The High-Performance Leadership Project Fulfill AL-S Requirement November 10, 2006 Silvana Wasitova, DTM
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 2 Why Do an HPL Project Fulfill Toastmasters requirement for Advanced Leader Silver award Get one step closer to becomingDistinguished Toastmaster Build your leadership skills
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 3 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
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 4 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
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 5 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
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 6 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
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 7 Ideas for *your* HPL Project
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 8 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)
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 9 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
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 10 Goal-setting the “SMART” Way “SMART” goals are: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time-bound
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 11 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
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 13 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
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 14 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?
SilvanaDTM@yahoo.com 15 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!!!