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How to Move from an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader?

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It bears no emphasis or repetition that managers are of crucial importance to organizations. It is they who run the organization and take it to its desired destination. Managers do the core organizational work in the organization, taking decisions and doing all the things that have a profound impact on it.

Yet, there is a difference between the manager who carries out operational work to run the organization and the leader, who visualizes and strategizes the organization’s future and helps it reach there. While the work of the manager is very important; the role of the leader is undisputable. Leaders are the beacon lights of the organization who show the way that it must take.

Managers can imbibe leadership skills

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Managers can become leaders, too. With the right orientation and training, it is possible for them to transition from being operational managers who run the daily show to effective leaders who develop a vision for the organization and take it to this destination. Managers need to move out of their operational mind-set to and cultivate the leadership outlook, which empowers them to anticipate, initiate and manage change for ensuring that the organization attains the highest levels of competitiveness. This requires them to redefine and refocus their thinking from time to time. It requires them to share their ideal with the team, motivate it, and take the team members along the growth path.

Want to gain the sharp insights needed to make this important transition? TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for HR professionals, will impart the learning needed to make this transition at a webinar that it is organizing. Chris DeVany, the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development, who has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management, will be the speaker at this webinar.

Please enroll for this webinar by visiting TrainHR . 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.

Moving from being good managers to great managers

The focus of this webinar is to help participants move from being good managers to becoming great managers. It is for managers who want to raise their competitive edge by anticipating their customers’ priorities, needs and expectations. This webinar is designed for managers who want to grow to a level where they will be able to differentiate between operational and strategic data.

Chris will help managers broaden their perspective, instill a sense of flexibility without compromising quality, and increase their respective department’s value to the organization. Managers that want to creatively develop sources of information and increase their staffs’ flexibility and responsiveness will find this webinar very useful.

The learning imparted at this webinar will help managers accomplish several objectives. They will be able to:

  • Inspire and direct their team to greater readiness and competitiveness
  • Add value to their organization by understanding the needs of your customers
  • Anticipate, create and encourage change
  • Spot opportunities for successful strategic alliances
  • Become an innovative, visionary leader
  • Establish a strategic culture
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in their work unit
  • Keep their unit moving forward
  • Take risks with confidence.

This webinar is aimed at managerial professionals who hold important positions in their organizations and oversee strategic decisions. These include CEO’s, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, Area Supervisors, and Managers.

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Dealing with the Workforce of the Future

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One of the major factors that managements of contemporary organizations in the US will have to deal with is how to engage the employees who are from Gen Z. Also called post-Millennials; this term aptly fits their description: the generation of the workforce that has emerged after the Millennials. The generation that followed the Millennials; Gen Z is the term that is applied to the generation that was born roughly from the mid-90’s to the mid-2000’s.

A major chunk of the American workplace is now being populated by the Millennials, with some estimates putting their percentage of the workforce at about three fourths of the entire working population by 2030. The American corporations will have to come up with strategies for dealing with the workforce from Gen Z, as this will come into the workforce in the near future. They will cohabit with the Millennials for a while.

The leader of the next generation of the workforce will have to come with a clear understanding of how these generations work, as well as how they work with each other in tandem. They need the skills, knowledge and tools to get the best out of these generations of the workforce.

Characteristics peculiar to the Millennials and Gen Z

Their early exposure that the Millennials and Gen Z have to technology and the social media means that they do not have to be imparted these skills. More importantly, their work should revolve round these tools, as these are what they have grown up with. They are more likely to herald quick changes into technologies and learning methods, since they can be considered conjoined twins of technology. They also have greater expectations. They are likely to be less loyal to employers, and could be better multitaskers. With the recent economic slowdown being green in their memory; these generations could also be thrifty.

A thorough learning of the future workforce

Want to explore how the future generations of the workforce need to be handled? Want to know how to optimize their talents for the organization’s good? Then, you need to attend a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources arena.

This webinar, at which Laura Goodrich, an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, Thought Leader with more than 25 years of success across the consulting, biomedical, healthcare, technology, financial, legal, real estate, and media industries, will be the speaker; will give a thorough understanding of how to understand what the next generation workforce will be, and how organizations can leverage it for their benefit.

Please register for this webinar by visiting TrainHR 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.

Understanding the wavelength of the new generation

This webinar will offer insights into how to understand the dynamics of the future workforce. Leaders who understand the temperament of the workforce will be at an advantage in getting the best out of its skills and talents. They will have to adapt to the quick changes in the workforce generations if they have to move into top gear. This webinar will spell out how to do this.

Laura will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Learn about generational differences, needs and expectations
  • Learn how to engage early talent what do they want?
  • Establish a process for embracing change.

Professionals in positions that need knowledge of the future workforce, such as CEO’s, COO’s, VP of Human Resources, Chief Learning Officer, Directors, Project Managers, Operation Managers, Team Leaders, and Staff Managers and Supervisors will find this webinar extremely useful.

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The Endless “Born or Made” Debate about Leadership

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Leadership, as we all know well, is the biggest factor in an organization. It is the most significant ingredient in an organization’s success or failure. An organization is known by its leadership ability, just as a nation, too, is known by it. Some organizations, like nations, have shown exemplary leadership at times of crisis to steer the team out of trouble. Many leaders have gone down in history for taking momentous decisions.

While there is no doubt about the role and importance of leadership to an organization; the big debate in management, psychology, social, academic and many other circles is this: Is leadership born, or is it made? The starting point of this debate is almost impossible to ascertain. It is perhaps as old as leadership itself. It is not likely to end till as long as the human race continues to produce leaders, analysts, debaters and academicians!

Subjective and difficult to determine

While the topic of whether leadership is innate or inculcated is one of the highly dividing and polarizing debates that we can get to see; it is interesting to see that the distinguishing lines are often blurred. It is not always possible to arrive at black and white answers to a grey question such as this. There is no outright winner in a debate on a topic of this nature.

While people who argue that leaders are born are forthright in their assertion about their thinking and back their viewpoint with examples, statistics and the like; the other side of the camp is equally convinced about its own perspective, being equally strong in its articulation that leaders can be made.

Get a fresh perspective on the topic

Want to take the debate farther and try to understand the interplay between natural and imbibed leadership abilities, or what one may consider the debate between nature and nurture? An interesting and highly perceptive, entertaining learning session from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the HR industry, will bring forth many aspects of this debate.

Harold P. Brull, a licensed psychologist and has taught industrial/organizational psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels for 17 years and served as Senior Vice-President of Personnel Decisions International (PDI), now Korn Ferry Leadership Consulting, for 36 years, during which he has designed selection processes and systems for over 1,000 organizations ranging from ford Motor Company to the Peace Corps; will be the speaker at this webinar.

Want to understand the perspectives on the born vs. made leadership that this senior leadership professional brings? Then, please attend this webinar, to do which all that is needed is logging on to TrainHR

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.

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).

Discussion of the elements of leadership

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It is just that some people slide into leadership roles much more easily and naturally than many others. It is not that the others cannot do the same, but it is just that they are not at as much ease in doing this. This is the triggering point of the debate about whether leadership is born or made. Why or how is it that some people get it more naturally and more easily than many others, despite starting at the same point and despite being of the same sociocultural, economic or educational background?

At this webinar, Harold will give participants an increased understanding of what constitutes effective leadership and what others expect of those they follow. He will examine how organizations develop their leaders in order to compete successfully in the global marketplace. This webinar will examine leadership from a variety of perspectives, focusing on how leadership has been studied and how organizations have attempted to develop leadership talent.

This session is of high utility to anyone who aspires to leadership position, anyone who wants to understand themselves and their bosses better, anyone wanting to understand how nature and nurture interact in terms of leadership, and anyone interested in developing their own leadership skills.

Harold will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Why Leadership Matters
  • The History of Identifying Leaders
  • The Interplay between Nature and Nurture
  • The Distinction between Leadership and Management
  • What Matters to Followers
  • How Organizations view Leadership
  • Research on Leadership Effectiveness
  • What’s needed for tomorrow’s world?