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Dr. Brad E. Oliver, Associate Professor Indiana Wesleyan University State Board of Education Member, 6 th District. Unleashing Your Influence. What is your purpose? What is your story? Who or what is influenced by your purpose and story?. There are two types of people…. Transactional .

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unleashing your influence

Dr. Brad E. Oliver, Associate Professor

Indiana Wesleyan University

State Board of Education Member, 6th District

Unleashing Your Influence

what is your purpose what is your story who or what is influenced by your purpose and story

What is your purpose?What is your story?Who or what is influenced by your purpose and story?

there are two types of people
There are two types of people…

Transactional

Transformational

Mission Oriented

Their understanding of the mission helps them translate events and circumstances in a productive manner

Rely on understanding, not just information (e.g., experience & context)

Influence is a given, as nothing constrains them

  • Task Oriented
  • Events and circumstances of life inform their behavior
  • Rely on available information
  • They have capacity to make a difference, but influence is not a given
discerning three variables
Discerning Three Variables
  • Culture
  • CHARACTER
  • (Influence)
  • Relationship
  • Time
culture
Culture

Schein, 2010

relationship
Relationship

Transactional

Transformational

Oliver, 2011

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Time

Guinness, 2011

what is your capacity
What is your capacity?
  • Culture
  • CHARACTER
  • (Influence)
  • Relationship
  • Time
what is your capacity to lead
What is your capacity to lead?

At your table, take a few minutes to write down a few thoughts related to each question.

As you think about your story and your purpose in life, how would you answer the following questions:

  • What do you want?
  • What do you not want?
  • What do you need?
  • What are you afraid of losing?
leadership influence
Leadership = Influence

Key Components of Leadership

Outcomes of Key Components

CONSTRAINTS

TRANSACTIONAL

TRANSFORMATIONAL

MISSION-ORIENTED

TASK-ORIENTED

Character

Credibility

Influence

Capability

Capacity

Impact

Kubicek, 2011

leadership constraints
Leadership Constraints
  • Social
    • Example: I am unclear as to my role.
  • Mental
    • Example: I am overwhelmed and can not mentally process anything else at this time.
  • Physical
    • Example: I am physically not well and others who are well will have to carry my load.
  • Emotional
    • Example: I am worried about what others will think. I am not confident in my own ability to lead.
  • Spiritual
    • Example: I am unsettled with respect to my purpose in life.
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Unleashing Your Influence
  • You have to know yourself first, before you lead yourself first!
  • You have to know others to lead others!
  • You have to know the team to lead the team!
  • View your work (leadership/influence) as a mission, not a task!
leadership influence1
Leadership = Influence

Key Components of Leadership

Outcomes of Key Components

SUCCESSFUL

FULFILLED

NURTURE

JOB

MISSION

Character

Credibility

Influence

Capability

Capacity

Impact

TRANSACTION

TRANSFORMATION

character of an influential leader
Character of an Influential Leader…
  • Leads with vision
  • Leads from the head and the heart
  • Practices humility and service to others
  • Influences rather than pushes or demands
  • Invests in the success of others first
  • Rises above unethical practices, pressure, and petty politics
  • Attracts a diverse and dedicated team of future leaders
  • Delivers more than expected
  • Wields the tools of forgiveness, gratitude, and laughter
  • Reaches out to make the last first

Kubicek, 2011, Pg. 77

references
References

Chenoweth, K. (2011). Getting it done: Leading academic success in unexpected schools.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Guinness, O. (2003). The call: Finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life. Nashville, TN:

W Publishing Group.

Kubicek, J. (2011). Leadership is dead: How influence is reviving it. New York, NY: Howard Books.

Maxwell, J. (2013). The 5 levels of leadership: Proven steps to maximize your potential. New York,

NY: HatchettBook Company.

Nelson, J. (2013). The art of focused conversations in schools. [3rd Edition]. Toronto, Ontario: ICA

Associates, Inc.

Oliver, B. (2011). Relational levels of influence. Muncie, IN: Self-Published.