Preparing for Leadership

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2011 Male Leadership Conference
Trident Technical College

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Preparing for Leadership

  1. 1. Preparing for Leadership<br />Presented by: Mr. Randy M. Grimes<br />InstructorTrident Technical College<br />
  2. 2. Preparing for Leadership<br />“A leader has the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.”<br /> Arnold Glasow<br />
  3. 3. Preparing for Leadership<br />“Excuses are tools of incompetence; usedto build monuments of nothing. Those who dwell in them seldom amount to anything”<br />
  4. 4. Preparing for Leadership<br />“It’s not about what you’re capable of…..It’s about what you’re willing to do”<br />“We do what we have to do so we can do what we want to do.” <br />
  5. 5. Preparing for Leadership<br />
  6. 6. Preparing for Leadership<br />“I needed New Orleans just as much as it needed me. It was the one place that cared about me.”<br /> Drew Brees New Orleans Saints Quarterback<br />
  7. 7. Preparing for Leadership<br />“My goal was to prove to myfamily I wasn’t a dummy. I learned in high school thatI was going to have to outworkpeople. I remember runningaround the track, training forfootball, and a faster guy ranpast me. I just figured, I can outlast him.” <br />“If I work harder than him,I’ll beat him. And to this day I over-prepare.” <br /> <br /> Roger Goodell NFL Commissioner<br />
  8. 8. Preparing for Leadership<br />
  9. 9. Preparing for Leadership<br />1. Education<br />2. Skill Set<br />3. Networking <br /> <br />
  10. 10. Preparing for Leadership<br />“In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”<br /> Eric Hoffer<br />
  11. 11. Preparing for Leadership<br />“The height by great men was not attained by sudden flight……. But they, while their companions slept kept toiling upward in the night.”<br /> Henry Wadsworth Longfellow<br />
  12. 12. Preparing for Leadership<br />“It’s not what you know, not even who you <br />know, it’s who knows you.”<br />
  13. 13. Preparing for Leadership<br />“The first step in becoming a leader, then, is to recognize the context for what it is – a breaker, not a maker, a trap, not a launching pad, and end, not a beginning – and declare your independence.”<br /> Warren Bennis<br />
  14. 14. Preparing for Leadership<br />“Knowing thyself, then, means separating who you are and who you want to be from what the world thinks you are and wants you to be. People become leaders at that moment when…They decide for themselves how to be.”<br />
  15. 15. Preparing for Leadership<br />Four lessons of self-knowledge<br />You are your own best teacher.<br />Accept responsibility. Blame no one.<br />You can learn anything you want to learn.<br />True understanding comes from reflecting on your experience.<br />
  16. 16. Preparing for Leadership<br />Guiding Vision:<br /> The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />
  17. 17. Preparing for Leadership<br />Passion:<br />  The leader loves what he does and loves doing it. The leader who communicates passion gives hopeand inspiration to other people. <br />
  18. 18. Preparing for Leadership<br /> Integrity:<br />  The leader never lies to himself, especially about himself, knows his flaws as well with them directly. You are your own raw material. When you know what you consist of andwhat you want to make of it, then you can invent yourself.”<br /> <br />
  19. 19. Preparing for Leadership<br />Knowing the world:<br /> Anticipation: being active and imaginative rather than passive and habitual learning by listening to<br /> others (Finding the right mentors)<br />Participation: shaping events rather than being shaped by them<br />
  20. 20. Preparing for Leadership<br />Making mistakes<br />“If you haven’t failed, then you haven’t tried very hard.”<br />
  21. 21. Preparing for Leadership<br />Making mistakes<br />Learn from your mistakes<br />Don’t make the same mistake twice<br />

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