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  • Joan GibsonSales & Applications Manager

    Society of Women Engineers National ConferenceOctober 2016

  • By the end of the session, you will be able to

    Identify your personal leadership challenge

    Apply the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to a personal leadership challenge

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  • Students

    Individual Contributor Professionals

    Supervisors & Managers

    Executives

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  • Who am I?

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  • What characteristics come to mind when you think of admired leaders?

    If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.John Quincy Adams

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  • What is the Leadership Challenge?

    According to Kouzes & Posner, it is the challenge of taking people and organizations to places they have never been before, of doing something that has never been done before, and of moving beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary.

    What does leadership look like?

    Leadership is not about who you are, but about what you do

    The best leaders are not perfect, they are the best at learning from their mistakes and are not afraid to experiment

    Great leaders never accomplish extraordinary things alone

    Research reveals common behaviors of extraordinary leaders

    5 common practices we will discuss today

    By James Kouzes & Barry Posner

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    Change management

    New Support Model

    Support for a new idea/program

    New Hire Rotational Program

    Not enough experience to lead

    Charter School

  • What is YOUR Personal Leadership Challenge?

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  • Model The Way

    Inspire a Shared Vision

    Challenge the Process

    Enable Others to Act

    Encourage the Heart

    Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

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  • Clarify values

    Find your voice

    Affirm shared values

    Set the example

    Live the shared values

    Teach others to model the values

    People dont follow your position or your technique. They follow you.

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    Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • Envision the Future

    Imagine the possibilities

    Find a common purpose

    Enlist Others

    Appeal to common ideals

    Animate the vision

    The best leaders are great listeners.

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    Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • Search for Opportunities

    Seize the initiative

    Exercise outsight

    Experiment and Take Risks

    Generate small wins

    Learn from experience

    Failures and disappointments are inevitable. How you handle them is what will ultimately determine your effectiveness and success.

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    Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • Foster Collaboration

    Create a climate of trust

    Facilitate relationships

    Strengthen Others

    Enhance self-determination

    Develop competence and confidence

    You cant do it alone is the mantra of exemplary leaders

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    Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • Recognize Contributions

    Expect the best

    Personalize Recognitions

    Celebrate the Values and Victories

    Create a spirit of community

    Be personally involved

    Every personal-best leadership experience was a combination of hard work and fun

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    Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • What are YOU going to do to succeed with your Leadership Challenge?

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  • Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • Share your personal challenges

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  • Leadership is possible at every level of an organization and in all aspects of our lives, it is not just for managers.

    To be an exemplary leader we must be self-aware, a good listener, and be willing to learn from our mistakes.

    Embrace the Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders to drive your leadership to the next level

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  • Questions

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