Leadership for Today's Economy

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Presentation to the Houston Society of Association Executives on how to keep team members motivated and productive during an economic downturn. The program will be at the Westin Galleria in Houston Texas on February 20, 2009.

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Leadership for Today's Economy

  1. 1. Find Your focus Accepting the challenge to innovate and knock down invisible barriers to success. INNOVATIVE SALES  ENGAGED MANAGEMENT   INNOVATIVE SALES   INNOVATIVE SALES  ENGAGED MANAGEMENT  INNOVATIVE SALES   ENGAGED MANAGEMENT  INNOVATIVE SALES  INNOVATIVE SALES   INNOVATIVE SALES  ENGAGED MANAGEMENT  INNOVATIVE SALES  Karen Peña professionally speaking SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE  ENGAGED MANAGEMENT  INNOVATIVE SALES 
  2. 2. “ ENGAGED LEADERSHIP” Leadership Tools for Today’s Economy Accepting the challenge to be innovative and knock down invisible barriers to success. Karen Peña professionally speaking
  3. 3. <ul><li>Hiring Freezes </li></ul><ul><li>Pay Freezes </li></ul><ul><li>Under-Staffed </li></ul><ul><li>Over-Tasked </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Business </li></ul><ul><li>High Expectations </li></ul>CHALLENGES IN A DOWN-TURN Karen Peña professionally speaking
  4. 4. <ul><li>Confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Overload </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidation </li></ul><ul><li>Resentment </li></ul><ul><li>Alienation </li></ul><ul><li>Frustration </li></ul><ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Fear </li></ul>RESULTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRESS Karen Peña professionally speaking
  5. 5. <ul><li>Face Facts </li></ul><ul><li>Re-Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Address Individuality </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Good Health </li></ul>SIX STEPS TO LEADING IN CHALLENGING TIMES Karen Peña professionally speaking
  6. 6. <ul><li>Don’t Be an Ostrich </li></ul><ul><li>Be Transparent </li></ul><ul><li>Open the Vent </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge Concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Assure Due Diligence </li></ul><ul><li>Support Your Organization </li></ul>FACING FACTS Karen Peña professionally speaking
  7. 7. <ul><li>Change is Essential </li></ul><ul><li>Take a Time Out </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Clean House </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate Processes </li></ul><ul><li>Redefine Goals – S.M.A.R.T. </li></ul>RE-DIRECTING Karen Peña professionally speaking
  8. 8. <ul><li>Take it to the Team </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain Control </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by Example </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Re-Group </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Team Success </li></ul>CREATING AN ALLIANCE Karen Peña professionally speaking
  9. 9. <ul><li>Evaluate the Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Empower Them </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid Assumicide </li></ul><ul><li>Feed Them </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate the Individual </li></ul>ADDRESSING INDIVIDUALITY Karen Peña professionally speaking
  10. 10. <ul><li>CONTROL TECHNOLOGY </li></ul><ul><li>INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION </li></ul><ul><li>COMMUNICATIONAL FLOW </li></ul>THREE STEPS TO PROMOTING EFFECITVE COMMUNICATION Karen Peña professionally speaking
  11. 11. <ul><li>Email Black Hole </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the In-Box </li></ul><ul><li>Timing Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Unsubscribe </li></ul><ul><li>Device Etiquette </li></ul>CONTROL TECHNOLOGY Karen Peña professionally speaking
  12. 12. <ul><li>Mentorships </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Chat Sessions </li></ul>INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION Karen Peña professionally speaking
  13. 13. <ul><li>Re-Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Reaching Out </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-Up Guidelines </li></ul>COMMUNICATIONAL FLOW Karen Peña professionally speaking
  14. 14. <ul><li>Take A Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga Anyone? </li></ul><ul><li>Massage Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Local Health Club </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, FUN, FUN!!!! </li></ul>ENCOURAGING GOOD HEALTH Karen Peña professionally speaking
  15. 15. FINAL WORDS FOR THOUGHT <ul><li>Do something healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Believe in those around you </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence, persistence, persistence……. </li></ul><ul><li>NEVER GIVE UP! </li></ul>Karen Peña professionally speaking
  16. 16. “ ENGAGED LEADERSHIP” THANK YOU!! Karen Peña professionally speaking

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