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Leadership Skills for the Woman Working in Vienna                       February 29, 2012               Presented by Vici ...
About You                    Nationalities Works for a company    Austrian    European    Global Has their own comp...
About Vici                    Communications Professional since 1980      The Coca-Cola Company      The Hearst Corpor...
Agenda                     Are you a leader? Women leaders have so much to offer Figuring out your leadership journey ...
(c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
(c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
• Are you a leader?  _________________• Top 3 Strengths  _____________________________             (c) Victoria Koster-Len...
The good news...              Women are natural leaders and this is our time http://www.ted.com/talks/hanna_rosin_new_d...
The not so good news…            We are still are lagging behind…   Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook   http://www.ted.com...
(c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
Sandberg suggests…             Sit at the table    Believe in your abilities    Negotiate for yourself in the workforc...
Rosin suggests…                  The world has changed: From manufacturing economy  (building goods and products) to ser...
•   When I think about Sandberg’s and Rosin’s ideas, I want to    try…, because it will allow me to…    __________________...
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       Spe...
Focus on your success             http://www.ted.com/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_  of_success.html 8 steps  1.   ...
• Tonight, I will take care of my spirit by promising  myself that I will…   _____________________________________________...
(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 ca...
How to do this while     you’re in Vienna             Keep your eyes on what’s happening outside of  Austria    Tap int...
Resources                             Women in Leadership                              Networking    TED Talks        ...
Jot down your thoughts            The most important thing I learned tonight…  _________________________________________...
vkosterlenhardt@gmail.com    (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
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Leading My Way: Leadership Skills for the Women Working in Vienna

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February 2012 workshop delivered at the Vienna Women's Career Network

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Leading My Way: Leadership Skills for the Women Working in Vienna

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
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  7. 7. • Are you a leader? _________________• Top 3 Strengths _____________________________ (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
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  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. • 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
  14. 14. A different, but important aspect of leadership (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. • 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
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  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. vkosterlenhardt@gmail.com (c) Victoria Koster-Lenhardt, 2012

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