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  • 1. Leadership as Membership Chair of Mortar Board
    Abby Glenn
    Leadership and Organizations
  • 2. What is Mortar Board?
    National Honor Society for college seniors
    Requires a minimum 3.5 GPA and 78 hours
    Focuses on Scholarship, Leadership, and Service
    We host the Fall blood drive and the Spelling Bee in the Spring
    Dr. Sronce is the chapter advisor!
  • 3. What is the Membership Chair responsible for?
    EVERYTHING! !! But really…
    Setting up the application process, finding who is eligible.
    Collecting applications
    Setting up Survey Monkey
    Organizing Voting
    Organizing Tapping
    Organizing Initiation
    Submitting forms to the national office
    Just to name a few….
  • 4. Membership Chair of Mortar Board National Honor Society
    This is the 2010-2012 class of Mortar Board at Drury.
    If you see them/us/me. Tell us we’re cool!
  • 5. S.M.A.R.T. Goals
    The Theory
    “A goal setting theory that makes every goal Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.”
    In Practice
    You had to be VERY organized for this position.
    Setting goals helped me through the process… I knew what I needed to accomplish EVERY DAY!
    To arrange the applications for Survey Monkey by February 26, 2011 for members to make their initial votes. Members will sent the voting link by February 28, 2011 and their answers must be submitted by March 4, 2011. The final voting process will be held March 6, 2011.
  • 6. Delegation
    In Theory
    “The assignment of direct authority and responsibility to a subordinate to complete tasks for which the manager is normally responsible”
    In Practice
    It really helped… the membership committee actually reminded me to do things!
    Helped me get smaller things accomplished.
    Committee members were responsible for ordering flowers, stoles, and shirts.
  • 7. National Convention
    All the smart people come together to learn how to be a leader!
    This is Sam, Me, and Julia. (She’s from Drury too.)
  • 8. Path Goal Theory
    In Theory
    “Leaders can increase subordinate satisfaction and performance by clarifying and clearing he paths to goals by increasing the number and kinds of rewards available for goal attainment”
    Directive leadership: “letting employees know precisely what is expected of them”
    In Practice
    Used a directive style of leadership… I didn’t need to make current members feel good about themselves.
    Because it is a very strict process, things needed to get done certain ways, being direct and accurate was the easiest way.
  • 9. Leadership Behavior - Initiating
    In Theory
    “The behaviors they perform or the actions they take to influence others to achieve group or organizational goals.”
    “The degree to which a leader structures the roles of followers by setting goals, giving directions, setting deadlines, and assigning tasks.”
    In Practice
    I used the initiating structure because it was easier to do things step by step.
    By setting goals, I knew when things needed to be accomplished.
    I was only mean when people didn’t do what I told them!
  • 10. The REAL guy from Hitch.
    Remember the movie Hitch with Will Smith???
    Yeah… This is the guy the movie/his character is based on.
    He‘s actually allergic to shell fish.
    And not as attractive as Will Smith.
    He was pretty funny and a good speaker.