December 3, 2004
Vol. 1, No. 48
Published Weekly on Fridays
By Leadership University
A Message from the Founder
Effective Executive = Effective Leader?
To begin, let's look at what Peter Drucker says
about effective executives:
An effective executive does not need to be a
leader in the sense that the term is now most
commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce
of charisma, for example, yet he was among the
most effective chief executives in U.S. history.
Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit
CEOs I've worked with over a sixty-five-year
consulting career were not stereotypical leaders.
They were all over the map in terms of their
personalities, attitudes, values, strengths, and
weaknesses. They ranged from extroverted to nearly
reclusive, from easygoing to controlling, from
generous to parsimonious.
What made them all effective is that they followed
the same eight practices:
They asked, "What needs to be done?"
They asked, "What is right for the enterprise?"
They developed action plans.
They took responsibility for decisions.
They took responsibility for communicating.
They were focused on opportunities rather than
They ran productive meetings.
They thought and said "we" rather than "I."
The first two practices gave them the knowledge
they needed. The next four helped them convert
this knowledge into effective action. The last two
ensured that the whole organization felt
responsible and accountable. [.]
In my view, while this is directed to the identity
of an executive, there are some real keys here for
leadership effectiveness. Yet, these as Drucker
I'm sure admits are not enough for effective
In my own search for leadership which began with a
life-changing event back in 1987, I began to read
and research everything I could find about
leadership. I had always been in a leadership
Essentially I discovered that was due more to my
unconscious striving than to any real choice I was
making and that brings me to a point I'd like to
make about effective leadership.
Effective Leadership won't always be a conscious
choice--it will emerge.
At times, under certain conditions, leaders emerge
and become effective. The real question is what
makes leaders effective over time. While this
might be the most researched, written about and
discussed debate in existence, I'd like to state
Read that No Thing.
In other words, there isn't any one thing that
makes a leader effective over time. It's always a
combination of things that makes up effective
leadership and more likely than not, and this is
written about by few people, it's the situation
that makes the leader.
Dr. Clare W. Graves research, which is relatively
obscure and can be accessed through
www.clarewgraves.com indicated that "conditions"
were responsible for triggering the
biopyschosocial systems in people which were in
response to these conditions. Until the conditions
emerged, the system to meet the tension produced
through this emergence remained, or returned to
dormancy. It is some fascinating research in which
Out of this comes my realization that you can try
to create a leadership system and then address the
conditions, or you can look into the conditions
for leadership. In one case, you're stuck with the
leadership system, in the other case leadership
comes to you.
Over the next few months I'll write about my
experience in leadership coming to us and try to
show you the map we use to create effective
leadership that emerges just in time and how to
prepare efficiently to create this more
sustainable form of leadership growth.
To comment on this and other articles on
leadership, please go to the posting on my blog at
Mike R Jay, Founder
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C L A S S E S : December 6 – 12, 2004
USING THE SIX Most Important Internet Marketing Tools (free)
Lead by Jinger Jarrett and Ben Botes
Monday, December 6, 2004
4:00 PM EST 1 hour
Although there are many methods for promoting your
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techniques are much more effective than others.
There are six techniques that are highly
effective, not only in building your
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Using Special Reports
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ALEXANDER THE GREAT: LESSONS IN HEROIC LEADERSHIP
($29) NEW DATE!
Lead by Richard Freis
Monday December 6, 2004
7:30 PM EST 1.5 hours
Alexander the Great is again at the center of
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due to be released for the Thanksgiving weekend.
This vivid slide-lecture is your chance to learn
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three continents before his death at 33 and his
remarkably accelerated and many-sided development
into a rarely equaled array of model leadership
WRITING EBOOKS FOR PROFIT ($20) NEW DATE!
Tuesday, December 7, 2004
Lead by Jinger Jarrett
5:00 PM EST 1 hour
An e-book is simply a book in digital format. It
can be used to help you promote your business as
well as give you a product that you can sell that
is related to the subject of your business. This
class will show you how to write and promote an
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3. Creating an e-book without writing your own
4. Where to promote your e-book
C L A S S E S : December 13 - 17, 2004
HOW TO USE SPECIAL REPORTS TO PROMOTE Your Website
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
5:00 PM EST 1 hour
Lead By: Jinger Jarrett
A special report is an ebook you will be giving
away for your business. Special
reports can be used to promote your products on
the backend, as well as help you establish a
relationship with your potential customers.
Reports can also be used as a premium for joining
your list, and creating a traffic virus that
drives traffic to your site. In this class you
will learn how to write, create and market
DESIGN YOUR BUSINESS IN 30 DAYS OR LESS NEW DATE!
Lead by Monikah J. Ogando
Wednesdays, December 15 - January 12
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You have an idea for a business, but now comes the
tough part: making it happen. Design Your Business
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of getting your business up and running
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NOW. In this program you will get an easy-to-use
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