Presentation on theme: "Week 5 Lecture Dr. Jim Lloyd. The Leadership Challenge Leadership isn’t about personality, it is about behavior The exemplary leadership practices grounded."— Presentation transcript:
The Leadership Challenge Leadership isn’t about personality, it is about behavior The exemplary leadership practices grounded in research Began in 1983 Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart
Key Points to: Model the Way Clarify Values & Set the Example People follow the person first and then the play…why? Credibility—DWYSYWD Determine your guiding principles…what are your values? What is the “great” Let people know what you believe—open your heart Forge values around common principles & ideals QUESTION—how did the Bank America guy accomplish this?
Intro Points to: Inspire a Shared Vision Imagine “the way it ought to be” and begin to try and articulate what that looks like “leaders live their lives backwards”—what does that mean? Commanding versus Inspiring? Enlisting others Dialogue, not a monologue How can you find out what your constituents’ dreams are? Articulate the vision at every opportunity Explain the vision Why should others follow? How can they help? What does this mean for them?
Key Points to: Challenge the Process Experiment and take calculated risks Leaders search for opportunities to innovate, grow and improve Leaders are the patrons and adopters of innovation How is this like the Adaptive Challenge we’ve talked about? How can you be a pioneer?
Key Points to: Enabling Others to Act “I” instead of “we” Collaboration and building trust—how does this fit into the DLT and BLT concepts that were discussed in OLAC? P. 21—”not hoarding power”—how does this fit in with “Defined Autonomy?” How can you turn constituents into leaders themselves?
Key Points to: Encourage the Heart Genuine recognition of contributions What impact does this sort of thing have on culture and how constituents feel towards the organization?
Credibility The foundation of leadership What do people look for? Original study had 75,000 people Honest Forward-Looking Inspiring Competent These characteristics solidified the 5 Leadership Characteristics
Honesty Ethical…principled…integrity…character People don’t want to be lied to or deceived When you follow someone who has been dubbed dishonest, you feel as though you have compromised yourself Closely tied to values and ethics.
Forward-Looking Vision…dream…goal…calling Sense of direction and concern for future of the organization Must be clear and people must be able to connect to it. How can you as a leader exemplify this characteristic through your day to day actions?
Competent Track record…get things done…guide organization How can you as an administrator demonstrate competence on a day to day basis?
First Law of Leadership If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message
Second Law of Leadership DWYSYWD—Do What You Say You Will Do The two operative words are “do” and “say” You need to clarify what you believe in (your values) and be an example of those values to others.