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LEADERSHIP OFAWESOME
JANUARY 2018
AWESOME CAREER PLANNING
EXECUTION FOR LEADERS
Acommunity of people-focused leaders who strive
to grow, learn, improve and help each other reach
our goals.
LEADERSHIP OF...
Slack access:
dan@leadershipofawesome.com
Feedback:
Please use the #feedback channel in Slack
LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
Next meetup:
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Location and topic to be announced
LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
Congratulations:
Peter Cook, Xero
Promoted to Development Manager role
LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
Tonight’s sponsor:
LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
LEADERSHIP OFAWESOME
JANUARY 2018
AWESOME CAREER PLANNING
EXECUTION FOR LEADERS
?
THE BIGGEST HURDLE
People-focused leaders are too focused on
encouraging and helping others that they
“forget” to plan and execute their own
...
No victim-puke!
No excuses!
Take no prisoners!
Never surrender!
THE FIRST RULE
DIRECTION & DRIVE
DIRECTION & DRIVE
DANGER ZONE:
If it’s missing
others will put theirs on to you!
DIRECTION & DRIVE
https://www.isixsigma.com/methodology/harada-method/
PLANNING
PLANNING
PLANNING
* Pick apart a job ad or job description
* Score each skill out of 10
* Work on your weaknesses, one at a time
PLANNING
* Use what works for you
* Don’t plan to your organisation
* Plan for politics, get buy in!
* Iterate
EASY “PLANNING”
1. Pick a Big Goal
2. Pick your Next Goal
3. List yourActions and Next Steps
4. Take action!
COMMUNICATE
* Share with others
* Refine
* Build a fan base
* Involve your manager
WHEN TO MOVE
* You’re not learning
* You’re not moving forward on your plan
* You’re not being challenged
* The company is...
MY EARNING HISTORY
ALWAYS BE INTERVIEWING!
* Practice
* Craft your story
* Realise your worth/market value
* Watch for patterns
* The perfect...
RECRUITERS
RECRUITERS
* Great recruiters do exist
* But, most are thinking of themselves first
* Infosec!
* Proactively reach out to ...
JOB ADVERTISEMENTS
JOB ADVERTISEMENTS
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
?
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING
CONFIDENCE
CONFIDENCE
* HUGE!
* Precious
* Be ruthless with confidence sappers
* Q: Who is the top 20% in your field?
CONFIDENCE
Q: Who is the top 20% in your field?
A: YOU!
CONFIDENCE
Your brain might be thinking:
“Dan is full of it, me in the top 20% bah!”
CONFIDENCE
* Tell your brain: STFU!
* Train your brain homework!
EMPTY PROMISES
* Expect them, don’t bank on them
* Customers, investors
* Employees as a collective
* Budgets, plans, fore...
SALES
?
SALES
* Congratulations!You’re a salesperson!
* Every conversation
* Every interview
* You’re selling yourself!
* “How to ...
NEGOTIATION
* Say your number, then SHUT UP!
* Do not negotiate with yourself
* Bracketing
* Ask salary info directly, up ...
NEGOTIATION
* Ask salary info directly, up front and early
* Never accept the first offer!
* If they say “yes” to your fir...
WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
* AKA: Why Should I Care?
* Answer this for every interviewer
* Tell stories that demonstrate value
*...
YOUR BRAND
* Get a good profile photo
* Present at meetups & conferences
* Write about your industry/role
* Start networki...
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
YOUR BRAND
HOMEWORK
1. Confidence: Positive brain training
2. Learn Sales & Negotiation
3. Always Be Interviewing
4. Improve Your Bra...
Discussion!
LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
Next meetup:
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Location and topic to be announced
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Dan Harper presents how to execute your career plan including the skills you need to land your dream job. He covers:
* The biggest roadblock to executing your career plan
* How to know if you need to move to a new role or organisation
* How to kick ass at interviews
* Who are the top 20% of people in your field and why
* How to handle broken promises from employers
* How to sell yourself
* How to negotiate what you're worth

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Awesome Career Planning and Execution for Leaders

  1. 1. LEADERSHIP OFAWESOME JANUARY 2018 AWESOME CAREER PLANNING EXECUTION FOR LEADERS
  2. 2. Acommunity of people-focused leaders who strive to grow, learn, improve and help each other reach our goals. LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
  3. 3. Slack access: dan@leadershipofawesome.com Feedback: Please use the #feedback channel in Slack LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
  4. 4. Next meetup: Wednesday 21st February 2018 Location and topic to be announced LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
  5. 5. Congratulations: Peter Cook, Xero Promoted to Development Manager role LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
  6. 6. Tonight’s sponsor: LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
  7. 7. LEADERSHIP OFAWESOME JANUARY 2018 AWESOME CAREER PLANNING EXECUTION FOR LEADERS
  8. 8. ? THE BIGGEST HURDLE
  9. 9. People-focused leaders are too focused on encouraging and helping others that they “forget” to plan and execute their own careers! THE BIGGEST HURDLE
  10. 10. No victim-puke! No excuses! Take no prisoners! Never surrender! THE FIRST RULE
  11. 11. DIRECTION & DRIVE
  12. 12. DIRECTION & DRIVE
  13. 13. DANGER ZONE: If it’s missing others will put theirs on to you! DIRECTION & DRIVE
  14. 14. https://www.isixsigma.com/methodology/harada-method/ PLANNING
  15. 15. PLANNING
  16. 16. PLANNING * Pick apart a job ad or job description * Score each skill out of 10 * Work on your weaknesses, one at a time
  17. 17. PLANNING * Use what works for you * Don’t plan to your organisation * Plan for politics, get buy in! * Iterate
  18. 18. EASY “PLANNING” 1. Pick a Big Goal 2. Pick your Next Goal 3. List yourActions and Next Steps 4. Take action!
  19. 19. COMMUNICATE * Share with others * Refine * Build a fan base * Involve your manager
  20. 20. WHEN TO MOVE * You’re not learning * You’re not moving forward on your plan * You’re not being challenged * The company is not growing
  21. 21. MY EARNING HISTORY
  22. 22. ALWAYS BE INTERVIEWING! * Practice * Craft your story * Realise your worth/market value * Watch for patterns * The perfect role at the perfect time MYTH!
  23. 23. RECRUITERS
  24. 24. RECRUITERS * Great recruiters do exist * But, most are thinking of themselves first * Infosec! * Proactively reach out to them
  25. 25. JOB ADVERTISEMENTS
  26. 26. JOB ADVERTISEMENTS
  27. 27. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ?
  28. 28. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING CONFIDENCE
  29. 29. CONFIDENCE * HUGE! * Precious * Be ruthless with confidence sappers * Q: Who is the top 20% in your field?
  30. 30. CONFIDENCE Q: Who is the top 20% in your field? A: YOU!
  31. 31. CONFIDENCE Your brain might be thinking: “Dan is full of it, me in the top 20% bah!”
  32. 32. CONFIDENCE * Tell your brain: STFU! * Train your brain homework!
  33. 33. EMPTY PROMISES * Expect them, don’t bank on them * Customers, investors * Employees as a collective * Budgets, plans, forecasts, objectives * Hiring freezes * Stick to the plan!
  34. 34. SALES ?
  35. 35. SALES * Congratulations!You’re a salesperson! * Every conversation * Every interview * You’re selling yourself! * “How to Master theArt of Selling”, Tom Hopkins https://www.amazon.com/How-Master-Art-Selling-Hopkins/dp/0446692743
  36. 36. NEGOTIATION * Say your number, then SHUT UP! * Do not negotiate with yourself * Bracketing * Ask salary info directly, up front and early * Never accept the first offer! * If they say “yes” to your first number?
  37. 37. NEGOTIATION * Ask salary info directly, up front and early * Never accept the first offer! * If they say “yes” to your first number? * The strongest negotiation position
  38. 38. WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? * AKA: Why Should I Care? * Answer this for every interviewer * Tell stories that demonstrate value * “The Heroes Journey” * Your own, personal TED conference
  39. 39. YOUR BRAND * Get a good profile photo * Present at meetups & conferences * Write about your industry/role * Start networking! https://www.quicksprout.com/the-complete-guide-to-building-your-personal-brand-chapter-1/
  40. 40. YOUR BRAND
  41. 41. YOUR BRAND
  42. 42. YOUR BRAND
  43. 43. YOUR BRAND
  44. 44. YOUR BRAND
  45. 45. YOUR BRAND
  46. 46. YOUR BRAND
  47. 47. YOUR BRAND
  48. 48. YOUR BRAND
  49. 49. HOMEWORK 1. Confidence: Positive brain training 2. Learn Sales & Negotiation 3. Always Be Interviewing 4. Improve Your Brand
  50. 50. Discussion! LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
  51. 51. Next meetup: Wednesday 21st February 2018 Location and topic to be announced LEADERSHIP OF AWESOME
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Dan Harper presents how to execute your career plan including the skills you need to land your dream job. He covers: * The biggest roadblock to executing your career plan * How to know if you need to move to a new role or organisation * How to kick ass at interviews * Who are the top 20% of people in your field and why * How to handle broken promises from employers * How to sell yourself * How to negotiate what you're worth

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