Presentation on theme: "Building Better Relationships at Work GROWTH PLANNING EXEC COACHING STAFF ENGAGEMENT MANAGING CHANGE PEOPLE ORGANISATION AND DEVELOPMENT INTERIM MANAGEMENT."— Presentation transcript:
Building Better Relationships at Work GROWTH PLANNING EXEC COACHING STAFF ENGAGEMENT MANAGING CHANGE PEOPLE ORGANISATION AND DEVELOPMENT INTERIM MANAGEMENT
Are you a leader? Leadership (you) = relationship x followership
Who are you?
Leadership - why bother? Some of the benefits to you: –Self-confidence –Stretch and growth –Motivated workforce –Greater work life balance –Reduced stress –More time for anything else you consider important in life (family, interests) –Spin off benefits on society (happier workers, happier people)
Leadership versus management
Managers manage things; leaders manage people? Leaders set a new direction, managers manage towards an existing goal? Management is mostly about processes; leadership is mostly about behaviour?
Leadership versus management 1.Can a leader also be a manager? 2.Does a manager always have to be a leader? 3.Can someone who isn’t a manager be a leader?
Who’s the daddy?
Building Better Relationships at Work Part 1: What does it take to be a leader? Part 2: Many styles of leader Part 3: It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4…
What does it take to be a leader? PART 1
How not to lead!
Recipe for Leadership Soup
Put it another way… “Emotional Intelligence” Self Awareness –Understands own emotions, abilities, positive and self confident Managing yourself –Self-control, trustworthy, conscientious, flexible, driven, takes initiative Being aware of others’ needs –Empathy, aware of currents, customer-focussed Social skills –Visionary leadership, influence, developing others, communicates, catalyst for change, manages conflict, building relationships
Emotional Intelligence (EI) 87% of leaders with high EI were in top third of annual bonus Their divisions surpassed target by 15% to 20% Divisions run by leaders lacking EI underperformed by about 20% (David McLelland, Harvard)
OK, but how does this help you lead? Being clear –If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else Being prepared Keeping an open mind Being sincere Being positive and encouraging
The many faces of leadership PART 2
Leadership has many faces
Leadership styles StyleCharacteristics Commanding“Do as I say!” Pace setting“Do as I do and do it now!” Visionary“Come with me.” Coaching“Try this.” Affiliative“People come first” Democratic“What do you think?”
When to use them “Do what I say!” (Commanding) –Business turnaround, natural disaster “Do as I do and do it now!” (Pace setting) –Highly skilled and motivated workers “Come with me” (Visionary) –Business is drifting “Try This” (Coaching) –Employees know they need to improve but resist change “People come first” (Affiliative) –Building morale, increasing team performance “What do you think” (Democratic) –Building flexibility
Be flexible in your leadership style Effective leaders match their style to the situation What they say and do resonates with others They combine different styles to get the best result
…and the R.E.S.T. Respect Empathy Sincerity Thanks
Your step-by-step guide to being a great leader PART 3
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4… 1.What’s your vision? 2.Get your people on side 3.Get your plan 4.Measure progress and performance
STEP 1 What’s your vision? Imagine your world as you want to see it –Do what you like doing –Do what you’re good at Think about what’s important to YOU! –This helps you be FLEXIBLE! Where are the OPPORTUNITIES to take advantage of your strengths / abilities?
STEP 2 Get your people on side Who’s in your team? –Get to know them personally –Practise the REST! Respect, empathy, sincerity, thanks Sell your vision –Sell the benefits Ask them where are we now – areas to be addressed? –Be inclusive Ask them what we need to do to get where we need to be? –Generates ownership and motivation
STEP 3 Make it happen You need a plan! What do you need to change? –Measurable objectives –People structure –Clear roles (job descriptions) Make it MEASURABLE and ACHIEVABLE! Specific tasks, owners, deadlines
STEP 4 What gets measured gets done Will you achieve your vision? –Suitable MEASURES –Review these regularly and often Do your people understand what’s needed? –Job descriptions, performance measures, performance reviews, personal development
It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4… 1.What’s your VISION? 2.Get your people on side 3.Make it happen 4.What gets measured gets done …and remember to practise the REST!
Who are Business Doctors? Planning your growth Helping you develop as a leader / manager Organising, motivating and developing your staff Getting hands-on to help you make the changes happen
Final thoughts… “If you don’t create your reality, your reality will create you” (Lizzie West, b.1973, American singer-songwriter and social campaigner) “The workplace should primarily be an incubator for the human spirit.” (Anita Rodick, founder and CEO of The Body Shop)