Session Resources

Session 1: Trust and Influence
 

  • Article: Footprints We Leave Behind
  • Article: The Demise of Civility in the Workplace
  • TedTalk - Brene Brown - The Power of Vulnerability
  • TedTalk - Simon Sinek - How Leaders Inspire Action
  • Build relationships with strategies to remember people's names
  • Book Review: Reality is Broken - Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
  • Book Review: How the Mighty Fall
  • Article - Business Etiquette: The New Rules
  • Article: Lights, Camera, Action! Set the Stage for Leadership Excellence
  • Article: Authenticity and Leadership Effectiveness
  • Article: There's More to Leadership Than Knowing the Job
  • Book Recommendations related to module 1
  • Article: Three F's of Leadership
  • Article: The Courage to Act: Being a Maverick Manager
  • Book Review: Leaders Open Doors
  • Article: We Thought We Promoted the Right Person Into Leadership
  • Article: Lose Your Cool, Lose Your Credibility
  • Article: Can Managers Be Friends With Their Direct Reports?
 
Session 2: Communicating for Results
 
  • Article: Email That Gets Results
  • Emotional Intelligence through LinkedIn
  • Article: Strengthen Your Communication Skills
  • Article: What Do You Really Mean?
  • Article: Mastering LinkedIn - It's Not Just for Job Seekers Anymore
  • Article: Have You Heard the One About the Panda? Seven Tips to Boost Your Writing Skill
  • Book Review: The No Excuse Guide to Success - No Matter What Your Boss - Or Life - Throws at You
  • Article: Engaging a Multi-Generational Workforce - spotlight on Ayres Associates
  • Article: Email - Are Your Employee Emails a Little Too Informal? 
  • Book Recommendations related to module 2
  • Book Review: Talk Like Ted
  • Article: Emotionally Intelligent Leader: Bottom-line Idea or Group Hug
  • Article: Business Networking and Continuous Learning Go Hand in Hand
  • Emotional Intelligence Quiz
  • Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques
 
Session 3: Culture, Motivation, and Aligning Goals with Strategies
 
  • Article: Selling Your Innovative Ideas to Management
  • Article: Building a Coaching Culture
  • Article: Help Your Ideas Take Flight: A Five Step Process
  • Article: Employee Engagement Surveys - If you're not planning to do anything with the results, don't ask.
  • Article: Emerging Leaders - The Future of Your Organization
  • MRA class Strategic Planning
  • Porter's Generic Competitive Strategies
  • Strategy book: Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors
  • Leadership advice from Sun Tzu, great strategist
  • Book on Strategy: The Art of War by Sun Tzu       
  • Motivation: do you use engagement surveys?
  • Article: Drivers of Engagement in Action
  • Article: Does Higher Employee Engagement = Higher Customer Satisfaction?
  • Article: Motivation from the Top Down
  • Article: Successful Strategy is Built on Understanding the Organization's Culture
  • Book Recommendations related to module 3
  • Article: The Platinum Rule - Leadership Gold
 
Session 4: Training, Delagating, Coaching, and Managing Performance
 
  • Article: How Am I Doing? Employee Expectations and Feedback
  • Article: Boosting the ROI of Employee Training and Development
  • Article: Managing by Walking Away
  • Article: There's Always a Slacker on Every Team
  • Article: Anti-Discrimination Law Compliance: Just Follow the Formula!
  • Article: Use Coaching Strategy to Fuel Business Success
  • Article: How To Delegate The Right Tasks To The Right People: Effective Management Skills For Leadership Success
  • Book: Modern Mentoring by Randy Emelo
  • Article: Identify and Develop Your High Potentials
  • Article: To Train or To Coach?    
  • Article: Delegation - The Mark of a True Leader
  • Article: Bad People or Bad Actions?
  • Article: Talent - Make or Buy?
  • Article: Taking the Dread Out of Performance Reviews
  • Book Review: Multipliers - How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
  • Book Recommendations related to module 4
  • Article: Performance Ratings Been There Done That: What's New for Performance Management
  • Article: Coaching for Innovation
  • Article: Pin the Tail on Performance
  • Article: Having the Uncomfortable Dress Code Conversation
  • Sample Performance Review Questions and Conversation
 
Session 5: Building Collaboration and Managing Conflict
 
  • Book: The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
  • Are some people more prone to drama at work?
  • Forbes Article: 8 Tips for Collaborative Leadership
  • Article: The Power of Collaboration - Lean Sigma
  • Article: Engaging Remote Workers - Let Them Eat Cake
  • Article: Instant Teams and Long-Term Challenges
  • Book Review: Death by Meeting
  • Book Recommendations related to module 5
  • Article: Teamwork - Get Grounded!
  • Article: Inappropriate Topics at Work
  • Article: Conflict Beyond Transaction to Transformation
 
Session 6: Leading Change and Putting It All Together
 
  • Article: A Manager's Guide to Overcoming Resistance to Improvements
  • Article: Leading Change: 5 CEOS on the Power of Culture
  • Article: Change - Walking the Line Between Chaos and Stability
  • Book Recommendations related to module 6


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