Free webinars on topics of interest to managers, coaches, team members, and others who work with humans.  View past webinars on YouTube.

In my view, management consists of two paramount responsibilities: developing people and working on the system. How that plays out varies depending on whether a manager work focuses on Steering or Enabling and Enhancing concerns.  In my winter webinar series, I’ll focus on how managers in the Enabling and Enhancing domain can improve the system and develop people.

January 26, 2021

Offering Feedback

Managers have many different sorts of conversations with the people they support. In this session, I’ll draw some distinctions. Then, I’ll focus in on offering feedback. You’ll learn a framework to structure feedback.  We’ll look at ways to make it more likely people will hear your view. And, I’ll answer questions.

February 23, 2021

Working on the System

People are easy to see. Systems are hard to see. On top of that, most organizations have a strong focus on individual performance—in job descriptions, assignments, evaluations. It is easy to overlook the enormous impact the system can have on people’s ability to do good work. I’ll share some ideas on visualizing the system…so you can start working on it. I’ll open it up so you can share what you’ve done to improve the system.

March 30, 2021

Career Development Conversations

Sometimes, people equate career growth with better assignments and promotions. However, there isn’t an infinite supply of either of those. So how do you support development for everyone—not just those who qualify for a promotion? By facilitating reflection and helping people connect with what matters to them. I’ll share some ideas, and, of course, answer questions.

I’ll share some ideas, then open it up for your questions.
I hope you’ll join me for this lively and FREE winter webinar series.

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