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  1. So You Want to be a Leader? EASFAA Conference May 2014

  2. Examine the meaning of “leadership” • Discuss 5 levels of becoming a successful leader • Examine the path to excellent leadership Objectives

  3. Manager - responsible for administrative and supervisory directions Leader - influences/motivates others Definitions

  4. Leaders are also managers • Managers are never leaders…. The Difference

  5. Attributes Vocation Leadership has nothing to do with your career path or success. Leadership is about relationships with self and others. • Leaders are not born, they are made! • Leaders are in a constant mode of learning • Leaders lead people, managers manage widgets What is a Leader?

  6. “Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” • Dwight D. Eisenhower • “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” • Unknown • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” • John F. Kennedy • “If you think you are leading but no one is following, then you are only on a walk.” • John C. Maxwell • “Leadership is accepting people where they are, then taking somewhere.” • C.W. Perry Noteworthy

  7. It is a process and it is very personal! • While a good leader must understand themselves first, it is always about advancing your team, not yourself! • It is a verb not a noun….. Becoming a Leader

  8. ● Have a vision ● Communicate your vision ● Motivate/influence ● Accept responsibility ● Commit to lifelong learning Becoming a Leader

  9. “To thineownself be true”…. Shakespeare • Engage informal leaders - proxies • Bring them into your circle of confidence • Learn and emulate Becoming a Leader

  10. ● Become a “silent leader” ● Be an unselfish teacher/supporter ● Develop your expertise ● Think and act positively Developing Self-Confidence

  11. You Know You are a Leader When…

  12. Your title (not you) makes others follow because you are THE BOSS. • You have little or no influence over others • Your team follows you because they have to…. Your Position – Level One

  13. Relationship based • Trust is developing • You know more about your team on a professional and personal level • More positive environment • Your team follows because they want to! Your Permission – Level Two

  14. Because you developed trust from the team, they become more productive. • You are able to influence others. • You gain credibility. • When morale improves, so does productivity. • You are an agent of change. Production – Level Three

  15. You empower others. • You help others realize their leadership possibilities. • In other words, reproduce your own path of leadership development for others. • More investment in your team results in greater performance by them. • Loyalty People Development – Level Four

  16. Requires skill, expertise, effort and intention! • It helps to be instinctively comfortable in unnatural and difficult situations. • You are creating your legacy! • You are respected by the team, institution and peers. • It’s all about your reputation…. Pinnacle – Level Five

  17. Levels 1 – 4 remain integral throughout your leadership. • One level does not replace another but rather supports the ascent to the next. • You are building leadership from the ground up. Level 5 Leader

  18. Your have the title but little else. • You must redesign and retrofit the office personnel and process to reflect the institution’s vision through your eyes. The FAO – Level One

  19. Your concern is broader than the latest “Dear Colleague” or Title IV regulation. • You are more aware of the dynamics of your team. • You develop a genuine interest in the people and things that are important to your team member. • Lunch? • It’s the simple things like “Thank you” or “ You did a great job taking care of that family”. The FAO – Level Two

  20. The higher you go – the easier it gets to lead. • You are asked to be part of other campus activities or meetings. • Your team becomes more involved with the work beyond their job descriptions. • You give 150% and your team gives 110% to work worth doing. The FAO – Level Three

  21. Others you have mentored are recognized. • You strengthen the team by recognizing specific skill sets embodied in the right attitude. • You reach back into the next generation of administrators. • The higher you lead, more of your skills are required. More growth is required. The FAO – Level Four

  22. Your team is recognized throughout the institution. • Your mentees are recognized for their contributions to the cause. • You worked on this every day and rely on your experience (both successes and failures) to guide your continued growth. • Other leaders seek your good counsel. The FAO – Level Five

  23. “ Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” John C. Maxwell

  24. Achievement • Ownership • Power • Affiliation • Autonomy • Esteem • Recognition • Safety/Security • Equity What Motivates Others?

  25. Directing – Level One Coaching – Level Two Supporting – Level Three Authorizing – Level Four Delegating – Level Five Leadership Styles

  26. ● Persuade ● Negotiate ● Involve ● Support Influencing Others

  27. ●● VOLUNTEER ● Be actively involved ● Practice leadership skills State, Regional & National Involvement

  28. Questions?