Leadership…That Tool That Lies Between ‘Juggling’ & ‘Magic’
” is a verb defined by the Merriam dictionary as: “To keep several objects in motion in the air at the same time by repeatedly throwing and catching them”
Merriam defines “Magic
” as a noun, specifically: “A power that allows people to do impossible things by saying special words or performing special actions”
” is that topic that, alphabetically, finds itself between these two, and often is confused with these two. As evidenced by these questions and replies often asked of and heard from leaders: “What are you doing? I’m just keeping balls in the air” or; “How did we make that happen? Magic”
Bringing his 40 years of military, business expertise and presentations to groups around the globe ranging from 40 to 4,000; Major General Vincent “Vinny” Boles provides a lens to view your (and your teams) leadership practices, processes and actions along with a structure to ensure they are consciously and proactively providing the maximum value added to any organization’s most precious resource it’s human capital
- The 5 things to ensure your team learns upfront and early. To include: What your job isn’t; Spot Checks vs Inspections; Management Leadership; When to (and when not to micromanage); Understanding the Challenge of Change.
- How to REALLY help those you lead. Specifically: When do you Smile?; Coaching and Counseling in 15 minutes; Handling “News” (good and bad) to ensure your “best gets better”; The 2 aspects critical in every job interview; Feedback, Giving it as a Gift, Receiving it as a Present.
- How to REALLY help yourself be a better Leader: Including: 4 Things you have to do Everyday (and what happens when you don’t); Don’t learn from Experience; The Model to Manage your meetings; Work Life Balance is an equation (B 24 I/U, how to solve it); The most important thing a leader can do
- You and your team will leave with reality based, “battle tested” tools to ensure they stop wondering if they are “juggling” or “magically” having things happen to making the best things happen and in the process being the best they can be for themselves and your organization.
In this presentation, leaders are given critical tools they can use now to insure their team's best gets better. Focus is on ten tools that leaders can develop and utilize in their leadership tool box. Specifically:
- The 4 Expectations teams have of their leaders
- The 3 Questions to ask AND answer when leading others
- The 2 Reasons for stress in an organization
- The 1 Critical thing to focus on when leading
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Leading in a Crisis
This presentation aligns leaders to the new normal in crisis response. Topics covered are the definition of a crisis, what you need to do before the crisis occurs, how the crisis impacts your systems (logistics, facilities, equipment, people), and what to do after the crisis. The target audience for this presentation are those leaders who are responsible for stepping up during a crisis training session and an actual event.
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There Have Always Been “Times Like These”
Leaders and their teams often feel they are confronting challenges for the first time. In this presentation, Vinny reviews the last half of the 20th century and highlights the challenges that occurred that were not predicted, yet were overcome by organizations and leaders conducting themselves from a sense of shared values. The audience will hear that while much has changed, success in struggle comes because of what does not change - values. An organization with a solid and shared values base will endure.
Leading and Leveraging
Vinny discusses the links in your supply chain drawing on his 33 years as a logistician and operations manager of the military’s supply chain at many of its links from the port to the Pentagon, Vinny will walk your team through four critical issues that inhibit the optimization of your supply chain:
- Standards you use.
- Systems you put in place to attain the standards.
- Who is in your charge of your standards, your systems?
- The metrics you measure and how you use them.
Providing real-world examples of what worked, what didn't work, and why, Major General Boles will lay out a real-world depiction of a supply chain in motion. You and your team will have news you can use to better optimize your supply chain, whether across town or around the globe.