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1 The Air Force Leader 1

2 Overview Leadership Defined Traits of Effective Leaders Responsibilities of Effective Leaders Preview of Leadership Topics 2

3 Leadership -- What is it? “The presence of an influence relationship between two or more persons.” Hollander and Julian,

4 Leadership -- What is it? The process by which an agent induces a subordinate to behave in a desired manner Bennis,

5 Leadership -- What is it? An interpersonal relationship in which others comply because they want to, not because they have to. Merton, 1959; Hogan, Curphy and Hogan,

6 Leadership -- What is it? Transforming followers, creating visions of the goals they may obtain, and articulating the ways they may obtain those goals. Bass, 1985; Tichy and Devanna,

7 Directing and coordinating the work of group members. Fielder, Leadership -- What is it?

8 Creating and environment in which good people can accomplish great things. General John Michael Loh 8

9 Leadership -- What is it? The process of influencing an organized group toward accomplishing its goal. Roach and Behling,

10 Leadership -- What is it? The leader’s job is to create conditions for the team to be effective. Ginnett,

11 Leaders versus Managers Managers control; leaders inspire Managers have a shot-term view; leaders, a long-term view Managers ask how and when; leaders ask what and how Managers imitate; leaders originate Managers accept the status quo; leaders challenge it 11

12 Leaders versus Managers Managers do things right; leaders do the right thing Managers are rational; leaders are emotional Managers lead with their head; leaders lead with their heart Managers administer; leaders innovate Managers maintain; leaders develop 12

13 Traits of Effective Leaders Caring Flexible Positive Enthusiastic Assertive 13

14 Traits of Effective Leaders Loyalty Integrity Decisiveness Selflessness Energy Commitment 14

15 Leadership Skills Organized Communicates well Solves problems Takes care of people Sets the example 15

16 Leadership Responsibilities Maintain absolute integrity Know his/her stuff Declare his/her expectations Show uncommon commitment Expect positive results Take care of people Put duty before self Get out in front 16

17 Leadership Principles Take care of your people Motivate Know the job Know yourself Set the example Communicate Equip your troops Accept responsibility Develop teamwork Be a follower Educate yourself and others 17

18 Preview of Leadership Topics Air Force Core Values Team Building Communication Skills Managing Diversity 18

19 Summary Leadership Defined Traits of Effective Leaders Responsibilities of Effective Leaders Preview of Leadership Topics 19

20 I ask our players to follow three basic rules. Do what is right. Do your very best. Treat others like you'd like to be treated. Those rules answer the three basic questions we ask of every player, and every player asks of us. The questions are: Can I trust you? Are you committed? Do you care about me? 20 Coach Lou Holtz Former Head Coach University of South Carolina


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