It's Not Engagement - It's Trust!
|Dr. Mary E, Donohue
October 24, 2016
There is no skill shortage in North America. There is an energy shortage in North America. And it’s in the workforce. No one trusts their leaders. Trust in organizations is at an all-time low. Employees who don’t trust you, do not work hard and have low energy. The numbers don’t lie: Gallup is consistently tracking ever-lower levels of employee engagement among the North American workforce.
Crucial Conversations: 5 Critical Concepts to Help You Effectively Discuss What Really Matters Most
October 24, 2016
Let’s face it, there are just some conversations that you don’t want to have. There are some people you simply don’t want to talk to. What happens when we don’t? Everyone loses. It is perfectly natural for us to avoid difficult conversations. We fear rejection, retaliation, emotional outbreaks, the dismissal of our ideas, and those incredibly awkward moments. However, many conversations need to be had. The solution is not going to work and one person is the roadblock, the performance of an individual is lower than expected, an individual’s behavior is impeding team productivity, someone is dominating too much, and the list goes on and on. If we want healthy, productive teams and projects, crucial conversations must be had.
A critical component for a Project Manager or Business Analyst's success is oftentimes their ability to build and sustain a high performing team. To make matters more difficult most PMs and BA's don’t have the benefit of traditional managerial authority over these resources, and the dynamics can often be quite difficult to manage. In this engaging presentation participants will learn about the “Thoroughbred Style” of management and why it’s oftentimes the secret to leading a high performing team. Participants will consider where they are on the Task-Relationship style continuum and learn how the Thoroughbred Leader encourages high levels of team performance and increased morale.
About Dana Brownlee:
Dana Brownlee is a nationally recognized corporate trainer, speaker, and workshop facilitator helping individuals and teams reach new levels of performance. After years of team leadership and project management experience with AT&T, IBM Consulting, and EMC, in 2003 Ms. Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters, Inc., a professional development training/consulting firm providing professional development workshops. Ms. Brownlee has presented to audiences in six countries and has authored a course taught in several countries. She has appeared as a meeting facilitation expert on CNN and has been cited in numerous notable publications including the Wall Street Journal, Working Mother, Glamour, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Redbook, Forbes.com, CNBC.com, Working Mother, and others. Dana has presented to many PMI audiences around the world including presentations in Denver, Milan, Costa Rica, Marseilles, Greenville, Newport, and Knoxville. In 2016 Dana is delivering a series of webinars for project managers around the world available on projectmanagement.com.
Building Leadership Resilience: 5 Strategies for BAs and PMs to increase their effectiveness during change