DEVELOPING CAPABLE FOLLOWERS FOR LEADERSHIP AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT ROLES : DEVELOPING CAPABLE FOLLOWERS FOR LEADERSHIP AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT ROLES DR ADALAT KHAN
MINA MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
119- Jalan Kampar, 30250, Ipoh,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Slide 2: “Good leaders… abandon their ego to the talents of others.” Max DePree
American writer Followers and leaders both orbit around the organization’s purpose; followers do not orbit around the leader! : Followers and leaders both orbit around the organization’s purpose; followers do not orbit around the leader! LEADERSHIP FORMULA : LEADERSHIP FORMULA L = f (l, gm, s)
This formula means that the leadership process is a functions of the
the Group Members (FOLLOWERS)
The model states that leadership effectiveness can best be understood by examining its key variables: leader characteristics and traits, leader behavior and style, group member characteristics, and the internal and external environment. The four sets of variables are interrelated, with some linkages stronger than others. An example of a strong link is that leader characteristics and traits affect leader behavior and styles. WEST POINT THEORY : WEST POINT THEORY FOLLOWERSHIP IS THE FIRST STEP TO LEADERSHIP
“ABLE LEADERS EMERGE FROM THE RANKS OF ABLE FOLLOWERS.” Slide 6: Ira Chaleff, in The Courageous Follower, notes that the term follower “conjures (creates) up images of docility, conformity, weakness, and failure to excel. Often, none of this is the least bit true. The sooner we move beyond these images and get comfortable with the idea of powerful followers supporting powerful leaders, the sooner we can fully develop and test models for dynamic, self-responsible, synergistic relationships in our organizations.” Some Astonishing Observations : Some Astonishing Observations On average, leaders contribute no more than 20 percent to the success of most organizations
Followers are critical to the remaining 80 percent
The only time followers follow the leader is when the leader’s orbit and the follower’s orbit are in synch
Most people, whatever their title, spend more time working as followers than as leaders (more time reporting to people than having people report to us) Slide 9: QUALITIES OF EXCELLENT FOLLOWERS QUALITIES OF EXCELLENT FOLLOWERS : QUALITIES OF EXCELLENT FOLLOWERS Understand, support, and work for the VISION.
Help the leader to succeed.
Provide open, honest and accurate information.
A positive and CAN-DO attitude.
Learning attitude. The Five Dimensions of the Courageous Follower : The Five Dimensions of the Courageous Follower Ira Chaleff introduces the idea of the “courageous” follower:
The courage to assume responsibility
The courage to serve
The courage to challenge
The courage to participate in organizational change
The courage to leave LET US DEVELOP COURAGEOUS FOLLOWERS!!! Qualities Followers Expect from Leaders : Qualities Followers Expect from Leaders Honesty
Fair-minded Exemplary Followers Expect Their Leaders to... : Exemplary Followers Expect Their Leaders to... Embrace exceptional followers as partners and co-creators
Partnership means sharing information
Partners co-create the vision and mission
Partners share the risks and the rewards
Create environments where exceptional followers flourish
Be less a hero and more a hero maker Types of Followers : Types of Followers Pragmatic followers
Exceptional followers Slide 15: PRAGMATIST
THINKING PASSIVE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE PARTICIPATION KELLEY’S FOLLOWERSHIP STYLES Slide 16: INDEPENDENT THINKING DEPENDENT THINKING PASSIVE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE PARTICIPATION KELLEY’S FOLLOWERSHIP STYLES Slide 17: INDEPENDENT THINKING DEPENDENT THINKING PASSIVE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE PARTICIPATION KELLEY’S FOLLOWERSHIP STYLES Slide 18: INDEPENDENT THINKING DEPENDENT THINKING PASSIVE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE PARTICIPATION KELLEY’S FOLLOWERSHIP STYLES Slide 19: INDEPENDENT THINKING DEPENDENT THINKING PASSIVE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE PARTICIPATION KELLEY’S FOLLOWERSHIP STYLES PRAGMATIST FOLLOWERS
DO NOT MAKE SUBSTATANTIAL
FOLLOWS THE CORPORATE WIND Slide 20: INDEPENDENT THINKING DEPENDENT THINKING PASSIVE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE PARTICIPATION KELLEY’S FOLLOWERSHIP STYLES Slide 21: PRAGMATIST
FOLLOWER INDEPENDENT THINKING DEPENDENT THINKING PASSIVE PARTICIPATION ACTIVE PARTICIPATION KELLEY’S FOLLOWERSHIP STYLES The Pragmatic Follower : The Pragmatic Follower Positive:
Keeps things in perspective
Plays by the rules and regulations
Plays political games
Risk averse and prone to cover their tracks
Carries out assignments with middling enthusiasm
Staying within the rules is important
Should try to avoid uncertainty and instability The Alienated Follower : The Alienated Follower Positive:
Mavericks who think for themselves
Plays the devil’s advocate
Not a team player
Their leader does not fully recognize or utilize their talents
Extreme cases: Saboteur The Conformist : The Conformist Positive:
Accepts assignments easily
Trusts and commits to the team and the leader
Seeks to minimize conflict
Lacks own ideas
Unwilling to make unpopular decisions
Averse to conflict
Following the established order is more important than outcomes The Passive Follower : The Passive Follower Positive:
Relies on the leader’s judgment and thinking
Just putting in their time, little else
Requires an inordinate amount of supervision
The organization doesn’t want their ideas
The leader is going to do what he/she wants anyway The Exceptional Follower : The Exceptional Follower Positive:
Contributes above and beyond
Seeks to add value and assist others
Highly idealistic; can suffer disillusionment
Their contribution is important … even essential Slide 27: 10 KEYS FOR GAINING COMMITMENT Reward and Recognition.
Provide growth opportunities.
Respect and boosting self esteem.
Provide vision and get it supported.
Mutual commitment- Leader commitment equally important.
Hiring the right people.
Provide good working environment.
Out of the way help. Slide 28: LET US BE HEROES MAKERS
NOT HEROES ALL THE TIME PROPHET MUHAMMAD SAW : PROPHET MUHAMMAD SAW “Each of you is a shepherd, and all of you are responsible for your flocks.”
(Saheeh Al-Bukhari, Saheeh Muslim) Any Questions : Any Questions ??