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Rcc leadership lead certificate l eadership e xcellence a nd d evelopment

RCC Leadership (LEAD) CertificateLeadership, Excellence, and Development

Introduction to Leadership Theories

Why should you pursue the lead certificate

Why should YOU pursue the LEAD Certificate?

  • A LEAD Certificate from the RCC can give you the knowledge to succeed at Temple and beyond

  • LEAD Certification will allow you to:

    • Develop an understanding of major leadership theories

    • Determine your own personal leadership philosophy

    • Practice leadership skills

Spring 2012 lead series 3 phases

Spring 2012 LEAD Series – 3 Phases

  • Phase I: Intro to Leadership Theory

    • Review 3 major leadership theories

    • Choose which 1 or 2 theories you would like to pursue

  • Phase 2: Foundations of Leadership Theory

    • Attend 2 workshops to delve deeper into the theory you chose

  • Phase 3: Culmination

    • Complete your written assessment

    • If completed successfully, attend celebration & receive certification

Welcome to phase 1

Welcome to Phase 1

  • The goal of this workshop is to introduce you to the 3 major Leadership Theories you will have the choice to pursue:

    • Social Change Model of Leadership

    • Servant Leadership

    • Transformational Leadership

The social change model scm of leadership

The Social Change Model (SCM) of Leadership

Briana Chang

Lin Lawson

Defining the social change model

Defining the Social Change Model

  • “Leadership is ultimately about change, and effective leaders are those who are able to affect positive change on behalf of others and society.” (Higher Education Research Institute, 1996, p.10)

  • Change is the ultimate goal of the creative process of leadership- to make a better world and a better society for self and others.” (HERI,p.21)

    ”How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -ANNE FRANK

What is scm of leadership

What is SCM of leadership?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpjGCP5ee-k

  • Directions

    • While you watch, jot down what you think are key ideas in the SCM of leadership development

The 7 c s of social change

The 7 C’s of Social Change

  • Citizenship

  • Collaboration

  • Common Purpose

  • Controversy with Civility

  • Consciousness of Self

  • Congruence

  • Commitment

Social change model of leadership basic premise

Social Change Model of Leadership- Basic Premise

  • Inclusive- of people in positional and non-positional roles

  • Leadership is a process (not a position)

  • Promotes values of: equity, social justice, self-knowledge, service, collaboration

Overall goal of the model

Overall Goal of the Model

  • Change: Believing in the importance of making a better world and a better society for oneself and others. Believing that individuals, groups, and communities have the ability to work together to make that change.

Why get involved in social change

Why get involved in social change?

  • Gain knowledge and opportunity

  • Have an impact

  • Form relationships

Real life examples

Real Life examples

  • Uganda Project

  • Pink Gloves

Future ideas for scm what are your thoughts

Future ideas for SCM…What are your thoughts?

  • What are the needs of Temple or Philadelphia that should be addressed?

  • What has been done to address these needs?

  • What resources do you need to make change happen?

Servant leadership

Servant Leadership

Developing your model

Correy Brown

Jay Lou

Definitions of leader

Definitions of Leader

  • A person or thing that leads.

  • A guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group.

  • One that leads or guides.

  • One who is in charge or in command of others.

  • One who heads a political party or organization.

  • One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature.

  • A person who rules or guides or inspires others

  • A person who is in front or goes first

  • A person who is the head of, organizes or is in charge (of something)

  • The head …of any body… as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others…

The servant as leader

“The Servant as Leader”


    • It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.

    • Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first…

Servant leadership traits

Servant Leadership Traits

  • Listening

  • Empathy

  • Healing

  • Awareness

  • Conceptualization

  • Foresight

  • Stewardship

  • Commitment to the Growth of People

  • Building Community

  • Persuasion

Rcc leadership lead certificate l eadership e xcellence a nd d evelopment

Leader Characteristics

Focusing on Leading others through these characteristics

  • Awareness

  • Self & Organization

  • “Sharply awake and reasonably disturbed” (Greenleaf)

  • Persuasion

  • Opposite of positional authority

  • Convince and build consensus – quickly

  • Conceptualization

  • B.H.A.G. but S.M.A.R.T.

    • Big Hairy Audacious Goal & Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time bound

  • Make time for strategy

  • Foresight

  • Consequences of present decisions on future outcomes

Rcc leadership lead certificate l eadership e xcellence a nd d evelopment

Combined Characteristics

Characteristics emerging from the combined Servant & Leader dimensions


  • Entrusted with resources of others

  • Return on investments

    Commitment to the Growth of People

  • “Green and growing or ripe and dying” (Hunter)

  • Not just your favorites

    Building Community

  • Effectiveness

  • Camaraderie

The best test and difficult to administer is

The best test, and difficult to administer, is:

  • Do those served grow as persons?

  • Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?

  • Will they benefit or at least not be further deprived?"

Characteristic breakout

Characteristic Breakout

Breaking out Spears’ characteristics into 3 dimensions…







Commitment to People

Building Community




Rcc leadership lead certificate l eadership e xcellence a nd d evelopment

Servant Characteristics

Focusing on serving others through these characteristics…

  • Listening

  • Active, not just passive

  • 360°, top to bottom

  • Listen completely before deciding

  • Empathy

  • Separate person from their work

  • Walk a mile in their shoes

  • Personable with appropriate individuals

  • Healing

  • Help your staff become whole

  • Consider their history

  • Build a future together

Rcc leadership lead certificate l eadership e xcellence a nd d evelopment


Servant-Leadership, itself a paradox, requires a constant balance…


Be Without Pride


Be Spontaneous



Enough To


Say, “I’m Wrong”




Admit You Don’t Know




Be Open To Change



Rcc leadership lead certificate l eadership e xcellence a nd d evelopment

Examples of Balance

Paradoxes are not easy to balance. Here are a few examples…

  • Great Enough to be Without Pride

  • Team gets the credit, you get the blame

  • Compassionate Enough to Discipline

  • Must not be soft – set high expectations and follow through

  • Right Enough to Say, “I’m Wrong”

  • Leaders make mistakes too, admit you are human

  • Wise Enough to Admit You Don’t Know

  • Find out quickly, but do not mislead

  • Busy Enough to Listen

  • Beware the busy manager – they do not lead

Rcc leadership lead certificate l eadership e xcellence a nd d evelopment

Leading Enough to Serve

Focus on the Organization

Humble, no ego or pride

Emphasize the role of others in success

Accept responsibility in failures

Constantly seek opportunities for improvement

Roll up your sleeves

Stress what is best for the organization, not the few

360° Support

Listen to Stakeholders

No job too big, no job too small

Participate, listen and build consensus to lead, not manage

Far more…

Transformational leadership

Transformational Leadership

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life….”

~ Steve Jobs, Transformational Leader

Prepared by:

Quanda Garrison

Transformational leadership1

Transformational Leadership

  • What is Transformational Leadership

  • The four components

  • Recognizing Transformational Leaders

  • How to be a Transformational leader

Transformational leadership2

Transformational Leadership

  • Question: What is one thing you would change about the world if you could?

    • It doesn’t have to be big, but it should be something you care about.

What is transformational leadership

What is Transformational Leadership?

“leaders inducing followers to act for certain goals that represent the values and the motivations – the wants and needs, the aspirations and expectations – of both leaders and followers”

- James MacGregor Burns

What does that mean

What does that mean?

  • Leaders and followers work together to pursue a common goal.

    • Bottom up vs. Top down:

    • The outcome is its own reward

4 components

4 Components

  • Be a role model for others through your actions

  • Motivate and Inspire

    • Generate enthusiasm for your cause!

  • Empower

    • Solicit input, share decision making

    • Stimulate others to take charge

  • Individual Consideration

Recognizing transformational leaders

Recognizing Transformational Leaders

How to be a transformational leader

How to be a Transformational Leader

  • Find something you care about

  • Inspire others to join your cause

  • Empower others to take charge

    So how will you change the world???

Now what

Now What?

Which Leadership theory or theories suit you best?

  • Social Change?

  • Servant?

  • Transformational?

    To find out, complete the survey at the following link:


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Thank you

Thank you!

  • The RCC will analyze your results and will be in contact with you about your results.

  • Based on these results, you will know what Foundations of Theory Workshops you should attend.

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