Human Resources Training, Leadership

How to Prepare Millennials for Leadership

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A new generation is emerging at the American workforce: the Millennials. Who are these Millennials, and why are they important? Roughly, those born around 15 years from 1981, are classified as the Millennials, also called Generation Y or just Gen Y.

Why is this generation being talked about so much in the work circles of the US? Not only because they are set to become the dominant generation of the workforce once the generations that are active at present phase out, but also because this is the first generation that was born with complete access to technology and tools from very nearly the time of their birth.

This bodes special significance to the workforce in the US, a technologically developed and technology-driven society. This generation, unlike the previous ones, has never been required to be formally taught about technology only after it has entered the workforce. It has brought sufficient, in fact, sometimes, an overdose of exposure and knowledge about technology into the workforce. This is a key differentiator that Gen Y brings.

Since the exposure to technology has been almost natural, it is up to the management in organizations that hire them, to understand the standout characteristics this generation brings. Unless this is done, organizations will never be able to realize the potential this generation carries.

How do managements in the present-day organizations understand what it takes to make the best out of these Millennials? This valuable topic will be explored at length at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, is organizing on October 17.

Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, will be the expert at this webinar. Please visit TrainHR to register for this sixty-minute webinar.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

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The American workforce is going through a churn at this time. As many as five generations work in it at present. By around 2020, half of these will comprise of the Millennials. This calls for a fresh look and perspective about how to make the best out of their abilities. This calls for clarity in understanding their aspirations and expectations.

At this session, Tonia will dwell on this issue. In the course of this discussion, she will cover the following areas:

  • Mentorship
  • Think Laterally not Vertically
  • Meaningful Leadership Role
  • Feedback on Demand
  • Project Base Role
  • Develop Soft Skills

This session is aimed at the benefit of personnel who work closely with the workforce, such as Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professionals, and Shift leaders or Team.

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About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.

 

 

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Leadership

Charismatic Leadership: Be the Person People CHOOSE to Follow

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In the initial years of our existence, we tend to believe that other people and events revolve around us. This feeling, which makes the locates the focus of growing up in one’s inward personality, is common in childhood, and generally fades away as we grow up.

However, this continues in some people. They grow into being egotistic and highly reclusive people who always crave for attention. The other type of people is the opposite. Their focus is external or outside. They see the world differently from the inwardly-focused people. They are interested in people relationships, are ever willing to make friends, and most importantly, develop the talent of persuasion.

As this quality grows, such people become what psychologists terms as the charismatic persons. This is an invaluable quality in organizations or in work that involves team building, cooperation and collaboration. People with charisms are very successful in drawing people towards them and building teams that are highly efficient and effective.

This quality in them gives them the presence needed for leadership. This presence makes way for developing qualities that make leaders, such as building dynamic teams and learning to delegate effectively. Such people are devoid of uncertainty and apprehension when delegating or doing anything that has a positive effect on the people around them.

A highly interesting and educative learning session from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, will dwell on this relevant topic. Being organized on June 17, this webinar brings Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, as the expert.

Please register for this webinar by visiting http://bit.ly/2WVSBaJ . This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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At this webinar, the expert will show how to cultivate the qualities of charisma, which will help people influence others and achieve winning ways for the team. She will offer tips and techniques that enhance charismatic leadership and increase one’s personal power. These tips will help the participants gain and augment their persuasion skills. As a result of this learning, uncertainty and apprehension will make way for belief in their abilities, even as they create an authentic and authoritative presence when interacting with their employees.

Karla will dwell at length on the fundamental principles of integrity that go into making leaders that employees can trust. She will offer valuable tips with which to overcome pessimism at the   workplace and become able to express their opinion in impactful ways that take the people and projects forward. This learning goes beyond being only theoretical. It consists of information that is systematized in logical and natural steps.

The foremost result of this learning is that the participants will overcome self-doubt and become able to carry themselves with poise and confidence, which are the foremost qualities of a charismatic leader. The expert will help them learn 21st century management skills that involve persuasion and with it, influence.

Karla will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Implement “Leadership of One” principles
  • Learn to lead yourself
  • Engage workers to give discretionary effort
  • Empower employees to bring their A-game to work every day
  • Uncover the mysteries of charismatic body language

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About the speaker: Karla is a thought leader in management and team building techniques. A specialist in personalities, communication skills, and leadership principles, she has authored the book, How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort, which aims to teach managers how to be the leader people CHOOSE to follow, not have to follow because of their position on the organizational chart.

Human Resources Training, Leadership

How Leaders can Create a Culture of Everyday Civility that Means Business

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A toxic employee is a bane to any organization. Such people are not only themselves difficult; they spread their negativity all over the workplace. They not only perform poorly; they also come in the way of others’ performance. It is estimated that as much as six percent of the total compensation costs are lost by companies due to this kind of employee.

Such employees are a challenge for an organization’s HR. But not anymore. A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources area, will organize a webinar on June 11, whose expert, Mitchell Kusy, nationally known expert on organizational development, will put the entire issue in perspective.

To gain invaluable insights from Dr. Kusy on how to deal with toxic personalities at the workplace, please register for this session by logging on to  http://bit.ly/2W8oaO7  .

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What makes this learning unique is that it is not taken from any book. It is based on a three-year national study carried out by Dr. Kusy himself, in partnership with Dr. Elizabeth Holloway, on the specific topic of how toxic behaviors in the workplace rob organizations of everyday civility. The data that this study garnered, from a sample size of over 400 individuals, will be discussed. Dr. Kusy will present actual evidence and data to show that civility at the workplace can improve team performance, and of course, the organization’s bottom line.

Dr. Kusy will stress the importance of feedback as a strategy for handling the toxic employee. This is important for a variety of reasons:

  • One, most toxic employees are oblivious to the impact their actions have on others
  • Two, giving feedback about toxic personalities is different from the feedback they give about poor performers
  • Three, leaders need to understand that there are subtle differences between giving feedback to a toxic peer, a toxic direct report, and a toxic boss.

He will show what steps HR can take when this method fails. He will suggest four clear ways in which organizations can create daily civility at the workplace:

  • Integrating values into performance management in innovative, concrete, and strategic ways-so that no one gets away with uncivil behavior
  • Designing no-cost recruiting methods, which provides successful screens to reduce the probability of hiring a toxic person in the first place
  • Engaging a standardized team assessment instrument to evaluate how team members may either increase or decrease everyday civility
  • Identifying how to give effective feedback to toxic individuals-feedback that improves that behavior changes will result.

This webinar is aimed at Leadership Coaches, Organization Development Practitioners, Talent Development Professionals, Human Resource Leaders, Human Resource Practitioners, Executives, Managers and Supervisors.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Revise traditional performance management into one that positions values of everyday civility into concrete behaviors
  • Coach toxic personalities in the most effective ways to give them feedback
  • Deal more effectively with the 94% of employees who have reported they have worked with a toxic person in the past 5 years
  • Use a simple assessment tool to understand team climate, as 87% reported that team climate worsened as a result of a toxic person
  • Avoid hiring toxic people with a simple, concrete, and no-cost method
  • Calculate the financial cost of toxic individuals in your organization.

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About the speaker:

Fulbright Scholar in Organization Development, Dr. Mitchell Kusy is a professor in the PhD. Program, Graduate School of Leadership & Change, Antioch University. Mitch has consulted and been a keynote speaker with hundreds of organizations nationally and internationally-helping create work cultures of respectful engagement impacting individual, team, and bottom-line performance.

Dr. Kusy has coauthored six books, of which the latest is the just-released, Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore: A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees.

 

Human Resources Training, Succession planning

Succession Planning: It’s Not Just for Emergencies – It’s a Leadership Development Strategy

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Succession planning is perhaps as vital to an organization as its business itself. An organization that has its succession plan in place is an organization that is ready for any crisis. What would happen if the market the business is built on comes crashing down? Worse, what if a disaster of the magnitude of 9/11 or a natural disaster hits a company, destroying every asset, physical and intellectual, that was built in perhaps years or even decades, in minutes?

It is in situations such as these that succession planning matters like nothing else. Succession planning is not about making hurried decisions and replacements when an unexpected business turn happens. It is also not about naming a new CEO during the height of the crisis.

So, what is succession planning and how do organizations build a successful one? This is the learning TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training, is imparting at a webinar it is organizing on May 6. TrainHR brings Marcie Zidle, the CEO of Leaders At All Levels and a board certified executive coach, as the expert for this session.

Please visit http://bit.ly/2UWeiGw to register for this webinar and gain invaluable insights into how to put an effective and resilient succession plan in place for your organization.

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The core of an effective succession planning is to identify and develop the organization’s future leadership at all levels. Recruiting superior employees, identifying and developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and phasing them into more and more challenging roles, are all part of the succession planning process. This is the how organizations can ensure that they have a strong leadership bench as a backup at its beck and call, and ready to fill vacated roles or assume new ones.

At this very meaningful session, Marcia will explain to participants how they can identify their potential leaders who can assume greater responsibility in the organization. She will also show how to delegate and test the variety and impact of various development experiences to the staff that will be made part of the succession plan, and how to train and engage them in supporting the key, high-potential leadership roles.

It is true that the organization is as good as its leadership. Great organizations are those that prepare leaders at all levels, even when they are in a position of comfort. This is the difference between average and excellent organizations. The latter thinks ahead, while the former carries out last-minute firefighting exercises. Marcia will introduce some of the best practices that leading companies have been employing to groom leadership in advance of and in anticipation of a future shock. She will emphasize the importance of ingraining and integrating succession planning right into every step of the organization’s daily, normal activities.

Marcia will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • The focus of this webinar is to learn the elements of effective succession planning and will include these six objectives
  • Discover the seven deadly sins of succession planning: What not to do!
  • Examine the pros and cons of insiders vs outsiders to fill specific positions: Which is better?
  • Understand the 70-20-10 rule for developing your future leaders: What it is and how to use it
  • Identify the 10 best practices that high performing organizations use for grooming outstanding leaders
  • Review the 5 steps that must be followed to build a culture that supports development from the top down
  • Utilize the Center for Creative Leadership’s 3 key elements with examples for successful leadership development: Assessment – Challenge -Support.

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About the speaker: Marcia’s expertise includes coaching high performers for senior and mid-management positions, developing effective executive teams, positioning organizations for significant growth and facilitating business and team performance. Her specialties include strategy and culture, change management, employee engagement, team building, career management, leadership assessment and development.

With over 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in the areas of business transformation, talent management and leadership development, she provides strategic focus, alignment and guidance to business leaders and their teams to ensure they get on the right track, stay on the right track and not get side-tracked in their drive for higher performance and profitability.

Human Resources Training, Leadership

Strategies for Effective Leadership

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Wondered what factors differentiate average performers from leaders, who go on to become the highest achievers? Apart from the readiness and willingness to grow, what marks out leadership is the ability to influence. It appears simple enough. Indeed, the core requirements of excellent leadership are pretty straightforward. Yet, we see far too many people struggle with it. One reason could be that lack of clarity and determination. Commitment and perseverance are necessary ingredients to leadership, and anyone who lacks these is bound to fail. It is because they lack the ability of applying the principles of being a leader that they usually fail.

Want to understand the ways by which to imbibe the right methods for leadership? A 90-minute webinar on April 23 from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for HR professionals, will offer this valuable learning. David Rohlander, author of the bestselling book, CEO Code, will be the speaker at this session. Please visit http://bit.ly/2YHEt2B   to enroll for this session and gain deep understanding of how to learn and implement strategies for effective leadership into your organization.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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Strategies for Effective Leadership are a proven process for helping organizations improve their leadership. The focus of these strategies is on getting results for the organization. At this webinar, David will briefly touch upon the principles and theories, but the emphasis will be on how to apply specific strategies and tactics. He will show participants just exactly how they must behave as a leader to influence. This learning will help them identify the various types of leadership and why, when and how they are effective. Participants will gain greater clarity on why they should believe what they do, how to implement a leadership strategy and how to get the best results.

This webinar will offer clarity, definition and practical methods needed to become and achieve the mission of being a quality leader. Participants will learn the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors necessary to become an exceptional leader. Another core component of leadership, power, will be discussed extensively. David will explain what power is, how one gets to use it for either good or evil, and the importance of understanding one’s own power and that of people around us.

Participants of this webinar will be able to see an appreciable difference in many areas. They will be able to:

  • Gain profound insight into people and behaviors
  • Adapt specific tools and methods to plan better
  • Set up systems to set goals, communicate and delegate
  • Have more free time to focus on the big picture
  • Inspire and improve their and their team’s morale
  • Reduce stress.

David will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • What is leadership? What is management?
  • Discover the different types of leaders and which type is best
  • How to use power in the workplace
  • Learn the practical aspects of establishing goal clarity
  • Building balanced high achieving teams
  • Develop the practice of mastering your personal organization skills
  • How to balance the four primary functions of all leaders
  • You will explore the art and science of effective communication
  • Results are the ultimate goal. How do you measure and achieve the right things?

This session is aimed at the benefit of those who exhibit leadership or are required to interact with leaders, such as CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents, Managers, and those being groomed for promotion.

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About the speaker:

David Rohlander is a highly acclaimed Executive Coach at David Rohlander, Inc., David Rohlander. Following the success of this first book, The CEO Code, Penguin/Alpha Books asked him to write another, Idiot’s Guides: Management Skills, which was released in late 2014.