Presentation on theme: "Earn Your Stripes and Lead from the Heart Carl Harness Assistant County Administrator, Pinellas County FCCMA Past President."— Presentation transcript:
Earn Your Stripes and Lead from the Heart Carl Harness Assistant County Administrator, Pinellas County FCCMA Past President
An offer you can’t refuse: The Godfather
Fastcompany.com | Lydia Dishman | 4/2/12 ► Five essential leadership lessons from The Godfather Build a powerful community Hold people accountable Don’t get emotional Be decisive Spend time with your family
Likert – Four Leadership Styles ► Exploitative Authoritative Top-down authority using threats for motivation ► Benevolent Authoritative Master - servant ► Consultative System Some teamwork and participation ► Participative System Organization-wide participation
Leading from the heart?
Why do we exist as leaders? ► Create an environment of community ► Help employees reach their potential ► Help the organization succeed Managing from the Heart by Bracey, Rosenblum, Sanford and Trueblood
Leading from the heart ► Need to define good leadership James Autry “The Art of Caring Leadership” ► Inherent power comes with the position ► Work to gain respect ► Keep your commitments ► Be aware of how decisions impact others
Why do we exist as leaders?
Personal leadership principles ► Self-confidence ► Integrity ► Be fair-minded and respectful ► Persistent ► Supportive ► Compassionate
Building a foundation for leadership ► New leaders need to know “gate keepers” ► Good leaders think of others first ► Use words as a powerful tool ► Use compassion and sensitivity ► Promote ownership ► Lead by example ► Create respect
Lead by example…
My advice for career leadership ► Secure strong mentors ► Work to build relationships ► Never dismiss an opportunity ► Establish a solid reputation ► Make yourself marketable ► Maintain a sense of balance
Why do we exist as leaders? ► Bring out the best in our staff