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AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP. CHOICE OF TOPIC PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE INTRODUCE AM AND HER DIFFERENT ROLES MOTHER OF 3 WIFE SISTER AUNT GRANDMOTHER BUSINESSWOMAN: M&A AND BWA. AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP. DEFINITION AUTHENTIC: Known to be true or genuine. Reliable, trustworthy

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authentic leadership
AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP
  • CHOICE OF TOPIC
  • PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE
  • INTRODUCE AM AND HER DIFFERENT ROLES
    • MOTHER OF 3
    • WIFE
    • SISTER
    • AUNT
    • GRANDMOTHER
    • BUSINESSWOMAN: M&A AND BWA
authentic leadership1
AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP
  • DEFINITION
      • AUTHENTIC: Known to be true or genuine.
        • Reliable, trustworthy
      • FUNCTIONS OF LEADERSHIP (Dr Johnny Matshabaphala)
        • Caring
        • Direction
        • Corrective action
        • Motivation or inspiration
        • Getting the best out of others
        • Concerned with the future
        • Brand development and maintenance
        • WHAT WOMEN DO EVERYDAY!!
        • LIVE OUT YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL – THAT IS AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP
personal philosophy of authentic leaders
PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF AUTHENTIC LEADERS
  • Live in accordance with timeless principles, universal principles that bring joy, peace of mind and an enhanced feeling of worth
  • Emotional intelligence: What one does when provoked – paralyse your enemies with love
  • Be aware of feelings and act to change them
  • Take control of your own life
  • Be your own brand
  • Immortalise your life
organizational philosophy
ORGANIZATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
  • Competence for working with others
  • Team development – similar to family development
  • Coaching – get the best out of others
    • Motivating
    • Correcting
  • Mentoring
authentic leaders and continuous learning
AUTHENTIC LEADERS AND CONTINUOUS LEARNING
  • CONSTANTLY ASK YOURSELF
    • What is being said?
    • What does it mean to me?
    • How can I use this to be better?
    • Make informed choices and and decisions
    • Use every available opportunity to influence and be influenced by others
    • CONTINUOUS SELF-EMPOWERMENT: “to have a sense of strength and personal control within …. Taking full responsibility for your life and no longer blaming others, or circumstances for your situation.” (Dr Linda Friedman – SELF)
personal efectiveness
PERSONAL EFECTIVENESS
  • HOW DO WE BECOME AUTHENTIC LEADERS?
    • We need to constantly re-examine our effectiveness on a personal and professional basis to see how it can be enhanced
    • We need to eliminate self-defeating behaviour in all areas of our lives – at home and at work
    • The best way to improve our organizations is to improve ourselves
    • The best way to empower our organizations is to empower ourselves
authentic leaders and the power of independent will
AUTHENTIC LEADERS AND THE POWER OF INDEPENDENT WILL
  • Independent will makes effective self-management possible
  • This is measured by our personal integrity
    • The quality of being honest and morally upright
    • Our ability to make and keep commitments to ourselves, to “walk the talk”
    • It is honour with self which leads to honour with others
achieving personal success
ACHIEVING PERSONAL SUCCESS
  • Excellence must be a way of life
  • Batho pele: Service delivery in whatever sphere we operate in
  • Make a commitment to brighten the corner where you are
  • I shall pass this way but once – make a difference
  • Women’s role in transformation is critical – women who marched to the Union Buildings in protest during the very dark days of apartheid
  • Gifts and callings are given to us according to our abilities
  • Immortalise your name – leave a legacy
7 habits of authentic leaders
7 HABITS OF AUTHENTIC LEADERS
  • Dr Stephen R Covey
    • Recognized as one of Time magazines 25 most influential Americans
    • His book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” sold 15 million copies
    • Attended first course in 1996 and have applied his principles since then
habit 1
HABIT 1
  • BE PRO ACTIVE
    • I take responsibility for my attitude and actions
    • I am a product of my values and decisions
    • I am not a victim of my moods and circumstances
    • In every situation I have the opportunity to choose how I will respond
    • I have a response-ability to make things happen
habit 1 cont
HABIT 1 (Cont.)
  • Lord, grant me the serenity
  • To accept the things I cannot change
  • The courage to change the things I can
  • And the wisdom to know the difference
habit 2
HABIT 2
  • BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
  • What is the centre of my life – spouse, family, possessions, work, money, church, sport, friends, etc
  • Do these centres give me a sense of self-worth all the time
  • Do I frequently put aside family, etc, assuming that everyone will understand that earning money comes first
habit 2 cont
HABIT 2 (Cont.)
  • At the end of my life, what do I want to have accomplished
  • Write a personal mission statement
my personal mission statement written in march 1996 to live to love to leave a legacy
My Personal Mission StatementWritten in March 1996“To Live, to Love, to Leave a Legacy”
  • To live in harmony with all mankind
  • To influence those around me in a positive way
  • To appreciate life exactly as it is
  • To build my Christian values to the fullest
  • To be a positive role model to younger people
  • To lift myself when I fall and continue on life’s journey
  • To appreciate the good that is inherent in all God’s children
  • To express my feelings in a positive and constructive way
  • To use very opportunity to utilise my talents and abilities
  • To curb my tongue when something sharp is pushing to escape from it
  • To always remember where I came from by giving a helping hand to those who are less fortunate than I am
  • To be a pleasant and happy old person
  • To die peacefully knowing that my being in this world has made a little difference to someone’s life – then I will lived, loved and left a legacy

ANGIE MAKWETLA

habit 2 cont1
HABIT 2 (Cont.)
  • We need to identify our values and goals – if you don’t know where you are going, you cannot make informed decisions
  • Identify the different roles in your life and write one or two goals for each role
  • What do you want from life
  • What do you value
  • What are your gifts and talents
habit 2 cont2
HABIT 2 (Cont.)
  • Work on your goals each day
  • Accept that you cannot achieve your goals in every role every day or every week
  • Prioritise
  • Be the change that you want
  • Be the leader that you want
habit 3
HABIT 3
  • PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
  • Having decided what is important in my life, I make sure that those people and things are not sidelined by what seems urgent, or by other people’s agendas
  • We reap what we sow
  • Cannot sow potatoes and reap tomatoes
  • There are things that are urgent, but not important
habit 3 cont
HABIT 3 (Cont.)
  • Some things are important but not urgent
  • That is why goals are important to help us identify what is important in our lives
  • Important things are those that contribute to our mission, our values, our goals
  • They require us to be pro-active, to plan ahead and be ready to seize opportunities
  • Through doing them consistently we will produce desired results
habit 3 cont1
HABIT 3 (Cont.)
  • If we keep doing what we are doing, we will keep getting what we are getting
  • Effective personal management means
    • Dealing with things that are important but not urgent
    • Eg, building relationships, writing a personal mission statement, doing long term planning, sharpening the saw (reading, going to gym, etc)
    • Long term maintenance
    • These are all things that we know we need to do, but seldom get around to doing, because they are not urgent
habit 4
HABIT 4
  • THINK WIN WIN
  • I learn to cooperate with others in a way that builds trust, ensures our mutual benefit, success and effectiveness, and allows everyone to be a winner
  • What makes us not to acknowledge the potential in others and affirm their unique gifts?
  • What makes us not to affirm others unique gifts, encourage their individual potential and to want the best for them?
  • What makes us not be able to love unconditionally?
habit 4 cont
HABIT 4 (Cont.)
  • Is it an insecurity in ourselves which prevents us from cooperating with others, from being prepared to combine our talents and share the credit for the greater benefit of all?
  • Win win is a way of thinking that regards relationships as more important than issues
  • Most of life is not a competition
  • We don’t have to live each day competing with our spouse, our children, our colleagues, our neighbours or our friends
habit 4 cont1
HABIT 4 (Cont.)
  • “Who is winning in your marriage” is a ridiculous question
  • If both people in a relationship are not winning, then both are losing
  • As a pro active person, you can choose your responses and rise above your win/lose conditioning
  • Consider ongoing relationships and the building of trust as more important than issues
  • Stay in communication and seek a better way, a more generous way
  • Replace meanness with generosity of spirit
habit 5
HABIT 5
  • SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD
  • I learn to listen, with genuine intent to understand what matters to the other person, before expecting him or her to listen to me
habit 5 cont
HABIT 5 (Cont.)
  • When we are truly interested in what another person is saying, 3 important things happen
    • We give them a sense of self-worth
    • Trust is built up
    • We can decide what to do on the basis of knowledge rather than assumption or ignorance
habit 5 cont1
HABIT 5 (Cont.)
  • WHAT PREVENTS US FROM LISTENING WITH EMPATHY?
    • Desire to be appreciated for offering a wise solution
    • Impatience
    • Need to defend my position
    • Feeling of superiority
    • Assume that I know what you are going to say
    • Been there, done that – let me tell you about me
    • Thinking of my reply
habit 5 cont2
Habit 5 (Cont.)
  • Seek first to understand is a correct principle
  • It is practiced by effective doctors, lawyers, executives, managers, parents, students and many others whose success depends on first understanding symptoms, instructions, etc
  • Once you have proved that you understand the other person in depth, he or she will be more willing to listen to you
  • When both parties understand both perspectives, we find ourselves on the same side looking for solutions together
habit 5 cont3
HABIT 5(Cont.)
  • Lord make me an instrument of your peace
  • Where there is hatred, let me sow love
  • Where there is injury, pardon
  • Where there is discord, union
  • Where there is doubt, faith
  • Where there is darkness, light
  • Where there is sadness, joy
  • Lord, grant that we may not so much seek
  • To be consoled as to console
  • To be understood as to understand
  • To be loved as to love
  • For it is in giving that we receive
  • It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
  • And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
habit 6
HABIT 6
  • SYNERGISE
  • I learn that by working together we can achieve far more than either one of us could achieve on our own
  • 1 + 1 = 3 or more
  • The combined actions of a group of bodily organs
  • Each part of our bodies fulfils a particular function
  • Our health and well being depends on all the parts combining in their different strengths and weaknesses
  • Consider the peaceful transition of SA to a democracy – it is called a miracle
  • Synergy is the essence of miracles
habit 6 cont
HABIT 6 (Cont.)
  • Through mutual cooperation and teamwork we can accomplish what would otherwise be impossible
  • Create shared mission statements
    • Within my circle of influence I will share the responsibility for the economic well-being and quality of life for everyone
    • By example, create a culture of learning and productivity; accountability and the effective use of resources; develop high trust levels and synergy
habit 7
HABIT 7
  • SHARPEN THE SAW
  • SPIRITUAL GROWTH
    • Pray
    • Listen
    • Keep silent
    • Read the bible and other spiritual books
    • Dream dreams and envision
    • Give thanks
habit 7 cont
HABIT 7 (Cont.)
  • PHYSICAL HEALTH
    • Balanced diet
    • Exercise
    • Get sufficient sleep and rest
  • MENTAL ALERTNESS
    • Continue learning
    • Read
    • Write
    • Think
habit 7 cont1
HABIT 7 (Cont.)
  • RELATIONSHIPS – EMOTIONAL DEPOSITS
    • Keep promises
    • Honour commitments
    • Apologise
    • Be loyal
    • Be kind and caring
    • Be generous
    • Give time and credit
conclusion
CONCLUSION
  • We are responsible for our own destiny
  • Take responsibility for your own success
  • Empower those below you
  • Live, love, leave a legacy
  • BECOME AN AUTHENTIC LEADER
  • THANK YOU