Feedback: The other ‘F’ word  

FFebruary is Feedback month at Strong Training and Executive Coaching in NYC! We’ll delve into all aspects of this ‘F’ word all month, so stay tuned!

Here’s the paradox of feedback: It’s the #1 thing managers fear the most and also the #1 thing employees crave. In a recent study by Zenger-Folkman, 94% of employees say constructive feedback improves their performance when presented well, and teams with managers who openly received feedback showed a Read More

Being Transparent

70% of employees say they’re most engaged when senior leadership continually updates and communicates company strategy. We’ll define what makes a transparent leader, look at the six tenets of transparency, and learn ways to incorporate them into our daily routine for powerful results.… Read More

Strategic Interviewing

Interviewing potential candidate is a highly strategic process vs. an ill-prepared conversation. We’ll cover the process we must follow to hire optimal candidates and practice using behavioral interview questions to help you identify them.… Read More

Situational Leadership

Different situations require different levels of directive and supportive behavior. Depending on the amount of each needed by an employee determines whether the manger delegates, supports, coaches or directs. We will look at situational leadership through the lenses of trait and behavioral theory and apply it to our work.… Read More

Servant Leadership

Servant leaders are those who share power and put the needs of others first. In this module, we’ll define what it means to be a servant leader, the benefits and review ten key characteristics.… Read More

Mapping Successful Leadership

Informed by recent survey of C-suite leaders, we look at the traits and behaviors that define successful leadership. As we work through each aspect, participants will complete a personal leadership map to apply to all aspects of their work as a leader. Strong Coaching and Training also offers online leadership coaching for those looking for remote training. … Read More

Leading With Agility

Agility has been identified as the critical business skill of our time, and yet only 10% of leaders have sufficient agility to succeed in the long term. Agile leaders are better equipped to respond to changing circumstances by incorporating new skills into their day-to-day responsibilities. We’ll share a framework that examines the components of agility, and participants will identify personalized ways to improve their own agility as a leader.… Read More

Leading High Performing Teams

All teams progress through the stages of forming, storming, norming, performing and mourning. We review the signs that a team exhibits at each stage and the actions that we as managers must take to move our teams to the next level.… Read More

Leading Change Successfully

In this module of our in person and virtual coaching both the transactional and emotional journey that individuals and organizations go through during the process of change. Participants are asked to deconstruct previous change initiatives to determine what has worked and not worked for them in the past. After reviewing the important ADKAR change model, we spend some time reading part of a Harvard Business School case and review eight common errors in leading change … Read More

Failing Forward Fast

In order to be successful in today’s competitive landscape, innovation is a must. But in the quest to be innovative, we all must confront and deal with our fear of failure. We’ll look at the hallmarks of a “failing backward” approach (e.g. status quo mindset, working alone, using time poorly) vs. a “failing forward” one (e.g. setting clear goals, embracing experimentation, asking powerful questions.) We’ll share specific strategies for working through failures quickly.… Read More