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Introduction to leadership and activites for the INNOVATE Conference.

Introduction to leadership

Leadership is an ambiguous term; it is defined differently depending on cultural beliefs, organizational culture,generations and personal beliefs. To become an effective and efficient leader, it is important to take all of this intoconsideration. To help understand leadership styles, you can put leaders on a continuum and look at their strengths and weaknesses.The best example of this would be George W. Bush and the Dalai Lama. Both leaders are thought to be extremely effective andefficient by many people in their country and from around the world (note this is just a comparison of different leadership styles) andto analyze their different leadership techniques and styles is fascinating. What kind of leader do you want to be?

It is important during your INNOVATE experience to think about the list of leadership skills/attributesand to fill out your personal Leadership Worksheet . This is a work in progress and something we hope you continue to modify throughoutyour career and life to develop yourself into a global technical leader.

To begin the Leadership Module, please take time to write in your journal now about leadership. How do youdefine a leader? What leaders do you admire and why? How do you think leadership styles compare and contrast in Singapore andJapan?

Enjoy this module!

List of leadership skills/attributes

  • Life-long learning–the desire to continue learning throughout life
  • Emotional intelligence - a term that encompasses soft skills, focusing on communication and interpersonal skills
  • Competitive Drive–the desire to keep excelling and learning, mainly fueled by competition.
  • High energy level
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Commitment
  • Ability to see the bigger picture
  • Ability to learn from one’s failures
  • Leveraging others to work to their highest potential
  • Looking at various solutions to a problem
  • Working toward a larger vision based on shared values and goals
  • Social skills
  • Risk taker - the ability to take oneself out of comfort zones
  • Humble self-assessor - honest assessment of one’s failures, and successes, but more importantly one’s failures
  • Open to new ideas
  • Good listener
  • The ability to challenge the process
  • Inspire a shared vision
  • Enable others to act
  • Integrity - possessing ambition, competence and a moral compass
  • Engaging others by creating shared meaning - empathy, obsessive communication and the encouragement to dissent

Leadership continuum

The Leadership Continuum
  • Adler, Nancy J. 2002. International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, 4th ed.
  • Augustine, Norman J. Augustine’s Travels: A World-Class Leader Looks at Life Business, and What It Takes to Succeed at Both.
  • Bennis, Warren G. and Robert J. Thomas . 2002. Geeks&Geezers: How Era, Values, and Defining Moments Shape Leaders.
  • Bennis, Warren G. and Burt Nanus. 1985. Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge.
  • Fine, Charles H. 1999. Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage.
  • Gardner, Howard. 1995 . Leading Minds.
  • Goleman, Daniel. 1998. Working with Emotional Intelligence.
  • Handy, Charles. 1998. Beyond Certainty: The Changing World of Organizations.
  • Hesselbein, Frances, Marshall Goldsmith and Richard Beckhard, Eds. 1997. The Leader of the Future: New Visions, Strategies and Practices for the Next.
  • Katz, Ralph, Ed. 2003. The Human Side of Managing Technological Innovation: A Collection of Readings.
  • Kotter, John P. 1996. Leading Change.
  • Kotter, John P. 1998. The Leadership Factor.
  • Kouzes, James M and Barry Z Posner. 1995 . The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations, 2nd ed.
  • Moran, Robert T and Philip R. Harris. 1983. 1983. Managing Cultural Synergy, 3rd ed.
  • Northouse, Peter G. l997. Leadership Theory and Practice.
  • Rhinesmith, Stephen H. 1992 . A Manager’s Guide to Globalization: Six Keys to Success in a Changing World.
  • Trompenaars, Fons and Charles Hampden Turner. 1997. Riding the Waves of Culture.
  • Trompenaars, F.&Hampden-Turner, C. 2002. 21 Leaders for the 21st Century: How Innovative Leaders Manage in the Digital Age.

Questions & Answers

can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
hello
Sherica
im all ears I need to learn
Sherica
right! what he said ⤴⤴⤴
Tamia
what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
kkk nice
Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Al
y=10×
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
im not good at math so would this help me
Rachael Reply
yes
Asali
I'm not good at math so would you help me
Samantha
what is the problem that i will help you to self with?
Asali
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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