1 Leadership Lessons from the Movies SIUE Project Management Symposium November 15, 2013 Denise Harrison, MBA, PMP Electric Vehicles Project Manager Ameren Missouri & Mary Sue Love, Ph.D. Associate Professor Management & Marketing Department SIUE
2 From team building to stakeholder management, a PM s interpersonal skills have a clear impact on a project s success
3 Every PM has these marching orders: Lead team members and stakeholders toward a common goal Get things done through team members Lead with respect and trust (rather than fear and submission) See: PMBOK 5 Appendix X3 for a full list of Interpersonal Skills in PM
4 Every PM has these marching orders: Communicate, motivate and inspire the team Maintain the vision, strategy and communicate performance Evaluate performance of the project team See: PMBOK 5 Appendix X3 for a full list of Interpersonal Skills in PM
5 Let s Watch Movies Inc. Magazine s March 2000 listing of movies that teach about leadership ( Everything I Know about Leadership, I Learned from the Movies ) reminds us that we can find examples everywhere, but that movies often offer archetypes from which # to study and learn.
6 Leadership Practices Inventory One way to examine discuss leadership Today, we ll use this lens to identify leadership in several movie clips
7 Kouzes & Posner s Approach to Leadership Leadership is a relationship Leadership is everyone s business Leadership development is selfdevelopment
8 Model the Way Find your voice by clarifying your personal values Set the example by aligning actions with shared values
9 Inspire a Shared Vision Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations
10 Challenge the Process Search for opportunities by seeking innovating ways to change, grow, and improve Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from mistakes
11 Enable Others to Act Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust Strengthen others by sharing power and discretion
12 Encourage the Heart Recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence Celebrate the values and the victories by creating a spirit of community
14 Studies show those who use these practices: Are more effective in meeting job-related demands Are more successful in representing units to management Create higher-performing teams Foster loyalty and commitment Increase motivational levels and willingness to work Reduce absenteeism, turnover, and dropout rates Possess high degrees of personal credibility
15 Studies show those who use these practices: Generate increased sales and customer satisfaction. Enhance motivation and willingness to work hard. More successfully represent their units to management. Facilitate high patient satisfaction and meet family member needs. Promote involvement in schools. Increase fundraising results and expand gift-giving. Extend the range of their agencies services. Influence recruitment positively.
16 So. CAN WE MAKE THESE COME ALIVE FOR US FROM THE MOVIES?
17 Saving Private Ryan
19 Saving Private Ryan Why does revealing his profession before the war have such an impact on the squad? He s Modeling the Way, how?
20 Cool Runnings
22 Cool Runnings Why are they so determined to complete the race? Again, Modeling the Way
25 Braveheart How does this inspire the troops? You got it, Inspire a Shared Vision
28 Invictus How does Mandela stretch Pienaar s own expectations of what is possible? Inspiring, huh?
29 Dave #
31 Dave How does Dave get his shelter saved? How does he do it without tipping the boat? That s Challenging the Process
32 Men in Black
34 Men in Black How does E know who the real threats are? What s different about his thinking? He is Challenging the Process!
35 Apollo 13
37 Apollo 13 How does Krantz get the team focused on the same goal? How does he step back and enable them to act?
38 Apollo 13
40 Apollo 13 So good we have to see two clips in this one, Krantz is telling them they better figure out how to get a square peg to fit a round hole again, what do we see here that enables others?
41 The Shawshank Redemption
43 The Shawshank Redemption What makes those 3 beers so important? What impact does encouraging the heart have on people?
44 Coach Carter
46 Coach Carter How does Coach Carter lift the team, even though they lost the big game?
47 What can we take away for our real lives? THESE ARE JUST MOVIES #
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