National Hispanic Coalition of Federal
Aviation Employees Conference
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 9:15 am
Ritz Carlton Hotel Pentagon City
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Define Succession Planning and its importance
to your career
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Review the characteristics organizations are
looking for in its successors and executives
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Examine developmental strategies to become
a successor and an executive
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Identify ownership of your development
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Succession Planning is an organization’s
structured efforts to build the bench strength for
filling specific positions.
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Executive positions
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Management positions
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Technical positions
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Organizations invest in succession planning and
the employees selected to be successors.
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Assess your status relevant to specific
competencies
Complete an individual development plan
Provide developmental opportunities
Discuss your status and development with the
organization’s leadership
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Open
Flexible
Communicator
Interpersonal skills
Decision maker
Continual learner
Creative/innovative
Lead/inspire people
“Leadership is not about being perfect; it’s about influencing outcomes and inspiring
others.”
Courtney Lynch
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Integrity/honesty
Responsible
Problem solver
Technology savvy
Enthusiastic/energetic
Positive attitude
Confident
"An important part of being a leader is being credible – credibility is derived
from your character and your competence." U.S. Marines Captain Angie Morgan
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Networking
Documenting accomplishments
Applying to be a successor
Applying for the SES Candidate Development
Program
Enhancing communication skills
Accepting more responsibilities
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Knowing your organization’s strategic plan
Comparing current knowledge, skills and
abilities with the executive competencies
Identifying skill gaps and begin development to
reduce the gaps
Discussing career goals with your immediate
manager
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Performing exceptionally well in current job
Obtaining a mentor
Reading
Taking online or video based courses
Volunteering for special projects, job rotation,
and developmental assignments
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you
love what you are doing, you will be successful. “ Albert Schweitzer
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Executive Core
Qualifications
Fundamental
Competencies
Leading Change
Interpersonal Skills
Leading People
Oral Communications
Results Driven
Integrity/Honesty
Business Acumen
Written Communications
Building Coalition
Continual Learning
Public Service Motivation
“SES candidates must demonstrate passion and initiative with an ability to motivate,
inspire, and lead people to embrace change and new ideas, while increasing productivity
and driving results .” Diane Hudson Burns
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Volunteer to be a member of a task force or
committee that involves speaking opportunities
Volunteer to assume one job responsibility of
your manager
Identify one or two goals your unit is not
meeting and use data to identify possible
solutions
Volunteer to work on developing the budget for
your unit
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Initiate brainstorming sessions or creative
planning sessions to focus on a specific issue
Volunteer to be a member of a cross-functional
team
Build a network of individuals in different
agencies with similar responsibilities and
identify common challenges and solutions
“Our individual success isn’t solely dependent on our efforts. Our organization’s
success isn’t solely dependent on the success of our department … Too often, we
bury our heads in our own little world and think that it’s all about finance, legal,
operations, human resources, or compliance. But, all of these functions must support
one another to make the organization as a whole successful.” Sean Lynch
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“The three barriers to owning our leadership
development are three mistaken assumptions:
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The assumption that the company owns our
Leadership Development.
The assumption that Leadership Development will
be quick.
The assumption that Leadership Development will
be easy.”
Robert Tucker, Managing Partner, Grey Matter Partners, March 2010.
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You are responsible for your development.
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Invest in YOU
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Use your time and money
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Stay the course
When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future.
When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. Author Unknown
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Continuous learning is the minimum
requirement for success in any field.
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Upgrading your skills is one of the most
important personal productivity principles.
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Resolve today to become a “do it yourself”
project and become a lifelong student of your
craft.
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Succession planning leads to leadership
development
Know the desired characteristics of a
successor/executive
Assess your status to the executive
competencies
Implement strategies to become a successor or
executive
Take ownership of your development
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Soft Skills Solutions by JIST Publishing
Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy
Office of Personnel Management Senior
Executive Service website
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