STRENGTH-BASED LEADERSHIP PROPERTY TWO VISION. Leaders rally people to a better future. They carry in their head a clear image of what could and should be. This image drives them and they are able to convey it clearly. PROSPECTION.
Leaders rally people to a better future. They carry in their head a clear image of what could and should be. This image drives them and they are able to convey it clearly.
No other animal has a frontal lobe quite like ours which is why we are the only animal that thinks about the future as we do…we have the capacity to envision it!
Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D, Harvard University
We have five fears and thus five needs. * Which in your opinion is foremost…?
The answer is…
Marcus Buckingham, has interviewed thousands of proven, recognized leaders. He found all of them to be incredible “clarifiers.” Everyone who worked for them fully understood their:
Self Awareness Exercise
Using a number 1 (low) to 7 (high), clarify for yourself, or if applicable, your team, the following questions:
What is your mission? (What’s expected of you?)
What is your number?__________
Do you know your signature strengths?
(Positive mental attitude, caring, drive, courage, analytical, or ……?)
Do you tell your staff clearly what your core strengths are? What is your number? ___
3. Strengths – Others
Do you know the signature strengths of your team members? (Integrity, commitment, gratitude, loyalty, motivation, or …..?)
Do you confirm and encourage others to use their key strengths? What is your number_____?
Do you sort through all the performance metrics/norms and pick a few (e.g. reduction of Part I crimes, teamwork, loyalty, innovation, or…..?)) that you and your colleagues have the strengths to capitalize on and daily utilize to meet these expectations?
What is your number? ______
What actions are you taking? For one, I will be guided by the clarity of what you do. I need to seeexamples. I need to see youwalk-your-talk. Do you clearly set the example. Your number? ___
“Don’t do anything! Watch me……!”
Robert Duval, “Broken Trail” (movie)
If you project a clear vision, your team will reward you by following your leadership towards a better future for you, themselves, your department and your community.
“The insight to see new paths, the courage to try them, and the judgment to measure results—these are the qualities of a leader.”
Mary Parker Follett
The leading authority on leadership in the 1930’s and l940’s