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HPL - The High Performance Leadership Project

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  • 1. The High-Performance Leadership Project
    Fulfill AL-S Requirement
    November 10, 2006
    Silvana Wasitova, DTM
  • 2. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Why Do an HPL Project
    Fulfill Toastmasters requirement for Advanced Leader Silver award
    Get one step closer to becomingDistinguished Toastmaster
    Build your leadership skills
  • 3. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    What is an HPL Project
    Can be any project with these characteristics:
    has specific goals and timeframe
    requires advance planning, tracking, execution
    requires organizing a team (exercise leadership!)
    produceslessons learned
    Can be a project you are already planning, e.g.
    Within Toastmasters:
    Organize an Area/Division/District Contest
    Club PR campaign
    Starting a New Club, Reviving an Existing Club
    Outside Toastmasters: at work, community, association, professional group
  • 4. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    The 7 Steps to an HPL Project
    Select a project – where you exercise leadership
    Recruit a Guidance Committee (4+ members)
    Select Action Team to work with
    Establish goals, success criteria, timeframe, and a work-plan to achieve goals; use SMART formula
    Work the plan, meet periodically with the team & guidance committee: status update & fine-tune the plan
    At project end present “Results and Lessons Learned”; get a written evaluation
    Submit to TI the written evaluation and 4 signatures of members of the Guidance Committee
  • 5. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Examples of HPL Project + Goals
    Conduct a Blood Drive in October ’06;Goal: 200 donors in 2 days
    Conduct District ConferenceGoal: 200 attendees, 8 training sessions, break even
    Club Coach to Santana TM Club;Goal: sign 6 new members, 5 DCP goals by June ’07
    Organize Community Fair on 9-10 August,20 sponsors, 50 vendors, 1000 attendees
  • 6. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    NOT a Candidate HPL Project
    Achieve Competent Communicator in 6 months – does not involve coordinating a team
    Swim from SF to Alcatraz some day– time is not specific
    Run Meetings On Time – does not have a defined timeframe
  • 7. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Ideas for *your* HPL Project
  • 8. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Select a Guidance Committee
    People who can advise you, have experience,can help refine the project goals and objectives
    Subject-matter experts
    People you respect
    People who have done a similar project
    People on your team
    At least one person is active Toastmasters member
    Need 4 people- they sign off at completion on Signature Sheet (p.70)
  • 9. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Mission, Vision, Goals
    Vision: Imagine what you’d like to happen, decide what needs to be done to make that vision a reality.
    I have a dream….
    Mission: simplified vision, defines purpose, benefits, who will benefit.Becomes foundation of the efforts.
    Goals: specific results to achieve, how the goals are organized, prioritized, measured
  • 10. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Goal-setting the “SMART” Way
    “SMART” goals are:
    Specific
    Measurable
    Achievable
    Realistic
    Time-bound
  • 11. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    The Secret to Goal-Setting
    The clearer the goals, the easier to achieve.
    Clear goals are:
    Easy to communicate
    Easy to delegate
    Easy to rally behind
    Increase a chance to success
  • 12. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Action Plan
  • 13. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Status Check
    Periodically meet with Action Team, Guidance Committee (together or separately)
    Status update, check on progress
    Any course corrections needed? Need to update goals/metrics?
    Define next steps to achieve goals
    Need two or more status check meetings over the lifetime of the project
  • 14. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Leadership Skills
    Evaluate your leadership style and tendencies at beginning of project
    Discuss with Advisory Committee
    Observe – any changes / growth in your leadership style throughout the period of the project?
  • 15. SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com
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    Submit Report to TI
    Present Results and Lessons Learned to home club, get a written evaluation (p. 65)
    Get signatures from 4 members of the Guidance Committee (p.70)
    Get signature from club’s VP Education
    Fax the two forms to TI HQ (949) 858-1207
    DONE!!!