LEADERSHIP 101 "You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that's assault, not leadership.“ Dwight D. Eisenhower
Five Major Points • Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness • The true measure of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less • Leadership develops daily, not in a day • Trust is the foundation of leadership • Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes leader to chart the course
Law of the Lid • Leadership ability is the lid that determines a person’s level of effectiveness. • The lower an individual’s ability to lead, the lower the lid on her potential • The higher the leadership, the greater the effectiveness
L E A D D E R S H I P 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 EFFECTIVENESS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 S U C C E S S Success Without Leadership
L E A D D E R S H I P 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 EFFECTIVENESS INCREASES 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 S U C C E S S Success With Leadership
Law of Influence • The true measure of leadership is influence • If you don’t have influence, you will never be able to lead others
5 Myths About Leadership • The Management Myth • The Entrepreneur Myth • The Knowledge Myth • The Pioneer Myth • The Position Myth
Law of Influence • “He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.” • Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.
Law of Process • The secret of our success is found in our daily agenda • It is the capacity to develop and improve their skills that distinguishes leaders from followers.
4 Phases • I Don’t Know What I Don’t Know • I Know What I Don’t Know • I Grow and Know and It Starts to Show • I Simply Go Because of What I Know
“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” - President Theodore Roosevelt
Law of Process Leadership doesn’t develop in a day. It takes a lifetime.
Law of Solid Ground • Trust is the foundation of trust • “People will tolerate honest mistakes, but if you violate their trust you will find it difficult to ever regain their confidence.”
Law of Solid Ground Character communicates… • Consistency • Potential • Respect “Trust is the foundation of leadership. Violate your people’s trust, and you’re through as a leader.”
Law of Navigation “Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.”
Navigators - • Draw on Past Experiences • Listen to What Others Have to Say • Examine the Conditions Before Making Commitments • Make Sure Their Conclusions Represent Both Faith and Fact
Law of Navigation The true secret to the Law of Navigation is preparation.
Remember… • Personnel determine the potential • Relationships determine the morale • Structure determines the size • Vision determines the direction • Leadership determines the success
If You Want To Learn More John C. Maxwell • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership • Failing Forward • The 360 Leader • Winning with People • Talent is Never Enough