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Unformatted text preview: THE ART OF FRAMING THE ART OF FRAMING Managing the Language of Leadership Gail T. Fairhurst & Robert A. Sarr Framing: Seizing Leadership Moments in Everyday Conversations Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham Leadership is a language game. Leadership is taking the risk of managing meaning. Talk is the resource used to get others (followers) to act. Learn to understand how you shape your own realities. Learn how to become more effective in everyday conversation. Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham 3 Focus on Communication Do you have a message? – There should be one if communication is the central function of leadership. Construct the appropriate environment to get your meaning across. – Be thoughtful about your actions and words. – Be an effective spontaneous communicator. Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham 4 Frame Your Message Make sure your language is appropriate. Create thought(s) or reflection(s) = mental model(s) that are meaningful. Use forethought = get the person (people) ready to communicate with you. Prime them. Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham 5 3 Chief Components of Framing LANGUAGE Apparent and obvious THOUGHT Reflection or internal framing Mental models are essential and important at the conscious level FORETHOUGHT Prepares you for “on the spot” framing Assists in spontaneous communication or priming Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham 6 WHAT IS FRAMING? Union of thought and word Ability to make sense of a subject (leader) Ability to judge a leader’s character Ability to judge a leader’s significance Ability to choose one meaning over another Ability to manage meaning (share with others) Ability or power to distort meaning Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham 7 The Power of Framing Increases the chances of achieving goal(s) Requires initiative Good for everybody Opportunities for use are everywhere Dr. Joanne E. Nottingham 8 ...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course LED 311 taught by Professor Nottingham,j during the Spring '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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