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So, You're a Leader Now


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Things change when one moves from being a committee or board member to the chair or president or chair of that committee or board.

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So, You're a Leader Now

  1. 1. So, You’re A Leader Now<br />
  2. 2. Transitioning from Organization Member<br />to Committee / Board Member<br />to Committee / Board Chair or President<br />
  3. 3. How do roles change when one steps into a leadership role?<br />
  4. 4. How do roles change when one steps into a leadership role?<br />
  5. 5. Role as an Advocate of Positions Decreases<br />
  6. 6. Changing Roles<br />Member<br />Offers Input<br />Led<br />Directed<br />Advocates<br />Leader<br /><ul><li>Encourages Input
  7. 7. Leads
  8. 8. Directs
  9. 9. Facilitates</li></li></ul><li>What Type of Leader Are You?<br />What Type of Leader Do You Want to Be?<br />
  10. 10. What’s Your Style of Leadership?<br />What Styles of Leadership Have You Experienced As Effective?<br />
  11. 11. VISION<br />
  12. 12. Do you know where you want your board or committee to go?<br />What is your vision?<br />Do members of your board or committee know about and understand your vision?<br />
  13. 13. Identify your destination and the direction / pathway by which you want to get there.<br />
  14. 14. Agendas should be your friend that works with & for you, not something that you work against or for.<br />An agenda sets a vision and roadmap for your meetings.<br />
  15. 15. MEETING AGENDAS<br /><ul><li>The leader MUST be INVOLVED in the development of the agenda – letting someone else set your agenda is shirking your duty.
  16. 16. Be strategic in where you place items.
  17. 17. Be prepared & informed.</li></li></ul><li>
  18. 18. What’s Your Worst Nightmare?<br />
  19. 19. Have you ever felt like you were wasting your time at a meeting?<br />How you feel when you believe your time is being wasted?<br />Who do you hold responsible?<br />
  20. 20. Boards & Committees that get something done – get something accomplished, require actively engaged board members.<br />BORED Members<br />make for<br />Disengaged<br />BOARD members.<br />
  21. 21. Frustrated, Angry Board Members lead to misdirected engagement – WASTED ENERGY.<br />
  22. 22. Frustrated, Angry Board Members can lead to an unpleasant / painful experience for the Chair<br />
  23. 23. Like an agenda, “Robert’s Rules of Order” should be your friend, a helpful tool to effectively manage meetings – Not a hammer to strong arm & force your positions. <br />
  24. 24. Sometimes “Constructive Chaos” can be helpful & even desirable, but in limited quantities<br />Some knowledge of Robert’s Rules can be VERY helpful and bring some order to what otherwise can be disorganized and non-productive chaos.<br />
  25. 25. <ul><li> Having motions on the agenda ahead of time.
  26. 26. Keeping discussions focused on the motions at hand.
  27. 27. Allocating time fairly and appropriately.
  28. 28. Motions from committees.
  29. 29. Motions of the chair
  30. 30. Remember, as Chair, you should manage the discussion not focus on advocating a position.
  31. 31. Keep in mind people have varying degrees of familiarity with parliamentary procedure</li></li></ul><li>Keep discussions ON TRACK<br />Effective.<br />LEADERS can’t avoid this issue.<br />Focus on the issue rather than the personality.<br />
  32. 32. Leadership Style<br />
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  35. 35. No Consensus<br />=<br />No Commitment<br />
  36. 36. No Consensus<br />No Commitment<br />No Care<br />Nothing Gets Accomplished<br />
  37. 37. Consensus is a PROCESS NOT A DICTATE<br />
  38. 38. Without a free expression AND acceptance of varying and diverse ideas & opinions, you won’t get consensus. <br />
  39. 39. This doesn’t “Just Happen.”<br />Leaders make / allow / ensure that it happens, while not falling apart into chaos.<br />
  40. 40. This is natural<br />
  41. 41. This takes effort, practice, and leadership.<br />
  42. 42. GREAT things can happen and be accomplished.<br />
  43. 43. Who is on your team?<br />Who did you put on your team?<br />Why?<br />
  44. 44. It’s NOT magic or guesswork.<br />It’s strategic and requires thought & effort.<br />
  45. 45. All teams need time to develop and mesh.<br />A group of individuals does NOT equal a team.<br />
  46. 46. Believe it or not, leadership doesn’t always = FUN<br />
  47. 47. Some group building exercises are more effective than others, but don’t be afraid to experiment<br />
  48. 48. Leaders are “in the arena.”<br />
  49. 49. TheEnd<br />