Leadership What is a leader? Who is a leader? Can I be a leader?
The student will be able to: Discuss leadership orally, leaving no gaps or overlays List traits of effective leaders orally, with near accuracy Explain leadership style and contrast three styles with no errors Name three misunderstandings about leadership with no errors Contrast leadership with power and management according to the power point projection
Leadership Leadership is a relationship where influence is given to meet individual or group goals.
A leader A leader is a person who helps an individual or a group of individuals in achieving their goals. A leader does not always have to be the president, or the elected leader. It may be an active leader of the group, or someone who reaches out to help another person. A follower A follower is an individual who follows the ideas, goals, or tasks of a leader. Followers are developed by working together to identify goals and strategies for achieving the goals.
REMEMBER … If there are no followers, there are no leaders. If roles are not understood, the group will not operate effectively!!
LEADERSHIP THE WAY A LEADER LEADS IS IMPORTANT. SHOW RESPECT FOR OTHERS - LISTEN WHEN THEY TALK & SHOW SINCERE INTEREST.
Traits of Effective Leaders Know strengths and weaknesses Hard working Self confidant Speak effectively in front of people Follow directions Think logically Make decisions Solve problems Trustworthy Listen effectively Understand the needs of others Respect people of other backgrounds
Autocratic Style An autocratic leader is directive and makes decisions for an individual or group. Being autocratic does not mean the leader is coercive. The leaders usually provide direction and make decisions.
Laissez-faire Style A Laissez-faire leader gives others a major role in making decisions. They recognize that involving group in the decision-making process is important. They often realize that group members are in a better position to make a decision.
Democratic Style A democratic leader selects a style between autocratic and laissez- faire. Democratic leaders recognize the importance of participation by members, but retain part of the decision-making responsibility.
LEADERSHIP STYLES AUTOCRATIC (DICTATORSHIP) : LEADER HAS COMPLETE AUTHORITY AND CONTROL LAISSEZ-FAIRE: LEADER EXERTS LITTLE INFLUENCE OR CONTROL DEMOCRATIC: ENTIRE GROUP SHARES IN DECISION MAKING
LEADERSHIP STYLES NO ONE APPROACH IS RIGHT FOR ALL LEADERS AND THE MOST EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES USE ASPECTS OF ALL THREE OF THESE STYLES.
LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP INVOLVES SKILLS THAT ARE LEARNABLE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE BORN KNOWING HOW TO LEAD.
LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK SHARING LEADERSHIP, RECOGNITION, SATISFACTION, & THE FEELING OF POWER THAT ACCOMPANIES TEAMWORK ENSURES THAT ALL THE RESOURCES OF THE GROUP WILL BE USED PRODUCTIVELY.
LEADERSHIP AS SERVICE EVERYONE IN THE GROUP SHOULD HELP TO: ACCOMPLISH THE TASK RESOLVE INTERNAL GROUP PROBLEMS WORK TOGETHER EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHER MEMBERS IN THE GROUP
GOOD LEADERS INVOLVE EVERYONE IN BUILDING AND MAINTAINING THE GROUP. GIVES OWNERSHIP & SUPPORT VIEW LEADERSHIP AS SERVICE TO DEVELOP TRUST AND ACCOMPLISH TASKS. HELP THE GROUP DEAL WITH INTERNAL CONFLICTS. ACCEPT AND MOVE ON TO TASK
GOOD LEADERS MAY BE: FACILITATOR CONSULTANT ADVISOR OBSERVER PARTICIPANT TEACHER Anyone
ABILITY TO PERFORM NOT WILLING / NOT ABLE: MEMBERS DON’T WANT TO DO THE JOB, NOR DO THEY KNOW HOW TO DO IT WILLING / NOT ABLE: ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE TASK, BUT NOT REALLY SURE HOW TO CARRY IT OUT
ABILITY TO PERFORM (CONT.) NOT WILLING / ABLE: MEMBERS HAVE ALL THE KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS NECESSARY, BUT AREN’T INTERESTED IN APPLYING THAT KNOWLEDGE WILLING / ABLE: KNOW HOW TO DO THE JOB & ARE MOTIVATED TO APPLY THEMSELVES
HAZARDS OF LEADERSHIP LOVE THE POWER OF “BEING IN CHARGE” BECOME EGOTISTIC FAIL TO LISTEN TO OTHERS W/ EXPERIENCE
HAZARDS OF LEADERSHIP (CONT.) TRY TOO HARD GET INVOLVED IN TOO MANY THINGS AT ONE TIME FAIL TO ORGANIZE FRUSTRATION FROM DISAPPOINTMENT IN OTHERS IN THE GROUP
Six Misconceptions Leaders are born, not made Leadership comes from positions in the group Leaders make all decisions for the group All leaders are popular and charismatic Leadership is power Leadership is management
An effective leader must have command of a broad range of skills in order to bring the group to the successful completion of its goals. Leadership tip
TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP MATCH THE TASK TO THE CAPABILITIES FO THE PERSON INVOLVE DIFFERENT PEOPLE DON’T DICTATE - DELEGATE. MONITOR PROGRESS CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE PLANS & PERSONS EVALUATE THE TASK EXPRESS APPRECIATION
LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE MAKE DECISIONS THAT ENHANCE THE ENTIRE GROUP RATHER THAN YOURSELF REALIZE YOU ALSO HAVE A SUPERIOR
LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE EXAMPLE OF FAIR PLAY, INTEGRITY & DEPENDABILITY GENUINELY LISTENS TO THE NEEDS, FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS OF MEMBERS, NOT JUST A SELECT FEW
LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE UNDERSTAND THAT LEADERSHIP IS NOT A GLORY POSITION, BUT A RESPONSIBILITY POSITION BE WILLING TO ROLL UP SLEEVES & HELP WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH
LEADERSHIP ETIQUETTE KNOWS THAT WITHOUT THE WORK, SUPPORT & DEDICATION OF ALL MEMBERS, THE ORGANIZAITON WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL SACRIFICE PERSONAL GLORY & RECOGNITION TO SHARE W/ ALL FOLLOWERS