You have been assigned to lead an important project, you know the team members and understand the objectives and resources. Now you are ready to have your first project team meeting.
STOP THE WHY NONSENSE!
‘Why’ is an instinctive question. Asked hundreds of times every day in organizations, and much of it is helpful. It is important to understand why a manufacturing process has failed, why a car broke down or why your fire alarm went off. It can be enlightening to see why people behave a certain way.
Per research by Harvard Business Review, the typical person steps into a manager role around the age of 30. Also, per this study, the typical manager receives her first formal leadership training around age 42. It can be concluded that the majority of today’s managers operate in leadership positions for over a decade without formal training and the necessary skills to succeed.
When working with young professionals I am often asked: what are the leadership qualities that will get me promoted? My response to the young professional is: what strengths do you bring to the table? Or what value do you add to your organization? I am surprised at how challenging this question is to answer.
“If you’re alone at the top, you’re a hiker, not a leader.” – John Maxwell
While working at Alliance Advisory Group, I had the opportunity to be mentored by chairman and CEO Bob Fashano. He believed it was his mission to help develop leaders – and everything he did was in alignment with that credo.
Expert Forum written by: John F. Doster, AIA NCARB DBIA, Managing Principal at Architectural Resources
For the past 25 years, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has honored the valuable contributions made by area individuals to advance the status of women in the Buffalo Niagara region.
The ATHENA Leadership Award®, and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award® are given to individuals who have achieved professional success, contribute time and energy to making the region a better place, and actively assist others – particularly women – in reaching their potential.
The Manufacturing Institute is now accepting applications for their 2016 STEP Ahead Awards, recognizing women in manufacturing.
According to the Manufacturing Institute, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative honors and promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research and leadership.