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The High Performance Leadership Project Explained

Paul Ovington 16th Feb 2010


High Performance Leadership 

What is it

Is it something for me

How does it fit into the Toastmasters system?

Is it big

or is it small

?

?


Educational Tracks

Part of ALS

CL Manual

Educationals

Key Area 7 Strategy

HPL Projects


Advanced Leader Silver Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award (or “old” Competent Leader award)  Served a term as an Area Governor (or other District Officer)  Completed the High Performance Leadership programme  Served successfully as a club sponsor, club mentor or coach. 


High Performance Leader Project 

A more significant leadership project  You

get out what you put in  Should be a stretch target for you  Its an exercise of your leadership capability  It’s a personal training programme for you 

Typically 5 to 12 months with 5 phases


What kind of project? 

Enhancing an aspect of your Club or Area   

Builds membership Enhances education Builds standards

Improves an aspect of your organisation  Develops something in your community  Develops a bridge between Toastmasters and the outside community 


How big a project? Consider your current leadership capability  How big is your appetite?  How compelling is your vision?  Remember – it is often better to keep a tight scope, but to do it well  Remember – you may face challenges and ‘dark’ moments 


Assessing Your Leadership Profile Vision & Values

5 Appreciation

3 2 1

Development

4

Direction

Persuasion

Support

Assessment is done before and after the project


What do I need to develop? Vision

High-level Plan Mission Statement

Stakeholder definition

Detailed action plan Core value definition

Self-analysis as a leader Strategy

Scope definition

Communication plan Guidance Committee

Initial Speech

Completion Speech

Goal definitions Benefits Resultant outcomes

An exercise in leadership!

Welcome to the leadership gym!


HPL Project Sequence "Presenting the Results"

"Sharing Your Vision" Speech 1

Speech 2

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Learning About Leadership

Choosing Your Objective

Action Phase #1 Winning Commitment

Action Phase #2 Working the Plan

Analysing & Presenting Your Results

Meeting 1

Meeting 2

Meeting 3

Meeting 4

Meeting 5

HPL Guidance Committe (2 - 3 members)

High-level view

Leadership Excellence Award


Project Sequence – Mid-level View Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Learning About Leadership

Choosing Your Objective

Action Phase #1 Winning Commitment

Action Phase #2 Working the Plan

Analysing & Presenting Your Results

Meeting 1

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Read & understand the HPL manual Learn about leadership Diagnose your abilities in 6 areas Identify possible projects Identify stakeholders Identify a Guidance committee Meet with Guidance Committe

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Meeting 2

Define your Project Scope Define & describe your Vision Write your Mission Statement Define your Core Values Plan your Club Speech Deliver your Club Speech Plan your Project at a high-level Meet with Guidance Committe

      

Meeting 3

Enroll others in your Vision Define your action team Create an action strategy Decide on goals, roles and timetable Define an action plan Write your plan Meet with Guidance committee

      

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Meeting 4

Help your team Support the process Develop the team Show appreciation Track project progress Monitor personal development Deal with obstacles & setbacks Deal with people issues Re-think your direction and scope Meet with Guidance Commitee

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Meeting 5

Review results Present results to the club Plan your Club Speech Review the speech with Guidance Committee Present your Club Speech Meet with Guidance committee Apply for Leadership Excellence award with VPE

= HPL Manual Workthrough = Project Activity

HPL Manual Activity

= HPL Guidance Committee Meeting

Additional advised activity

Detailed view is the HPL Manual


Quote: “There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self� Hindu Proverb


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