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Leadership Darrel Chong


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  • 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. "He who thinks he leads but has no followers, is only talking a walk." - Anonymous Reflection
  • 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. 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. 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. "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+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. Leaders make coffee …
  • 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. 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. 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. Leadership skills can be acquired. It requires discipline practice, constant reflection, and continuously getting ready. Practice rigorously to perfect his strokes
  • 13. “The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.” - Benjamin Diraeli
  • 14. Inspire, Enable, Empower, Engage