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1 Why Should Anyone Be Led By You? Professor Gareth Jones

2 Gareth Jones 2011 Leading v Managing Leadership is a non – hierarchical concept

3 Gareth Jones 2011 Effective leadership excites people to exceptional performance

4 Gareth Jones 2011 Behaviour in organisations Individual Team Organisation

5 Gareth Jones 2011 The Search for Authentic Leadership 47 x 47 x x 50 x 17 Loss of reality  Loss of meaning 

6 Gareth Jones 2011 Loss of trust  The Search for Authentic Leadership Loss of community 

7 Gareth Jones 2011 Leadership is in short supply

8 Gareth Jones 2011 Structures and cultures kill leadership

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10 The Leadership Deficit We want it – but we kill it We research it – but we don’t understand it

11 Gareth Jones 2011 Asking the wrong questions…. High achiever High energy levels Longer time span Goal directed Politically active Loners Field independent Who Makes It To The Top? First child or first son

12 Gareth Jones 2011 Asking the wrong questions… What do those at the top think? Capacity to develop strategy Able to work with a variety of people Early responsibility for important tasks Strong achievement goals Early leadership experience Experience of several business functions Integrity, trust, concern for people

13 Gareth Jones 2011 What do followers want? A better question might be……

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15 Followers want community Followers want significance Followers want excitement Followers want authenticity

16 Gareth Jones 2011 Ask yourself Are you exciting? Are you authentic? Who decides?

17 Gareth Jones 2011 Classic leadership research Trait Style Contingency

18 Gareth Jones 2011 Emphasis on leaders not leadership

19 Gareth Jones 2011 How we understand leadership

20 Gareth Jones 2011 Leadership is contextual

21 Gareth Jones 2011 Leadership is relational

22 Gareth Jones 2011 Leadership is non-hierarchical

23 Gareth Jones 2011 What authentic leaders do

24 Gareth Jones 2011 Sense situations…. and take symbolic action

25 Gareth Jones 2011 Read – and rewrite – the context

26 Gareth Jones 2011 Get close but keep your distance Identify

27 Gareth Jones 2011 Show your difference

28 Gareth Jones 2011 Show your difference

29 Gareth Jones 2011 Show your difference

30 Gareth Jones 2011 Display significant, real and perceived differences…

31 Gareth Jones 2011 …related to context

32 Gareth Jones 2011 Know and show yourself…enough

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34 Reveal weakness – focus dissatisfaction

35 Gareth Jones 2011 Take personal risks because you care When you really care you reveal your weaknesses. Your weaknesses should be real, humanising, and may show followers how they can help.

36 Gareth Jones 2011 Effective leaders use their emotions to liberate the energy of others

37 Gareth Jones 2011 Descartes was wrong – the fully rational human being is emotional

38 Gareth Jones 2011 Communicate….. Differences Weaknesses Vision Values

39 Gareth Jones 2011 Tell a story

40 Gareth Jones 2011 Choose your channel

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42 Be a conductor

43 Gareth Jones 2011 Conform enough Connect – gain traction – change

44 Gareth Jones 2011 Become an authentic chameleon

45 Gareth Jones 2011 Retain your authenticity by…

46 Gareth Jones 2011 Consistency between words and deeds

47 Gareth Jones 2011 A common thread in your role performance

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51 Comfort with origins

52 Gareth Jones 2011 Comfort with origins

53 Gareth Jones 2011 BE YOURSELF MORE WITH SKILL

54 Gareth Jones 2011 Inspirational Tensions Show strength but reveal weakness Be yourself but conform enough Get close but keep your distance Be authentic but be prepared to be a role player

55 Gareth Jones 2011 The price and prize of leadership

56 Gareth Jones 2011 What authentic leaders do Sense situations Read - and rewrite – the context Identify – get close but keep your distance Reveal difference - know and show yourself enough Reveal weakness Communicate with care Conform enough Practice what you preach Keep a common thread Be comfortable with origins

57 Gareth Jones 2011 What you can do now Crucibles of experience Sources of replenishment Gain perspective Get feedback Don’t try to be perfect Being good v being great Customize your development Are you in the right place to express your authentic self?

58 Gareth Jones 2011 Balancing authenticity and skill High Low Authenticity Skill Maverick Effective Leader Unaware and clumsy Phoney

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61 Leading in a downturn Don’t claim to know the future – but articulate a vision/values (integrity and optimism) Understand the politics – but remain above them Focus on task (speed) – but build cohesion (keep talking and listening) Identify with the troops – but be prepared to be apart Remain steadfast – but adapt, be nimble Admit mistakes – and say sorry where necessary


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