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Executive Presence: Cracking the Code

Presented by Michelle Braden, CEO Posted in Webinars, All Posts

Executive Presence: Cracking the Code

Executive Presence, or EP, has become a common term in leadership development; however it is not easily defined and can be a challenge to identify what a leader needs to do in order to establish it.  


Is EP the way you dress, talk (voice tone... inflection), or enter a room? Or perhaps it’s the way you choose a seat at the table, handle conflict, or build trust?  Maybe, it's how you communicate or use your body language?  Indeed, EP can be a confusing and nuanced skill set.  In this webinar we will explore:

  • A workable definition of EP
  • How to identify your current EP 
  • Creating a plan to grow and develop your EP 
  • How to use this knowledge in order to be more successful as a leader 

Leaders of all levels benefit from a strong Executive Presence; watch to evaluate your own EP and learn ways to sharpen your skills.

Visionary Leadership – A Sustainable Strategy

Presented by Barbara Higgins Posted in Webinars, All Posts

Visionary Leadership – A Sustainable Strategy

Strategy and vision are vital skills for today’s leaders. In a quickly changing world, a leader must develop the vision to foresee how to evolve as an organization. So how do you develop your vision and bring your leadership team into the right discussions for planning? Having a knowledgeable guide for your process can make all the difference. 

To develop your leadership vision, we will review tried and tested tools to impact effective planning, to include:
• How do you inspire participation and buy-in for creating a future strategy? 
• What process and how much time should be devoted to long-term planning? 
• How can you create dynamic discussions to encourage vision and define future success? 
• How do you ensure that your strategy is actually turned into action plans? 

The Power of Habit: Part II

Presented by JoAnn Auger on Wednesday, 10 June 2015. Posted in Webinars, All Posts

The Power of Habit: Part II

DATE: June 10, 2015
TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
COST: Free

In part one of this webinar we learned how habits start, why habits are hard to break and steps to create productive habits. In his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg interviewed a major in the Army who told him, “Once you see everything as a bunch of habits, it's like someone gave you the key to success." We are now going to dig into why some of us are more successful at creating productive habits than others and how to remove the barriers that keep us forming new habits.  We discuss:

  • Key steps in identifying the real barriers of creating desired habits
  • The role of will and belief
  • How to create the right triggers, routines and rewards to sustain a desired habit

Productive Conflict

Presented by Michelle Braden, CEO on Wednesday, 09 September 2015. Posted in Webinars, All Posts

MSBCoach Conflict Competency Model

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DATE: Wednesday, September 09, 2015
TIME: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
COST: Free

Conflict is a normal and necessary part of healthy relationships yet is is one of the greatest challenges for most leaders. Some leaders completely avoid conflict at all cost and other leaders embrace it every chance they get ... which in turn, causes people to avoid them. As leaders we must learn to be confident in leading ourselves and others through proper conflict resolution. When a leader mismanages conflict it can harm relationships, break down trust and have long term results on projects… ultimately hitting the bottom line and affecting the entire organization. On the contrary when conflict is handled in a respectful and positive way, it creates the opportunity for the following:

  • growth
  • clarity
  • commitment
  • strengthens the bond between team members
  • increases buy-in

Through learning the skills you need for successful conflict resolution (which includes managing conflicts between your team members as a mediator), you can face disagreements with confidence and keep your personal and professional relationships strong and growing. 

 

 

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