You don’t have a manager’s title to be a leader within an organization, nor do you have to be in charge to successfully lead others through a meeting or project.
This workshop explores what leadership is, the language of leadership, motivation, and actions people can immediately take to lead regardless of the positions they hold within their organizations.
At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to:
Define the attributes leaders have in common.
Explain the importance of influence, how to gain it, and how to use it.
Describe how to build a professional network.
Explain what motivates others.
Develop a plan for leading.
Leadership for the Non-Manager
Or – you’re always a leader, so STFU and do it already
Heather Wilde, CTO
CTO, TWIP & ROCeteer
Advisory Board Chair, UNLV Engineering
Early Employee Evernote & Spirit Airlines
2015 Female Executive of the Year
2015/2016 Mentor/Coach of the Year
2016/2017 Top Writer, Quora
Columnist for Inc, Forbes & Tech.co
What is a Leader?
If leaders prefer to concentrate on
achieving goals, they are task-oriented.
If leaders prefer to interact with people,
they are relations-oriented.
Contingency Theory states there is “no one
best way” to lead a group all the time.
Situational Leaders Transformational Let’s im plem ent changes
Problem Solvers Let’s fix the broken…
Cross Cultural Let’s learn to work beyond our cultures.
Pacesetting Do as I do, NOW !
Charismatic Follow m y ideas, beliefs and values
Autocratic I’m the boss.
Coercive - Commanding Do what I tell you to do.
Authoritative Com e with m e.
Strategic W hich way is the wind blowing?
Transactional Scratch m y back, I’ll scratch yours.
Developer Leaders Visionary Shares the vision of organization.
Team Leader Em powers and supports team s to reach outcom e.
Facilitative Focused on process.
Coaching Leader “Try this!”
Comfort Leaders Laissez-Faire Do as you please.
Affiliative People com e first.
Democratic W hat do you think? W here does the m ajority lean?
In teams, you have 25 minutes to use Legos to build a
This tower must be constructed at the lowest cost (or
highest profit) possible.
Cost is calculated this way:
Tower height in cm x $3
Minus planning time in minutes x $2
Minus construction time in minutes x $5
Minus $.50 per brick used
The tower must stand on its own for one minute,
and you can only use Legos to do so.
occurs as an function of
an exchange of valued
Dr. Jan Stewart
It is initiated solely by a formal leader.
It is based upon the exchange of valued goods
between the leader and followers.
It can be based on tangible or intangible goods.
It is not based on an enduring relationship.
It is based on opportunity, bargaining,
persuading, and reciprocating.
It utilizes extrinsic motivation.
leadership occurs when
people engage with each
other so that leaders and
followers raise each other
to higher levels of
motivation and morality.
It is initiated by the leader.
It is based on mutual reciprocal relationships.
It elevates both the leader and followers to
higher levels of motivation.
It promotes high levels of conduct and ethical
It utilizes intrinsic motivation.
Technical and Routine Challenges
Focus on systems, process and structure
Based on priorities and problem solving
Tactical and linear
Return to full action
Focus on people, possibilities and the future
Eg, U.S. Army, General Motors, Delta Airlines, Bank of America E.g. Whole Foods, Amazon, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway,
Leader’s Source of Power Rank & Position Character & Competence
Follower Reaction Compliance Commitment
Time Frame Short Term Long Term
etc. Pride, Self-esteem, etc.
Supervision Important Less Important
Counseling Focus Evaluation Development
Where Change Occurs Follower Behavior Follower attitude, values
Where “Leadership” Is Found Leader’s Behavior Follower’s Heart
expressed a preference
to be directly managed
by a transactional
Employees who prefer to
work either directly for
or in a company with a
Transformational vs. Transactional Leaders: How Different Leadership Behaviors and Communication Styles Affect
Levels of Employee Motivation in the Financial Industry - Riedle, Danielle. Southern Illinois University at
Act as a role model.
Clearly communicate expectations.
Encourage creativity and participation.
Communicate core values.
Practice active listening.
Build sincere relationships.
Evaluate successes and failures.
Engage in continuous improvement.
Directive Visionary Affiliative Democratic Pacesetting Coaching
The style in a phrase
“Do what I tell
“Come with me.” “People come first.” “What do you
“Do as I do, now!” “Try this.”
Self-control Self-confidence Empathy, building
Team leadership Drive to achieve Self-awareness
When the style works
to kick start a
When a clear
To motivate people in
To build buy-in or
To get quick
results form a
To help an
Overall impact on
Positive Positive Negative Positive
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