Are You an Effective Leader?

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THE LAW OF ATTRACTION VIDEO
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Are you an Effective Leader
Presented by
Sandra WaffordPinkins
&
Letisha Brooks
Community Action Partnership of Kern
Head Start & Early Head Start
AGENDA:
LAW OF ATTRACTION (VIDEO)
INTRODUCTIONS
ICE BREAKER
QUESTION (ARE YOU AN EFFECTIVE LEADER?)
LEADERSHIP IS A JOURNEY
LEADERSHIP IS A SKILL
CHECKS AND BALANCES
SURVEY AND GROUP DISCUSSION
EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
ARE YOU AN EFFECTIVE LEADER?
THINK ABOUT THIS QUESTION DURING OUR
WORKSHOP.
Leadership is a Journey.
Just as you bring unique experiences, you also
bring your own leadership styles. While
Administrators and Managers with a variety of
leadership styles can be successful, we know that
the peak of successful leadership involves the
ability to shift focus from individuals to
interactions—in principle, to build relationships.
Effective leadership development encourages you
to reveal on your own leadership style, to build
upon personal strengths, and to discover
leadership tools and resources that complement
your personal style.
Leadership is the
exercise of power
and influence.
—Resonant Leadership
“Leadership is the skill of
influencing people to work
enthusiastically toward
goals identified as being
for the common good.”
—The Servant
Intentions Along With Checks and Balances
Intentions are essential in leadership. Knowing if your
intentions are showing up in the right way is challenging,
less so if we take the time to define them and then really
lead in this defined manner.
Even then, intention is only a third of the formula.
Leadership intentions along with core beliefs and positive,
growth-oriented actions enable an individual to become an
effective leader.
What about Leadership Checks & Balance
Now, comes the challenging part:
How will you know?
How will you check your leadership in each of the three
elements?
How will you know if you are maintaining balance.
Intentions Along With Checks and Balances
Continued:
• Self Reflection: Self-reflection may come by asking yourself
the tough questions, meditating, praying, or just taking a
long, long walk to contemplate who you are or what you
have become. Look in the mirror what do you really see?
• Other Reflection: Look at non-verbal cues from staff and
coworkers do they readily engage you. Are they open with
feed back to you.
• Open Feed Back: Find someone who doesn’t work for you
and knows you well. This person needs to be around you
often enough to see how you act and how others react to
you. Sit down with them and then ask them: What do my
intentions show? What do my actions say? Be open. Listen.
Adjust
LEADERS NEED SUPPORT
Effective Leadership Development
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STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING LEADERSHIP
CAPACITY
Developing Your Leadership Skills
 Ask for and use constructive feedback
 Evaluate yourself regularly and honestly
 Seek out new roles and new challenges
 Start practicing leadership skills in your family
 Join community organizations and volunteer for committee work
 Never pass up training opportunities
 Remember that “to teach is to learn twice’
 Work with and learn from strong, skilled, and upright leaders
 Set personal leadership development goals and work on them
A significant amount of time, effort, and money has
been dedicated to the study of leadership. In spite of
all this research, there is little promise about just
what leadership is.
Still, people know effective leadership when they see
it. And while great leaders may sometimes be born
that way, there are certain qualities that countless
leaders share in common that anyone can practice
and implement to become more effective.
What qualities are those? Well, to be a highly
effective leader, you must...
... Inspire Action.
Paint an image of the future that inspires your staff to do
whatever it takes to get there. The best leaders also clear
away the operational blockades that restrain employees’
natural creativity and ingenuity, unleashing a tremendous
amount of energy in the process.
... Be Optimistic.
Employees want to work with and for people who lift them
up instead of dragging them down. Look for the positives
in your employees, helping them overcome their own
feelings of self-doubt and spreading optimism throughout
your company.
... Have Integrity.
Research shows that the top thing that employees want
from their leaders is integrity. Be honest, fair, open and
direct, and treat everyone in the same way that you
yourself would want to be treated.
... Support and Facilitate your team.
For people to do their very best work, they need an
administrative environment that supports them by making
it safe to take risks, to tell the truth, and to speak up ...
without being punished for doing so. Support your
employees by creating this kind of environment, and it will
facilitate their progress toward attaining your
organization’s goals.
... Have Confidence.
Highly effective leaders know deep down inside that they
and their team can accomplish anything they set their
minds to. Failure is not an option. Tentative leaders make
for tentative employees. If you’re confident, your people
will be too.
... Communicate.
In any organization, knowledge is power, and great
leaders ensure that every employee, from the very top to
the very bottom of the org chart, is provided with
complete and up-to-date information about the
organization’s goals, performance, successes and failures.
To achieve this level of connection, you should also
provide ample channels for two-way communication
between employees and managers, actively soliciting their
ideas for improvement and rewarding employees for
submitting them.
... Have Confidence.
Highly effective leaders know deep down inside that they
and their team can accomplish anything they set their
minds to. Failure is not an option. Tentative leaders make
for tentative employees. If you’re confident, your people
will be too.
... Communicate.
In any organization, knowledge is power, and great
leaders ensure that every employee, from the very top to
the very bottom of the org chart, is provided with
complete and up-to-date information about the
organization’s goals, performance, successes and failures.
To achieve this level of connection, you should also
provide ample channels for two-way communication
between employees and managers, actively soliciting their
ideas for improvement and rewarding employees for
submitting them.
... Be Decisive.
One of the most basic duties of any leader is to make
decisions. Highly effective leaders aren’t afraid to be
decisive and to make tough calls quickly when
circumstances require it. Once you have all the
information you need to make an informed decision, then
don’t hesitate--make it. And once you make a decision,
then stick with it unless there is a particularly compelling
reason for you to change it.
No matter what type of organization or industry you're in,
it's possible to become a more effective leader, inspiring
your people to give their very best every day of the week.
Make a point of practicing these 7 leadership traits, and
you will be a highly effective leader too.
QUESTIONS, THOUGHTS, SHARING
REFLECTION
Here are some specific ways to increase your
leadership effectiveness:
1. Get 360-degree feedback on your present level of
effectiveness, as judged by co-workers you respect.
2. Pick the most important behaviors for change—
those you believe will enhance your effectiveness as a
leader—e.g., "become a more effective listener" or
"make decisions in a timelier manner").
3. Periodically ask co-workers for suggestions on how
you can do an even better job in your selected
behaviors for change.
4. Listen to their ideas—don't promise to change
everything—and make the changes that you believe
will further increase your effectiveness.
5. Follow-up and measure change in your
effectiveness over time.
Are leaders born or made? If you are working with
and through others to achieve objectives, you are
already a leader. Can you become a more effective
leader? Definitely.
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