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"Leadership 101" by John Maxwell

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Cynthia Marino

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Transcript of "Leadership 101" by John Maxwell

What is Influence?
Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.
"Leadership 101"
What is leadership?
"Leadership is complicated. It has many facets: respect, experience, emotional strength, people skills, discipline, vision, momentum, timing -- the list goes on."
- John Maxwell
What do you need to be an effective leader?
What do I need in order to prioritize?
The Pareto Principle - 20/80
"People will tolerate honest mistakes, but if you violate their trust, you will find it very difficult to ever regain their confidence. That is the one reason that you need to treat trust as your most precious asset. You may fool your boss but you can never fool your colleagues or subordinates."
- Craig Weatherup
"Leadership 101" by John Maxwell
What is leadership?

What do you need to be an effective leader?

Why is influence important in being an effective leader?
Goals for today:
McDonalds vs. Higher Education
1. Self-Discipline
2, Challenge your excuses
3. Remove your rewards until the job is done
4. Stay focused on the results
The discipline to prioritize and the ability to work toward a stated goal are essential to a leader's success.

20% of your priorities will give you 80% of your production.
Spend your time, energy, money and personnel on the most priorities
20% of the people in an organization will be responsible for 80% of the company's success.
Strategies to Increase
Determine which people are the top 20%
Spend 80% of your time and development on the top 20%
Ask the 20% to do on-the-job training for the next 20%
3 Common "-Uses" in Organizations
1. Abuse
2. Disuse
3. Misuse
How to Keep Your Priorities in Place
Three Qualities a Leader Must Exemplify in Order to Build Trust:
Character and leadership ability always go hand in hand. It makes trust possible. And trust makes leadership possible
What does Character Communicate?
Vision is everything for a leader.
Vision starts within
Vision draws on your history
Vision meets others' needs
Vision helps you gather resources
Why is influence important
in being an effective leader?
"He who thinks he leads, but has no followers, is only taking a walk. If you can't influence others, they won't follow you. And if they won't follow you're not a leader."
5 Myths of Leadership
The Management Myth
The Entrepreneur Myth
The Knowledge Myth
The Pioneer Myth
The Position Myth

5 Levels of Leadership
The Higher You Go...
The longer it takes
The higher level of commitment
The easier it is to lead
The greater the growth
Extending Influence
"The ability to empower others is one of the keys to personal and professional success."
An empowerer will know how to effectively share influence, position, power, and opportunities with others for their own personal investment and organizational growth.
Qualifications of an Empowerer

Cannot be insecure, afraid of change. You need to believe in others enough to give them all you can and in yourself enough to know that it won't hurt you.
Having the Right Attitude:
Qualifications of an Empowerer:
Empowering Others to Their Potential:
Evaluate them on knowledge, skill, desire
Make sure to give people what they need to know, ask questions, give them background
Give them permission to succeed
Transfer authority to them
Publicly show your confidence in them
Supply them with feedback
Release them to continue on their own when they are ready
Leaving a Legacy
Lead the organization with a long view
Create leadership culture
Pay the price today to assure success tomorrow
Value team leadership above individual
Walk away from the organization with integrity
By: Joyce Arias, LaKeisha Armstrong, Juliana Dorcelus, & Cynthia Marino
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