Four Secrets to Getting Your Employees to Take Initiative…So You Can Get Your Work Done
Since 2009, I’ve worked on a team training thousands of mid-career professionals in public speaking. Each year we hear comments like, “I’m an introvert, so I don’t think I’ll ever be a strong speaker,” and “I’d love to have charisma and stage presence.” By the end of the semester, those same students have seen one another improve, often in life-changing ways. And they’ve learned something foundational — that being an effective speaker isn’t something some people are born with. They learn it.
The main goal of public speaking is to effectively convey a message to an audience. That’s it. Nothing about being loved or funny or charismatic. I’ve seen super fun speakers miss the mark, and quiet people speak powerfully. Managing a team, like public speaking, is not something you’re born with; it’s something you learn. And I believe that in today’s fluid and complex workplace, we often don’t have the same level of training and mentoring people used to have.
In response to the requests I get, I’ve developed “Four Secrets to Getting Your Employees to Take Initiative.” It’s full of lessons I’ve learned working 1:1 with managers, and with teams and groups. I hope you find something in it that you can start using right away. Click here to get your copy.