EXW 320 Leadership - Introduction
Google: Becoming a Leader
Lots of Instructions of WHAT to Do Books, Articles, Videos all describe in great details what to do: Be responsible, show initiative, be compassionate Anyone can do “what’s”…….. What is nothing more than a tool…it is how you use these tools that creates great leadership
What Vs. How What is an easy concept to learn….HOW You do it is much more important! Accountability: Positive: Leader accepts responsibility for mismanaged decisions and helps lead company forward Negative: Leader assumes all responsibility for company failing and makes no corrective actions to improve Decisiveness: Positive – Company president makes final decision that results in short term loss of some employees to restructure but in the end grows current and future positions. Negative: Leader enters company and enacts immediate changes removing positions, people, services without fully understanding impact Communication:
Major Bach When you join your organization you will find there a willing body of men who ask from you nothing more than the qualities that will command their respect, their loyalty, and their obedience .... Commissions will not make you leaders; they will merely make you officers. They will place you in a position where you can become leaders if you possess the proper attributes. Maj Christian Bach, address "Leadership." 1918 Recognition that leadership is an acquired skill basis of contemporary view on leadership
Background on Major Bach Commencement address to Second Training Camp in Fort Sheridan, Ill. 1917 – end of WWI
The Lessons of Bach’s Speech “In a short time each of you men will control the livelihoods of a certain number of other men. You will have in your charge loyal but untrained citizens, who look to you for instruction and guidance. Your word will be their law. Your most casual remark will be remembered. Your mannerism will be aped.
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