Engaging in Invisible
Leadership
Presented by
Eric K. Kaufman, Bradley J. Burbaugh,
& D. Adam Cletzer

www.ext.vt.edu
Who We Are… Eric K. Kaufman
•  Associate Professor &
Extension Specialist
@ VT
•  Coordinator of VT’s
Graduate Certificate...
Who We Are… Brad J. Burbaugh
•  Doctoral Student @ VT
•  VALOR Program
Coordinator
•  USDA Fellow for
Sustainable Agricult...
Who We Are… D. Adam Cletzer
•  Doctoral Student @ VT
•  Former Extension Agent
in Florida
•  Resource Coordinator for
Flor...
Objectives for this Session
•  Define invisible leadership and clarify key
components.
•  Highlight practical examples and...
Leadership Defined
“Leadership is the art of mobilizing
others to want to struggle for shared
aspirations.”
–  James Kouze...
Leadership Defined
In a more humble opinion…

“Leadership is the process of inspiring
vision and hope.”
- Eric Kaufman

ww...
www.simonwestern.com

To cite work: Western S. (2008) Leadership a Critical Text, Sage London
What is Invisible Leadership?
“Leadership in which the common purpose,
rather than any particular individual, is the
invis...
Key Components
•  Compelling and deeply held common
purpose.
•  Readiness to use individual strengths in
either leader or ...
More than a Mission Statement
•  Deeply held sense of
common destiny.
•  A life calling.
•  Resonates with
values.
•  Subs...
Theories that
Contribute
Hickman & Sorenson, 2014
Figure 2.1, p. 19

www.ext.vt.edu
Recall Strengths Leadership
•  Argues that we all have
innate talents to be
developed into strengths
•  Views leadership a...
PRACTICAL EXAMPLES &
APPLICATIONS
www.ext.vt.edu
Who's the Boss? There Isn't One
(Rachel Emma Silverman, The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2012)

www.ext.vt.edu
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

www.ext.vt.edu
Colors Restaurant

•  50+ employees of Windows on the World
•  Cooperative Restaurant
•  Common Purpose: Move forward as a...
Relentless focus on the…

“WHY?”

www.ext.vt.edu
“The mission is a core driver as to why I am passionate
about the work I do, and why I feel I am leading a bigger
movement...
Simon Sinek

www.ext.vt.edu
Focusing on the “Why?”
•  Will seem intuitive
•  Fundamental shift in approach to engaging
volunteers and clients in Exten...
Golden Circle
Separates conventional
appeals from remarkable
appeals.

www.ext.vt.edu
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
The main reason I joined my organization is its
Purpose
WordBlu
Democratic
Workplaces

Prof...
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
The main reason I stay at my organization is its
Purpose
WordBlu
Democratic
Workplaces

Pro...
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
Description of organization’s purpose:
•  “Provide research-based educational programming f...
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
Commitment to/Ownership of the Purpose:
Respondents Who Agree or Strongly Agree
I am highly...
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
Taking Action Visibly or Invisibly:
Respondents Who Agree or Strongly Agree
Willing to work...
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
Rising Above Self-Interest:
Respondents Who Agree or Strongly Agree

I place our common
pur...
Lighting the Path: Survey Data
Taking Advantage of or Utilizing Opportunities and
Resources: Respondents Who Agree or Stro...
Using Common Purpose in our Work
•  Resonate with people’s values and sense
of themselves
•  Provide inspiration for parti...
What is my role?
•  Communicating why our work is important
•  Recruit members that embrace the
purpose
•  Facilitate stro...
Possibilities for
Practice
Hickman & Sorenson, 2014
Figure 6.1, p. 79

www.ext.vt.edu
Create the Context

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Cultivate Purpose as Lived
Experience

www.ext.vt.edu
Generate and Sustain a Culture
• 
• 
• 
• 
• 

Facilitate Selection of New Members
Foster Collective Capacity
Engage Membe...
Moving Forward

Webinar Evaluation:
http://bit.ly/EKKsurvey

www.ext.vt.edu
Thank you!
•  Eric Kaufman
–  EKaufman@VT.Edu

•  Brad Burbaugh
–  Burbaugh@VT.Edu

•  Adam Cletzer
–  Acletzer@VT.Edu

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This is part of a webinar series on "Everyday Leadership: Tips for Personal and Professional Success." The audience for the webinar series was professionals in Virginia Cooperative Extension. Objectives of this session include:
(1) Define invisible leadership and clarify key components.
(2) Highlight practical examples and applications of invisible leadership.
(3) Discuss opportunities for fostering and promoting invisible leadership.

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Engaging in Invisible Leadership

  1. 1. Engaging in Invisible Leadership Presented by Eric K. Kaufman, Bradley J. Burbaugh, & D. Adam Cletzer www.ext.vt.edu
  2. 2. Who We Are… Eric K. Kaufman •  Associate Professor & Extension Specialist @ VT •  Coordinator of VT’s Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Community Leadership •  Former H.S. AgriScience Teacher www.ext.vt.edu
  3. 3. Who We Are… Brad J. Burbaugh •  Doctoral Student @ VT •  VALOR Program Coordinator •  USDA Fellow for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension •  Former AgriScience Teacher & Extension Agent in Florida www.ext.vt.edu
  4. 4. Who We Are… D. Adam Cletzer •  Doctoral Student @ VT •  Former Extension Agent in Florida •  Resource Coordinator for Florida 4-H Foundation www.ext.vt.edu
  5. 5. Objectives for this Session •  Define invisible leadership and clarify key components. •  Highlight practical examples and applications of invisible leadership. •  Discuss opportunities for fostering and promoting invisible leadership. www.ext.vt.edu
  6. 6. Leadership Defined “Leadership is the art of mobilizing others to want to struggle for shared aspirations.” –  James Kouzes & Barry Posner, researchers and authors of The Leadership Challenge www.ext.vt.edu
  7. 7. Leadership Defined In a more humble opinion… “Leadership is the process of inspiring vision and hope.” - Eric Kaufman www.ext.vt.edu
  8. 8. www.simonwestern.com To cite work: Western S. (2008) Leadership a Critical Text, Sage London
  9. 9. What is Invisible Leadership? “Leadership in which the common purpose, rather than any particular individual, is the invisible leader that inspires leaders and followers to take action on its behalf.” (Hickman & Sorenson, 2014, p. 1) www.ext.vt.edu
  10. 10. Key Components •  Compelling and deeply held common purpose. •  Readiness to use individual strengths in either leader or follower roles with or without recognition. •  Strong shared bond among participants. www.ext.vt.edu
  11. 11. More than a Mission Statement •  Deeply held sense of common destiny. •  A life calling. •  Resonates with values. •  Substance that binds people together. •  Aim or reason for collective leadership. www.ext.vt.edu
  12. 12. Theories that Contribute Hickman & Sorenson, 2014 Figure 2.1, p. 19 www.ext.vt.edu
  13. 13. Recall Strengths Leadership •  Argues that we all have innate talents to be developed into strengths •  Views leadership as a collective process •  Recommends different strengths for different leadership situations www.ext.vt.edu
  14. 14. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES & APPLICATIONS www.ext.vt.edu
  15. 15. Who's the Boss? There Isn't One (Rachel Emma Silverman, The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2012) www.ext.vt.edu
  16. 16. Orpheus Chamber Orchestra www.ext.vt.edu
  17. 17. Colors Restaurant •  50+ employees of Windows on the World •  Cooperative Restaurant •  Common Purpose: Move forward as a tribute to 73 coworkers who died on 9/11 •  Share their diverse cultures through food www.ext.vt.edu
  18. 18. Relentless focus on the… “WHY?” www.ext.vt.edu
  19. 19. “The mission is a core driver as to why I am passionate about the work I do, and why I feel I am leading a bigger movement and contributing to meaningful work.” — Hickman & Sorenson, 2013, p. 65 www.ext.vt.edu
  20. 20. Simon Sinek www.ext.vt.edu
  21. 21. Focusing on the “Why?” •  Will seem intuitive •  Fundamental shift in approach to engaging volunteers and clients in Extension work •  Difficult change to make •  Will result in more engaged and satisfied volunteers and clientele www.ext.vt.edu
  22. 22. Golden Circle Separates conventional appeals from remarkable appeals. www.ext.vt.edu
  23. 23. Lighting the Path: Survey Data
  24. 24. Lighting the Path: Survey Data The main reason I joined my organization is its Purpose WordBlu Democratic Workplaces Professional Growth Work Environment VCE Webinar Participants Team Members/ Coworkers Job Opening/Available Position 0% 10% 20% 30% 40%
  25. 25. Lighting the Path: Survey Data The main reason I stay at my organization is its Purpose WordBlu Democratic Workplaces Professional Growth Work Environment VCE Webinar Participants Team Members/ Coworkers Job Opening/Available Position 0% 20% 40% 60% 80%
  26. 26. Lighting the Path: Survey Data Description of organization’s purpose: •  “Provide research-based educational programming for the Commonwealth of Virginia.” •  “To provide research-based education directed at meeting the needs of residents in my community.” •  “To provide research-based, unbiased information/ solutions from Virginia's land grant universities to all people in the Commonwealth.” •  “To develop formal and non-formal learning and development opportunities that advance citizens of the Commonwealth with a focus on Agriculture.” www.ext.vt.edu
  27. 27. Lighting the Path: Survey Data Commitment to/Ownership of the Purpose: Respondents Who Agree or Strongly Agree I am highly committed to achieving my organization's purpose. WordBlu Democratic Workplaces My coworkers accept the organization's purpose as their own. I accept the organization's purpose as my own. VCE Webinar Participants The organization's purpose reflects my personal passion. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  28. 28. Lighting the Path: Survey Data Taking Action Visibly or Invisibly: Respondents Who Agree or Strongly Agree Willing to work in either a leader or team member role to reach the organization's common goal. WordBlu Democratic Workplaces Willing to work in a role that is not visible to people outside to achieve my organization's purpose. VCE Webinar Participants Willing to work in a visible role as a spokesperson or representative to achieve my organization's purpose. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  29. 29. Lighting the Path: Survey Data Rising Above Self-Interest: Respondents Who Agree or Strongly Agree I place our common purpose above my personal interests or desires, when necessary. WordBlu Democratic Workplaces My coworkers place our common purpose above their personal interest or desires, when necessary. VCE Webinar Participants 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  30. 30. Lighting the Path: Survey Data Taking Advantage of or Utilizing Opportunities and Resources: Respondents Who Agree or Strongly Agree My coworkers know how or when to make use of key opportunities that make achieving our common purpose possible. WordBlu Democratic Workplaces My coworkers know how to find resources that make achieving our common purpose possible. VCE Webinar Participants 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
  31. 31. Using Common Purpose in our Work •  Resonate with people’s values and sense of themselves •  Provide inspiration for participants to use their strengths willingly in leader or follower roles •  Cultivate strong bonds that connect people in pursuit of common purpose www.ext.vt.edu
  32. 32. What is my role? •  Communicating why our work is important •  Recruit members that embrace the purpose •  Facilitate strong relationship bonds •  Involve people in change process •  Foster collective capacity www.ext.vt.edu
  33. 33. Possibilities for Practice Hickman & Sorenson, 2014 Figure 6.1, p. 79 www.ext.vt.edu
  34. 34. Create the Context www.ext.vt.edu
  35. 35. Cultivate Purpose as Lived Experience www.ext.vt.edu
  36. 36. Generate and Sustain a Culture •  •  •  •  •  Facilitate Selection of New Members Foster Collective Capacity Engage Members in Meaningful Work Facilitate a Strong Bond or Relationship Facilitate change www.ext.vt.edu
  37. 37. Moving Forward Webinar Evaluation: http://bit.ly/EKKsurvey www.ext.vt.edu
  38. 38. Thank you! •  Eric Kaufman –  EKaufman@VT.Edu •  Brad Burbaugh –  Burbaugh@VT.Edu •  Adam Cletzer –  Acletzer@VT.Edu http://bit.ly/EKKsurvey www.ext.vt.edu

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