“The Emerging Leader ”“Transition From Academic to the Corporate World”                    Cynthia Shelton, Northrop Grumm...
Paradox of Preparation  “Academic circles and Work are fundamentally different. The knowledge you acquired in     college ...
Graduates’ Perceptions between College & Work                       College                                              W...
The “Skills’ YOU Need!           TECHNICAL          TEAMWORK        INTERPERSONAL        COMMUNICATION      STRONG WORK ET...
3 Elements of SuccessPerformance    Be heard through results    Do your best the first time out    Ask questions that you ...
The Pieces of PIE   How well you do your job has very little to                    do with how successful you are in your ...
What Employers Want You To KnowKnowledge and understanding of the organizational mission and goals.Listening and oral co...
3 Leadership Questions To Think About  1. Are leaders born or made?  2. Do you believe leaders make a difference?  3. Do y...
Learning to Lead is Discovering:  What you care about and value  What inspires you  What challenges you  What gives yo...
Characteristics to Build Working RelationshipsTrust:    People in trusting relationships seek input from one another and ...
Identifying A “Mentor”Some of things you can learn from a mentor        Gain in‐depth knowledge about the industry and th...
Making the most of a Mentor RelationshipWhat is Mentoring?Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship between a Mentor...
Need formentoring identified                                 Complete Evaluations                                         ...
Questions
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The Emerging Leader - Cynthia Shelton

  1. 1. “The Emerging Leader ”“Transition From Academic to the Corporate World” Cynthia Shelton, Northrop Grumman Corporation Coolidge Hamlett Jr., Naval Air Systems Command Joy Garcia, Boeing Corporation Friday, November 4, 2011
  2. 2. Paradox of Preparation “Academic circles and Work are fundamentally different. The knowledge you acquired in  college will be critical to your success, but the process of succeeding in school is very  different from the process of succeeding at work”. ACADEMIC WORKPLACE CIRCLES SETTINGS  1. YOU DETERMINE YOUR GRADES 1. LESS STRUCTURE 2. VERY STRUCTURED ENVIRONMENT 2. YOU ARE ON THE COMPANY’S TIME AND SCHEDULE 3. YOU DETERMINE YOUR SCHEDULE 3. HIGH EXPECTATIONS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
  3. 3. Graduates’ Perceptions between College & Work College  Workplace  Frequent, quick, and concrete feedback (grades and so on)  Infrequent and less precise feedback  Highly structured curriculum and programs with lots of  Highly unstructured environment and tasks with  direction  few directions  Few significant changes  Frequent and unexpected changes  Flexible schedule  Structured schedule  Frequent breaks and time off  Limited time off  Personal control over time, classes, and interests  Responding to others’ directions and interests  Intellectual challenge  Organizational and people challenges  Focus on getting results and your development  Focus on your development and growth  for the organization  Create and explore knowledge  Get results with your knowledge  Less initiative required  Lots of initiative required 
  4. 4. The “Skills’ YOU Need! TECHNICAL TEAMWORK INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION STRONG WORK ETHICBALANCING WORK DEMANDS WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS/PERSONAL LIFE
  5. 5. 3 Elements of SuccessPerformance Be heard through results Do your best the first time out Ask questions that you don’t understandImage Develop your own personal brand Show you are a team player Build relationships with peers and upper management Stay positive Exposure Demonstrate courage Accept new challenges and opportunities
  6. 6. The Pieces of PIE How well you do your job has very little to do with how successful you are in your professional career. • Performance counts for 10% of success • Image counts for 30% of success • Exposure counts for 60% of success •Performance counts for 10% of success • Image counts for 30% of success • Exposure counts for 60% of success
  7. 7. What Employers Want You To KnowKnowledge and understanding of the organizational mission and goals.Listening and oral communication skills.Adaptability and creative responses to setbacks and obstacles.Personal management, confidence, motivation to work toward goals, asense of wanting to develop ones career and take pride inaccomplishments.Group and interpersonal effectiveness, cooperativeness and teamwork,skills at negotiating disagreements.Effectiveness in the organization, wanting to make a contribution,leadership potential.
  8. 8. 3 Leadership Questions To Think About 1. Are leaders born or made? 2. Do you believe leaders make a difference? 3. Do you believe you are leader?
  9. 9. Learning to Lead is Discovering: What you care about and value What inspires you What challenges you What gives you power and competence  What encourages you
  10. 10. Characteristics to Build Working RelationshipsTrust: People in trusting relationships seek input from one another and use it, and allow one another to do their jobs without necessary oversight.Diversity: Broadens the number of potential solutions and enables people in the organization to learn from one another.Mindfulness: People are open to new ideas. Avoids operating on autopilot, encourages everyone to express their ideas without fear of ridicule and looks for ways to continually learn and improve.Interrelatedness: People are sensitive to the task at hand and understand how their work affects one another. This characteristic is better able to deal with unexpected events.Respect : People who respect one another values each others opinions and willingly change their minds in response to what others say.Effective Communication: 2 types- Rich Channels / Lean Channels Rich Channels- are face- face interactions which are preferred for messages with potentially unclear meanings or emotional content. Lean Channels- are emails or memos that are preferred for routine messages.
  11. 11. Identifying A “Mentor”Some of things you can learn from a mentor Gain in‐depth knowledge about the industry and the culture of the organization. Improve your leadership and communication skills Build a network of contacts within and outside the organization Get a real world perspective and keep you sharp from becoming complacent, by creating new  challenges  for you.Qualities of a good mentor Be easy assessable Be a good listener Possesses skills that you wish/need to develop Encourage and motivate you Be able to suggest new/creative ways to approach a problem Have experience and foresight Be honest and open to feedback Be ready to share his/her experiences
  12. 12. Making the most of a Mentor RelationshipWhat is Mentoring?Mentoring is a mutually beneficial relationship between a Mentor and a Protégé to share resources, time, experiences and expertise to help with personal and professional growth. Mentor RelationshipApproach mentor with trustworthiness and confidence. There should be openness and transparency between the two of you.Both of you must not hesitate to discuss a concern of issueIdentify your strengths and weaknesses , so you can focus on areas you need to develop or improve.Accept feedback constructively.Approach your mentor to develop contacts and references as and when you require them. 
  13. 13. Need formentoring identified Complete Evaluations and Surveys Review Mentoring Program Handbook Optional Workshops Training Meet 2-3 hrs/monthComplete Mentor / Kick-Off Meeting Protégé Profile Agreed Partnership Preliminary Match = Official Match Receive List of Contact and Meet Potential Mentors Potential Mentor(s) to Contact
  14. 14. Questions
  15. 15. Cynthia Shelton Coolidge Hamlett Jr. Joy Garcia
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