What Jamie is Passionate About
Four Secrets to Breakthrough Leadership
Reaching for big goals and taking on brand new challenges are two of the most common situations facing Emerging Leaders. Most don’t do as well as they could because they’re limited by what they think leadership is all about.
The good news is that many of the common myths and assumptions about what it takes to lead are false. In this “interactive keynote”, I’ll bring the often exclusive view of leadership back down to earth where it belongs. I’ll also give you the essential tools and perspectives needed to break the dam on the results you and your company are capable of.
1. Tame the #1 factor that can squash peak performance. Once you understand how this works, you’ll never look at “taking chances” the same way again. Sadly, many don’t have this leadership insight. They get stuck and don’t flourish as a result.
2. Build the crucial muscle all great leaders use but 98% ignore. Although many are aware of this, its impact is usually misjudged and its potential rarely captured. It’s one of the most empowering aspects of leadership available to you. I’ll show you why.
3. Become skilled at uncovering and eliminating leadership inhibitors. As people, we’re wonderfully creative at coming up with reasons and excuses that stop us from reaching for what we really want. You’ll see how to get past these leadership barriers for good.
4. Commit to the only thing that will produce the results you want. All the strategizing, discussing, planning, pontificating and clarity are worthless without this. With the other essential secrets in hand, this element will be easier to master than ever before.
The Great Work Kickstart
There are Just Three Types of Work
Here’s a simple but powerful way at looking at the work you do. Everything falls into one of three buckets:
– Bad Work: the bureaucratic waste of time. Bad meetings, processes and paperwork
– Good Work: your job description and the bulk of your everyday work. It keeps the wheels turning
– Great Work: the work that makes a difference, has an impact, and creates meaning. The work that helps individuals grow and organizations flourish
These days we’re all overwhelmed, just trying to stay on top of the Good Work that keeps coming at us. But what if the people in your team and organization had the focus, courage and resilience to do more Great Work and less of all the other stuff?
Increase Impact, Resilience and Meaning
This program is specifically designed to give employees the self-management skills and tools they need to increase their impact, their personal effectiveness and their level of engagement.
Each program session is customized for individual clients, but all have the same objective: to help your people support the organization’s goals while they find, start and self-manage their own Great Work.
– Untangle the difference between Good Work and Great Work (and why they should care)
– Discover the sources of Great Work (and learn which is the only one you can control)
– Uncover the seeds of where you can seek out your own Great Work (there are at least two places to look)
– Learn how to align your Great Work Project with organizational needs and how best to balance competing responsibilities
– See why companies such as Google use projects as a key way of staying focused on Great Work and practice using the Great Work Project template
– Share strategies to balance your competing responsibilities
Employees, managers and leaders will leave with a Great Work Project Plan that not only increases their sense of purpose and engagement, but will also contribute directly to the organization’s strategic goals.
If you’d like your people to better manage the overwhelm and focus on the work that matters, this program can help.
“This hits just the right balance of stimulus, depth, practicality and entertainment! Already, many of the ideas are in the language across British Gas and we are starting to see some real results.” Laura Walker, Head of Training, British Gas.
– Customizable as a two-hour, half-day or full-day session
– Supported by a 30-day follow-up program to keep participants engaged
– Available for up to 200 participants
– Appropriate for all levels of employees
– Delivered by the Box of Crayons faculty
An ideal complement to a conference or off-site
Coaching for Great Work
Real-world, results-oriented coaching skills for the time-strapped manager.
Now more than ever, managers are responsible for keeping those around them focused on the work that really matters, resilient to what comes and performing at their very best. You can’t afford less. Coaching effectively doesn’t have to be a “black-art,” require years of training, the perfect personality type or as much time as you think. Indeed, when you have a proven, straight-forward, paint-by-numbers system you can capture the bulk of the value coaching has to offer very quickly and easily.
1. Learn the four barriers that keep coaching’s value out of reach. Unaddressed, these barriers leave most HR coaching initiatives as simply “a nice idea that didn’t stand a chance.”
2. Take away the ten best coaching questions. Not just any questions, but questions designed to get to the heart of the matter, generate fresh possibilities and spark anyone into action quickly and easily.
3. Practice a coaching structure you can use in 10 minutes or less. Yes, you heard right, 10 minutes or less. Who has the time for regular, long, in-depth discussions; you’ve got a business to run.
– 2 hours
– Any level of management
– Great program to open peoples’ eyes to the impact/value of coaching
Coaching for Great Work- Full Day
Typical Coach Training Isn’t Working
Your managers and leaders want to coach more – but they’re overwhelmed. Too many strategic priorities, too much email, too many meetings, rising expectations and the complications of getting a team to be more than the sum of its parts.
Under stress like this, old management habits die hard.
Bottom line? ‘Do more coaching’ is easy in theory and difficult in practice for the time-stretched manager. A recent study found that, even with managers trained in coaching skills, less than 25% of people receiving coaching said it was having a significant impact on either performance or satisfaction.
Those are shocking statistics. And unlike every other coach program for managers we’ve seen, Coaching for Great Work was built from scratch to tackle head-on the barriers that stop managers coaching more.
A New Approach That Works
This program is a simple, practical approach for the time-crunched manager. It solves the challenge of why coaching in organizations isn’t working as well as it should. This comprehensive coaching program gives managers, executives and leaders that skills and capacity to provide focused, results-based coaching in ten minutes or less. It builds focus, expands possibilities and creates accountability, all to help drive engagement and increase employee impact.
It’s rooted in real-world managerial challenges and tied to strategic objectives, so it has context and relevance. The coaching skills program hones in on simple every day processes. Your leaders will discover three key coaching moments that are doable by all managers, not just those who are more people-oriented. And our coaching skills program understands that all managers are too busy, and shows how they can coach in ten minutes or less.
At the end of the program, managers, executives and leaders are able to use coaching skills to:
– Focus themselves and their team on the stuff that really matters
– Get (and keep) people excited, motivated and engaged
– Have the difficult conversations they’ve been avoiding
– Create bigger thinking and fresh ideas
– Manage the overwhelm
– Develop a more self-sufficient team
– A one-day session with and optional 120 day implementation program
– Available for between 12 and 20 participants
– Best fit for mid and senior management