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3 Leadership Keys I Shared at a Training Seminar in Colorado
You’ve just hired a bunch of new leaders. What’s the best way to get them fired up to perform? One of the most effective methods is calling in an experienced keynote and seminar speaker to prime their employees and future company leaders for success.
Recently I gave a training seminar for a leadership team in Colorado. I spoke on a popular topic that companies often request: leveraging the power of perception. The company wanted to start its newer employees off on the right foot, while ensuring these leaders would keep up forward momentum in their careers.
Here are three keys to success that I shared in that leadership training seminar to inspire my audience to roll up their sleeves and get to work:
- Improve Perception: How others perceive you is critical to your success. I helped employees learn how to create the right image by asking, “How do people react to my behavior?” They learned to pay attention to how they interact with others and how their behavior affects their boss and coworkers. They also learned tips on making a conscious effort to avoid negative behaviors and associate with people who are perceived positively by others. Furthermore, I worked to inspire them to develop the confidence to take on a leadership role.
- Increase Visibility: Standing out and getting noticed is equally important. In a workplace where employees come from different cultures and have varied personalities, not everyone is comfortable with self-promotion. However, it’s a skill they can learn. I provided transformative tips to give employees the confidence they need to speak up in meetings, get others talking about their contributions and successes, show upper management the value they provide to them, and look out for project opportunities that will give them increased visibility.
- Exert Influence: Using influence to get ahead is vital. In my leadership training, I worked to empower employees by showing them that influence is not just reserved for CEOs, managers, and others with a prestigious title. I gave them key tools for engaging and interacting with influential senior management and showed them the importance of recruiting advocates to promote their ideas. With this newfound knowledge, they’ll be able to seize upon opportunities for building influence and getting ahead in order to reach star employee status.
Whether you’re looking to hire someone to speak at a leadership training seminar in Colorado or California, your employees need to understand how to hone perception. It’s the key to a successful career with your company and long-term job satisfaction.
Many top organizations hire an effective corporate speaker because they recognize the importance of always keeping their employees, supervisors, managers, and executive leaders motivated and armed with new tools and innovative ideas to help them get ahead in their own careers and become valuable assets to the organization.
Effective speakers understand that in any workshop, leadership skills training program, or seminar, you must help your audience to answer the question, “What’s in it for me?” You want to focus on how to help your people grow as individuals and leaders, not tell them they need to do this and that to improve the company’s productivity levels. Inspire your people to be fearless action-taking leaders, and you’re bound to see a jump in performance.
That’s what happened for the Colorado company I spoke to—after the leadership training seminar, they saw a marked increase in engagement and productivity, as well as improved workplace dynamics. A motivational training can do the same thing for your company, too!
Copyright © 2012 Joel Garfinkle, All Rights Reserved. Joel Garfinkle is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., and the author of 7 books, including Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. He has worked with many of the world’s leading companies, including Google, Deloitte, Amazon, Ritz-Carlton, Gap, Cisco, Oracle, and many more. Subscribe to his Fulfillment at Work Newsletter and receive the FREE e-book, "41 Proven Strategies to Get Promoted Now!"
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