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As technology advances, organizations are moving away from the traditional workplace setting to embrace the possibility—and the benefits—of “going virtual.” However, leading a geographically dispersed team is radically different from traditional face-to-face leadership, and it comes with a unique set of challenges, such as how to collaborate, manage accountability, inspire motivation, and build trust. Thankfully, help is here.

President of OnPoint Consulting and virtual team expert, Rick Lepsinger will present Leading from a Distance: Practical Tips for Successful Virtual Leadership. Based on the groundbreaking research study explored in his book Virtual Team Success, Rick will explore four critical areas that affect virtual leadership with practical strategies for effectively managing others from a distance. Register today—you won’t want to miss this powerful hour of learning.

Participants Will Learn:

  • The key characteristics and behaviors of high-performing virtual teams and virtual team leaders.
  • Strategies to enhance trust in a virtual work environment.
  • How to apply tools to manage accountability from a distance
  • Skills and techniques to manage effective virtual meetings (a.k.a. v-meetings).

Who Should Attend:

  • Leaders who manage a geographically-dispersed workforce
  • Managers of distributed teams or telecommuters
  • Organization development professionals
  • Human resources managers
  • Trainers
  • Managers
  • Leaders
  • Consultants

About the Presenter:
headshot-rlepsinger_100A virtual team expert with more than 30 years experience and a proven track record as a human resource consultant and executive, Rick Lepsinger is the president of OnPoint Consulting. He is the co-author of several books on leadership and organizational effectiveness, including Closing the Execution Gap: How Great Leaders and Their Companies Get Results and Virtual Team Success: A Practical Guide for Working and Leading from a Distance. Rick currently sits on the faculty of GE’s Management Development Course (MDC) and leads the program, Making GE’s Global Matrix Work.

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Effective Coaching Skills

Does your company train coaching skills for managers? Do they realize an effective coach rounds up individuals and provides them with the tools and resources necessary to harness what pre-existing skills and talents each individual possesses in order to work collaboratively on reaching a mutually-accepted outcome? Do they know if this is done with intelligent enthusiasm and vision, all parties involved will reap professional – and personal – benefits?

Some coaches will covet a capacity to grandiosely lord over others. Some coaches will make errors and do everything possible to cover up the transgressions, only to move forward making the same mistakes. Some are then willing to sweep those mishaps under the proverbial rug in order to preclude anyone from assigning them blame. And some coaches will mindlessly plod through tasks without any self-reflection or thought of the final objective.

When a good coach eyes up a group of motivated, interested, and high-functioning individuals who she hopes will not only perform, but also excel, that coach must immediately go to work creating a communicative dynamic of trust, confidence, and vision. It has to be all hands on deck. Everyone must be willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work, and this atmosphere of dedication must come from the coach first. Objectives must be delineated. Timelines and benchmarks must be illustrated. Methods and procedures must be agreed upon, practiced, and executed. And all of this must be enveloped with a pronounced sense of enthusiasm, optimism, and pride.

A successful coach must always be willing to both strategically prepare his/her team members to excel as well as to understand the significance of growing alongside the ever-developing field of play.

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Free Webinar: Career Anchors

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Career Anchors
Tapping into the Power of Talents, Motives, and Values

Presented by Edgar Schein
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
2-3pm ET

Are your employees or clients feeling stuck in their choice of careers or unhappy with their current job, unsure of how to make a change? Perhaps “career anchors” have something to do with it. Developed by Dr. Edgar Schein at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, a career anchor is a combination of one’s competencies, motives, and values. And it’s the dominant element of a person’s real self that he or she will not forfeit, even if it leads to dissatisfaction, frustration, and a loss of productivity.

Join us for Career Anchors: Tapping into the Power of Talents, Motives, and Values. Led by Dr. Edgar Schein, this one-hour webinar is ideal for human resources managers and organizational development professionals as well as anyone who wants to gain valuable insight about career anchors and how they can impact professional success. Dr. Schein will discuss the different types career anchors, illustrate how you can identify them, and offer solutions for making better career choices

What You Will Learn
  • The different types of career anchors
  • How career, self-development, and family priorities interact
  • How to determine if career anchors match job responsibilities
  • Identify potential areas for career growth
Who Should Attend
  • Organization Development Professionals
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Employees
  • Career Advisors
  • Outplacement Managers
About the Presenter
Edgar Schein
headshot-ESchein_100A leader in the field of career and professional studies, Dr. Edgar Schein is an expert in organizational culture, organization development, process consultation, and career dynamics. He received his master’s degree in psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University.Dr. Schein is a former professor of organizational psychology and management and he is currently Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus. An award-winning writer, Dr. Schein has authored numerous books and training materials, including Organizational Culture and Leadership, The Corporate Culture Survival Guide, and Career Anchors. His clients include Apple, Citibank, General Foods, Procter & Gamble, and Con Edison, just to name a few.

 


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Free Webinar: Managers as Mentors

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Building Relationships for Learning
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
2-3pm ET

Much has changed about mentoring in the modern organization. Nowadays leaders at every level—from the bottom to the top—have the responsibility to perform as learning catalysts and trusted advisors. But how can managers effectively carry out insight goals from in-charge roles? According to bestselling author and relationship expert Dr. Chip Bell, the key to success is to build a partnership in learning.

Grab a cup coffee and dial into Managers as Mentors: Building Relationships for Learning. Inspired by the book Dr. Bell co-authored with Marshall Goldsmith, you’ll discover new perspectives, practical tips, and proven strategies for developing relationships based on safety and trust. Don’t miss this valuable webinar—after all, an organization’s ability to learn faster than its competition is its only sustainable advantage.

What You Will Learn
  • What is mentoring…really?
  • What are the reasons mentoring is critical?
  • What is the goal or aim of mentoring?
  • What are the steps (stages) in reaching this goal?
  • How do you mentor? What are the techniques to take those steps?
Who Should Attend
  • Human resources managers
  • Organization development professionals
  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Trainers
  • Protégés
About the Presenter

Chip R. Bell

headshot-cbell_100The founder of The Chip Bell Group, Dr. Chip Bell is a well-known consultant and a sought-after speaker. He is the author and co-author of several best-selling books, including The 9 ½ Principles of Innovative Service, Take Their Breath Away, Magnetic Service, Service Magic, Customers as Partners, Managers as Mentors, and Managing Knock Your Socks off Service. Dr. Bell’s articles have appeared in professional journals such as Leadership Excellence, Leader to Leader Magazine, T+D Magazine, Training Magazine, and the Harvard Management Update. He has appeared on several major networks, and his work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, and Businessweek. Dr. Bell holds graduate degrees in organizational psychology and human resource development from Vanderbilt University and The George Washington University.

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Free Webinar- Leadership Agility

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Leadership Agility
Four Step to Getting Things Done with Less
Presented by Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
2-3pm ET

Doing more with less is an everyday reality for leaders in today’s organizations. So how can you stay a step ahead of the competition? Learn how to expand your brain bandwidth! Sound complicated? Well, it’s not as difficult as you may think. Join Ann Hermann-Nehdi for Leadership Agility: Four Steps to Getting More Done with Less, an exploration of thinking styles and their impact on leadership, communication, and decision making. This highly engaging hour of learning will help you to develop the agility you need to tackle tough mental challenges and develop a more strategic mindset.

Due to greater demands for performance, complex issues, and limited resources, doing more with less is an everyday reality for leaders in today’s organizations. But the good news is that you can stay ahead of the competition—if you know how to expand your brain bandwidth. That’s right. With the proper tools, it is possible to build your thinking agility so you can tackle tough mental demands and develop a more strategic mindset. This webinar will show you how.

What You Will Learn
  • How to develop agile thinking skills to become a more effective organizational leader.
  • Clues to identify your thinking preferences and how they differ from others’ styles.
  • Why diverse thinking styles are required to achieve specific business outcomes.
  • How to apply agile thinking techniques to “see around corners” and plan for the future.
Who Should Attend
  • Trainers
  • Organization development professionals
  • Human resources managers
  • Leaders at all levels
  • Emerging and aspiring leaders
About the Presenter
headshot-ahermann-nehdi_100The company that originated the Whole Brain Technology®, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is the CEO of Herrmann International. She is an engaging speaker who has delivered keynote presentations and educational sessions for associations around the world. A thought leader in her industry, Ann is a member of the SmartBriefs on Workforce Advisory Board, an advisor to the American Creativity Association and Innovation Network, and a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies.

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The Art of Influencing Others

“Influencing” is the ability to win others to your way of thinking, to get people to like you, to be persuasive, to be able to change people’s minds without resentment.rtl_art-of-influencing-others_115650436

To be able to effectively influence someone is an art.

The Art of Influencing Others is a training program designed to help you and your employees do the following:

  • Build rapport and develop genuine relationships
  • Improve communication skills, including verbal and nonverbal messages, to be more effective with others
  • Recognize common barriers to communication
  • Understand and use communication styles to tailor your communications
  • Resolve conflicts

The purpose of this training is to teach people the skills they need so that others will want to grant them the power to affect outcomes. Our approach is to teach someone how to develop and maintain rapport, how to resolve conflicts and handle difficult situations, and how to recognize others’ needs and support them in meeting their needs while meeting their own as well (“win-win”). The training concludes with emphasizing the qualities that influential people have and give the participants an opportunity to assess themselves in these areas.

Successful completion of this course will increase your knowledge and ability to:

  • Build rapport and develop genuine relationships
  • Improve communication skills, including verbal and nonverbal messages, to be more effective with others
  • Recognize common barriers to communication
  • Understand and use communication styles to tailor your communications
  • Resolve conflicts

Through a series of structured experiences, each participant will develop and learn to apply skills that improve their effectiveness when marketing their services in any communication skill.

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