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1 Discovering Your Own Leadership Style Bart Bolton Lifetime Learning August 9, 2011

2 4/27/20152Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership is the principal factor between ordinary and extraordinary performance. Best practice research Best practice research Current focus of IT leaders Current focus of IT leaders Recent leadership authors Recent leadership authors

3 4/27/20153Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning A Leader is... One who has followers. One who has followers. Different from a manager. Different from a manager. Found at all levels of an organization. Found at all levels of an organization. Also a follower. Also a follower.

4 A Real Leader A real leader is one you WANT to follow and not one you HAVE to follow. A real leader is one you WANT to follow and not one you HAVE to follow. 4/27/20154Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning

5 4/27/20155Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Myths You need charisma to be a leader. You need charisma to be a leader. You have to be an extrovert to be a leader. You have to be an extrovert to be a leader. Leaders are born not created. Leaders are born not created.

6 4/27/20156Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Lao Tzu’s “The Art of War” “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, Not so good when people obey and acclaim him, Worse when they despise him, But of a good leader, who talks little, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will say: We did it ourselves.”

7 4/27/20157Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Max DePree’s “Leadership is an Art” “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor…Leaders don’t inflict pain; they bear pain.”

8 4/27/20158Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Warren Bennis’s “On Becoming a Leader” “…followers need from their leaders three basic qualities: –They want direction –They want trust –They want hope.”

9 4/27/20159Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning NE RLF 1995 “ A manager uses a map to determine the direction in which to go and a leader uses a compass.”

10 4/27/201510Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning John Kotter’s “A Force for Change” Leadership Leadership –Establishing Direction –Aligning People –Motivating & Inspiring Management –Planning & Budgeting –Organizing & Staffing –Controlling & Problem Solving

11 4/27/201511Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Style Varies by individual Varies by individual Consists of over 60 components Consists of over 60 components Has no universal or “right way” Has no universal or “right way”

12 4/27/201512Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Fundamentals Self awareness Self awareness Personal values Personal values Integrity & character Integrity & character Genuine care of people Genuine care of people Personal credibility Personal credibility Holistic viewpoint Holistic viewpoint Continuous learning Continuous learning

13 4/27/201513Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Characteristics Passion Passion Initiative Initiative Intelligence Intelligence Innovation Innovation Flexibility Flexibility Enthusiasm Enthusiasm Trustworthy Trustworthy Decisiveness Decisiveness Sense of urgency Persistence Consistency Conciseness Incisiveness Energy Hopeful

14 4/27/201514Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Practices Life balance Life balance Creativity Creativity Ambiguity Ambiguity Diversity Diversity Use of humor Use of humor Business orientation Risk taking Ethics Cultures Empowerment

15 4/27/201515Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Practices continued Use of power Use of power Motivation Motivation Spirituality Spirituality Globalization Globalization Leadership Development Leadership Development Systems thinking Results oriented Follower-ship Entrepreneur-ship Relaxation Loyalty

16 4/27/201516Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Skills Teambuilding Teambuilding Listening Listening Facilitating Facilitating Managing projects Managing projects Managing change Managing change Resolving conflicts Consulting Selling/marketing Presenting Creating visions & missions

17 4/27/201517Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Leadership Skills continued Relationship building Relationship building Negotiating Negotiating Mentoring/coaching Mentoring/coaching Story-telling Story-telling Interviewing Interviewing Communicating Learning the business Setting a direction Strategizing Giving feedback

18 4/27/201518Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Your Leadership Style: A Lego Model 7 Fundamentals 7 Fundamentals 15 Characteristics 15 Characteristics 21 Practices 21 Practices 20 Skills 20 Skills 63 Components 63 Components

19 4/27/ Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Welcome to Leading with Style I challenge you to: Develop your own leadership style Develop your own leadership style Build your personal model Build your personal model Enjoy your journey! Enjoy your journey!

20 4/27/201520Bart Bolton – Lifetime Learning Questions & Clarifications


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