In Which You Want

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Nov 29, 2013 (4 years and 11 months ago)

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Creating The World
In Which You Want
To Live

Larry D. Roper


Oregon State University


Context for Our
Leadership


As we approach leadership
we can do so from one of
two directions


being
eliminative or being
creative. Eliminative
energy is qualitatively
different than creative
energy. We should strive
to demonstrate creative
leadership.


A
s leaders we make
meaning of and make
space in the world


make meaning of relationships
(add strength, power and
substance)




bring order to chaos




foster connections among the
isolated




give audibility to the voiceless

A
s leaders we make
meaning of and make
space in the world




bring visibility to the invisible




pull the marginalized into the
center




help uncover possibilities in
others’ lives



model hope and optimism



practice Generativity


Dialogue with Yourself



Who am I




Why am I here?



What do I hope to get
done?




Express and assert
values


Values are categories of
commitment, priorities and
possibilities.



To what do you say “yes”?



To what are you willing to
commit?



What do you believe is
possible for yourself and
others?


Construct your legacy
and shape your identity



commitment to personal
growth


throw off the ties that bind
(name the places where you
are stuck)


acceptance of the dynamic
tension


heal, repair, reconstruct


seize the energy sources
available to you


commit to skill development

Essential capacity
requirements


empathy




listen unconditionally




struggle




care




dreaming and visioning

Be intentional


know what you want for
yourself and your
organization


act in ways that will lead to
the achievement of those
aspirations


accept that individual and
organizational integrity will
only be achieved through
showing consistency of
purpose and action


Be responsible and
accountable


accept responsibility for your
actions, commitments, and values




regardless of the circumstances
of your life or the situations in
which you find yourself, you are
ultimately responsible for how
you act, the choices you make,
and how you treat others




You must own your values and
accept how those values
constrain or liberate you to
pursue various possibilities


Be characterized by
energy and destination


energy can be random or
focused




individual and collective energies
are used in relation to a shared
(desired) destination




energy has physical, spiritual,
psychological and emotional
dimensions




grapple with the question “how
do we pool our energy to create
the best possible future for the
University of Iowa?”


Balance dualities


Logic



Discipline



Materiality


Emotions



Rhythm



Spirituality

Stay aligned with your
authentic leadership
style


the hallmarks of a mature
leader is the ability to lead a
reflective life, to achieve
congruence between thoughts
and actions, to function in
multiple roles concurrently,
and effectively manage
possible disruptions as a result
of events occurring outside of
oneself


Leave the organization
and those with whom you
interact in better
condition



You are not responsible for the
condition of the institution you
inherit



You can and should be held
responsible for the condition of
institutions you leave behind


You should not allow the financial
condition of your institution to
define how you feel about
yourself


There should be concrete
evidence of the positive
contributions of your leadership


Examine the dimensions
of your life as a leader

Weight


What is the heaviness or
lightness of your being?



How much psychic/emotional
weight are you carrying?



What kind of “lifting” does
being in relationship with you
require of others?


Breadth


What is the range of your
humanity?



Who are you capable of
wrapping your arms around
and holding in relationship
with you at this time?



What is the range of people
with whom you are capable of
being in community?

Depth


How far are you able to
invite others into your life
and experiences? Who
gets access to your
story?



How deeply are you able
to explore the feelings
and experiences of
others?



How deeply are you able
to feel for others?

Leadership Declarations


Lead people, manage things


Be creative, not eliminative


Live in the middle


Reside in hope


Create the world in which you
want to live


Embrace chaos, seek order


Manage the reputations of
others as you would manage
your own


Celebrate successes and
breakthroughs