Leadership: What type of leader are you? safety. American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) National Capital Chapter January 24 , 2013 Joy Erdman, MS, CSP, CIH
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What type of leader are you?For those of you who think this topic is too soft, here are the technical websites Joy Erdman leads on
Transitioning from a Manager to a Leader
View people as the solution
Focus on problem solving
Think long term ….Strategic
See also DK Leadership:
Leading and Managing (p. 7)
Character: Be a piece of the rock
Charisma: The 1stimpresson can seal the deal
Commitment : It separates doers from dreamers
Communication: Without it, you travel alone
Competence: If you build it, they will come
Courage: One person with courage is a majority
Discernment: Put an end to unsolved problems
Focus: The sharper it is, the sharper you are
Generosity: Your candle loses nothing when it lights another
Initiative: You won’t leave home without it
Listening: To connect with their hearts, use your ears
Ref: Maxwell, John C., The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
Passion: Take this life and love it
Positive Attitude: If you believe you can, you can
Problem Solving: You can’t let your problems be a problem
Relationships: If you get along, they’ll go along
Responsibility: If you won’t carry the ball, you can’t lead the team
Security: Competence never compensates for insecurity
Self-Discipline: The first person to lead is you
Servanthood: To get ahead, put others first
Teachability: To keep leading, keep learning
Vision: You can seize only what you seeWhat type of Leader are you?Qualities of Leaders
* Toxic Leaders, Bullies, Creeps, Jerks, Tyrants, Tormentors, Despots, Backstabbers, Egomaniacs, Assholes
Ref: George Reed, Toxic Leadership, [email protected]
Positive Leader Behaviors
Negative Leader Behaviors
Ref: George Reed, [email protected]
What type of leader are you?Toxic Leaders - Is there a cost that must be paid for leaders with a destructive leadership style?
Enforcing the No Asshole* Rule:
*Ref: Sutton, PhD, Robert, The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t
important (unlike past)
See also DK Leadership:
Vision (p. 12, 40, 54, 64)
Teams (p. 48)
Ref: Carole Hyatt and Linda Gottlieb, When Smart People Fail
Failure: Your ability to fail successfully
Leaders take risks and are willing to fail.
When did I try and fail?
What did I learn?
OPM releases executive onboarding guide
Oct 17, 2011
According to the guide, since the beginning of 2006, about 16 percent of Senior Executive Service members “failed to complete their initial 1-year probationary period successfully, for reasons that included termination for performance, performance significantly below expectations, or voluntary resignation from the new position.”
The most common causes for that failure, the report says, include a lack of political savvy, failure to establish a cultural fit, uncertainty about performance expectations, failure to build teamwork, and a lack of a formal assimilation process for new executives.
OPM Hit the Ground Running:
Establishing A Model Executive Onboarding Program (28 pp)
DWYSYWD is “Welsh” for
Do What You Say You Will Do
Ref: James Kouzes and Barry Posner, Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It.
Adding too much value
Making destructive comments
Starting with “No,” “But,” or “However”
Telling the world how smart we are
Speaking when angry
Negativity, or “Let me explain why that won’t work”
Failing to give proper recognition
Ref: Goldsmith, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
Claiming credit that we don’t deserve
Clinging to the past
Refusing to express regret
Failing to express gratitude
Punishing the messenger
Passing the buck
An excessive need to be “me”
See also DK Leadership,
p.63What type of Leader are you?Transforming yourself
21st Century Leader
Ref: Ed Barlow, http://www.creatingthefuture.com
“The key to success in the 21st century is alignment. Staying in alignment with a world that I guarantee will be characterized by complexity, diversity, and pace of change.”
Ref. Ed Barlow, http://www.creatingthefuture.com
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