The Action Plan - DPI

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Nov 27, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Success at
Work in the 21
st

Century

Kevin Dee, CEO Eagle @ DPI 2013

Agenda


The Changing World


Technology


Demographics


Globalisation


Fiscal Realities


The Action Plan.


CEO of Me Inc.


Holstee

Manifesto


Personal Brand


Lifelong Learning


Attitude


Summary


Q&A

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Technology


In MY Lifetime


Television


PCs


The internet


Cell phones


GPS


RFID


Nanotech


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Demographics
-

Generations

Birth Cohorts

20
-
25 years

GI’s (WWI)

1901
-
1924

Silent Generation

1925
-
1942

Baby Boomer

1943
-
1960

Generation X

1961
-
1981

Millennials

1982
-

Present

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Demographics


Immigration


Immigration accounted for 46% of
Canada’s population growth 1990
-
1995


Immigration > 60% of growth 2001
-
2006


Immigrants will be the sole source of net
labour

force growth

by 2011,
and of
population growth by 2030

Source:
Conference Board of Canada, October 2007


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Globalization


The New Superpowers

India

China


Emerging Nations?

Eastern Europe

South America

Africa

“It has been said that arguing against
globalization is like arguing against The laws of
gravity”

… Kofi Annan, Secretary General UN

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Globalization


The New Look of Old Economic
Superpowers


Offshoring


M&A in emerging countries


Knowledge Economies


Shifting balance of trade


Aging populations


Strained resources


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Fiscal Realities


Euro crisis


Collapse of financial sector


Federal Government layoffs


Ontario a “have not” province


Everyone “do more with less”

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CEO of “Me Inc.”


Job Security = Your Skills


Job Satisfaction = Your control


Life Balance = Your control


Your Brand = Your control

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The Action Plan


Your Attitude


YOU work for YOU!


Develop a Plan (Your vision)


Create Your “Business Plan”


Take Pride in Everything You
Do!


“Attitude
is a little thing that makes a big
difference.”
… Winston Churchill

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Attitude

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10 Thoughts on
Attitude

at Work

1.
Have a plan

… set goals, know where you want to
be.

2.
When at work …
WORK
!

3.
Be
social with your coworkers ... but
NOT too social
.

4.
Stay
Positive

in your thoughts and actions.

5.
Use
GREAT time management
techniques.

6.
Don't
focus on other people
too much.

7.
Focus
on
executing towards your goals
.

8.
Remember
that we are all human,
we all make
mistakes,

don't sweat it!

9.
Revisit your plan
… enough.

10.
Look
for
solutions

not problems.


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The Action Plan


Personal Brand


How do YOU want to be
viewed?


Thought leadership


Dress for success


Online footprint

“I
almost hired someone a few years ago
--
until I
Googled

her and discovered that
the first two matches were pictures of her drinking beer from a funnel, and her listed
hobby was,
binge
drinking."

… Seth Godin

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10 Ways to Build YOUR Brand


1. Be a
"thought leader"
... share your
knowledge.


2.
Invest in yourself
... never stop learning.


3. Learn

...
beyond your "technical area".


4.
Network

... and not JUST people like you!


5.
Dress for success
!


6.
Get involved
in your
community.


7.
Love

what you
do!


8.
Work
hard
!


9.
Be
positive
.


10. Be an
interesting
person
!


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The Action Plan


Knowledge


Your only job security is
what
you know



Obsolescence

comes FAST



You NEED to
Learn Constantly


“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

… Henry
Ford

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1
0 Tips for Lifelong Learning

1.
Read.

2.
Get a
Mentor.

3.
Set
aside time for further
education.

4.
Revisit old
training
materials.

5.
Borrow training materials from co
-
workers.

6.
Find blogs related to your field and follow
them.

7.
Get involved in
some committee work.

8.
Get involved in charity
work.

9.
Take advantage of employer provided training.

10.
Create
YOUR “Learning Action Plan”!


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The Action Plan


Network


Online … LinkedIn, Twitter etc.


Focused groups …toastmasters,
user groups, self interest groups


Charities


Personal interests … sports,
hobbies




The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.”

... Keith
Ferrazzi
.

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10 Thoughts on Networking


1.
Go
to events where
you
meet new
people
.

2.
Create your
own
networking opportunities
.

3.
Do
NOT be a taker!

4.
Help others
!

5.
Do
NOT
abuse
your
network
.

6.
Make introductions
that will benefit others.

7.
Be discerning in
where you invest
your networking time.

8.
Be discerning in
who you network with
.

9.
Think like someone
new
to a city
… look
for
new
opportunities.

10.
You
can't force
networking
… it needs to be nurtured.


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What Does Kevin Dee Know?


High School drop out


No silver spoon



College educated (later)


Canadian immigrant


Business Owner (1996)

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10 Rules To Enjoy LIFE!

1
. Accept that
your

life is in
your

hands
.

2
. Do
NOT be envious
of other people's lives
.

3
. Be
consciously thankful
!

4
.
Give

to others.

5
.
Push
yourself.

6.
Be
good to yourself
.

7
.
Don't expect life to be fair
.

8
.
Cultivate
friends.

9
.
Make lists
.

10
.
Don't be a Victim
.


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