Powering-Up Your Interaction Quotient…how to talk less and accomplish more in half the time…and create more effective results
Ask any manager to list their frustrations creating extraordinary results through the efforts of others and they will point to things like disinterest, misunderstanding, failure to follow through on commitments, blown handoffs, and having to do too many things themselves.
But what if there was a way to leverage the managerial competence you’ve gained by adding a proven, “up to date” management system that will make this a banner year for you?
What if you could develop a bullet-proof, high-performance work unit at the same time you’re working on producing your products and services? You’d grab it, wouldn’t you?
Powering Up Your Interactions will jump start your year and serve you well for years to come.
Imagine Yourself Creating Intended Results…Consistently:
- Being more prepared and confident to handle the demands and changing goals you face in 2009.
- You’re crystal clear about your commitments and deliverables and what you must have to succeed, and so is your boss. o A significantly reduced sense of chaos and anxiety
- You’re clear about the four critical elements to your continued success
- You grasp why interaction competence is so important and you’re navigating your way through projects and initiatives using the Committed Communication™ system for coordinating and collaborating
- Your team is working together better than ever.
- You know why humans are “wired to fail” in certain situations and what you can do about it.
- Having a group of people to whom you can turn throughout the year
Most all work gets done through interactions with others. However, people accumulate many habits and practices that stand in the way of successful interactions. For example, leaders want results but actions speak louder to say they want control. Is it possible to pursue both control and results—up to the point where the two actually conflict? Explore a new perspective, frame of reference, tools, and recommendations to achieve better results through the power of strong relationships.
Think about your typical day. You have too many things going on. Not only that, but you are pressured to create greater results with little input from managers regarding what is important and what they really want. Sound familiar? Also, notice you spend the day talking, listening, trying to solve problems, talking some more, writing, going to meetings…with little actual progress or results.
Star performers face similar frustrations and obstacles but know that the secret to sustained effort and achieving project results is a function of effectively managing people and optimizing processes. We say they have a high interaction quotient that complements their high technical quotient.
What would it mean to your productivity if you could improve your interaction quotient?
Working relationships exist within a set of standards, beliefs, or assumptions—a viewpoint or frame of reference. Change the frame of reference, and you can achieve amazing results. Develop a new perspective, frame of reference, tools, and recommendations to ensure greater project results. Contact us for an interactive, multimedia, exploratory discussion to dramatically change your interaction quotient. Discover simple yet powerful action tools that you can use every day to enhance effectiveness in working with others.
Areas to address:
- Landmines: What invisibly blocks a leader’s best intentions
- Purpose and Promises
- Use three cornerstones that are fundamental for building a high-performance culture and developing effective working relationships, both onsite and across distance. Develop an aligned, collaborative team that pulls together.
- Tap the power of a proven commitment-based managerial system; elevate the levels of personal and team performance.
- Identify four critical elements to continued success.
- Grasp why interaction competence is so important and navigate through projects and initiatives using the Committed Communication™ system for coordinating and collaborating.
- Focus on Results, Not Controls
- Become better observers of project management practices by identifying how increased controls may negatively impact achieving intended project results
- Explore a frame of reference that allows for both control and results
- Change thinking processes to focus on what is most important for business succes
- The Framework: Setting a Context for High Performance
- The Layered Components of the Framework
- Producing with The Three Cornerstones: Alignment, Integration, Accountability
- Accountability: How work really gets done
- Gaining a competitive advantage
Use the three cornerstones and the fundamentals for building a high-performance culture and developing effective working relationships both onsite and across distance. Develop an aligned, collaborative team that pulls together.
Tap the power of a commitment based managerial system; elevate the levels of personal and team performance by shifting from activities to commitment-based management.
Make a powerful shift in the effectiveness and efficiency of daily interactions; save time by reducing wasted conversations while increasing commitment to goals and objectives.
All managers who are looking for simple yet powerful tools to improve their interaction skills and thereby improve their ability to achieve greater results from project-based work
Successful individuals who intend to advance their interaction skills and break through the status quo
”Powering Up Your Interaction Quotient” ultimately helps leaders execute, innovate and strategize by offering a structure that supports effective interactions between individuals, teams, departments, vendors and alliances.
· Reduced waste, increased financial returns
· Greater employee alignment to overall goals,
· Unrelenting focus on strategy
· Improved communication, collaboration and coordination of action,
· Informs leaders as to when to intervene or change strategy
· Increased employee ownership, morale and satisfaction
· The culture becomes the company’s strongest competitive advantage
Randall L. Englund (www.englundpmc.com, firstname.lastname@example.org), MBA, BSEE, NPDP, CBM, worked at Hewlett-Packard Company for 22 years, as a senior project manager in high tech new product development and in the corporate Project Management Initiative. He co-authored Creating an Environment for Successful Projects, Creating the Project Office, The Complete Project Manager, and Project Sponsorship. As an executive consultant, trainer, speaker, and professional facilitator for the Englund Project Management Consultancy, Randy helps people discover the means to achieve more from project-based work, using assessments, multimedia experiences, and systemic inquiry. His organic approach includes the behavioral, technical, business, and change management aspects that create an environment for project success. As a frequent presenter at professional development events, he’s been described as one whose “insights and style bring the concepts from way up there, to right down here, equip you with the tools, and empower you to act.”
Consultant, trainer and author Robert Lauridsen (www.lauridsengroup.com, email@example.com), Ph.D., has over 25 years experience developing accountability cultures at both small and large companies, including Agilent Technologies, BEA Systems, Align Technology, Lucent, Novell, Emerson Electric and Adobe Systems. He has written over 25 management articles on generating accountability and commitment cultures. He is considered an expert in systematically executing strategy. His book, Boss Talk: A Manager’s Guide to Exceptional Productivity and Innovation (co-authored with Steven Sherman, MBA,) was published in 2000. He is founder and CEO of The Lauridsen Group, Los Gatos, CA.
Contact one of us to participate in an extraordinary opportunity to work with both Randy, who is masterful with project management, and Bob, an acknowledged expert in communication and interaction. See significant and exceptional gains in both your leadership and managerial competence when you begin to apply this system.