Volunteerism - Catalyst for Career Progression


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Volunteerism - Catalyst for Career Progression

  1. 1. Volunteerism A Catalyst for Career ProgressionGrow Faster Than your Peers - VSR 17-Mar-2012 1
  2. 2. Growth in the Industry - Employee Career Life Cycle in Knowledge Economy16 Years Age: 24+ Age: 28+ Age: 35+ Age: 45 toEducation Years Years Years 58 YearsAge: 21 EnterpriseYears Business Managed Team Managed Self Managed Student Managed The age information provided above is only indicative 2
  3. 3. The Key issue Role & Capability Gap Team Project Project Program Project General Vice Senior Chief Capability Leader Leader Manager Manager Portfolio Manager President Vice Projects Manager – Projects – Projects President Officer Role – ProjectsChief Projects OfficerSenior Vice President – ProjectsVice President – ProjectsGeneral Manager – ProjectsProject Portfolio ManagerProgram ManagerProject ManagerProject LeaderTeam Leader 3
  4. 4. High Performance Work ethic Organizations Growth Depends Purely on Work Performance 10% Outstanding 50% Average Performers Performers 35% Excellent 5% Low Performers Performers Indicative numbers 4
  5. 5. Why 55% of employees are Average or Low Performers?1. Lacks Forward Looking2. Inability to work in teams Are you investing3. Lacks Action enough time to4. Learning Stagnation prepare for5. Lacks Passion and Energy future6. Lacks Communication 5
  6. 6. You must invest your time on 4 As to progress in your career ASPIRATION ATTITUDE ABILITY ACTIONChief Projects OfficerSenior Vice President – ProjectsVice President – ProjectsGeneral Manager – ProjectsProject Portfolio ManagerProgram ManagerProject ManagerProject Leader 6Team Leader
  7. 7. What is Volunteerism ?Willingness to go extra mile to createpositive impact for self, organization and communityVolunteerism provides opportunities to improve 4As 7
  8. 8. The challenge In a typical business environment you don’t get an opportunity to play your dream role…. Hence you don’t get opportunity to learn and improve your capabilities Risk of experimentation in business environment is very high 8
  9. 9. Volunteerism would help you to get your dream role But, You must be an active partner of non profit organization and must have the willingness to spend extra effort • Volunteer CEO YOU COULD TAKE UP YOUR • Volunteer Program Manager DREAM ROLE • Volunteer Project Manager • Volunteer CIO/CTO YOU COULD EXPERIMENT YOUR • Volunteer CFO IDEAS • Volunteer Team Leader • Volunteer Technology YOU COULD IMPROVE YOUR Specialist CAPABILITIES 9
  10. 10. My continuous improvement in 4Ashelped me to grow at my business Willingness to go extra mile has createdpositive impact for me, my organization and also for community (to some extent) 10
  11. 11. What I gained as Volunteer Leader – few examples4 As What I achieved Outcome from my Volunteer LeadershipAspiration I learnt how to THINK BIG • Introduced SLCB, ISLD, PMI TEAM INDIA, Gyan Lahari, cloud & mobility programsAttitude I acquired positive attitude • My problem solving approach got improved 10X, I got an opportunity to work with many personalities & complex situationsAbility I got the ability to Lead Organizations & • PMIPCC, PMI Team India, TiE Hyderabad Transformational Programs Cloud & Mobility initiatives • PMIPCC SLCB ProgramAction I introduced many organization • Got Community Advancement award from improvement initiatives, PMI Global programs/projects and gone extra mile • Managed mega conferences and taken to deliver results (as Volunteer Leader) PMIPCC to global • Led PMI Team India and played key role for bringing PMI Global to India • I took big Risks and successfully delivered 11
  12. 12. VSR Also as a volunteer, I met withPresident of India at his office in 2005
  13. 13. Past success does not guarantee futuresuccess, continuous learning and going extra mile are keyBecome a Volunteer or Volunteer Leader andhone your 4 A Quotients (Aspiration, Attitude, Ability, Action) and excel at your work by applying these learnings 13
  14. 14. You must know your potential and thenunleash the same – become volunteer today Hanu’Man’ is a great volunteer leader and powerful than Super’Man’, Bat’Man’, He’Man’ and Spider’Man’
  15. 15. Volunteer Leadership is different from Business Leadership If you have any of the “Be open and Transparent" characteristics like ego, identify crisis , arrogance, inability to “Execution is the Game Changer” work in teams “Avoid Follow-up and Reminder Culture” better NOT to become Volunteer / Volunteer Leader “Leading Volunteers without empowerment” “Understand Characteristics of Volunteers” “Passion, energy and drive are the key ingredients for success” “Add extra buffers and contingencies while planning your activities”
  16. 16. MY SOCIAL WORLDVSRBlog : http://vsr-blog.blogspot.com/Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/VSR111Twitter : http://twitter.com/VSR111Talks : http://soundcloud.com/vsr111SlideShare : http://www.slideshare.net/vsr0001Channel : http://www.youtube.com/TheVSRTVLinkedIn : http://in.linkedin.com/in/vsr111 16