Friday, Jun. 4, 2010
Jim will explore the current economic conditions and how these times have impacted trust and employee engagement. As surprising as it may sound, in these challenging and difficult times we are likely to see some of the most extraordinary leadership we've seen in decades. Leaders, it turns out, don’t do their best when they're maintaining the status quo or when they feel comfortable. They do their best when faced with adversity, crisis, setbacks, and great difficulty. Challenge is the opportunity for greatness.
This is just one of the "enduring leadership truths" that emerges from an examination of over 25 years of leadership research. At times like these, it's critically important to remind ourselves of what the evidence tells about how leaders get extraordinary things done. It's essential to ground what we do in what is proven and what is real.
Thursday, May. 13, 2010
Based on the principles of Susan Scott’s book, Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time, Deli’s session will give you a robust introduction of foundational ideas and principles that change the way we connect with each other, alter our perceptions of what it means to lead, and become the behavior that propels individuals and teams toward success.
Understand the impact of igniting conversations that:
- Interrogate reality
- Provoke learning
- Tackle tough challenges
- Enrich relationships
Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2010
With all the talk about employee engagement, what does it really look like and why is an important concept for leaders to understand. The relationship between well being and engagement will also be examined. Participants will asses their own level of engagement relative to their position at SCU. They will also learn ways to improve their employees’ engagement with their supervisors, colleagues and SCU.
Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2010
Can you, personally, become more effective as a leader when you have less time, resources, and energy? Using Kouzes and Posner’s Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, we’ll explore this topic to help you learn how to change the pace of your effectiveness as a leader. A spectrum of trends continues to impact how we manage our time, priorities, attention and outcomes as leaders. We talk about productivity and quantify it often. But does productivity always give us more as leaders? In what ways does it make us more and less effective? As leaders, there’s always going to be more to do and not enough time to do it. LJ will help you:
- Clarify aspects of productivity that are helping and hindering you as a leader
- Broaden your notion of productivity to one of effectiveness
- Get clearer on the things you can influence and the things you can’t
- Start thinking outcome, not output as a leader
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010
Pat will explore the power of teams and how leaders and members can help the team function at its' best. He will also offer some observations and suggestions for being successful when your organization suffers from infighting and misalignment.