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Saying "Yes, and...?" to Leadership Opportunities

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Saying, “Yes, and…?”
to Leadership Opportunities
Ben Woelk
STC IDL SIG
November 14, 2018

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What If?
 Yes, and…?
What If?

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Your Speaker
Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC (trainer),
Associate Fellow
STC Vice President
5/2/2021
http://benwoelk.com 3

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  1. 1. Saying, “Yes, and…?” to Leadership Opportunities Ben Woelk STC IDL SIG November 14, 2018
  2. 2. What If?  Yes, and…? What If?
  3. 3. Your Speaker Ben Woelk, CISSP, CPTC (trainer), Associate Fellow STC Vice President 5/2/2021 http://benwoelk.com 3
  4. 4. Presentation Overview Understanding our strengths Barriers My journey Yes, and…? and me Success factors Yes, and…? and you 5/2/2021 http://benwoelk.com 4
  5. 5. Assessing our value  There’s no way I can do that! https://www.azquotes.com/q
  6. 6. 5/2/2021 http://benwoelk.com 6 Understanding our strengths
  7. 7. No, because…  Barriers Self Doubt Imposter Syndrome
  8. 8. It’s easy to look at someone that you see as a leader today and assume that they always had a plan. In my experience… not so much. --Alisa Bonsignore But, I don’t look like a leader
  9. 9. Introversion is not a barrier for being able to tackle any new challenges. --Sara Feldman But, I’m an Introvert
  10. 10. My “Yes, and…? Journey
  11. 11. Chapter Service  Program Manager, 2007-2009  Vice President and Spectrum Co-chair, 2009-2010  President, 2010-2011  Education Manager, Mentoring Lead, and Webmaster, 2012, 2015-16  Vice President and Spectrum Co-chair, 2016-18
  12. 12. Society Leadership  Outreach Team Lead, Community Affairs Committee, 2011-2012  Director at Large and Community Affairs Committee Chair, 2013-15  Chair, Scholarship Task Force, 2015-16  Chair, Scholarship Committee and Senior Advisor, Community Affairs Committee, 2016-18  Vice President, 2018-19  President, 2019-20 (Upcoming)
  13. 13. “Yes, and…?” and Me  Willing  Stretched  Able to make a difference
  14. 14. Success Factors
  15. 15. Push yourself! I used to be afraid to step outside of my comfort zone, but it’s essential to progress. --Tara Schauffler Keys to Growth
  16. 16. You have to challenge yourself everyday, and it sounds trite to say that, but if I didn’t have mentors pushing me and saying you’re great and you can be even better, and forcing me to do uncomfortable things, I wouldn’t be where I am today! --Joanna Grama Mentors
  17. 17. It’s not about you The most respected leaders are often those who don’t lead with their ego, are willing to admit mistakes, and don’t take things too personally. This holds true both for extroverts and introverts. Focus on the team and results, because the best leaders know it’s not about them anyway. -–Sara Feldman
  18. 18. Recognition?
  19. 19. “Yes, and…?” and You
  20. 20. Serve where you’re passionate. Make a difference!
  21. 21. Where would you like to serve?
  22. 22. Follow us! @HopeIntrovert HopefortheIntrovert https://www.HopefortheIntrovert.com
  23. 23. http://benwoelk.com/
  24. 24. Connect with Me! Ben.woelk@gmail.com @benwoelk https://www.linkedin.com/in/benwoelk https://www.facebook.com/ben.woelk https://Benwoelk.com https://hopefortheintrovert.com 24 http://benwoelk.com/
  25. 25. Resources 5/2/2021 http://benwoelk.com 25
  26. 26. Resources http://benwoelk.com/ Jung Typology Test™ Humanmetrics.com
  27. 27. My Materials http://benwoelk.com/
  28. 28. Introverted Leadership Slack Community  https://introvertedleadership.slack.com
  29. 29. References  Intercom, February 2017. Personality, Temperament, and Technical Communication, Ben Woelk, guest editor.  Briggs Myers, Isabel, and Myers, Peter B. Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type  Cain, Susan Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking  Cialdini, Robert. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion  Coyle, Daniel. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups  Keirsey, David, Please Understand Me II  Woelk, “The Introvert in the Workplace: Becoming an Influencer and Leader.” Intercom, May-June 2018. 5/2/2021 http://benwoelk.com 29

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