Developing your leadership skills is your responsibility. The workshop will help you benchmark where you are today and guide you in creating concrete steps for this year to take your leadership abilities to the next level and beyond. Tonight I want to get you to think about where you are on your leadership journey, where you are and where you are goingMaybe I will inspire you, get you to think,
Victoria Koster-Lenhardt is an American who moved to Vienna in 1987. She worked at The Coca-Cola Company for 21 years as a manager within the IT and Communications organizations. While based in Vienna the entire time, Vici grew as a leader in her company and in her profession, across Europe and within the USA. She will share tips and tricks that enabled her to grow and be a successful leader and mentor.
How do you define leadership? How do you know it when you see it? Some people are born leaders others are made: Examples: 9/11 Guiliani, Bush, Gandi, Merkel…Directing and point the wayBeing out up front and Leading others?Loving what you doPowerSovling problems or What’s your definition?Do you practice it? Do you know some who is a good leader? Some people say leaders are born, others say leaders are made, and most of the literature of the last decade says that it’s a skill you can learn. Which is it?
Hanna Rosin is a co-founder of DoubleX, a women's site connected to the online magazine Slate. She is also a writer for The Atlantic. She has written for the Washington Post, The New Yorker, GQ and New York after beginning her career as a staff writer for The New Republic. Rosin has also appeared on Comedy Central'sThe Daily Show and The Colbert ReportRosin is writing a book based on her 2010 Atlantic story, "The End of Men."
Mommy don’t’ get on the plane thing….I have a husband and feel this way. Also apply to women without children who have full livesIs this more difficult in Austria? OR better because of work/live balance?Horst dishwasherWomen underestimate their abilities; men overestimateWomen don’t negotiate for themselves in the workforce Men attribute their success to themselves—I’m awsomeWomen: got lucky, someone helped them, worked really hart…No one gets to the corner office if thye’re sitting at the tableNo one gets tot eh corner office ithe they don’t understand their own success\\\\“Believe in yourself, negotiate for yourself, own your own success”Success and likaability are positivlycorolated for men and negative corrolated for womenHeidi Roizen (HBR Studay)Sacrifices you’ll have to makeWomen not reaching as hard as menMake your partner your real partnerWomen and men equal3X childcareTwice houseworkHalf the divorce rateBetter in the biblical senseMore pressure on men to be successful than womenDon’t leave before you leaveThinking about having a childMoment: thinking about how to find room….”leaning back,” “stops raising hand,” “stops taking a promotion” You’ll be bored, keep your foot on the gas pedal until you really leaveDon’t make your decisions too far in advanceEngaged…What happens when you quietly lean backJob needs to be challenging, rewarding, making a difference Stay in until you take your break (children or otherwise)
Discuss results at the tableStudies say that telling your goals out loud to others increases your success rate5 minutes yourself5 minutes parnter/table5 minutes share with the room -3-5 people
Let’s change gears slightly and talk about another aspect of leadership:
2 people gave me this bookMovie on assumptions (Young Adult)In Vienna, I find there’s a completely different spin on these.
Being in the rat racesDecide it over and over…If it’s a rat race, maybe you picked the wrong jobKeep trying until you find a job that matches your passion…a clear path to happinessI fyouawnat to make da diference, thinkg big and dram big from day onexWhat would you do if you weren’t afraidDon’t let your fears overwhelm your decisionLet the barriars be external not internalYou wont’ know what you’re capabilt of unless you tryAim high
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Leading My Way: Leadership Skills for the Women Working in Vienna
Leadership Skills for the Woman Working in Vienna February 29, 2012 Presented by Vici Koster-Lenhardt An American, A Communicator, A Thought Leader (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
About You Nationalities Works for a company Austrian European Global Has their own company Single, married, children Early career, mid-career, “Phase 3,” working-retired (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
About Vici Communications Professional since 1980 The Coca-Cola Company The Hearst Corporation Gannett News The New York Times Society for Technical Communication Fellow, past member of Board of Directors, founded Central European chapter Wife, sister, aunt, great aunt, niece, friend Art collector, Pilates enthusiast, poet, traveller (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Agenda Are you a leader? Women leaders have so much to offer Figuring out your leadership journey Choices (globally and in Vienna) Spirituality Steps for Success Resources (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
• Are you a leader? _________________• Top 3 Strengths _____________________________ (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
The good news... Women are natural leaders and this is our time http://www.ted.com/talks/hanna_rosin_new_data _on_the_rise_of_women.html and “The End of Men” (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
The not so good news… We are still are lagging behind… Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_w e_have_too_few_women_leaders.html (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Sandberg suggests… Sit at the table Believe in your abilities Negotiate for yourself in the workforce Attribute success to internal factors Own your own success Keep reaching for opportunities Let the barriers be external, not internal Make your partner a real partner Don’t leave before you leave; keep trying until it works; reach harder (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Rosin suggests… The world has changed: From manufacturing economy (building goods and products) to service economy and an information and creative economy The skills that are needed in leadership positions are things that women do extremely well Intelligence Ability to sit still and focus Communicate openly Be able to listen to people Operate in a workplace that’s much more fluid than it used to be Ideal leaders today...foster creativitiy, get employees to talk to each other, build teams and get them to be creative (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
• When I think about Sandberg’s and Rosin’s ideas, I want to try…, because it will allow me to… _____________________________________________________• To do this, I will…• _____________________________________________________ (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
A different, but important aspect of leadership (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Take care of your spirit “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz Be impeccable with your word Speak with integrity. Avoid speaking the word against yourself or to gossip about others Don’t take anything personally When you are immune to the actions and opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering Don’t make assumptions Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want Always do your best Your best is going to change from moment to moment. Under any circumstance, do your best and you will avoid self-judgment, self- abuse, and regret (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Focus on your success http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_ of_success.html 8 steps 1. Passion 2. Work 3. Focus 4. Persist 5. Ideas 6. Good 7. Push 8. Serve (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
• Tonight, I will take care of my spirit by promising myself that I will… ______________________________________________• Tomorrow, I will focus on my success by… ______________________________________________ (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
What you can do 1. Think BIG and aim HIGH2. Always do your best You won’t know what you’re capable of until you try3. Don’t take things personally Nothing others do is because of you Replace FEAR with FAITH4. Sit at the table5. Don’t leave before you leave6. Cultivate your spirituality7. Remember the 8 steps that lead to success Keep trying until you find what matches your passion8. Choose wisely and spend your time deliberately–We all have only 168 hours (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
How to do this while you’re in Vienna Keep your eyes on what’s happening outside of Austria Tap into the Internet Read the latest business books, not just business magazines Learn German and get involved in Vienna professional womens groups Stay current with trends in the US, your home country, Europe, and Austria Learn to reach out; practice daily–virtual and F2F (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Resources Women in Leadership Networking TED Talks Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, www.forbes.com/leadership Keith Ferrazzi www.forbes.com/forbeswoman Personal Development Yes She Can, Marianne Heiß The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Entrepreneurship Stephen R. Covey Vistage (www.vistage.com) StrengthsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz Teaming and Leadership It’s Your Time, Joel Osteen “The Edge for Project Success,” Andrea Ames (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Jot down your thoughts The most important thing I learned tonight… ______________________________________________ My next step on my leadership journey is to... ______________________________________________ People and resources that can help me on my leadership journey… ______________________________________________ (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
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