Competent Leadership

cl-manualThe Competent Leadership Manual
A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Leader

The focus of the CL Manual is on leadership skills
you learn by serving in various meeting roles:

  1. Listen
  2. Plan
  3. Facilitate
  4. Think Critically
  5. Organize
  6. Motivate
  7. Give Feedback
  8. Manage Time
  9. Mentor
  10. Build a Team

Project One – Listening and Leadership

Objectives:

  • Determine your current listening skills
  • Identify the seven steps to better listening
  • Practice listening skills in various club meeting roles.

Complete 3 of 4 Meeting Roles:

  • Speech Evaluator
  • Table Topics Speaker
  • Ah-Counter
  • Grammarian

Project Two – Critical Thinking

Objectives:

  • Determine your current thinking skills
  • Practice critical thinking skills in various club roles.

Complete 2 of 3 Meeting Roles:

  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • General Evaluator

Project Three – Giving Feedback

Objectives:

  • Determine your current skills in giving feedback
  • Identify the steps in giving feedback effectively.
  • Practice giving feedback as you serve in various meeting roles

Complete 3 Meeting Roles:

  • Speech Evaluator
  • Grammarian
  • General Evaluator

Project Four – Time Management

Objectives:

  • Determine your current time-management skills
  • Identify steps to effectively manage time
  • Practice time-management skills in various club roles

Complete Timer and 1 additional Role:

  • Timer
  • Toastmaster
  • Speaker
  • Grammarian
  • Topicmaster

Project Five – Planning and Implementation

Objectives:

  • Determine your current planning and implementation skills
  • Identify steps in planning and implementation process
  • Practice planning and implementation skills in various club roles

Complete 3 of 4 Meeting Roles:

  • Speaker
  • General Evaluator
  • Toastmaster
  • Topicmaster

Project Six – Organizing and Delegating

Objectives:

  • Determine your current skills in organizing and delegating
  • Identify steps in organizing and delegating process
  • Practice skills in organizing and delegating during various club roles

Complete 1 Special Activity:

  • Help Organize a Club Speech Contest
  • Help Organize a Club Special Event
  • Help Organize a Club Membership Campaign or Contest
  • Help Organize Club Public Relations Campaign
  • Help Produce the Club Newsletter
  • Assist the Club Webmaster

Project Seven – Developing Your Facilitation Skills

Objectives:

  • Determine your present facilitation abilities
  • Identify facilitation strategies
  • Practice facilitation skills in various meeting roles.

Complete 2 of 4 Meeting Roles:

  • Toastmaster
  • General Evaluator
  • Table Topic Master
  • Befriend a Guest at a Club Meeting

Project Eight – Motivating People

Objectives:

  • Determine your current motivation skills
  • Identify conditions that motivate people
  • Practice motivation skills while serving in club

Complete 1 Special Activity:

  • Club Membership Campaign or Contest Chairman
  • Club Public Relations Campaign Chairman

Complete 2 of 3

  • Speech Evaluator
  • General Evaluator
  • Toastmaster

Project Nine – Mentoring

Objectives:

  • Determine your current mentoring skills
  • Identify steps in being a good mentor
  • Practice mentoring skills in various club roles

Complete 1 Special Activity:

  • Mentor for a new Member
  • Mentor for an existing member
  • Guidance Committee Member for Someone Who is Working
    on a High Performance Leadership Program Project

Project Ten – Team Building

Objectives:

  • Determine your current team building skills
  • Identify the steps in building a team
  • Practice team-building skills while serving in various club roles

Complete 2 Club Meeting Roles

  • Toastmaster
  • General Evaluator

Complete 1 Special Activity:

  • Club Membership Campaign or Contest Chairman
  • Club Public Relations Campaign Chairman
  • Club Speech Contest Chairman
  • Club Special Event Chairman
  • Club Newsletter Editor or Webmaster