Sep 29
30 Years and 2,500 Programs in Learning & Development- Has Anything Changed?
My first real training development and delivery job was for the New York City Police Department in the 1980’s and it was a doozy: use professional actors to help train police officers learn how to manage what they called “EDP”s – Emotionally Disturbed Persons. My responsibility was to cast and direct the actors and help them create realistic characters - like drug addicts going through withdrawal, schizophrenics who’d gone off their medication, and teenage runaways with suicidal tendencies – and stage believable situations in a secure training room where officers tried out their newly learned techniques. It was painstaking, exhausting…
Apr 11
Gregg Ward to Speak at Disrupt HR 3.0
11 Apr, 2018. 0 Comments. Events, Press. Posted By: Steve Saars
See Gregg Ward speak at Disrupt HR 3.0, an information exchange designed to energize, inform, and empower executives, business leaders, and people in the HR field. At this public event, speakers from CEOs to top HR professionals have 5 minutes to blow your mind with their engaging presentations. Gregg will present his keynote presentation, "The Hidden Power of Respect," on May 3rd. His presentation will cover Respectful Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Executive Presence. The third annual Disrupt HR 3.0 conference takes place May 3 from 5 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Read the full brochure. To attend the event, please register here.
Mar 20
“The Respectful Leader” Wins Gold Medal
20 Mar, 2018. 0 Comments. Books, Press. Posted By: Gregg Ward
“The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways to Influence Without Intimidation” by Gregg Ward wins gold medal from the Axiom Business Book Awards SAN DIEGO, CA — “The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways to Influence Without Intimidation” by Gregg Ward has won a gold medal in the Business Fable category from the Axiom Business Book Awards, the largest and most respected critical guidepost for business books in today's new world of publishing. “Respect in the workplace has to be learned, practiced, and we all need to be held accountable for it,” says Axiom Awards Director, Jim Barnes. “This story has an emotional impact that…
Mar 7
8 Ways to Improve Your Work Relationships
Many of us spend more time with coworkers than we do with our family and friends, so it's in our best interests to make the most of our work relationships. Your ability to develop positive, supportive liaisons also influences your ability to advance your career. These allies can be your greatest cheerleaders when you are being considered for a promotion or a new job. Glassdoor Blogger Amy Elisa Jackson recently interviewed career coach Jenn DeWall about how to venture beyond happy hour small talk and build more authentic, professional connections with your coworkers that can also benefit your career. Be…
Feb 21
Lack of Respect: A Hidden Culprit Behind Gun Control Inaction
America experiences a mass shooting -- defined as 4+ victims killed, including the shooter -- on an average of one per day. In the first few weeks of 2018, there have already been nine school shootings that resulted in serious injury or death. According to many studies, this is unique to our country; no other developed nation comes even close to having the level of gun violence that we have. After every mass shooting, people usually align themselves into two camps: those who insist something must be done to curb gun violence, and those who strongly defend the rights of…
Jan 19
Advocating for Respect: Overcoming Skeptics Who Claim We’re Oversensitive and Too Politically Correct
Hearing about Donald Trump’s recent meeting in which he made disrespectful comments about immigrants and other countries reminded me of an incident I witnessed over 20 years ago, while facilitating a corporate leadership strategy session. I watched – paralyzed – as the CEO of a global company literally screamed obscenities and personal abuse at his direct reports for failing to meet their business goals. While it was a scene I hope never to witness again, it marked the beginning of a life studying and teaching others about the nature and power of respect. How Far We’ve Come | What We…
Jan 16
5 Non-Confrontational Ways to Encourage Employee Accountability
When managing a project, sometimes it takes a little extra TLC to get your team on board, working at their greatest potential, and delivering maximum results. But few people enjoy working while being observed through a microscope. So how do you encourage employees without coming across as pushy or confrontational? Entrepreneur Guest Writer Lucas Miller offers his secret recipe for successful project management that naturally cultivates employee accountability. Assess Capabilities | Great leaders challenge employees to push beyond their perceived limits. But pushing too far can set both parties up for failure. Before you assign a task or judge an…
Jan 2
To Be a Great Leader, Learn to Delegate
One of the greatest challenges for many new managers lies in a self-transformation from task master to leader. This transition involves the ability to effectively delegate responsibilities to other team members and empower them to succeed. Harvard Business Review Contributor Jesse Sostrin discusses this common management dilemma and offers strategies to help streamline your workflow, build employee competency, and boost your leadership impact. While your coworkers may admire your willingness to roll up your sleeves and get the job done, you’ll inevitably overextend yourself and alienate team members from valuable work experience when holding onto tasks that should be delegated.…
Oct 10
Four Ways Leaders Step Up in Tough Situations
No company is immune from economic and business model turmoil. But how you handle the challenges is what separates thriving companies from the ones who fail. When your company is faces tough situations, stable, responsive, respectful leadership is the compass that guides your team through the most turbulent storms. Chee Tung Leong, CEO of HR tech startup EngageRocket, details four major ways leaders can step up during difficult times. Stick Together, Build Trust – Collaboration is important now more than ever. It’s your job to keep on top of deadlines, while nurturing relationships and offering support resources along the way.…
Dec 22
Bad Behavior, People Problems & Sticky Situations | Revised Edition
22 Dec, 2014. 0 Comments. Books, Leadership Presence. Posted By: Gregg Ward
Back in the 90’s, my clients kept saying things like “We get a lot out of your training programs. How come all your stuff isn’t in a book?” Good question. So, in 2002 I wrote Bad Behavior, People Problems & Sticky Situations: A Toolbook for Managers and Team Leaders. I designed it to be a quick and handy reference guide for managers, who can just flip to the index, look up their problem and then turn to the tool that helps them manage that problem. The reviews and feedback I received were pretty good, which was nice. And I must admit…