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Leadership Presentation


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Leadership Presentation

  1. 1. Leadership Presentation Tracy Leavens SWE Region B Student Rep May 1, 2004
  2. 2. What Makes a Good Leader? Enthusiastic & Creative Calm & Collected Organized & Productive
  3. 3. Enthusiasm!!!!! <ul><li>If you aren’t enthusiastic about your programs, who will be? </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure you have clearly defined the benefits of any event you hold </li></ul><ul><li>Ask yourself, “Would I honestly spend my time to get these benefits?” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Leading by Example <ul><li>No double talk! (If you expect your officers to do something, you have to do it too!!!) </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT gossip or choose favorites, be as objective as possible in all your decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Do not act aloof, you are one of them. They need you to lead them, you need them for success. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goal Setting Big Picture Realistic Milestones Action Items Program Development
  6. 6. Action Items <ul><li>Always do a review at the end of the meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Creating this checklist helps a lot, make sure each item is very specific </li></ul><ul><li>NO: “Invite everyone to the banquet.” </li></ul><ul><li>YES: “Tracy will email the Dean tomorrow, Heather will contact the officers by Thursday, etc.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Running Meetings <ul><li>Have a clear, specific agenda and stick to it! </li></ul><ul><li>Table items if the discussion is going nowhere </li></ul><ul><li>Form a committee, appoint a leader, give them a date you want feedback by </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction is key! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Decision Making <ul><li>Don’t be afraid to make a wrong decision. </li></ul><ul><li>As the leader, you are ultimately responsible for deciding and following through </li></ul><ul><li>The people you lead look to you for direction and guidance, so lead them! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Delegation <ul><li>Get people involved! </li></ul><ul><li>Give them ownership </li></ul><ul><li>When you infect others with enthusiasm, turnout will increase </li></ul>
  10. 10. Follow-Up <ul><li>How did we communicate before email and cell phones? </li></ul><ul><li>Performance management meetings </li></ul>
  11. 11. Staying Caught Up <ul><li>Two hours per day of email catch-up, phone calls, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>This is hard! This is the one I struggle the most with! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep current “To-Do” lists </li></ul>
  12. 12. Be Prepared <ul><li>Always have a plan B for location, activities, and discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a contact list with you at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Plan agenda or order of the event well in advance to give you time to mull over it </li></ul>
  13. 13. Recognition <ul><li>Show the people you lead that you appreciate them, it feels good to go that extra mile </li></ul><ul><li>Offer your house and cooking skills for an officer social </li></ul><ul><li>Officer of the week </li></ul><ul><li>Most active member </li></ul>
  14. 14. Where can I put all of these great leadership skills into practice? <ul><li>SWE!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student section </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Region (RSR, Newsletter editor, RSC, Student Transition Team, Section Vitality) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National (RSR, COR rep, SWE President!) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm Session </li></ul>