Leadership An Essential Competency in Student Affairs Ashley Dobbs Martiez Moore Allison Taylor
Overview • What is leadership? • Why is this important? • Challenges to leadership • Overcoming Challenges • Developing your competencies/ Implementation
What is Leadership? • Leadership is socially constructed. • Conventional leadership thought emphasizes the nature of the leader-follower relationship from various perspectives. • Leadership is an influence relationship. • It’s the behaviors of any individual working with others toward shared goals as well as a process within organizational units (i.e. a committee, work group, or department).
My LEadership “Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by passion, generated by vision, produced by a conviction, ignited by a purpose.” – Dr. Myles Munroe, The Spirit of Leadership
The importance of leadership “Effective and ethical leadership is essential to the success of all organizations,” –CAS 2003 • To know the importance of leadership, one need only experience a situation without it. • There is no such thing as a natural born leader. • There is a growing emphasis in business and industry on teams and collaborative practices (national study)
Challenges To Leadership • Philosophical Confusion • Lack of Empowerment • The reality of Bad, Dysfunctional Leadership
Overcoming challenges Overcoming Philosophical Confusion • Belief and Philosophy Identification • Connect your personal and professional philosophies. • Philosophy into Action • Without a solid philosophical foundation, effective leadership is diminished.
Overcoming challenges Overcoming a Lack of Self-Empowerment • “Self empowerment is claimed; no one delegates empowerment to others.” • Identify any disempowering beliefs. • Know your worth • POWER UP your environment!
Overcoming challenges Overcoming a Bad, Dysfunctional Leadership • Accepting Reality: Bad Leadership Exists • Challenge and Vigilance • Set Healthy Norms • Make Values-based Comments
My Leadership story The Cost of Leadership Responsibilities LEADERSHIP Rights
How do you do it? • Know your beliefs and leadership style • Know who you will be leading “Failed leadership is closely observed by today’s students who so badly need positive role models in leadership positions,” – Sampson • Read • Attend professional development • Change is okay • Remember what works and forget what does not
Implementation • Initiative your own leadership experience • At work: join committees • At work: ask to Co-advise a group • Volunteer for leadership experiences • Don’t shy away from the the idea of leading!
Further INFORMATION • ACPA Developments online publication • NASPA Leadership Exchange magazine • Gwendolyn Jordan Dungy and Shannon E. Ellis, Exceptional Senior Student Affairs Administrators' Leadership: Strategies and Competencies for Success. 2011. http://bookstore.naspa.org/ssaa.aspx • Covey: Leadership Training Solutions: Variety of Webinars to attend http://www.franklincovey.com/tc/solutions/leadership-solutions/leadership-foundations
Lastly • I AM A FOOTBALL PLAYER.
Citations • Komives, S.R., Owen, J.E., Longerbeam, S.D., & Mainella, F.C. (2005). Developing a leadership identity: A grounded theory. Journal of College Student Development 46, 593-611. • Maxwell, J.C., (2007). The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership (revised ed.). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. • Miller, T.K., (2003). The book of professional standards for higher education (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education. • Sampson, K. (2008). A call for ethical leadership. Developments, 6(3). Retrieved from http://www.myacpa.org/pub/developments/archives/2008/Fall/index.php