How to recognize and eliminate behaviors that hinder your success
How to address conflict promptly and directly—like a leader
How to push back diplomatically when requests and deadlines are unreasonable
How to find a sustainable balance between your work and personal life
And much more!
Women are finally well represented in supervisory and management positions in most organizations across the country. Yet, despite these visible signs of success, many are finding the road to leadership success rocky. This workshop is a rare opportunity to acquire important leadership skills and use those newfound skills to gain the respect of co-workers and those you supervise. It’s filled with insights into the special and often-overlooked talents women leaders can bring to the table and cutting-edge tactics successful women leaders are using right now to make things happen in their organizations.
Day One: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
See yourself—and be seen by others—as a leader
Bossy … moody … emotional … overcoming the labels women sometimes get saddled with
A simple exercise to define your leadership identity and its effect on others
How to strip back the layers, create your own personal brand and let it blossom
Honestly assess where you need improvement—even small changes pay big dividends!
5 leadership tests no woman escapes
Countering gender bias: Tips … and a few warnings
Develop all the right stuff
Stop trying to “fit in”—the benefits of being who you naturally are
Understanding your leadership style and how to play into your strengths and downplay your weaknesses
5 specific actions you can take today to improve your leadership
How to separate being liked from being respected
2 types of networks that will help you get things done
How to take credit for your accomplishments without bragging
Increasing your visibility: How to overcome the double bind women often find themselves in
How to stop talking too fast, apologizing, over-explaining—and making other credibility-robbing mistakes
Project credibility and earn the respect you deserve
Your employees want more money, more responsibility, more everything—could you be creating a culture of entitlement?
Boss … or friend? How to avoid mismanaging the emotional distance between yourself and your employees
Emotional intelligence: It’s not a “girl” thing … it’s a leadership requirement
A new mental script for controlling your behaviors, tendencies and impulses
How to use social media to advance your career—not derail it
Always communicate purposefully and meaningfully
How really listening can make you a much better leader
How to be heard in meetings: Pounding the table won’t work, but these tips will
How to accept responsibility for a mistake and put a positive spin on it
Communication breakdown: If you can’t get your message across, how can anyone act on it?
How to astutely “read” an individual or group and adapt your communication style accordingly
Emotional intelligence in action! 5 tips you’ll use every day
How to get over pre-presentation nervousness and speak comfortably before groups of any size
How to courteously but firmly take back the floor in meetings when interrupted
How to say “no” when appropriate—without sounding like the “Queen of Mean”
Day Two: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Light the fire in your team …
The #1 leadership lesson: It’s not about you; it’s about your people
How the entire process for finding and bringing top talent on board has changed
You have a plan for creating a diverse culture—but do you have the passion?
Do employees run to you with every little thing? Tell-tale signs you may be overprotective
Getting even the most contrary employees to do what they’re supposed to do
The key to motivating the unmotivated: Be very good at these 5 things
How to supervise employees with different values, lifestyles and views … and reap the positive benefits
Why bother to delegate? Because both you and your employees win
… And keep the flame burning
2 things to never forget about keeping good employees happy
3 golden rules for setting team goals that stick
Feel uncomfortable giving praise? Why successful motivators don’t think that way at all
How to keep your feedback positive—even when the employee is angry or has endless excuses
Using the technique of fait accompli to get what you want—end of discussion
Addressing poor performance: Avoid soft-pedaling that can come back to haunt you
Got bad attitudes on your team? How to set and enforce a zero-tolerance policy
Disciplining employees: How to be known as firm, but fair
Turn around challenges and become an opportunity-driven leader
How to disagree without being negatively labeled behind your back
Conflict: Fight or flight? Here’s a better option
7 top sources of conflict on the job—and how the wisest women leaders handle them
When disagreements arise … step into a leader’s role by adopting these 3 behaviors
How to appear immune to cruel words, potshots and personal attacks (even when you’re not)
When it’s okay to show emotions, when to rein them in and how to tell the difference
Dealing with hotheads, know-it-alls and other difficult characters: Is your leadership showing?
Assess where you stand—and where to go from here
How to ask others for honest feedback—without seeming weak or putting anyone on the spot
Mentors: You can have more than one—in fact, you should
How to create your personal vision statement that defines your purpose and guides your future—25 words or less, please!
Dispelling the myth that women must work twice as hard: Are you overloading yourself?
Before putting work ahead of your personal life … a few things to think twice about
Expand your possibilities! Don’t pigeonhole yourself or allow others to
Passion: Why it’s one of the top qualities people want to see in their leaders
What top managers really look for when deciding whom to promote
No resting on your laurels: How to seek new opportunities to take risks … take charge … and prime the pump for change