Mcwt Sydney Discovering Your Leadership Potential

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March 16, 2009 MCWT Meeting Presentation

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  • Introduce self. Thank audience for attending. Our presentation has two main focuses today: To provide an overview of succession management – what we see as its purpose and power. To share some highlights of Right’s approach to succession management, so that you can see some of our philosophy and methods. We want this to be an informal and interactive presentation, so don’t hesitate to ask questions or offer comments as we go along.
  • Mcwt Sydney Discovering Your Leadership Potential

    1. 1. Showing Leadership in Turbulent Times Sydney Lentz, Ph.D. Vice President Organization Consulting
    2. 2. Who is Right Management? <ul><li>The leading global provider of integrated consulting solutions across the employment lifecycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving our clients since 1980 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 300 Service Locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 3000 employees in over 50 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Serving thousands of clients worldwide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Over 80% of Fortune 500 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wholly-owned subsidiary of Manpower Inc. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Current Economic Conditions <ul><ul><li>Restructuring of global industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global banking market crash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mortgage crisis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stock market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>401k plans going south </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic challenges resulting in massive job losses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wall Street vs. Main Street </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The New Job Scene <ul><li>The Good News: People are still finding jobs, even in these tough times </li></ul><ul><li>Right is seeing approximately 15 job landings per week </li></ul><ul><li>Some people are finding jobs at higher salaries than they previously had </li></ul><ul><li>Some people are re-inventing themselves. </li></ul>
    5. 5. 3 Keys to Finding Positions <ul><li>Know your product – which is you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your strengths and weaknesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine your “brand” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a great marketing piece </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Put together a good resume based on your accomplishments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your niche </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use your networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The majority of jobs are found through networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monster.com and other sites began to diminish network importance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is now even more important </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Use All Forms of Networking <ul><li>MCWT is a good place to start </li></ul><ul><li>Write down everyone you know and begin calling </li></ul><ul><li>And Most Important Now…. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to use Social Networking Methodologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linked-In and Plaxo are good sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be careful of Facebook </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Companies Want Leaders Employees Want to Work for Leaders <ul><li>“ Success in leadership, success in business, and success in life have been, are now, and will continue to be a function of how well people work and play together. Success in leading will be wholly dependent upon the capacity to build and sustain those human relationships that enable people to get extra-ordinary things done on a regular basis.” </li></ul><ul><li>Good leadership matters whether you are leading a group of employees, searching for a job, or being a good friend. </li></ul><ul><li>Kouzes & Posner (2007) </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership <ul><li>Model the Way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find Your Voice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set the Example </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inspire a Shared Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagine the Possibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enlist Others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenge the Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment and Take Risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Leadership Challenge Vol. 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kouzes & Posner (2007) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership <ul><li>Enable Others to Act </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen Others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Encourage the Heart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize Contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrate the Victories </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Tips for Reaching Out to Others <ul><li>Ask for help and help others when they need it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be specific about what you want or need and go to the right person. </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the load – don’t rely on one person too heavily. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to understand – ask for information. </li></ul><ul><li>Let others understand you – be honest about your feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Be open to receiving and acting on feedback you receive. </li></ul><ul><li>If you disagree, listen first, then share your point of view. </li></ul><ul><li>Use all forms of networking – personal, professional and via social networking tools </li></ul>
    11. 11. Agenda <ul><li>Opening Community Session </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes for moving to the next table </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2 Rounds of Café Conversation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Round (20 minutes of conversation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 minutes for moving to the next table </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second Round (20 minutes of conversation) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Closing Community Session </li></ul><ul><li>When you move to the next table, mix yourselves up so that you are sitting with new people. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Remember… <ul><li>Become the leader you want to work for. </li></ul><ul><li>Become the leader that others want to hire. </li></ul><ul><li>Become the leader who makes a difference to the lives of those around you. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Our “Guiding Question” <ul><li>How can we use each other to discover our leadership potential, in work, in search and in our lives.” </li></ul>
    14. 14. Last minute questions? Round One Begins in 5 minutes

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