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The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey. Habit 8: Find Your Voice & Inspire Others to Find Theirs. Thinking about Leadership. Task: Answer the following questions. What is leadership? Do you believe leadership is an informal choice or a formal position? Why? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • The 8th Habit by Stephen R. CoveyHabit 8: Find Your Voice& Inspire Others to Find Theirs

  • Task: Answer the following questions.What is leadership? Do you believe leadership is an informal choice or a formal position? Why? Are you a leader? Why or why not?What is your leadership style? Thinking about Leadership

  • Leadership is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they can come to see it in themselves (p. 98).Covey talks about leadership not as a formal position but as a choice; a choice to deal with people in a way that will communicate to them their worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. Inspiring Others to Find Their Voice - Leadership

  • Mental (IQ) - Our ability to analyze, reason, think abstractly, use language, and comprehend, etc.Physical (PQ) - Your body runs your vital systems and harmonizes the functioning of the brain.Emotional (EQ) - Self-knowledge, self-awareness, social sensitivity, empathy, and ability to communicate. Spiritual (SQ) - Our drive for meaning and quest for connectedness with something larger and more trustworthy than our egos .

    Four Intelligences

  • Organization Defined:1. An organization is made up of individuals who have a relationship and a shared purpose. 2. Almost all people belong to an organization of one kind or another.3. Most of the worlds work is done in and through organization. So, organizational leadership is important!Organizations & Leadership

  • Within organizations, Leadership is the enabling art. The purpose of schools is education, but if you have bad leadership, you have bad education.The purpose of medicine is helping people get well, but if you have bad leadership, youll have bad medicine. Leadership enables (or bad leadership disables) other arts and professions to work. Organizations & Leadership

  • The Globalization of Markets and Technologies:New technologies are transforming most local, regional, and national markets into global markets without borders.Global Shifts

  • The Democratization of Information / Expectations:No one manages the internet. The voice of the human spirit rings out in millions of unedited conversations on the WWW. Real time information drives expectations and social will. Global Shifts

  • An Exponential Increase in Competition:Anyone with internet is a potential competitor.The forces of free enterprise and competition are driving quality up, driving cost down and driving increased speed and flexibility. Global Shifts

  • Free Agents:People are becoming more and more informed, aware, and conscious of options and alternatives than ever before. People are more aware of choices in the employment market.Global Shifts

  • Permanent White Water:We live in a constant, churning, changing environment. Every person must have something inside them that guides their decisions.Global Shifts

  • The Four Roles of Leadership:1. Modeling (conscience) - Set a good example.2. Pathfinding (vision) - Jointly determine the course.3. Aligning (discipline) - Set up and manage systems to stay on course.4. Empowering (passion) - Focus talent on results, not methods, then get out of peoples way and give help as requested.Four Roles of Leadership

  • Part of Modeling is being trustworthy: character and competence90% of all leadership failures are character failures.In a survey of 54,000 people asked to identify the essential qualities of a leader - INTEGRITY was the number one quality with over 15,000 votes. Second, with under 9000 votes was being a good communicator. Being an expert only had about 1500 votes.Integrity and personal trustworthiness are vital for a leader.The Voice of Trustworthiness

  • Integrity and personal trustworthiness are vital for a leader.Integrity means you are integrated around principles and natural laws that ultimately govern the consequences of your behavior. e.g. Honesty is the principle of telling the truth. Integrity is keeping promises made to self and/or others.The Voice of TrustworthinessOne man cannot do right in one department of life while he is occupied in doing wrong in any other department. Life is one indivisible whole.~Mahatma Gandhi

  • The 8th Habit AssignmentCommunity Service Project Proposals are due July 19th. Define the issue or problem- what are the causes, what is being done about it, what still needs to be done. Describe your solution- create a small yet effective project that addresses the issue and contributes some part to what is already being done or what still needs to be done about it.2-3 pages in length (double spaced), cite your sources!!!

    *-Leaders are not born, taught, or appointed, they are self-made. This means we all have the ability to be leaders if we so choose.

    -Good leaders are people who have found their voice through developing 4 intelligences.

    *The highest manifestation of these four intelligences:IQ= VisionPQ= disciplineEQ= PassionSQ= Conscience

    *Now we will look at how leadership and organizations interact.

    The highest challenge inside organizations is to set them up and run them in a way that enables each person to find his or her VOICE, (to sense their innate worth and potential for greatness and to contribute his or her unique talents and passion)

    We want to enable others to find their VOICE so that we, as an organization, can accomplish our goals in a principle-centered way.

    **As we think about the function of leadership within organizations, we have to think about major shifts, or changes, that now characterize the Knowledge Worker Age. The Knowledge Worker Age is the age in which we work in today, just like 100 to 200 hundred years ago it was the Industrial Age.

    These shifts represent unique challenges that we will have to consider and overcome as leaders within the organizations we belong to. *SQIQ mentalPQEQ

    *Part of modeling (which is the first role of leadership) eg lead by example**