, reconciling, morale

16  Informing - clarifying tasks and plans, updating, receiving feedback and interpreting

17  Evaluating - feasibility of ideas, performance, enabling self assessment

18  your responsibilities as a leader for achieving the task are:  identify aims and vision for the group, purpose, and direction - define the activity (the task)  identify resources, people, processes, systems and tools (inc. financials, communications, IT)  create the plan to achieve the task - deliverables, measures, timescales, strategy and tactics  establish responsibilities, objectives, accountabilities and measures, by agreement and delegation  set standards, quality, time and reporting parameters  control and maintain activities against parameters  monitor and maintain overall performance against plan  report on progress towards the group's aim  review, re-assess, adjust plan, methods and targets as necessary

19  your responsibilities as a leader for the group are:  establish, agree and communicate standards of performance and behaviour  establish style, culture, approach of the group - soft skill elements  monitor and maintain discipline, ethics, integrity and focus on objectives  anticipate and resolve group conflict, struggles or disagreements  assess and change as necessary the balance and composition of the group  develop team-working, cooperation, morale and team-spirit  develop the collective maturity and capability of the group - progressively increase group freedom and authority  encourage the team towards objectives and aims - motivate the group and provide a collective sense of purpose  identify, develop and agree team- and project-leadership roles within group  enable, facilitate and ensure effective internal and external group communications  identify and meet group training needs  give feedback to the group on overall progress; consult with, and seek feedback and input from the group

20  your responsibilities as a leader for each individual are:  understand the team members as individuals - personality, skills, strengths, needs, aims and fears  assist and support individuals - plans, problems, challenges, highs and lows  identify and agree appropriate individual responsibilities and objectives  give recognition and praise to individuals - acknowledge effort and good work  where appropriate reward individuals with extra responsibility, advancement and status  identify, develop and utilise each individual's capabilities and strengths  train and develop individual team members  develop individual freedom and authority

21  examples of highly significant leadership qualities  integrity  honesty  humility  courage  commitment  sincerity  passion  confidence  positivity  wisdom  determination  compassion  sensitivity

22 A FINAL THOUGHT ON LEADERSHIP

23 “Of the best leader, when the job is done, the people say ‘we did it ourselves’.” – Lao Tzu

24 .. DATES.A.A.DATEDRILLDATEORDERS Blair Cochrane21 10Intro and NSPs. Charlotte Collison21 10Load, Unload & Make Safe Jakob Kroboth21 10Holding and Aiming Vanessa Matthew28 10Intro and NSPs. Morvan Millar28 10Load, Unload & Make Safe Richard Salisbury28 10Holding and Aiming Kirsty Stout04 11Intro and NSPs. Max Stobbs04 11Load, Unload & Make Safe SQUAD 1 Note: All J/NCOs must attend each week, if you cannot attend for any reason, report to WO2 Nichol no later than the Monday lunchtime.

25 DATES.A.A.DATEDRILLDATEORDERS Jaimie Ford Intro and NSPs.21 10Left Turn Lydia Avril Load, Unload & Make Safe 21 10Right Turn Gavin Lynch Holding and Aiming21 10About Turn Ashley Fulton Intro and NSPs.28 10Left Turn Anthony Shek Load, Unload & Make Safe 28 10Recce Amber Merry Holding and Aiming 28 10Ambush Andrew Sadler Intro and NSPs Recce Grace Nimmo Load, Unload & Make Safe 04 11Ambush SQUAD 2 Note: All J/NCOs must attend each week, if you cannot attend for any reason, report to WO2 Nichol no later than the Monday lunchtime.

26  People with these sort of behaviours and attitudes tend to attract followers. Followers are naturally drawn to people who exhibit strength and can inspire belief in others. These qualities tend to produce a charismatic effect. Charisma tends to result from effective leadership and the qualities which enable effective leadership. Charisma is by itself no guarantee of effective leadership.  Some people are born more naturally to leadership than others. Most people don't seek to be a leader, but many more people are able to lead, in one way or another and in one situation or another, than they realize.  People who want to be a leader can develop leadership ability. Leadership is not the exclusive preserve of the wealthy and educated.  Leadership is a matter of personal conviction and believing strongly in a cause or aim, whatever it is.  Leadership sometimes comes to people later in life, and this is no bad thing. Humanity tends to be generational characteristic. There is no real obstacle to people who seek to become leaders if leadership is approached with proper integrity. Anyone can be a leader if he/she is suitably driven to a particular cause.  And many qualities of effective leadership, like confidence and charisma, continue to grow from experience in the leadership role. Even initially surprised modest leaders can become great ones, and sometimes the greatest ones.  Leadership can be performed with different styles. Some leaders have one style, which is right for certain situations and wrong for others. Some leaders can adapt and use different leadership styles for given situations.  Adaptability of style is an increasingly significant aspect of leadership, because the world is increasingly complex and dynamic. Adaptability stems from objectivity, which in turn stems from emotional security and emotional maturity. Again these strengths are not dependent on wealth or education, or skills or processes.

27  "People ask the difference between a leader and a boss.... The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads and the boss drives." (Theodore Roosevelt)  "The marksman hitteth the target partly by pulling, partly by letting go. The boatsman reacheth the landing partly by pulling, partly by letting go." (Egyptian proverb)  "No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself." (William Penn)  "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." (President Harry S Truman)  "I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow." (Woodrow Wilson)  "What should it profit a man if he would gain the whole world yet lose his soul." (The Holy Bible, Mark 8:36)  "A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline." (Harvey Mackay)  "Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to look after them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." (John Steinbeck)  "I keep six honest serving-men, They taught me all I knew; Their names are What and Why and When, And How and Where and Who." (Rudyard Kipling, from 'Just So Stories', 1902.)  "A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than the giant himself." (Didacus Stella, circa AD60 - and, as a matter of interest, abridged on the edge of an English £2 coin)  "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful." (Samuel Johnson )  "The most important thing in life is not to capitalise on your successes - any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your mistakes." (William Bolitho, from 'Twelve against the Gods')  "Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud: Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody but unbowed..... It matters not how strait the gait, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." (WE Henley, , from 'Invictus')  "Everybody can get angry - that's easy. But getting angry at the right person, with the right intensity, at the right time, for the right reason and in the right way - that's hard." (Aristotle)  "Management means helping people to get the best out of themselves, not organising things." (Lauren Appley)  "It's not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred with the sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause and who, at best knows the triumph of high achievement and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." (Theodore Roosevelt.)  "Behind an able man there are always other able men." (Chinese Proverb.)  "I praise loudly. I blame softly." (Catherine the Great, )  "Experto Credite." ("Trust one who has proved it." Virgil, 2,000 years ago.)


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