Presentation on theme: "So You Want to be a Leader? EASFAA Conference May 2014."— Presentation transcript:
So You Want to be a Leader? EASFAA Conference May 2014
Objectives Examine the meaning of “leadership” Discuss 5 levels of becoming a successful leader Examine the path to excellent leadership
Definitions Manager - responsible for administrative and supervisory directions Leader - influences/motivates others
The Difference Leaders are also managers Managers are never leaders….
What is a Leader? Attributes Leaders are not born, they are made! Leaders are in a constant mode of learning Leaders lead people, managers manage widgets Vocation Leadership has nothing to do with your career path or success. Leadership is about relationships with self and others.
Noteworthy “ Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Unknown “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy “If you think you are leading but no one is following, then you are only on a walk.” John C. Maxwell “Leadership is accepting people where they are, then taking somewhere.” C.W. Perry
Becoming a Leader It is a process and it is very personal! While a good leader must understand themselves first, it is always about advancing your team, not yourself! It is a verb not a noun…..
Becoming a Leader ● Have a vision ● Communicate your vision ● Motivate/influence ● Accept responsibility ● Commit to lifelong learning
Becoming a Leader “To thine ownself be true”…. Shakespeare Engage informal leaders - proxies Bring them into your circle of confidence Learn and emulate
Developing Self- Confidence ●Become a “silent leader” ●Be an unselfish teacher/supporter ● Develop your expertise ● Think and act positively
You Know You are a Leader When… The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential By John C. Maxwell PinnacleRespect PeopleReproduction ProductionResults PermissionRelationship PositionRights
Your Position – Level One Your title (not you) makes others follow because you are THE BOSS. You have little or no influence over others Your team follows you because they have to….
Your Permission – Level Two Relationship based Trust is developing You know more about your team on a professional and personal level More positive environment Your team follows because they want to!
Production – Level Three Because you developed trust from the team, they become more productive. You are able to influence others. You gain credibility. When morale improves, so does productivity. You are an agent of change.
People Development – Level Four You empower others. You help others realize their leadership possibilities. In other words, reproduce your own path of leadership development for others. More investment in your team results in greater performance by them. Loyalty
Pinnacle – Level Five Requires skill, expertise, effort and intention! It helps to be instinctively comfortable in unnatural and difficult situations. You are creating your legacy! You are respected by the team, institution and peers. It’s all about your reputation….
Level 5 Leader Levels 1 – 4 remain integral throughout your leadership. One level does not replace another but rather supports the ascent to the next. You are building leadership from the ground up.
The FAO – Level One Your have the title but little else. You must redesign and retrofit the office personnel and process to reflect the institution’s vision through your eyes.
The FAO – Level Two Your concern is broader than the latest “Dear Colleague” or Title IV regulation. You are more aware of the dynamics of your team. You develop a genuine interest in the people and things that are important to your team member. Lunch? It’s the simple things like “Thank you” or “ You did a great job taking care of that family”.
The FAO – Level Three The higher you go – the easier it gets to lead. You are asked to be part of other campus activities or meetings. Your team becomes more involved with the work beyond their job descriptions. You give 150% and your team gives 110% to work worth doing.
The FAO – Level Four Others you have mentored are recognized. You strengthen the team by recognizing specific skill sets embodied in the right attitude. You reach back into the next generation of administrators. The higher you lead, more of your skills are required. More growth is required.
The FAO – Level Five Your team is recognized throughout the institution. Your mentees are recognized for their contributions to the cause. You worked on this every day and rely on your experience (both successes and failures) to guide your continued growth. Other leaders seek your good counsel.
John C. Maxwell “ Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.”
What Motivates Others? Achievement Ownership Power Affiliation Autonomy Esteem Recognition Safety/Security Equity
Leadership Styles Directing – Level One Coaching – Level Two Supporting – Level Three Authorizing – Level Four Delegating – Level Five
Influencing Others ● Persuade ●Negotiate ● Involve ● Support
State, Regional & National Involvement ●● VOLUNTEER ● Be actively involved ● Practice leadership skills