Leadership: The good, the bad and the ugly Opening Activity: On sticky notes, jot down what skills a good leader should have and put them on the front chart. On the Horns chart, write down the worst leader you ever encountered and what made them a bad leader (fictionalize to protect your job as needed!). On the Halo chart, do the same for a good leader.
lead·er·ship (noun) 1. the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group: He managed to maintain his leadership of the party despite heavy opposition. Synonyms: administration, management, directorship, control, governorship, stewardship, hegemony. 2. ability to lead: As early as sixth grade she displayed remarkable leadership potential. Synonyms: authoritativeness, influence, command, effectiveness; sway, clout. 3. an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction: They prospered under his strong leadership. 4. the leaders of a group: The union leadership agreed to arbitrate. Defining Leadership
man·age·ment (noun) • the act or manner of managing; handling, direction, or control. 2. skill in managing; executive ability: great management and tact. 3. the person or persons controlling and directing the affairs of a business, institution, etc.: The store is under new management. Defining management
"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile." --Vince Lombardi
Know yourself • What are your core values? • What’s your message? • Come up with a sentence that describes these things for you. • “I help others help themselves.” Good Leadership is About YOU
MI • ME • Are defined and set from “outside” influences. • Examples: pain avoidance, food. • Are defined and set from within each individual’s person. • Examples: values, sense of team work Motivation Theory
"Good leaders make people feel that they're at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning." --Warren G. Bennis
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." --Lao Tzu
Personal effort: • Blogs • Books • Experimentation • Formal opportunities: • Virginia Library Leadership Academy (VALLA) Keep learning…
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