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Leading Boldly | December 2017


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Bold leaders think big, set audacious goals, and challenge others to do their best work. They aren’t afraid to act decisively, speak up, and take risks. Join us for a conversation about what it takes to lead boldly and authentically—and how you can do it too.

Guest Speakers: Kim Ernzen, Vice President, Land Warfare Systems, Raytheon and Pamela Stewart, Vice President, National Retail Sales, Coca Cola.

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Leading Boldly | December 2017

  1. 1. Leading Boldly
  2. 2. * 2 Corporate Subscribers
  3. 3. 3 * Jo Miller CEO and Founding Editor Be Leaderly • Helps emerging women leaders create a roadmap for career advancement. • Delivers more than 70 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women for women’s conferences, associations and corporate women’s initiatives. • Writes about how to lead, climb and thrive in a corporate career in columns for Forbes and the Cedar Rapids Gazette. • Crushed a personal goal to read 24 books in 2017. Currently at 33!
  4. 4. 4 * Selena Rezvani Vice President of Consulting and Research Be Leaderly • Consultant, speaker and author on women and leadership. • Seasoned human capital consultant, using workplace culture assessments to help corporate clients be more inclusive and welcoming to women. • Author of two leadership books for professional women – Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up— for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and The Next Generation of Women Leaders (Praeger, 2009).
  5. 5. 5 * Kim Ernzen Vice President of Land Warfare Systems Raytheon • Vice President of the Land Warfare Systems product line, which offers the world’s most comprehensive array of battle-proven land combat systems solutions. • Spent the first part of her career in General Aviation. • Majored in aeronautical engineering at Wichita State University. Was one of few women, and graduated in the top tier of her class. • Family is a top priority – showing her two daughters they can do anything they put their mind to. • Interests: Golf, working out, travel. Kim Ernzen
  6. 6. 6 * Pamela Stewart Vice President, National Retail Sales The Coca-Cola Company • Leads the Publix grocery chain business in the Coca-Cola North America Group's national retail sales organization. • Held other key leadership roles across the company in national and regional sales, operations, finance, foodservice and retail. • Serves on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Georgia and as national Chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization. • A voracious reader; a creative writer; and passionate community advocate. Pamela Stewart
  7. 7. “Be bold, push yourself, and get comfortable being uncomfortable.” — Angie Hemmelgarn, Chief HR Officer, Claritas
  8. 8. * 8 In This Webinar: I. Boldly leading yourself II. Boldly leading others
  9. 9. @KimberlyErnzen @PammieStewart @Jo_Miller @BeLeaderly #BeLeaderly
  10. 10. I. Boldly Leading Yourself
  11. 11. 11 * Be Authentic Pamela Stewart
  12. 12. Be Authentic
  13. 13. 13 * Be Yourself • Establish your brand – create your brand vision and work it. • Be authentic and true to you – your core beliefs, values and personality will shape your brand. • Speak up – raise your hand for the hard assignment. • Get comfortable in your own skin. Kim Ernzen
  14. 14. 14 * Dream Bigger Pamela Stewart
  15. 15. Dream Bigger
  16. 16. 16 * Do the Right Thing • Live your ethical code. • Ensure every action you take is something where you can look your self in the mirror every single day. • Ties back to your brand – be willing to stand for what is right even in the face of adversity. Kim Ernzen
  17. 17. 17 * Take Risks Pamela Stewart
  18. 18. Take Risks
  19. 19. 19 * It’s OK to Say “I Don’t Know” • It’s perfectly Ok to say these 3 words. • Leaders are expected to inspire their teams, and provide confidence in the face of challenges. It doesn’t mean you have to have every answer. • Respect and admire leaders who are willing to admit this. It shows we are human and builds trust with your teams. Kim Ernzen
  20. 20. 20 * Understand the Necessity of “No” Pamela Stewart
  21. 21. Understand the Necessity of “No”
  22. 22. Copyright 2017, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. 22 Poll 1: What action will you take to boldly lead yourself?
  23. 23. II. Boldly Leading Others
  24. 24. 24 * Own The Outcome Pamela Stewart
  25. 25. Own the Outcome
  26. 26. 26 * Communicate Boldly • As a leader, your team is looking to you to articulate the vision and strategy. • Use the rule of three. • Set the environment, celebrate the wins, and coach through the challenges. Kim Ernzen
  27. 27. 27 * Shift from Me to We Pamela Stewart
  28. 28. Shift from Me to We
  29. 29. 29 * Be Human and Approachable • Results matter, but how you go about getting there is critical. • Care about your people and get to know them. • Create a trusting environment. Kim Ernzen
  30. 30. 30 * Build Legacies Not Jobs Pamela Stewart
  31. 31. Build Legacies Not Jobs
  32. 32. Be Authentic Be Yourself Dream Bigger Do the Right Thing Take Risks It’s OK to Say “I Don’t Know” Understand the Necessity of “No” Own the Outcome Communicate Boldly Shift From Me to We Be Human and Approachable Build Legacies Not Jobs Leading Boldly
  33. 33. Q&A Jo MillerPamela Stewart Kim Ernzen Selena Rezvani
  34. 34. Copyright 2017, Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. 34 Poll 2: What action will you take to boldly lead others?
  35. 35. * 35 Recommended • Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg • Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
  36. 36. Closing Thought Pamela Stewart Kim Ernzen
  37. 37. 37 * Speak Up and Lead Tuesday, February 20, 2018 • Speaking to groups can be daunting, but it’s a critical communication skill for leaders. Want to share your expertise, pitch an idea, or motivate a team to take action? Whether you’re talking to three people or 300, learn how to conquer your inner critic, confidently engage your audience, and successfully get your message across. • Guest Speakers: Mary Cheyne of Magnetic Podium and Poornima Vijayashanker, Founder, Femgineer. Mary Cheyne Poornima Vijayashanker
  38. 38. Visit our blog Ready to lead? We’ll show you how. Sign up for our newsletter.
  39. 39. * 39 Discussion Questions 1. What skills do you admire in those who lead boldly? 2. Name a situation in which you would like to demonstrate greater leadership. • What action will you take to boldly lead yourself? • What action will you take to boldly lead others?