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    The Effective Leader: 6 Proven Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Your People So You Can Focus on What's Really Important

    Date: September 25, 2014, 11:30am – 1:30pm
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    The Effective Leader: 6 Proven Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Your People So You Can Focus on What's Really Important

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    Thursday, September 25, 2014, 11:30am - 01:15pm  

    The Effective Leader: 6 Proven Strategies for Getting the Most Out of Your People So You Can Focus on What's Really Important


    This session is designed to teach managers and executives the tools for being more productive and effective as a leader so they can perform at their highest level. Leaders will learn how to get the best from their employees so they have time for the more important areas of planning, visioning, and focusing on strategy. Managers will learn how to engage their employees in the process so getting more from them is positive and productive. Both employees and managers will elevate their performance for maximum results.

    The workshop provides six specific strategies and tools that managers can start using immediately to elevate their leadership performance. Strategies such as defining key result areas, shifting your leadership focus, utilizing a coaching style, and building accountability into your leadership will be shared. These strategies are designed to make the leader’s job easier rather than more work. Managers will leave the session with strategies and tools they can implement to see immediate results.

    1. Brief overview of a leader survey from Fall 2011
    2. The 6 Proven Strategies: (examples will be shared for each strategy)

    Defining Key Result Areas

    Shift Your Focus: People First, Then Things

    Designing the Relationship (designing the relationship with employees, peers and boss)

    The Coach-Approach (two important skills will be shared)

    Build in Accountability (how to hold people accountable in a positive, principled way

    that makes the manager’s job easier rather than more work)

    Daily Habits (daily habits of the most successful leaders)


    Presenter Bio:


    Laurie J. Maddalena MBA, CPCC, PHR, Executive Coach & Leadership Development Consultant
    Envision Excellence, LLC

    Laurie Maddalena is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has delivered impactful presentations to organizational leaders on a local and national level. Most recently, Laurie was a speaker at the League of Southeastern Credit Unions Convention in Orlando, and The Texas Credit Union League Conference in San Antonio. Laurie was also featured as a panelist at The Global Women's Leadership Luncheon. She writes a monthly online column for next generation leaders for CUES and has published articles in Credit Union Management.
    Laurie is CEO of Envision Excellence, and executive coaching and leadership development consulting firm that provides services such as leadership development programs for managers and executives, executive and leadership coaching, management training, Myers-Briggs facilitation, and leadership assessments. She works with credit unions, healthcare and technology companies, government contractors, and non-profits throughout the United States.
    Prior to establishing her own coaching and consulting business, Laurie served as Vice President of Human Resources/Organizational Development at Montgomery County Teachers Federal Credit Union (MCT). Under Laurie’s leadership, MCT was awarded the “Excellent Place to Work” designation by the Maryland Work~Life Alliance for seven years in a row.
    Laurie earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Science degree in human resources/organizational development from The University of Maryland, University College. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Syracuse University. In addition, Laurie holds the designation of Professional Human Resources (PHR) from the Society of Human Resources, is a certified executive coach through The Coaches Training Institute, and completed team and organizational coaching training through The Center for Right Relationship and Team Coaching International