Unlocking Leadership Summary 24 Nov11a - ?· The ability to determine the requirement for leadership…
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Position or Choice
Nature or Nurture
Leadership is like fruit...
A definition of leadership:-
Leadership is an active, influencing relationship among leaders and followers that get results.
The old ways wont work.
Take care to get what you like,
or you will be forced to like what you get.Adapted from Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw
Active and Influencing
Leading talented people in todays world requires particular attention to the soft skills of: Communicating (vision/roles/tasks)
Fostering Collaboration (group cohesion/identity)
The soft skills are the hard skills
CIPD distinguishes the difference in leadership and management as between being more
emotional (leadership) than rational (management)
Insight as well as Foresight
Operational effectiveness means youre running the same race faster. But strategy is choosing to run a different race because its the one youve set yourself up to win.
Inspire and Get Results
Tough and Determined
A great leader remains true to their purpose and is prepared to adjust and adapt their position en route?
Purpose and Positioning
Leaders build social capital the networks, connectionsand relationships that are needed to know what is going on.
L = EQ + IQ + MQ
Social IntelligenceThe ability to determine the requirement for leadership in a particular situation and select an appropriate response
Leadership from WithinINVICTUS
Out of the night that covers me,Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstanceI have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tearsLooms but the Horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Team and One-to-One
Leader Member Exchange (LMX )Theory
Team and One-to-Onerelationships
Harness All Leadership Talent
If you were shipwrecked as a group, who would you want to lead...
If you needed food?
If you needed shelter?
If you needed medical advice?
If you needed navigation?
competence, decisiveness and
knowing and understanding the
context of the internal and external
articulating clear mission, vision,
values and strategy
engaging, motivating, empowering
and supporting people
planning, making things happen,
reviewing and getting results.
Leadership for Uncertainty
1. Have vision, and be visible
2. Stay close to stakeholders/customers
3. Stick to core capabilities and purpose
4. Encourage, liberate and support all those who can lead
5. Obsess with innovation and new value propositions
6. Align people around purpose
7. Value skills and knowledge (more than structure and rules)
8. Manage your own learning as a leader
9. Be active and adaptive use all the styles
10. Communicate incessantly
Leadership as a Dance
Henri Matisse. (1910). Dance (II). , Oil on canvas, Displayed in The Hermitage, St Petersburg
an energetic dance that binds the leader and followers, in which each side is fully present, active and able to shape the other.