Published on December 17, 2009
Leadership and Vision: Leadership and Vision By John Aderibigbe Leadership Training specialist What is leadership: Influence Activity The way we model change What is leadership Characteristics of Leadership: Visionary Knowledgeable Creative Characteristics of Leadership Personal leadership and vision: Conceive the vision Write down the vision Convert vision into actionable plans Implement the vision Personal leadership and vision Organizational Leadership and Vision: Conventional leader conceives the vision and convinces followers to adopt the vision. Exceptional leaders cultivate the emergence of a vision- an organisational vision must have a life of its own. Leaders may originate a vision but there is power in group discovering the vision Organizational Leadership and Vision Creativity: A way to conceive, visualize and concretize the vision through imagination. A mechanism or way to motivate and/or inspire people to do something new Creativity Case study: Flik: Case study: Flik Flik felt he couldn’t make a difference But he saw things differently than the rest of the colony Case study: Flik: Case study: Flik Why didn’t the colony appreciate Flik’s efforts? It was new ; it represented change Why is change so hard?: Because we are comfortable with our habits Our habits keep us from changing or accepting change! Why is change so hard? The definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result.” - Albert Einstein The definition of insanity Look at things: Look at things Is it a problem? A challenge? Or an opportunity? A new way Redefine the Circumstances: Redefine the Circumstances I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.“ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. Critical Actions to Promote a Shared Collective Vision: Critical Actions to Promote a Shared Collective Vision Facilitate and Encourage Dialogue That Lets the Vision Emerge Write down the shared vision Articulate the Vision on Behalf of the Group Convert the shared vision into actionable tasks Critical Actions to Promote a Shared Collective Vision: Critical Actions to Promote a Shared Collective Vision Encourage and Showcase Champions of the Vision Empower and Support Action that Moves the Vision Forward Influence the Culture to Embrace and Align with the Vision So ... Are you ready to get to work?: So ... Are you ready to get to work? What is one thing you can change to be a more creative leader?