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WFF 2014 John Spence Leadership Success Through Strong Networking

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Slides from Women in Food Service Forum Leadership Conference 2014 - Dallas, Texas - March, 24 2014

Slides from Women in Food Service Forum Leadership Conference 2014 - Dallas, Texas - March, 24 2014

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  • 1. LEADERSHIP SUCCESS THROUGH BUILDING STRONG NETWORKS John Spence @AwesomelySimple #WFFCONF14
  • 2. EFFECTIVE NETWORKING IS ABOUT EXCHANGE… IDEAS INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE CONTACTS EXPOSURE FRIENDSHIP HELP ASSISTANCE…. VALUE
  • 3. BUT YOU HAVE TO ADD VALUE BEFORE YOU CAN ASK FOR VALUE!
  • 4. DO THIS… GET THAT
  • 5. TO BE A GREAT LEADER OF OTHERS….
  • 6. HIGH POTENTIAL / HIGH PERFORMANCE Abbott, GE, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, IBM, Apple, State Farm, Mayo Clinic
  • 7. 1. Character 2. Courage 3. Communication 4. Collaboration 5. Competency 6. Compassion 7. Contribution
  • 8. CHARACTER
  • 9.  Tells me the TRUTH.  Has a clear vision for where we are going.  Has the skills to get us there successfully.  Is excited about going with me. Treats me fairly and supports me along the way!
  • 10. COURAGE TO THINK BIG TO BE BOLD TO SPEAK THE TRUTH TO MAKE GREATTHINGS HAPPEN
  • 11. TO BE… VULNERABLE
  • 12. WORKSHOP What are THREE areas in which you could use some help?
  • 13. ASK GREAT QUESTIONS… Communications and LISTEN!
  • 14. COLLABORATION
  • 15. COMPETENCY Books Book summaries Audio books Audio book summaries Training DVDs Seminars i-Tunes U Pod casts Blogs TED.com BigThink.com
  • 16. WORKSHOP What are THREE areas where you have unique competencies or connections?
  • 17. Focus me Know me Care about me Hear me Help me feel prou Equip me Help me see my va Help me grow S B A COMPASSION
  • 18. CONTRIBUTION
  • 19. ANNE MULCAHY CEO OF XEROX AND THE THIRD MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD! 1. Build a network of great relationships with people who want to see you succeed. 2. You don’t have all of the answers, so ask for help and advice from the smartest people you can find. 3. Learn to be a learner. 4. Listen intently to your employees and to your customers.
  • 20. Information AssumptionsReactions Mental MapsActions
  • 21. “YOU BECOME WHAT YOU FOCUS ON AND SIMILAR TO THE PEOPLE YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH.”
  • 22. K N L
  • 23. SOURCE CREDIBILITY C + R + I SO = SC
  • 24. The 4 Cs of TrustYou must Consistently Communicate that you are Competent and you Care
  • 25. “I am good at what I do… and I do it because I care about you.”
  • 26. THE STILETTO NETWORK  Strive for emotional satisfaction  Adopt a giving attitude  Share your connections  Establish a constant flow of useful information  Pursue network expansion as a free agent Patricia Fletcher
  • 27. Start with a plan Be selective: Quality not Quantity Use the “Hostess” principal Make REAL connections Keep your network current Pay it forward
  • 28. WORKSHOP • Meet THREE people – give each your card. • Tell them the THREE areas where you CAN help. • Tell them the THREE areas you NEED help.
  • 29. MASTERMIND GROUP Ask ONLY the very best Ask each of them to invite one person Keep the group small 8-12 people Serious topics Assign reading Every other month
  • 30. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to send a note or call. My email address is: john@johnspence.com My twitter address is: @awesomelysimple #WFFCONF14 Lastly, these slides have already been uploaded to: www.slideshare.net/johnspence THANK YOU

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