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1 The Fifth Leadership Skill Col Harry LeBoeuf, USAF (ret)

2 Execute

3 I would rate the overall execution across our organization as: A) Great B) Good C) Fair D) Poor

4 “A good plan violently executed today is better than a perfect plan next week.” General George S. Patton, Jr. WWII Commander

5 “Vision without execution is an hallucination.” Thomas Edison Inventor

6 Two Keys to Execution 1.Delegate 2.Emancipate

7 Delegate Delegate Quiz: Each of you determine the best answer to each of the following six questions…

8 1. Delegating a task means: a. getting somebody else to do your work. b. giving someone your responsibility. c. appointing another to act in your behalf. d. allowing an employee to take over for you in your job.

9 1. Delegating a task means: a. getting somebody else to do your work. b. giving someone your responsibility. c. appointing another to act in your behalf. d. allowing an employee to take over for you in your job.

10 2. The ultimate goal of delegation is to: a. grow your employee’s skills. b. eliminate clutter from your desk. c. give you more free time. d. test your ability to tolerate stress and ambiguity.

11 2. The ultimate goal of delegation is to: a. grow your employee’s skills. b. eliminate clutter from your desk. c. give you more free time. d. test your ability to tolerate stress and ambiguity.

12 3. The first step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

13 3. The first step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

14 4. The second step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

15 4. The second step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

16 5. The third step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

17 5. The third step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

18 6. The fourth step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

19 6. The fourth step in good delegation is: a. choose the right person. b. choose the right task. c. set delegation checkpoints. d. communicate with the person.

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21 Monkey Management What is a Monkey? Any task that requires Action. Who’s got the Monkey? The person who decides to make the Next Move.

22 Monkey Truths Many well-meaning bosses proudly go on Monkey Round-ups! Monkeys are tricky and can disguise themselves as “Boss, We’ve got a problem.” When bosses accept an employee’s monkey, they then become subordinate to the employee.

23 Monkey Truths Monkey’s sleep just as soundly on the backs of Employees. Monkeys need to be with their rightful owners. o If the task is yours, then you have two choices: keep it or Delegate it. o If the task belongs to the employee, give it Back.

24 The Care & Feeding of Monkeys Rule #1: Monkeys should be fed or Shot. Rule #2: The monkey population should be kept below the Maximum number the manager has time to feed. Rule #3: Monkeys should be fed by Appointment only. Rule #4: Monkeys should be fed face-to-face or by telephone but never my mail or .

25 Two Keys to Execution 1.Delegate 2.Emancipate

26 Emancipate Def: Giving people the Freedom to Succeed.

27 Brainstorm 10 Reasons Leaders Don’t Emancipate

28 Goal of Emancipation Goal of emancipation is NOT to completely eliminate bureaucracy, but to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy!

29 Key Emancipation Question NOT: How Much control do I need? Is: How Little control do I need?

30 Leader’s Emancipation Mindset Give people freedom to experiment Shift from forcing compliance to inspiring excellence Shift from preventing failures to maximizing successes Create freedom from bureaucracy Encourage challenges of the status-quo Give everyone input in to making it happen

31 Leader’s Role in Execution 1.Guide 2.Inspect 3.Redirect

32 My Action Plan List 2-3 actions to take your Executing To a Higher Level.

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