Presentation on theme: "Collaborative Leadership and You!"— Presentation transcript:
1Collaborative Leadership and You! Dr. Susan CamarenaChief Knowledge and Learning OfficerFederal Transit Administration
2(this morning, very early!) What We’re Talking About Today(this morning, very early!)A little about Hispanics in Transportation (HIT)Why this Topic?A little about meDefining Collaboration and LeadershipTraits of Collaborative LeadersCollaborative FrameworkBarriers to CollaborationLooking in the MirrorDiscussing our ReflectionsSummary and QuestionsThis is an interactive session!
3The professional forum for communicating to the Secretary of Transportation the interests, issues or concerns of the Hispanic workforce within DOT to aid in advancing the DOT diversity agenda.Promotes diversity and cultural awareness; promotes the exchange of ideas; and provides advocacy and support for its members as they seek professional development and growth opportunities within the DOT.Focuses on the professional development and retention of the current Hispanic DOT population, and the recruitment of qualified Hispanics for DOT agencies.THANKS TO YOU!
4Let’s relearn it together! We can learn from each other! Why This Topic?We, not meMaking a DifferenceSustainable ChangeNOTHING NEW HERE!Let’s relearn it together!We can learn from each other!
5A Little About Me Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer Promote techniques thatAvoid “Reinventing the Wheel”Encourage knowledge exchange to learnProvides professional and personal developmentEncourages employee engagementCollaboration is key to new ideas and successConnecting and sharing for new ideas
8Collaboration Defined *Collaboration DefinedWorking with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals.Sharing knowledge, learning & building consensus.Teams that work collaboratively can obtain greater resources, recognition and reward when facing competition for finite resources.Most collaboration requires leadership* Wikipedia
9Leadership Defined*A process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.Organizing a group of people to achieve a common goal.A leader is simply somebody people follow, or somebody who guides or directs others.* Wikipedia
11Seven Key Collaboration Factors A shared, specific interest or purpose they are committed to and cannot achieve on their own (or as well).WANT to pursue a collaborative solution now and are willing to contribute something to the effort.The appropriate people are at the table.There is an open, credible process.There is a passionate champion (or champions) with credibility and clout.There are trusting relationships.The partners use the skills of collaborative leadership.
12Collaborative Leadership The Collaboration FrameworkAppropriate PeopleChampionHigh PriorityCollaborative LeadershipRelationshipsShared GoalsOpen Process
13Five Qualities of Collaborative Leaders Feel driven to achieve the goal through collaboration with a measured ego.Listen carefully to understand other’s perspectives.Look for win-win solutions to meet shared interests.Use pull more than push.Think strategically; connect the project to a larger purpose.
14Barriers to Collaboration EgoConcern that exchange won’t be reciprocalSilo MentalityDifferent goalsLack of timeNo perceived reward for collaborationPower ImbalancesLack of resources or competition for resourcesLack of trust or history of antagonismDifferent CulturesFear of losing control, autonomy, mission, resources, qualityTurf
15Looking in the MirrorWhat are the most challenging aspects of collaboration for you? For your agency?What are your strengths as a collaborative leader? What would you like to improve?How do others view your collaborative interests and abilities? How do you want them to view them?For a project or for your work group: what would help your collaborative team move from being a set of individuals to having a team identity? That is, from me to we?What can you do today to use collaboration skills daily? At this conference, work or home?