Conversations Catalogue: Canada Feb. 2016 - Page 18

Developing You There are many differences between “managers” and “leaders.” One of the most fundamental, however, is the idea that managers organize people, while leaders inspire people. Before you can ever inspire others though, you need to have a firm grasp of your regular tasks, and move beyond constantly “fighting fires.” WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Discuss the differences between management and leadership. • Look at the “Importance/Urgency Matrix”; identify “high value” activities and streamline lower value activities. • Discuss how to integrate more of the activities team members enjoy into their work. “Learn how to master priorities by being efficient and effective in reaching goals.” —SAAKSHI VOHRA, TANKNOLOGY No Shortcuts Passion is everything. But if it’s not directed properly, and maximized for high leverage activities, that passion can easily burn out or produce unwanted results. This conversation is about funneling your team members’ natural passion into the right activities. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Passion provides energy; learn how to make it last. • Analyze and consciously build schedules to maximize efficiency. • Short-term goals should all support and advance a longer- term goal. • Personal connections are the inroads to success. Is your team connecting? 18  SELF MANAGEMENT “Understanding how much of our time was spent on Craft Services and Down Time was enlightening for the team—we committed to reversing some of this non-value-add for value-add activity!” —RHONDA SPARKMAN, CHEVRON AUSTRALIA WWW.ACTIONABLECONVERSATIONS.COM