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GNATS - Leadership. GNATS - Leadership Facilitator – Garrison Bromwell FC 21, PDCDR 02 DSO-MT. A brief introduction about me. As DSO-MT I’m involved in providing leadership training Been there, done that (currently doing it as FC)

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Gnats leadership

GNATS - Leadership

Facilitator – Garrison Bromwell FC 21, PDCDR 02

DSO-MT


A brief introduction about me
A brief introduction about me

  • As DSO-MT I’m involved in providing leadership training

  • Been there, done that (currently doing it as FC)

  • Been in the Auxiliary 15 years, was employed in industry, served as volunteer firefighter, etc.

  • Seen good ones, seen bad ones

LEADERSHIP – GNATS 14 APRIL 2012


What we ll cover
What we’ll cover

  • Who are the leaders in the Auxiliary?

  • What’s the “bottom line” job of a Aux Leader?

  • How do we grow leaders?

  • What tools are available for leaders?

  • What about standards?

  • How do leaders function

    • Up and down the chain

    • Across the chain

LEADERSHIP – GNATS 14 APRIL 2012




What s the job of a leader in the auxiliary
What’s the job of a leader in the Auxiliary?

  • Ask 50 Auxiliary leaders and you’ll get 55 answers

  • Most will focus on what the job description says

  • BUT – ever read the really fine print at the bottom of the job description?

  • The print so fine you can’t see it?

LEADERSHIP – GNATS 14 APRIL 2012




How do we lead
How do we lead? leaders?

  • The Auxiliary Leader certainly doesn’t lead from a position of power – agreed?

  • The best leaders set good examples, communicate clearly, respect their shipmates

  • Good leaders are constantly growing their own skills and knowledge

  • What other traits make good Auxiliary leaders?

LEADERSHIP – GNATS 14 APRIL 2012


Leading by example do we always
Leading by example – do we always? leaders?

  • Proper wear of the uniform

  • Read “what’s new” on the national web site in the last 10 days?

  • Communicated with your members (FC t0 members, FSO to members, etc.) within last 2 weeks?

  • Read a book on leadership, took a class about leadership, thought about leadership?

LEADERSHIP – GNATS 14 APRIL 2012



How do we grow leaders
How do we grow leaders? hours for March?

  • Do leaders just come up out of the ground fully formed?

  • Is leadership a natural trait?

  • What skills and knowledge do you think a good leader should have?

  • What about staff officers – what is their real role?

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The business analogy for staff officers
The Business hours for March?Analogy For Staff Officers

LEADERSHIP – GNATS 14 APRIL 2012

Members = the workers

FSOs = Leads or first level supervisors

SOs = Managers

DSOs = Senior Managers (Subject Matter Experts)

DDCs = Directors

DIRs (National) = Senior Directors


Keys for staff officers
Keys for staff officers… hours for March?

LEADERSHIP – GNATS 14 APRIL 2012

Above FSO, little actual work

The member with the most VEs might not be the best FSO-VE or SO-VE

Staff officers shouldn’t report to themselves

Suggestion – SOs should be an FSO in another discipline

DSO, SO and FSOs must know the units’ goals


Lets focus on a few available tools
Lets focus on a few available tools hours for March?

  • The basic document of the Auxiliary – the AUXMAN

  • Most programs have their own manuals (e.g. Operations – surface, radio and air)

  • A good leader knows the basics and knows where to find answers and whom to ask if there are questions.

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Tools for leaders continued
Tools for leaders - continued hours for March?

  • Other leaders – same program, up the chain, or down the chain or just someone you admire

  • Publications - both CG and others

  • Lots of resources – we’ll cover the some new D13 resources in a minute

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Leadership continuum
Leadership continuum hours for March?

  • Starts with the new member test

  • APC – gets into AUXMAN

  • AUXLAMS/LAMS – basic leadership and people management (AUX 02)

  • FLC – Nuts and bolts of running a flotilla

  • AMLOC – Advanced nuts and bolts of running a Division (AUX 05A)

  • DCAP – District Captain – etc.

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Leadership competencies
Leadership competencies hours for March?

  • CG has identified 28 leadership competencies.

  • AUX has translated those into AUXILIARY office and terms

  • Available through course resource material on Flotilla 21 Web Site

  • Also link to D13 FLC/DLC material

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Other leadership competencies
Other leadership competencies hours for March?

  • Communication

    • Ability to write clearly

    • Ability to use Email

    • Ability to use the phone, social media, etc.

  • Concern for the member - empathy

  • Ability to find answers

  • Others – lets list

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System design small jobs big impact
System design – small jobs – big impact hours for March?

  • Ever wonder why there are so many staff positions?

  • Each one designed to be a small piece of the pie

  • Each task crosses multiple staff positions

    • Put on a BSC class – as an example

  • Each takes relatively little time and effort

  • The whole > sum of the parts

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SILOS hours for March?


Let s play
Let’s play hours for March?


Communication use the chain
Communication – use the chain hours for March?

  • Each level and position has its own communication issues

  • Keep your bridge informed at all times

  • Unless you have specifically been asked don’t sent a direct message over your next level

  • Keep Emails to a single subject

  • Be clear about voice

  • Be timely

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The good follower
The Good Follower hours for March?

  • All leaders are followers

  • Make your “boss” look good - always

  • Praise in public – kvitch in private

  • Have two replacements in mind

  • Listen

  • Don’t be afraid to use TCT

  • Be sure of your ground - research

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Adjournment
Adjournment hours for March?