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Leadership Project: Ted Turner & Me. COLL148 Shana S. Edgar October 20, 2011. Leadership. Lead-er-ship [ lee -der-ship] noun The position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group ; an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction. . Leadership in Business.

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Leadership project ted turner me

Leadership Project: Ted Turner & Me

COLL148

Shana S. Edgar

October 20, 2011


Leadership

Leadership

Lead-er-ship [lee-der-ship]

noun

  • The position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group; an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction.


Leadership in business

Leadership in Business

  • Why is business important?

  • What are the characteristics of an effective leader?

  • Leader spotlight: Ted Turner

  • Can I be an effective leader?


Why is business important

Why is business important?

Bus-iness [biz-nis]

noun

  • an occupation, profession, or trade

  • the purchase and sale of goods in an attempt to make a profit

  • a person, partnership, or corporation engaged in commerce, manufacturing, or a service; profit-seeking enterprise

    America would not survive without:

  • Jobs

  • Goods and services


What is corporate social responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility?

  • Corporate social responsibility is the concern businesses have for the welfare of society, not just for their owners (Nickels, 2009, page 98).

  • Companies with good ethical reputations attract and retain better employees, draw more customers, and enjoy greater employee loyalty (Nickels, 2009, page 99).


What are the characteristics of an effective leader

What are the characteristics of an effective leader?

  • Be humble

  • Ruthlessly improve

  • Invest in the business

  • Be an aggressive “evolutionizer”

  • Have a sense of humor

    (Zhivago, 2010)


How to be humble

How to be humble:

  • Lead to serve

  • Appreciate your talents

  • Recognize your own faults

  • Understand your limitations


How to ruthlessly improve

How to ruthlessly improve:

Leaders are constantly finding new ways to educate their customers, employees, and partners. They are always looking at their processes, policies, and systems, and asking themselves: “How could we make this more efficient? What don’t we need anymore? What do we need now?” (Zhivago, 2010)


How to invest in your business

How to invest in your business:

Even in a terrible economy, a good leader will invest in the business. He will just choose his investments wisely (Zhivago, 2010).


How to be an aggressive evolutionizer

How to be an aggressive “evolutionizer”:

The effective leader becomes a valued and trusted business partner for his customers, opening the door for him to introduce new products and services to them (Zhivago, 2010)


How to have a sense of humor

How to have a sense of humor:

Running a company is serious business, but if you can’t laugh once in a while, you’re not going to be an effective leader (Zhivago, 2010).


Who is ted turner

Who is Ted Turner?

  • Business endeavors

  • Philanthropic endeavors

  • Corporate social responsibility

  • Does he have the characteristics of an effective business leader?


Business endeavors

Business endeavors

  • CNN

  • WTBS

  • MGM

  • TNT

  • TCM

  • Cartoon Network

  • Turner Entertainment

  • Turner Foundation

  • MIBC

  • Time Warner

  • Atlanta Braves


Philanthropic endeavors corporate social responsibility

Philanthropic Endeavors & Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Turner Foundation, Inc

  • Captain Planet Foundation

  • Turner Endangered Species Fund

  • United Nations Foundation

  • Nuclear Threat Initiative


What makes ted turner an effective business leader

What makes Ted Turner an effective business leader?

  • Be humble

  • Ruthlessly improve

  • Invest in the business

  • Be an aggressive “evolutionizer”

  • Have a sense of humor


Can i be an effective business leader

Can I be an effective business leader?

  • My leadership qualities & strengths

  • Time frame to complete degree

  • Career possibilities


Personal leadership qualities

Personal leadership qualities

  • Extroversion

  • Idealistic

  • Humble

  • Improves

  • Sense of Humor


Personality strengths

Personality Strengths

  • MIS Results: Visual/Spatial

  • PAP Results: ESFP

    Personality typing can help us discover what best motivates and energizes each of us as individuals (Moody & Sherfield, 2011, page 175).


Personal weaknesses

Personal Weaknesses

Weaknesses do not mean I am not able, just that it is is not my dominant intelligence and I may need to spend more time on the activity (Moody & Sherfield, 2011, page 165).

  • PAP Weaknesses: INTJ


Degrees career possibilities

Degrees & Career Possibilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree, 2013

  • Master’s Degree, 2015

    Project Management

  • Planning, organizing, securing and managing resources for a business to achieve specific goals.


Conclusion

Conclusion

What does it take to be an effective business leader?

Was Ted Turner an effective business leader?

Will I be an effective business leader?


References

References

 Moody, P. & Sherfield, R. (2011). Cornerstone: Creating success through positive change. (6th Edition). Boston, Massachusetts: Pearson Education, Inc.

Nickels, W., McHugh, S. & McHugh, J. (2009). Understanding business. (9th Edition). New York, New York: McGraw Hill-Ingram.

Zhivago, K. (2010, January 24). Top 10 characteristics of an effective leader. Revenue Journal. Retrieved from http://www.revenuejournal.com/2010/01/top_10_characteristics_of_an_e.php


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