Coping with Multitasking During Project Meetings

February 19, 2009 - 4:36pm -- ReadyTalk

During your project meetings, are the participants reading email, surfing the web, or doing instant messaging while they “half-listen” to the meeting?
Research shows that 90% of people participating in virtual meetings are “multitasking”: doing at least one other thing that is not related to the meeting. Wouldn’t it be better for your project outcome if team members and stakeholders paid full attention for the whole meeting? You may be surprised at the answer.

Leading Your Sales Team in Tough Economic Times

January 29, 2009 - 3:45pm -- ReadyTalk

Leadership is most important in challenging times, especially when you are already in a tough business. This web seminar will uncover the 5 things you must do to help your sales team hit their 2009 goals and not get bogged down by the current ‘doom and gloom’ attitude facing many sales organizations today. Managers need to invest more in education, coaching and support. This is the precise time when it is most essential to success and morale.

Exemplary Practices of the 2008 Top Small Workplace Winners

January 13, 2009 - 9:48am -- ReadyTalk

These savvy business leaders understand that to compete with the industry giants they must maintain an engaged and committed workforce commitment and loyalty. In this webinar you will learn about the exemplary practices that distinguish the winners of the 2008 Top Small Workplaces, a project in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.

All participants receive a copy of the slides and an Executive Summary of our 2007 Top Small Workplaces Data Report.

Why Do I Work Here? Motivation and Engagement in the Workplace

October 2, 2008 - 3:26pm -- ReadyTalk

Besides managing your own work, one of the biggest challenges a manager faces is creating a motivating and engaging workplace for employees. But how is that done? Can a manager really "motivate"? What does it mean to create "engagement"? In this web seminar, we will explore the human side of the workplace and try to understand why people come to work—and the vital role the manager plays in that equation. Topics will include:

The "Best Small & Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in America": How Your Company Can Become One

August 6, 2008 - 8:57am -- ReadyTalk

Join Hal Adler, President of Great Place to Work Institute, for a conversation with some of the "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America" and learn what it means to be a great workplace and how your company can benefit by working to become one.

This presentation will:

Strategy & Execution: Helping You Make the Right Decisions Faster

June 18, 2008 - 1:50pm -- ReadyTalk

It’s half way into 2008 and times are tough—how is your business performance? If you are similar to the majority of business owners, managers and executive directors, you’d probably like to be further along towards accomplishing the goals in your strategic plan. A strategic plan provides a business with the roadmap it needs to pursue a specific strategic direction and set of performance goals, deliver customer value, and be successful.

Management Coaching Secrets that Enhance Employee Performance

May 14, 2008 - 1:10pm -- ReadyTalk

Could the managers in your organization conduct better coaching discussions? Are your managers addressing performance problems often and effectively enough? During the session we will provide answers to the following questions:

  • How do we develop managers who can coach employees to get results? And
  • How can we create a culture where employees are engaged and committed to higher productivity?

We will share with you some of the latest research on this topic, and discuss how our blended learning solutions are getting dramatic results.

Firing Up the Workforce: Lessons Learned from the 2007 Winners of the Wall Street Journal Top Small Workplaces

May 6, 2008 - 3:54pm -- ReadyTalk

Savvy business leaders understand that in order to have a truly engaged workforce, they must inspire greater commitment and loyalty. They also understand that this focus is not just a nice thing to do—it has a measurable and lasting impact on their retention, productivity and bottom line.

In this web seminar you will learn about some of the exemplary practices that distinguish the winners of the first annual ranking of the Top Small Workplaces, as selected by Winning Workplaces in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal in late 2007.