It’s never too early to learn about and start to hone leadership skills. That’s because leadership isn’t about having the big title, office, and salary, but about the ability to influence others to achieve organizational goals. That means leading oneself, “leading up” to your boss and leading one’s peers.
Join the #PRStudChat Twitter discussion on Thursday, June 13th at 12:00 p.m. ET to take a deep dive into the differences between managing and leading. Our special guest and co-host, Ken Jacobs (@KensViews), ACC, CPC, who is the CEO of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching, will lead the discussion on how to make the jump from student to practitioner and from manager to leader. Our community will also learn the importance of observing the leaders in an organization (regardless of their titles).
Some of the topics/questions Ken and the #PRStudChat community will answer include:
1. What’s your definition of leadership?
2. What’s the difference between management and leadership?
3. What’s the best way to lead up to my boss?
4. Why do some managers get promoted to positions of leadership before they’re ready?
5. Does one not get to lead until one has a senior title?
6. How early can I start to hone my leadership skills?
7. What are some important first steps I can take to hone those skills?
8. Who are some people you’ve seen in your career who were leaders early on in theirs?
9. How can leaders communicate more effectively through social media?
10. What do you know about leadership now that you wish you had known early in your career?
Get ready for a fast-paced #PRStudChat discussion on Thursday, June 13th with actionable tips and advice for successful PR leadership and career growth. #PRStudChat
About Ken Jacobs
Ken Jacobs, ACC, CPC, an experienced consultant, and certified coach, is the principal of Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching. For 10 years, his firm has helped agencies grow and manage a business, improve client service and relationships, and enhance staff performance. It does so via consulting and training. In addition, through his executive coaching, he has helped leaders from C-suite executives to managers, achieve and surpass their goals. Jacobs holds Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is accredited as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner and a COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist (CLDS) by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).
It began with a simple question asked by Angela Hernandez, then President of PRSSA at Central Michigan University (CMU). “Is PR Right for me?” A follow-up blog post by Communication Strategist Deirdre Breakenridge inspired a series of direct messages on Twitter between Breakenridge and fellow PR industry pro, Valerie Simon. This was an important question and one that should be explored beyond one student or one blog post. Why not build a community to help students across the country, and even the globe, learn from the experience and perspective of industry professionals … A community where everyone can learn and grow together.
About Spin Sucks
Spin Sucks was started in September 2006 by Gini Dietrich, the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. Its mission? To change the perception or PR. What started as a simple blog, soon became a movement. Spin Sucks is the number one PR blog in the world, the go-to resource for PR professionals to learn new strategies and tactics, to share and receive expert advice. It’s also the place where people have fun discussions, brainstorm, ask for help, and make new friends.