Daily Deeds Draw Dividends


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Daily Deeds Draw Dividends

  1. 1. <ul><li>Daily Deeds Draw Dividends for Advancement </li></ul>Presented by Neal Huffman
  2. 2. Actively Develop Daily Deeds Draw Dividends for Advancement <ul><li>A. Opening remarks. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Body. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Change – the impetus for action. </li></ul><ul><li>a. Competition. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Transformation. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Actively develop yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>a. Change within your control. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Take action. </li></ul><ul><li>c. Life-long endeavor. </li></ul><ul><li>d. Summarize. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Actively develop your career. </li></ul><ul><li>a. SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Toolbox. </li></ul><ul><li>c. Network. </li></ul><ul><li>d. Life-long endeavor. </li></ul><ul><li>e. Summarize. </li></ul><ul><li>4. ABC – Always Be Closing. </li></ul><ul><li>a. Initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>c. Face to face. </li></ul><ul><li>d. Visualize. </li></ul><ul><li>e. Network. </li></ul><ul><li>C. Concluding remarks. </li></ul><ul><li>D. Quizz. </li></ul><ul><li>E. Suggested research. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Change happens <ul><li>In Tom Peters’ book, Re-Imagine! – Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age, he quotes General Eric Shinseki, United States Army, Chief of Staff who stated, “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Change – the impetus for action. </li></ul><ul><li>a - marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>b - Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>c - Increasing competition. </li></ul><ul><li>The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending April 18 was 6,271,000, an increase of 133,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 6,138,000. The 4-week moving average was 6,076,000, an increase of 131,500 from the preceding week's revised average of 5,944,500.   ( http:// www.dol.gov / ) </li></ul><ul><li>Currently 8.9% unemployment rate. </li></ul><ul><li>(d. define </li></ul><ul><li>Verb ( http:// dictionary.reference.com /browse/change ) </li></ul><ul><li>1. To become different: overnight the nation’s mood changed. </li></ul><ul><li>2. To become altered or modified: colors change if exposed to the sun. <PASSIVE> </li></ul><ul><li>3. To become transformed or converted: the toad changed into a prince. <ACTIVE> </li></ul><ul><li>From an employment perspective, change or TRANSFORM by taking an ACTIVE role in developing: 1) yourself; and 2) your career. </li></ul>What is change?
  5. 5. Develop You <ul><li>control </li></ul><ul><li>“ God grant me the serenity </li></ul><ul><li>To accept the things I cannot change; </li></ul><ul><li>Courage to change the things I can ; </li></ul><ul><li>And wisdom to know the difference.” </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_Prayer ) </li></ul><ul><li>passive or active </li></ul><ul><li>“ sweat equity” </li></ul><ul><li>techniques </li></ul><ul><li>increase your value </li></ul><ul><li>lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>The commitment is to life-long learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Development has to be a daily routine -- like brushing your teeth. </li></ul><ul><li>Daily is more effective and more measureable. Get in the habit. Make it routine. </li></ul><ul><li>Can cost or can be free, (ask about being a guest). </li></ul><ul><li>The time spent can be 5 minutes each day; it does not require 4 hours. You are the CEO – you decide the time you set aside for development. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summary (You) <ul><li>CEO of you – lead yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the things you can. Think of something you want to work on. I wanted to improve public speaking skills, so I joined Toastmasters. </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace change. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop actively. Make a goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice a technique each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Make self-improvement a routine for life. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Know yourself - Personality test </li></ul><ul><li>( http:// www.myersbriggs.org / ) </li></ul><ul><li>Career toolbox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it current </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assemble your tools and improve them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentrate on selling techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network </li></ul><ul><li>- LinkedIn.com </li></ul><ul><li>- Herd mentality </li></ul>Develop your Career
  8. 8. Summarize (Career) <ul><li>CEO of your career. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the things you can. </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace change. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop actively. Make a goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice a technique each day. </li></ul><ul><li>Make self-improvement a routine for life. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ABC <ul><li>How I sold myself to my current employer. </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Face to Face </li></ul><ul><li>Visualize </li></ul><ul><li>Personal touch </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questions and Answers