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Air Education and Training Command I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Leadership: Getting The Job Done MSgt Luis Adams 12 CES/CEOIEE.

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1 Air Education and Training Command I n t e g r i t y - S e r v i c e - E x c e l l e n c e Leadership: Getting The Job Done MSgt Luis Adams 12 CES/CEOIEE Mentoring: Foundation of the Enlisted Force MSgt Ken Lewis 12 SFS 23 Aug 2002 MSgt Jerry Chaplin AETC/LGMTS

2 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE MENTEE DIFFERENCES FINDING A MENTEE SUGGESTIONS FOR MENTORING MENTORING MISTAKES MYTHS AND FEARS MENTORING DEATH CLARIFICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS OVERVIEW LEADERSHIP KEYS PERSONALITY OF A LEADER LEADERS INVENTORY MENTORING KEYS MENTORING LEVELS FINDING A MENTOR REASONS TO MENTOR

3 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE LEADERSHIP KEYS It will take a lifetime to learn and apply laws of leadership to your life Focus time and energy on what makes a positive impact in the lives of people Learn how to fail... successfully Leadership is leadership; no matter where you go or what you do Leadership is influence Lead best by example If you are leading and no one is following, you are only going for a walk If it is lonely at the top, go back and get somebody Focus on your strengths Compensate for your weaknesses Know what referral agencies and resources are available

4 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE PERSONALITY OF A LEADER LEADER DUPLICATES IS ORIGINAL DEVELOPS FOCUSES ON PEOPLE TRUSTS LONG RANGE PERSPECTIVE KNOWS WHAT AND WHY WATCHES THE HORIZON ORIGINATES CHALLENGES IT HIS OWN PERSON DOES THE RIGHT THING MANAGER ADMINISTERS A COPY MAINTAINS FOCUSES ON SYSTEM/STRUCTURE CONTROLS SHORT RANGE VIEW WANTS HOW AND WHEN SEES ONLY THE BOTTOM LINE IMITATES ACCEPTS THE STATUS QUOE FOLLOWS THE CROWD DOES THINGS RIGHT

5 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE LEADERS INVENTORY Elements : (Critical attributes) –Mission: Primary task to perform –People: Those who perform the primary task Style : (How you get people to perform) Direct: Tell them to do the task Sell/Coach: Convince them to do the task Participate/Support: Do the task with them Delegate: Have someone else do the task Traits : (Essential to effective leadership) Foundation of distinguishing characteristics to approach leadership situations Integrity, Loyalty, Commitment, Energy, Decisiveness, Selflessness

6 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE LEADERS INVENTORY Methods: (Procedures, plans,or systems used) –Set goals –Provide training and technical guidance –Motivate subordinates –Reward and punish as needed –Maintain channels of communication Principles: (Rules of conduct or ethical behavior) Know yourself: personality, quirks, peeves, etc Know your job: technical competency Set a positive example: walk the talk Accept responsibility: maturity

7 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE LEADERS INVENTORY Skills: (Talents and activities) –Develop a plan –Study leadership –Observe other leaders in action –Practice leadership –Evaluate and adapt your plan Power: (Your relationship with others) Positional: Based on your position Personal: Respect, admiration Role Model: (What others see in you) Commitment: devotion to duty Integrity: Highest personal and professional standards Mentorship: Counselor or guide

8 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE LEADERSHIP AND MENTORSHIP Bridge the gap. Leadership and Mentorship are cousins. Mentoring can reduce the probability of leadership failure, provide needed accountability, and empower a responsive, potential laborer.

9 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE MENTORING KEYS Mentoring is a relational experience through which one person empowers another by sharing God-given resources Paul Stanley and Robert Clinton, Connection Mentoring is a positive dynamic that enables people to develop potential Is a key to retaining airmen Take a genuine interest in the success of our people It comes from the heart Map out a career path

10 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE MENTORING LEVELS LEVEL ONE - Impression (Least Effective) The leader impresses the followers Little or no relationship Requires only the WILL of the leader Leader must WANT to leave an impression

11 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE MENTORING LEVELS LEVEL TWO - Influence (Possibly Effective) The leader influences the followers Some relationship with the followers Requires the WILL of the follower Follower must WANT to be influenced

12 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE MENTORING LEVELS LEVEL THREE - Impact (Most Effective) The leader impacts the followers Requires an intimate RELATIONSHIP Requires the WILL of both Agree to accountability and growth

13 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE FINDING A MENTOR Are they: Objective, lovingly honest, and balanced source of feedback for questions? Open and transparent with their own struggles? Modeling their teachings? Chief cheerleader or chief critic? Teaching AND answering questions? Successful in your eyes? Open to two-way communication/learning? Want to see you develop and succeed?

14 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 1.Instill values in your mentees 2.Develop their leadership skills 3.Open their minds to greater possibilities 4.Increase their self-image through your willingness to invest time 5.Counsel them on lifes critical issues REASONS TO MENTOR

15 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 6.Encourage service and a giving mentality (you model this by mentoring) 7.Decrease self-centeredness (for all involved) 8.Strengthen your relationship 9.Increase value of your life by leaving a legacy 10.Paul and Timothy vs. Saul and David REASONS TO MENTOR

16 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE MENTEE DIFFERENCES MEN Thinking Results Doing Big Picture Problem Solving Categorical WOMEN Feelings Relationships Talking Detail Empathy Holistic Knowing this information may help improve 80% of the mishaps incur as you meet with the same sex.

17 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE FINDING A MENTEE Can you believe 100% in this person? Do you naturally enjoy talking with them? Will you be able to give without reservation? Will you love them as a brother or sister? Do you admire their potential as a leader? Is this person teachable…eager to learn? Does this person admire you? Is this person self-motivated even though not always confident?

18 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 1.Focus on your mentees--be specific for them 2.Try to make the sessions as interesting as possible for your mentees, but dont be surprised or discouraged if they dont communicate great excitement 3.If teaching, read at least a week ahead--that will give you time to digest the material and focus on current situations that could be useful 4.Prepare in advance--some optional experiences will require planning 5.Think through each session before it begins SUGGESTIONS FOR MENTORING

19 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 6.Let your mentees discover as much as possible through questions and discussion as opposed to merely telling them everything 7.If your schedule require missing a session, reschedule as soon as possible--show mentees you value the time together 8.A casual atmosphere is a good idea-over a meal 9.Meeting times will vary--start and end on time --punctuality is a strong leadership value 6.Maintain confidentiality with things your mentees say -- you might be surprised at their sensitivity to hearing their remarks surface from some other source--if you have multiple mentees, encourage them to keep confidence as well SUGGESTIONS FOR MENTORING

20 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 1.Failure to start 2.Thinking they must be a master of principles before they can share them 3.Unwillingness to make mentoring a high priority so time is not regularly scheduled 4.Thinking sessions must occur in a formal or academic setting 5.Failure to think specifically about their mentees MENTORING MISTAKES

21 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 6.Using parental authority in a heavy-handed way when mentoring their own children 7.Unwillingness to be transparent and vulnerable 8.Making the session longer than interest span of their mentees 9.Turning the session into a lecture or a sermon rather than a quality exchange 10.Expecting to see immediate and/or unrealistic changes in their mentees MENTORING MISTAKES

22 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 1. I do not have; time, ability, etc 2. I am too; old, busy, etc 3. I have to be; perfect, more organized 4. I do not have the right; personality, gifts 5. I do not have enough; money, know-how 6. I am afraid that; no one would want me 7. As a mentor I must be able to; teach, understand the next generation… MENTORING MYTHS & FEARS

23 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 1.Talk over you head or out of you league--if you do not know, admit it and refer the question or situation MENTORING DEATH Inappropriate Relationships Secret rendezvous Opposite sex Your agenda, not theirs

24 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 1.Use a wide variety of options to keep experiences fresh and exciting 2.Feelings of fear and inadequacy are normal, learn together 3.The best mentoring relies heavily on the natural relationship and exchange between mentor and mentee 4.When mentoring more than one person at a time, assure sessions are equally valid either for single or multiple mentees 5.If you mentor more than one, forming groups similar in age and interests may help CLARIFICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

25 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE 6.Ancient Wisdom has a place--let the Word do the work 7.Personal experiences are valuable and better than reading others successes 8.Be willing to admit past mistakes and lessons learned--knowledge NOT experience is the best way to learn 9.Encourage mentees that mistakes are not the end, they are steps to growth 10.Be accountable for everything you do and say CLARIFICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

26 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE MENTEE DIFFERENCES FINDING A MENTEE SUGGESTIONS FOR MENTORING MENTORING MISTAKES MYTHS AND FEARS MENTORING DEATH CLARIFICATION AND INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY LEADERSHIP KEYS PERSONALITY OF A LEADER LEADERS INVENTORY MENTORING KEYS MENTORING LEVELS FINDING A MENTOR REASONS TO MENTOR

27 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE Questions?

28 TEAM RANDOLPH NCO ORIENTATION COURSE THE END … or just the beginning?


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