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3 STRATEGIC FAILURES ENRON WORLD COM LEHMAN BROTHERS BEAR-STEARNS CHRYSLER MOTORS GENERAL MOTORS BANKS, etc.,etc., etc WHY??? “FAILURE OF THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTER!!!”

4 Organizational Character Depends upon your: Purpose and Mission: Core Values:

5 Organizational Character “GENESIS” Mission: Provide compassionate, quality, health care. Values: Compassion; Trust; Innovation; Excellence

6 Your Organization must have LEADERS OF CHARACTER in order to protect your “Organizational Character”.

7 TWO TYPES OF LEADERS INFLUENCE LEADERS: Leading people over whom we have no authority. LEGITIMATE OR ASSIGNED LEADERS: have authority over the people we are leading, and have the responsibility to get the job done.

8 ROLE OF THE LEADER “TO ADD VALUE TO OTHER PEOPLE” NOTE: Not about power or control, it’s about inspiring. A leader’s nemesis: Our own sense of self- importance.

9 LEADERSHIP CharacterCompetence PHILOSOPHY OF LEADERSHIP Leadership is a blend of competence and character.

10 LEADERS I’ve learned that Leaders who are “takers” fail, and Leaders who are “givers” succeed.

11 LEADERS OF CHARACTER Courageously contribute under even the most trying circumstances. Act unselfishly and demand more from himself or herself than others would expect. Defy adversity by doing what she/he believes is right in spite of fear. He/she do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

12 CHARACTER Today we know better than to believe that Character does not count, or is not important. Experience tells us that “negative expressions of Character” such as dishonesty, or greed have real costs. But, what does that word Character really mean?

13 CHARACTER “Good CHARACTER is the life of good conduct -- right conduct in relation to other persons and in relation to one’s self.” (Aristotle) “Good CHARACTER requires the UNDERSTANDING of what is the right, fair, or good, thing to do in a given circumstance and the COURAGE to act in accordance with one’s understanding of what is right, fair, or good.

14 COURAGE Physical Courage: The quality of mind or spirit which enables us to face up to potential physical danger by doing bold and brave things.

15 COURAGE MORAL COURAGE: The quality of mind or spirit which causes us to make the tougher right decision over the easier wrong decision. MORAL COURAGE: enables us to rise above difficulty to reach new heights as a leader.

16 “REAL” COURAGE Spc. Ross McGinnis: 19 years old Cpl. Jason Dunham: 22 years old P.O. Michael Monsoor: 25 years old Sgt. Rafael Peralta: Sgt. James Witkowski: A QUESTION: WOULD YOU FALL ON A GRENADE FOR YOUR TEAMMATES??

17 ETHICS and CHARACTER Ethics: the systematic general science of right and wrong conduct, i.e. a reflective analysis of moral experience generally expressed as a Code of Ethics or the standards expected.

18 CHARACTER Character: refers to the actual patterns or expressions of conduct, which can be positive expressions of character or negative expressions.

19 PERSONAL THOUGHTS, + CHARACTER HABITS NEGATIVE OR POSITIVE CHARACTER Our CHARACTER is not a thing of favor or chance, but the natural result of continued effort in RIGHT THINKING, the effect of long association with RIGHT THOUGHTS. WORDS ACTIONS

20 Developing Our Character Plato: whose philosophy focused on ideas, and ideals, was inclined to think that CHARACTER can be taught by reading and studying.

21 Developing Our Character Aristotle: disagreed. He reasoned that moral virtue is acquired only through practice. We become: … just by doing just acts; …brave by doing brave acts. …we learn virtue by following rules of good behavior, hearing stories of virtuous people, and imitating virtuous models.

22 LEADERS Leading through vivid, living, personal example is still the best way to inspire followers. There is power in personal example.

23 DEFINITION: “INFLUENCING” Having the ability to change the ATTITUDE or behavior of others.

24 “ATTITUDE” The Carnegie Institute analyzed the records of 10,000 people and concluded that 15% of success is due to technical training. The other 85% is due to personality and the primary personality trait identified by the research is attitude.

25 ATTITUDE (Cont.) 94% of all “FORTUNE 500” executives attribute their success more to ATTITUDE than to any other basic ingredient.

26 “BAD ATTITUDE” “Bad Attitude” comes from self-centeredness or self-pity. ( “Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!”) Pity is one of the noblest emotions available to human beings, but self-pity is possibly the most ignoble. Self-pity is an incapacity that severely distorts our perception of reality.

27 A POSITIVE ATTITUDE Changing bad attitudes doesn’t require us to think less of ourselves, but to think about ourselves less. In other words to let go of our ego’s.

28 INFLUENCE LEADERSHIP INFLUENCE LEADERSHIP has less to do with POSITION than it does with disposition - or our ATTITUDE. INFLUENCE LEADERS understand that the RIGHT ATTITUDE will set the RIGHT ATMOSPHERE, which enables the RIGHT RESPONSES from others.

29 INFLUENCE LEADERSHIP (Cont.) In other words, our ATTITUDE makes the difference in influencing others. A QUESTION TO ASK OURSELVES. “ATTITUDES ARE CONTAGIOUS, IS MINE WORTH CATCHING?”

30 Who do you want protecting your ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTER? I hope you want LEADERS of CHARACTER who courageously contribute under even the most trying circumstances.

31 I hope you want LEADERS of CHARACTER who act unselfishly and demand more from himself or herself than others would expect.

32 I hope you want LEADERS of CHARACTER who defy adversity by doing what he or she believes is right, in spite of fear, in order to protect the ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTER of “Your Organization”.

33 I hope you want LEADERS OF CHARACTER who will do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

34 If you can follow, and can get enough of your people to follow, these “PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP”, and become “LEADERS OF CHARACTER”, you will make a significant contribution toward protecting your “ORGANIZATIONAL CHARACTER”. “GOOD LUCK” & “THANK YOU”

35 “THESE COLORS DON’T RUN!”


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