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Chapter 3 Leadership
Leadership and Leadership Styles • Speech and leadership work hand in hand. • #1 - Leadership is the ability to motivate and unite others to work together to accomplish a specific task. • #2 - The three leadership styles are the technocrat, artist, and craftsman. • #3 - The technocrat likes to make all the decisions and often refuses to compromise while focusing on a specific goal. • The technocrat is intense, detail-oriented, and hard-headed.
Leadership and Leadership Styles • #4 - The artist leads by imagination and intuition and invites others to share ideas and isn’t afraid to show emotion or laughter. • The artist is often creative and original but also unpredictable. • Sometimes the artist doesn’t get as much done as quickly since they try to please everyone.
Leadership and Leadership Styles • #5 - The craftsman leads with common sense and integrity while being caring and logical person that doesn’t overlook the feelings of group members. • The craftsman is liked the most because he is predictable and is very capable. • The craftsman is creative without losing sight of the goal. • The best leadership style is usually a blending of all three leaders.
Leadership and Leadership Styles • #6 - A good leader knows that before there can be effective motivation, there must be effective communication. • #7 - The best speakers and leaders are familiar with learning styles, which are how people learn the most effectively. • Every speech should be viewed as a learning experience. • #8 - Discussion is a learning style that includes people who learn best through discussion. • Learners through discussion want to be actively involved in oral communication with plenty of feedback.
Leadership and Leadership Styles • #9 - Logic is a learning style that includes people who learn best when things are presented logically stressing analysis and organization. • Logic learners want to hear direct, logical, to the point action without a lot of discussion. • #10 - Some people have a learning style by design that allows them to see the “big picture. ” • Design learners like to see how all the parts fit together as a smooth running unit.
Leadership and Leadership Styles • #11 - Emotion is a learning style where some people learn with the hands-on approach and require a leader with large amounts of energy. • Emotion is contagious, so audience members who have an enthusiastic leader will encourage others to learn more. • Most people have a combination of these four learning styles. • An effective leader and speaker knows these learning styles so that she can communicate to the best of her ability.
The Planks of Leadership: Plank 1 – Leaders with Vision • #12 - With leadership, vision means the ability to see more than just the obvious. • #13 - Vision allows a leader to accomplish • A. to spot needs that need to be solved, • B. to create solutions, and • C. to make the solution work.
The Planks of Leadership: Plank 2 – Leaders Willing to Act • #14 - Leaders must be willing to act when they see a problem to get the problem solved quickly and correctly. • Leaders need to make sure that their spoken words show that they are not afraid of a challenge and that you will act on getting the task completed.
The Planks of Leadership: Plank 3 – Leaders and Decisions • Nothing will kill the credibility of a leader more quickly than when the audience perceives the leader is indecisive. • #15 - A leader’s decisions should show intelligence and reflect professional responsibility for those who are followers. • #16 - A leader must ask the following questions before making a decision. • A. Do I know the topic and the people involved? • B. Am I making the decisions in the right order? • C. Do I know the risks?
The Planks of Leadership: Plank 4 – Leaders Handle Conflict • Good leaders know that intense arguing and emotional outbursts do not help a group. Cool heads must prevail. • #17 - Conflict management is the ability to turn a potentially negative situation into a positive one. • #18 - The four steps of conflict management are • 1. Shut up! (This means listen and don’t do all the talking. ) • 2. Look up! (This means use eye contact. ) • 3. Hook up! (This means try to understand other’s viewpoints. ) • 4. Chill down! (Your comments should not be angry but calm and sensitive. )
The Planks of Leadership: Plank 5 – Avoid Pitfalls • #19 - One way to create a good working environment is to praise people’s efforts. • Words that are repeated too much and insincerely lose their impact. • #20 - The four common “pitfalls” or problems that leaders should avoid are • 1. Being afraid to fail (A leader should not just play it safe. ), • 2. Not paying attention to details (Details make the “big picture” clearer for everyone. ), • 3. Forgetting people and the original objective (Remember people have human emotions, and don’t get sidetracked from your goal. ) • 4. Not listening to others (#21 - Listening to others is necessary because you gain new ideas and you make people happy by letting them participate. )
The Planks of Leadership: Plank 6 – Motivating Others • There is no answer for how to motivate every person. • #22 - When motivating a group, a leader must realize that what motivates one person may not motivate others.