Topic: Current and Emerging Leaders: Your roadmap to success in your first 90 days on the job

Day: Wednesday 14 October 2020

Time: 2:10pm – 2:30pm AEDT

Abstract:

If you have ever walked into a promotional role and wondered ‘’What do I do in my first 3 months here?’’ then these tips are for you. We have all been emerging leaders at some point, and every emerging leader has experienced making a decision they have either wished to forget or, to the contrary, shout from the rooftops about their success. If you have ever walked into a promotional role and wondered ‘’What do I do in my first 3 months here?’’ then these tips are for you. We have all been emerging leaders at some point, and every emerging leader has experienced making a decision they have either wished to forget or, to the contrary, shout from the rooftops about their success. 

Emerging leaders can sometimes be overconfident in their perceived capabilities and miss the subtle yet powerful opportunities to build sustainable capabilities in themselves and others. This presentation illustrates and showcases ways that emerging leaders can create their own road map through the first 90 days of their promotional position. Much of leading can be simple in concept and easier to do if you examine yourself first. Reframing your personal approaches on a macro and micro scale are especially helpful when times are tough, and resources scare. 

We will explore some Top 10 tips to get you started in making Leadership work for you.

10 top tips for the emerging leader to adopt 
• Identify your strengths and adjust your work to maximise these
• Empower your team by letting them take risks
• Over communicate about the vision
• Listen to their small stuff 
• Learn more than you already know 
• Be courageous with peers
• Admit when you get it wrong 
• Learn how to use data well
• Be consistent when applying processes
• Show you have persistence (even when you don’t feel you have) 

10 top tips for the emerging leader to avoid / lessons to learn
• Micromanaging your team
• Taking the safest decisions
• Retreat to what you know best 
• Ignoring what the data says
• Being inconsistent 
• Putting self-care to one side  
• Letting go of what you are known for doing well
• Dealing with conflict amongst peers 
• Handling the clever ones in your team
• Divisive behaviours and favouritism 

Whether you choose to be a “Good to Great’’ leader (Collins J.)or a “ Little” Leader (Harrison V.) – if you are advancing in your career, have recently been promoted, or are looking to level up, this presentation is for you. 

Biography:

Arlene Quinn has studied people to people communication over the last 30 years, obtaining a Master of Commerce, and tertiary qualifications in adult learning, human resource development, and coaching.

She provides individual, and group coaching for executives, managers and teams using her skills in performance and transformative leadership coaching. She is regularly engaged to offer performance and targeted interpersonal skill coaching and mentoring in the workplace and community.

Arlene works with clients seeking career advancement, function development, or re-engineering work processes for service excellence.

Arlene conducts interactive training programs on leadership resilience, and communication using her knowledge of the brain and thinking patterns. Arlene uses a variety of tools for diagnostic development of leaders and teams.
This year, Arlene has been working on bringing the Australian Leadership Capabilities Framework back to life through CILCA, with The Above & Beyond Group.