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Managing Self: The Reflective Mindset; Leadership. OS608 October 30, 2006 Fisher. Agenda. Collect reflective essays Discuss Five Minds of the Manager What is the purpose of this organizing framework? Is it missing anything important? Are managers and leaders really different?.

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  • Collect reflective essays
  • Discuss Five Minds of the Manager
    • What is the purpose of this organizing framework?
    • Is it missing anything important?
  • Are managers and leaders really different?
insights from reflective essays
Insights from Reflective Essays
  • Gosling and Mintzberg: "events ... become experience only after they have been reflected upon thoughtfully" (p. 57).
    • What does this mean?
  • What have you learned so far from the MBA program?
    • About being a manager?
    • About yourself? How you interact with others?
    • What did you learn from writing this essay?
  • Other insights?
five minds of the manager
Five Minds of the Manager
  • Managing self: the reflective mind-set
  • Managing organizations: the analytic mindset
  • Managing context: the worldly mindset
  • Managing relationships: the collaborative mindset
  • Managing change: the action mindset
purpose of this framework
Purpose of this framework?
  • What does the description of the five mindsets achieve?
  • Will we have done justice to organizational behavior after covering these five? What is the framework lacking?
the reflective mindset
The Reflective Mindset
  • Purpose is to stop and think; step back and reflect
  • How does this help a manager?
  • Example: Bill Gates’ biannual “Think Week”
management and leadership
Management and Leadership
  • Right now, do you consider yourself to be a better leader or manager?
  • Why?
leadership discussion questions
Leadership discussion questions
  • What is the difference between a leader and a manager? Does this difference matter? Why or why not?
  • Gosling and Mintzberg: “…the separation of management from leadership is dangerous.” Do you agree or disagree?
  • How do lessons learned from Thursday’s lab inform this discussion?
kotter s distinguishing dimensions
Kotter’s Distinguishing Dimensions



Planning and Budgeting

Setting a Direction

Organizing and Staffing

Aligning People

Controlling and Problem Solving

Motivating People

p g the game changes again
P&G: The Game Changes Again
  • New “Connect and Develop” strategy
    • Goal is to capture 50% of innovation from outside of the firm
    • Firm traditionally has valued internal innovation
  • Leadership challenges in this change?

Huston, L., and Sakkab, N. (2006 March). Connect and develop. Harvard Business Review, 58-66.

next assignment leadership case analysis
Next assignment:Leadership Case Analysis
  • Due Wednesday November 8; 4-5 pages
  • Identify a case or example from another module in which more effective leadership would have helped a team or organization perform more effectively.
  • How would a more effective leader have done things differently?
  • Use at least one of the leadership models or theories discussed in class.
for wednesday
For Wednesday
  • Leadership styles
  • Read
    • Goleman (2000). Leadership that Gets Results
    • Breen (2006). The Three Ways of Great Leaders (online)
    • Hamm (2006). The Five Messages Leaders Must Manage