Imperative Conversations: Four Conversations You Must Have with Your Employees

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At our parent company, Clickstop, we are committed to building a great workplace culture where our employees are highly engaged and thriving. We’ve experienced firsthand the impact authentic company values and employee engagement have on business results, our employees and the community. Higher profitability, retention, and well-being are results we want other businesses to experience too!

We are determined to support the Corridor in becoming a hub for great workplaces by offering workshops through Leverage.

We invite you to join Clickstop & Leverage leaders for The Leading Edge workshop series. In these hands-on workshops, you will you learn alongside us, build action plans with us, and take back the tools and knowledge needed to create impact and growth in your own organizations.

Spring 2019: Imperative Conversation Series

 

This series will focus on four imperative conversations great leaders have with their team members to build strong relationships and engage their hearts for the long haul. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills alongside Clickstop leaders to drive sustainability and growth through a thriving and engaged workforce. These workshops are highly interactive and discussion driven. Attendees will leave each workshop with practical tips, tools, and action plans to implement within their teams to positively impact employee engagement.

Connecting the “Why” Conversations

February 20th | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

What do your people want out of life as a result of working for you?  A job should be so much more than a paycheck, although very few people intentionally consider what they want out of their work experience. Great leaders recognize the power behind the “why” and help their employees align their personal why with the organization’s mission and values to find greater purpose in their work.

In this collaborative workshop, we will discuss methods for helping your team members discover their why, aligning work around the why and identifying their larger purpose within the organization. As a result, employees will find greater meaning and motivation from the work they are doing every day.

Impact and Value Conversations

March 20th | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Engaged employees want to know their work makes a difference. Great leaders clearly define what success looks like in each role and help their people see how that work impacts the team, customers and the organization.

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss ways to establish a cadence of clarifying expectations for the most important work, evaluate progress and acknowledge the impact of each individual.  As a result of these conversations your people will be confident about their performance, understand how they can grow and feel valued knowing their efforts matter.

Critical Feedback Conversations

April 24th | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Many people avoid and delay giving critical feedback for fear of conflict or exaggeration of the effort needed to provide feedback. Great leaders view critical feedback as a way to demonstrate their commitment to an employee’s success. Through open communication they create a team culture that expects and values critical feedback.

In this collaborative workshop, we will share ideas on how to simplify feedback, anchor feedback in expectations and results, remove the emotion and deliver the message in a way that demonstrates you are invested in each individual’s success.  As a result, you will change the perception of feedback and create a culture where feedback is delivered timely and consistently with the intent of helping everyone become their best.

Growth Focused Conversations

May 22nd | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Engage your team for the long haul by helping them see their potential in the organization.  Great leaders understand that growth is unique to each person. They inspire each person with possibilities, help them feel confident in their strengths and provide support and autonomy so employees can drive their development.

In this workshop, we will discuss how to understand where each person desires to grow, support their development through challenging experiences and empower them to prepare for what’s next, even when it isn’t clear. As a result, your team members will develop a vision for the best version of themselves, be motivated to persist through challenges in order to reach their full potential and create opportunity for themselves and those around them.

Why The Leading Edge?

Our success has earned us recognition among some heavy hitters in the business industry, including Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces,  CBJ's Coolest Places to Iowa's Top Workplaces, and Google's Economic Impact Report. We’re proud of our leadership, our staff, and our successes. We invite you to join our leaders in these workshops and take back the tools and knowledge needed to create change in your own organizations.

Highly Collaborative

Learn alongside our leaders and expert contributors.

Peer Discussion Focused

Immersion learning experience, actively working on your business.

Action Oriented 

Build action with us, takeaway a plan to implement with your organization.

Our Impact for Others

"My #1 takeaway was how much my division at Transamerica needs something like this focus on strengths. A close second is just the concept of focusing on strengths versus having too much focus on improving weaknesses" 

- Dan Lowe, Senior Manager, Learning and Development at Transamerica. 

"Placing people inside their strengths empowers them."

-Karen Everling, Amuset Studios

"Enjoyed collaborating with people from different departments.  New perspectives, know how to address issues and work through."

-Jeff Sandvold, Disteck

Interested in attending The Leading Edge?