How 3 Leadership Styles Contribute to or Undermine Your Success

Aggressive Businesswoman

Connection is a bond based on shared identity, empathy and understanding that moves individuals toward group-centered membership. It’s an essential attribute of successful teams, departments and organizations.

Groups with a high degree of connection have an assertive communication and leadership style. Being assertive means you speak and act in ways that reflect honesty and integrity, i.e. you say and do what you mean and don’t try to manipulate others by moving against them or moving away from them.

“ATD Podcast with Admiral Vern Clark”
by Association for Talent Development (ATD)

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ATD Podcast
May 31, 2016

It was a pleasure to interview Admiral Vern Clark, former Chief of Naval Operations in the U.S. Navy, about the approach he used to help the Navy achieve its goal of “winning the battle for people” and boosting retention rates. The interview is part 1 in a series of podcasts with Admiral Clark produced by the Association for Talent Development.

I’m pleased to announce that Dr. Todd Hall, chief scientist at E Pluribus Partners, will join me on July 12 for a webcast hosted by the Human Capital Institute. We’ll discuss why traditional approaches to employee engagement don’t work and what you can do instead to develop a culture that fosters high levels of engagement and connection.

Date: July 12, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
Event: Human Capital Institute Webcast Featuring Michael Stallard and Dr. Todd Hall
Topic: Connection Culture: A Proven Path to Boost Employee Engagement and Performance
Sponsor: Human Capital Institute (HCI)
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

When Employee Engagement Efforts Fall Short, Try These 4 Steps

Employee Engagement Efforts

Is your organization struggling to improve employee engagement? If so, you’re not alone. Some organizations have become so frustrated that their efforts are failing to produce results that they’ve given up entirely on engagement.

When it comes to employee engagement, programs won’t do it. Something more is required. That something is culture change. But mention “culture change” and people immediately think it will take forever to see a tangible difference. What can be done?

6 Actions Help ABC News Perform at the Top of Its Game

Photo of employees working at ABC News New York

ABC News does it right when it comes to workplace culture. Recently, I sat down with Zach Toback, Vice President, News and Non-Fiction Production & Studio Operation at ABC News in New York City and Ann Louden, Director of the TCU Center for Connection Culture. Ann and I wanted to learn how ABC News stays at the top of its game as a leader in an extremely competitive, demanding industry.

I’m looking forward giving a presentation at the upcoming ATD International Conference & Exposition. In it, I’ll talk about how the 3V leadership model helps organizations to create healthy, life-giving cultures that combat toxic stress and improve performance. If you are attending the conference, I hope that you will join me for this informative session.

Date: May 22, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Event: Presentation at ATD International Conference & Exposition
Topic: 3V Leadership Model: Developing a High-Performance, Life-Giving Culture
Sponsor: ATD
Venue: Colorado Convention Center
Location: 700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.

3 Practices to Protect Your People from Toxic Stress and Burnout

Doctor suffering from burnout

Burnout is on the rise in healthcare. Increased stress and complexity, and the demands to achieve higher productivity are taking a toll. Each year nearly 400 physicians commit suicide, more than double the rate of the general population. Healthcare workers are also susceptible to anxiety, depression and addiction. What can be done?

Do You Have “Still Face” Managers in Your Organization?

Robot Representing Still Face Manager

Do you have “still face” managers in your organization? By still face managers, I mean supervisors whose lack of emotion makes it difficult for them to connect and to get people fired up. They seem unable to express appropriate emotion when interacting with others. The disconnection the other person experiences can be confusing, discouraging or lead to reaching a wrong conclusion.

I look forward to giving the afternoon keynote address at the 2016 Annual Sharing Day hosted by NJ Organization Development. This year’s program will focus on exploring a deeper understanding of what’s really needed from leaders in today’s chaotic and ever changing business climate. Click the links below for registration details.

Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event: NJ Organization Development Annual Sharing Day
Sponsor: NJ Organization Development (NJOD)
Venue: Ramada Plaza Inn, Newark Airport
Location: 160 Frontage Road
Newark, NJ 07114
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

The healthcare industry is battling high rates of burnout. Each year, nearly 400 physicians commit suicide – more than double the rate of the general population. In this article published by Becker’s Hospital Review, I explain how healthcare organizations can combat this crisis by fostering Connection Cultures.

Date: April 29, 2016
Appearance: 3 Practices to Protect Your People From Toxic Stress and Burnout
Outlet: Becker's Hospital Review
Format: Other