Join us for WICA’s first event of 2015! This year’s WICA So. Cal. Golf Tournament will be held at the Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, California. The tournament will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 with a shotgun start at 11:00am. The cost is $125 per person for members and $175 per person for non-members. The registration fee includes course and cart fees as well as lunch and attendance at the tournament’s awards reception. Additionally, WICA is offering hole sponsorships for $200 per hole for members and $250 per hole for non-members. Don’t delay, the registration deadline is Friday, January 23, 2015. Register online here or download the joint registration/sponsor form here._READ_MORE
Sign up to be a WICA Annual Sponsor today. WICA Annual Sponsors get additional association-wide exposure for their company including: your company name on a sponsorship signs and verbal recognition at events, your logo on the WICA website, monthly recognition in the eNews and more. The different levels of sponsorship are as follows:
PLATINUM | $2300 - includes two $500 convention sponsorships, one $300 convention sponsorship, and four golf hole sponsorships
GOLD | $1600 - includes one $500 convention sponsorship, one $300 convention sponsorship, and three golf hole sponsorships
SILVER | $1125 - includes one $500 convention sponsorship and two golf hole sponsorships
To register to become a 2015 Annual Sponsor online click here or download the registration form here. Act now, the registration deadline is January 12, 2015.
The WICA/WSC Labor-Management Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Riviera in Palm Springs, California. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Business Managers’ WSC Meeting. More details regarding the meeting will be released in the coming months, but mark your calendars now to join the leaders of the industry in Palm Springs in March._READ_MORE
WICA has released the calendar for 2015 events. Please take the time to mark your calendars now and plan to meet us at each of our association events this year! More information about each of these events will be made available throughout the upcoming year.
WICA So. Cal. Golf Tournament
Monday, February 2, 2015
11:00am Shotgun Start
Oak Creek Golf Club
WICA/WSC Labor-Management Meeting
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Riviera Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
WICA Nor. Cal. Golf Tournament
Monday, May 18, 2015
12:00pm Shotgun Start
Chardonnay Golf Club
WICA PacNW Golf Tournament
Friday, July 10, 2015
7:30am Shotgun Start
Washington National Golf Club
WICA Fishing Derby
WICA Annual Convention
September 20-22, 2015
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino
Incline Village, NV
How often have you heard the comment, “He or she is a born leader?” There are certain characteristics found in some people that seem to naturally put them in a position where they’re looked up to as a leader.
Whether in fact a person is born a leader or develops skills and abilities to become a leader is open for debate. There are some clear characteristics that are found in good leaders. These qualities can be developed or may be naturally part of their personality. Let us explore them further.
Seven Personal Qualities Found In A Good Leader:
1. A good leader has an exemplary character. It is of utmost importance that a leader is trustworthy to lead others. A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live their life with honestly and integrity. A good leader “walks the talk” and in doing so earns the right to have responsibility for others. True authority is born from respect for the good character and trustworthiness of the person who leads.
2. A good leader is enthusiastic about their work or cause and also about their role as leader. People will respond more openly to a person of passion and dedication. Leaders need to be able to be a source of inspiration, and be a motivator towards the required action or cause. Although the responsibilities and roles of a leader may be different, the leader needs to be seen to be part of the team working towards the goal. This kind of leader will not be afraid to roll up their sleeves and get dirty.
3. A good leader is confident. In order to lead and set direction a leader needs to appear confident as a person and in the leadership role. Such a person inspires confidence in others and draws out the trust and best efforts of the team to complete the task well. A leader who conveys confidence towards the proposed objective inspires the best effort from team members.
4. A leader also needs to function in an orderly and purposeful manner in situations of uncertainty. People look to the leader during times of uncertainty and unfamiliarity and find reassurance and security when the leader portrays confidence and a positive demeanor.
5. Good leaders are tolerant of ambiguity and remain calm, composed and steadfast to the main purpose. Storms, emotions, and crises come and go and a good leader takes these as part of the journey and keeps a cool head.
6. A good leader as well as keeping the main goal in focus is able to think analytically. Not only does a good leader view a situation as a whole, but is able to break it down into sub parts for closer inspection. Not only is the goal in view but a good leader can break it down into manageable steps and make progress towards it.
7. A good leader is committed to excellence. Second best does not lead to success. The good leader not only maintains high standards, but also is proactive in raising the bar in order to achieve excellence in all areas.
These seven personal characteristics are foundational to good leadership. Some characteristics may be more naturally present in the personality of a leader. However, each of these characteristics can also be developed and strengthened. A good leader whether they naturally possess these qualities or not, will be diligent to consistently develop and strengthen them in their leadership role.