Conversations Catalogue: Canada Feb. 2016 - Page 19

Passion Driven Planning Inspiring Entrepreneurs is a book about connecting your passions with deliberate planning. While it’s written for entrepreneurs, the messages from the book are applicable for the purposes of creating engaged employees within your organization as well. Use this conversation as a “pick me up” for revitalizing your team’s passion for their work, and for your team objectives. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Discuss the importance of balancing passion with planning. • Remind your team of what they were excited about when they first joined the business. • Set specific goals and celebrations for accomplishing progress toward larger goals. • Examine how to properly include and utilize people that want to help your cause. Personal Victory The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is arguably the most well known personal development book of all time. We explore the first three habits, focusing on the theme of “personal mastery.” Time management is great, but your team members need to know their larger scale objectives in order to schedule and manage their commitments. WHAT YOU’LL BE COVERING • Overview of “Be Proactive”, “Begin with the End in Mind”, and “Put First Things First”; build awareness that we all have control over our reactions. • Apply Habits 1 + 2 to current goals or projects. • Look at Habit 3 in context of time management and prioritization. • Identify elements of our work that support both personal and organizational priorities. “The content was great, the