Hosted by Tasha Booker, VP and Executive Director at City Year Columbus
- Volunteering will often bring more opportunities than your career. That’s how you get remembered.
- Three P’s: Power, Presence, Perception
- Power in your personal brand and your story. Who are you? Past, present, and future. FORM
- Power in knowing what you want. “What can I do for you?” when speaking with high-profile individuals. Know what support you need and can offer. Know how you can help and demonstrate reciprocity
- Ask for advice. People love talking about themselves.
- Power in knowing your community, current events, trends, destinations, etc.
- Know key players. Meeting higher-ups in organization creates connection
- Referenced Devil Wears Prada
- Columbus CeO
- Smart Business
- Community Reports
- Columbus Business First
- Columbus 2020
- Know current events! “We” aren’t expected to know current events. Show that you’re interested.
- Give everything (new experiences) 1 try and re-evaluate the value
- Force yourself to talk to new people and go by yourself
- FOMO = Fear of Missing Out
- How do you enter a space and own a room?
- Present in the conversation
- Are you yourself?
- If people don’t like you, you lose authentic leadership
- She typically misses the first and last 15 minutes
- To get to the big fish, you have to be intentional about what you want
- How do I perceive myself? How do others perceive me? Ask colleagues and mentors
- Lead with strengths (don’t focus on weaknesses)
- Any strength overused can become a weakness
- You’ll never convince people you’re worthy your words
- How do you manage your personal and professional life?
- What you portray personally reflects your professional endeavors
- You don’t always have to prove yourself (pride). Choose your battles
- Sometimes, not sharing enough can hurt you.
- Leaders don’t need to know everything about everything
- Staying power –> excellence
- Master your current spot
- Don’t bring challenges without a solution
- How to Win Friends and Influence People
- Crucial Conversations
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
- Never Eat Alone
- Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
- One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership