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Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership AnD Strategic Thinking

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Thursday 25th September

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Introduction

The Objective

To promote the ideas and virtues of voluntary work among the youth for National and international development and peace

How

  • Mobilize the youth for action

  • Harness and direct their abundant energies, talents, time, (money)

  • for development

  • Start from the community to the national and to the international

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Expected Results

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Leading to responsible and effective leadership

  • Spirit of voluntary service

Historical

Spirit of Voluntarism

  • Concept not new in Ghana

  • It was basis of community development

  • Communities, towns, and villages had grown through self-help

  • Asafo companies- mainly youth constituted the vanguard group for community

  • Self help

  • Protection of life and property

  • Armies against external attack.

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Historical continued…

  • Unquestionable commitment and love for community

  • Considered assignment as community call to duty

  • Voluntary Service

  • Community interest superseded that of self and family

  • The voluntary sacrifice was the source of community development and peace

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Effect of Political, economic, social and technological

changes (globalization) On voluntary Service

  • Gradual whittling away of spirit of voluntary Service, particularly among youth.

  • Demand for financial and physical rewards for otherwise voluntary

  • youth services offered

  • Disinterestedness in voluntary work for development and peace

  • Break up of traditional family system

  • Foreign influences on culture

To reverse the trend:

  • Develop strategic thinking and Leadership among youth

  • Instil these as essential tools for promoting voluntary service

  • among youth

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Leadership

The Leader creates an environment in which those he leads operates

  • The environment is the organization

  • Leaders talk to each other and work in the organization

  • They also talk to outsiders, customers, suppliers, and government

  • The leader does strategic thinking:

  • He makes the choices

  • Demands commitments

  • Builds capacity

  • The leader provides a clear view of his vision of where the organization

  • is going, the expected results, the conducts of the people, states priority,

  • States the way forward.

  • The leadership efforts rest on strategic thinking- a critical leadership tool

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Leadership defined

A relationship through which one person influences the behaviour or actions

Of other people.

Elements

  • Interpersonal behaviour-relationship

  • Involves groups

  • Brings team building

  • Motivation

  • Communication

  • Delegation

  • Must be seen in action

  • Integrates individual and group goals

Note: A leader is moving from control to coaching, support, empowerment

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Differences between Manager and Leader

  • Leadership does not necessarily take place within a hierarchical structure

  • of the organization

  • Manager does planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the activities of

  • subordinates

  • Leader is more concerned with communicating with, motivating, encouraging,

  • involving people

  • The two terms are often used interchangeably though.

Three types of Leadership

  • Successful Leadership- Achieves results intended by the leader

  • Effective Leader- achieves group goals and functional behaviour

  • Attempted Leadership- an individual attempts to exert leadership in the group

Leadership resides in the functions and not in a particular person.

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Leadership training

Three areas of need

  • task need

  • Group need

  • Individual need

Leadership Styles

  • Dictatorial

  • Unitary

  • Bureaucratic

  • Benevolent

  • Charismatic

  • Consultative

  • Participative

  • Abdicational

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Generally Classified into 3 main headings

  • Authoritarian- focus on power

  • Democratic-participative

  • Genuine Laissez- Faire- Focus of power is with group:

  • -leader available to help members

Another Classification Style:

-Tells: Leader identifies solutions for group implementation

-Sells: Leader decides and persuades participation

-Consults: Leader identifies problem leaves group to identify problem

-Joins: Leader defines problems and limits to answer. The group finds answer

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Leadership Constraints

  • Culture

  • Social, economic, political, technological, global, and environment

  • Legislation

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Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

Traditional concept of strategic planning

  • Effective exploitation of resources

  • Effective exploitation of stable market positions

Shift in meaning

Strategy consists of the unique set of deliberate significant processes

And the handful of simple rules that guide them.

- Important feature is seizing fleeting opportunities

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Questions arising

  • What is strategy

  • What is its purpose

  • Why does it matter

  • What must you do to make it worthwhile

  • Whose responsibility is it

What it must achieve

  • Prepare leader to deal with an uncertain future

  • Prepare leader to adapt to change

  • Strategy is change- process not a plan, an everyday ongoing process

  • Competition is mandatory: leader must

  • Focus resources

  • Drive customers perceptions of value

  • Drive costs down

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Strategy Continued…..

  • Imagination and human spirit

  • Drive performance

  • Subordinates must volunteer their imagination and spirit

  • Must detect new possibilities

  • Inspire new ideas

  • Set new standards of performance

  • Synthesis is critical Competitive skill

  • - Ability to make connections, ie synergy 2+2=5 must be reality.

  • What is thought about is managed and measured

  • Must be clear where he is going

  • Strategy must be deliberately crafted

  • Must be managed on an on going basis

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Where to apply the process

  • All kinds of Companies

  • Large and Small

  • Old and Young

  • Fast moving markets

  • The Strategic Processes must include:

  • select few strategic processes

  • Avoid picking a position or leverage of competence

  • Craft a handful of simple rules

  • Avoid responding to complicated world with elaborate strategies

  • Jump into uncertainty instead of avoiding it

  • The flow of opportunities is swiftest and deepest

  • Product innovation

  • Customer care

  • Partnering

  • Spin out creation

  • New market entry

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

What Strategy is About:

  • Being alert

  • Anticipation

  • Seizing opportunity

  • Dreaming out new ways

  • Doing it consistently

  • Execution

  • Analysis and Choices

  • Dynamic living processes

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Conclusion

  • Effect of promoting leadership and strategic thinking on the spirit of

  • Voluntary Service among the Youth.

  • Awareness creation is a gradual process

  • Should be sustained

  • There should be reason for compliance

  • Knowledge and information will be required

  • Compulsion is not the answer

  • Persuasion with built-in incentives should be encouraged

  • But training is crucial

  • Subject matter is leadership and strategic thinking

  • These are modern concepts

  • Applicable in general management development

  • Also provides the youth with tools for voluntary Service

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Conclusion

Thank You for listening

Questions?

UNV/GLOBAL CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

Tim Acquah-Hayford


Unv global capacity building workshop

Leadership And Strategic Thinking

Conclusion

  • Application extends beyond the community to

  • national and international levels

  • Voluntary service builds good citizenship and

  • spirit of each other’s neighbour

  • Fashioning of national and international citizenry

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