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Leadership Talent Development

Dr. Jeroen Seegers


Practice Leader Talent Management, Right Management Benelux

PhD Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2008)


Leadership Development for Top Managers

MSc I&O-Psychology, Radboud University (Cum Laude,1977)


Learning in a Complex Industrial Environment
Loosen the Reins

But keep contact


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OUR

People join a Company…

but leave their Manager.

LEADERS?
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Power & Intention

“ OK, let’s go!”

General Dwight D. Eisenhower,


Giving the final order for D-Day,
June 5, 1944, World War II.
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What makes me appreciate my Boss?

The boss listens •Care


Gives me freedom to do my own thing •Growth
Is fair and honest •Growth
Is sincere •Care
Recognizes my contribution •Growth
Is sympathetic •Care
Is concerned about me as a whole person •Care
Rewards me fairly •Growth
Is consistent •Growth
Has sense of humor •Care
Gives me constant feedback •Growth

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Care and Growth

A Manager uses
people as the
means to get the
job done

A Leader uses the


job as the means
to enable people
to……..

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LEADERSHIP
can be learned……. …not everyone can!

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LEADERSHIP: From a Vision (Direction)

“I believe that this


nation should
commit itself to
achieving the goal,
before this decade is
out, of landing a
man on the moon
and returning him
safely to the earth”
John F. Kennedy

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LEADERSHIP: Getting Things done (Act)

“Obstacles are those


frightful things you
see when you take
your eyes off your
goal”
Henry Ford

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LEADERSHIP: Through other people
(Empower)

“The loyalty of your


men is a sacred trust
you carry. It is
something which
must never be
betrayed, something
you must live up to”.
Sir Ernest H. Shackleton
(Antarctic Explorer)

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LEADERSHIP: In an Authentic way

“It is impossible to
separate the company
values from the issues
that I care
passionately about..”

Anita Roddick, The Body Shop.

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1. Set directions
Visionary

1. Goal
Oriented
Thinking Feeling
A
LEADERSHIP
4. Demonstrate
4. Self
MODEL
Personal Character
Authenticity
Oriented

2. Task 3. People
2. Engender 3. Mobilize
Organizational Oriented Oriented Individual
Capability Commitment
Manage Empower
Acting

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1. Goal
Oriented

4. Self
Oriented

2. Task 3. People
Oriented Oriented

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LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT?
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1. ASSESSMENT
“What makes me
a Leader?”

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Actual: 60%
Desired: 20%

1. Goal
Oriented
Thinking Feeling

4. Self
Oriented

2. Task 3. People
Actual: 20% Oriented Oriented Actual: 20 %
Desired: 30% Desired: 50%

Acting

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OPPORTUNITIES
Think about a past
learning
experience:
What did you learn
and why?
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*Source: Van der Sluis

Support Job Transitions


• Unfamiliar
•‘Supportive Boss’ Responsibilities’

• ‘Proving Yourself’

Obstacles Task Related


•‘Adverse Business
Characteristics
Conditions’ •‘Creating Change’

•‘Lack of Personal •‘High Level of


Support’ Responsibilities’

•‘Challenging Boss’ •‘Non-authority


Relationships’

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*Source: Van der Sluis

Job
Support Transitions
•‘Supportive Boss’ • Unfamiliar
Responsibilities’

Task Related
• ‘Proving Yourself’

Characteristics
• ‘Creating Change’
Obstacles
•‘Adverse Business • ‘High Level of
Conditions’
Responsibilities’
•‘Lack of Personal
Support’ • ‘Non-authority
Relationships’
•‘Challenging Boss’

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4. I ask myself questions
1. For me learning
about things I experience
is a planned
and are going on
process, achieving
around me
them and setting new goals.
in the organization.

2. CHALLENGE
2. I like to know
3. Most of my new learning
beforehand exactly
emerges unexpectedly
what to pay attention
from things that happen.
to.

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*Source: Van der Sluis

4. I ask myself questions


1. For me learning
4. things
about Meaningful
I experience Mastery 1.is Planned
a planned
and are going on
Learning
around me Learning
process, achieving
them and setting new goals.
in the organization.

Past
Learning Future
Style*

2. I like to know
3.ofEmergent
3. Most my new learning
2. Instruction
beforehand exactly
emerges unexpectedly
Learning
from things that happen. Perform whatLearning
to pay attention
to.

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3. Anchoring
ƒ Mentorship
ƒ Coaching
ƒ Performance
Management

ƒ Support Peers
ƒ Support Boss
BOSS

Mentor Competitor
Coach Referee
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“What makes
you a Talent?”
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“When you’re
able to Renew
your
Capabilities”
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- Anxiety, nervous, pessimistic

- Assertive, aggressive, forceful

- Adventurous, pleasure seeking

“What makes
BALANCE
you a Learner?”
+ Sociable, outgoing, talkative, spontaneous
+ Energetic, determined, active
+ Aesthetics, imaginative
+ Deliberate, not impulsive
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DECISIVE WORRIER
•Assertive, talkative, spontaneous •Assertive, aggressive, forceful
•Sociable, outgoing, talkative, •Anxiety, nervous, pessimistic
spontaneous
•Aesthetics, imaginative
•Deliberate, not impulsive

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SOCIALY STRONG HURRIED
•Adventurous, pleasure seeking •Assertive, talkative, spontaneous
•Sociable, outgoing •Energetic, hurried, active
•Aesthetics, imaginative
•Deliberate, not impulsive

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VISIONARY IDEALIST
•Assertive, aggressive, forceful •Assertive, aggressive, forceful
•Energetic, determined, active • Adventurous, pleasure seeking
•Altruistic, Intellectual, Deliberate •Anxiety, nervous, pessimistic
•Energetic, determined, active

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SELF-ASSURED
•Assertive, aggressive, forceful
•Adventurous, pleasure seeking
•Energetic, determined, active

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Visonairy

Idealist
Thinking Feeling
Authentic

Self
Assured
Socially
Decisive
strong

Worrier
Hurried

Acting

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TRUE LEADERS
ARE AUTHENTIC
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‘Challenge’
Leadership
BEHAVIOUR,
‘Assessment’ Video-feedback
‘Support’
Organization & Modelling
Performance Goals;
Portfolio Coaching
assessment;
Reinforcement
Appreciate Inquiry;
Boss
360 degrees

Personality
Leadership Learning
&
Development Opportunities
Learning Style

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Leadership Development Programs

Assessment
ƒ No learning when no Openness

ƒ No learning when no Reflective Attitude

ƒ No learning when no (Social) Awareness

ƒ No learning when no Motivation to Change

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Leadership Development Programs

Create a Learning Environment


ƒ Blended Learning
•Task Related Characteristics
•Match Career with Learning Style
•Development Plans?
•Summer Courses?
•Job Rotation?
•Role of HR?
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Leadership Development Programs

Make sure Transfer occurs


ƒ Don’t make plans,… set goals
ƒ Train Superiors in acting as a model
ƒ Reward new behavior
ƒ Communicate and give feedback

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Thank You

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