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Leadership

Subject

What is Leadership? Is it a must? Can you learn it? We will explore and discuss different approaches to Leadership.

Audience

CEO, Head of Department, Manager

Time

3 hours

Leadership Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership

by Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership, how U.S Navy Seals Lead and Win. Two former SEAL leaders explain how the lessons they learnt in combat, life-or-death situations, are relevant to leaders in any role. Looking at leadership through the paradigm of “Extreme Ownership” makes a complex subject quite simple.  In any organisation, on any team, “all responsibility for success and failure rests with the leader”.  These principles are simple, but not easy

Leadership The Five Temptations of a CEO

Extreme Ownership

by Patrick Lencioni

Why do CEOs, managers fail?  The Five Temptations of a CEO highlights the common pitfalls faced by leaders. Applicable to any manager who decides to improve their leadership.

Leadership Good to Great

Extreme Ownership

by Jim Collins

This book is about companies who were good for a long time and then somehow became great for a long time. To find those companies, 1,435 companies were examined over 40 years. From this research, eleven great companies were found. And the question this book attempts to answer is how these companies became great, and are those lessons repeatable?

Team Development and Management

Subject

What are the challenges of managing a team?  We will explore and discuss solutions proposed by Patrick Lencioni in his three bestsellers, to better manage and develop teams.

Audience

CEO, Head of Department, Manager,
HR Manager.

Time

3 hours

The five temptations of a CEO

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

How to get a high-performance team

Teamwork can be hard to measure and achieve. Yet, when you get it right, it can deliver seemingly impossible results and become a source of sustainable competitive advantage for your company in today’s rapidly changing world. Many business leaders have praised this leadership fable because it provides a solution to a problem most individuals encounter at some point: how to make dysfunctional or average teams work better together. The story introduces a new model for teamwork, the 5 Dysfunctions of a Team Model, which real-life teams can use to understand their own issues and how to overcome them in order to work better together.

Team Management and Development Silos Politics Turf War

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars

Stop to the silos and embrace collaboration

Silos have become synonymous with barriers to workplace effectiveness and connote deep political infighting. Silos also devastate organisations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardise the achievement of corporate goals. A proposal on how organisations can overcome the “silos” that divide work units and paralyse performance. Lencioni gives a useful framework for driving team development and company alignment.

The Ideal Team Player

The Ideal Team Player

How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues

You will discover a realistic framework as well as concrete tools for discovering, hiring, and developing excellent team members. Whether you’re a leader hoping to promote a culture of collaboration in your organisation, a staffing expert looking to employ true team players, or a team player looking to develop yourself, this strategy will be as practical as it is engaging.

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Innovation

Subject

What innovation really means? Can you learn it? We will explore and discuss different approaches to Innovation. 

Audience

CEO, Head of Department

Time

3 hours

Innovation Will And Vision

Will and Vision

by Gerard Tellis and Peter N. Golder.

Will and Vision or How Latecomers Grow to Dominate Markets. Popular wisdom states there is always a “first-mover advantage” – the first company to get to market with a new product will enjoy greater name recognition, a higher market share and enduring leadership over everyone else who later enters the same markets. In reality, however, the facts actually point to a different conclusion ….

Innovation The Innovator's Dilemma

The Innovator’s Dilemma

by Clayton M. Christensen

When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. The Innovator’s Dilemma tries to answer why successful companies often falter when confronted with disruptive technology or market structure changes. Best business practices – like benchmarking the competition, investing in new technologies, and listening to the customer – can become stumbling blocks.

Innovation blue ocean strategy

Blue Ocean Strategy

by Chan Kim, Renée A. Mauborgne

Don’t Compete with Rivals—Make Them Irrelevant. Blue Ocean Strategy challenges the common belief that you have to outcompete your business rivals to achieve sustained profitability. Plus, it offers an alternative. The alternative is to make your competitors irrelevant through innovation and creating your own market. The goal is for organisations to find and develop “blue oceans” (uncontested, growing markets) and avoid “red oceans” (overdeveloped, saturated markets). A company will have more success, fewer risks, and increased profits in a blue ocean market.

Motivation – Engagement

Subject

Employees that are engaged work with enthusiasm and have a solid connection to their organisation. They drive innovation and move the organisation ahead. What are the keys to engagement?

Audience

CEO, Head of Department, Manager,
HR Manager.

Time

3 hours

Motivation The Truth About Employee Engagement

The Truth About Employee Engagement

by Patrick Lencioni

A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery. Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to job misery. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. He gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more engaging. It covers the benefits of managing job engagement within organisations: increased productivity, greater retention, and competitive advantage.

Talent Management Nine Lies About Work

Nine Lies About Work

by Marcus Buckingham, Ashley Goodall

Best-selling author and Cisco leadership and team intelligence head show why/how many of the organizational systems and practices that we’ve taken for granted are actually be built on flawed beliefs and assumptions. That’s why global worker engagement is at less than 20 per cent. Specifically, there are nine myths or lies which will get pushed at you daily which simply are not true. They aim to satisfy the organization’s need for control more than anything else. Replace them with nine truths and prosper. By rethinking the way people are hired, trained, rewarded and promoted, leaders can bring out the best in each team member, improve engagement and results for both the employees and their organization.

Motivation Smart Simplicity

Six Simple Rules

by Yves Morieux, Peter Tollman

Does your organisation manage complexity by making things more complicated? If so, you are not alone. According to The BCG’s Complexity Index, business complexity has increased sixfold during the past sixty years. And, all the while, organisational complicatedness—that is, the number of structures, processes, committees, decision-making forums, and systems—has increased by a factor of thirty-five. In their attempt to respond to the increasingly complex performance requirements they face, company leaders have created an organisational labyrinth that makes it more and more difficult to improve productivity and pursue innovation. It also disengages and demotivates the workforce. Employ these six simple rules to foster autonomy, cooperation, increase motivation and to handle business complexity effectively.

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Talent Management

Subject

How to attract and maintain high-quality personnel? How to expand their abilities, and consistently encourage them to enhance their performance?

Audience

CEO, Head of Department, Manager, Human Resources

Time

3 hours

Talent Management The Alliance

The Alliance

by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh

Talent Management. The employee/employer relationship needs to transform itself into the reality of modern times. It’s no longer the case that employees have complete loyalty to their firm and can spend their entire career working there. However, employees and employers do not acknowledge this directly, which leads to mismatched expectations. The lifetime employment model has become antiquated as business environments have shifted to adapt to the modern economy. To better recruit, manage, and retain employees in today’s world of innovation, The Alliance provides employers with a practical program.

Talent Management Work Rules

Work Rules

by Laszlo Bock

Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead. “Why are Google employees so happy?” Laszlo Bock, Google’s Vice President of People Operations, shares valuable insights and experiences from 15 years as a leader of Google’s strategy to attract, develop and retain the world’s top talent. He credits Google’s distinctive management philosophies and its unique approaches to people, culture, talent and leadership as the reason why Google is recognized as the most sought-after place to work on the planet.

Talent Management Nine Lies About Work

Nine Lies About Work

by Marcus Buckingham, Ashley Goodall

Best-selling author and Cisco leadership and team intelligence head show why/how many of the organizational systems and practices that we’ve taken for granted are actually be built on flawed beliefs and assumptions. That’s why global worker engagement is at less than 20 per cent. Specifically, there are nine myths or lies which will get pushed at you daily which simply are not true. They aim to satisfy the organization’s need for control more than anything else. Replace them with nine truths and prosper. By rethinking the way people are hired, trained, rewarded and promoted, leaders can bring out the best in each team member, improve engagement and results for both the employees and their organization.

Change Management

Subject

Change management drives the successful adoption and application of change within the organisation. It enables workers to understand, commit to, and operate effectively during the shift. 

Audience

CEO, Head of Department,
Manager

Time

3 hours

Change Management Who Moved MyCheese

Who Moved My Cheese?

by Spencer Johnson

Who Moved My Cheese? is a short, light-hearted parable about change. Johnson’s cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life – a good job, a loving relationship, money, possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze is where you look for it – the organisation you work for, the family or community you live in.

Change Management Our iceberg is melting

Our Iceberg is melting

by John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber

Through a simple fable about a penguin colony, with life-like characters that we can identify with, “Our Iceberg is Melting” presents important lessons for working and living with changes. It illustrates 8 steps that can anyone can use to implement successful change management.

Change Management The Lean Startup

The Lean Start-Up

by Eric Ries

Between Agile and Lean. It applies to new businesses or new products. The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers want — and learning it quickly. It’s about continuously testing what you think your customers might want and adapting based on the results — and doing this before you run out of money.

Learning and Development

Subject

How to attract and maintain high-quality personnel? How to expand their abilities, and consistently encourage them to enhance their performance?

Audience

HR Manager, HR Department, Head of Department, Manager

Time

3 hours

Growth Mindset

Mindset

by Carol Dweck

Mindset, changing the way you think to fulfil your potential. Why do some people fall apart in the face of setbacks while others turn their failures into success? Why are some people obsessed with proving themselves while others can laugh at and learn from their mistakes? The critical difference is in their mindset. Your mindset—how you see yourself—shapes how you respond to people and events to affect your outcomes. Carol Dweck draws on 20 years of research to explain how you can recognise, understand and change a fundamental mindset to impact all aspects of your life.

Learning & Development Brain Rules

Brain Rules

by John Medina

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know–like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.
How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget–and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains?

Learning & Development Evidence Based Training

Evidence-Based Training Methods

by Ruth Colvin Clark

Your training is much more effective when your methods are based on evidence. In this third edition, Ruth Colvin Clark offers concrete training guidance as she connects research to practice. With this book as your guide, you can thoroughly incorporate evidence and learning psychology into your program design, development, and delivery decisions. You’ll save your organisation time and money wasted on training fads that don’t work, and invest resources more productively in proven training methods

Price

1,200 Euros

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