Presentation on theme: "1 Selecting Leaders IEEE-USA Annual Meeting April 25, 2008 John Meredith IEEE-USA 2007 President."— Presentation transcript:
1 Selecting Leaders IEEE-USA Annual Meeting April 25, 2008 John Meredith IEEE-USA 2007 President
2 Behind every successful program, conference, committee, or endeavor there is a leader.
3 A leader is the person who brings together people and resources to achieve a favorable result.
4 IEEE Needs Leaders Section officers Conference organizers Committee chairs Session leaders Program evaluators etc.
5 Attributes of Leaders Has a vision; inspires others Demonstrates initiative; innovator Brings people together Selects good people; develops them Good communicator Recognizes team members Has drive, energy, and enthusiasm Is an achiever
6 Where Do You Find Potential Leaders? Work Clubs meetings Social activities Sports activities IEEE meetings and conferences Anywhere -- keep your ears and eyes open
7 Engage Associates, Friends, and Acquaintances Determine their interests Determine their experience and background Determine their previous work as a volunteer Determine their skills
8 If Prospective Volunteer Shows Definite Interest Provide detailed job description Time requirements Travel requirements Budget Reimbursement for travel Communicate your expectations Point out positives and negatives
9 How Do You Size Up Potential Leaders? Ask questions; expect straight answers Ask others who are are familiar with person Focus on contributions and successes Consider present family, business, and other volunteer commitments Determine accessibility
10 Getting on Board Introduce/welcome new leader to team Provide required resources Keep in touch; communicate Dont micromanage Praise good performance Focus on vision and expectations Provide growth opportunities
11 Sharing Experiences and Thoughts Your successes in finding leaders? Problems you have experienced? Why did you volunteer? IEEE leaders who have impressed you?
12 Final Thought IEEEs success is highly dependant on volunteer leaders. It is our responsibility as leaders to recruit and develop leaders who will follow us.