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Keep the Grass Watered on Your Side of the Fence

Karla Brandau is Keynote Speaker at Ijona Skills. She is a leading authority on leadership for a more productive workforce. She has educated managers with her proven leadership systems in companies such as Motorola, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Panasonic, and BYD America. Over 85% of the organizations who hire her, invite her back for repeat engagements. Karla is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) which is an earned designation given by the National Speakers Association. Only 8% of their membership has received this designation. She graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a Bache........

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We are in a tight labor market. Effective leadership skills are critical for any organization hoping to reach their goals of the retention of their best and brightest. This webinar assists every manager in becoming a leader that can motivate team members to produce results. 

The presentation is based on the book, How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort and is a deep dive into a comprehensive approach to catapulting your leadership by knowing how to keep the grass watered on your side of the fence. Going one step further, follow the principles taught and you will turn your employees into your competitive advantage in a difficult marketplace. 

Creating a culture that keeps the grass watered on your side of the fence is the distinguishing characteristic of 21st century leaders. You will learn strategies that get employees to bring their A-game to work every day. 
Following the principles, you can move your employees from minimal effort to amazing contributions, resulting in increased profitability, superior customer service and economic sustainability for your company. 

It takes a special kind of leader to achieve the environment of exceptional employee experience and workplace optimization where workers naturally give discretionary effort, not just give the stereotypical second mile.

This presentation teaches you how to be that special kind of leader, a charismatic leader, that gets much more than the second mile from all who work with you.

Why should you attend?

People join companies. They may like the company, the office environment, their friends, and the perks, but if they don't like their manager, they will leave. This webinar highlights things you should avoid if you want to keep the grass watered on your side of the fence but it focuses on the positive, the things you should do to create loyal employees who will work hard for you. 

As you build relationships of dedicated employees, you will increase the discretionary effort employees give you. Discretionary effort is the difference between the added value an employee can bring to a task, versus the minimum effort required to get by or make do and still receive a paycheck. 

Each day, when an employee walks in the office door (or logs in remotely) and starts work, that employee makes a conscious decision on how hard they are going to work that day. This webinar gives you the power to improve daily touch points with direct reports and create a productive environment where they give you discretionary effort on a regular basis. 

The principles in this webinar are based on the Discretionary Effort Leadership ModelTM . You'll uncover strategies on how to:
  1. Create a workplace where individuals feel safe, not only physically but safe to surface the truth
  2. Build a workplace where employees want to come to work and are challenged and supported in their professional growth
  3. Assess and understand the strengths and limitations of individual personalities enabling you to better communicate on a personal basis
  4. Refine the process of rational alignment of all teams and employees when providing vision and direction

Areas Covered in the Session:

In this webinar, you will be given solid steps to keep the grass watered on your side of the fence. You'll learn what discretionary effort is and how to identify discretionary effort in your employees. Through the implementation of the Discretionary Effort Leadership Model, you can create an environment where discretionary effort is given on a regular basis and employees, feeling valued, stay with your organization. 
In this presentation you will learn how to:  
  • Define discretionary effort
  • Recognize the difference between 20th century engagement programs and 21st century discretionary effort
  • Contrast discretionary effort with going the extra mile
  • Understand how discretionary effort leadership enhances productivity and innovation 
  • Learn how gratitude is an exceptional employee retention strategy
  • Recognize the engagement value of human dignity 
  • Understand how concern for employee well-being is critical to employee/managers relationships 
Implementing the principles that keeps the grass watered on your side of the fence, involves learning how to: 
  • Optimize work for the employee
  • Enhance the employee experience
  • Take advantage of employee gifts and talents
  • Create a culture of collaboration and camaraderie 

Who can Benefit:

Anyone who uses Microsoft Outlook, particularly those who are having trouble getting everything done and feeling stressed out. 
  • Team leaders
  • Office Managers
  • Project managers
  • Executives
  • Sales managers
  • Customer service managers
  • Directors
  • Assistant directors
  • Marketing managers
  • Account managers
  • Business development managers
  • Finance directors
  • HR directors
Webinar Id: ISSKB0012

Duration: 60 mins

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