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1 Project Wisdom Shared Leadership

2 What is Leadership? When you think of a leader what comes to mind? Why?

3 Qualities for Leaders Responsible Trusting Open-mindedRealistic Forward-lookingImaginative EncouragingFun SharingUnderstanding ReflectiveAppreciative AcceptingEnthusiastic EnergizingSerious Non-judgmentalObservant FacilitatingCreative VisionaryTask-oriented

4 Collective Qualities for Leadership: No one has it all, but all have them some Responsible Trusting Open-mindedRealistic Forward-lookingImaginative EncouragingFun SharingUnderstanding ReflectiveAppreciative AcceptingEnthusiastic EnergizingSerious Non-judgmentalObservant FacilitatingCreative VisionaryTask-oriented

5 Behaviours Contrary to Shared Leadership Self-oriented Controlling or aggressive Condescending Arguing too much on a point Rejecting ideas without considering them Resisting stubbornly Dominating Ignoring relevant information, ideas and feelings Seeking recognition Withdrawal Pairing up Dependency Adopted from Robert A. Gallagher, 2001; Shared Leadership, The Maintaining of Task and Relationship

6 What is Shared Leadership? It is a process where you build relationship that everyone feels involved; It happens when goals of the group are defined collectively The work to be done is identified by all The responsibilities to get the work done are shared The key to its success is communication

7 Shared leadership is a process of building relationships Relationships that nurture and engage others to share responsibilities

8 In any Group…. There are TASKS that need to be done. There are RELATIONSHIPS to be built and strengthen There are NEEDS to be met, Adopted from Robert A. Gallagher, 2001; Shared Leadership, The Maintaining of Task and Relationship Everyone can take the lead to get the TASKS done, build RELATIONSHIP and address the NEEDS. This is shared leadership

9 A person who leads without leading…. Accepts responsibility and stands behind it Is fair and open-minded with others Fosters trust in each other Helps others to develop their skills and abilities Emphasizes effective communication that supports dialogue and encourages active listening Encourages curiosity Meets mistakes with understanding Recognizes the value of people's contributions Shares knowledge and expertise with others Takes time to be reflective

10 Setting common goals Outlining the group’s activities Sharing the workload Developing guidelines for group discussion Finding external supports when needed Finding ways to maintain energy Setting boundaries which make it easy to work together Bringing the best out of everyone Leadership is about

11 BUT How do you bring the best out of everyone?

12 Then: Do to others as you wish done to you Did you liked to be ignored Did you like to stand awkward in the corner Did you like not know what is happening Did you like to feel everyone has their own clique Did you like not to know rules of the group Did you like to feel inconsequential

13 What is group’s goal What is their personal goal for joining What do they have in common as group members Things they can do/offer as a group Things they cannot do/offer as a group In a friendly group people know:

14 Our group meets: Things that need to be done to reach our goal : Group activities during meetings: Group activities between meetings: Regular ways for participants to give feedback and make suggestions are: Outline of Group Activities

15 Sharing the Workload Identify the things that need to be done Identify the skills needed to get them done Ask people to match themselves with the tasks Use a method to assign some of the unpopular tasks Rotate the unpopular tasks between the members

16 How to Know you Have Successfully Shared the Leadership Work is getting done Group members have accepted responsibilities They are working in groups or individually but see the connection Group members are not disappearing They are bringing new people There is more involvement and ownership by the group members New ideas for the group are flourishing Group does not rely on one or a few members anymore

17 Planning often/ not often Setting goal often /not often Organizing meetings often /not often Making decisions often /not often Diagnosing problem often /not often Finding solutions often /not often Providing help often/ not often Building skills often/ not often Encouraging others often/ not often Team building often /not often Helping out often/ not often Getting help often /not often Showing patience often /not often Being role model often/ not often How often do the group members share in:


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