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Letter from the President - April 2012
Letter from Jennifer Holt, Greater Chicago Chapter President

  

April 2012

 

    

 

In preparation for WICT Greater Chicago's 2nd Annual Visionary Leadership Breakfast on April 16, I've  been researching what it means to lead and be a visionary

 

I've determined the following.

  • Leadership means you inspire and influence people to accomplish goals by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. To be an effective leader, your followers must have trust in you and they need to be sold on your vision.
  • To be visionary is to envision another possibility - or even that there is hope and possibility at all.
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As a result, a visionary leader is effective in manifesting his or her vision because s/he creates innovative strategies, specific, achievable goals, initiates action and enlists the participation of others for actualizing the vision.

 

So who are visionary leaders? I read they embody a balance of right brain (intuitive) and left brain (rational) functions. I was curious, am I left or right brained? I tried both of these tests.

 

http://www.intelliscript.net/test_area/questionnaire/questionnaire.cgi

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~studskl/hd/hemispheric_dominance.html

 

The first one said I was left-brain dominant and the second one said right-brain dominant. However the difference between the left and right scores in both tests was only three so I'm thinking I'm somewhere right in the middle. Where do you fall?

 

It turns out no one is totally left-brained or totally right-brained. According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks and the left-side of the brain is more skilled at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking.

 

LEFT (Analytic, Logical)

RIGHT (Intuitive, Holistic)

1. Verbal

1. Visual

2. Responds to word meaning

2. Responds to tone of voice

3. Sequential

3. Random

4. Processes information linearly

4. Processes information in varied order

5. Responds to logic

5. Responds to emotion

6. Plans ahead

6. Impulsive

7. Recalls people's names

7. Recalls people's faces

8. Speaks with few gestures

8. Gestures when speaking

9. Punctual

9. Less punctual

10. Prefers formal study design

10. Prefers sound/music background while studying

11. Prefers bright lights while studying

11. Prefers frequent mobility while studying

 

You can read more about the learning styles of each hemisphere of the brain here. Leaders who understand both styles and have the ability to switch between the two at certain key moments are able to broaden their overall effectiveness.

 

Please join me on April 16 as WICT honors Vivian Chavez, Partner Sales Manager, Comcast, as the 2012 Visionary Leader.  In addition, leadership and the military are practically inseparable and we will have two veterans, Neil Smit, President of Comcast Cable Communic ations and EVP, Comcast Corporation and Tammy Duckworth, Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, speak about their thoughts on effective leadership.

Jennifer Signature 

   

I Am WICT!  

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR WICT GREATER CHICAGO SPONSORS

 

2012 Platinum Sponsor

Comcast Logo 

 

2012 Gold Sponsor

  

 

2012 Silver Sponsor

  

Silver Event Sponsor for Visionary Leadership Breakfast:

 

Bronze Event for Visionary Leadership Breakfast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter from Jennifer Holt, Greater Chicago Chapter President

  

April 2012

 

    

 

In preparation for WICT Greater Chicago's 2nd Annual Visionary Leadership Breakfast on April 16, I've  been researching what it means to lead and be a visionary

 

I've determined the following.

  • Leadership means you inspire and influence people to accomplish goals by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. To be an effective leader, your followers must have trust in you and they need to be sold on your vision.
  • To be visionary is to envision another possibility - or even that there is hope and possibility at all.
  •  

As a result, a visionary leader is effective in manifesting his or her vision because s/he creates innovative strategies, specific, achievable goals, initiates action and enlists the participation of others for actualizing the vision.

 

So who are visionary leaders? I read they embody a balance of right brain (intuitive) and left brain (rational) functions. I was curious, am I left or right brained? I tried both of these tests.

 

http://www.intelliscript.net/test_area/questionnaire/questionnaire.cgi

http://frank.mtsu.edu/~studskl/hd/hemispheric_dominance.html

 

The first one said I was left-brain dominant and the second one said right-brain dominant. However the difference between the left and right scores in both tests was only three so I'm thinking I'm somewhere right in the middle. Where do you fall?

 

It turns out no one is totally left-brained or totally right-brained. According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks and the left-side of the brain is more skilled at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking.

 

LEFT (Analytic, Logical)

RIGHT (Intuitive, Holistic)

1. Verbal

1. Visual

2. Responds to word meaning

2. Responds to tone of voice

3. Sequential

3. Random

4. Processes information linearly

4. Processes information in varied order

5. Responds to logic

5. Responds to emotion

6. Plans ahead

6. Impulsive

7. Recalls people's names

7. Recalls people's faces

8. Speaks with few gestures

8. Gestures when speaking

9. Punctual

9. Less punctual

10. Prefers formal study design

10. Prefers sound/music background while studying

11. Prefers bright lights while studying

11. Prefers frequent mobility while studying

 

You can read more about the learning styles of each hemisphere of the brain here. Leaders who understand both styles and have the ability to switch between the two at certain key moments are able to broaden their overall effectiveness.

 

Please join me on April 16 as WICT honors Vivian Chavez, Partner Sales Manager, Comcast, as the 2012 Visionary Leader.  In addition, leadership and the military are practically inseparable and we will have two veterans, Neil Smit, President of Comcast Cable Communic ations and EVP, Comcast Corporation and Tammy Duckworth, Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, speak about their thoughts on effective leadership.

Jennifer Signature 

   

I Am WICT!  

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR WICT GREATER CHICAGO SPONSORS

 

2012 Platinum Sponsor

Comcast Logo 

 

2012 Gold Sponsor

  

 

2012 Silver Sponsor

  

Silver Event Sponsor for Visionary Leadership Breakfast:

 

Bronze Event for Visionary Leadership Breakfast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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