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MEGA SESSION Business Readiness: Ensuring Our Teams Are Ready for What's Next
LVCC N109-114
Monday 06/24/2019 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Relationship Management | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Simple tools and practical strategies are provided for the modern leader to ensure that teams and talent are able to quickly align, adapt and deliver. 

Resistance to change is among the top five generators of workplace drama, which can translate into hours of employee unproductivity. (Do employees request time to “grieve” when necessary changes are made for the organization to stay competitive? Do they complain that change is too hard?) But change isn't hard—it's only hard for the unready. This counterintuitive session is a call to greatness for the modern leader, whose role is to cultivate teams and talent to be ready for what's next. This can be achieved by debunking the change myths that fuel the need to sympathize with employees, preventing readiness for change. Leave with simple tools and practical strategies to ensure that your teams are able to quickly align, adapt and deliver per the organization’s need to meet the competitive demands of the market and customers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define a modern leadership philosophy that focuses on business readiness and dispels myths and traditional theories of change management.
  • Provide ways in which leaders can conserve team energy and succeed with maximum ROI, in spite of the limiting beliefs that create “change fatigue.”
  • Practice strategies to ensure that the focus of leadership is to make change least disruptive to the business, rather than to the people.
  • Embrace a new model and mindset for readiness—a game-changing approach to transforming cultures that respond well to adversity and drive innovation and results.
  • Illustrate practical techniques and tools for leaders to align their teams with organizational direction and shift energy from “why we can't” to “how we can.”
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Cy Wakeman,
Cy Wakeman, Inc.