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Grateful Leadership for HR Professionals
In-Person Monday 06/12/2023 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the exciting and transformational breakthroughs of the Grateful Leadership model, and be given simple tools to create a culture of appreciation based on that practice.  

HR Professionals must know and care about finding ways to enhance people’s level of engagement, commitment and support, especially in the difficult periods all organizations experience at one time or another. Engaged employees work with passion and feel connected and loyal to their organization. This yields higher productivity, sales, and results. Non-engagement in the workplace results in poor performance, limited productivity, and an erosion of the bottom line. HR Professionals are aware and must find ways to show others that people need consistent affirmation of their value and contribution to the organization in order to know that their efforts are appreciated. This can be accomplished through the practice of Grateful Leadership.

Grateful leaders can tap into the power of personal commitment and dedication by acknowledging people in an authentic, heartfelt manner. Those leaders who model true acknowledgment behavior will inspire others to do the same and to want to dramatically increase their levels of contribution to the organization, making the power of acknowledgment transformational.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the need for Grateful leadership to create a culture of appreciation in the workplace.
  • Overcome the barriers to using acknowledgment.
  • Demonstrate the language and subtleties of authentic and heartfelt acknowledgement behavior.
  • Describe Two of the Seven Principles of Acknowledgment in the context of participants' personal leadership styles.
  • Coach teams, managers, and other corporate stakeholders in using GratefulLeadership to produce breakthrough results.

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Judith W. Umlas , Sr. Vice President, Author and Trainer ,
International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL)