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One Word Definition of Leadership


Challenge #1

The Tension Challenge-the pressure of being caught in the middle

1) Empowerment

2) Initiating


Key for Success: Learn to lead despite the restrictions placed on you. Be ok in the middle, know what to own and what to let go.

Definition of Integrity

Doing what you said you would do, when you said you would do it, and how you said you would do it.

Challenge #2

The frustration Challenge: Following an ineffective leaders

The Key for success: Your job isn't to fix the leader, it's to add value. If they leader won't change then change your attitude or your work.

Challenge #3

The Multi-Hat Challenge- One Head, Many Hats

Keys to success: Knowing what hat to put on and then enjoying the challenge

Challenge #4

The ego Challenge: You're often hidden in the middle

Success: Remember that consistently good leadership does get noticed.

Challenge #5

The fulfillment Challenge: Leaders like the front more than the middle

Key to Success: Leadership is more disposition than power, influence other from wherever you are.

Challenge #6

The Vision Challenge: Championing the vision is more difficult when you didn't create it

Key to Success: the more you invest in the vision, the more it becomes your own.

Challenge 7

The Influence Challenge: Leading other beyond your position is not easy

Key to success: Think influence, not position

People follow leaders:

They respect who are competent. Who care!

Crostic of Influence

Integrity-builds relationships on trust

Nurturing-cares about people as individuals

Faith-believes in people

Listening-values what other have to say

Understanding-sees from their point of view

Enlarging-helps other become bigger

Navigating-assists others through difficulties

Connecting-initiates positive relationships

Empowering-gives them the power to lead

Skills of an Effective Leader: Personal Qualities and Values

1. Initiative and Risk-Taking:drive, accept responsibility

2. Personal Integrity

3. Vision:

4. Quality of Results

skills of an effective leader: Interpersonal Skills

1. Empowerment-people are encouraged to develop their full potential

2. Communicating

3. Delegating

4. Motivating

5.Coaching:provide feedback and support

6. Planning and Goal Setting

Skills of an effective leader: Conceptual and Analytical Skills

1. Problem solving and decision making:

2. Creativity and Innovation

3. Technical Competency

4. Diversity: the willingness to work with individuals

5. Team Work

6. Mentoring

Myth 1

The position Myth: I can't lead if I'm not at the top.

Leadership happens at every level of the organization

Myth 2

The destination Myth: What I get to the top then I'll learn to lead

You can and should learn about leadership before you actually have the position


Infleunce Myth: If I were at the top, then people would follow me.

Leadership is influence, but influence must be earned

Myth 4

Experience Myth: When I get to the top, then I'll be in control

Myth 5

Freedom Myth-When I get to the top, I'll no longer be limited

The higher you go the less freedom you have, and the more limitations you have

Myth 6

Potential Myth: I can't reach my potential if I'm not the top leader

You should strive for teh top of their game, not the top of the organization

Myth 7

All or Nothing Myth- If I can't get to the top then I wont try to lead

Some would-be leaders define success as being on top