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Notice that I do not say think about it, consider it or volunteer others. I strongly believe that what I have to say to you in the next few paragraphs will convince you, a member of our chapter, that you will be making a regrettable decision in your professional career if you do not recognize the importance of this direct invitation to be a candidate in our chapter’s election.
When I make a statement like this I have to bring in heavy artillery in the form of relevant ideas from influential people. I have done so in the name of Mr. Rajesh Setty, the author of a widely circulated article, entitled 25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself. Setty answers the question of why you should distinguish yourself.
Although you should read his explanation directly, in brief, he is saying that you must avoid being viewed as a commodity in a world of increasing competition for salary, position and opportunity. This well describes the current world of systems engineering at least in our chapter’s area.Mr. Setty then gets to the heart of what you must do to be a professional success. Included in his 25 ways are four that apply directly to the Chesapeake Chapter experience. The four points are:
#10 Pursue the Right Memberships
I will briefly expand only on Leading a Volunteer Effort because that is where we are focused in electing leadership. Quoting from Mr Setty:
#20 lead a volunteer effort
More helpfully, please call me first because I am working on distinguishing myself by organizing a successful slate of candidates. George.Anderson@incose.org or (410) 206-8285.
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