Overcoming Barriers to Productivity

 

Course Description

There's one motto almost everyone can relate to: "Make it fast and make it good." In today's competitive marketplace, people are pressed to achieve higher quality, faster results, and lower costs. But balancing these requirements can be difficult. Pay too much attention to quality, and time and costs can swell. Focus too much on speed, and quality might drop. Misdirect your focus, and these demands can start to hamper your productivity in a big way.

 

Learning Objectives

▪ Prioritize your work and use your time efficiently.
▪ Keep yourself motivated during challenging times.
▪ Fight perfectionism and achieve the level of quality a task requires.
▪ Conquer procrastination and successfully tackle the work you least want to do.

 

Keywords

Innovative mindset, enhances the patient and customer experience,  accomplish, achieve, bored, burned out, demotivate, dissatisfied, motivate, overdo, perfect, perfectionism, prioritize, priority, procrastinate, productivity, put off, quality, result, speed, strain, stress, Productivity

 

Target Audience: Leading Others, Leading Self

·         Frontline leaders

·         Individual Contributors

 

Duration: 20 minutes

Languages: English

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What’s on Your Radar

 

Course Description

Revisiting a Radar Chart can help a leader focus time and energy on actions that will contribute most to achieving strategic priorities.

 

Learning Objectives

• Review the essential elements of strategy execution.
• Identify your challenges to executing strategy.
• Consider whether you and your team are focusing time and energy on activities that drive strategy execution.

 

Keywords

Accountability, energy, engagement, execution, focus, priority, strategy, sustainability, urgency

 

Target Audience: Leading Others

·         Frontline Leaders

 

Duration: 7 minutes

Languages: English

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Getting Started as a New Leader

 

Course Description

As a new leader, you've been identified as having the potential for achieving great things. You're probably excited and perhaps a little concerned. That's to be expected. You'll learn about how to address those concerns and, in the process, start performing your new leadership role with confidence and credibility.

 

Learning Objectives

▪ Create a strategy to accelerate your transition into your new role as a leader.
▪ Apply three leadership accelerators to quickly accomplish results by building successful working relationships with your team members.
▪ Align your team's efforts to ensure that they support the organization's business strategies.
▪ Use a tool and other resources to help determine priorities for you and your team.
▪ Assess strengths and growth areas for each of your team members.

 

Keywords

Organizational agility, steward of engagement, authentic, becoming, first time leader, first time manager, former coworkers, former peers, leader responsibilities, leader skills, leader tip, leader transition, leadership responsibilities, leadership skills, leadership tips, new boss, new leader, new manager, new role, Developing Yourself

 

Target Audience: Leading Others

·         Frontline Leaders

 

Duration: 20 minutes

Languages: English

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What to Do When People Don't Improve as Planned

 

Course Description

You thought the discussion on the performance or work habit problem went well, but there's been little or no improvement. The consequences of not acting could be wide-ranging, affecting your team, organization, and customers as well as the person involved. You don't have a choice: You need to address the situation again to find out why it hasn't improved and to turn around unacceptable performance.

 

Learning Objectives

▪ Take appropriate action to effectively address ongoing performance and work habit problems.
▪ Develop a plan that highlights the positive consequences of improving performance and the negative consequences of not doing so.
▪ Use the Interaction Guidelines and Key Principles to conduct an effective discussion that will motivate the individual to improve performance.

 

Keywords

Coaches and develops others, organizational agility, abdication, advice, barriers, budget, buffer, duties, empowering, encouragement, expectations, goals, helpful, incentives, information, micromanaging, physical environment, prioritizing, responsibility, roles, seek details, seek ideas, signs, support, work process, resources, time, tools, training, Coaching

 

Target Audience: Leading Others

·         Frontline Leaders

 

Duration: 20 minutes

Languages: English

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Sparking Accountability and Action

 

Course Description

Employees want a supportive leader, but what does that really mean? You'll learn about four types of support you can provide to boost performance while keeping accountability with direct reports. You'll also learn more about how to gauge when to provide proactive support and when to hold off on coming to the rescue.

 

Learning Objectives

▪ Types of “support” to avoid.
▪ Signs that you can improve how you provide support.
▪ Ways to provide support.

 

Keywords

Coaches and develops others, organizational agility, abdication, advice, barriers, budget, buffer, duties, empowering, encouragement, expectations, goals, helpful, incentives, information, micromanaging, physical environment, prioritizing, responsibility, roles, seek details, seek ideas, signs, support, work process, resources, time, tools, training, Coaching

 

Target Audience: Leading Others

·         Frontline Leaders

 

Duration: 15 minutes

Languages: English

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Adapting your Leadership Approach


Course Description

You just met with a team member to delegate an important assignment. But the meeting didn't go well. The person asked a lot of detailed questions that you couldn't answer, tried to push back responsibility to you, and left the meeting looking anything but engaged. Why didn’t things go as planned?

 

Learning Objectives

▪ Identify key situational factors—the type of discussion and the person's tendencies—that will have the greatest impact on your interactions and discussions.
▪ Assess personal tendencies and develop an adaptive strategy to leverage the opportunities and address the challenges those behaviors create.
▪ Flex the Interaction Essentials to maximize the effectiveness of your discussions.

 

Keywords

Partners effectively through influence, organizational agility, adjust, alter, characteristics, challenges, coaching, customize, delegating, managing performance, diversity, influencing, modify, nature, opportunities, personal tendencies, personality, reactions, style, tailor, traits, work habits, Coaching

 

Target Audience: Leading Others

·         Frontline Leaders

 

Duration: 20 minutes

Languages: English

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Setting Goals and Reviewing Results

 

Course Description

Unclear performance goals can lead to unpleasant surprises when reviewing results, causing direct reports to become frustrated and disengaged. Leaders can help their direct reports take a more active role by sharing responsibility with them for all aspects of their performance. This involves working together to set SMART goals, gather reliable data to accurately track progress, and exchange specific feedback. In addition, both leaders and direct reports can use essential interaction skills to prepare for and conduct formal performance discussions that result in a clear path to achieving results. 

 

Learning Objectives

▪ Demonstrate shared ownership for setting goals, gathering data, tracking progress, and reviewing results.
▪ Compose performance goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound.
▪ Evaluate how direct reports are accomplishing their goals based on two types of performance data.
▪ Use essential interaction skills to meet personal and practical needs during performance discussions.
▪ Recognize the importance of providing ongoing coaching and feedback throughout the performance cycle.

 

Keywords

Coaches and develops others, organizational agility, attainable, behavioral data, feedback and coaching, formal discussions, measurable, performance goals, operational data, performance cycle, personal needs, practical needs, share responsibility, relevant, SMART goals, specific, time bound, tracking

 

Target Audience: Leading Others

·         Frontline leaders

Duration: 2 hours

Languages: English

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Sign up for Reinforcements

This course has available the opportunity to sign up for reinforcements - you'll receive over 12 weeks in the form of short reminders, quick activities to reflect on what you learned and support you as you apply in the workplace. There are questions, text, videos, prompts to reflect, no longer than 2 minutes.

You can access from Mindmarker website (log in as a learner) or Mindmarker app using this code: VK1SGR