Leadership in the 21 st Century Libraries. What is leadership?. “Leadership is influence” (John C. Maxwell). What is Leadership?. “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision to reality” (Warren C. Bennis ). What is Leadership? .
“Leadership is influence”
(John C. Maxwell)
“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision to reality”
(Warren C. Bennis)
“Leadership is not wielding authority—it’s empowering people.”
“Leadership is one component of the functions of management…[;it] is the process of facilitating and influencing (interacting with) others to attain group, organizational and societal goals. The central attribute is social influence.”
(A.J. Anderson, 2002)
“The single most important factor in determining the climate of an organization is the top executive.” (Charles Galloway)
“You Manage things, You lead people. We went overboard on management and forgot about leadership”
(Grace Murray Hopper, Admiral, US Navy (Retired)
(Webster, Keith, 2006)
Believe that potential leaders help carry the load and provide a sounding board for decisions. Followers do not carry the load.
Believe that an organization’s growth potential is directly related to its personnel potential
Acquire good people who are potential leaders. They recruit the best underdeveloped people who can be coached and developed.
Believe that the important factors in recruitment are good character and attitude
Believe that there is no success without successors
Do big things. Big things attract big men. Little things attract little men. Little men usually cause trouble.
Maximize the value of opportunity and momentum by immediately recognizing them and pouring resources into them.
Mahmoodi and King
1. Positiveness—the ability to work with and see people and situations in a positive way
2. Servanthood—the willingness to submit, play team ball, and follow the leader
3. Growth potential—ahunger for personal growth and development; the ability to keep growing as the job expands
4. Follow-through— the determination to get the job done completely and with consistency
5. Loyalty—the willingness to always put the leader and the organization above personal desires.
6. Resiliency—the ability to bounce back when problems arise
7. Integrity—trustworthiness and solid character; consistent words and walk
8. “Big picture” mind-set—the ability to see the whole organization and all of its needs
9. Discipline—the willingness to do what is required regardless of personal mood
10. Gratitude—an attitude of thankfulness that becomes a way of life.
Share your dream (vision)
Hold hope high
5. While at the same time turning them loose by giving them responsibility, authority and accountability
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