Empowering the Next Generation – A Responsibility and Legacy
You can ask the questions:
- Do individuals actually aspire to leadership today?
- Do the organisations that comprise our industry want to be well led?
- Does our industry really need leadership?
Sentiments are common throughout the industry presenting the opportunity for a unified approach, whilst there are some who think or hope leaders and leadership just happen as a matter of course, most know it requires recognition, planning and training. If we don’t encourage, inspire and educate, we will consign our businesses and industry to mediocrity at best, and an unfulfilled work-force, but first let’s set the scene with an observation.
To counter-balance the preceding narrative, ACETA is proposing a leadership mentoring program, initially focused on three core qualities critical to effective leadership.
The program would:
a) develop communication competence by studying public speaking,
b) refine organisational capability by studying the planning and conduct of successful meetings, and
c) improve effectiveness by studying the psychology and planning involved in managing time efficiently.
Public Speaking – A Core Communication Skill which many learned individuals feel should be a mandatory study at all education levels. Many people nominate Public Speaking as their major fear, a debilitating but unnecessary emotion if addressed properly in their formative and even later years. Being able to speak publicly enhances confidence, self-esteem and can be considered the optimum pathway to competent communication at all levels and in all spoken circumstances including; negotiation, conflict resolution, debate, interview, selling, acquiring, lecturing/ teaching, organising, chairing, representing, presenting and the list goes on, but most importantly, leading.
The Planning and Conduct of a Meeting – A Core Organisational Skill. Many meetings are in fact discussions often without any viable outcome, some meet because they think they should, some out of routine, others gather to consume time, and others see it as a social opportunity. The planning and conduct of meetings with purpose require complex organisational skill, most of which is under-estimated, there is psychology involved, and the mechanics to ensure productive outcomes are often subtle. If you can consistently plan and conduct productive meetings, you possess organisational competence and it will help you lead.
Managing Time – A Core Skill to achieve Optimum Effectiveness. Are you busy being busy or are you effective, this is the question we might ask our self. In this study stream we will assert that those who manage their time well are also the most effective in terms of achieving. Aside from system and method, in this particular stream we will work on unlocking the psychological and mindset barriers that prevent us from realising our potential and become a model leader.
If you are an individual or organisation aspiring to enhance your leadership capability and move to another level of competence, you may wish to participate in the one day pilot ACETA Leadership Mentoring Program. It is free, available only to ACETA members and will be held in Melbourne at a date to be advised. So it’s on the table for your review, if you are interested in taking part in this one-off pilot program please contact ACETA HQ on (03) 9254 1033 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best