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VAPPA University of Virginia March 2014
LIFT AS YOU CLIMB A Journey of Leadership Mary Vosevich APPA Immediate Past President Director, Physical Plant Department University of New Mexico
Webster: 1.a position as leader of group, organization, etc. 2.the time when a person holds the position of leader 3.the power or ability to lead other people Leadership
Wikipedia: Leadership has been described as a “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task” “Somebody whom people follow, or as somebody who guides or directs others” “Organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal” Leadership continued:
Stephen R. Covey: “is communicating to people their worth and potential so clearly that they are inspired to see it in themselves.” Leadership continued:
Set the example Walk the talk Sharpen the Saw Be trustworthy Be sincere Be well informed Be a good listener Be polite With Leadership comes responsibility to….
Invest in your people Your staff needs someone to care about them for who they are That they matter That they make a difference As a Leader:
We have often heard that you manage stuff and you lead people. Stuff Equipment Vehicles Computers Physical Resources Managing vs. Leading
Each organization needs managers and leaders…..sometimes they are the same person Management skills do not always lead to becoming a good leader A good leader may not be a good manager Managing vs. Leading (continued)
Was it….. Education Experience Luck Connections Other? How did you get here?
It began with….
University of Missouri – St. Louis Parks and Grounds Management Society University of New Mexico APPA Institute for Facilities Management APPA Leadership Academy Education Committee/Now Professional Development RMA President APPA Senior Representative APPA President The Journey
*“The most common way that people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker *Don’t wait for power to be offered…take it! *Let’s not repeat history. Early ‘pioneer’ women have not helped and in fact viewed other women as competition. Power
Mayo Angelou “If I could give you one thought, it would be to lift someone up…..The very idea of lifting someone up will lift you as well” Be a mentor Lift as you Climb
Maya Angelou also said that you “cannot go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands….you have to be able to throw something back” Be an enabler of success Volunteerism
Where do we go from here? How do we get or have the will to lead? Don’t fall in, plan the journey What can we d0?
Bossy or executive leadership skills?? Parents need to commit small acts of assertiveness, develop this skill Educators need to observe the dynamics in a work group Girls should stop apologizing Lean In’s Lessons for Girls
Women are 50% of the population. It isn’t unreasonable to want them to have 50% of the leadership roles Women are now in powerful leadership positions but may still be referred to as ‘a female facilities management director’ 50%
“Standing on top of a mountain isn’t important; it is about the journey…. and the lessons you learn along the way.” Alison Levine Team Captain First American Women’s Everest Expedition