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Title: FULFILLING PROFESSIONAL LIFE


1
2006 KSEA Regional Young Generation
Forum in Texas - The Coming Wave
Panelists Kun Chee (Casey) Youn, Ph.
D. Esther Yang, Ph. D. Byungkyu (Brian) Park,
Ph. D. Moderator Michael Hyun-Chul Jin, Ph. D.
Drs. Esther Yang, Wonhui Cho, and Sam RyuForum
Co-Chairs
June 10, 2006
2
Global Leadership
Agenda
Introduction Dr. Michael Jin Panelist
Presentation 1. More Fulfilling Professional
Life Dr. Casey Youn 2. Critical Success
Factors in Industry Dr. Esther Yang 3. Academic
Career and Leadership Needs Dr. Brian
Park QA/Discussion Groups
Panelists Summary Dr. Michael
Jin
3
Brainstorming Guideline
  • Prelude
  • - What is leadership?
  • - Why do we need leadership?
  • - Do you want to be a leader? Why?
  • - What do I expect from this panel discussion
    today?
  • - Whom do I meet today?
  • Main Entrée
  • - Is leadership different at different places
    (geography, age, field, etc.)?
  • - What are the characteristics of leadership?
  • - Are there good examples of great leadership?
  • - What are the learning styles of great leaders?
  • - How do these learning styles differ from those
    of others?
  • Global leadership and diversity
  • what are the challenges of working
    across difference?
  • - Am I a leader?
  • Epilogue
  • - What have I learned from this panel discussion?
  • - How does it compare with what I know about
    leadership?
  • - Take-home messages?

4
Kun Chee (Casey) Youn, Ph.D. Founder
president, WEECO International Corporation Ph.
D. Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
5
MORE FULFILLING PROFESSIONAL LIFE
  • A COMMON SENSE APPROACH

6
MY BACKGROUND
  • CAME TO THE STATES AT AGE 17
  • CHEMICAL ENGR. EDUCATION
  • 24 YEARS AT SHELL OIL COMPANY
  • EARLY RETIREMENT WITH A DREAM
  • OPENED AND OPERATED A CAFÉ
  • ENGINEERING CONSULTING COMPANY
  • WEECO INTERNATIONAL CORP.
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • PLANNING A GRADUAL RETIREMENT

7
EMPLOYER VS. EMPLOYEE
8
WORKING AS AN EMPLOYEE VS. AN EMPLOYER
  • IN PRINCIPLE, NO DIFFERENCE
  • EMPLYEE AND EMPLOYER ARE ALL PART OF THE SAME
    TEAM
  • BUT, THERE ARE SOME DIFFERENCES IN REALITY

9
AN OLD MANS PERSPECTIVE
  • DESIRABLE QUALITIES/HABIT
  • VARIOUS LEADERSHIP STYLES
  • STYLE THAT YOU CAN KEEP IMPROVE
  • LESSONS I HAVE LEARNED
  • IT HAS TO MAKE COMMON SENSE

10
DESIRABLE QUALITIES
  • STEPHEN COVEY SEVEN HABITS
  • BE PROACTIVE, KNOW THE BIG PICTURE, THINK
    WIN/WIN, 1ST THINGS FIRST, UNDERSTAND/UNDERSTOOD

11
DESIRABLE QUALITIES
  • SANG DO WINNING A PERSON OVER
  • FIND RIGHT ROLE MODELS
  • GETTING HELP FROM RIGHT PEOPLE
  • FIND THE RIGHT NICHE

12
DESIRABLE HABIT
  • KNOW TO LEAD/FOLLOW/PARTICIPATE
  • KNOW WHEN TO DECIDE/ASK/DISCUSS
  • KNOW WHEN TO SPEAK UP/SHUT UP
  • GET MAXIMUM OUT OF YOUR TEAM
  • QUIT SECOND GUESSING OTHERS
  • BEING ABLE TO MAKE DECISION WITH RISK
  • UNDERSTAND THE PARETO PRINCIPLE VITAL PARTS VS.
    TRIVIAL PARTS, 80-20-5

13
BASIC PREMISE
  • WIN/WIN ENVIRONMENT
  • SAVINGS ACCOUNT THEORY THE MORE YOU SAVE THE
    MORE THERE IS TO WITHDRAW
  • BE YOURSELF FIND THE STYLE YOU CAN CULTIVATE
  • IF THE ENVIRONMENT IS NOT RIGHT FOR YOU WAIT FOR
    AN OPPORTUNITY, SWITCH AND DO NOT LOOK BACK

14
THINGS THAT HAVE HELPED ME
  • SUPPORT OF FAMILY CONFIDENCE
  • FRIENDS CIVILIZED PERSON
  • BECOMING MORE COMFORTABLE WITH COMMUNICATION
    TOASTMASTERS
  • BELIEVING IN A WIN/WIN WORLD
  • LESSONS FROM MY PREVIOUS CAREER

15
VALUABLE LESSONS
  • PLAYING THE GAME OUT IN MY MIND
  • WHEN TO GIVE UP VS. KEEP TRYING
  • NOT BEING AFRAID OF FAILURE/MAKING DECISIONS
  • TRYING TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH MYSELF
  • BELIEVING IN COMMON SENSE

16
RUNNING A BUSINESS
  • FINDING A RIGHT NICHE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CAPTURING OPPORTUNITIES
  • GETTING THE MOST OUT OF STAFF
  • PUTTING TOGETHER A RIGHT TEAM
  • TIMELY DECISION WITH RISK
  • EXISTING CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES ARE THE BEST ONES
  • COMPANY CULTURE ENJOYABLE ENVIRONMENT

17
SUMMARY
  • BUILD YOUR OWN LEADERSHIP STYLE
  • A STYLE THAT YOU CAN KEEP AND IMPROVE
  • CULTIVATE DESIRABLE HABITS AND LESSONS
  • CONSIDER RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS ITS
    WORTHWHILE
  • DONT FORGET COMMON SENSE

18
Q A
19
Esther Yang, Ph. D.
RD Director, Clinical Chemistry, Abbott
LaboratoriesPh.D. Physical Chemistry, Univ. of
Calif. Berkeley
20
Critical Success Factors in Industry
Esther Yang, Ph.D. RD Director, Clinical
Chemistry Abbott Laboratories June 10, 2006
21
Flow
  • My Story
  • Critical Success Factors
  • Personal Journey to Awakening and Awareness
  • Organizational Expectations and Unwritten Rules
  • Mastery of Critical Leadership Skills
  • Lesson Learned
  • Leadership Model
  • Take Away Points

22
My History
23
Abbott
A leading, broad-based global health care company
2005 annual sales 22 billion 60,000 employees
around the world 7,000 scientists Fortune 100
corporation
Abbott Diagnostics 12,000 employees WW 3 billion
in sales
24
My Job
Fully Automated Body Fluid Testing System
  • New Product Development
  • Product Improvements
  • Supplier Management
  • Interface with Customers
  • Budget
  • People Development
  • Long Term Strategy Dev.

Cancer Cardiac Endocrine Hepatitis HIV Drugs M
etabolites
200 million in Sales
25
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Personal Journey to Awakening and Awareness
Mentoring
Interdependent
Independent
Easy to get stuck here.
Dependent
27
Critical Success Factors Unwritten Rules
Leadership Be Inspirational Make Difficult
Decisions Empower People
Personal Integrity
Influence Management Know the Customer
Requirements Get Superior Results through
People Manage Risk-Benefit Outcome
Core Values
Basics Problem Solver Adaptable Effective
Communicator
28
What Does Success Look Like?
Positive Influence to Others
29
Lessons Learned
  • Learn to leverage the people early in your
    career. Dont get stuck at the Independent
    stage.
  • Broaden your experience with an Open Mind.
    This will get you ready for the next step and
    Different Career Options.
  • Communicate effectively through clear expectation
    setting.
  • Identify mentors and develop Soft Skills early.
  • Seek 360 feedback and identify potential
    derailment factors.

Perception Reality / Expectations
30
Leadership Model Yang Version
31
Take Away Messages
  • Do you know where you are going?
  • What stage of personal growth are you at?
  • What leadership competency gaps do you see?
  • What steps can you take as you leave here today?

32
Q A
33
Byungkyu Brian Park, Ph. D.
  • Assistant Professor Civil Engineering,
    University of Virginia
  • Ph. D. Civil Engineering, Texas
    AM University

34
Academic Career and Leadership Needsaspect of a
junior professor
  • Byungkyu Brian Park
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Virginia
  • KSEA-SW Regional YGTLC
  • June 10, 2006
  • Dallas, Texas

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Academic Faculty
  • Wow
  • Im a mini Boss
  • Flexible schedule, esp. summer
  • Job security after tenure
  • Sabbatical opportunity
  • Getting good respect
  • Nah
  • Tenure evaluation
  • Pressure on unforced publications
  • Securing research funds
  • Need more than 8 to 5 work hours
  • Salaried person

37
Focus Areas of Academic Faculty
  • Teaching
  • Advising
  • Research
  • Services

38
Teaching
  • 2 3 courses per academic year
  • Required work
  • Prepare lectures, prepare grade homework and
    exams, engage QA with students
  • Challenges
  • Students learning
  • Course material (text book, contents, practical
    application via class project, etc.)
  • Teaching evaluations

39
Advising
  • Number of Advisees
  • 15 20 undergraduate students per academic year
  • 5 6 MS and Ph.D. students
  • 01 Post Doctoral Research Associate
  • Required Work
  • Review students research work and provide
    directions
  • Challenges
  • Some want to be spoon-fed (not taking initiative)
  • Continue to study on new research areas
  • Remembering undergraduate students names

40
Research
  • Writing proposals
  • In average less than 30 of proposals are funded
  • NSF, US DOT, FHWA, State DOT, etc.
  • Publishing papers
  • Journal (20 40 rate) / Conference (60 70
    rate)
  • Challenges
  • Be an absolute leader in his/her research area
  • Innovative thinking, excellent communication
    skills in both oral and written, etc.

41
Services
  • School department
  • Chair re-appointment / open house / Advisor for
    student association (ASCE)
  • Professional societies
  • Committee membership, Subcommittee chair, Journal
    editorial board, newsletter editor, etc.
  • Conducting workshops and attending conferences
  • Public
  • KSEA activities (YG committee, YGTLC, UKC, etc.)
  • KOTAA (President)

42
Services (contd)
  • Challenges
  • Needs LEADERSHIP as committee chair, conference
    program chair, etc.
  • Significant TIME commitments

43
Do I need to be a Leader?
  • Absolutely! I need to be a leader to advisees,
    students in the class, groups in professional
    research societies including conferences,
    workshops, committees, and public organizations
  • To be a successful professor, I shall demonstrate
    leadership in every aspect of what I am doing

44
What are leader leadership?
  • search returns
  • 676,000,000 for leader
  • 42,300,000 for leader definition
  • 862,000,000 for leadership
  • 46,500,000 for leadership definition

Great Leaders are MADE, not born. Author
unknown
45
A Leader
  • Sets direction, gives guidance, and motivates
    people to accomplish
  • Guides the group during times of storm
  • Knows what they want, why they want it, and how
    to communicate to others what they want
  • Recognizes and praises good work, gives credit to
    others, makes everyone feel important

46
Building Blocks of Leadership
Influence
People
Priorities
Vision
Integrity
Self-discipline
Change
47
What is leadership?
  • Influence
  • Leadership is the ability to obtain followers.
  • James Georges, Par Training Corporation,
  • in Executive Communications Magazine

48
The key to leadership
  • Priorities
  • Success is the progressive realization of a
    predetermined goal.

49
The Prime Ingredient
  • Integrity
  • The first key to greatness, is to be in reality
    what we appear to be. Socrates

50
The ultimate test of Leadership
  • Change
  • If you want to lead, you must changeif you
    want to continue to lead, you must continue to
    change.
  • Howard Hendricks

51
The leaders greatest asset
  • People
  • No man will make a great leader who wants to do
    it all himself, or to get credit for doing it.
    Andrew Carnegie
  • Its amazing what you can get accomplished when
    you dont care who gets the credit. Harry
    Truman

52
The indispensable quality
  • Vision
  • Where there is no vision, the people perish
    (Proverbs 2819)

53
The price of leadership
  • Self-discipline
  • If leaders are to be successful, they must
    first lead themselves.
  • John Maxwell

54
Concluding Remarks
  • Leadership is definitely required for an academic
    professor
  • Leadership is a key to success survival
  • Remember SEVEN ingredients

55
Q A
56
Group/Panel Discussion
  • Discuss any topic that each group chooses
  • (Brainstorming guildline may help.)
  • Bring up discussion items for groups/panel
  • Have fun

57
Summary
  • What has been discussed?
  • What have we learn today?
  • Where do we go from here?
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