Published on February 15, 2014
Leaders Develop Leaders By R.Masilamani Chairman, KMJ Main Resources; About.com/Wikipedia
Presented by • R.Masilamani • Leadership & management educator and consultant • Licensed and trained by four leadership institutions of international repute • Prolific speaker, trainer and consultant in six management areas • Reads and writes and webcasts regularly on topics of management and leadership 10/9/2013 2
Quote "Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.“- tom peters I love that quote because it gets at the heart of what leadership is really about - developing people 10/9/2013 3
Whether, *a mom is feeding her young, *a teacher is giving a lesson to first grade students, or *a manager is setting goals with an employee 10/9/2013 4
They all have one thing in common That one thing is a desire for the child, student or employee to succeed; to become more than they realized they could be. Leaders develop leaders! 10/9/2013 5
Okay, so you're a leader. How do you become a better one? 10/9/2013 6
Quiz - What's Your Leadership Style? Answer the following 18 questions to asses your leadership qualities Learn more about your leadership style. 10/9/2013 7
Psychologist Kurt Lewin identified three major leadership styles. Learn which best describes your leadership style in this 18 question quiz. 10/9/2013 8
Answer Conscientiously 10/9/2013 9
Question 1: I have the final say over decisions made within my group. a) Most of the time b) Absolutely c) I let group members make their own decisions 10/9/2013 10
Question 2: I consider suggestions made by others in the group. a) Always b) Never c) Most of the time 10/9/2013 11
Question 3: I tell group members what to do, how to do it, and when I want it done. a) All of the time b) Occasionally c) Rarely 10/9/2013 12
Question 4: If a group member makes a mistake, they are reprimanded or punished. a) Absolutely b) Rarely. Mistakes are a sign that a new strategy is needed. c) Almost never. Group members can resolve problems on their own 10/9/2013 13
Question 5: I carefully watch group members to be sure they are performing tasks properly . a) Somewhat. I offer guidance if it is needed. b) Always c) Never. Group members know more about their job than I do 10/9/2013 14
Question 6: Group members need clear rewards and punishments in order to complete tasks and meet goals. a) Somewhat agree. They also need to feel involved and committed to the process. b) Agree c) Disagree. Group members should establish their own goals and objectives. 10/9/2013 15
Question 7: Group members are motivated by a need for security. a) Yes b) Somewhat c) No 10/9/2013 16
Question 8: I accept input from group members. a) Never. I don't have time to worry about other people's ideas. b) Yes, but I have the final say over all decisions. c) Absolutely. I allow group members to guide the decision-making process . 10/9/2013 17
Question 9: I ask for advice from group members when things go wrong. a) No b) Often. I want input from group members when resolving problems. c) Yes, and I let group members resolve problems on their own. 10/9/2013 18
Question 10: I want group members to feel involved and relevant in the decision-making process. a) All of the time b) Never c)Much of the time 10/9/2013 19
Question 11: I want to help group members fulfill their potential. a) Not really b) Absolutely c) Occasionally 10/9/2013 20
Question 12: I prefer when decisions are made through group consensus. a) Never b) Occasionally c) Always 10/9/2013 21
Question 13: Big decisions should have the approval of the majority of the group. a) Always b) Never. Group leaders are in charge of making decisions. c) Sometimes. Group members should offer input. 10/9/2013 22
Question 14: I let group members decide what needs to be done and how to do it. a) Never b) Occasionally c) Always 10/9/2013 23
Question 15 : I allow group members to carry out their role with little of my input. They know more about their job than I do. a) Disagree b) Neutral c) Agree 10/9/2013 24
Question 16: When there are problems in the group, I work with members to arrive at a reasonable resolution. a) Never. I will decide how to fix the problem. b) Always. Group members should work together to fix the problem. c) Oftentimes. Group members should offer suggestions 10/9/2013 25
Question 17: I entrust tasks to other group members. a) Most of the time b) Never c) Often 10/9/2013 26
Question 18: I allow other group members to share my leadership power. a) No b) Yes c) Somewhat 10/9/2013 27
What’s Your Score? Autocratic Democratic Laissez Faire b b a b a a b a c c a b a a b c a c a b b b c a b a a c a c b a a b a c b a a b c b a b b a c c a a c c c b 10/9/2013 28
Before Analyzing Your Score •Let’s review Kurt Lewin’s STYLES OF LEADERSHIP 10/9/2013 29
Kurt Lewin’s Leadership Styles • Autocratic or Authoritarian Leadership • Participative or Democratic Leadership • Delegative or Laissez Faire Leadership 10/9/2013 30
Great leaders need to adapt and change based upon the objectives, needs of group members, and situational factors. You can find more information in this article on leadership styles. 10/9/2013 32
st 1 OPINION If our results indicate that your leadership style is predominately: Delegative 10/9/2013 33
Delegative Leadership Delegative leaders allow group members to make decisions. This style is best used in situations where the leader needs to rely on qualified employees. The leader cannot be an expert in all situations, which is why it is important to delegate certain tasks out to knowledgeable and trustworthy group members 10/9/2013 34
COMMENT Remember, good leaders utilize all three styles depending upon the situation. For example: Use an authoritative style if a group member lacks knowledge about a certain procedure. Use a participative style with group members who understand the objectives and their role in the task. Use a delegative style if the group member knows more than you do about the task. 10/9/2013 35
Delegative leaders offer little or no guidance to group members and leave decision-making up to group members. While this style can be effective in situations where group members are highly qualified in an area of expertise, it often leads to poorly defined roles and a lack of motivation. 10/9/2013 36
2nd OPINION If your results indicate that your leadership style is predominately: Participative 10/9/2013 37
Participative Leadership Participative leaders accept input from one or more group members when making decisions and solving problems, but the leader retains the final say when choices are made. Group members tend to be encouraged and motivated by this style of leadership. This style of leadership often leads to more effective and accurate decisions, since no leader can be an expert in all areas. Input from group members with specialized knowledge and expertise creates a more complete basis for decision-making 10/9/2013 38
COMMENT Remember, good leaders utilize all three styles depending upon the situation. For example: Use an authoritative style if a group member lacks knowledge about a certain procedure. Use a participative style with group members who understand the objectives and their role in the task. Use a delegative style if the group member knows more than you do about the task. 10/9/2013 39
Participative leaders encourage group members to participate, but retain the final say over the decision-making process. Group members feel engaged in the process and are more motivated and creative. 10/9/2013 40
3rd OPINION If your results indicate that your leadership style is predominately: Autocratic: 10/9/2013 41
Autocratic Leadership • Autocratic leadership, also known as authoritarian leadership, is a leadership style characterized by individual control over all decisions and little input from group members. Autocratic leaders typically make choices based on their own ideas and judgments and rarely accept advice from followers. Learn more about some of the characteristics, benefits and downsides ofautocratic leadership. • 10/9/2013 42
COMMENT Remember, good leaders utilize all three styles depending upon the situation. For example: Use an authoritative style if a group member lacks knowledge about a certain procedure. Use a participative style with group members who understand the objectives and their role in the task. Use a delegative style if the group member knows more than you do about the task. 10/9/2013 43
Authoritarian leadership is best applied to situations where there is little time for group decision-making or where the leader is the most knowledgeable member of the group. 10/9/2013 44
Let’s Review 10/9/2013 45
What Is Autocratic Leadership? By Kendra Cherry, About.com Guide Autocratic leadership involves having total control over a group. Image courtesy Sanja Gjenero 10/9/2013 46
What Is Democratic Leadership? By Kendra Cherry, About.com Guide Democratic leadership involves allowing members of the group to share and contribute ideas. Photo by Aldomurillo/ iStockPhoto 10/9/2013 47
What Is Laissez Faire Leadership? By Kendra Cherry, About.com Guide Laissez faire leadership involves giving group members the freedom to make their own decisions Toam Nulens / iStockPhoto 10/9/2013 48
Authoritarian (autocratic) • I want both of you to. . .! 10/9/2013 49
• Participative (democratic) • Let s work together… 10/9/2013 50
Delegative (laissez faire) •You two take care of the problem while I go. . . 10/9/2013 51
So, be situational smart! 10/9/2013 52
WATCH the TRUTH This video struck me as not only a beautiful example of nature and motherhood, but also a powerful leadership lesson as well. Watch towards the end when the last little bird leaves the nest. Her job is complete! She doesn't receive anything but the satisfaction that she did all she could to help each of her young to fly. What thoughts came to you as you watched this video around leadership and even teamwork? (Video is for authorised use only) 10/9/2013 53
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