SHR247 (3.BBFall) - Leading Strategically Chapter 2...

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Leading Strategically Chapter 2
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Strategic leaders
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Quotes If you want to build a boat, do not instruct the men to saw wood, stitch the sails, prepare the tools and organize the work, but make them long for setting sail and travel to distant lands. Antoine De Saint-Exupéry And when we think we lead, we are most led. Lord Byron Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. Dwight D. Eisenhower I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. Indira Gandhi A leader is a dealer in hope. Napoleon Bonaparte The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
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Strategic leaders are the individuals who practice strategic leadership Strategic leaders make certain that actions are being taken that will lead to the firm’s success They create value for shareholders Big picture, to envision their firm’s future and the strategies necessary to achieve that vision Increasingly international CEO group
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The meaning of leadership Getting others to follow? Getting others to do things willingly? The use of authority in decision making? It may be exercised because of attribute or position or because of personal knowledge or wisdom Can be seen as function of personality or as a behavioural category It may also be viewed in terms of the role of the leaders and their ability to achieve effective performance from others.
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The importance of Strategic leadership Related to motivation, interpersonal behaviour and the process of communication Also important in attempting to reduce employee dissatisfaction Helps to develop teamwork and the integration of individual and group goals It aids intrinsic motivation by emphasising the importance of the work people do The surprising truth about what motivates us
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Some famous leadership speeches/ clips Obama (from 6.30) MLK Gandhi JFK Churchill
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Invictus – Mandela and the Springbok WC victory to unite a nation!
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Bush?
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SHR247 (3.BBFall) - Leading Strategically Chapter 2...

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