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  1. 1. Eric Schaudt, CPIM, CSCP Professionalism is the Path
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Eric Schaudt works for Northrop Grumman Corp. in Rolling Meadows, IL. He has 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management </li></ul><ul><li>Eric has been active in the Chicago Chapter since 1997 as an instructor and officer and is a member of the board of directors of APICS, the Association for Operations Management as Vice President of Chapter Development </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where are the jobs? <ul><li>Manufacturing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.3 million drop in Mfg jobs since 1990 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indiana lost more than 74,000 jobs in Manufacturing from January 2000 through February 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7400 non-farm jobs lost in February alone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Outsourcing/off-shoring </li></ul><ul><li>JIT, Lean, CI, Six Sigma </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where are the jobs? <ul><li>Technology – the two-edged Sword </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning curves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Globalization/Speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More customers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More competition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New jobs </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Which is most important? <ul><li>Employed? </li></ul><ul><li>Employable? </li></ul><ul><li>Both? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Survive and Thrive <ul><li>Countermeasures </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best strategy? </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism is the path </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Professionalism? <ul><ul><li>Your career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal relevancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What is being relevant? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adding value? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moving the organization forward? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New ideas? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your personal pursuit of happiness </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What is Professionalism? <ul><li>Professionalism is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The active demonstration of the traits of a professional </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Knowledge and skills of a profession </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to self-improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Service orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Pride in the profession </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Conscience and trustworthiness </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability for his or her work </li></ul><ul><li>Ethically sound decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul>Characteristics, Traits and Behaviors
  10. 10. What is a professional? <ul><ul><li>Takes pride in their work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stable and enduring positive attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Builds Social Capital </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Behavior towards others </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moral and ethical conduct </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to distinguish right from wrong and to manage one's affairs </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What is a professional? <ul><ul><li>Strives to be the very best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal excellence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self confident </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life long learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Competent and knowledgeable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experienced, skilled, and proficient </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Becomes an expert </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read ½ hour a day in your field </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What is a professional? <ul><ul><li>Performs ordinary jobs in an extraordinary way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence, distinction, quality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brag subtly </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds to the body of knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What is a professional? <ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm, eagerness, fervor, passion, zeal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Proactive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uncover opportunities – go after them </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In charge of his/her life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Has a personal plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Follows it </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. What makes a professional? <ul><ul><ul><li>Education? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career field? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Behavior? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Practice? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pay? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking and Behaving as a Professional </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Thinking and Behaving Professional <ul><li>Professional socialization: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The process of inculcating a profession’s attitudes, values, and behaviors in a professional. The goal of professional socialization is to develop professionalism. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thinking and Behaving Professional <ul><ul><li>Share everything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play fair </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't hit people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put things back where you found them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean up your own mess </li></ul></ul>&quot;ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN&quot; by Robert Fulghum
  17. 17. Thinking and Behaving Professional <ul><ul><li>Don't take things that aren't yours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wash your hands before you eat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flush </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you </li></ul></ul>&quot;ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN&quot; by Robert Fulghum
  18. 18. Thinking and Behaving Professional <ul><ul><li>Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a nap every afternoon </li></ul></ul>&quot;ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN&quot; by Robert Fulghum
  19. 19. Thinking and Behaving Professionally in the Workplace <ul><ul><li>Increase opportunities and growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make opportunities happen for you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>volunteer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stretch yourself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>if you think you can’t do it – then make sure you do </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to make mistakes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ask for forgiveness instead of begging for permission </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal kaizen </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>I believe there is a need to build and reinforce a professional identity founded on integrity, ethical behavior, and honor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This development, a vital process in my life long education, will help to ensure that I am true to the professional relationship I establish between myself and society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrity will be an essential part of my everyday life, and I will pursue all academic and professional endeavors with honesty and commitment to service </li></ul></ul>The Pledge of Professionalism Adapted from the University Of Illinois College Of Pharmacy’s Pledge of Professionalism 1993
  21. 21. Personal Benchmark A professional handles money and accounts very carefully. 10 A professional remains level-headed and optimistic 9 A professional completes projects as soon as possible 8 A professional jumps into difficult assignments 7 A professional does not let mistakes slide by 6 A professional is focused and clear-headed 5 A professional keeps his or her work area clean and orderly 4 A professional looks, speaks and dresses like a professional 3 A professional carefully discovers what is needed and wanted 2 A professional learns every aspect of the job 1 Yes More Effort No Benchmark No.
  22. 22. Personal Benchmark A professional teaches 20 A professional behaves in an ethical manner 19 A professional give back to the profession 18 A professional is committed to life long learning 17 A professional has a promising future 16 A professional produces a high-quality product or service 15 A professional produces more than expected 14 A professional persists until the objective is achieved 13 A professional uses higher emotional tones: Enthusiasm, cheerfulness, interest, contentment 12 A professional makes a personal commitment to being a professional 11 Yes More Effort No Benchmark No.
  23. 23. Good Quotes <ul><li>&quot;So learn this as a first lesson about life. The only successful beings in any field, including living itself, are those who have a professional viewpoint and make themselves and ARE professionals&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>L. Ron Hubbard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The enemy of the best is often the good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Stephen Covey </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Good Quotes <ul><li>Winners never quit and quitters never win. - Vincent Thomas &quot;Vince&quot; Lombardi </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.“ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mike Ditka </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;Attack always.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mike Ditka </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Parting Quote <ul><li>Private Victories precede Public Victories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Stephen Covey </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Thank you!
  27. 27. References <ul><li>Professionalism is for Everyone, James R. Ball </li></ul><ul><li>7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tipsforsuccess.org/professionalism.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.kon.org/ppt/professionalism.ppt </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.aphanet.org/students/leadership/psm/ </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Adams – www.dilbert.com </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Collins – My Career 411 </li></ul><ul><li>www.indystar.com </li></ul><ul><li>Indiana Manufacturers Association </li></ul>