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What is Leadership? -Giving the people not what they want but what they will learn to want” (Cronin quoting W. Lippman) -Managers do things right, leaders do the right things (Bennis) -“Leaders don’t just report the news, they make it.” ( Kouzes & Posner, 1995) -“...the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations” ( Kouzes & Posner, 1995) -“...establish direction for a working group of individuals, ...gain commitment...to this direction, and then motivate members to achieve the direction’s outcomes” (Conger,1992) 12 Rules on Leadership: Don’t Quit, kiss ass, kick ass, frame the debate, understand difference between strategy & tactic, be open, know how to communicate, work your ass off, turn weakness into strength, know how to recover when you screw up, know what to do when you win. The two Most Important Keys to Effective Leadership Trust and confidence (Most reliable predictor of employee satisfaction) Effective communication in three critical areas (Understanding the overall “strategy”, Understanding how each person contributes, Sharing how well it’s working) Stephen Covey’s Principle Centered Leaders: Continually learns, Makes and keeps promises or commitments, Is service-oriented not career oriented, Radiates positive energy Cheerful, optimistic, upbeat, enthusiastic, hopeful Leads a balanced life: Reads broadly, Is knowledgeable of current affairs, Is active both intellectually and socially, Has a healthy sense of humor Leadership Characteristics: Jim Collins “Good to Great” Level One (Highly capable, Contributes through talent, knowledge, skills, and good work habits) Level Two (Team member, Contributes individual capabilities to the group and works effectively with others) Level Three (Competent manager, Organizes people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined objectives) Level Four (Catalyst leader, Makes a commitment to and vigorous pursuit of a clear and compelling vision, stimulating higher performance standards) Level Five (Executive leader, Builds enduring greatness through a paradoxical blend of personal humility and professional will) Professional Will : creates superb results, unwavering resolve, builds an enduring organization, looks in the mirror. Personal Humility: compelling modesty, motivates on inspired standards, channels ambition into organization, looks out the window. What is Distributive Leadership? -Shared responsibility, mutual accountability, common goals, a condition that can be enabled & sustained through an org. change -creates a condition for maximizing the collective strengths of all individuals within a coherent , adaptive , and sustainable organization as they strive to adapt, learn, and grow Chapter 1: Leadership Conceptualized -Leadership is a trait, ability, skill, behavior, relationship -Or, are we all born with certain traits we can modify and change -It is a natural ability but can also be learned -We can develop our abilities through hard work and practice -As a competency, leadership becomes available to everyone
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