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Senior BIE Executive
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Wed Nov 11 2015 at 09:00 pm EDT
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Thu Nov 12 2015 at 05:13 am EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Monday Oct 13, 2014
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Are you a cattle herder or a cat herder? Find out in this fun and insightful program that shares the latest thinking and research about leadership and what types of leaders produce the best results. In this seminar, Don Shapiro, co-author of The Character-Based Leader, will inspire you to embrace your role as a leader and learn how to develop a leadership character that can build trust. Not all leadership methods are equal when it comes to producing results. While most leadership ideas can help you work better with your people, that alone will not raise your people's performance enough to actually boost results. Research shows there are certain types of leaders that produce higher sales, profits, customer satisfaction, teamwork, employee engagement and employee retention. In community organizations, they get more enthusiastic involvement and commitment from volunteers. Great leadership is about trust and building that trust is about your character...who you are. It's not about your title, position, power or authority. You can be a great leader without a title and having a title does not make you a leader. It's also not about using good human relations techniques. While that can improve how well you deal with people, it takes a lot more than techniques to build the type of trust that can produce exceptional performance. People trust your character, not your title or techniques. When you lead from a character that builds trust, your people will enthusiastically join you in pursuing your goals. Leadership character is a combination of your values and principles, how you see your role as a leader and your attitude toward those you lead. That includes integrity, respect, humility and servant leadership. This seminar will explore the type of leadership character that builds trust and how you can grow into this type of leader.
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Do you struggle to understand those management terms but were always afraid to ask? It can almost feel like a secret society, but this one hour session will demystify the management speak and make it crystal clear what they mean. You can then attend any business meeting confident in the knowledge that you can hold your own. We will take a really close look at Visions & Mission statements. Company values and cultures come under scrutiny and how they link to behaviour and attitude. We examine the 'Balanced Scorecard' approach to management and finally we will look at "Strategy & Tactics". By the end of this 1 hour session you will be talking like a top executive!
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When things go wrong in a business, everyone loses out. Employees are frustrated at having to continually fix problems and correct mistakes, the business loses money and often the customer is affected by a reduction in quality or a late delivery. Some major business issues can start from a small error being made early on in the process, going undetected and not being corrected until it is too late. This is where Right First Time is vital if you want to avoid costly mistakes.
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Alia is the founder of ShapeShifters M.E., a supply chain management consulting, and Training company in support of SMEs and entrepreneurs. ShapeShifters is involved in implementing capacity building programs around the Jordan targeting youth and women owned SMEs and micro organizations. Alia is a Jordanian professional carrying a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and 10 year experience in managerial positions for leading organizations in the Middle East at a regional and international capacity. Alia is a Supply Chain Management Advocate and the first Certified Supply Chain Management professional in Jordan, a certification granted by the International Trade Center in Zurich in partnership with the United Nations. A speaker in numerous local and regional events, Alia was invited to join the Arab American Business Fellowship in the U.S. and was granted Citizen Diplomacy Award by the Center of Citizen Diplomacy, Iowa, USA. Alia was also invited to the prestigious join John Smith UK Rule Of Law program in 2014, for her proposal on developing market relevant solutions to reintegrate technically and professionally trained women in the Jordanian workforce. Alia is also the co-founder of BeSolar, a company offering Jordanian residential and commercial sectors sustainable energy solutions with a focus on solar energy based on the highest German thin film technology. However, she takes pride in her most rewarding and influential work, lecturing at the School of Management and Logistics Science in the German Jordanian University Logistics Sciences department, where she interacts with young enthusiastic minds.
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TIPS for Good Management Ltd has been in existence since 1998. Julian Hammond is the principal and founder of the business who has a wide background of industrial and commercial knowledge with over 30 years experience at supervisory, middle and senior management level. Julian also operates at director level. Based in the heart of Norfolk, UK, the Company boasts a number of corporate clients who have gained significant benefits from the courses that TIPS for Good Management offers. We are also approved by the Chartered Management Institute. The TIPS programme has been uniquely developed using our Brain Friendly' techniques. The use of accelerated learning means that information is absorbed more quickly, more thoroughly and can be recalled more easily. In 2007 we were UK Winners of The National Training Awards and in 2008 we received the Training Journal Award for Best Change Management Programme and recognition for the Best Commercial Programme for over 1000 employees. We spend years at school and college learning things. Maths, Science, English, Chemistry, Physics etc, etc. But how long do we spend understanding how we learn? For most of us this period of our lives was spent learning in the "academic way". It was fairly strict and the threat of punishment if we didn't conform was ever present. We learned by constantly repeating things and we competed with our peers, surely you remember the stigma of being bottom of the class or the dislike we felt for the swot who was top of the class? Talking to each other was frowned upon; indeed in exam and test conditions it was called cheating! Learning by reading was also the norm and was probably the way most of the knowledge was transferred. At best our teachers spoke, wrote information on a board and we listened and copied it down. Compare that experience to how we learned things before we could read write or even speak properly. Yes I am referring to our formative years before attending school. We learned by experimenting, by getting it wrong and being encouraged to have another go. We were told stories which carried phenomenally powerful messages. Games and having fun were all an integral part of our learning process at a critical time in our development. In fact these were important lessons that we needed for life, so they had to be learned well. Have you noticed how sometimes under extreme pressure sportsmen "choke"? This tells us a lot about the brain and what the conditions need to be for optimum learning and peak performance. If you consider some of the teachers you had in school or college which one's stand out most? For me it was those that were truly inspirational. The one's that cared about me the individual, who encouraged me to do better even when I perhaps got it wrong or didn't understand straight away. There were never any stupid questions for these teachers, they applauded the attempt and by doing so I lost any fear of failure. Above all else they made it fun, enjoyable and inclusive. Can you recall the colours of the rainbow and in their correct sequence? Thought you might! Did you do the "Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vain" thing? Maybe you remembered ROYGBIV? When you leaned the alphabet and even your "times tables" (when they used to be mandatory) did you do it with either a song or rhythmically? I can almost hear you singing - A, B, C, D, E, F, G.... The use of acronyms and mnemonics have been powerful learning devices for centuries as have stories and metaphors. Here's another strange phenomenon, what happens when you catch a familiar aroma wafting in the air, say a particular perfume or after shave? It immediately accesses the memory of a person, maybe a time and a place of emotional significance to you. For me it is always the smell of newly cut grass in spring. The memories of the cricket field come flooding back and the "crack" of leather on willow. Similarly a familiar piece of music can conjure up in your mind's eye an image of a scene or a memory of an event long since passed. It comes back to our consciousness as sharp and clear and as powerful as if it was only yesterday. What does all of the above tell us and how does this fit with "Brain Friendly Training?" We know that participants on a training event will likely be influenced by the school "system" they experienced. Firstly we create the right environment for the brain to learn effectively, this is absolutely critical. When we deliver information it comes in a variety of ways, all designed to appeal to the most natural way of learning. We play games, and have themes to the sessions where the whole room becomes a learning environment. Music features heavily and the occasional use of carefully selected aromas to set the mood or stimulate participants. The learners are encouraged to share knowledge rather than compete with each other; this can take the form of learning partners or syndicate work. Stories, movie clips, game shows, virtual car racing, Oscar ceremonies, all features in our learning approach. The outcomes of the Brain Friendly approach have been astonishing by anyone's standards. Participants leave the sessions full of energy and ideas about how to implement the training. People talk of "life changing" moments and being able to recall information easily and they retain it for extraordinary long periods of time. The business results for companies have been equally stunning. One large corporate organisation kept a tally of the cost savings proposed over 2 years of management courses we ran. The last total we heard of was over £30 million! In summary, Brain Friendly training is a truly holistic approach to learning. The whole person is engaged in a way that makes even the most difficult of subjects easy to understand and apply in the real world. The techniques appeal directly to that part of the brain where long term memory and learning resides and is probably the most natural way for human beings to absorb, retain and recall information. Our delegates talk of "inspirational training" and "fantastic results". Many are taken by surprise about how much they have learned whilst having fun. This often doesn't become obvious until suddenly they find their brains accessing a piece of learning and apply it to a situation in the workplace with dramatic results!
Don Shapiro is a co-author of the book The Character-Based Leader, founder of The Leadership Initiative and President of First Concepts Consultants. As a consultant and researcher, he has spent the last three decades exploring how leadership affects results, what type of leaders consistently get their people to perform at exceptional levels and how to develop trusted leaders. Don's high energy, fun and insightful leadership seminars inspire people to become better leaders, embrace their role as a leader, and learn how effective leadership improves results. He has delivered hundreds of speeches, seminars and training programs during the last thirty years that have helped thousands of people achieve their potential. Embracing our role as a leader is one type of choice we make. Don is currently writing a book Life Is A Fork In The Road about how to make better choices and follow our inner wisdom to guide our journey through life. His seminars explore all types of choices we make personally and professionally and how we can change them and change our life.
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