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1 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Developing Leadership Skills Hays Public Services Break-out session

2 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Introductions Heidi AdcockDeputy Director, Finance Group – DCSF Paula DuncanAssociate Director at Hays Assessment & Development Charlotte PondSenior Consultant at Hays Public Services Andie CooperRegional Director at Hays Public Services

3 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Agenda  Evolution of finance professionals  Effective leaders  Consider your natural skill set  Influencing and engagement  Credibility  Future Actions

4 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Evolution of finance professionals Many routes to the top technical excellence + teamwork + proactivity+ stakeholder management = Leadership

5 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Evolution of finance professionals Internal Non- Finance  Policy  HR  IT  Procurement  Customer Service/Advisory  Audit  Research  Administration  Operations Internal Non- Finance: possible AAT studier  Data Entry Assistant  Financial Administrator  Accounts Assistant/Supervisor/Team Leader  Purchase Ledger Clerk/Supervisor/Team Leader  Sales Ledger Clerk/Supervisor/Team Leader  Finance Assistant  Finance Officer  Reconciliations Clerk  Payroll  Credit Control  Analyst External University Entrance External Applicants Qualified Accountant oManagement Accountant oFinancial Accountant oAuditor oBusiness Analyst oAccountant oSenior Accountant oFinance Manager oTeam Leader- Finance oBusiness Partner oSystems Accountant CCAB Studier (part qualified) Includes studiers of ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIPFA oAssistant Management Accountant oAssistant Financial Accountant oAnalyst oAssistant Accountant oAuditor oBudget Accountant oSystems Accountant oCost Accountant

6 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Effective leaders Achieve results through others  understand requirements  know the best way to achieve results  motivate and enable their team  influence peers and senior colleagues  ensure approach is fit for purpose

7 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Effective leaders Leaders in Government Finance Survey May/June communication 2. integrity 3. vision

8 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Consider your natural skill set Take 5 minutes Review the brief list of descriptions of behaviour and choose the 3 most like you… These are your greatest assets However they could be your greatest weaknesses in certain circumstances…

9 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference What is your Darkside? Enthusiastic Shrewd Independent Focused Charming Diligent Dutiful Volatile Mistrustful Detached Narrow-minded Manipulative Perfectionist Dependent

10 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Influencing and engagement 'You can only manage people if they are prepared to let you manage them, Earning the respect of the team is therefore key.' (HoFP, Government Department) 'No man is good enough to govern another man without that other consent.' (Abraham Lincoln) How do you influence?  A wide range of strategies are available  We often only use the technique that works best on us

11 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Consider Your are working with a colleague on long term project, and you disagree on the approach to take. You are confident your preferred approach is right but they seem unwilling to take on board the facts you have provided. What do you do? Discuss next steps with your neighbour.

12 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Possible options Set out the facts of your positionLogical persuasion Involve your colleague in the decision makingInvolvement Identify the concerns and position your approach to address these Interpersonal awareness Negotiate a mutually agreeable outcomeBargaining Show how your ideas support your organisation’s wider goalsCommon vision Choose the most interesting way possible to present your ideaImpact Management Take time to get to know your colleague personallyRelationship Building

13 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Credibility 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.' (Martin Luther King) ‘If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress’ (Barack Obama) How credible are you as a leader?

14 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Building your credibility Think of a leader that you admire, someone who inspires people and leads them, President Obama perhaps, or one of your no less illustrious managers, either now or in a previous job that you have held? Take 5 minutes to talk about the top 3 things that make them a great leader…

15 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference What kind of leader do you aim to be? Our recent survey of leaders in government finance hit on common themes including: Communication Self awareness Honesty Empathy Integrity Vision Decision Making Drive Commands Respect Role Model Approachable Passionate Intellectual Motivator Committed Inspires Trust

16 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference What kind of leader do you aim to be? Which of the list fit well with your own key strengths and which are areas that you need to develop in? Take 5 minutes to list the 2 or 3 areas of leadership skills that you would like to develop next…

17 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Actions Future Actions  Identify where you are  Identify where you want to be  Develop coping mechanisms  Monitor yourself  Ask for feedback from others  Put yourself forward: ‘Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek’ (Barack Obama) Feb 09

18 July 2009 Part - Qualified Conference Thank you for listening, we’re available all day and tomorrow morning on the Hays stand to answer any questions.


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