Richard Hadden
Instructor Richard Hadden
Product Id 601686
Duration 60 Minutes  
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Original Price $295
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12 Quick Wins to do a Better Job for those you Lead


The material in this webinar was developed to help managers accomplish some of the most impactful leadership tasks, without overcomplicating the process with lengthy philosophical discussions, and without belaboring the point that good leadership drives human performance, and therefore business outcomes.

The successful use of the ideas presented here requires the learner to have a good grasp of the value of effective leadership behavior and to genuinely want to be an outstanding leader. This is for those who want to learn some quickly executable and effective ways of having real impact, in the short term - things that can become habits for a lifetime.

This is the low-hanging fruit - actions that leaders can take now, that will improve, from day one, the effectiveness of their leadership activities.

Participants will learn twelve specific leadership tasks and behaviors that they can begin practicing right away, and on an ongoing basis, to better serve the people who look to them for leadership.

Among the issues participants will receive help with in this webinar are:

  • How to quickly learn what your followers believe to be your organization's most important priorities, and what to look for in their answers. You'll also learn why this is so important in building Employee Engagement.
  • An effective way to improve specific leadership habits in an incremental way, plus how to expand the value of this effort to others in your organization.
  • That when it comes to reward and recognition, one size fits one. Participants will learn how to choose the best kinds of rewards for various followers - those that have the greatest potential for continued motivation.
  • How to demonstrate that your follower, and his or her message, is important to you in face-to-face meetings, along with the best way to absolutely guarantee that the person you're meeting with won't take your professionalism seriously.
  • How to capitalize on relationships of trust to find out what you, as a leader, need to know, but may not necessarily want to hear.
  • Developing professionally and personally to become an "attractive leader" - one whom people want to work with and create results for.
  • How to learn what you're doing right, and what you need to improve, to be the most effective leader you can be.
  • One of the best questions you can ask a follower, to get that person committed to his or her professional development, with your help.
  • How to keep change from disengaging your workforce, and to make it work in your favor.
  • The most powerful way to heal damaged professional relationships among those with whom you work.
  • How you can have the greatest impact on high potential followers, in helping them develop their careers.

Why should you attend: Evidence abounds that a capably led workforce performs significantly better than others, producing better business outcomes. Many managers sincerely want to be effective leaders, and yet are not sure exactly what behaviors will have the greatest impact. Many fail to develop their leadership styles for fear that it's too daunting a task, the payoff will be too small, and, the most common obstacle, that they don't have enough time.

There are also many cultural myths and assumptions that keep some managers from being the best leader they can be. People feel they must be "in charge" or "assertive" in order to be a good leader. Still others, in an effort to enhance personal relationships with their followers, end up getting too close and losing their ability to be objective. Managers struggle with how to balance support with corrective feedback, challenges with opportunities for success, and direction with discovery.

The most valuable function any leader provides in the workplace is to help workers produce better results. If, as leaders, we're not there to help, the question must be asked, "What are we there for?" Leadership, in the final analysis, is the earned consent of followers. The best leaders are constantly seeking healthy ways to earn that consent. While employees "work for" managers, leaders see their role as working for the benefit of those they lead.

If you ever feel frustrated by not having enough time to perform the leadership tasks you think are vital to being the best leader, this webinar will teach you twelve specific things you can do, in the short term, "quick wins", if you will, to do a better job for those you lead.

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Twelve specific, quick (though not always easy), and effective actions you can take, right away, to do a better job as a leader
  • How to determine which of the twelve actions have the greatest potential to develop your leadership skills
  • How to approach the role of leader in terms that followers can't resist
  • How to demonstrate authenticity with followers
  • The individual and personal nature of the leader relationship

Who Will Benefit:
  • First and second Level Managers
  • New Managers
  • Managers of Managers (Mid-level managers)
  • Business Owners
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Operations Directors

Speaker Profile
Richard Hadden is a Certified Speaking Professional with a focus on employee engagement, and the correlation between people practices and profit performance. He is co-author of Contented Cows Give Better Milk: The Plain Truth About Employee Relations and Your Bottom Line; Contented Cows MOOve Faster: How Good Leaders Get People to Put More OOMPH! Into Their Work; Rebooting Leadership: Practical Lessons for Frontline Leaders (and their Bosses) in the New World; and an all new revision of his first work, entitled Contented Cows STILL Give Better Milk: The Plain Truth About Employee Engagement and Your Bottom Line.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in management from Jacksonville University, in Florida, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Florida.

Richard Hadden was a manager for a large financial institution in the 1980’s. He learned computer programming and worked as a programmer and systems analyst in the field of multi-user microcomputer software, before the advent of PC’s. He was Director of Product Development for a software manufacturer in North Florida before starting his own software consulting business in 1986. Gradually, his consulting focus shifted from Information Technology to Human Resources, Leadership, and Management.

While consulting, he taught software design, principles of management, and international economics at Jacksonville University from 1988-1991.

He founded his consulting firm in 1989, and immediately began conducting training workshops in the areas of performance coaching and managing a diverse workforce. After training and consulting in dozens of organizations, he partnered with Bill Catlette, to form Contented Cow Partners in 1996. Contented Cow Partners was founded on the principle that creating a focused, engaged, and capably led workforce is one of the best things any organization can do for its bottom line. The firm conducted extensive research into organizations with outstanding workplace reputations, and their findings, using Human Capital Analytics, led them to investigate the strategies employed to turn people practices into profit performance. Since 1990, Richard Hadden has delivered keynote presentations and training programs for more than 800 audiences in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

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