SESSION #1 // 10-11:30am // Growing Your Talent
Whether you’ve been leading for two days or two decades, this session will help attendees tackle a common leadership challenge: How to successfully motivate, develop, and empower a diverse group of people to work together and achieve remarkable results. Using an analogy from his book “Always Growing,” Jones will share the four components to growing your talent:
- Letting something grow on its own is not wise
- Determining what a plant needs is critical to optimum growth
- Pruning is sometimes necessary to minimize undesirable outcomes
- Harvesting is much more than reaching the intended goal
SESSION #2 // 1:15-2:45pm // Talk Your Way to a Stronger Team
In today’s technology-driven, fast-paced work environments, it’s so easy to forget the human element that is the key to building cohesive teams. We’ve become so busy trying to get work done that we sometimes neglect to invest time in fostering healthy work environments that help each team member deliver their best work. Our ability and willingness to listen is limited, we take a “one size fits all” approach to communication, and we rarely think about how to build a higher degree of trust with others using our words.
In this program, you will explore the significant impact your personality can have on how you communicate with others. Learn what it means to be an “aggressive listener,” hearing both the content and intent of the words spoken by others. You’ll also discover the negative power of “trigger words” and how to reduce them in conversations with team members. Expect to gain fresh insights on how to motivate individuals across all generations with your words. Most importantly, you will leave better equipped to express your own thoughts with greater clarity, confidence, and competence to those around you.
GET THE BOOK: Jones will sign copies of his book “Always Growing” after the workshops. All proceeds will benefit the Alan Steiman Scholarship Fund.