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									Rotary Club President as CEO

    Presented by:

     Ken Solow
You Are Entering a Rotary “No
         Spin” Zone




   Our only goal is to best prepare you
    for your Rotary Presidency.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
SPECIAL CORE
COMPETENCIES TEST (2007-2008
Version)

This special ten (10) hour two (2) day exam is given
each year to all Rotary Club President-Elects. The
comprehensive President-Elect exam measures
Presidential abilities in all aspects of Rotary
Leadership and Management skills.

This test demonstrates high levels of face validity, inter-rater reliability,
and is statistically significant at the P>.01% levels. The latest (2006-
2007) pass/fail ratio was 46.7.
 Rotary Club President as CEO
        (Three skills for a successful
              Presidency!)
1. Be a positive force for change in your
   Club.
2. Find, motivate, and teach the right
   people
3. Define your Club’s goals and
   objectives, set your priorities (short
   and long-term thinking)
 What are your Club member’s
 hopes and aspirations for you?
Based on a Ken Solow survey of 0 Club members. Tracking
                    error of 100%.

  Don’t screw up the
   Club.
  Don’t screw up the
   Club’s programs.
  Don’t embarrass us in
   front of the community.
How can you best meet your
 Club’s expectations of you?


DO NOTHING!!
                    The Baltimore Sun
July 2, 2009                                                   Special Edition




       SHOCK & AWE
                                                   Inside: Special section on
  Dazed 7620 Rotarians Wandering the Streets
                                                   terrible aftermath.
                                                   U.S. President to address
New District Governor Frey “No Comment”
                                                   Joint Session of Congress
From Wire Reports                                  today.

  District 7620 – Eye Witnesses are reporting today that dazed and
   stunned Rotary District 7620 Club Officers and Lane Directors are wandering
   aimlessly through the streets after encountering the overwhelming force and
  vision of their new Club Presidents. Medical personnel are overwhelmed by
  the sheer number and severity of the cases they are treating. “It was horrible,”
  said one Lane Director while being treated for shock…..
 Please rank the following in order
          of importance:

 Rotary



 Career



 Family
 The forces of darkness and evil will
oppose you with their most terrible
             weapon:

                   “We   can’t ask
                    people to do
                    that because
                    this is a
                    volunteer
                    organization.”
    Ken Solow points to ponder:

 Are you planning on leaving your
  Rotary Club after your presidential
  year?
 You will never have more influence in
  your Club to effect positive change
  than your presidential year.
      Doing the math: Out of 30
        Rotarians in any Club:

   How   many   will have good intentions?
   How   many   will return your phone calls?
   How   many   will accomplish a task?
   How   many   are good managers/delegators?
   How   many   could be your “go to” guys or gals?
           Build Your Organization Step 1:

      Find Your Go-To People
   2-4 people you trust implicitly
   Who won’t let you down
   Who will honestly tell you what you are
    doing right and wrong
   People you can vent to
   Who you can have a beer with (iced
    tea) and “just talk Rotary.”
The Club President/CEO’s Unique Role:
Manage Your Managers
                    Inspire

                    Motivate

                    Listen

                    Direct

                    Advise
10 Rules for the Proper Care and
  Feeding of Rotary Club Lane
            Directors
Rule #3: Lane Directors (Committee
 chairs) Should Be Experts in their
                Lane
   There is a lot to learn
    about Rotary.
   Committee Chairs should
    know their craft.
   Know where to find the
    resources to get help, i.e.
    R.I., District, Club, other
    Clubs.
    Rule #4: Have a Written Agenda .

   Organize their
    thoughts.
   Crystallize their
    vision.
   Easier to
    communicate to
    others.
   If it isn’t in writing,
    it doesn’t count.
Rule #5: Recruit. Recruit.
     Recruit. Recruit.

                Be enthusiastic –
                 members will want to
                 join.
                Not done in Club
                 Assemblies or by e-
                 mail.
                Be able to articulate
                 plans for the year.
               Rule #6: Delegate!
   Be an excellent
    manager.
   Let other Rotarians
    share the joy.
   Be a “Type A- or, better
    yet, a B+.”
   We know they can do it
    better than anybody
    else.
Rule #7: Think outside of the
           box.
                Try something
                 different.
                Be creative and
                 innovative.
                Steal ideas from other
                 Clubs.
                A good idea will live
                 forever in your Club.
Rule #8: Train Their Successor.
   No possibility of strategic
    success without continuity
    of management.
   If they recruit and
    delegate, successor
    management becomes
    obvious.
   More members equals
    more choices.
Rule #9: Meet Regularly With Your
Club Officers.
                 Share “war stories.”
                 Brainstorm about what is
                  working and what isn’t.
                 Focus on discussing Club
                  talent.
                 Make sure the Club is not
                  confused by the different
                  Lane priorities.
Skill #3   Define Goals & Objectives,
              Set Priorities

   You will have all of the
    “normal” planning
    challenges:
   Membership
   Meetings
   Fun
   Fundraising
   Foundation
…& Then You Have to Plan for the
         Big Surprise

                   Each year RI has a
                    new international
                    “theme.”
                   Paul Frey will be
                    sharing it with you
                    AFTER you’ve made
                    your plan.
                   Know its coming!
      Some Unexpected Good
            News….

   You already have the
    beginnings of your
    plan. (Hint: “What is
    the one thing you
    most want to improve
    about your club &
    your community.”
        THE GOOD NEWS!
           Ken Solow opinion #416


   You have 7 months to:
   Choose your people
   Evaluate your Club
   Craft your plan
   Become the Club’s CEO
         SOME BAD NEWS!
      (Ken Solow opinion #642)
   Rotary’s greatest weakness is the
    decentralized management of it’s
    Clubs. Club Presidents spend
    little time creating strategic plans,
    building their organization, finding
    and motivating people, and
    spreading our message to the
    community. Each Club has the
    complete freedom to fail.
      The BEST NEWS OF ALL!
       (Ken Solow opinion #643)
   Rotary’s greatest strength is the
    decentralized management of its
    Clubs. There are virtually no
    corporate barriers to any one Club’s
    desire, determination, vision,
    imagination, and willingness to serve
    their community. Each Club has the
    complete freedom to succeed!
  From Lee Ann Womack….


“If you have the
 choice to sit it out or
 dance….I hope you
 dance.”
Membership/Meetings/Retention
   The Meeting
Is A Show
•Scripted agenda
•Dynamic
•Entertaining
•Enjoyable for ALL
•Informative for ALL
•Welcoming for ALL
      Entrance
•Where is the meeting?
•Clear signs
•Welcoming atmosphere
•Greeters
•Instructions
          Image
•Is the atmosphere warm?
•Do members welcome strangers?
•Backs or fronts?
         Meeting
        Dynamics
•Speaking in code
•Explanations of programs
•Visitors talk
•Limit presentations
•Keep it lively
       Sergeants
•Fun!
•Varied
•Effective
•Use the money for some purpose
•Make it Interesting!
•Happy/Sad Bucks
          Speaker
•Informative programs
•It’s a lot of work
•Theme months
•Clear instructions
•Make it Interesting!
  Out of the Box!
• Daily joke
• Daily toast
• Daily thought
• Make each
  meeting an event

								
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