Know when to let someone go When do you say, “Enough is enough?” At what point have you tried everything? How many chances do you give someone to improve their performance? In this podcast we discuss how to change your mindset so that you can make the tough decisions that are right for the team, and right for the person you are letting go.
Having better performance appraisal conversations; You set clear goals, you’ve given feedback throughout the year, so why are you dreading the performance appraisal conversation? These conversations can be non-productive get people defensive. Listen to five tips for making your performance appraisal conversations have the impact they are intended to have, and seem more like, a genuine conversation.
Dealing with indecisive people People who are indecisive can be quite difficult to work with. It’s not like they are rude. As a matter of fact, it’s quite the opposite. They are typically kind people which makes it hard for them to make a decision. Regardless, indecisive people negatively impact projects, people and culture. Whether you are indecisive or not, in this podcast I give you 3 tips for helping indecisive people make decisions more quickly and effectively.
Psychological Safety Have you ever not spoken up at a meeting for fear of looking bad? Have you ever not shared an idea because the risk was too big? Chances are your team didn’t have psychological safety. Research from Harvard and Google shows that teams with psychological safety are more innovative, inclusive and generate more revenue. Listen to hear tips on fostering psychological safety and to get a tip sheet for creating psychological safety on your teams.
How to Manage Inter-generational Teams….It’s not what you think. So what do you think? Is there something about Millennials that makes them different from the other generations? What about Gen X and Boomers? With all the different generations on a team, how should we best manage them? Listen to find out.
Having conversations about inclusion Want to have better relationships with people who are different than you, but don’t know how? Do you want to be a more inclusive person? Are you afraid you will say the wrong thing? YOU WILL, but you will get better after listening to this podcast to learn the 4 skills to master to have more inclusive conversations.
Influence without Authority Do it because I’m the boss. We may not say it exactly that way, but how many times do we put it out there? Turns out you get much more resistance than commitment if you try to influence people that way with your authority. Listen to the podcast to learn about the most effective ways to influence others…because I say so.
In this podcast I share the cave I feared to enter and what gave me the strength to do so. And if I did it,
“Larry and I worked together to customize and deliver leadership training to a group of executives in Latin America while I was the VP of Human Resources for an international organization. It was a nine-week program in Spanish, that included two workshops in Mexico City. Larry’s style of delivery is dynamic and open, he was able to immediately establish a climate of trust which enabled the participants to contribute and learn from each other. Larry has a great depth of knowledge on leadership skills and is able to share many real examples of how these skills benefit the leader. I highly recommend Larry for any type of Leadership training either in Spanish or in English. It was truly a pleasure to work with such a professional.”
“I have known Larry O’Brien for over 10 years, and have worked with him and for him at Prudential. Larry’s leadership work was instrumental in establishing a foundational curriculum for global leadership throughout the firm. Larry possesses superior design, delivery and management skills. He is a consummate professional with a superior work ethic. He also is an expert facilitator in learning and leadership consistently earning high praise from executives and participants. I highly recommend him as a valuable asset to any team.”