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1 Leadership Traits and Values for the Professional Ted Randall

2 “Character is much easier kept than recovered.” ~Thomas Paine Account Fraud A longtime campaign accountant siphoned off nearly $700,000 from a California candidate to pay her credit cards, a mortgage and business bills, Kinde Durkee, who heads Durkee & Associates in Burbank, Calif., was arrested Friday on suspicion of mail fraud by the FBI. Durkee furtively shifted money out of state Assemblyman Jose Solorio's 2010 campaign to pay for an array of debts, from a Disneyland restaurant to shopping at Costco to her mother's care at an assisted- living facility.

3 Ponzi Scheme- Miami The NCAA has launched an investigation into claims that University of Miami football players received improper cash and benefits from a recently convicted Ponzi schemer, Nevin Shapiro, who pleaded guilty to heading a $930-million fraud scheme and was sentenced to 20 – years in prison in June.NCAAbenefits pleaded guilty to heading a $930-million fraud scheme

4 Pill Bust – Murder After a three-year investigation, federal authorities announced the details of Operation Oxy Alley, a sweeping indictment charging 32 people under racketeering statutes for their involvement in South Florida-based pill mills that doled out 20 million oxycodone pills and profited more than $40 million dollars from illegal sales of controlled substances. In a companion indictment, local authorities charged a doctor with first-degree murder in the death of a West Palm Beach man who died within hours of filling a prescription for a painkiller…

5 Midshipmen Expelled Secretary of the Navy expelled 24 Navy Academy mid-shipmen in the biggest cheating scandal in school’s history

6 Overview Discuss concrete concepts that will make the ambiguous idea of professional leadership more accessible Define professional leadership in terms of traits and values Tools to develop a strong internal value system

7 Professional= Character= Leadership What is a Professional? What defines a Leader?

8 A Professional A professional is a person with a special skill set, an expert in a particular field: Law, Medicine, Education A professional exudes a particular style of behavior or decorum Character – Behavior habits that can be developed through repeated practice. Good character contributes to success.

9 A Leader "The manager administers, the leader innovates. The manager maintains, the leader develops. The manager relies on systems, the leader relies on people. The manger counts on controls, the leader counts on trust. The manager does things right, the leader does the right thing." Fortune Magazine

10 Traits and Values Professional Leadership is defined by two ideas: Leadership Traits, and Professional Core Values United States Marine Corps –236 years of proud history and tradition – making warriors, leaders and upstanding citizens. Former Senator/Astronaut: John Glenn Former Secretary of State: James Baker Governor of Oregon: Ted Kulongonski Founder/Former CEO Domino’s Pizza: Tom Monaghan Founder/CEO Fed Ex:Fred W. Smith

11 Professional Values USS Virtus HONOR COURAGE COMMITTMENT

12 HONOR This is your keel. The keel is the main central member of the bones of a wooden ship it is integral to the ships performance, structure and strength. Honor exemplifies the ultimate in ethical behavior. To never lie, cheat or steal. Abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; to respect human dignity; to have respect and concern for people; to be accountable for your actions; fulfill obligations; and hold others accountable for their actions

13 COURAGE This is the bow of our ship. Plowing through the waters, cutting a path of confidence for us. It is the mental, moral and physical strength in us to do what is right, to master our fear, and adhere to a higher standard of professional conduct. It provides the strength to go that extra mile.

14 COMMITMENT The sails of our ship. The material that fills our spirit with determination and dedication. It enables us to maintain the highest order of discipline, to take pride in our profession, and to pursue an unrelenting determination to achieve a standard of excellence in everything we do.

15 The Compass Rose: Leadership Traits Justice Judgment Dependability Initiative Decisiveness Tact Integrity Enthusiasm Bearing Unselfishness Courage Knowledge Loyalty Endurance

16 Traits Leadership Traits - qualities of thought and action which, if upheld in daily activities, will help you earn the respect and confidence of your peers, employees etc. Your moral compass and the foundation to professional leadership

17 TRAITS JUSTICE Justice is defined as the practice of being fair and consistent. A just person gives consideration to each side of a situation and bases rewards or punishments on merit. Suggestions for Improvement: Be honest with yourself about why you make a particular decision. Avoid favoritism. Try to be fair at all times and treat all things and people in an equal manner. JUDGMENT Judgment is your ability to think about things clearly, calmly, and in an orderly fashion so that you can make good decisions. Suggestions for Improvement: You can improve your judgment if you avoid making rash decisions. Approach problems with a common sense attitude. Avoid being reactionary DEPENDABILITY Dependability means that you can be relied upon to perform your duties properly. It means that you can be trusted to complete a job. It is the willing and voluntary support of the policies and orders of the chain of command. Dependability also means consistently putting forth your best effort in an attempt to achieve the highest standards of performance. Suggestions for Improvement: You can increase your dependability by forming the habit of being where you're supposed to be on time, by not making excuses and by carrying out every task to the best of your ability regardless of whether you like it or agree with it.

18 Traits INITIATIVE Initiative is taking action even though you haven't been given orders. It means meeting new and unexpected situations with prompt action. It includes using resourcefulness to get something done without the normal material or methods being available to you. Suggestions for Improvement: To improve your initiative, work on staying mentally and physically alert. Be aware of things that need to be done and then to do them without having to be told. DECISIVENESS Decisiveness means that you are able to make good decisions without delay. Get all the facts and weight them against each other. By acting calmly and quickly, you should arrive at a sound decision. You announce your decisions in a clear, firm, professional manner. Suggestions for Improvement: Practice being positive in your actions instead of acting half-heartedly or changing your mind on an issue. TACT Tact means that you can deal with people in a manner that will maintain good relations and avoid problems. It means that you are polite, calm, and firm. Suggestions for Improvement: Begin to develop your tact by trying to be courteous and cheerful at all times. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

19 Traits INTEGRITY Integrity means that you are honest and truthful in what you say or do. You put honesty, sense of duty, and sound moral principles above all else. Suggestions for Improvement: Be absolutely honest and truthful at all times. Stand up for what you believe to be right. ENTHUSIASM Enthusiasm is defined as a sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of your duties. If you are enthusiastic, you are optimistic, cheerful, and willing to accept the challenges. Suggestions for Improvement: Understanding and belief in your mission will add to your enthusiasm for your job. Try to understand why even uninteresting jobs must be done. BEARING Bearing is the way you conduct and carry yourself. Your manner should reflect alertness, competence, confidence, and control. A Positive First Impression. Suggestions for Improvement: To develop bearing, you should hold yourself to the highest standards of personal conduct. Never be content with meeting only the minimum requirements.

20 Traits INTEGRITY Integrity means that you are honest and truthful in what you say or do. You put honesty, sense of duty, and sound moral principles above all else. Suggestions for Improvement: Be absolutely honest and truthful at all times. Stand up for what you believe to be right. ENTHUSIASM Enthusiasm is defined as a sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of your duties. If you are enthusiastic, you are optimistic, cheerful, and willing to accept the challenges. Suggestions for Improvement: Understanding and belief in your mission will add to your enthusiasm for your job. Try to understand why even uninteresting jobs must be done. BEARING Bearing is the way you conduct and carry yourself. Your manner should reflect alertness, competence, confidence, and control. A Positive First Impression. Suggestions for Improvement: To develop bearing, you should hold yourself to the highest standards of personal conduct. Never be content with meeting only the minimum requirements.

21 Traits UNSELFISHNESS Unselfishness means that you avoid making yourself comfortable at the expense of others. Be considerate of others. Give credit to those who deserve it. Suggestions for Improvement: Avoid using your position or rank for personal gain, safety, or pleasure at the expensive of others. Be considerate of others. COURAGE Courage is what allows you to remain calm while recognizing fear. Moral courage means having the inner strength to stand up for what is right and to accept blame when something is your fault. Physical courage means that you can continue to function effectively when there is physical danger present. Suggestions for Improvement: You can begin to control fear by practicing self-discipline and calmness. If you fear doing certain things required in your daily life, force yourself to do them until you can control your reaction. KNOWLEDGE Knowledge is the understanding of a science or art. Knowledge means that you have acquired information and that you understand people. Your knowledge should be broad, and in addition to knowing your job, you should know the laws and policies of your profession and keep up with current events. Suggestions for Improvement: Suggestions for Improvement: Increase your knowledge by remaining alert. Listen, observe, and find out about things you don't understand. Study journals and professional literature. Seek self-improvement

22 Traits LOYALTY Loyalty means that you are devoted to your family, friends and to your seniors, peers, and subordinates. The motto of the U. S. Marine Corps is Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful). You owe unwavering loyalty up and down the chain of command, to seniors, subordinates, peers, and friends. Suggestions for Improvement: To improve your loyalty you should show your loyalty by never discussing the problems of employer or boss with outsiders. Never talk about seniors unfavorably in front of your subordinates. Once a decision is made and the order is given to execute it, carry out that order willingly as if it were your own. ENDURANCE Endurance is the mental and physical stamina that is measured by your ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship. For example, enduring pain or fatigue during a long work day or shift. Suggestions for Improvement: Develop your endurance by engaging in physical training that will strengthen your body. Finish every task to the best of your ability by forcing yourself to continue when you are physically tired and your mind is sluggish. Simple acronym: JJDIDTIEBUCKLE

23 Conclusion Discussed 14 Character Traits JJDIDTIEBUCKLE Three Core Values HONOR, COURAGE, COMMITMENT Tangible means of defining your character – developing your professionalism “Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value.” Einstein


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