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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

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
Ali
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
hey
Giriraj
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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