Presentation on theme: "A Legacy of Leadership: Identifying the Legacy You Want to Leave in Your Organization Presented By: Keegan Mills Assistant Director Student Leadership."— Presentation transcript:
A Legacy of Leadership: Identifying the Legacy You Want to Leave in Your Organization Presented By: Keegan Mills Assistant Director Student Leadership & Engagement
Leading from Within Leadership is a journey Exploring who you are from within
Your Story Who are you? What do you stand for and believe in? Where do you want to take your organization?
If you wouldn’t follow you, why should anyone else?
Forward-Looking Leadership Thinking about tomorrow’s world Being a custodian of the future
Forward-Looking Leadership Being more mindful of the present Stop, Look, & Listen for creative solutions to today’s problems Ask “what will we be doing after the project is completed?”
Vision Wanting improvement What does “new & improved” mean to others? It’s not just the leader’s vision, it’s the people’s vision
Inspiring a Shared Vision Examine these three statements : –I describe a compelling image of what the future could be like. –I appeal to others to share an exciting dream of the future. –I show others how their long-term interests can be realized.
Leaders are Followers, Too! What leaders should follow: –Clear values and beliefs that are consistent with their own (Consciousness of Self) –A vision of the future that they share (Common Purpose) –Creative ideas that enable the organization to make change so that the values and vision can be realized (Controversy with Civility) –Other people whose strengths and talents contribute to the enactment of the values and vision (Collaboration)
Exercise leadership everywhere by focusing on your principles and practice Listen and follow ideas of others
Leaving a Legacy Our own legacies are built on the legacies of those who have come before us and those who labor alongside us
References Kouzes, J.M. & Posner, B.Z. (2006). A leader’s legacy. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.