Leadership Statement Presentation

Leadership Statement
Aneliya Kochneva, Cohort II
Spring 2013
Introduction: Who am I ?
Reader Organizer
Team player
Library & Information Specialist
Leadership Experience
• Corporate Software Trainer of a team of
250 people in India
• Student Body Representative in college
• 1000 Book Club Organizer for a local
• Leader in organizing team projects for
Student Science Session
My Leadership Experience is based on…
…a Boundary Spanning Leadership experience
(Yup, 2009):
• Involving communication across organizational
• Accommodating different functions and
• Developing communication channels with the
company’s international and local partners;
• Working with diverse groups in ethnicity, gender
and nationality;
• Cultivating talent and motivating expertise;
Leadership with style: Democratic Leader
• Motivates creativity
• Encourages team decision making
• Fosters inspiration
• Promotes Teamwork
• Respects opinions
• Facilitates brainstorming sessions
Managerial decision-making style
A combination of :
• Thinking style- employing analytical
approach in decision making, based on
logical interpretation;
• Sensing style- focusing on details and
facts to make a decision, as no detail is
considered too small or insignificant;
My Motivation Profile is…
• Result-driven
• Effective in moving projects along
• Perfectionist- upholding high
• Goal-Setter and Go-Getter
• Challenge seeker
• Empowering through collaboration
Strengths of my leadership style
• Motivating through teamwork
• Inspiring creativity
• Reassuring by participation and example
• Fair and just to all
• Encouraging development
• Leading to high satisfaction of employees
• Cultivating talent
Weaknesses of my leadership style
• Requires excellent expertise, knowledge
and understanding of all participants;
• Decision making process can be time
• It can be inefficient in crisis/time sensitive
Leadership styles easy to work with
Based on Leadership Styles
(Mind Tools, Ltd , 2013):
• Charismatic Style- inspirational and exciting;
• Laissez-Faire Style- facilitating freedom and
independent work;
• People/Relation Oriented Style- supporting
skills development, encouraging teamwork;
• Servant Style- leading by example
• Transformational Style- following the principle
“be the best, expect the best”
Leadership styles difficult to work with
Based on Leadership Styles
(Mind Tools, Ltd , 2013):
• Transactional Style- controlling, requiring
• Autocratic Style- dictatorial, complete power
of the leader
• Bureaucratic Style- excessive rule following
• Task-Oriented Style- in some cases it might
shadow autocratic style, “the end justifies the
Key Leadership Values
Personal Goals of Leadership
• Continuous Learning
• Understand processes and functions
• Improve
organizational skills
• Create reflective
time management
• Practice assertive behavior
Professional goals of Leadership
• Gain Experience
• Increase productivity through
organizational skills and time management
• Strive for Excellence
• Work on Dependability
• Encourage Innovation
Leadership Goals (next 5 years)
Based on my personal and
professional goals, my leadership goal is actually
one- Continuous Learning:
• Learn how to promote productivity through
• Learn how to discover and invest in people’s
talents and skills
• Learn how to be assertive and give” tough
love” when necessary
• Learn how to delegate work to others
Leadership plan of development ( year 1-2)
Year 1
Complete MLS through learning and
collaboration with fellow students
Year 2
Find a position with leadership opportunities.
Learn the effective leadership styles in the
context of the organization.
Distance education ( team/group study, online
resources), self-organized instruction , reflective
Printed materials, online resources (websites,
practice, group discussions, Printed materials,
webinars , online classes) seminars, classes,
online resources (websites, webinars , online
classes) seminars, classes, webinars, online
Network with fellow students and professionals
to identify desirable organizations. Attend
classes, seminars or webinars to promote the
initiate thoughtful discussion topics, organize
learning objectives, read scholarly articles on
study group, attend conference 3TT
the subject. If possible, practice what was
learned at the workplace. Subscribe for a
journal on leadership.
Did I get a job ? Do I understand the
Did I graduate ? Did I learn from my fellow
leadership styles of the organization and the
students ? Did my fellow students learn from me
organization structure ? Can I identify paths to
grow within the company ?
Leadership plan of development ( year 3-5)
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Lead a small to medium team.
Leadership Master my domain, earn the respect of my
Take initiative and more responsibilities
objectives/ peers. Learn more about entrepreneurship,
Understand growth in my leadership
within the team.
keep current on leadership training.
skills. Make a new plan.
Observation of company culture and
practices. Reflection on leadership
practices and styles. Evaluation of own
and coworkers' performance, successes
and failures.
Supervisory / management training.
Mentoring relationships w/ experienced
company/team leaders. Sharing
roadblocks and successes with fellow
team leaders. Conversations with team
members on problems and
Acquire in-depth knowledge of my day-toLeadership day activities. Collaborate with coworkers to
excel in assigned projects. Network. Learn
what makes my team tick.
Apply deep knowledge and expertise to
solve problems. Initiate conversations
for improvement of team practices.
Brainstorm ideas for growth and
development. Help team members
grow and thrive.
Adjust my leadership styles to the needs
of the team. Evaluation and self
evaluation within the team. Team
building exercises. Collect feedback
through personal conversations and
team interactions.
Do coworkers come and ask me for my
expertise and advice ? Has my effort and
knowledge been recognized ? Have I been
promoted for my individual contributions ?
Was I given team related responsibilities Do I have leadership responsibility and a
? Were my team contributions
corresponding position and authority
recognized by my peers and rewarded within the company ? Is my team
by my superiors ? Is my team better off successful ? Is my company more
because of my contributions ?
successful because of my team ?
Self-reflection. Applying knowledge and
learning from experience. Professional
publications and events.
The most important part of learning what my
personal leadership style is, is the opportunity
to understand and employ my natural abilities
with my cultivated ones for the benefit of
growing personally and
professionally in the future.
Learning to work with what I
have and striving to achieve
what I can be, all with team
success in mind.
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