Leadership On the Edge

Free Webinar Next Week: Employee Engagement During Challenging Times

Next Wednesday (September 15th) I’m going to talk about employee engagement online. The free Webinar will be at 1:00 PM EDT.  If you are interested, please sign up here.

Employee engagement is a vital driver of an organization’s bottom-line results and critical outcomes—including absenteeism, turnover, customer satisfaction, and operational and financial performance. A weak economy, internal stressors, industry- and market-based changes, as well as a wide variety of management struggles all play an exacerbating role in preventing employees from being focused and engaged. But whether you’re a company executive, senior manager, HR professional, supervisor or team leader, the responsibility for keeping employees engaged often falls to you.

I’ll talk about practical techniques for keeping employees engaged and productive during turbulent times.

The Webinar is sponsored by eCornell.

How to Keep Employees Engaged in Challenging Times

BLG Leadership Insights

Developing the Influencing Skills of Your Leaders: eCornell Webinar

Last month eCornell hosted a Webinar with Professor Samuel Bacharach entitled “Developing the Influencing Skills of Your Leaders”.  Professor Bacharach discussed his approach to the micro-skills of high performance leadership. Specifically, he laid out two overlapping sets of skills: the skills needed to move agendas ahead, and those needed to execute.

As he argued, the key to execution is the capacity to get people on your side and maintain momentum. In the world in which authority is no longer the answer for everything, Professor Bacharach invited the 1,000 plus crowd to think about how to use influence to move their agendas. eCornell invites you to listen to the archived version of this Webinar by going here.

Heather Burlew-Hayden, eCornell

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