Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Learning to become better leaders from one another

Sometimes the best kind of leadership training comes from sitting around with our peers, sharing our personal trials and tribulations, and learning how to become better leaders from one another.

Last Thursday (4/8) at the architecture firm Mithun, Professional Development Chair Hang Chen lead a roundtable discussion on lessons learned from leading and working with volunteer-based organizations, such as the South Puget Sound Chapter of the Boeing Asian American Professional Association (BAAPA) and NAAAP-Seattle.

With the roundtable format, the 20 some participants shared ideas on effective communication, personal branding, authenticity, inspiring others, and mentoring.

Ki Kim, past NAAAP-Seattle president, stressed the value of consistency in leading others while delivering results.

Lora Lee, vice president of The Fearey Group, discussed the role of accountability and following through on one's commitments.

She also appreciated the format of this professional development event.

“It was a great way to connect with other professionals and share our experiences in an informal setting,” said Lee. “I’m looking forward to attending other NAAAP-Seattle events in the future.”

For questions about this and future NAAAP-Seattle Professional Development activities, please contact Hang Chen at Coming up is a special “Speak to Persuade” with renown speaking coach Vanna Novak on April 23, 6-9pm.

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