Defining Leadership – Carly Fiorina

Defining Leadership – Carly Fiorina

Session 2A: 2014-08-14 11:17 AM

  • “Leadership is the same no matter what the context is.”
  • “Everyone has potential”
  • “Every organization has more potential than is tapped or used”
  • “Potential is truly limitless”
  • Why do people not reach their potential? - Afraid
  • Don’t get the chance
  • Don’t have the tools or training
  • People lose faith (selves, others, God)
  • Beurocracy crushes potential (follow the rules, stick with the process, turn-in on selves – turf battles, forgets who it is there to serve
  • Leadership unlocks potiential - “The highest calling of leadership is unlocking the potential of others”
  • Leadership is not… - management (production of acceptable results within known constraints and conditions) - Leaders changes the order of things
  • good speaking
  • “Jesus was a nobody and recruited other nobodies” – he went to the poor because he knew of their potential
  • What do leaders do? Leadership framework (square) - top of square: vision/strategy/goals (clear and specific) - Where are we going?
  • Why are we going there?
  • How are we going to get there?
  • right side of square: Organization/team/structure/process - How are we going to work together to get things done?
  • Who should be a part of the team?
  • “Structure should always follow a strategy” the why!
  • bottom of square: Metrics/results - “What gets measured is what gets done”
  • Are we measuring lives transformed?
  • What are we measuring
  • What are we recording
  • left side of square: Culture/behavior - watch out for people pushing the limits of ethical behavior
  • “The leader has to set the tone. He or she has to model the behavior”
  • people are in the center of the square
  • “Set the frame and then set people free.”
  • 20/20 rule: - 20% of the people in most organizations are change warriors – identify, enlist, and harness these warriors
  • 20% “Hell no, I won’t go” they become the source of resistance
  • 60% skeptics–they are waiting to see what happens – change won’t happen until the skeptics get involved and engaged
  • “Everyone has the capacity to lead”
  • “Leadership is a profoundly human gift”
  • “True leadership requires faith”– a love of God makes leadership easier - it supports humility
  • it reminds that it is not about us…it is about others
  • gives us the gift of empathy
  • gives the gift of optimism
  • helps have faith in others

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