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How to Impact Others
Making an Impact
What is your Leadership Style?
The Power of Passion
Passionate Leadership can produce unsurpassed collective will among your people.
When leaders experience successes, interrupted by substantive difﬁculties, they will underestimate the difficulties.
The problems arise when a new challenge hits the horizon which these leaders do not really understand but which they wholeheartedly believe they can overcome.
Their vaulting self-conﬁdence drives them to a blinkered, head-on clash equipped with the skills and knowledge they have overestimated and against a challenge they have underestimated.
Use the right influencing behavior in appropriate circumstances
Don't depend on socially acceptable influencing behavior
Decide whether you're aiming for commitment or just compliance
Select the statements that describes commitment
Turning Knowledge into Action: Requires three main actions, discussed in the next slide
Building Ethos for Human Development You need to be active in the following ways:
Make people feel valued
Expose people to developmental experiences.
Give people space to succeed and grow
Develop a number of potential successors
Leaders should help others build their skills to safeguard the future of the purpose they serve.
Do you recall which statement describes commitment?
Collaboration occurs when team members work together towards a single goal.
Successful collaboration requires everyone involved to respect and encourage diversity.
Address the importance of chemistry between team members.
People have to connect and balance each others’ strengths.
A team is a group of people with complementary skill sets who work together towards common goals.
There are three different types of teams:
Functional These teams work in a general area or department to support the customer needs.
Cross-functional Team members come with different areas of expertise to complete a single goal.
Self-managing These teams do not have much oversight as members work independently towards goals.
Feedback is necessary for any team setting
Effective leaders are able to provide feedback that is both timely and constructive.
For feedback to be timely, it needs to address issues as they arise.
When giving feedback, be careful not to act out of emotion.
Motivation is essential to the success of every team
Methods of motivation include: Avoiding negative criticism
Meeting with the individual
Reasons why wrong information can be creeping into your team:
Unclear instructions and expectations
Lack of collaboration among team members
Poor communication could lead to decisions that are made using false assumptions and unreliable data.
Trust means that you rely on someone else to do the right thing
Without trust there's less innovation, collaboration, creative thinking.
Trust provides a sense of safety When your team members feel safe with each other, they feel comfortable to open up
Team members also become stronger, because they are part of an effective group.
Focusing on Culture & Diversity Making time to know people is very beneficial for your organization's culture.
Handling Conflict A high performance environment is one that encourages problem-solving.
Ways to Handle Conflict
Address problems immediately.
View problems realistically.
Choose a problem solving approach.
Ways to Avoid Conflicts
Understand what offends others and avoid doing it.
Be polite and tolerant when others have different opinions.
Foster a culture of handling conflicts in an open and constructive manner.
If you want to avoid conflicts, you need to:
Managing Interests: Is compromising to meet other people's objectives.
Working toward a common vision is the beginning of progress for any team.
Team Building An investment in team building activities is an investment in success.
Good communication helps foster an environment in which conflicts are addressed openly.
The sense of having a shared purpose tends to foster effectiveness and productivity.
A sense of shared goals and values serves as valuable motivation.
Team building helps to foster a sense of shared identity.
How People Feel about Being on Teams: Many people do not like the idea of being on teams.
Everybody has been on a team with that one person who did not contribute.
If you want to avoid conflicts, you need to: