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Exploring Distance in Leader-Follower Relationships
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Leaders face new challenges as they cope with changes in culture, technology, and the workplace. This webinar examines the impact of distance—physical, interpersonal, and social—on our organizations, our governments, and our societies. It is now quite possible to develop followers and influence others halfway around the world, while it remains equally likely that the follower in the next cubicle may be oblivious to a leader's sphere of influence. Based on our recent book on the same topic, we will review some initial ideas about how distance is altering the study and practice of leadership. The webinar will address new research and theory that explores when and how leadership is transformed through space and time, and in what ways the notion of "distance" creates continuously evolving meanings for the leader-follower relationship.
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Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution
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This powerful webcast sheds light on how even category-dominating behemoths can succumb to the twin evils of complexity and complacency. Progress doesn’t come from standing still. It’s time to Kill the Company… before someone else does. Participants will learn how to constantly reexamine their own businesses to keep innovation, and long-term success, on-track. Instead of adding more complexity through expensive, sweeping culture change initiatives, Bodell shares how teams can actually simplify to achieve more. Leaders will learn why providing guardrails instead of handcuffs to their teams can reignite critical aptitudes (curiosity, inquiry, creative problem solving) and more. Rethink business as usual to reimagine the organization.
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Management Development Skills for the Accidental Trainer
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This webcast delivers a wealth of practical, no-nonsense advice that will help the participant understand what works and what doesn't in a variety of training situations. One will discover the basics of producing training programs, where best to apply limited time and resources, and simple ways to measure the effectiveness of efforts.
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Managing for People Who Hate Managing
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This course explains that personality-wise and management-wise, managers are either thinkers or feelers, according to Devora Zack. Basically, thinkers lead with their heads and feelers lead with their hearts. Almost nobody's 100% thinker or feeler, yet most of managers lean one way or the other. Working with—rather than fighting against— strengths are key to understanding not only how managers make decisions and manage but also how people react to their decisions and respond to them.
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Mind Matters! Getting Results Through Psychology
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Thought, behavior, personality — all three affect everything from having a preference for a particular employee to how often to voice opinions in a group. In this webcast, Dr. Boyce will give a quick overview of three major schools of psychology—behavioral, cognitive and social — and give insights into each one. So participants can heighten self-awareness and increase effectiveness as a manager.
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Strategic Planning for Networks
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Strategic planning. You know you should be doing more of it. But the way you normally do it requires lots of up-front time to do and lots of follow-up time to get buy-in. And frankly, you have trouble with the buy-in part. All that trouble, minimal follow-through. Great strategic planning processes are lightweight and participatory. This is nice-to-have for organizations, and it's critical for networks, where you don't have the benefit of hierarchy to influence its behavior. Networks will do what they do. In this Leadership Learning Community webinar, I describe how to do strategic planning for networks. I draw heavily from my experience leading the open strategic planning process for the Wikimedia movement, which drew over 1,000 participants and led to a movement-wide shift in focus on increasing reach and participation in developing countries. I share how you can leverage these types of processes for both your network and your organization
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The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement
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Many studies show a link between high engagement and organizational success, yet until now the understanding of the science of engagement has mostly focused on outcome studies, not on the underlying mechanisms involved. This session provides fresh insights into understanding what engagement is, how to measure it and most important, how to increase it. Drawing from the latest findings in neuroscience, a series of questions will be explored.
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