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Inheriting and/or motivating underperforming employees can be a stressful challenge for any manager. You're faced with the immediate impact on team productivity, morale, and potentially, your own reputation.

But before you reach for the quick fix, this 60 minute course will equip you to learn more about your employee’s “operating system” so you tweak your communication and development plans to bring out the best for their variable communication and workflow styes.

By using time-proven strategic and empathetic approaches to turn the situation around, you can tap into your employees’ strengths and partner with them to come up with solutions they buy into and will execute. 

Why you should Attend

There is a skill and art to understanding each employee’s motivation and learning to leverage their talents. This course will explore how to better understand what motivates your employees, and develop a variety of strategies to keep them engaged and productive. In this interactive and entertaining webinar, you will gain more insight and practical tools to address: 

  • Understanding the Situation: We'll begin by exploring the potential causes of underperformance, from skill gaps and lack of motivation to personal struggles and unclear expectations
  • Building Rapport & Trust: Establishing open communication and building trust is crucial. You'll learn effective communication techniques to have productive conversations that uncover the root of the issue
  • Setting SMART Goals & Expectations: We'll dive into setting Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound (SMART) goals to provide clear direction and track progress
  • Developing a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP): If coaching or a new role is not working, learn how to create a structured and personalized PIP that outlines specific actions, resources, and timelines for improvement
  • Providing Effective Feedback & Coaching: Discover constructive feedback techniques that engage and guide employees towards success. We'll also explore the latest coaching strategies to empower them to overcome challenges
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations: Addressing performance issues directly can be uncomfortable. You'll learn easy to apply communication frameworks for handling difficult conversations with clarity and empathy
  • Supporting Employee Growth: We'll explore training and development opportunities to equip employees with the skills they need to excel

Areas Covered in the Session

  • Proactively address underperformance in a way that benefits both the employee and the organization
  • Learn to pinpoint the cause of the under-performance and create sustainable action plans
  • Create SMART Goals and PIP plans to assure clear communication and monitor employee progress 
  • Customize how you motivate and support employees to reach their full potential
  • Be more prepared to deliver both positive and formative feedback in an ego-preserving manner
  • Build stronger relationships with your team based on trust and mutual respect
  • Create a positive and productive work environment for those around you

Who Will Benefit

  • Aspiring or Current Managers
  • Team Leads
  • Leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Business Owners

Speaker Profile

Suzanne Blake , PCC, is an award-winning International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach with 23 years of coaching, training, and business consulting experience. With?warmth, humor, and the?latest in coaching and brain?science techniques, Suzanne?helps individuals and groups attain their communication, empowerment, career, and leadership goals.

Suzanne Blake is the Founder and President of Blake Coaching and Training. She has helped hundreds of seasoned and emerging leaders expand their capacity, make decisions, use focused strategic thinking, and build confidence and self-awareness. Her coaching work has been featured on The Today Show, NPR, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and numerous other media outlets.

A passionate industry leader, she specializes in coaching executives and managers in leadership development, managing individuals and co-located and virtual teams, communication styles effectiveness, work-life balance, presentation skills, emotional intelligence, and time and performance management.?Suzanne has comprehensive experience designing and facilitating training and coaching programs, facilitating team building, and conducting one-on-one Executive Coaching sessions.

Her clients include Verizon, Deloitte, LLC, Amica Insurance, BCBS, EMC/Dell, Synthes Switzerland, eClinicalWorks, Nimbly Wise Ed/Tech Coaching and Training, Core Axis, and numerous small to medium size businesses, and non-profit organizations.

Suzanne is a masterful communicator with a proactive and resourceful approach to helping drive client-oriented coaching services and learning and development programs. She demonstrates a unique ability to quickly zero in on the root causes of problems and identify creative and sustainable solutions.

Suzanne is a featured author in the popular book, 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life, co-authored with leading experts Jack Canfield, John Gray, Richard Carlson, and Bob Proctor.