4 CANOE THEORY Think of your organization as a long canoe. The canoe has a destination.Everyone in the canoe has a seat and a paddle.Everyone is expected to use their paddle.Those who won’t paddle have to get out of the canoe.Those who prevent others from paddling have to re-adjust or get out of the canoe.The canoe theory understands crisis.The canoe theory says you have the right to be happy.
5 BUILT TO LASTPreserve the CoreStimulate Progress
9 GOOD TO GREAT (Collins, 2001) The Flywheel Concept:Level 5 LeadershipFirst Who..Then WhatConfront the Brutal FactsThe Hedgehog ConceptCulture of DisciplineTechnology Accelerators
10 Core Ingredients of Learning Organizations Mental Models – everyone sets aside old ways of thinking.Personal Mastery - everyone becomes self-aware and open to others.Systems Thinking – everyone learns how the whole organization works.Shared Vision – everyone understands and agrees to a plan of action.Team Learning – everyone works together to accomplish the plan.
12 Bananas in the Organization ExerciseWe tried that and it didn’t work.We don’t do it that way here.Mary is the only one who can do that so…..
13 Five Practices of Leadership (Kouzes and Posner, 1987) Model the WayInspire a Shared VisionChallenge the ProcessEnable Others to ActEncourage the Heart
14 Model the Way Guiding Principles Values Find Your Own Voice Open-up Your Heart
15 Inspire a Shared Vision See What ‘Can Be’Have PassionEnlist OthersKnow Your PeopleCannot command commitment only inspire it
16 Challenge the Process Be a ‘Pioneer’ Be willing to step into the unknownBe an ‘Early Adopter’Be a ‘Learner’
17 Enable Others to Act Build Trust Acid Test: ‘We’ versus ‘I’ Share PowerTeamworkMentor
18 Encourage the Heart Celebrate Achievements Rally ‘heart’ and ‘minds’? Create a Spirit of CommunityCaught ‘ya’s
19 Parable of the BambooIt takes patience and discipline to develop and empower people; in fact, it’s like growing bamboo. Once the seed is planted, you must water it daily for four years before the tree breaks ground – then it grows 60 feet in 90 days! Executives who nurture people can get similar results…How, you ask, can such rapid growth be possible? It results from the miles of roots that develop in those first four years. Preparing people to perform is the task of leadership.
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