What is traditional leadership? tra·di·tion noun \tr ə - ˈ di-sh ə n\: a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time lead·er·ship noun \ ˈ l ē -d ə r- ˌ ship\: a position as a leader of a group, organization, etc. : the time when a person holds the position of leader : the power or ability to lead other people
Traditional Leaders Need Not Apply.
THE INTERNSHIP First Choice: First Choice: Second Choice: Second Choice:
PERKS 2014 Fortune Magazine “Best Company to Work For” Free cafes Funky offices Game play Free massages Onsite medical & wellness facilities Education benefits
What does it take to get a job at Google?
LASZLO BOCK SR. Vice President People Operations, Google
LASZLO BOCK “is leadership – in particular emergent leadership as opposed to traditional leadership”
EMERGENT LEADERSHIP Is Not: Based on your G.P.A. Contingent on where you matriculated from as a undergraduate or graduate student HR/ brainteaser performance A job title Is: A product of Big Data
What is emergent leadership? Emergent leadership is a type of leadership in which a group member is not appointed or elected to the leadership role; rather, leadership develops over time as a result of the group's interaction. The most successful companies are focused on this new type of leader to add value to their organizations. 8/27/14
MARCUS LUTRELL Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit
Pelé A Sports Legend: Scored 1281 goals in 1363 games 4 World Cups: 1958, 1962,1966,1970 Guinness World Record Holder
Pelé But you were never a team captain. “Listen, I don’t need to be captain. If we have another player as captain, then there are two leaders in the game.” -Interview with Harvard Business Review, 2014
ED CATMULL A computer science genius: Hand, 1973 Ph.D.1974 Invented “Z-Buffer”
ED CATMULL Ed’s Goal: Create the 1 st computer animated film
ED CATMULL “But we want you to teach computer science,” my interviewers would say. No companies or universities shared Ed’s goal.
ED CATMULL What if Ed just taught computer science?
EMERGENT LEADERSHIP So what are the common characteristics?
EMERGENT LEADERSHIP Emergent Leader’s utilize the following characteristics: 1. Be passionate 2. Embrace learning 3. Connect the dots 4. Create value 5. Communicate
1.) BE PASSIONATE “For people who are successful, the job is never done. Everyday you wake up and think ‘I CAN DO BETTER.’ Evaluating where you are, where you’re going. And the problem is you are never where you want to be.” Mickey Drexler, CEO
2.) EMBRACE LEARNING Institute of Medicine (2010) Calling for 80% of the nursing workforce to hold a bachelor’s degree by Better patient outcomes 2. Lower mortality rates 3. Reduced failure to rescue Source: AACN, 2011
3.) CONNECT THE DOTS “You can’t connect the dots looking forward: you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Steve Jobs
4.) CREATE VALUE Bob Gore W.L. Gore & Company Providing high-value products that enhance the quality of life.
5.) COMMUNICATE “Larry, now that you’re CEO will you start wearing a suit?” Default to open.
Emergent Leadership Reflection Emergent leadership is a type of leadership in which a group member is not appointed or elected to the leadership role; rather, leadership develops over time as a result of the group's interaction. The most successful companies are focused on this new type of leader to add value to their organizations. 8/27/14
What is emergent leadership? French writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.