Zhang Wen Dec. 8, 2010 （for 1st CMC English Training Program)
? Warm? Task ?
up Vocabulary – Describing character
1 What is your preference: Leadership or Management? Task 2 Leadership vs. management: Understand the differences
3 (Optional) 10 Core Competencies Comprise Good Leadership
4 Leadership and Capability
Warm up (I)
Which adjectives (on your task sheet) describe positive aspects of someone’s character? Which describe negative aspects? Write P or N next to each one.
Positive: decisive (indicisive); charismatic (uncharismatic); motivating (demotivating); adventurous (unadventurous); open (closed); informal (formal); passionate (dispassionate); flexible (inflexible); energetic (lethargic); straight (crooked); accessible (inaccessible); moderate (immoderate); balanced (unbalanced); careful (careless); thoughtful (thoughtless)
Negative: ruthless (gentle); uncareing (caring);
impulsive (cautious); lunatic (sane);
Warm up (II)
According to Jack Welch a leader should be a passionate, driven, energetic, motivating, open, informal, straight, accessible and on the lunatic fringe. A Leader shouldn?t be a moderate, balanced, thoughtful, careful articulator of policy.
Lessons from Jack Welch – 4 E’s
Lessons from Jack Welch
– 6 Rules for Successful
1. Control your destiny, or
someone else will.
2. Face reality as it is, not as it was
or as you wish it to be. 3. Be candid with everyone. 4. Don’t manage, lead. 5. Change before you have to.
6. If you don't have a competitive
advantage, don't compete.
is your preference: Leadership or Management? Read your task sheet. Answer ?yes? or ?no? by placing a tick ? in the appropriate box.
Scoring & Interpretation
[Scoring] Count the number of ?yes? answers to even-numbered questions. Count the number of ?yes? answers to odd-number questions. Compare the two scores. [Interpretation] The even-numbered items represent behaviors
and activities typical of leadership. Leaders are personally involved in shaping ideas, values, vision, and change. They often use an intuitive approach to develop fresh ideas and seek new directions for the department or organization. The oddnumbered items are considered more traditional management activities. Managers respond to organizational problems in an impersonal way, make rational decisions, and work for stability and efficiency.
If you answered ?yes? to more even-numbered than odd-numbered items, you may have potential leadership qualities. If you answered yes to more odd-numbered items, you may have management qualities. Leadership and management qualities can be developed or improved with awareness and experience.
Leadership vs. management: Understand the differences Read your
task sheet. Write the right title for each part.
Compare your answers with the key
Number 1: Leaders inspire, managers measure
Number 2: Leaders guide, managers navigate
Number 3: Leaders hope, managers analyze
Number 4: Leaders envision, managers maintain
Number 5: Leaders rally, managers retrench
Task 3 (optional)
Core Competencies Comprise Good Leadership
Read the task sheet, and fill in the blanks with the proper words
Compare your answers with the key
1. Visionary. Good leaders create a _____ vision , a picture of the future, of where they want to take their organizations. Leaders can improve both ____________________ the quality and acceptance of the vision by partnering with their peers, executive team, key employees throughout the organization or outside consultants. To get support the best vision you need lots of ____ ideas , and people ________ what they help to create. 2. Inspirational. inspire Once a vision is established, great leaders can _______ everyone in the company to get onboard. Employees in great organizations are passionate about what they do. This extends to customers, investors, suppliers, inspiration ________ boards of directors and all other stakeholders.
3. Strategic. Strategic leaders are clear and directly face the strengths and weaknesses _____________________ of their own organizations, as well as their external opportunities and threats. They think in terms of leverage, fishing where the big fish are advantage and partnering to gain market ________. While interested in one sale, they would rather create _______ pipelines and strategic alliances that generate thousands, or hundreds of thousands, of sales. 4.Tactical. Wired like businesspeople, good leaders are bottom-line oriented and extraordinarily committed to results. They numbers and data. They're thrive on facts, figures, _______ interested in ROI, ROE and EBIDTA. If not numberssurround themselves with oriented themselves, they _______ strong financial talent.
5. Focused. mission (a brief, clear statement of Once vision and _______ the reasons for an organization's existence) are established, good leaders achieve what they set out to By contrast poor do before launching new initiatives. ________, leaders may have dozens of conflicting programs and Leaders with 20 priorities essentially have no priorities. ______ priorities.
6. Persuasive. Not necessarily salespeople, good leaders can bring ____ others to their point of view using logic, reason, emotion and the force of their personalities. They persuasion rather than intimidation. The key motivate by ________ here is the leader speaking from his or her heart.
7. Likeable. Good leaders are people-centric. They may be scientists, engineers or technical experts by background, but they recognize interpersonal _________ skills are paramount. They display high degrees of emotional intelligence, and thrive on
finesse and likability ______ . 8. Decisive. Sometimes shooting from the hip, good leaders can make decisions _______ quickly – often with incomplete data. As Theodore Roosevelt said, "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."
9. Ethical. direct and straightforward. They Good leaders are _____ set clear performance expectations and hold people accountable. This requires being direct and truthful, which can be difficult but – more often than not – is principle natural for the _______-based leader. Good leaders truth know it's hard to beat the ____. 10. Open to feedback. open and dedicated to lifelong Good leaders are _____ feedback about their learning. They seek _______ performance through direct conversations and Seeking objective tools such as 360-degree reviews. ______ continuous improvement in their companies, they also seek it for themselves.
the video clip: Carly Fiorina talking about leadership and capability
Read the task sheet, and fill in the blanks with proper words you hear from the speech.
Compare your answers with the key
1. capability 2. collaboration 3. character 4. Capability. 5. important 6. ask a question 7. best 8. customer satisfaction 9. opportunity 10. lagging indicators 11. rear-view mirror 12. Customer sat 13. merger 14. nuts 15. replicate 16. replicate 17. foreseeable 18. innovating 19. competitive 20. time 21. right 22. celebrate 23. risks 24. creativity 25. innovation 26. learning 27. vibrant 28. old 29. intelligent 30. adaptive
Homework 1 Simon Sinek- How great leaders inspire action
Ideas Worth Spreading Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design -although it's probably worth noting that it has evolved away from that over the years into a positive "worldchanging" theme, and there is increasingly less technology, entertainment and design as the core of the conference. Still totally worthy - just shifting in focus, so the meaning of those initials is less important now than it used to be in describing this thing.
Read the questionnaire which is not a “test.” It has no right or wrong answers, but rather is designed to be a stimulus for personal reflection and discussion.
See you next Wednesday