Posts tagged ‘Leadership’

June 1, 2012

Update: A Look From Within The CMA Program

by Scott Roehl

Back at the beginning of the year (January 9, 2012 to be exact), I wrote a post that introduced three individuals who are currently at different stages in completing their CMA designation. With summer quickly approaching, it is a good time to check back with them for an update.

  • Adrian Ong (CMA Student – 18 Month Accelerated Program)
    “Hard work, diligence and self-discipline remain to be the basic components of effective learning. Make sure to have done all the assignments before attending classes. As much as possible attend real time webinars and participate actively in discussions.”
  • Jarrod Falk (CMA Candidate, Year 2 – Strategic Leadership Program)
    “Be an active participant throughout your SLP experience. Push yourself in the interactive sessions. Your moderators and classmates are an incredible resource at your disposal. Engage them and learn from them to make yourself a better student, employee and person.The road ahead of you may seem long but the things you will learn will enrich your career for your entire life. Don’t forget to take some time, step back, and appreciate the incredible journey you are on.”
  • Jennifer Lee (CMA Candidate – CMA Executive Program)
    “Leadership is multi-faceted, requiring an ability to maintain a strategic focus while simultaneously communicating that vision in a manner to which all can relate. Incorporating strategic governance, ethics, risk and performance, leadership also requires a strong understanding of team dynamics and the motivating factors that compel personnel to achieve organizational goals.”

Click here to read a Question & Answer interview with each participant.

June 29, 2011

Leadership and the 4 new Ps

by Scott Roehl

If you come from a marketing background like myself or you have sat through an introductory course on marketing, then the 4 P’s ingrained in you are linked to the marketing mix elements of Product, Price, Place and Promotion.

Amidst all of the excitement over the last few weeks with the announcement of NHL Hockey returning to Winnipeg this fall (Go Jets Go!), 4 new P’s emerged that are worthy of consideration for future business leaders. Stated in a June 6, 2011 Winnipeg Free Press article, NHL League Commissioner Gary Bettman referenced Mark Chipman’s “Patience, Perseverance, Professionalism and Persistence.” Now those are some worthy 4 P’s to follow!

While these 4 new P’s certainly apply to Mark Chipman’s and True North Sports & Entertainment’s long-term vision and approach to landing an NHL team, they are very much relevant in application for any developing leader. As a student, it can be hard to envision where exactly you want to go or how you are going to get there. To update an analogy that helped shape the original marketing 4 P’s, following this recipe of the “new 4 P ingredients” can really go a long way to helping you accomplish whatever goals are set out.