Jul 21, 2018

Acceptance Speech of Ms. Tess Francisco-Floedl, New LEAP Chairman of 2018

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Honored guests, fellow members …, good evening.

The time has come for me to lead the journey of the League of Executive Assistants of the Philippines, Inc. I stand before you now to humbly accept the position of Chairman which you entrusted in me. I accept this position with excitement, enthusiasm and I admit a bit of fear because to lead this successful organization is not all fanfare but it requires intellectual insight, physical stamina, emotional balance and the ability to put various things together in the right perspective. However, I believe that with the support of my Board of Directors, our members and my Executive, I will be able to fulfill the role in flying colors.

As one of the founding members and being a Member of the Board of Director for five years since the inception of this association, I have seen how the association grew superbly as it was led by excellent leaders. I commend the success of our previous Chairman’s Jinky Aguinaldo, Frances Peria, Ching Bognot, Tintin Cobreros and Joji Domantay. Some of you are the key why I am here right now and I thank you for the trust and belief in my capability.

To all the members I am grateful for the honor, confidence and trust vested in me to lead our association. I also would like to thank you for your tireless dedication and efforts to put LEAP where it is now and to continuously do so towards the achievement of our goals. I am here to be of service to you.

To our executives, our deep appreciation for your endless support which we will return by ensuring excellent performance and be a valued partner in our respective companies and organization.

After the current theme "LEAP Transformation: Bolder, Brighter, and Broader", now, we are all inspired and prepared, there's no other way for us but to accelerate with aggressiveness, passion and intense desire towards achieving a higher point of success.

After thorough consideration, your Board of Directors moved to a new theme this year: Blazing towards the Pinnacle: Inspired and Prepared.

My leading the association this year will be anchored on the four pillars of leadership.

First, Relationship Building

Let us develop a much closer relationship and cooperation among our members, everyone must be involved. Leaders are to mentor the younger breed of admin professionals. Let us strenghten our cooperation and partnership with universities, our respective companies and our sponsors. Let us be on the look-out for a mutually beneficial partnership with other organizations which are relevant to us. Let us forge relationship with our community through our organized activities. Let us see to it that we have an inclusive growth.

Second, Change Embracer

Let us embrace change whenever necessary in the way we conduct our business. Let us embrace change to grow and broaden our expertise. We have to thrive in the fast growing changes in technology and business in order to stay relevant in our profession and to be a real contribution to the companies where we belong.

Third, Talent Development

Let us Continue to develop new leaders within the association, continue developing younger generations of admin professionals, continue to develop our own skills and talents through our trainings and seminars. Admin professionals should stay significant.

Last but not the least, Strategic Thinking

Let us plan all our endeavors strategically to achieve outstanding success.

Admin Professionals are important and valuable partner in every company which is the lifeline of our economy. Let us grow and develop to continuously keep that role. Let us make LEAP the image of grandeur of the Admin Profession.

I would like to congratulate my fellow members of the Board and Committee Chairs. Hand in hand let us work together to bring LEAP to its pinnacle of success.
I call on the support of all fellow members. Each and every one of us have a vital role in every accomplishment of LEAP.

Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.” With this in mind I am looking forward to working together with all of you. In God’s grace may we have another successful year of accomplishing the mission and vision of LEAP.

A wonderful evening to everyone.

Thank you very much.

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