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Accelerate Your Performance

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Accelerate Your Performance is a weekly show focused on tactical actions to improve workplace culture from the Nine Principles for Organizational Excellence. On Monday mornings, in 20 minutes or less, the show's host, Dr. Janet Pilcher will provide real-life scenarios relevant to working professionals across a wide range of industries. Each episode will leave you with actions you can implement in your organization to drive performance, motivate and engage employees, and navigate common workplace issues. Dr. Pilcher answers questions like, “What can you do if your boss is the problem?”, “How can I retain my best employees?” and, “How can I make a difference at work?” with best practices and real-life scenarios you can apply to your professional life.


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45: Positioning Problems as Opportunities
As a leader do you tell your teams, “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.”? Or maybe as an employee you’ve worked for a leader who believes in this philosophy. While presenting solutions to problems is ideal, it’s not always possible. So, what can leaders do to create safe environments for teams to bring problems forward, while avoiding being bombarded by complaints? In this episode, Dr. Pilcher encourages team members use key words, take ownership, and bring complex problems to their leaders for guidance. This episode addresses questions, such as:How can you raise a valid concern without complaining?What do we do with people who think their job is to complain? How can teams bring solutions forward proactively without depending on their leader?   Recommended Learning: The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”By Sabina Nawaz & Leader Connection Questions__________________________________________________________________
44: From Problem to Solution
Changes in an organization can occur that team leaders may have little control over. What we can control is how we adapt and react to the change in our daily business. When we utilize team meetings with structured, thoughtful discussions, and analysis, someone will propose a winning solution or solutions for the team to agree on. Using a problem-solving agenda, conversations stay focused and teams can avoid falling into a pit of negativity and conflict. This episode addresses questions, such as:How do we shift from unproductive meetings to meetings where we can solve problems with our teams? What can you do when a team meeting has turned to arguments and negativity rather than problem solving? How do you keep teams focused on finding a solution? Recommended Learning:Improve Your Meetings & Guidelines for Effective Meetings & Tips for Effective Listening with Teams & Leading Effective Meetings__________________________________________________________________
43: Connecting with Young Professionals
For the first time in history we are operating with five generations co-existing in the workforce, and there are more young professionals joining every day. Dr. Pilcher talks with Ruthie Speight, the Executive Director of Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP) about their mission and impact in our community. PYP provides young professionals with a community where they can make a difference, connect with like-minded individuals, and learn new skills. Ruthie also reveals the top three skills young professionals want to develop and the top three things they’re looking for in their work environments. This episode addresses questions, such as:What is the purpose of Pensacola Young Professionals (PYP)?What leadership skills do young professionals want to develop?What do young professionals want from their work environments?Contact Ruthie Speight, the Executive Director of Pensacola Young Professionals at   Recommended Learning:Enhancing Engagement in the 5-Generation Workforce & Boost the Employee Experience__________________________________________________________________
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Dec 14th, 2018
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Oct 7th, 2019
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