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close this bookLeadership and Influence - Student Manual (FEMA-EMI, 1991, 208 p.)
close this folderLESSON PLANS
View the documentUnit I Introduction
View the documentUnit II Personal Values
View the documentUnit III Personal Styles
View the documentUnit IV Conflict Management Styles
View the documentUnit V The Impact of Different Influence Styles
View the documentUnit VI Exercising Leadership
View the documentUnit VII Exercising Power
View the documentUnit VIII Motivation
View the documentUnit IX Group Dynamics
View the documentUnit X Tying the Concepts Together: Course Integration & Application
View the documentUnit XI Presentation of Influence Plans
View the documentUnit XII Conclusion

Unit I Introduction

NOTE-TAKING GUIDE & ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this unit, you will be able to:

1. Identify the instructors and recognize other participants in the class;
2. Define the basic concept of leadership;
3. Explain the topics to be covered in the course; and
4. Discuss how instruments will be used as an introduction to concepts in the course.

Introductions

INTRODUCTION ACTIVITY - OPTION #1

Purpose: To introduce you to each other and to start you thinking about the concept of leadership.

Instructions: Chose a person in the class you do not know or do not know well. Interview that person using the following questions. You will be asked to use this information to introduce your partner to the rest of the class.

NAME _____________________________________________________________________
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YEARS OF SERVICE IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ___________________________
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WHAT ONE WORD WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF AS A LEADER?
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INTRODUCTION ACTIVITY - OPTION #2

Purpose: To start you thinking about the concept of leadership.

Instructions: Turn to the person sitting next to you and work with him or her to answer the question below.

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WHAT IS LEADERSHIP?

Leadership involves use of many different skills:

Individual styles are skills applied in unique combinations.


The skills we will discuss are effective in influencing people with more authority than you as well as with subordinates.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This 3-day course will help you:

Influence plan is designed to help you apply knowledge and influence one of these:


- peer


- supervisor


- subordinate


- volunteer

LEADERSHIP AND INFLUENCE

COURSE TOPICS

The purpose of this sheet is to allow you to see all the concepts discussed and start to integrate your knowledge about them into practical methods for leading in an emergency management setting. You may find it useful to refer to this at various times throughout the course.

As you finish each inventory, record your results in the spaces below.

VALUES:

Attitudes, opinions, and beliefs - deeply held and relatively permanent - which influence what people actually do, not just what they say.

PERSONAL STYLE:

E = Extrovert (people & things)

I = Introvert (ideas & concepts)

S = Sensing (known facts)

N = Intuition (possibilities)

T = Thinking (analysis/logic)

F = Feeling (personal values)

J = Judging (order)

P = Perceptive (flexible and spontaneous)

Your score on PSI (Personal Style Inventory)





CONFLICT MANAGEMENT STYLE: Ways of handling conflict

Competition - getting one's way at any expense
Accommodation - yielding to the other
Compromise - partial gain or success
Avoidance - delaying or setting aside
Collaboration - striving for mutual gain or success

Your score on the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument
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INFLUENCE STYLE:

Assertive Persuasive (AP) - logic, reason, facts
Reward & Punishment (R & P) - benefits and/or penalties
Participation & Trust (P & T) - sharing in the decision
Common Vision (CV) - joint possibilities

Your score on the Influence Style Inventory
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LEADERSHIP STYLE:

Directing - high directive & low supportive concerns
Coaching - high directive & low supportive concerns
Supporting - low directive & high supportive concerns
Delegating - low directive & low supportive concerns

Your score on the Ladder Behavior Analysis II Instrument
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POWER:

*Coercive - threatening
Connection - relationships with powerful people
*Reward - benefit
*Legitimate authority - actual position
Referent - winning personality
Information - special knowledge
Expert - skill, expertise, knowledge

(* = position powers)

Your score on the Power Perception Profile
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MOTIVATION: Key to Effective Leadership

Achievement motivation -

the drive to overcome challenges and obstacles in the pursuit of goals

Affiliation motivation -

the drive to relate to people on a social basis

Competence motivation -

the drive to do high-quality work

Power motivation -

the drive to influence people and change situations

ROLES & ROLE CONFLICT:

Avoid role conflict and ambiguity by understanding your role(s) and using the processes of role clarification and negotiation.

Class Structure:

Instruments:


Procedure for Using Instruments:

· Answer the questions before you know the reasoning behind the instrument so you can be open-minded.

· Hear a brief lecture to explain the instrument and concepts on which it is based.

· Make a guess as to your outcome (preferred styles).

· Score the instrument and compare your estimated outcome with computed outcome.

· Report your scores so I can post the scores from the entire class to illustrate patterns.


Effective leadership is a function of knowing your own styles and how other people respond to them.

Gut instinct versus instruments:


Purposes of an Instrument:


Administrative information:


Student Manual Organization: