Introducing and Implementing New IdeasYour Path to Leadership: Mastering Core Competenciesto Get Ahead in GovernmentBill Spencer and Deb GreenSubject Matter ExpertsWeek 1: June 11 - June 15, 2012
Our Time Together Today…1. Housekeeping2. Introduction3. Leading Change & Building Coalitions4. Ideas to Reality in Three Steps5. Q&A
Housekeeping• Twitter Hash Tag: #gltrain• If you would like to submit a question, just enter it into the chat window. Our experts will field questions at the end• If you have any technical difficulties, use the chat window, but direct it to “Steve Cottle” -- not “all participants”• After the session is complete, you will be able to find a link to the archived version of the webinar on the week 1 pages of the course group on GovLoop
Course Info• Weekly E-mail• Course Components – Webinar – Workbook – SME Challenge – Reflection• Schedule – 6/11: Introducing and Implementing New Ideas – 6/18: Transforming the Toughest Employees and Teams – 6/25: Beyond Doing More With Less: Doing Different
Your Hosts Andy Krzmarzick Steve CottleDirector of Community Engagement, Graduate Fellow, GovLoop GovLoop firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Meet Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) Bill Spencer Deb Green Clerk of the Board, Program Manager,U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board IdeaHub Program Office, Federal Aviation Administration
Bill SpencerClerk of the Board,U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
The 5 Executive Core Qualifications• ECQ 1 – Leading Change• ECQ 2 – Leading People• ECQ 3 – Results Driven• ECQ 4 – Business Acumen• ECQ 5 – Building Coalitions
ECQs: Fundamental Competencies• Interpersonal Skills• Oral Communication• Integrity/Honesty• Written Communication• Continual Learning• Public Service Motivation
ECQ 1: Leading Change• Creativity and Innovation • Resilience – Develops new insights – Deals effectively with pressure – Questions conventional approach – Remains optimistic – Encourages new ideas – Recovers quickly from setbacks• External Awareness • Strategic Thinking – Understands trends that affect org – Formulates objectives/priorities – Aware of org. impact on external – Capitalizes on opportunities and environment manages risk• Flexibility • Vision – Open to change – Long-term view – Rapidly adapts to new info – Builds shared vision with others – Influences others to turn vision into action
ECQ 5: Building Coalitions• Partnering – Develops networks and builds alliances; – collaborates across boundaries• Political Savvy – Identifies politics that impact the work of org. – Perceives organizational and political reality• Influencing/Negotiating – Persuades and gains cooperation from others – Builds consensus
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Deb GreenProgram Manager,IdeaHub Program Office,Federal Aviation Administration
“We’ve got all these great ideas… ...What do we do with them?”
Before you present an idea…• Understand your organizational climate• Understand your organizational mission ▫ Larger agency and immediate unit responsibilities ▫ Know the short and long term goals for both• Perspective of local “politics”• Know what your closest levels of management are trying to accomplish
“Bring good things to life...”• So you’ve got an idea…• Now you’ll need the following ▫ Audience ▫ Funding ▫ Personnel ▫ Leadership Support ▫ Structure to Implement and Sustain
Step 1: Sell It• Identify an existing gap ▫ Helps identify the audience(s)• Explain the gap and how it impacts the organization/agency/department ▫ Understand Sacred Cows ▫ What Keeps Management Up at Night?• Explain how your idea fills that gap• What do you gain by filling the gap? ▫ Also: Describe lost opportunities with unfilled gap
Step 2: Pitch ItPresent that “gap” information – and be prepared toanswer the all important question: “What do you need from me?” • Ask for what you need up front • Plan for IT matters and personnel • Plan beyond launch • Ideas can fail if you don’t plan for success beyond getting the idea off the ground
Step 3: Work It• Assemble your resources• Inspire the team/communicate the vision• Trust your team members and verify progress• Start identifying “small wins” even before putting the idea into action ▫ Milestones ▫ Excitement ▫ Interest from colleagues/organizations
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Week 1 Assignment Attend Webinar Introduce Yourself Complete Workbook Traits 1-4 (pp. 5-9) o Read Section Summary o Complete Required Reading o Reflect on Reading; complete and save copy of reflection notes Participate in Week 1 SME Challenge Ask Questions / Provide Feedback!