As an officer, it is our duty to be the leader that allows our organization excel. In DECA, when elected, we are given the trust that we will accomplish everything promised and more. With the responsibility in your hands, I offer you a few tips that should be kept in mind through out your term:
• Delegate your work
Being an officer isn’t always about taking on all the tasks by yourself, but being able to delegate your work to your peers. It is much less time consuming and more efficient to allow more people to help complete your tasks rather than take it all on alone. Although you have delegated your work to others, keep in mind that the work was assigned to you and ultimately, the result is reflected back at you.
• Stay organized
It is much easier to complete your work, when you can find it! Being organized will help relieve stress when given multiple tasks to do. Staying organized means that you are on top of things and ready to do your work. This quality will result in tasks being completed with a smoothly and in a timely manner.
• Be professional
It is important to remember that as an officer, your peers trusted you with this higher position. To be a great officer, you must be responsible and willing to take on anything that will help the club. You should enjoy this time and be happy that you have this position, but also be professional at the same time.
• Make it count
You only have 1 year, 1 term, to be an officer. Remember to plan your goals and promises and follow through with them. When looking back at your time as an officer, you want to be able to be happy and without any regrets. You have received a great honor from your peers, congratulations!