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Through Strong Leadership
Management skills pertain to the needed planning and coordination to meet the goals. Leadership skills pertain to the inspiration, motivation, and building of trust needed to believe in the goals. These skills, although different, need to work together and intertwine in harmony.
The management skill of meeting goals is related to the leadership skill of sharing a vision. As a leader you must have a vision for your Chapter’s future and motivate your Cowgirls toward that vision while following the plans, procedures, and tasks you as a manager created.
As a Leader You need to be proactive & creative You must get your Cowgirls to believe that the work & goals are worthwhile You need to be directive, action-oriented & responsive. You must make sure each individual has the skills necessary to achieve those goals. As a Manager
It takes a strong leader to get a Chapter to see the big picture, and a great manager to get the individual Cowgirls to be a part of the big picture. They are different roles, but combined they create an incredible overall management style.
And how to apply them.
1)Develop trust and credibility. When people trust you, they will be more inclined to follow you. A leader builds trust by considering the “good of all” when making decisions. Trust fosters collaboration.
Trust is based on the respect and expectations of a leader who cares and acts with compassion in a most positive way. With trust there is: Honesty Integrity Compassion Fairness Good relationships
2)Share the vision with absolute clarity. Queens need to share the vision of what they want their Chapter to achieve. You also need to listen to what members are saying. Doing all the talking does not let them participate in the vision quest with their ideas. Shhhh!
To be the best, most influential network of horsewomen in the United States. Providing positive support and sharing in personal growth and opportunities for all members. A friendly, open-door membership for woman of all backgrounds and experiences to enjoy.
What are you looking for out of your chapter? Where are you taking your Chapter?
3)Be there to help them succeed - Coaching, mentoring, communicating, and listening. Great interpersonal skills are vital for a successful leader. Be out there and find the strengths and talents of your members, and place them where they can shine, help them be successful.
The bottom line is that they need to know that you will be there to help them succeed. You can do this by: Coaching. Try and help them improve their skills to do their job better. If hosting an event for you, give them feedback on their performance with observations and give good advice. Use specific statements rather than general comments, whether good or bad.
Mentoring. Help them understand what you are all about, guide them for a better chance of promotion, and have them learn about other aspects and functions of the business. Communicating. Clearly share your visions and goals, encourage individuals and groups, praise when praise is due, and take the time for one-on-one meetings. Listening. Let them share ideas, concerns, and know you are approachable and caring.
4)Make the decisions and be held accountable. Keeping with the “good for all” vision, you will mostly make the right decisions and guide your Chapter in the right direction. People expect to be held accountable in their job performance, they also expect you to be held accountable as their Queen. If you fail or deny any wrong doing on your part, or place blame on someone else, you will lose credibility and not be seen as an effective leader.
To do this: 1) Sift the data for facts and relevance. 2)Look closely at the issue while never losing sight of the big picture. 3)Talk to Cowgirls involved and/or Headquarters if needed. 4)Don’t make a decision too quickly unless necessary. 5)Think about the cost/benefit for both the short-term and long-term. 6)Once a decision is made, do not be wishy-washy or unsure about yourself. You will be seen as a person who can be easily persuaded with little confidence.
5)Keep it all under control and headed in the right direction. You, as leader and Queen, need to focus on what’s most important related to the vision and goals of the organization. You need to eliminate chaos and be known as a person with authority who can make the right decisions.
Leaders do have to lead and be authority figures, but have the wisdom of relating to people less as a boss, and more as a mentor and collaborator. Finding that happy medium is the true sign of an inspired and effective leader.
Great leaders embrace the process of discovery by never giving up the quest for information.
They are never 100% satisfied as there is always room for improvement.