Leading in Crisis
Leadership is accentuated in times of crisis, whether that’s positive or negative. Let’s examine the seven things you can do right NOW to elevate leadership in your organization.
Leadership as Your Competitive Advantage
How often do you consider leadership as a profit center? Organizations don’t have a history of looking at how great leaders generate higher profits, and yet we know they do! Join in the conversation about how your culture impacts leadership, accountability, and engagement.
Replacing You….with You?
Generational demographics demonstrate the talent gap that would exist if there hadn’t been delayed departures after the economic crunch. Now is the time to address succession planning as this senior population once again looks toward retirement. Part of the process is identifying characteristics of your successor. Are you focused on finding someone just like you? Let’s talk about where succession planning and inclusion intersect.
Leading by Strengths
To be a good leader you need to know your own talents and abilities. In this playshop-style presentation, you will review your own Portrait of Personal Strengths© pre-conference inventory delivered by the speaker. From this inventory, you will discover your primary strengths and how they motivate you to lead and direct others in your life. Take away new insights and tactics for making the most of your assets at work or at home.
NOTE: This session requires attendees to complete the Portrait of Personal Strengths inventory before the conference.
Culture is built from values. In particular, the values that are rewarded and tolerated. This time is invested on understanding your own core values, then exploring the values of your organization that are stated, and those that are honored. Shifting culture requires attention to values, and you’ll leave with actionable steps to shift yours.
Walk Your Talk: Meet on Your Feet
Meetings with movement create a better working atmosphere – inspiring creativity, reducing stress, and increasing happiness. Join in for a discussion, and participate in a walking meeting to explore how you can take your meetings mobile. Included will be latest insights in stress management, standing desks, and how technology fits into this concept.
Listening: The Lost Art
Do you find yourself trying to fix everything before you hear what’s broken? Are you forming an answer before the question is complete? Speaking is only half of the communications process. We will focus on refining your listening skills and responding with compassion and precision for the message you want to deliver.
Leadership Through Sport
Weaving the story of athletic performance with law firm management experience, we will be discussing the important tenets of leadership – accountability, responsibility and collaboration. You will walk away with ideas to approach your own leadership development, including challenging your current habits.
Culture Club: What Song Are You Singing?
Culture drives performance. We’ve all heard that one. If you want to have a meaningful impact on performance, start with shifting your culture to one you want. How do you impact culture? Join us for a musical conversation on measuring your current culture, and explore how to shift your culture into one that maximizes profit.
Managing Partner/Firm Leader Integration
Strong relationships are central to successful leadership. Communication is nearly 70% of a leaders’ job, so understanding your Managing Partners’ communication style is critical to your success. We will be uncovering the layers of leadership required for success, starting with communication and including motivations and strengths. We will discuss how culture is impacted by the relationships at the top – executive committees, administrative teams and task forces – and take back ideas to improve your relationships, and your leadership.
Leadership Beyond Management
Launch the new year with a shift in your perspective! What will your personal commitment be to yourself and to your organization as you grow your skill sets? Join in the conversation to discuss how your management know-how builds to enhance your leadership skills.
Management requires leadership. Yet it can be difficult to lead with Managing Partners and Management Committees operating as the established authorities. We’ll talk about becoming a Stealth leader in your firm – managing up and down, and moving from managing to leading – working through our refrigerator judge along the way.
Surfing: Playing above the Waves
With so many facets in day to day management, it’s easy to be pulled by the tide and find yourself under the waves. By looking at how powerful we really are, and understanding how our thoughts influence the world around us, we can not only stay above water, but play in the waves of life. We’ll be doing some exercises to stimulate positivity and engage you in new ways of thinking.
Engaged Leaders Help the Firm Say I Do!
Leaders are the foundation of organizational excellence. We often hear about leadership styles, skills and attributes that are key to success, but how does one develop these, and are certain pieces more important than others? In organizations we see others ascend into leadership roles for a wide variety of reasons, sometimes with very mixed results. How does an organization develop the strong leadership foundation?
Disconnect to Reconnect: Communication in a Technology World
With technology operating as our primary interface, let’s discuss how relationships are built, or broken, with our internal and external clients. Part of our interaction will be the exploration of boundaries around technology, and how the values of your organization impact communication styles. We will explore the communication avenues of social media, email, and text messaging – walking the fine line between friend and foe for each.
Professional presence is determined by your relationship skills, and the ways you choose to connect, express, and interact with others. We will be discussing elements of your professional presence including verbal, non-verbal and paraverbal communication, self-talk, and conflict skills. Plan for fun and interactions as we all grow together!
Job Coaching and Accountability
The role(s) of management continues to expand either by necessity or by carefully implemented processes of job enrichment, most often necessitating an individual’s need to retool. Revitalizing one’s professional skill set, however, represents a significant learning curve. In this session, explore the strategic elements of effective job coaching to increase the skill set and productivity of your firm’s staff and, ultimately, the profitability of your firm. We will discuss the skill set associated with effective job coaching, practice coaching skills, articulate the principles of job coaching accountability, and develop strategies for assessing coaching outcomes.