Topics

Choose from one of the popular topics below.  Additional topics available.

  • Approaching Change:  It Could be Easier
  • Masked Messages:  Communication by Default
  • The Tortoise and the Hare:  How to Finish Projects Faster
  • Fire Prevention 101:  Four Traps that Keep you Fighting Fires
  • Dynamic Duo: Integrating Hard and Soft Skills
  • The Good Fight:  Let’s Call it Productive Tension

Approaching Change:  It Could be Easier

Change Happens. The truth is that change is inevitable.   It shows up in voluntary and involuntary ways, big, small, and every size in-between. Even though change is so prevalent, the majority reaction is typically riddled with negative thoughts and emotions. We will discuss the related challenges and opportunities associated with change and help participants make more informed choices with their related experiences.

Masked Messages:  Communication by Default

Managers can get overwhelmed by multiple priorities, volume of emails and demand for their time. As a result, they move quickly, many times without regard for how their actions are perceived by others. The perception of others can cause disengagement which impacts individual/team functionality and project success. We will review behaviors that are easily recognized when they are being done to us…yet surprisingly disguised when we are the ones passing them along.

The Tortoise and the Hare:  How to Finish Projects Faster

In today’s business environment, it’s easy to get sucked into the urgency mindset without regard for how this gets in the way of getting projects done quickly. Using the story of The Tortoise and the Hare as a starting point, we’ll uncover how beginning a project slowly, and deliberately, in order to develop team engagement will allow projects to be completed with greater ease, speed and accuracy.

Fire Prevention 101:  Four Traps that Keep you Fighting Fires

Whereas problem solving is a required skill, it should not be front and center all the time. In this session, attendees will learn four common traps that engulf their time and keep them in a reactive, firefighting cycle. We will discuss how to begin turning the tables to a more proactive, preventative, approach.

Dynamic Duo: Integrating Hard and Soft Skills

In order to maximize impact in the workplace and generate more career opportunities, it is important to blend the nuts and bolts of your area of expertise with interpersonal skills. Certainly, this is easier said than done. This presentation helps the audience step into the development of this integration with information and approachable growth tactics.

The Good Fight:  Let’s Call it Productive Tension

Artificial harmony in the workplace can be as damaging as mudslinging. Truth is that differing ideas, opinions and perspectives can lead to enhanced solutions when handled well. This presentation will uncover root causes of unproductive conflict and introduce the concept of productive tension.

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