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David O'Brien to Present
Appreciating Generational Differences Workshop
As part of David's ongoing partnership with the CT Nonprofit Alliance, he will be delivering his very popular, Appreciating Generational Differences workshop on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Nonprofit Alliance offices in Hartford, CT. This highly interactive 2 ½ hour workshop is designed to provide managers and employees with a deeper understanding and appreciation of generational differences while also presenting proven strategies for successfully navigating today's multi-generational workplace. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with new tools that can be applied immediately to expand their influence and impact. The 9:30 a.m. to 12-noon workshop is open to the public but registration is required. For more information or to register for this workshop, please visit CT Nonprofit Alliance online by
David O'Brien to Present Accountability Program at HRLA-SHRM Event
David will be the featured speaker at the Human Resource Leadership Association's monthly dinner meeting on March 7, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Norwich, CT. His presentation titled, Building a Culture of Accountability, A leader's guide for optimizing team engagement and impact examines a
4-phase accountability continuum that significantly increase
s employee engagement. The program also provides participants with the opportunity to objectively assess their current capacity to demonstrate an accountability mindset. This program has been
approved by HRCI for 1.25 strategic business recertification credits.
To learn more, please visit the HRLA website by clicking here.
David O'Brien to Present Deliberate Leadership in a Distracted World Keynote at CBIA - HR Conference
David will deliver his high impact, Deliberate Leadership in a Distracted & Distressed World keynote address as part of the kick-off of the annual
Connecticut Business & Industry Association's HR Conference
on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Cromwell Radisson Hotel in Cromwell, CT. Considered by many as the premier HR Conference in CT, the full day event features a wide range of industry experts who will share their perspective on many relevant HR topics. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. with David's kick-off keynote at 8:15 a.m. To learn more or to register for the HR Conference, please click here.
What My Clients
Have To Say
I hope that 2017 is off to a terrific start for you in every way possible. In this issue, you will find a range of ideas and resources that reflect my thinking on the current state of leadership. Please be sure to check-out the featured article as I think you'll agree that it applies to every member of your team and organization.
As the New Year unfolds, let us all be mindful of the opportunity we have to be positive role models for the behaviors we wish to see in others
Choose to Navigate,
One Question That Matters
With few exceptions, most people would choose job satisfaction over job distress by a wide margin. Although many factors influence job satisfaction or job distress, all are driven by either internal or external factors. To be sure, one of the most common external factors is dysfunctional leadership where among other things; employees don't feel respected, valued or significant. While many leaders would agree that there is always room for improvement; most would agree that internal factors play a significant role in the job satisfaction / job distress equation.
Like the external factors, there are many internal factors that influence the degree to which employees derive meaning or frustration from their work. At the core of the internal factors are attitude and behavior, both of which are choices that have tremendous influence on job satisfaction.
When writing my first book, I explored the attitude and behavior link to job satisfaction at a very deep level. One strategy that I shared for expanding awareness about attitude and behavior involved taking stock of your reputation among
Appreciating Generational Differences
With very few exceptions, the topic of generational differences in today's workplace is on the minds of leaders and teams in nearly every sector. While having as many as four generations working together toward a common goal has its challenges, it also represents an unparalleled opportunity for organizations that can harness this diversity to increase team collaboration and impact.
To effectively harness, engage and motivate today's multi-generational workforce, successful organizations must strive to create a culture of mutual understanding, respect and appreciation. This highly interactive workshop is designed to provide managers and employees with a deeper understanding and appreciation of generational differences while also presenting proven strategies for successfully navigating today's multi-generational workplace. Participants can expect to leave the workshop with new tools that can be applied immediately to expand their influence and impact across the multi-generational organization.
Read the Full Course Description of this workshop
Link # One: "Why the CEO Should Report to the CHRO"
- Disrupt HR Talk - Kristen Harcourt
Well known Toronto based leadership consultant and speaker Kristen Harcourt delivers a powerful message for everyone in the HR profession. She offers tremendous insight into not just the "why" but also the "how" of this seismic shift in conventional thinking. Watch the 5 minute video
Link # Two: "Mindful Leadership"
- Dr. Jutta Tobias and Jenny Robinson
Professors Jutta Tobias and Jenny Robinson of the Cransfield School of Management share three key aspects of mindful leadership. They remind us that mindfulness is not just a shift in our mode of thinking but also in our mode of doing that can have a profound impact on our everyday lives and relationships. Watch the 2 ½ minute video
Link # Three: WorkChoice Solutions Learning Resources
In continuing our commitment to leadership learning, we have added new content to the Learning Resources link on the WorkChoice Solutions web site. Within the link, you will find a wide range of complimentary leadership assessments, media interviews, and a variety of leadership articles. Connect to Learning Resources here.
Leadership Thought To Consider
Leadership is the opportunity to be the role model for the behaviors you wish to see in others." -- David O'Brien
Consider what this quote means in your world of work and in your role as a leader. Also try to uncover the leadership opportunity that it presents.