Thoughts on Thursday - Free Webinar Series

Expert-Led Webinars on key skills.

Needed Now. Practical. Pivotal.

Welcome to the new normal – COVID19 and our response to the crisis is changing our world. Update and refresh your skills with expert-led free weekly webinars.

Choose one or more of these pivotal webinars. Invest 60 minutes each week to sharpen your skills, increase your options and improve your chances of making the most of this challenging time. All from the convenience of your office or your home and at no cost.

A crisis does NOT cause the collapse of a business, it merely exposes ineffective skills and faulty processes previously covered up or ignored. Use this time constructively to ensure you and your business come out of this situation stronger and more able to thrive. 

Which will you choose from the next series of webinars? 

Each is just 45 minutes with 15-minute Q&A. Long enough to provide you with some practical and pivotal ideas needed now. Short enough for you not to lose too much of that precious commodity, time. You can watch one a week and incorporate any changes you want to make in your approach, in your own time.


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These Key Skills Are Needed Now: 

Developing Authentic Leadership 

Global Leadership Panel Discussion 22nd April 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

60 minutes with some of the best leadership coaches in the world to answer questions posed by you the audience. 
 

Question like:  

  • What experiences would best aid my development as a leader?  

  • How can you lead an 'average' team to deliver outstanding results? 

  • What is the difference between an effective leader and an ineffective one? And what can you do about it as a Coach? 

  • How do you encourage someone who should be leading and isn’t?  

  • How can leaders reduce the fear factor that seems to have taken hold? 
     

Hear perspectives and ideas from across the world:  

  • Sandra Marin: Canada 

  • Chris Hicks: USA 

  • Clara Wong: China  

  • Sandeep Budhiraja: India 

  • Bob Hayward: UK 
     

Sandra Marin: Canada 
Sandra loves puzzles. Particularly the puzzle of creating and maintaining positive, productive human relationships and workplace cultures. Sandra brings to her professional practice over 25 years of leadership experience in Sales, Client Relationship and Human Resource Management. Sandra has a significant record of accomplishment as a Sales and HR leader in organizations such as Hudson’s Bay, Nestle Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., IPSOS, and NorQuest College. She has led national, multi-level teams, managed and contributed to significant enterprise-wide projects. 

Chris Hicks: USA 
Christopher D. Hicks loves to facilitate high performance. As a passionate researcher and voracious knowledge seeker he loves to discover new ways to empower individuals. He is an eclectic coach and teacher specialising in diversity & inclusion, and human potential. In his spare time, he advocates for fellow returning veterans and aspires to raise the level of empathy towards protected communities. 

Clara Wong: China 
Clara Wong has a passion for people. She committed herself to enabling people and organisations for over 20 years, having served in senior positions of Vice President - Human Resources and Senior Vice President - Human Resources for global corporations in China. Walmart, McKinsey and Coach China among them. She is a strong believer in coaching leadership, and has been using coaching as her leadership style throughout her career. 

Sandeep Budhiraja: India 
Sandeep is a Master Trainer, Executive Coach, Life Coach and Career Coach. He carries more than 30 years of experience in various roles and more than 10 years in C level. He is known for his styles that creates comfort at various levels in organisation. Engagements are deep and focused at the same time. Sandeep demonstrates passion and energy to help others raise their awareness levels to help themselves. He facilitates deep thinking to help his coaching client take actions that allows them to produce the best results in given time. 

Bob Hayward: UK 
Now an author of five Amazon best-selling books, and a popular international speaker, Bob has started seven businesses, the largest hit £5.6M before being sold. He still runs two businesses. He now loves using his experience and the skills developed along the way to make growth happen for others - sometimes as a Non-Executive Director, or a Growth Consultant, HR Consultant or as a Senior Executive Coach. He helps build the business growth from the inside out and staff engagement from the bottom up, which ensures both immediate and sustainable improvement in activities and results.  

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Powering out of the Pandemic Led By Bob Hayward

Thursday 29th April 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

Lifting personal and business performance 

At some point we have got to stop and start again. If we want things to get better, we know it is down to us to make a change and get moving again.  

Most of us have heard it before – if it is to be, it is up to me!  

Well, it is not always so easy on a personal or business front just to think yourself out of a problem and kick on.  

While we know we should be coming out of this pandemic, the lockdown and the recession, we also know that more businesses fail on the way out of a crisis than at their lowest point. How do you make sure you are not one of those? 

In this free webinar Bob will cover: 

  • The most common things that hold us back as individuals. 

  • How to restart our own personal motivation. 

  • The keys to accelerating team and business performance. 

  • The fundamentals to 10X your profits. 

More About Bob: 
Now an author of five Amazon best-selling books, and a popular international speaker, Bob has started seven businesses, the largest hit £5.6M before being sold. He still runs two businesses. He now loves using his experience and the skills developed along the way to make growth happen for others - sometimes as a Non-Executive Director, or a Growth Consultant, HR Consultant or as a Senior Executive Coach. He helps build the business growth from the inside out and staff engagement from the bottom up, which ensures both immediate and sustainable improvement in activities and results.  

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Improving Conflict Management Led By Craig Runde

Thursday 6th May 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

Conflict is an inevitable part of the workplace. But it doesn’t have to end badly. Conflict arises when individuals have different interests, opinions and thought processes and are not willing to compromise with each other. Conflicts and disagreements can lead to negativity and tension and can leave people feeling drained. Learning how to manage conflict more effectively can yield great benefits.  

  • Do you have difficulty dealing with conflict and managing emotions?  

  • Do you struggle to find constructive communications techniques to resolve problems?  

  • Is finding compromise for creative win-win solutions more difficult than you’d like? 

This webinar will show you the importance and benefits of addressing workplace conflict and identify key strategies to managing conflict effectively for individuals, teams, and organisations.   

By the end of this FREE webinar, you will be able to: 

  • Recognise the value of managing conflict effectively 

  • Learn how to deal with emotions associated with conflict 

  • Develop strategies to enable you to understand what is happening in conflict settings 

  • Identify key constructive behaviours that make a positive difference in conflicts 

  • Create norms to address conflicts in teams and organisations 

More About Craig: 
Craig is a trainer, coach, and author of ‘Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader’. As a popular key note speaker he focuses on the field of workplace collaboration, conflict management, and resilience for teams and individuals. His training programme ‘Improving Your Conflict Competence’ is a featured LinkedIn learning programme. He strives to help organisations and individuals improve their ability to solve problems, manage differences, and sustain high level performance. 

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The Two Secrets to Career Success Led By Chris Golis

Thursday 13th May 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

As for the first secret:
Charles Handy is best management guru the UK has produced in the last 60 year. In 1997 for its 75th Anniversary Edition the Harvard Business chose Handy as one of five gurus asked to write an article. Fortune Magazine has described him at the leading management guru of the 1990s. Charles was Chris Golis’ tutor at the London Business School and explained the first secret of career success; something he has never published in any of his books and something Chris will disclose during this webinar.

Does this sound like you?

- When you started you wanted to build a successful career but soon learnt that being passionate is not enough.
- Later with your foot on the management ladder you noticed others were promoted and wondered why?
- At times have you wondered if this is as good as it gets?

The problem is most people do not have a scientifically valid model of temperament to help them determine their own and other people’s core emotions. Emotional Intelligence is increasingly being defined as the core competency a leader and manager must have. Everyone tells you it’s important but no-one tells you a practical and scientific way to lift it.

Developing a high level of emotional intelligence is the second secret of career success.

During this FREE Webinar Chris will explain:

- The two secrets of career success.
- The importance of understanding temperament.
- Insights into the most practical temperament tool available.
- Simple ways to dramatically lift your own emotional intelligence.

More About Chris:
Chris is a graduate of Cambridge and the London Business School. His first career was in IT; he started as a trainee system engineer and finished as a Divisional General Manager. In 1980 he changed careers becoming an investment banker with Bankers Trust Australia. Chris now positions himself as Australia's expert in practical emotional intelligence teaching the 7MTF model of personality which he developed over the past 14 years.

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How to Develop a High-Performance Team Led By Dave Roby

Thursday 20th May 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

Great things are rarely achieved by just one person. And great businesses are very rarely created by one person. As Heller Keller said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”.  

Great teams rarely, if ever, happen by chance. As Henry Ford said, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is a success”.  

If your team is not quite at the high-performance level you’d like, you may find yourself asking these questions: 

  • Are the right people in the right seats? 

  • How do I fight the acceptance of mediocrity? 

  • What is true accountability? 

  • Is there a sustainable business model in place? 

During this FREE webinar you will learn what characteristics and behaviours you generally find in a high performance in a team and how to incorporate these into your own. These include:  

  • Having trust and a belief in what the team must achieve with a purpose they can truly buy in to. 

  • Working towards the same goals. 

  • Each team member pulling their own weight. 

  • Mutual respect for individual skills. 

  • A self-organising and self-aware team. 

  • The leader knowing when to offer guidance, and when to step back. 

  • Constructively solving conflict. 

  • Each team member becoming good listeners and being able to use their own voice. 

  • Always remembering no individual is more important that the team (not even the leader). 

It's all about the people - the rest will take care of itself! 

More About Dave: 
Dave began his career as salesperson in a family business, working his way from Sales Trainer to President by the age of 30.  He developed a business growth plan which took them from 1 location to 21 locations across the US Midwest and 43 seasonal locations in 4 years. Having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, he purchased a small manufacturing company along with other investors and grew it from 23 people originally to 150. The company then went on to achieve #68 in the Inc. Magazine fastest-growing privately held companies sustained over a 5-year period.  After selling his stake in the manufacturing company, Dave then started his own consulting firm in the US and expanded internationally 5 years ago. 

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Influence and Persuasion Through The Buying Journey Led By Grant Leboff 

Thursday 27th May 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

  • Are you concerned that your website is not generating as many enquires as you would like?  

  • Do you get frustrated that your content does not have the impact that you expect?  

  • Have you ever had conversations with prospects who say all the right things and never buy? 

This FREE webinar will provide you with a deeper understanding of the psychology of the buyer and how that can improve a company’s marketing and sales results. In this webinar you will discover:  

  • How to make instant impact with prospects and create a mindset where they are willing to explore ideas. 

  • The key ingredient that makes a purchase more likely. 

  • The biggest mistake carried out on websites, in content and during meetings with prospects. 

  • How to frame messages so that they resonate more effectively with your audience. 

More About Grant: 
Grant Leboff is one of the U.K’s leading Sales and Marketing experts. His fourth book, ‘Digital Selling’, debuted at #1 on the Amazon charts prior to being published in September 2016. Having built a successful direct marketing company, which he started in 2002 and sold in 2008; he is a thought leader in his field. Leboff’s main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies. He continually challenges Sales & Marketing conventions that become accepted wisdom but don’t necessarily deliver results. He is a highly sought-after consultant, a regular contributor to many leading business magazines, newspapers, radio and TV shows, and an international speaker who constantly makes presentations at conferences and events all over the world. 

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Driving B2B Engagement Through Marketing Led By Dr Nimrita Bassi

Thursday 22nd July 2021. 11:00 to 12:00 GMT

Is your marketing stuck in a rut?

- Engaging prospects and customers is increasingly difficult as brands compete for user's attention online.

- B2B marketing is evolving as technology advances and makes engagement more challenging.

- The increasing demand for personalisation makes most marketing strategies redundant.

During this FREE Webinar you will learn:

- To understand your customers journey and how to improve it.

- To understand your audience better.

- The Five Pillars of Effective Engagement.

- Why Engagement is vital to marketing success.

- How best to measure marketing success.

More About Dr Nimrita Bassi:
Dr Nimrita Bassi is the founder of The Post, a community-driven publishing platform aimed at South-Asian Millenials, and Marketing Essentials Lab, a digital marketing agency based in the UK. She has a PhD in Online Customer Experience Design. Nimrita has been working in Marketing Roles for over ten years, including working at Europe's hottest fashion startup, Fantasy Shopper. She currently works with some of the world's leading brands on their social media marketing. She also runs several Social Media Strategy workshops and has previously taught Marketing Strategy at the University of Kent.

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2021 Programme will include: 

  • Tom Ziglar

  • Grant LeBoff

  • Arti Halai

  • Bob Hayward

  • Jim Hetherton

  • Kate Turner

  • And many more new faces and old favourites 

 


Sign up  Subscribe to the Newsletter and receive regular updates on the upcoming webinar schedule. Find out in advance who is speaking when and on what topic. Each Needed now, practical and pivotal

 

 



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