Developing leadership skills - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


PPT – Developing leadership skills PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 424952-OGQ5Z


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation

Developing leadership skills


Developing leadership skills by Birgit Pichat ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:93
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 15
Provided by: Copen6
Learn more at:


Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Developing leadership skills

Developing leadership skills
  • by Birgit Pichat

Developing leadership skills
  • Short about my "theoretical" background
  • What are "leadership skills"
  • Developing leadership skills from a specialist
  • Specialist role relevant characteristics
  • Quitting the specialist role why the choice
  • Leveraging on an MBA
  • The importance of developing personal skills
  • Last words

Birgit Pichat background (1)
  • Childhood oldest of 3 girls, education a key
  • 1983 Graduated from high school in Holstebro,
    Denmark, science major
  • 1989 Law degree, University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1989-1992 Law firm, law clerk and associate
  • 1992 Member of the Danish Bar Association, moved
    to France, first daughter Caroline

Birgit Pichat background (2)
  • 1994 MBA, Grenoble School of Business, second
    daughter Mathilde
  • 1994 2001 EHPT, joint venture between Ericsson
    and Hewlett-Packard
  • Business Manager (1994 -1995)
  • General Legal Counsel (1996 -1998)
  • Manager Sales Training (1997-1998)
  • Vice President Corporate Legal (1999 2000)
  • President EHPT North America (1999 2000)
  • Executive Vice President, Finance and Legal (2000
  • 2001- today Moved to Denmark, ALTA COO/CFO

What are "leadership skills"?
  • Ability to create BUSINESS RESULTS by motivating
    others to create adequate results - empowerment
  • Helicopter view understanding of customers,
    competitors, market evolution, the company
  • Setting short and long term direction, objectives
  • Capability to get the utmost out of people and
  • Good representative for the company externally
    and internally
  • Dare to take decisions

Jim Collins "From good to great"
  • Level 1 Qualified employee - creating results
    through knowledge and expertise
  • Level 2 Contributing team member contributes
    to creating team results through expertise and
  • Level 3 Competent manager organizes people,
    resources to reach defined objectives
  • Level 4 Effective leader engagement and
    catalyst for vision stimulating better results
  • Level 5 Level 5-leader - fantastic and lasting
    results, personal modesty and professional

Leadership skills from a specialist role
  • Specialist role relevant characteristics
  • Quitting the specialist role
  • Why
  • The choice
  • Leveraging on an MBA
  • The importance of developing personal skills

Specialist role relevant characteristics
  • Your expertise provides you with
  • Recognition
  • Power
  • Identification
  • Your main development objective is to constantly
    update and enforce your expertise
  • You maybe believe your area of expertise is the
    most important to the company you focus solely
    on that.

Quitting the specialist role why?
  • Dare to reframe - refocus
  • What am I really interested in?
  • What am I really good at?
  • What is really important to me?
  • What success stories do I like the most?
  • Where do I really have fun?
  • If my life was a film, would anybody see it?
  • My own answers there must be something bigger

Quitting the specialist role the choice
  • You cannot be both a General Manager and a
    specialist one day you have to choose
  • The choice means giving up something power, an
    identity, a recognition and replace
  • Not everybody will understand
  • The lawyer who became an administrator
  • Don't you miss legal

Leveraging on an MBA
  • Good overview perspective
  • Provides new general competences strategy,
    sales, marketing, finance, HR, legal so you
    know what you are talking about!
  • Gives you a reason to move on
  • Gives your company a reason to let you move on
  • Possible replacement of the power, the identity
    and recognition you are loosing

The importance of developing personal skills
  • Leadership is very much about personal skills
    so you have to recognize personal skills as
  • How to develop your personal skills
  • Training e.g. management, NLP
  • Coaching
  • Mentor
  • International assignments
  • Evaluate your own experiences

Last words
  • Leadership skills is very much about being
    practical implementing theory
  • Theoretical background is not a handicap
  • To develop leadership skills means a decision to
    focus and to take the opportunities
  • Get out of the comfort zone!

Very last words
  • Leadership Quotes
  • "Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when
    he sticks his neck out. (James Bryant Conant)
  • "Well behaved women rarely make history." (Seen
    on a bumper sticker in Colorado)