Webinars & Workshops
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 Management & Leadership
9:00 AM
Why Medium-Term Planning Works
One phrase rarely uttered among C-suites is “the medium-term.” Executives commonly discuss the past, which is a company’s history; the short-term, which is typically the next quarter; and the long-term, which is a five-year plan with vision and dreams.
While managers focus on short-term results and leaders evangelize about the long-term future, the medium-term is all but forgotten. Yet moving from the short-term to the long-term requires successfully negotiating the medium-term. The medium-term is where companies are shaped.
On February 21, 2018, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Dominic Houlder and Nandu Nandkishore of the London Business School will describe why the medium-term—of six or nine or eighteen months—is so critical to a company’s success.
They will examine: ..... Why the medium-term is so often overlooked and ignored ..... The problems that arise when failing to focus on the medium-term ..... Why the private equity industry and family-run businesses thrive by focusing on the medium-term.
Houlder and Nandkishore will make the case for why the medium-term is so important and will share examples of where focusing on the medium-term made all the difference.
If your company has a clear long-term vision and managers who have laser focus on achieving next quarter’s results but is lacking a medium-term plan, join Dominic Houlder, Nandu Nandkishore, and HBR on February 21, 2018.
10:00 AM
Developing Innovative Leaders: The 5 Essential Skills
In a knowledge economy, innovation is critical to drive growth, new products, and new methods of delivering value to customers. According to PwC’s 2015 study on Global Innovation, U.S. companies spend $145 billion dollars in-country on R&D each year. Yet, despite its importance, innovation is a difficult quality to identify and cultivate both in leaders and in organizations. In Conference Board’s 2015 CEO Challenge study, 943 CEOs ranked “human capital” and “innovation” as their top two long-term challenges to driving business growth. This is a key talent challenge for most organizations, and a talent gap that needs to be closed – starting from the top.
In this comprehensive online training, participants will learn practical strategies to develop innovative leadership skills and drive innovative mindsets and behaviors within their teams. is a competency, and much like other competencies, it can be built. Participants will develop a keen understanding of these competencies, along with strategies and the steps to develop innovation skills and how to scale innovation at their organization.
During this program, participants will also learn to: ..... Define the five essential skills of innovative leaders and how to develop them. ..... Explore practical approaches to develop and scale innovation within teams. ..... Identify and understand key differences between invention and innovation. ..... Discover techniques to facilitate creative thinking at any level of an organization. ..... Understand the one area where innovative leaders fall short compared to their less innovative peers. ..... Identify the most common behavioral style of high-level innovators, and how they prefer to communicate with others.
9:00 AM
The Best Team Wins: The 5 Disciplines of High Performance Teams
A massive shift is taking place in the business world ..... In most companies, up to eighty percent of employees are working in teams. And yet, most teams are nowhere near as effective as they could be. They’re often divided by tensions, if not outright dissension, and dysfunctional teams drain employees’ energy, enthusiasm and creativity.
Join Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton as they share proven tactics managers can use to build cohesive, productive teams, despite the distractions and challenges every business is facing. They’ll explore: ..... The findings of their 850,000-person research study, outlining the most effective ways women manage their teams—showing fascinating gender and generational differences in the workforce that smart managers should consider ..... Practical ways to address the real challenges today’s team managers are facing, such as the rise of Millennials, an increasing speed of change, a growing number of global and virtual teams, and friction created by working cross-functionally ..... How to enhance individual engagement; ways to promote healthy discord and spark innovation on a team; and techniques to unify customer focus and build bridges across functions, cultures and distance
10:00 AM
Let’s Talk - 3 Fierce Leadership Conversations to Transform a Culture of “Nice” into One of Results
Ever notice yourself or your team side-stepping real issues, soft-pedaling critical feedback, or avoiding the conversation all together? Many leaders and companies today admit to suffering from a culture of “nice,” where people are afraid to speak openly or confront the behavior of others for fear they may “rock the boat.” And who doesn’t want to be considered nice? Being nice is a worthy attribute. But when “nice” starts to define your company culture, it is time to shift gears.
A culture of “nice” lends itself to a host of challenges including lack of trust, higher turnover, and lower productivity—none of which are actually “nice.” Instead leaders are aiming to keep top talent, build trust, provide their employees with purpose, increase value alignment, and help empower their teams to be as efficient as possible. Technology can support these goals, and ultimately they all depend on strong, open communication.
How do you cultivate a culture where people are driving results in a way that strengthens relationships and builds organizational trust? Join Beth Wagner, Fierce Conversations Master Facilitator, as she explores 3 conversations you can start having now to transform that culture of “nice” into a culture of results. A culture where employees and leaders alike are talking about what matters most with courage and skill.
In this webcast you will learn: ..... The organizational impact of a culture of “nice." ..... How to have 3 conversations that will help build a culture of results. ..... Why building your team's skillset around communication is no longer just a nice-to-have. ..... What your team stands to gain, and what it takes to get there.
9:00 AM
Avoiding a Management Disaster
Have you ever had a job where you felt like you were in way over your head? Have you ever had a manager who made every day an exercise in frustration? Have you ever realized that you might be that manager?
Join this webcast for an engaging conversation with Katy Tynan, author of the book How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster. You’ll learn: ..... Why new managers struggle to make the leap from individual contributor to manager ..... The five things successful managers do ..... How to create an engaging, inspiring and collaborative work environment
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
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