Leadership - Darrel Chong

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Leadership presentation as presented by Darrel Chong on 17th July, 2008 during the Student Congress in Singapore. less

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Leadership - Darrel Chong

  1. 1. Leadership - student to young professional Darrel Chong 2009 Singapore SAC Chair IEEE MGA SPEA / IEEE MGA N&A Committee IEEE 125th Anniversary R10 Student Congress NUS, Singapore
  2. 2. "He who thinks he leads but has no followers, is only talking a walk." - Anonymous Reflection
  3. 3. Why develop leadership skills? - The law of lids - Success with little leadership Success with stronger leadership 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Leadership Ability Leadership Ability Takes practice and time. Leadership ability is relatively stable over time Effectiveness Effectiveness 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Success Dedication Success Dedication - John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
  4. 4. Why develop leadership skills? - The law of magnetism - If you inspire to lead, you need to be a teamplayer. – The strength of the team determines the success of the endeavor.
  5. 5. Why develop leadership skills? - The law of magnetism - Truth: We attract people of our kind. Your ability to lead determines if you attract good people. – Level 6: harder to attract level 8 leaders. MGA GOLD Committee, 2007
  6. 6. "Leadership is the process of persuasion or example by which an individual induces a group to pursue objectives held by the leader, or shared by the leader and his or her followers." - John Howard
  7. 7. 7+1 attributes of a Leader – DC version 1. Integrity  Passion  A person of Character, and  Believe strongly in the Inner Strength. cause! So strong that it  e.g. walk the talk, ethical, influences other to follow does not compromise his/her values  Display of energy and vitality – being 2. Guiding Vision contagious  Intuition to know the way and show the way 2. Task Competent  Purpose driven. Cast vision that inspires  Need to be strong in the field of interest if to be a 3. Courage leader in that field.  To do what is right  i.e. Sportsman,  To admit mistakes & willing Academic, Scientist, etc. to take the blame 4. Strong Communicator 3. Servanthood  Translate ideas, visions into  You work the hardest when words. Body language, tone, you are really leading metaphors, choice of words.  Emphatic listening (& EQ) 4. Consistency
  8. 8. Leaders make coffee …
  9. 9. Management and Leadership "Managers do the things right, while leaders do the right things." - Richard Pascale Managers Leaders Coping with Complexity Coping with Change Planning and Budgeting Setting a Direction Organizing and Staffing Aligning People Controlling and Problem Solving Motivating and Inspiring
  10. 10. Leadership and Volunteering - what’s the relation? It is challenging to lead as a volunteer (peer-peer) The volunteering environment prepares you for the real job. Volunteer life cycle (in part) reflects your leadership ability.
  11. 11. DC – case study: project R10 Student MGA GOLD Congress Restructure 2002 Exercise 2006 IEEE Humanitarian GOLD Workshop / Online Fellowship Develop Seminar 2008 • vision 2005 • communication • passion (persistence) • task competence • courage • servanthood • integrity • consistency
  12. 12. Leadership skills can be acquired. It requires discipline practice, constant reflection, and continuously getting ready. Practice rigorously to perfect his strokes
  13. 13. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.” - Benjamin Diraeli
  14. 14. Inspire, Enable, Empower, Engage

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