Are issues like these causing stress, fear, confusion, inefficiency, insomnia and productivity in the work from home space?
- I am lacking focus and motivation while working? How can I make my day more productive, efficient and even energizing?
- Fear, ambiguity and negative thoughts continually creep into my head. I feel deflated, angry and immense sadness. When should I be concerned if I’m situationally depressed, anxious or both? What can I do to protect the mental health of myself and my family?
- I do not know how to effectively connect with clients in a virtual environment? Can I still build trust, authenticity and continue to strengthen relationships with clients, customers, suppliers and team members or is everything on hold?
- Covid-19 feels like a living nightmare. How can I become purposeful, passionate, mindful and meaningful controlling what I can for a stronger and more resilient outcome for all
Why this topic?
With the sudden onset of Covid-19, organizations were forced to pivot, adapt and plunge into uncharted waters while facing overwhelming uncertainty. Despite title, rank or position we are all leaders at work and at home and have the capability to impact, influence and inspire others through intentional actions. Virtual leadership begins with effective communication, collaboration, empathy and understanding. With employees becoming increasingly demotivated and disengaged coupled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and addiction on the rise be-cause of the pandemic situation, it is imperative to lead with compassion, transparency, integrity and most of all resiliency as we stand together apart.
This is a virtual interactive, ‘hands-on’ inspirational keynote utilizing Zoom where attendees will participate in live polling, group chats, slide shares including videos, morale-boosting activities and Q and A to promote social inclusivity, engagement and unity
- Standing Together Apart: How to create respectful, communicative, inclusive, collaborative virtual teams
- Death by Virtual Meeting: Four key steps to inclusive and effective virtual meetings, virtual sales and virtual social inclusion
- When Fear Takes Over: How to Actively Listen, Empathize and Empower Others’ Towards a Positive Paradigm
- Immunizing our Mental Health
- The Power of Surrendering to Circumstance: Why Letting Go Strengthens Resilience
- The Transformative Power of Servitude: Why Serving Others Provides Purpose During Difficult Times
Successful organizations understand that being able to communicate cross-culturally in the workplace leads to enhanced productivity, performance and employee engagement. Managing diversity drives profitability, leads to innovation and promotes an inspiring workplace culture. Everybody can benefit from communicating more effectively, however, when 20% of Canada’s population is foreign-born, communicating with the cross-cultural advantage is arguably one of the most important types of communication in the 21st century.
• Cultural differences in communication: Indirect vs. direct speaking styles.
• Effective non-verbal communication techniques.
• How to use the VAK model of Communication for a cross-cultural advantage.
Successful organizations understand that being able to attract, recruit and retain a qualified worker with appropriate skills, personality, attitude and motivation can be challenging at the best of times, let alone when chronic labour shortages exist in both skilled and non-skilled occupations. A shortage of skilled labour limits the ability to increase sales or production, which is why many successful organizations recruit foreign workers.
• Why hiring practices sometimes inadvertently ‘screen out’ suitable candidates.
• Effective interview techniques with individualistic and collective cultures.
• Are we speaking the same language? Constructive feedback across cultures.
Successful leaders understand today’s increasingly multigenerational, multicultural and multifaceted workforce brings both opportunities and challenges if not managed effectively. To create trust, collaboration and creative work environments, inclusive leaders need to effectively communicate, understand and listen to their fellow employees. Learning how to communicate and cooperate in the workplace leads to a healthier, happier, motivating and inspiring workplace where everybody benefits.
• How to empower introverts in the workplace.
• Techniques for team building through collaboration and understanding.
• The difference between monochromic and polychromic cultures and why it matters to the workplace.
First impressions, positive or negative, are made in seven seconds or less. We all make quick assessments of others without even realizing it. We are not born with bias. Biases are formed by past situations, experiences, background and culture. Unconscious biases affect and impact decision making both professionally and personally with real impact. Recognizing, managing and mitigating unconscious bias promotes diversity and inclusion.
• The Neuroscience behind Unconscious Bias (“No blame, no shame”)
• Managing and Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Recruitment, Retention and Employee Engagement
• Breaking Bias – Strategies for Gender, Maternal, Affinity and Ageism