There are three kinds of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who say, “What happened?” While everyone secretly wants to be a mover and shaker, fear of failure holds many prisoner. This highly interactive and humorous session shows you how to leap from procrastination, crash through comfort zones, make fears disappear, visualize goals, move forward, and have fun doing it. Discover how attitude creates success, shapes mood, is contagious, and has tremendous impact on personal and professional effectiveness and performance. Studies have shown the impact of a positive attitude.
- Learn to manage your mood even under difficult circumstances.
- Explore how the power of attitude is contagious and can change office morale and organizational culture.
- Discover the three secrets only optimists know.
- Increase confidence by breaking through behavioral barriers.
- Rearrange neural pathways toward positive and optimistic thinking patterns.
For years, leaders have been taught to trust their instincts, rely on experience, and develop innate talent—but this is no longer enough. “Relational leadership” is a new way to unlock a deeper understanding of what it means to be a successful leader in our socially networked world. It involves five principles that show how leadership actually happens among people; the practices that bring this leadership to life; and proven ways to support leaders in creating real and transformative change. Learn how you can build collective team intelligence, foster healthier cultures, and support faster and more informed decision-making.
- Five major trends now affecting how we lead and develop others.
- Five new principles, processes and practices that enhance leadership behavior—to harness for yourself and for those you coach or support.
- Eight different kinds of change that leaders commonly face today, and how to work with them.
- A leadership blueprint for your current HR development strategy.
- A leadership toolkit packed with insights, the latest research and examples, which you can use immediately to support yourself, your team and your HR needs.
The rise of Starbucks Coffee, one of the world's most iconic brands, involved astonishing growth and global success as well as internal and external challenges. This session features a riveting dialogue with the former president of Starbucks, which will motivate and equip you to proactively shape the culture and leadership of your team or company.
- Introduction to the “6A process” for leading change.
- The top three lessons of leadership from a life at Starbucks.
- How high-performing cultures shift mindsets from reactive to proactive.
- Two “vulnerable leadership” tips every leader needs in order to deal with failure.
- Inspiration and clear advice to implement in your personal journey.
Leadership is about influence, not position. As leaders positioned in the middle of the organization, HR faces numerous challenges; this engaging session exposes those challenges and teaches how to overcome them. Learn practical ways to influence your leaders, peers, employees, and others in your organization, without being in charge or at the top. The people who have the most influence in an organization are those in the middle. The next time you feel helpless, remember this new perspective.
- Explore tangible ways to influence those in the C-suite by adding value.
- Learn the importance of influencing peers and doing so effectively.
- Be a leader to those in lower positions by helping them reach their potential through development and encouragement.
- Realize that as leaders in the middle, HR brings incredible value to the organization.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Show employers that you have the HR skills and knowledge needed to drive organizational success by earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential—the only HR certification backed by SHRM’s nearly 70 years of service to the industry. This session will benefit anyone with an interest in HR certification, planning to apply for a SHRM credential, or already scheduled to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
- How to choose which exam is right for you.
- Best practices for studying.
- Tips and tools to put you on the path to success.
Where are you on the strategic-thinking spectrum? HR professionals are inclined to deal with what's right in front of them or due today, and yes, sometimes you have to take that here-and-now approach. But if you find yourself focused only on tactical issues as days or weeks go—getting lost in the details rather than navigating the bigger picture—you're doing your department, company and career a huge disservice. Keeping pace with tomorrow’s demands requires an HR department that leads company-wide strategic initiatives; your company's very survival may well depend on it, as those that fail to innovate are finding it tougher and tougher to compete. Learn how to elevate your game and move from tactical thinker to strategic leader.
- What it means to think and lead strategically.
- How to make time to strategize even when you're already underwater.
- How to focus on the 20 percent of your efforts that result in 80 percent of the benefits.
- How to avoid falling into the trap of doing a task simply because it's easy.
- The six facets of strategic thinking: where you are now on the spectrum; how to improve in each area.
- How to get from business need to action by creating an implementation plan to accomplish the strategic goals you've identified.
HR has the opportunity to shape, define and implement the people practices that drive a business’s success. The time to move HR from a “support” function to a leadership resource is now. HR can be fully integrated throughout an organization and assume the mantle of leadership while making this a reality. This session will break down the current state of HR and its traditional approach and provide an exciting, relevant alternative that can work in all types of organizations. You will learn how to awaken the leadership attributes that already exist in HR for yourself both personally and professionally.
- Equip those who manage people to be effective, consistent and supportive.
- Eliminate (or reduce) the time and practice of “Report and Control.”
- Leading through all you do intentionally regardless of the level of your HR role.
- Develop, develop, develop – How growth is an on-going continuum that has no end.
Being “leadership fit” is not about running or yoga. It’s about operating at your personal best—and continuous improvement. It’s the difference between being a great leader with great results, and being mediocre or worse. How can you develop effectively to have the greatest impact on your business and those you lead? How do you navigate the crowded landscape of leadership development activities? This practical session introduces tools and strategies to elevate your leadership game, guide your ongoing development, and help you maintain peak performance.
- Use a framework to determine which leadership development activities will yield the best results.
- Learn low-cost, high-impact ways to continuously develop.
- Incorporate leadership development techniques into your daily and weekly activities.
- Discover techniques to build strong self-awareness.
- Apply a personalized leadership fitness plan template.
- Understand how to build a strong foundation of leadership capability.
Transform the anxiety related to disruption into creativity. Given the ramped-up pace of change, the key competencies that leaders and teams need to develop are futuristic thinking and emotionally intelligent communication. Mastering these skills is essential for creating and nurturing a culture of innovation and growth and combatting resistance to change. Opportunities can come from disruption; this presentation empowers HR professionals to take the steps to ensure that their organizations are poised to seize them.
- Promote the development of futuristic thinking, a vital skill that only 3 percent of the population has mastered.
- Use emotionally intelligent communication to combat resistance to change.
- Develop new strategic plans within HR and across the organization, based on the opportunities that disruption brings.
As a leader, you are frequently expected to manage and obtain results from people and situations over which you lack managerial authority (you don't have it or can't use it, in the traditional sense of “do as I say”). To create win/win solutions, learn how to quickly find each person’s personal motivators and align your goals with them. Ask empowering questions of people, to help them discover unknown resources, solve their own problems, and take ownership of the solutions.
- Get enthusiastic buy-in for HR initiatives from internal and external stakeholders by aligning your initiatives with their natural motivators.
- Motivate staff and others to enthusiastically support your vision and goals (without changing them) by customizing your approach.
- Create win/win solutions to problems by uncovering shared objectives, even when there don't appear to be any.
- Influence leadership and staff at all levels—including those who are naturally change-resistant—to support organizational change.
- Overcome objections and resistance by using the counterintuitive strategy of agreeing, rather than arguing.
Managers around the world are feeling the pressure of having too many plates to spin, but this inspirational, funny and highly practical session can help transform your leadership. Following this simple, easy-to-follow framework to see an increase in employee engagement, greater loyalty and motivation in your staff, and higher morale in your team.
- A simple framework that's easy to implement and sustain, to increase employee engagement.
- The nine employee needs that lead to higher morale and ownership.
- Three simple questions to help create more purposeful workplaces.
- The three essential ingredients for employees’ jobs to motivate them.
- How to increase an employee's sense of autonomy at work.
Too often we tell ourselves that we need to watch and study other companies or industries to better mirror them. Instead of concerning ourselves with how much cooler and more agile or attractive others are, we should consider the fact that we may already work for an amazing company—we just don’t know how to identify and communicate what makes it a fantastic place to work.
- Know your organization’s true value to itself.
- Distinguish between what you are told and what you actually believe.
- Discover what you need to believe, communicate, and live your value.
- Actively move forward to “you doing you.”
Now that you have your SHRM credential, don’t lose it! Find out how to maximize the flexibility of SHRM’s recertification program. Whether you’ve just earned your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or you’ve had it for a few years, this informative session can help you create a recertification plan to achieve your career and professional development goals. Learn about all the tools and resources SHRM offers to make the process of maintaining your credential as efficient as possible.
- Create a plan to meet your recertification goals with purpose.
- Get tips for utilizing all the recertification tools and resources available to you.
We have two choices: to be perfect or to be happy. The former is an impossibility; as for the latter, how do we find happiness in our imperfection? The presenter uses humorous stories, entertaining exercises, and some serious reality checks to answer that question, as we attempt the crazy balancing act called life. Be brought to a place of gratitude and acceptance of our perfectly imperfect lives.
- Dispel the myth that perfection equals happiness. Confirm that happiness is a choice, not a constant.
- Understand how seeking assistance or mentorship indicates strength and courage; end the perception that it indicates weakness.
- See how our words, thoughts and actions can powerfully change the course of our lives.
Leaders often invest a great deal of time and money into developing the right goals to grow their business and outperform their competition. They often fail to protect these investments, however, by failing to develop actionable strategies or to vet their strategies before implementing them. They also neglect to carefully devise a plan to develop the real drivers of success: the right mindset and personal attributes for fully executing specific goals and strategies. This content-rich interactive session teaches simple step-by-step processes for turning strategies from average to actionable, and for accelerating development of the mindset and attributes needed for success. Leaders will also learn how to avoid common strategic planning mistakes.
- Understand how to use the nine filters for vetting a strategy.
- Proactively identify the blind spots in your strategies.
- Link company growth and personal development to create an organizational competitive advantage.
- Learn how to avoid common mistakes in strategic planning.
- Recognize hidden strategy pitfalls that undermine employee engagement and stifle consistent progress.