PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE LEAD NAVIGATOR
Hey dude…What is your problem?
A couple of years ago Smokey the cat showed up in our yard and decided he needed a family to adopt him. We were the lucky family. He lives outside and he hates cold weather. To keep him off our cars, I placed a heating pad on top of our freezer in our garage. He plops himself on the heating pad and pretty much sits there like a King on his throne all winter. As long as someone feeds him and keeps him warm he is happy and content.
Smokey reminds me of people I know and businesses I have worked with. They are happy and content and ignore the problems around them until a crisis occurs.
So . . . what is your problem? Are your facing a crisis? If you are not familiar with the services we provide, visit this page or just pick up the phone and call.
We may not be able to solve all of your issues or every problem, but at least we can steer you in the right direction.
Let us help you chart your course…
President and Lead Navigator
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How to Retain Your Top Talent Webseminar
Strategies to Retain and Engage High Potentials
Research shows as the economy rebounds, organizations will see their most promising talent abandon ship in high numbers. The key to success for any organization is the ability to attract and retain skilled and talented people. Those that fail to make employee retention a priority now risk losing their top talented people to the competition. This seminar shows you how to design an effective employee retention strategy that provides a comprehensive road map for not only attracting and keeping talented employees, but for motivating and engaging them to achieve a higher level of performance. This session is jam packed with tips, ideas and easy-to-implement advice for creating a high-retention culture.
Thursday, January 27
3:00-4:15 p.m. EDT
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DISC Certification and Behavior Assessment Training
Our training programs provide you with the skills and knowledge in using our assessments to empower individuals, enhance team performance, select employees and to improve communication. Now you can learn how to put the power of these proven concepts and tools to work for you.
We deliver our DISC training programs in three formats:
1) DISC Certification and Behavior Assessment Training (Phone/Web conference)
2) Two-Day Master Certified Professional Behavioral Strategist Program (Atlanta)
3) Onsite at your location
Upon successful completion of the training, you may teach and conduct workshops in your organization or use it in other applications outside of your business.
FACTOIDS AND SURVEYS
According to a new survey of 800 young adults in the United States and the United Kingdom, the average 26-year-old has changed jobs seven times since age 18.
Source: Intrepid, Seattle
Got Time Off?
Newly released service-organization data shows exempt employees with less than one year of service earn an average of 4.9 vacation days, while nonexempt employees earn 4.1 days.
Source: Compdata Surveys, Kansas City, Kan.
When 113 IT professionals were asked which department they think is more likely to snoop around the network and look at confidential information, 12 percent named the HR department, trailing only the IT department, itself, at 56 percent.
Source: Cyber-Ark, Newton, Mass.
TOOLS, PRODUCTS & RESOURCES
Online Learning 2.0
Chart Your Course International is bringing you from the now generation to the next generation of online learning in order to dramatically enhance the way you deliver training in your organization.
We’re introducing Vital Online 2.0, a technology that will save your organization both time and money. Our user-friendly online campus begins with 12 programs from the Vital Learning Leadership Series™. Your participants can work at their own pace, and we also offer a blended approach (classroom and online classes) that maximizes social networking tools.
With Vital Online 2.0, you have the choice to deliver courses on your own LMS platform or to deliver them through a portal/campus. We can also easily create a branded portal campus especially for your organization. And, with our special introductory pricing your savings are greater than ever.
Vital Learning’s online courses start with the 12 core programs, the Leadership Essentials, and 23 additional courses in leadership, customer service, sales and productivity. We invite you to take a few minutes to experience our free demo today.
TEAMS Analysis (Teams Evolving And Mastering Success) Survey
Does your team work effectively?
The TEAMS Analysis Survey is an online assessment that measures the key characteristics and issues affecting team performance. The purpose of the Survey is to discover, quantify, clarify and take action on each team member’s experience and concerns. It works like a 360 feedback survey allowing each team member to provide input. The key areas addressed are:
Work Management: how the team determines and manages the specific tasks and resources related to its mission.
Relationships: feelings, attitudes and behaviors that most reflect the team’s interpersonal relationships.
Processes: group functions such as participation, meeting management, learning, creativity and many other items.
Leadership: how the Team Leader functions to support and facilitate all aspects of the team process and the specific elements of team functioning.
At the end of the survey process, you will be provided with a clear understanding of the current characteristics and dynamics that prevail within the team. This information will be used to guide the team to address the main areas that impede peak performance in terms of communication and collaboration.
Contact us for more information and pricing.
GREG’S KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS
Greg Smith is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and organizational improvement consultant. He is the CEO and Lead Navigator of Chart Your Course International located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Greg delivers several different programs — every program is tailored to fit the client’s needs. Those programs are as follows:
• Fired Up! Leading Your Organization to Achieve Exceptional Results
• Transforming Workers to Winners: What Good Organizations Do to Achieve Extraordinary Results
• Here Today, Here Tomorrow: Proven Ways to Engage, Retain and Motivate Your Top Talent
• Managing Change in Turbulent Times: Keeping Your Employees Engaged, Motivated and Heading in the Right Direction
• Gladiator Leadership: What Leaders Do To Accelerate Performance and Generate Bottom-Line Results
• Reward and Recognition Strategies to Boost Performance
• Fast, Focused and Friendly: The Essentials of Great Customer Service
• The Emotional Connection: Growing Sales Through Excellent Customer Service
• Dynamic Teambuilding: How to Enhance Communication and Build Effective Teams