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Alex

Spreadsheets and red wine. Producer.

Lists. 90s RnB. Planning to walk down the aisle to Jurassic Park Theme Tune.

People watcher. Lover of group games.

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2018

Not a lover of all things #powerpoint - I decided i'd list some references from today - here... and if anything else comes up i'll add it so we have it all in one place. 

Not a lover of all things #powerpoint - I decided i'd list some references from today - here... and if anything else comes up i'll add it so we have it all in one place. 

"Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank.

I know many people at the senior most levels of organisations who are absolutely not leaders. they are authorities and we do what they say because they have authority over us. But we would not follow them. 

 

And I know many people who are at the bottoms of organisations who have no authority and they are absolutely leaders. And this is because they have chosen to look after the person to the left of them and they have chosen to look after the person to the right of them. 

This is what a leader is."

I really like how Four Site describe the 4 archetypes of leadership.  They particularly make me think about the kind of leader I am and the different leaders I've worked with over my career but essentially how we need to adopt different elements of each at different times. I decided I'd doctor the original site with some examples of fictitious leaders I love...

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And just in case I can't finish today's session I found this amazing guide to Project Management!

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This got me thinking - especially when recognising the role of leaders and cultural attitudes in a flat structure.... from Forbes - especially ACCEPT!

And this practical list of types of applied leaders in today's organisations from Harvard Business Review made me think about how different people would adopt these roles depending on the different projects and developments they worked on in a flat structure...

I loved this... it made me think that you should never forget who you are and what you can bring personally.

Descriptions of brilliant leadership from B+A 

(as defined by The Cambridge Dictionary)

KIND : generoushelpful, and thinking about other people's feelings

 

SELFLESSNESS : the quality of caring more about what other people need and want than about what you yourself need and want

 

MOTIVATIONAL : giving you motivation (= enthusiasm)

 

EMPATHETIC : having the ability to imagine how someone else feels

 

INSPIRING : encouraging, or making you feel you want to do something

 

TRUST, ALWAYS : to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you, or that something is safe and reliable

 

HUMANITY : understanding and kindness towards other people

 

COLLABORATION + DECISIVE EXECUTION : to work with someone else for a special purpose + strongly affecting how a situation will progress or end + the act of doing or performing something, especially in a planned way

 

SECURE : not doubting or being worried about yourself and your personal relationships

 

CLEAR : easy to understandhearread, or see

 

HUMILITY : the feeling or attitude that you have no special importance that makes you better than otherslack of pride

 

INEXTRICABLE : unable to be separatedreleased, or escaped from

My 10 Tips for project management & production can be found here