Category: Communication Skills

Tired of Feeling Invisible? Here’s How to Be Seen and Rewarded

How to command an audience

“Do you feel sometimes like there’s a person inside that’s screaming to jump out?” asks leadership expert and executive coach Charmaine McClarie. “I want you to let that person out because that person is really the truth of who you are.”

But to be recognized and rewarded for who you truly are, it’s essential to use the language of leadership that makes people turn their heads and listen, says McClarie, who says her strategies have helped 98 percent of her clients be promoted within 18 months.

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How to Be Allies Without Fear | 2019 Workplace Summit Session

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Research has shown that diverse teams drive innovation and bottom line success. Yet greater workplace diversity also presents the immense challenge of finding common ground across differences. This powerful and interactive workshop will explore how we can move forward together. Offering actionable strategies you can immediately implement on your own and with your team, it will show how to be an effective ally, improve communication, manage conflict, and build inclusive cultures where employees feel respected and valued.

Featuring:
W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D, clinical psychologist, professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law, United States Naval Academy, faculty associate, Johns Hopkins University and co-author, Athena Rising
David Smith, Ph.D, associate professor of Sociology in the Department of National Security Affairs, United States Naval War College, former Navy pilot and co-author, Athena Rising

Emcee: Dave Kim, executive director, global inclusion & diversity, Gilead Sciences @gileadsciences

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Building Trust & Navigating the Workplace After #MeToo | 2019 Workplace Summit Session

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The #MeToo movement has led us to a watershed moment. Cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. A recent study by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey showed that twice as many male managers now feel uncomfortable working alone with, socializing with, and mentoring women. This is a pivotal moment for gender partnership. Come hear this forward-looking conversation about how to dispel fear, build trust, and develop workplace cultures that work for everyone.

Thought Leader:
Rachel Thomas, president, Lean In Foundation @leaninorg
Panelists:
Amy E. Gallo, author, HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict @amyegallo
W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D, clinical psychologist, professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law, United States Naval Academy, faculty associate, Johns Hopkins University and co-author, Athena Rising
Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, executive director, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University @lorinmackenzie
Emcee:
Ashraf Hebela, head, analytics & sales operations, Silicon Valley Bank @svb_financial

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Talking (and Listening) Constructively | 2019 Workplace Summit Session

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Featuring: Celeste Headlee, communication and human nature expert, award-winning journalist & author, We Need to Talk @celesteheadlee

In our workplaces and in our world, civil discourse is losing ground at a time when we need it most. Great conversations have the power to diffuse conflict, strengthen relationships, and build understanding across differences. As a radio host, Celeste Headlee has interviewed thousands of people from all sides of the equation, giving her a unique perspective on talking–and listening–constructively. She shares the art and science behind effective communication, sharing her practical lessons for improving your skills and broadening your view of what makes a productive conversation.

Emcee:
Stacey Clark Ohara, global head, inclusion & diversity, Juniper Networks @junipernetworks

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2019 Session | The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength

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To advance their careers, many introverts think they must subvert their natural tendencies and change who they are. But you don’t have to pretend to be an extrovert to rise to the top. By recognizing the value in listening, carefully preparing, and making others feel valued, introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. In this conversation, business leaders share their advice for tapping into your introverted tendencies and succeeding in an extroverted world. Read More

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2019 Session | Radical Candor: Better Relationships at Work

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The relationships you have with your team are at the center of being a great leader. In her best-selling book Radical Candor, author Kim Scott outlined a new framework for being an amazing boss and colleague that centers on challenging directly while showing that you care personally. In this workshop, learn how to better fulfill your core responsibilities as a leader by creating a culture of feedback, helping the people on your team achieve their fullest potential, and driving results collaboratively. This workshop is for anyone who wants to give high-quality feedback, communicate clearly and directly, and build better relationships at work. Read More

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2019 Session | Mind the Gap: Negotiation & Getting Paid

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Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to pushback. A panel of experts will provide you with important talking points and insights to consider before your next business negotiation. Read More

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2019 Session | Leading with Empathy: How to Be the Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

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As a leader, your role is to guide your team to achieve results. But in the pursuit of excellence, many undervalue the impact and importance of empathy. In this conversation, learn how bringing your humanity to work can have a significant impact on your career, your team, and even diversity and inclusion in our workplaces. Executive leaders will offer advice to help you balance being empathetic with being decisive and share practical tips for becoming a better boss, colleague, and collaborator. Read More

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2019 Session | Managing Up: Achieve Success in the Workplace with Any Type of Boss

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Managing up is one of the most valuable soft skills you can develop in your career. It’s about building a relationship that fosters more communication, collaboration, and understanding between people at different levels of power, perspectives, and skills. Mastering these skills will help you build your reputation for effectiveness and grow a successful career. Leadership consultant Mary Abbajay and a panel of experts will share actionable tips to understand your manager’s work and behavioral style and adjust yours accordingly, enhance your self-awareness and become more adaptable, read body language better, and develop true, lasting connections. Read More

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2019 Session | Influence: Leadership That Changes Minds

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The ability to influence others is a fundamental leadership skill. But how skilled are we at this role? It turns out that many of our instincts―from relying on facts and figures to shape opinions, to insisting others are wrong or attempting to exert control―are ineffective because they are incompatible with how the human mind operates. Neurologist Tari Sharot shares how to avoid these pitfalls, and how an attempt to change beliefs and actions is only successful when it is well-matched with the core elements that govern the human brain. She reveals the critical role of emotions in influence, the weakness of data, and the power of curiosity. Relying on the latest research in neuroscience, behavioral economics, and psychology, this workshop provides fascinating insight into the complex power of influence in the workplace and beyond. Read More

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