A Good Leader will… Create an Inspiring Vision and Lead by Example Empower, Inspire, and Energize People Build and Lead a Team
Futurist The leader defines the expected direction of the organization Historian Reviewing and creating strong messages around your organization’s origins Ambassador The most important role to adopt as leader. You’re the face of your organization Analyst The leader is the forecaster and needs to be versed on trends, opportunities and problems Contrarian Know what you stand for and be able to communicate Types of Leadership Roles:
What does Leadership entail? Leaders are individuals who guide, direct, motivate, or inspire others. They are men and women who: Influence others in an organization or community Command others’ attention Persuade others to follow them or pursue goals they define Control situations Improve the performance of the group or organization Connect with others Get results
Reality Check Set yourself up for success! Some tips: Review all the paperwork associated with your position Ask questions about anything you don’t understand, or that isn’t clear Make sure you have all the paperwork and documentation you are required to have *Volunteer Agreements are very important for Private Organizations to have on file, at a minimum for the boards and standing committees * Standard Operating Procedures and After Action Reports are important for directions – Both forward and behind you!
Come Together… Forming a group or team takes energy! More suggestions: Meet with all the board members for the first time before the board year starts Review all the documents and positions Review the responsibilities of each position Have every board member sign a “Volunteer Agreement” Set and review Board and Chair Points of Contacts
Leading the Group: Steps for the year: Develop relationships Review the needs of the organization Coordinate a strategy or plan Put it into action Review what and how the organization is doing to meet the needs Adjust as needed throughout the year
Reality Check Set yourself up for success! Review all the paperwork associated with your position Ask questions about anything you don’t understand, or isn’t clear Make sure you have all required paperwork and documentation
*Volunteer Agreements are very important for Private Organizations to have on file, at a minimum for the boards and standing committees. * Standard Operating Procedures and After Action Reports are important for directions – Both forward and behind you!
Leaders need to be able to structure and write effective simple and complex correspondence and documents, from text messages and e-mails to proposals and reports. They need to be able to write and speak in the language expected of leaders, language that is clear, correct, and concise.
Monthly report requirements? Review them all, and proof the minutes before they become your current documentation.
Check all of your organization’s handouts and documents for validity.
Official communication for the organization should be through official channels, either mail or e-mail. *With people changing positions and/or moving each year, you should emphasize the need for all communications to come and go from the official mail box and official positions. This sets precedence for other organizations and businesses to communicate with the position, not one particular person filling the job. This will help now and in the future to cut down on confusion and enable more effective communication flow.
Communicating to the outside, and from the outside into the organization…
With your Secretary and other communication positions, consider and decide on what types of communications you will use and to whom it will go. PLEASE proofread your communications before sending them out! *The President should always have the final say on what is published and where it will be directed. Never withhold information from your board as a power play!
Organizing your group for success! Review the present Organizational Chart: Position
The Belly Button…the President President Executive Board Position EB Treasurer EB Secretary EB 1 st VP Executive Board Position Ways and Means Welfare Scholarships Historian Newsletter Marketing and Publicity
Leaders, at a minimum, you should: Know where the money is How to read the fiscal reports Verify the amounts every month Have your accounts audited every year by a certified and approved auditor