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Why Every Business Person Needs to Be an "Aha" Leader

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 10:58 AM

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Why Every Business Person Needs to Be an "Aha" Leader

Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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With each passing day, we are continually expected to be more productive. When we don’t know the answer, we either Google it or go to the person (e.g. the thought leader) we think can give us the answer that’s contextually relevant to our situation.
 
Who do we turn to and why? Whether that person is inside or outside our organization, we expect a truthful answer we can internalize. We expect the person we turn to be authentic, transparent, and trustworthy. We expect our own personal thought leader. Shouldn’t you be that thought leader for someone else?
 
Come hear The AHA Guy Mitchell Levy, a Silicon Valley Thought Leader that’s seen and helped deploy and use technology in corporations for over a quarter of a century.

Key takeaways

Attendees will away with their own "Aha" moments while understanding why personal branding and thought leadership are essential components of today’s workforce and your long-term success.

About the presenter

Mitchell Levy is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including 4 publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Currently, Mr. Levy is The AHA Guy at AHAthat & CEO of THiNKaha. He is a bestselling author with fifty six business books and a contributor at Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Levy has provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, advised over five hundred CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. 

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Topics: career, business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, collaboration, team work, leadership

The Explanation Revolution: Why New Skills Are Needed for a Complicated World

Posted by Melissa Sweat on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:06 PM

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The Explanation Revolution: Why New Skills Are Needed for a Complicated World

Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 12:15-12:45 PM PT

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Lee_LeFever_100x100.jpgThe skill of explanation is both essential and easy to take for granted. Master explainer Lee LeFever will be your guide in discovering the true power of explanation strategy and why it represents an opportunity that professionals have ignored for too long.

 

Key takeaways

  • Take a step back and start to see explanation from a new and fascinating perspective
  • Understand why revolutions large and small depend on explainers
  • Learn why so many experts struggle with clear communication and what's needed for improvement
  • Learn a memorable and unique approach to explaining nearly any idea effectively
  • Discover the essential elements of many explanations and why they matter

About the presenter

Lee LeFever has been a professional explainer for over a decade. He is the co-founder of Common Craft, author of The Art of Explanation (Wiley, 2012) and host of the Explainer Academy. Since 2007, Common Craft has won numerous awards, created explanations for the world's most respected brands and created explainer videos that have earned over 50 million online video views. Today, Common Craft produces educational guides, ready-made videos and visuals that are used by educators and explainers in over 50 countries. Lee lives in Seattle with his wife and business parter, Sachi. 

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Topics: career, business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, collaboration, team work, leadership

The Gen Z Effect and the Future of Business with Author Tom Koulopoulos

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Lunch & Learn Webinar - The Gen Z Effect and the Future of Business with Author Tom Koulopoulos

Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 12:00-12:40 PM PST Please enjoy the recording of this past webinar.

Tom Koulopoulos The Gen Z EffectGen Z is not just the latest generation but rather a distinct set of behaviors that are going to change business in ways we are just beginning to understand. Join Tom as he shares the ground-breaking research and insights from his latest book, The Gen Z Effect: The Six Forces Shaping the Future of Business.

Key takeaways

  • How the world's changing demographics are going to impact every economic and social institution

  • The unimagined scale and effect of Hyperconnectivity

  • Turning the world into your classroom

  • The shift from Affluence to Influence

  • The bright side of hacking

Praise for The Gen Z Effect by Tom Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen

"For years, I have experienced enterprises losing the wisdom of generations because of generational divides. This book offers hope and prescription for stemming that loss. It comes at a critical time in the evolution of organizations."

-Jim Champy, author of Reengineering the Corporation

"Working with some of the world's largest retailers I see first hand how critical it is to understand and integrate The Gen Z Effect into an organization's strategy for growth. Tom and Dan provide a clear view of the disruptive force that Gen Z is already having on our businesses and our world, as well as the sort of future we can all look forward to."

-Stephanie Fischer, president & CEO of the Global Retail Marketing Association

About the presenter

Tom Koulopoulos is acknowledged as one of the industry’s leading futurists. He is the author of ten books and founder of Delphi Group, a 20-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Delphi provides advice on innovation practices and methods to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies. Tom is also a columnist for Inc.com, an adjunct professor at Boston University Graduate School of Management, an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, and past Executive Director of the Perot Systems Innovation Lab, which was acquired in 2009 by Dell Computer.
 
Named one of the industry’s most influential consultants by InformationWeek magazine, his articles and market insights appear frequently in national and international print and broadcast media such as BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. Geoff James of CBS Interactive Media called Tom “one of the truly deep thinkers in the arena of technology and culture.” Forbes.com named Tom one of its Business Visionaries with “an incisive view of world trade.”
 
Mr. Koulopoulos’ ten books include his most recent, The Gen Z Effect; Cloud Surfing; The Innovation Zone; and Corporate Instinct.
 
His work has been praised by luminaries such as Peter Drucker and Tom Peters who called his writing “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” And according to the late Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”

Topics: generations in the workplace, business results, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, leadership

Effective Strategies to Manage Conflict at Work

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 12:15 PM

Lunch & Learn Webinar - Effective Strategies to Manage Conflict at Work

Thursday, June 5, 2014 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time Please enjoy the recording of this past webinar.

Lorraine Segal

Unresolved conflict can affect productivity and satisfaction at work. While it is human to have disagreements, effective communication skills can turn these into opportunities to deepen mutual understanding, solve problems creatively, and co-exist peacefully. Lorraine will introduce some essential conflict management skills, including:
  • Understanding conflict and its sources.

  • Positive strategies for effective communication to resolve/avoid conflict.

  • A 15-second technique to cool down conflict which you can use at any time.

About the presenter

Lorraine Segal is a communication and forgiveness specialist, a certified conflict management coach, and trainer through her business, ConflictRemedy.com. She teaches these skills at Sonoma State University and St. Joseph Health LifeLearning Center. For more information about Lorraine’s coaching, mediation, and training services, please visit her website/blog at www.ConflictRemedy.com, e-mail her at lorraine@conflictremedy.com or call her at (707) 236-8079.

Topics: generations in the workplace, human resources, Lunch & Learn Webinar, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, collaboration, team work, leadership

Leadership BEYOND Gender: Transcend Limiting Mindsets to Become an Engaging Leader

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 05:13 PM

Lunch & Learn Webinar - Leadership BEYOND Gender: Transcend Limiting Mindsets to Become an Engaging Leader

Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time

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Valencia RayWe all have blind spots we are not aware of, and if we knew how to eliminate them, we could more easily expand the vision for our lives and leadership. Leadership Beyond Gender addresses the root of our blind spots and ways to recognize how to access your brain to perform at your very best. Mindset is at the root of effective organizational change and an engaging culture. Practical neuroscience based exercises and tools will be shared for getting unstuck, raise self-awareness, and reduce stress for more health and vitality.

Key takeaways

  • Learn what is at the root of ineffective leadership communication and team development

  • Recognize how brain-created “self-fulfilling prophecy” limits leadership potential

  • Tips and strategies to begin to understand how to “optimally operate” your amazing brain

About the presenter

VALENCIA RAY, M.D. is a consultant and executive coach for organizations that want to help their executives perform at their very best. She is also a dynamic speaker and trainer who helps to restore vision by shining the light on the core issues that get in people’s way of achieving their true potential. By eliminating these blind spots, her clients become more focused on a daily basis, experience more confidence in themselves and their talents, build more momentum toward their dreams and goals and feel more passion for their work, career and life.

Topics: Lunch & Learn Webinar, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, team work, leadership

Complimentary Webinar on 10/3/13 - Lean in Action: Streamline your processes and achieve results!

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 01:23 PM

Lunch and Learn Webinar - Lean in Action: Streamline your processes and achieve results!

Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time

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Pierre Brickey 100x100Lean’s origins started in manufacturing and the automotive industry, but Lean has also found success in other lines of business. With a focus on value from the customer’s perspective, operational waste is reduced and processes are streamlined. Employees are empowered to provide improvement solutions and metrics show the fruit of the organizational labor.  Take a look at how UCSF Medical Center is using Lean to improve IT services.

Key takeaways

  • You will understand the high level concepts of Lean.

  • You will see how customer focus actually reduces cost.

  • You will be able to define and identify operational waste.

  • And… you will know that you want to learn more!

About the presenter

Pierre Brickey has over twenty years of experience in the technology industry spanning the defense, telecom, and healthcare sectors. As Director of IT Quality at UCSF Medical Center, he is focused on enterprise IT value, process improvement, and service quality. In his spare time, he is the IT Program Director for the Mission Bay Hospitals construction effort, due to open in February 2015.

Topics: business results, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinar, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management

Another Opportunity to Attend, "Time for Leadership: Finding an Hour to Lead," a Special, Free Webinar on 8/1/13

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 @ 01:06 PM

Special Lunch and Learn Webinar - Time for Leadership: Finding an Hour to Lead

Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 12:00-12:50 PM Pacific Time

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Space is limited.

describe the imageSo many attendees enjoyed this special webinar on 7/17 that we decided to offer a second session!

Leaders today are challenged with finding time to lead! Based on one of our surveys, 3.27 hours are spent on e-mail every day, not to mention the never-ending to-do lists, back-to-back meetings, changing priorities, and the increasingly complex work environment and virtual workforce—all leaving not much time for leading. This translates to an inability to coach and develop people, difficulty staying strategic, and struggling with creative problem-solving and innovation. Not having time to lead isn't just a side effect; it is a core threat to leadership.  

What could you do in your workweek to find an hour to lead? How about an hour a day? Or several hours a day? In this inspiring and innovative session, based on his revolutionary Accomplishing More Leadership Program, Pierre Khawand, Founder & CEO of People-OnTheGo, demonstrates exactly how you can find that hour to lead -- by focusing on results, strategic thinking, emotional acumen, self- and team-awareness, and even more time-saving techniques.

Key takeaways:

  • New insights into time, the perception of time, and the multi-dimensional aspects of working effectively to speed up progress and win the war against the clock.

  • Practical techniques that can lead to behavioral changes, then develop into practices, enabling you to rewire your brain and augment your leadership potential.

  • Redefining "play time" and adopting innovative ways to get rejuvenated, which will help you discover whole new levels of creativity, happiness, and fulfillment.

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Topics: time management tips, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinar, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, leadership

Complimentary Webinar on 7/11/13: How to Use Visual Project Management for Greater Productivity

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Wed, Jun 19, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

Lunch and Learn Webinar: How to Use Visual Project Management for Greater Productivity

Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time

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Andy Wibbels 100x100 Visual project management lets you quickly see what you’re working on, determine how much time and resources you’ll need, and ultimately, execute your projects. Managing your work visually allows you to work more productively and efficiently. It helps you spot patterns more quickly and make better decisions. In this webinar, you will learn how to use visualization to organize your projects, manage your workload, and collaborate more effectively with team members.

Key takeaways

  • What are the top 3 challenges for people juggling multiple projects

  • How virtual whiteboards help you prioritize your work and scope out your projects

  • The benefits of a visual approach to managing your workload

  • What tools you can use to organize your work visually

About the presenter

Andy Wibbels is Director of Solutions and Partner Marketing at Mindjet, a collaborative tools and work management software company based in San Francisco. He's the author of Blogwild: A Guide for Small Business Blogging and contributing author to Business: The Ultimate Resource.

Topics: virtual teams, document collaboration, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinar, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, collaboration, team work

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Maximize Professional Potential Now with Peer Coaching

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Thu, May 16, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

Complimentary Lunch & Learn Webinar: Maximize Professional Potential Now with Peer Coaching

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time

Space is limited.

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Paul Axelrod 100x100In this webinar, you will learn how to engage others in their own development through basic peer coaching techniques. Peer coaching is a simple yet powerful way of encouraging others to own their professional growth in a non-evaluative, reciprocal, and trust-based atmosphere.  It is also an effective way to integrate authenticity and self-reflection into traditional behavior-based approaches to professional development.

Key takeaways

  • Why peer coaching is needed now more than ever
  • How peer coaching differs from behavior-based approaches to professional development
  • Practical experience with the four key elements of peer coaching
  • Exploring ways to apply peer coaching to your own work situation

About the presenter

Paul Axelrod is an educator and agent of professional growth based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Paul's knowledgeable and relaxed work style engages clients in their own professional development through facilitated workshops and highly interactive lectures that bring into play diverse subjects taken from politics, art, psychology, philosophy, economics, and more.

Paul holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Washington and has held teaching and faculty positions at the University of Washington, Seattle University, and UC Santa Cruz. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Topics: Lunch & Learn Webinar, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, team work

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Leveraging Mobile Work to Engage Your Employees

Posted by Pierre Khawand on Thu, Feb 07, 2013 @ 12:05 PM

Complimentary Lunch & Learn Webinar: Leveraging Mobile Work to Engage Your Employees

Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 12:00-12:40 PM Pacific Time

Space is limited.

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Pi Wen 100x100James Ware 100x100This session is for anyone who manages Gen Y workers and remote workers, IT professionals who are involved with mobile technology, and knowledge workers who work on-the-go. Past research on mobile workforce has focused on either the technology needs of mobile workers or the challenges of managing a virtual workforce. This Mobile Workforce Survey is the first ever to take an integrated look at both the hardware needs of mobile workers (e.g., mobile devices) and the factors that impact their engagement and personal views about mobile or remote work.

Join Dr. Pi Wen Looi, Founder and Principal of Novacrea Research Consulting and Dr. James Ware, Director of The Future of Work… unlimited, as they present their latest Mobile Workforce Survey findings and share ideas on how you could use these insights to engage your mobile workers.

Key takeaways

  • How and where knowledge workers are getting their work done today

  • What tools they use to be productive

  • How their mobility is affecting their work and their professional and personal relationships

  • Tips for managing and engaging remote workers.

About the presenters

Pi Wen Looi, Ph.D., is the founder and principal of Novacrea Research Consulting. Novacrea helps busy HR leaders and executives increase employee engagement and improve business results. With Novacrea's end-to-end employee survey solution, you get valid employee feedback, in-depth analysis, and organized survey results. Our survey reports enable you to see subgroup performance at a glance, spot trends immediately, and quickly identify areas of strength. Let us worry about your employee survey while you focus your energy on improving your employee performance, operations, and business results. For more information, please visit www.NovacreaResearch.com.

James A. Ware, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of The Future of Work… unlimited, a research and advisory firm with a single mission: bringing the future to work. We offer guidance in creating compelling pictures of the future and designing pathways for getting there. We bring decades of experience in strategic thinking, business case analysis, and change leadership to organizations seeking to make a difference for customers, employees, shareholders, and the community at large. We track and translate the changing nature of work so senior executives can build organizations that leverage people, attract talent, and save money. For more information, please visit www.thefutureofwork.net.

Hope you will be able to join us!

PS: Join our Accomplishing more with less groups on LinkedIn and Facebook to view recordings of previous sessions and become part of the Accomplishing more with less learning community.

Topics: generations in the workplace, virtual teams, generations, Technology, business results, productivity, Lunch & Learn Webinar, Lunch & Learn Webinars, management, webinar, webinars

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