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What is Leadership?

Leadership – Key Points » Leadership in Simple Terms » Leader Characteristics » Qualities of Leadership » Leadership as Empowerment » The Leadership Role » The Ingredients of a Successful Leader » What is Successful Leadership » The Lombardi Leadership Model (2001) .

... 2001) What do you know about yourself as a leader? . Integrity provides the foundation for leadership”. Character is the root of integrity.Leadership begins with Self-knowledge “Self-knowledge is the basis for character. (Lombardi..

(Lombardi. more important. to have those people accept that direction”. 2001) .Leadership in Simple Terms » Understand the vision » Direct and enable others to cooperate in achieving it “Leadership is the ability to direct people.

.Leadership is about: » Motivating » Inspiring » Taking people to greater heights » Working with participants on the how and helping them figure out the what and why » Encouraging them to push themselves to achieve the highest possible performance » Action » Enabling. not telling » Talking the talk and walking the walk..walking alongside .

1985) How would you define leadership? . really caring about them. really involving them. experiences and interests.“Leadership that pulls together people with diverse talents. Leadership is not about memorising techniques or devising the perfect game plan.” (Peters & Austin. encourages them to step up to responsibility and continued achievement. and treats them as full scale partners and contributors. backgrounds. It is about really paying attention to people – really believing them.

Leader Characteristics include: » Ability » Knowledge » Experience » Personality (Bennis. 2003) What characteristics of leadership do you have? .

not their position. “Leadership is not just one quality but rather a blend of qualities”. 2001) . (Lombardi.Qualities of Leadership » Leadership qualities are demonstrated in a leader’s behaviour.

2000) » Vision and passion » Strong communicating skills » Role model » Have integrity and honesty » Be organised (Trenberth and Collins. 1994) What leadership qualities do you have? .Leadership Qualities » Enable direction and structure by the group » A clear vision » Charisma » Enable motivation and enthusiasm » Make a difference » People-oriented skills » Skilful communicator » Build character » Empathy (McConnell.

A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves”. (Anonymous) .Leadership as Empowerment “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader.

people do not even notice their existence. This is important in a coach-leadership role as empowering athletes enables them to make their own decisions and self-lead during performance. The next the people hate.” (Lao-Tzu in Morris. 2000) .people honour and praise. “The best leaders .Leadership as Empowerment Current ideas on leadership involve empowering followers to self-lead. Willcocks and Knasel. The next best . The next the people fear. When the best leader‟s work is done the people say „we did it ourselves‟.

2001) .Leaders Build Leadership To build leadership the leader has to enable participant independence so they can perform with freedom and autonomy to make informed decisions without the leader around. (Hinkson.

goes the way. Maxwell .” John C.The Leadership Role A good leader is a person who: » Is a good teacher » Doesn’t put down those they are working with » Gets the most from those they are working with » Works within the framework of the rules “A leader is one who knows the way. and shows the way.

2001) What other ingredients are important to be a successful leader? .The Ingredients of a Successful Leader » Create and practise values » Develop committed followers » Inspire lofty accomplishments » Model appropriate behaviour » Focus attention on important issues » Connect the group to the outside world (Lee & King.

What is Successful Leadership? Successful leaders get the most out of the participants and enable them to learn: » How to lead and follow within the team » How to make good decisions » Not to be afraid to fail » Character values » How to be successful leaders and people » To be the best they can be (Adapted from Hinkson. 2001) .

The Lombardi Leadership Model (2001) Character Courage Belief Responsibility Habit Sacrifice Hard work Mental Toughness Willpower Discipline Which of these leadership traits are the hardest for you? .

(Covey.Finally. Leadership is a combination of character and competence... of who you are and what you can do. 2004) .

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