Partnership & Possibilities: A Podcast on Leadership in Organizations

Friday, October 12th, 2012

EPISODE 4: A NEW ROLE FOR LEADERS

“Leaderful organization…It’s collective because it involves lots of people and it disburses the leadership throughout. It’s collaborative and it’s compassionate…”


Running time 30:19

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Summary
Intro – Leadership at the team level: How do people show leadership during change when they don’t necessarily hold the leadership title, what does that look like?
1:10- Some people in teams step up to one kind of leadership and other people step up to other kinds of leadership and change based on what’s most comfortable for them.
4:48 - Leaderful organizations where leadership is concurrent versus the traditional notion of a leadership where an individual is essentially in control of everything, steering the change, very dispassionate, doesn’t get involved with people because that’s too costly for a leader .
9:37- Leaderful organizations support organizational learning, because it creates opportunities for very rapid adjustments, because people can be leaders wherever they are whatever their role is in the organization.
11:25- Aiding in impediment removal – taking a more systemic broader view to make sure that adaptations that you’re making are appropriate. It creates a much more “learningful” thoughtful also cross-functional leadership.
13:20- Power and influence: How do we talk about power in a more neutral way that we can enable people to see that power and influence are related and that there is a way to use in a positive way as well as in a negative and inappropriate way?
15:59- Power is linked to the idea of motivation, motive, how do you get something automotive, how do I get something to move itself? It’s about motion, it’s about forward movement, how can I help to foster and cause the right kinds of things to happen in my organization?
17:15 -Power vs. manipulation: How is it differentiated or interpreted? Command and control vs. how do I create the conditions where movement happens, where forward motion is optimal.
19:32- The idea of purpose, autonomy and mastery to characterize motivation and power.
26:35 - The importance of sharing stories, being able to tell stories and understand the organizational narrative and see the possibilities by hearing stories, “yes this is possible”.

Resources:
Creating Leaderful Organizations by Joseph Raelin
The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling by Steve Denning
Drive by Dan Pink

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