2 Leading Down Leaders interact with followers Influencing team Identify members needs and characteristicsHelping team accomplish their goals
3 Think About It What is your role as a Link Leader? How do you lead your Link Crew?
4 Leading Laterally Leader works with peer leaders Peer Leader: Person at same “level” as you, whom you have no official authority overHow does it help to recognize who peer leaders are?Help you vs. work against you
5 Think About ItBesides your fellow Link Leaders, list four peer leaders you have and the teams/groups they are associated with
6 Common Mistakes Misunderstanding direction of influence Importance Who has more influence?Are you leading up, down, or laterallyImportancePlug your team into resources and support
7 Common Mistakes Failing to estimate the influence of peer leaders Each team/leader compete for common resourcesImportanceKnow what others want to ensure you get what you want
8 Common Mistakes Competing against peer leaders Importance Making enemies of your team drains time and resourcesImportanceAvoid conflictAvoid peer leaders from influencing others against you/your team
9 Effective Lateral Leading Approach peer leader with respect & honorYou don’t what them to feel you’re talking down to themCreate a connectionKnow peer leaders by namePeople like to help their friends
10 Effective Lateral Leading Look for win-win solutionsHelp peer leaders accomplish their goalsBe flexible with your goals/needs
11 Think About It What are other benefits of leading laterally? Describe a realistic situation where you would lead laterally
12 Leading Up Leader influences those with more power Often adultsRequires researching those above youRequires creating a plan/strategy
13 Think About ItConsider your current activity you are planning. Who are people above you that you might need to influence in order for your event to succeed?
14 How to Lead Up What is your vision/goals? People above you what to know:What are you trying to doWhat do you need
15 How to Lead Up Who has the power? Who has the resources you need? Who can influence their peer leaders?
16 How to Lead Up How do you connect with the person above you? Does the person have a “gatekeeper”?Secretary, staff member, friend, family member, etc.Develop a relationship with the “gatekeeper”
17 Think About ItConsider your current activity you are planning. Who might be the gatekeepers for the people above you are trying to access?
18 Common Mistakes Going over a person above you May make an enemy for laterThey use their influence against youPerson above you feels usedTry to think of the person’s needs/interestsOffer something in returnDon’t lie or mislead the person
19 Common Mistakes Not introducing peer leaders to those above you Peer leaders may work against you if you find more successPeer leaders may help you with a connection in the future
20 ReflectionThink of the current activity your team is planning. Describe (a paragraph for each) how you will successfully:Lead DownLead LaterallyLead Up