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  1. Everyone Can Be A Leader Brian McNurlen, CITES Michael Hites, AITS Mike Bohlmann, OTM

  2. What is leadership? • Ability to motivate people towards the completion of a goal

  3. What makes a leader? • Authority? • Born capability? • Learned skills? • Management skills?

  4. Leading Without A Title Brian McNurlen CITES

  5. What is the crisis? Leaders are often born out of crisis. Need to identify the problem you’re trying to solve. Often you don’t chose the problem, someone chooses it for you.

  6. Selling your idea Don’t feel guilty– is the solution something people want? Don’t be shy. Will it benefit the common good?

  7. Execution Getting through to completion can be difficult without authority. Delegation can happen without authority.

  8. Reward What is the pay-off for you?

  9. Requirements

  10. Knowledge Know your subject. Read good books and take classes on leadership. Identify wise counsel.

  11. Relationships Who could help you be a better leader? Do you need someone else to be the champion? Can’t do it alone.

  12. Enthusiasm When you believe in what you’re doing, it’s not as hard. Others will see it in you and feed off of it.

  13. Risk If no risk, everyone would be doing it. Accept that making mistakes is okay. In the end, usually not as risky as first thought.

  14. Peer Coaching Example Steps • Need for mentors • Sold to 16 others • Made time for it • Many, many rewards Requirements • Learned from class • New friends • Felt excited • No longer risky

  15. References, Links, Notes, Etc. • Sanborn, Mark. 2006. You don’t need a title to be a leader. New York, Doubleday. • Illinois Peer Coaching - http://illinoispeercoaching.blogspot.com/

  16. Motivating IT Staff Michael Hites AITS

  17. That’s a Presumptuous Title • Can a single person motivate you?

  18. What Motivates You? • Just call me Senior Executive Supreme Chancellor Bob

  19. What is leadership? • Taking what you are given and doing something great.

  20. Assumption • Motivation is a by-product of leadership

  21. What makes a leader?Marty Clarke • Consistency and Conviction • One Rule, One Promise • I'm Just Saying • Managing by Committee • Managing to the Exception

  22. What makes a leader?Five Minds - Gardner • Discipline • Synthesis • Creativity • Respect • Ethics

  23. What makes a leader?Good to Great - Collins • Level 5 Leadership • Level 5 Executive (greatness: through humility and will) • Effective Leader (compelling vision and high standards) • Competent Manager (organizer of efficient pursuit) • Contributing Team Member (group-centered individual) • Highly Capable Individual (talented, skilled worker)

  24. What makes a leader?Principle Centered - Lee • Motivation by power • Motivation by negotiation • Motivation by personal principles, that is, consistency, confidence, clarity and conviction

  25. Motivation: Departmental • Celebrate successes with individual and team recognition • Recognize and value the opinion of others • Hire great colleagues • Make helping the customer fun • Provide interesting and challenging work • Experiment with work environments (AITS telecommuting) • Try to sync titles and compensation with responsibility • Avoid hurting motivation. Small things can deflate everyone.

  26. Motivation: Individual • Promote accountability and high expectations • Talk to and listen to those around you • Care more about organizational success than personal success • Work for a respected organization • Make your colleagues look good • Believe the mission statement • Do external work that helps you succeed internally

  27. More Links • Motivation and Leadership Styles • The Accidental IT Leader • 11 Ways to Motivate Geeks • Harvard Business School: Motivation

  28. Leadership, Higher Ed, and IT Mike Bohlmann OTM

  29. Leadership, Higher Ed, and IT • Leadership is not maintaining the status quo but working to create transformation and change David W. Dodd & EDUCAUSE

  30. Why does IT matter? • Every great organization moved from being good through some use of technology Jim Collins, Good to Great

  31. Linking Leadership, IT, and Higher Ed • Information technology is the tool and we are the artisans, artificers, and masters • How information technology transforms the University is up to us

  32. Make a Difference • Look at the bigger picture • Be proactive • Talk to your boss and your DDDH • Share your ideas with others • Work to bring about positive change

  33. Continual Effort • IT understands the “business” – 73% • IT investment driven by goals – 53% • Close relationship with IT leader – 60% • Strong alignment – 80%

  34. Issues & Dangers • Sally’s unowned problems from the spring • Economy’s impact on budgets • Unit/department/college pains • Personal pains

  35. Opportunities • Attend meetings outside your unit or college • Volunteer for a committee • Be creative

  36. Opportunities • Join the Community of Interest • Volunteer for the CCSP Program Committee • Find someone else interested in the same issues

  37. Questions?

  38. References, Links, Notes, Etc. • Collins, Jim. 2001. Good to Great. New York, Harper. • Community of Interest: Leadership, Higher Ed, and IT - https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/display/ciolead • Illinois Peer Coaching - http://illinoispeercoaching.blogspot.com/ • Campus Round Table - http://www.pso.uiuc.edu/crt/