leadership: turning potential into performance

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Presentation to Chicago Booth Leadership Group on Leadership and advanced communication and influencing skills, February 2012

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  • 1. Tom LemanskiChicago Executive Coaching

2. How do you rate yourself? 3. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D. Eisenhower 34th President 1954-61 Supreme Commander of European Allied Forces Five Star General 4. Leadership mastery is not a destination. It is a journey.Knowledge alone is not power. Applied Knowledge is power.Miscommunication is the root cause of most group failures.Decision making is predominantly emotional. 5. The Potential to become a more effective leader already exists inside you. Its up to you to turn that potential into performance. 6. For each familiar logo, Is it Text? Graphic? A combination of Text and Graphic?When you get it, keep it to yourself 7. Is it text, graphic or a combination of both? 8. Is it Text, Graphic or Both? 9. Is it text, graphic or both? 10. Now, whenever you see, youll think of FedEx The arrow Me! 11. SelfAwareness Decision Making Time Management Influencing Others Communication Understanding Motivation Delegation Self Leadership Life Balance 12. By DefaultRole ModelsTrial and Error 13. Only Applied Knowledge is powerWe hire for skills and knowledge. Then, hire and promote for attitudes and habits. 14. Knowing Side Most organizations spend their time and money for recruiting and developing the left half of the Execution Box.We hire for skills and knowledge. Then, hire and promote for attitudes and habits. 15. Knowing SideDoing SideMost organizations spend their time and money for recruiting and developing the left half of the Execution Box.Most shortfalls, failures and terminations result from deficiencies in the right half of the Execution Box.We hire for skills and knowledge. Then, hire and promote for attitudes and habits. 16. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle 17. Is Effective Communication A Mindset or a Skill Set? 18. 1.2.Start With WhyFirst Seek to Understand. Then to be Understood3.Less Telling and More Asking4.Become a Blameless Communicator5.Become a More Active and Empathetic Listener 19. 1. Start With Why People Dont Buy WHAT You do. They Buy WHY You do it More: SMART Leadership Blog When Theres No Why, Theres No Way 20. 2. "First Seek to Understand Then to be Understood From The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People via St. FrancisIf you truly want to be perceived as interesting, start by being interested. 21. 3. Less Telling and More Asking " The leader of thepast knew how to tell. The leader of the future will know how to ask. - Peter Drucker 22. 4. Become a Blameless Communicator 23. 5. Become An Active and Empathetic Listener People will never care how much you know until they know how much you care 24. Tom Lemanski e: [email protected] PH: 312-566-7707 ChicagoExecutiveCoaching.com /smartleadership