BUILDING POLITICAL SKILLS
Career derailments of otherwise high-potential individuals occur with unacceptable frequency. Research shows that the inability to successfully manage organizational dynamics is often the cause. Dealing with the complex interdependencies inside the workplace and its related relationship issues poses more of a challenge. This set of sessions will help you to develop tools to navigate organizational dynamics that are critical for developing and retaining talent. You will also learn to build and strengthen your own competency in managing organizational politics.
CONNECTING THE TALENT BRAND TO THE CUSTOMER BRAND
Firms compete in markets for customers…and talent. In both cases, they have a brand. Unfortunately, the connection between the customer brand and talent brand is often missing in organizations. Using a real-world business case as a springboard, you'll evaluate if the company organized their talent to execute on a customer value proposition.
ENGAGING YOUR AUDIENCE: THE POWER OF STORY TO FUEL GROWTH
"Tell me the facts and I'll learn. Tell me the truth and I'll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever." The skill to create and tell compelling stories becomes important for leaders, who often need to act as an editor, shaping the stories told by employees and customers to align with a shared vision. In this session, we will break down the basic elements of storytelling, apply them to your company, and give you the opportunity to practice telling a story about your organization, your product, or yourself.
WHAT SHAPES OUR DECISIONS
How do people judge value? How do employees in your company make decisions? How do your intuitions help and hurt your judgments? During this session you will learn to:
- Identify factors that influence people's decisions
- Understand what happens when people grow tired of making choices
- Determine the limits of influence that companies have on their employees' choices