Category Archives: Friday (7:15-8:30)

Boss Whispering: Helping Abrasive Leaders become Great Leaders

By: Warren H. Phillips, Ph.D.
Warren PhillipsThis workshop helps attendees understand the motivation behind the behavior of abrasive leaders and team members in the workplace. It also presents a model for transforming abrasive behavior in ways that enhance leaders’ interpersonal effectiveness. Transforming abrasive leaders into effective leaders increases productivity, commitment, and engagement in their co-workers and team members, thereby increasing profit and decreasing risk for the organization.

 

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Identify the characteristics of an abrasive leader/team member
  • Understand the risks posed to an organization by abrasive leaders
  • Understand the motivation underlying the behavior of abrasive leaders
  • Know the necessary steps an employer must take with abrasive leaders
  • Identify the benefits of using a specialized consultant to help abrasive leaders become effective leaders
  • Understand the 4 steps of intervention that a specialized leadership consultant must take to help abrasive leaders transform into effective leaders

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Posted in 2017 Speakers, Friday (7:15-8:30)

Fuel Employees for Top Performance

By: Jason Kiesau
Jason KiesauPeople are like high performing vehicles. The wrong fuel will lead to poor performance and breakdowns. The right fuel will efficiently produce top performers. 40 years of research suggest that our observable behavior can be described in one of four ways that, when understood, give leaders the insight to fuel their people properly leading to less breakdowns and more top performance.

 

 

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Understand your individual social style
  • Identify how to best fuel other team members for improved productivity
  • Improve relationship building skills

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Posted in 2017 Speakers, Friday (7:15-8:30)

Bring Your Team Together with F.O.C.U.S.

By: Warren R. Jacobs
Warren JacobsThe best work teams are diverse—pulling together people with different personalities, expertise and backgrounds. This can lead to break downs, with each person approaching objectives from a different perspective, and with it almost certainly comes conflict. That conflict can either spark innovation … or light the fuse that causes a team to explode. Your employees’ ability to collaborate—to be flexible, observe, connect, understand, and explore solutions, will allow them to tactfully and maturely resolve conflict. This practical workshop introduces a high-level communication tool that is most valuable for collaboration.

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Discuss the importance of the free exchange of ideas and solutions.
  • Find out how to build relationships and support a collaborative physical and social environment.
  • Utilize a communication tool, F.O.C.U.S for collaborating in difficult situations.
  • Identify how to share and communicate in a way that motivates, inspires and sets up a win-win situation for the team.
  • Make confrontation more effective and keep conflict from escalating by effectively managing situations.

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Posted in 2017 Speakers, Friday (7:15-8:30)

Innovative Onboarding

By: Mike Henke
Mike HenkeHaving a strong Onboarding program will not only form a great first impression but can increase retention and help employees be productive sooner! Hear how to spice up your orientation process, improve the initial training an employee receives and quickly build engagement with your organization, even though their phone is still ringing from other organizations where they applied!

 

 

 

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Increase retention through a more effective orientation process.
  • Empower employees to participate in the training of new hires.
  • Increase productivity of new hires with a detailed training plan.

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Posted in 2017 Speakers, Friday (7:15-8:30)

ROAR: Taking Unbiased Communication from Politically Correct to Consciously Collaborative

By: Karris Golden
Karris GoldenAn unbiased workplace is open, honest and fully inclusive. Employees feel supported, nurtured and appreciated for who they are and what they do. Everyone is accountable—and empowered. Organizational communication sets the tone, through verbal and nonverbal cues. A communication plan that consciously acknowledges and celebrates various types of differences can foster trust and drive collaboration. This session will give you the tools to evaluate your organization and draft a plan to enable your staff to share the best of their gifts, talents and themselves.

Objectives of this presentation include:

  • Share best practices for open, unbiased communication
  • Dispel myths about unbiased communication, diversity and inclusion
  • Share tools, goals and tips for creating communication plans

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Posted in 2017 Speakers, Friday (7:15-8:30)