HDI Capital Area: Inspiring Leadership in the Age of More with Less
Session 305: Inspiring Leadership In The Age of More With Less
Sandra SeroskieSandra Seroskie• BA in Psychology, George Mason University• Ablondi, Foster, Sobin & Davidow• Carey International– Director of Information ServicesDirector of Information Services– Director of Field Services Delivery• Member of HDI since 2000Founding Officer of HDI Capital Area Local Chapter in 2003– Founding Officer of HDI Capital Area Local Chapter in 2003• President Emeritus, Programs, Communications, Newsletter, Content • HDI Editorial BoardHDI M b Ad i B d• HDI Member Advisory Board– Chair of the Member Advisory Board– Member at Large
ExerciseExercise• Top 5 ProblemsTop 5 Problems• Top 5 things for which you are grateful and bring you joybring you joy• Find a Partner (not sitting next to you)
Which Way Does Your Scale Lean?Which Way Does Your Scale Lean?
How Do We Change People?How Do We Change People?
Great Leaders are PurposefulGreat Leaders are Purposeful• To inspire others you must be inspiredTo inspire others, you must be inspired• Strong leadership requires regular nourishment for the brain and spiritnourishment for the brain and spirit• “Feed your piggybank…” – Tim Sanders• “Don’t let anyone steal your joy”– Keith Harrell• You become what you surround yourself with, so choose leaders
Great Leaders are Purposeful (cont.)Great Leaders are Purposeful (cont.)• Personal & Professional developmente so a & o ess o a de e op e t– Training– Network– Join association(s)– Community involvement– Books– T4TD – Kirk WeislerSimple Truths– Simple Truths– Social Media– Conference CDConference CD
Becoming More PurposefulBecoming More Purposeful• Find your inspiration & passionFind your inspiration & passion• Recognize your challenges & joyh l• Watch your scale– Don’t allow the challenges to outweigh the joy– Find your joy and keep it with you• Recognize the biggest challenge to becoming more purposeful• Understand the benefitsUnderstand the benefits
Why is it Hard to Motivate People?Why is it Hard to Motivate People?
Understand Your TeamUnderstand Your Team• Are we all the same?Are we all the same?• Understand each individual’s working style and the value it brings to teamand the value it brings to team• Set them up for success• “Play to their strengths…” – Marcus Buckingham
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Strengthen Your TeamStrengthen Your Team• Create a positive cultureC eate a pos t e cu tu e• Recharge your batteries, so you can recharge theirs• Lead by example• CARE– Build relationships with co‐workers and clients– Build relationships with area professionals– Be responsive• Listen
Strengthen Your Team (cont.)Strengthen Your Team (cont.)• Be a resource ‐ pick something up putBe a resource pick something up, put something down• Share books articles whitepapers• Share books, articles, whitepapers• Tell stories• Have FUN• Recognize when the individual is not a good fitg g
Take ActionTake Action• Face your challengesFace your challenges– Bad news doesn’t get better with timeRecognize what can and can’t be solved– Recognize what can and can t be solved• Recognize that for which you are grateful– Find your joy and rejuvenate– Not only recognize it, share it
Take Action (cont.)Take Action (cont.)• Plan and prioritize to strengthen your teamPlan and prioritize to strengthen your team• Revisit your plan oftenS d lf i h i d• Surround yourself with reminders• Schedule time in your calendar• Practice, Practice, Practice