Workshop 1 (for all staff)
Conversations to Optimize Your Performance and Potential
This program trains employees to take control of managing their performance to support short- and long-term career objectives. In this workshop, your entire staff will learn strategies they can use to ask thoughtful questions, elicit new insights and turn everyday work interactions into opportunities for maximizing their performance and potential.
Participants learn how to:
- Ask powerful questions that result in new points of view from managers, colleagues, and customers, etc.
- Engage in two-way dialogue with peers and managers to comfortably give and receive feedback.
- Increase the ability to independently seek-out real-time insight [rely less on the manager as the sole source of feedback].
Audience: All Staff Duration: half-day
1. Developing the Capacity to Invite Feedback and Coaching
Self manage your performance and potential by soliciting different points of view from your professional network. Asking for feedback gives an additional perspective and shrinks blind spots.
2. Expanding Your Perspective Through Others
Learn how to engage others to help you grow. Discover how everyday work interactions can offer the best opportunities for on-the-spot insights and on-the-job growth. Learn the key to asking thoughtful questions of managers, colleagues, and customers that result in new points of view.
- 3. Giving and Receiving Insight
Use a conversation framework designed to think about the present and future [versus justify the past]. Learn how these brief, one-to-one conversations with your manager and peers result in recognizing accomplishments, strengths, ideas for working better together, and ideas for strengthening performance.
5. Considering the Role of Behavior
Stellar work results are not enough. How others experience interacting with you can make or break your reputation and ability to move up the ladder. Explore the impact of behavior on career trajectory, organizational culture, productivity, team dynamics, and more. Learn how to assess your behavior and seek input from others to balance your self-awareness.
6. Opening Up to New Insights
Discovering yourself through the eyes of others can feel daunting. Learn how to manage the apprehension that accompanies requests for feedback and develop the capacity to hear “need-to-know” information that could make the difference between a successful or stalled career.