competing values Leaders need to appreciate and take advantage of opportunities

Competing values leaders need to appreciate and take

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competing values Leaders need to appreciate and take advantage of opportunities to increase their self awareness of relevant traits, skills, and behaviors, and to develop necessary skills before they are needed Leaders should also recognize their responsibility for helping subordinates develop and use the skills and behaviors required for flexible and adaptive leadership To be flexible and adaptive in a world full of change and uncertainty is difficult and stressful and leaders need to have a high level of commitment to do what is necessary and ethical. Ford Video Redesign Everything Speak-Up Everyone is an expert Learn from Ackoff Video Knowing Doing Video Good Leader
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Actually competent (performance) o Do they deliver? Treat people with compassion (humanity) o Are you kind? Need both; balancing act Failure instructs but it sucks o Failure is an opportunity Forgive and remember Create innovation o Constructive conflict and intelligent failures o Turning knowledge into action World where those who get things done, get the reward Superstar: helps those around you succeed Agility and Adaptability PPT: Increase in disruptive innovation Reduction in life cycle of business models Increase in complexity and the need to act despite unknown second and third order effects Inability to reliably forecast Need for BOTH efficiency and innovation Adapt – “To make suitable” Agile – “To move with quick, easy grace” Adaptive Organization - An ability to rapidly react to changing circumstances to maintain or increase effectiveness o Speed o Action o Environment o Effective Plan, Act, Learn, and Adapt Dimensions of Adaptive Organization o Candor and Reality
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External orientation Speak the truth Challenge denial Value opposing points of view Detect soft signals o Leaders at all Levels Know and own the big picture Act like an owner Empower others and yourself Take responsibility for the future o Reflection and Learning Treat assumptions as hypotheses Conduct after action reviews Frame and communicate the challenge Share understanding and learning Learn from success and failure o Action and Speed Treat assumptions as hypotheses Conduct after action reviews Frame and communicate the challenge Share understanding and learning Learn from success and failure Adaptive Outcomes: Array of Adaptive Responses:
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Adaptation to Organization Change: Optimism is considered the generalized expectancy for positive outcomes to threatening events It has been found that dispositional optimists display superior adaptation to medical stressors (such as coronary artery bypass surgery, childbirth, failed in-vitro fertilization, and HIV-positive status).
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