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The Leadership Challenge How to make extraordinary things happen December 4, 2013. Presented by: Susan B. Wilkes, Ph.D. Wilkes Consulting, LLC. Goals. Gain a working knowledge of the model in The Leadership Challenge and its component parts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Leadership ChallengeHow to make extraordinary things happen

    December 4, 2013Presented by:Susan B. Wilkes, Ph.D.Wilkes Consulting, LLC

  • GoalsGain a working knowledge of the model in The Leadership Challenge and its component partsIncrease understanding of your own leadership style Strengthen your network of nonprofit colleaguesThe danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it but that it is too low and we reach it.- Michelangelo

  • OutlineIntroductions & OverviewThe Leadership Practices ModelA. Exemplary Leaders ActivityB. The Five PracticesBreakIIISelf-Assessment on the PracticesLunchExploring the Practices

  • IntroductionsPlease introduce yourself to one other person you havent met before.Find out these things:NameWhere they workAn aspect of their work they feel passionately aboutA dream they have for the future in their nonprofitA vision for our community (greater Richmond metro area)Be ready to introduce your partner

  • What is Leadership?According to Kouzes and Posner, leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.What are the key aspects of this definition?What happens to the meaning if we take out want to?

  • Learning From our Best LeadersThink of one of the best leaders you have known. Interview a partner:What led you to select this person? What words describe the experience of working with him/her (the mood, quality, etc.)?What seem to be their key pathways to success?What did they do to get other people involved? to get others to stretch to reach goals?What key lessons about leadership did you learn from the experience?Next, agree on about 5 characteristics or behaviors that are most important in these exemplary leaders. Write each on a separate sticky note.

  • The Leadership Challenge ModelBased on research regarding how ordinary people accomplished extraordinary thingsGathered personal best leadership experiences from more than 2000 leaders.Found that leadership is a pattern of behavior, a skill set, things that leaders do.Affirmed through analysis of the LPI, finding that leaders behavior explains the majority of workplace engagement

  • Practices of Exemplary LeadersModeling the WayClarify values by finding your voice and affirming shared values.Set the example by aligning actions with shared values.

  • Practices of Exemplary LeadersInspiring a Shared VisionEnvision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilitiesEnlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations

  • Practices of Exemplary LeadersChallenging the ProcessSearch for opportunities by seizing the initiative and looking outward for innovative ways to improveExperiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from experience

  • Practices of Exemplary LeadersEnabling Others to ActFoster collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationshipsStrengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence

  • Practices of Exemplary LeadersEncouraging the HeartRecognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community

  • Key Practices of Leaders at Their Best:How well does the model fit your experience?With your partner, decide if each sticky note fits into one of the five areas.If so, place them on the appropriate flipchart.If not, place the sticky note on the other flipchart.

  • Exemplary Leadership in Action

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  • BreakPlease return in 10 minutes.

  • Reflections on your leadershipPlease rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 is low and 10 is high) on well you personally demonstrate each of the 10 commitments. Total your two ratings for each of the five practices. Then, circle what your answers will be for the next 4 slides.

  • Audience Response:Which of the five practices is your strongest?Model the WayInspire a Shared VisionChallenge the ProcessEnable Others to ActEncourage the Heart

  • Audience Response:Which of the five practices is your lowest right now?

    Model the WayInspire a Shared VisionChallenge the ProcessEnable Others to ActEncourage the Heart

  • Audience Response:Which of the five practices is most important for you to display in your role right now?

    Model the WayInspire a Shared VisionChallenge the ProcessEnable Others to ActEncourage the Heart

  • Audience Response:Which of the five practices do you most want to develop?

    Model the WayInspire a Shared VisionChallenge the ProcessEnable Others to ActEncourage the Heart

  • Exploring the Leadership Practices

    Please complete the Identifying Your Leadership Values worksheet. When ready, select two to discuss with a partner.

  • LunchPlease be ready to begin again in an hour.

  • We need a volunteer leader and 16 participants. Please help arrange 16 chairs in a circle around the table with chairs facing out. Exploring the Leadership Practices

  • Communicating Vision: I Have a DreamIn what ways does Dr. King both envision a future and enlist others in a common vision??Very specifically, what did you see him do that makes the speech so effective? Please jot down a few notes about the behaviors you notice...\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\Videos\Martin Luther King 'I have a dream'.mov

  • Exploring the Leadership PracticesLooking outward for innovative ways to improve60 to 80 percent of important innovations have been in response to market demands and needsHigh performing teams have more communication with people outside their group; low performing teams cut themselves off from external informationThe critical OT in SWOT

  • Challenging the Process:Involves change and movementIn the personal-best leadership experiences, participants chose to talk about times of change.The most frequently used words were: challenging, rewarding, and exciting.Words signifying passion (dedication, intensity, commitment, determination) and inspiration (inspiring, uplifting, motivating, energizing) also appeared regularly.95 percent of the cases were described in these terms.

  • Partner DiscussionWith your partner, please discuss:A single key strength, weakness, opportunity and threat you are aware of related to your organizationA best practice or innovative idea another similar agency usesAn idea for a change initiative you want to lead (an existing change or new idea, large scale shift in strategic direction or smaller programmatic change).

  • Exploring the Leadership PracticesCoaching Skills: A key way to strengthen othersUsing the skill of inquiry R = Q x C (Results = Quality x Commitment)

  • Three Types of QuestionsOpen-endedAim for 90%Use what or howAsk questions you dont know the answer toClosed-endedWatch leading questionsGood for checking understandingWhy questions

  • Open-ended Questions Continuum

  • Asking Powerful QuestionsJudith Wilson, coach and author of Coaching Skills for NonprofitManagers and Leaders..\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\..\Videos\Judith Wilson 'Simple Questions. Big Impact'.mp4

  • The Skill of InquiryClarify - what is important?Possibilities what are the options?Action whats the first step?Practice Opportunity

    First think about a colleague at work and an issue they might want to discuss with you. With that situation in mind, circle 3-4 questions from the worksheet that would help your colleague move forward.

  • Practices of Exemplary LeadersSet clear standardsExpect the bestPay attentionTell the storyPersonalize recognitionCelebrate togetherSet the example

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  • In your organization.Who is someone who.Lives out his or her values in a way you admire?Reminds others of their sense of purpose or future possibilities at your nonprofit?Comes up with great new ideas to improve things?Is collaborative and/or trustworthy?Offers encouragement and praise to others?How might you recognize him or her for their inspiring leadership?

  • Closing:A Game of Hope

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