LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP The Big Idea To be aware if the different levels of Leadership, where you, as a leader, are now, and how to develop your skills in order to move to the next levels Learning Goal We will learn the levels of leadership & recognize where we fall as a leader Success Criteria What are the “look fors”? How will I (as the teacher) know that you have met this goal? LEADERSHIP QUIZ What is leadership? How do we define it? Dictionary: “The position or function of a leader” • Too vague So, then ask: What does a leader do that others do not? Criteria for effective leaders? DECISIONS! Leaders make decisions. Followers follow those decisions that are made. The kind of leader one is, depends on the kind of decisions that are made and the actions that flow from these decisions. Think about the quiz you just took! FOUR LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP Refer to handout: Four Levels of Leadership Model Four Levels of Leadership Level 1: The Doer Level 2: The Achiever Level 3: The Manager Level 4: The Guide The Doer Decision: Responsibility “I accept the responsibility for my actions & follow through” Sometimes this means making a decision to accept someone else’s leadership, and then deciding to be responsible in the follow through. Ex: students who consistently follow through on what they say they will do are level 1 leaders The Achiever Decision: Independence “I accept the responsibility for my actions & follow through” Can walk into a room & not only see what NEEDS to be done but also BEGIN to DO IT Self-starters Don’t require hand-holding Looks for opportunities to be responsible & has has the ability to responsibly handle individual projects. Motto: “If is is to be, it is up to me” Not required to delegate or share, only to accomplish the tasks they set for themselves The Manager Decision: Delegation “I can delegate successfully & motivate a team to accomplish a common goal together” Make decisions to increase their influence beyond themselves Understand that great accomplishments are beyond the scope of a single person & will learn to manage a team of people Will develop the skill to keep a group of people focused on a common objective The Guide Decision: Influence & Humility “I can help groups create success without needing the credit. My presence in any group enables that group to perform at their best” Creates success by learning how to help other leaders at ALL levels Ex. Coaches and teachers Increase the success of every group regardless of their “title” or “role” Learn to decide how many & which kinds of decisions are most important Responsible for helping others in the group advance to new levels of leadership capability Form groups of 3 Look at your Levels of Leadership quiz 2. Decide what level of leadership each answer represents (start to identify the levels of leadership through actions) 3. Using the scoring sheet, determine what level you are at 4. Discuss: Accuracy vs your own self-perception of leadership 1.