Interdependence: Leadership Moving Away from the Top
Area of Interest: High-Performing Leadership
Presenter Materials: Slide Presentation
In this workshop, we will examine options for leadership that require intentional change in leadership styles. What does a team that depends on its leader do differently from an organization where interdependence is both recognized and supported? The differences may surprise you, affecting not only the day-to-day operations of the team, but also issues of succession, delegation, productivity, and performance. The critical difference is likely to be your staff’s perception of their value to the organization, determining how deeply and quickly they are willing to invest themselves, their skills, and their attitudes in the overall vision of your organization.
This workshop will contrast two distinct styles of leadership, and will compare their relative assets and deficits in different situations. What distinguishes successful leaders from the rest of the crowd? It is their ability to draw out the best in each member of their staff, building the strongest, most empowered team possible.
- Name and properly locate the four stages of team development identified by Bruce Tuckman, and explain the required difference in leadership style for each stage
- Contrast outcomes of teams that foster interdependence versus those that do not
- List at least five characteristics of leadership that are essential to build and sustain trust, which leads to performance
Presenter: Bill Gordon, owner, Capax Coaching
Bill Gordon has worked with people forming communities, extending their mission, and improving their performance for more than 30 years. He is sought after internationally for his engaging, informative, and dynamic presentations of critically important information regarding leadership, communications, diversity, trust building, change navigation, coaching, and customer retention. Gordon’s strength is in connecting with audiences of all sizes and bringing the most complex information into alignment with the everyday realities of participants.
He has taught in a broad variety of venues, including the largest global financial organization, the United States military, the Department of Homeland Security, large insurance companies, and environmental service organizations. He also regularly provides services to nonprofit organizations, including the American Red Cross, and numerous conferences supporting social work and social justice issues.