Schedule and Content
Here is the offer:
- Eight hourly teleconferences and webinars on the key leadership competencies. Eight hours of highly valuable content which you can start applying immediately.
- Download of a session, so that if exigent circumstances don’t allow you to participate in the live event, you will be able to take it up at your leisure. Your investment is therefore protected.
All sessions commence at noon EST. The schedule is as follows:
April 22 – Bogorad’s guide to building winning teams. This is a short version of our new one day course, created in response to the interest generated by Ilya’s thought leadership in this area.
- Why some teams create exciting results while others merely drudge along.
- Who you want to hire and keep, and why
- How to make people line up to for work for you
- Common practices you must abandon.
May 20 – The Closed Door Policy. The universal complaint of the modern day leaders is that they feel so overwhelmed with the day-to-day stuff that there is no time to reflect, strategize and plan. Failure to do so creates a snowball effect as redundant tactical tasks spawn in the absence of clear strategy.
How do you escape the vicious circle of firefighting? Among other items, we will discuss the following:
- Why this is happening
- How to structure the expectations of others to escape the vicious circle
- The most effective tool to glean insights in how you spend your time
- How to start thriving as a leader
June 24 – How to Leverage Social Media (less the hype). There are thousands of self-proclaimed social media experts out there, so why do we want to talk about it? Here’s why. We will discuss the subject from the position of a corporate manager or executive and offer ideas which can be used right away:
- What all the fuss is about
- Five high ROI ways to leverage social media in organizations
- Critical dos and don’ts.
July 22 – Knowledge Management: a strategic approach. This is a very important yet commonly misunderstood area. We will discuss the meaning and importance of Knowledge Management and answer such questions as:
- Why must Knowledge Management be approached in a holistic fashion?
- Who should lead this work within the organization?
- Isn’t it the same as Business Intelligence? (no, it’s not)
- Where do I start and how do I create a knowledge organization?
August 19 – Innovation, the key to success. A highly coveted organizational competency, innovation has been long recognized as a key to long term success. But what if it is you who are charged to jump starting the innovation engine in your organization? Where do you start ? What if the whole concept is foreign to your organization? What should you do?
September 23 – The Art of Debate. Have you ever found yourself unable or unwilling to challenge a flawed argument? Were there times that you felt you were right but couldn’t present your case perfectly?
Whether on the Internet, in public or in a private conversation, we all find ourselves at times having to argue for or against a position. To do so is a key skill for a leader and this session was created to dramatically enhance it. Here is what we will discuss, among other things:
- What critical thinking is and isn’t, and how to use it effectively
- Typical ploys in the argument, and how to identify and rebuke them
- How to create a powerful argument
- Deductive vs. inductive reasoning.
The focus will be on common situations and examples, such as strategic planning, getting your point across in a meeting, establishing project alternatives, etc
October 21 – The Art of Negotiation. We enter negotiations on a daily basis, at home, at work, in a social setting. Have you noticed that some people manage to consistently negotiate to their advantage? How do they do it?
We have synthesized the most important aspects of this vast knowledge area into one powerful hour of air time. This session is guaranteed to enhance your negotiating skills and generate immediate payoff.
We will discuss such topics as:
- Effective goal setting and framing
- The pie analogy and why it should never be “them against us”
- Flow of a typical negotiation
- BATNA, alternatives, constituents, resistance and perceptions
- Stuff that gets in the way: cognitive biases, miscommunication, emotions, etc
November 25 – Homo Irrational. In this session, we will discuss the irrational side of decision making. This popular topic has been a subject of several popular books of the past few years, such as “Predictably Irrational”, “Sway”, “Blink” and others. The reason for so much interest is simple: it explains why intelligent people make wrong decisions.
We will examine the typical cognitive biases that creep into our oh-so-rational reasoning and learn how to identify and disarm them.