Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Leadership 2.0: An Introduction

     There are two kinds of leadership skills: Core leadership skills and adaptive leadership skills. Core leadership skills are basic skills that get people into the position. Adaptive leadership skills are additional skills that drive great leaders above all other leaders.    

Core Leadership is …

  1. Strategy: Look ahead, find a trend, and devise what you should you do with what you expected. Strategy requires vision, acumen, planning, and courage to lead.
  2. Action: Execute the idea. Action requires decision making, communication, and mobilizing others
  3. Result: Result requires risk taking, focus, agility,

Adaptive Leadership is ...

  1. Emotionally intelligence: How we realize our emotion and emotion of others. Emotionally intelligence is about self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
  2. Organizational justice: What people think, what they want to hear and how they want to hear it. Organizational justice is about decision fairness, information sharing, and outcome concern.
  3. Character: Character is about integrity (i.e., ethical), credibility, values, and differences.
  4. Development: Development is about lifelong learning and developing others.

Six Steps to Complete Leadership 2.0 Action Plan

  1. Write down your 360 Degree Refine test in paper. What are your strengths? What do you need to work on?
  2. Focus on one skill. Try to pick the one that is important to your organization and people around you.
  3. Pick three behaviors corresponding skill that you will try to commit
  4. Pick a leadership mentor
  5. Keep the followings in mind:
    • Expect success, not perfection
    • Practice, practice, practice!
    • Be patient. It could take up to 6 months to see the result.
  6. Repeat the process
Source: Leadership 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves 

Book or Audiobooks?

          Personally, I prefer audiobooks. It's fun, and I can listen when I'm doing something else. It also makes other activities (e.g., jogging) a lot more fun. For more detail about audiobooks, please read [this post]. 
          There is one more reason that may encourage you to go for the audiobook version. You can get it now for FREE. Audible offers you a free trial for 14 days. Even if you get the book and cancel the subscription right away (so that you don't have to pay), you can keep the book. And, don't worry if you lost the audiobook file. Just log into audible.com. You can keep downloading the over and over again.
    About the summary: It takes time to finish up a book. And, when you do, sometimes, you want to review what you learn from the book. If you do not make  notes as you read, you might have to go through the book once again. This can be time-consuming when you are dealing with a book. But you can still flip through the book and locate what you are looking for.

However, when the material is an audiobook, it is extremely hard to locate a specific part of content. Most likely you will have to listen to the entire audiobook once again.

This book summary will help solve the pain of having to go through the book all over again.

I am leaving out the details of the books. Most books have interesting examples and case studies, not included here. Reading the original book would be much more entertaining and enlightening. If you like the summary, you may want to get the original from the source below.

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