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Principles of unit leadership scott carlson

Principles of Unit Leadership

Scott Carlson


Principles of unit leadership

Principles of Unit Leadership

Scott Adams, United Media


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Session Objectives

“Advanced Skills for Leadership Challenges....And Inspiring Others to Make a Difference”

Provide a Baseline for this Conference

Whet Your Appetites

Challenge You as a Leader

Give You Minimum Objectives

Principles of Unit Leadership


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Session Outline

    • Leadership, ASME and Your Roles

    • Recruiting Volunteers

    • Effective Meetings

    • Succession Planning


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Principles of Unit Leadership

Leadership Cycle

PLAN

REVIEW

ASSIGN

EXECUTE


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Function/History of the Society

    • In the Beginning or Adam Smith Revisited

    • And Now

      Worldwide, over 125,000 members

      Membership Driven

      Seeking to maximize quality of life for members and society


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • One Size Does not Fit All

    • Unit Function

    • Geography - Membership

    • Industries

    • Student Sections


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Your Role - Lead the Unit Membership

    • Drive the Agenda

      • Understand Your Roles and Responsibilities

      • Understand Your Assets

      • Understand Your Deadlines


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Your Responsibilities

    • Lead (Who, What, Where, When, and Why)

    • The Unit Operating Roles – Four Primary Jobs/Functions

      • Supreme Leader, Grand Poobah, The Big Cheese

      • Money Bags

      • Recorder

      • Worker Bees


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Your Assets

    • ASME Leaders

    • ASME Staff

    • ASME Body of Knowledge

    • Industry

    • Universities

    • Internet

    • Unit Volunteers


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Principles of Unit Leadership

Scott Adams, United Media


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Principles of Unit Leadership

Volunteers - Your Greatest Resource and Challenge

  • The Bad News - You’ve Got Competition

    • Work

    • Family

    • Hobbies

    • 475 Channels on TV

    • Other Societies

    • Alumni Associations

    • Organized Religious Activities

  • The Good News – Others Have Volunteered

  • Group Exercise – What Volunteers Need


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • What Volunteers Need: A White Paper by the Volunteer and Retention Task Force

1.Specific Manageable Task

2. Task Matches Interests

3. Good Reason

4. Written Instructions

5. Reasonable Deadlines

6. Freedom -When and Where

7. Everything Necessary Up

Front

  • Adequate Training

  • Safe Comfortable Working Environment

  • Follow-Up by Leaders

  • Post Task Feedback

  • Appreciation

  • Useful Skill Development


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • How Do You Get Volunteers

    • The Simple Answer – Ask for Them

    • Variety of Approaches

      • Broadcast

      • The Personal Touch

        • Know the “Volunteer”

        • Be Someone they will Volunteer FOR

        • Time the Approach

        • Articulate Pitch “What’s in it for me?”

        • Get Them a Mentor/Coach

    • Individual Mental Exercise


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Principles of Unit Leadership

Scott Adams, United Media

Group Exercise - Meetings


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Principles of Unit Leadership

Successful Meetings Have:

Leadership

  • Preparation

  • Understand the Purpose

  • Stay Focused

  • Be Efficient

  • Assignments

  • Start Early – Key Focus


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Dealing with Derailments

    • Work to Prevent in the first Place

    • Keep it Professional

    • Agendas are Your Friend

    • Take it Off Line

    • Table the Discussion

    • Use Physical Presence


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Principles of Unit Leadership

Scott Adams, United Media


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Succession Planning

    • Who, What, Where, When, and Why?

      • Sharp Volunteers

      • Train Them to Take Over

      • Unit Functions and Prep Work

      • Start Yesterday

      • For the Good of the Society

    • Individual Mental Exercise


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Resources

    • Volunteer White Paper http://files.asme.org/Volunteer/Unit/12493.pdf

    • Member Recruitmenthttp://volunteer.asme.org/Unit/Member_Recruitment_Retainment.cfm

    • Unit Leadership Resourceshttp://volunteer.asme.org/unit/Leadership_Resources.cfmalso try http://volunteer.asme.org/unit/

    • Volt Academyhttp://volunteer.asme.org/VOLT/

    • Conference Materials – Web Site and Flash Drive


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Acknowledgements

    • Scot MacEwan

    • Marian Heller/Burt Dicht

    • Ken Gentili and Paul Biba

    • ASME Body of Knowledge

    • Scott Adams/United Media Reprints

    • Mary-Grace Hickman/Denny Delafield

    • Bechtel National Incorporated


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Principles of Unit Leadership

  • Closing – “Advanced Skills for Leadership Challenges...And Inspiring Others to Make a Difference”

    • ASME – A Member Driven, Worldwide Organization

    • Understand and Recruit Volunteers

    • Run Great Meetings

    • Start Yesterday on Succession

    • Assignments


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