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1 Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-1 Leading for the Long Haul Thriving in the Chaos of Change: A Toolkit for Leaders

2 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-2 Potential Pitfalls of Leadership Personal sacrifice/burnout Exaggerated sense of responsibility Temptation of martyrdom Always seeming to fail someone Getting lost in the weeds

3 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-3 Potential Pitfalls of Leadership Relying on charisma Isolation/lone warrior Overwhelming passion De-energized by setbacks and failures Loss of perspective Forgetting where you started

4 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY What to Expect Criticism Scapegoating Dismissal …..

5 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-5 A Tool Kit for Leaders* Finding a Sanctuary Listening to Self Trusting Your Gut Distinguishing Self from Role Externalizing the Conflict

6 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-6 A Tool Kit for Leaders* Having Partners – allies & confidants Having Mentors Preserving a Sense of Purpose *Terms from R. A. Heifetz (1998), Leadership Without Easy Answers, and refined by Leadership Academy faculty for system of care development.

7 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-7 A Tool Kit for Leaders Finding a Sanctuary Place or way Restore Replenish Refresh

8 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-8 A Tool Kit for Leaders Listening to Self Personal balcony Self-examination Reflective review

9 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-9 A Tool Kit for Leaders Trusting Your Gut Know yourself (vision and values) Trust yourself Know your boundaries

10 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY A Tool Kit for Leaders Distinguishing Self from Role Self-assessment of the need for power, influence, and control Overwork and over- inflation of self Balancing passion & adoration Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-10

11 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-11 A Tool Kit for Leaders Externalizing the Conflict Avoid personalization Keep the issue on the table Stay focused on the work Acknowledge conflict

12 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY A Tool Kit for Leaders Having Partners - Allies –Have common interest –Have personal investment –Many needed to accomplish the work –Short or long term - task focused Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-12

13 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY A Tool Kit for Leaders Having Partners -Confidants –Share one’s whole self –Entrust all of who you are –No personal or professional investment –Serve as a source of feedback –Long term relationship Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-13

14 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-14 A Tool Kit for Leaders Having Mentors Have greater knowledge, skills and experience Provide guidance, support, and wisdom Have a stake in our success Have our best interests at heart

15 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-15 A Tool Kit for Leaders Having Allies, Confidants & Mentors 1.Was it difficult to identify allies and confidants? 2.Was it easy to differentiate between them? 3.What was a critical characteristic that assisted you in identifying your mentor?

16 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Communities Can! Leadership Academy Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development 8-16 A Tool Kit for Leaders Preserving a Sense of Purpose Internal inspiration Find the values to make risk-taking meaningful Put setbacks and failures in perspective

17 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY “The measure of success is not that we have difficult problems to face, just that it’s not the same problem we had last year.” John Foster Dulles

18 © 2010 NATIONAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY For additional information about Leadership Development Opportunities contact: Ellen B. Kagen, MSW Leadership Consulting


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