Whether you are a manager that wants to be better at your job, a CEO that wants a high performing organization, or the Head of HR looking for ways to help managers improve, you will find the videos below packed with useful approaches, guidance and helpful tips. Scroll down to watch any of the past recorded Webinars offered by Effective ManagersTM.
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5 Requirements of Effective Managers
The most important relationship in an organization is the one between the manager and the manager’s subordinates. As a result, the organization’s overall performance is largely driven by the effectiveness of its managers. So how do the most effective managers manage? Managerial sciences literature and business self-help books have a multitude of suggested approaches. Effective ManagersTM has distilled these varied approaches into the 5 requirements of
effective management. Watch the webinar to learn what these 5 requirements entail.
6 Key Functions of the CEO
Why is it that the decisions of the CEO are not effectively delegated and delivered in a way that is consistent with strategy? How often is a CEO befuddled by the consequences of a decision somewhere in the organization that had no grounding in strategic objectives? Are decisions that should be taken lower in the organization always coming to your desk? Watch this Webinar to learn techniques for identifying the Effective Point of AccountabilityTM in your organization so that these symptoms, and others, can be minimized.
Are Leaders and Managers Different? Its a Moot Point
Henry Mintzberg, a professor in McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management, has studied and written about managers and managing extensively. He is quoted as saying: “Managers who don’t lead are quite discouraging, but leaders who don’t manage don’t know what’s going on. It’s a phoney separation that people are making between the two.” Learn about the Effective ManagersTM approach at this information-packed webinar. Watch it now!
Engagement Surveys? The Better Way!
Employee engagement surveys typically show that as few as one third of employees are actively engaged at work. Employee engagement surveys are consistently negative, and despite well-intentioned initiatives, organizations typically fail to resolve the situation. So what is the solution? It is important to get beneath the surface of the problem by understanding managerial engagement. This webinar focuses on assessing manager effectiveness – the key link between a CEO and all employees in the organization.
How to Get the Most out of Performance Management Meetings
The annual performance review is dead. Or at least it should be!! Not only are these meetings stressful for both the manager and the employee, they are ineffective for measuring the successes or failures of the staff member, or for encouraging positive change. Instead, managers should host frequent feedback and coaching sessions throughout the year to maintain an open, trusting relationship, and to promote effectiveness year-round.
Flat Organizations - Do They Help or Hinder Performance?
Many organizations are collapsing the traditional pyramid structure. They’re replacing it with a more collaborative and innovative environment called the flat organization. The flat organization is intended to encourage creativity and teamwork. It’s hard to argue against this anti-hierarchal organizational design when Google and other leading Fortune 500 companies have implemented it. But is it truly effective?
Partner Firms - How We Collaborate on the Effective ManagersTM Survey
Effective ManagersTM is delighted that other management consulting firms are joining us to deliver the Effective ManagersTM Survey to their clients. Together we can improve the reach of this amazing assessment tool and help more organizations improve their performance. Find out how this assessment tool can help you improve your organization’s performance.
Do We Really Need to Have This Meeting?
How many times have you sat in a meeting and asked yourself, “Why am I here?” Meetings take up valuable time and can be a major contributor to ineffectiveness. To counteract this, managers follow age-old best practices such as supplying an agenda and only inviting relevant personnel. Is this the right solution? A more fundamental question is, “Do we need to have this meeting at all?” How many times have you sat in a meeting and asked yourself, “Why am I here?” This Webinar will be of interest to executives, managers and HR Professionals.
Top 12 Fallacies in Under 2 Minutes
Bestselling management books, grand experiments launched with a lot of fanfare, and people’s “good” ideas lead to self-perpetuating business fallacies. The early successes that are loudly proclaimed typically fade away with little fanfare. What works in one organization may not work in another. Flat organizations? Self-managed teams? These are just 2 of the 12 fallacies we will explore. Join us for this lighter look at business systems, and what can go wrong by blindly following the pack.
Change Management - Special Edition Webinar
As the year is winding down, are you thinking about launching a key initiative next year? Following a clear strategy and investing the appropriate amount of time into completion of a change initiative can help you achieve desired results. Employees who are ready to embrace change can help managers improve efficiencies, increase performance and obtain better results. But if they don’t buy in, the initiative may fail. In this Webinar we focus on the key ingredients to a change project, how to assess readiness, and whether you should engage a management consultant to help.
The Effective Point of Accountability
Current best practices dictate a single point of accountability as low as possible in the organization. Single points of accountability keep organizations effective and efficient. The lowest point of accountability keeps decision-making as close to the front line as possible to keep the organization nimble. Until now, there has been little guidance on determining exactly where this single point of accountability should sit, and that is where the Effective Point of AccountabilityTM comes in. Watch our Webinar to learn techniques for identifying the Effective Point of AccountabilityTM in your organization.
Value Added Work: Finding the Zone
Devoting oneself fully to a project without deadlines, timeframes and conflicting priorities is rare. Ironically, it is exactly this lack of constraint that helps ensure a job well done. When I was working on constructing a pine table in my workshop, I ran into an unexpected roadblock. I didn’t treat it as an obstacle, but as an opportunity to take measured and careful steps to improve for the best outcome possible. As I to reflect, I wondered why managers were unable to have the same type of experience. In our work lives, we need to create space to be able to focus on our value-added work. Take the time to listen to this webinar as your zone and make time for that value-added work.
The 2 Characteristics of High-Performance Organizations
We know there needs to be clear accountability and authority frameworks in place for work to be properly delegated down and across the organization. And while self-managed teams and flat organizations are all the rage, total empowerment could result in anarchy. Command-and-control rigidity, however, is not ideal either. So why do people in organizations do what others tell them to do? We live in a free society where we decide what we want to do with our time, so what is it that drives people to legitimize the authority of the manager to tell them what to do and how to spend their work hours? There are 2 factors at play here. Watch this webinar as I explore the theory behind each.
3 Reasons Performance Appraisals Don't Work
In 2002, the Corporate Leadership Council conducted a survey to rank the effectiveness of over one hundred performance drivers. The biggest driver of performance, not surprisingly, was fair and accurate feedback. Yet interestingly, recognizing and rewarding achievement through formal performance appraisals actually reduced performance by one percent. How can that be? How is it that key systems in organizations can work against their intended purpose? Watch this to explore this issue in this thought provoking webinar.
Building Organizational Trust
Without trust, there cannot be leadership. It is a fundamental component of the manager-direct report relationship. And it matters. The manager is the most important connection that an employee has to the organization. Watch this video to learn what the three key dynamics are and how to leverage them.
How To Create and Support Effective Managers
Why do your best managers go home every night, with a full briefcase, feeling badly about what they didn't get done that day, instead of feeling good about what they did get done? Watch the Webinar to find out now.
Accountability - Does it Matter?
When we talk about accountability in general terms, most of us have some idea of what it means. But from the context of the organization, what is accountability and how is it any different from responsibility? Watch the Webinar and find out!
Are You Spending Your Days Doing Your Job – Or Someone Else’s?
Why do your best managers return home every evening feeling bad about what they didn’t get done instead of feeling satisfied with what they accomplished during the day? Despite valiant efforts spent making sure processes are in place and organizational design and systems are right, there is still a tremendous amount of churn in organizations, and managers simply aren’t clear on what it is they need to focus on, and what they need to do their work. Find out the nature of these dynamics are, and how to overcome them.
The 3 Fundamental Capabilities of Managers
How can organizations ensure that they are appointing managers to the right positions? If you are hiring a manager, what are the three fundamental capabilities that they need to have. Managers need to have the capability to work at the level they’ve been assigned. They also need the skills and knowledge required to successfully complete the work. When all of these qualities are working together, balanced and efficient, the magic that makes a truly effective manager can shine through. Find out more at this information-packed webinar.
The Key Factors that Impact Accountability in the Workplace
What does the research have to say and what factors influence the effectiveness of a manager? This Webinar dives more deeply into the key measures in an organization that are related to accountability and to manager effectiveness. It is more technically oriented than most Effective ManagersTM material and will be of interest to those that want to dive deeper into underlying causes.
Why Your Managers Aren't Managing Effectively (Hint: It's Not Their Fault)
Effectiveness and productivity are not the same thing. Unfocused activity can result in frustration and wasted resources:
- Managers want to do a good job but often aren’t clear on their objectives.
- Managers face conflict situations in order to get their work done.
- Corporate systems often create more work than they save.
Understand why these things happen in most organizations. Get the high level findings from the Effective ManagersTM / Telfer School of Management research project in this information-packed webinar.