Keynote Speech: Inspiring leaders

“Inspiring Leaders”,

Teresa Dukes DTM (see biography)
Immediate Past International Director for Region 11

We all have a part to play in empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. I believe that an effective leader is :

  • one who has knowledge and understanding of the different leadership types and methodologies;
  • one who can learn how others work and adapt their own style to accommodate this; and
  • one who encourages participation, teamwork, and inclusivity throughout their tenure.

Let’s explore five qualities of an effective leader. By identifying a few qualities of an effective leader this means we can easily identify members who have the potential to be our future leaders.

  • When was the last time you encouraged someone to take a leap?
  • When will be your next time?
  • Who will you be tapping on the shoulder today?