WE16 - Embracing the "Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership"

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<ul><li><p>Joan GibsonSales &amp; Applications Manager </p><p>Society of Women Engineers National ConferenceOctober 2016</p></li><li><p>By the end of the session, you will be able to</p><p>Identify your personal leadership challenge</p><p>Apply the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to a personal leadership challenge</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>Students</p><p>Individual Contributor Professionals</p><p>Supervisors &amp; Managers</p><p>Executives</p><p>3</p></li><li><p>Who am I?</p><p>4</p></li><li><p>What characteristics come to mind when you think of admired leaders?</p><p>If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.John Quincy Adams</p><p>5</p></li><li><p>What is the Leadership Challenge?</p><p>According to Kouzes &amp; 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.</p><p>What does leadership look like?</p><p>Leadership is not about who you are, but about what you do</p><p>The best leaders are not perfect, they are the best at learning from their mistakes and are not afraid to experiment</p><p>Great leaders never accomplish extraordinary things alone</p><p>Research reveals common behaviors of extraordinary leaders</p><p>5 common practices we will discuss today</p><p>By James Kouzes &amp; Barry Posner</p><p>6</p></li><li><p>7</p><p>Change management</p><p>New Support Model</p><p>Support for a new idea/program</p><p>New Hire Rotational Program</p><p>Not enough experience to lead</p><p>Charter School</p></li><li><p>What is YOUR Personal Leadership Challenge?</p><p>8</p></li><li><p>Model The Way</p><p>Inspire a Shared Vision</p><p>Challenge the Process</p><p>Enable Others to Act</p><p>Encourage the Heart</p><p>Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner</p><p>10</p></li><li><p>Clarify values</p><p>Find your voice</p><p>Affirm shared values</p><p>Set the example</p><p>Live the shared values</p><p>Teach others to model the values</p><p>People dont follow your position or your technique. They follow you. </p><p>11</p><p>Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner</p></li><li><p>Envision the Future</p><p>Imagine the possibilities</p><p>Find a common purpose</p><p>Enlist Others</p><p>Appeal to common ideals</p><p>Animate the vision</p><p>The best leaders are great listeners. </p><p>12</p><p>Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner</p></li><li><p>Search for Opportunities</p><p>Seize the initiative</p><p>Exercise outsight</p><p>Experiment and Take Risks</p><p>Generate small wins</p><p>Learn from experience</p><p>Failures and disappointments are inevitable. How you handle them is what will ultimately determine your effectiveness and success.</p><p>13</p><p>Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner</p></li><li><p>Foster Collaboration</p><p>Create a climate of trust</p><p>Facilitate relationships</p><p>Strengthen Others</p><p>Enhance self-determination</p><p>Develop competence and confidence</p><p>You cant do it alone is the mantra of exemplary leaders</p><p>14</p><p>Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner</p></li><li><p>Recognize Contributions</p><p>Expect the best</p><p>Personalize Recognitions</p><p>Celebrate the Values and Victories</p><p>Create a spirit of community</p><p>Be personally involved</p><p>Every personal-best leadership experience was a combination of hard work and fun</p><p>15</p><p>Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner</p></li><li><p>What are YOU going to do to succeed with your Leadership Challenge?</p><p>16</p></li><li><p>Source: The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner</p></li><li><p>Share your personal challenges</p><p>19</p></li><li><p>Leadership is possible at every level of an organization and in all aspects of our lives, it is not just for managers.</p><p>To be an exemplary leader we must be self-aware, a good listener, and be willing to learn from our mistakes.</p><p>Embrace the Five Practices of Exemplary Leaders to drive your leadership to the next level</p><p>20</p></li><li><p>Questions</p><p>21</p></li></ul>

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