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Panel kay blair june 14, 2012_immigrant trend

  1. 1. June 14, 2012 1
  2. 2. “When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” Margaret Wheatley 2
  3. 3. Current and Emerging Trends in the Organization Shrinking Financial and Human Resources Employee Retention Accountability Requirements Work-life Balance Mergers, Collaboration, Amalgamations Social Media Social Innovation Social Finance 3
  4. 4. What Makes a Good ManagerManagers Manage Processes and Lead People. 4
  5. 5. What Makes a Good Manager Has functional knowledge Willingness to collaborate and share resources Ability to build strategic relationships Understanding of confidentiality, diplomacy and political acumen Practical skills to start up and operate new projects 5
  6. 6. Executive Director’s Expectations of Managers Understand mission, vision and purpose of the organization Embrace a principled-based service system in the delivery of client services Engage in continuous learning 6
  7. 7. Executive Director’s Expectations of Managers ... cont’d Embrace and practice principles of Appreciative Inquiry Engage peers and direct reports Understand and respond to the constraints of the environment 7
  8. 8. Developing Talent Embrace risk taking Provide clear roles and responsibilities Support vision and mission alignment Maintain an active succession plan/leadership incubator Invest financially 8
  9. 9. Nurturing Talent Create systems, processes and structure that values the development and nurturing of talent that is conducive to organization change and sustainability Create an environment for distributive and collaborative leadership Create clarity for staff regarding skills required, performance expectations and measurement tools 9
  10. 10. Nurturing Talent ... cont’d Create opportunities for self reflection and self evaluation Model equity across race, gender, class, sexual orientation and roles within the organization 10
  11. 11. Contributing Factors to Employee Engagement Mission, Vision & Purpose Alignment Distributed/ Open & Consistent Collaborative Communication Relationship Innovative Productive Diversity and Inclusion from a Employee EmbraceSector pluralistic Engagement ChangeKnowledge Perspective Ambassadors Team Player Talent Appreciative Development Inquiry 11
  12. 12. “People cannot be inspired by charts, data, memos, missionstatements, measurements, systems and processes alone. These tools are important for improving performance, but it’s the organizations that areinclusive that have the greatest capacity to unleash human potential, and that allow individual and collective creativity to flourish.” Kay Blair (2004) 12
  13. 13. “Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we dont have to do anything else. We dont have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.” Margaret Wheatley 13

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