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SPAVe: Developing Leadership Skills

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Jonathan Chew

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Transcript of SPAVe: Developing Leadership Skills

Building your Brand
Understanding your audience
How to make your presentation stick
by Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Outside your comfort zone?
Who are we?
Jonathan Chew
UCLA Alum, 2012
UCLA IEEE Chair, 2008-2009
IEEE President, 2011 - 2012

Ride Controls Engineer
Walt Disney Imagineering

Overall standup guy
Walt Disney Imagineering
Project Coordinator, Shanghai Project
"The future belongs to those who believe
in the beauty of their dreams"
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." -Robert F. Kennedy
Discuss what leadership is,
and why it is important for
an engineer in their career

Identify soft skills that would
help students in their quest
towards an internship/job

Present current philosophies
in leadership and provide a
jumping off point to explore
Made to Stick
by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
9) Light Bulb
8) Goalie Stick
7) Soccer Ball / Hobby Horse
6) Family
5) Airplane
3) World Map
4) Work Glove
2) House
1) License Plate
"People don't remember what you say or do but how you make them feel." -Tamara Williams
Daily Underachievement
Do one thing that scares you a day.
Why is this important?
Because people need to be convinced
that you can help them achieve their goal
- Name
- Where do they live?
- Where do they work?
- Where are they originally from?
- Do you like to travel?
- Do you have any kids?/ Parents
- General Interests/ Hobbies
- Where do you want to go?
- What are your ideas on...?
Developing leadership skills
Why you should care, and how to do it
Leadership is the
art of helping the
people around you
Being well practiced with
leadership skills can:
Provide opportunity to
be influential in engineering
decisions as a new hire
Develop trust among
coworkers and improve
Get noticed by managers
But ultimately...
Leadership is about
building your own
character and projecting
it to those around you!
and many other reasons.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” - Mark Twain
Today, we will discuss some methods that
can utilize to become a better leader
And show you some tools
that'll help you achieve
that goal.
char·ac·ter [kar-ik-ter]
1. the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing.
2.moral, ethical, or philosophical quality
3.qualities of honesty, courage, or the like.
Companies want to
What you've done!
If you come in with this:
And the next person comes in with this:
You're gonna have a bad time!
How to not have a bad time:
1. Do alot more then the minimum required at school

2. Invest in your own experience

3. Build your brand: Document and showcase your work!
Join student groups
Building your portfolio
Build Time: 20 hours
A modern understanding of
human behavior
author, TED speaker,
Columbia University
Understanding what motivates people is the key to selling yourself!
Building your brand
tells the world
Who you are
Getting to genuinely know the other person and who they are
To be or not to be, that is the question...

...Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,

And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.
Be Memorable by following the SUCCESs model
"The sweetest sound to anyone's ear is the sound of one's own name." -Dale Carnegie
Myers Briggs
Make it a HABIT
"One person can change the world, and every person should try." -Robert F. Kennedy
The Hero's Journey
A. The Change

B. The Plan

C. The Victory
Strengths Finder 2.0
5 GB iPod
What's in it for me?
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." -Isaac Newton
"The secret to life is living it." -Noah Reich
"Your life is what your thoughts make it." -Marcus Aurelius
The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
1) Power
2) Presence
3) Warmth
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle
UCLA Alumni 2010
= 1000 songs in your pocket
We must take on this fight.
Many of us are frightened to do so.
But we have the leaders we need and the help we require
So we must set forth and face our troubles.
We have many tests before us.
We can overcome this seemingly unbeatable force.
We will be reborn. Better, Stronger, Faster.
We will reach our goal and capture our reward.
But we will not be finished. We are not free.
Our path from here forward must be clear and careful.
Each one of us will need to be strong and trust in the new system that is created.
It is our duty to share our new found knowledge and put it to use.
Success lies within each one of us.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" -Lao-tzu, chinese proverb
Q: How do you eat an elephant?
A: One bite at a time.
Switch: How to change when change is hard
also by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Book Idea; 50 Things we had to learn the hard way
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill
When others google your name,
are you the first result?
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