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  • 1. A Look Inside Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsWELCOME TO INSIGHTS TO LEADERSHIP -YOUR PORTAL TO GETTING THENECESSARY SKILLS AND BUSINESSACUMEN THAT SETS MANAGERS ON ASOLID TRACK TO SUCCESSFULLY CHARTINGTHEIR CAREER TO MOVE FORWARD.Whether you are a new manager, a rising star oran established professional in a new managementlandscape, you never stop learning to enrich yourprofessional portfolio. And while your corecompetency may be what got you noticed andpromoted, to succeed as a manager and continueto move forward you need to possess a solidportfolio of functional, soft and technical skills.Insights to Leadership is a valuable resource andtool that will help you achieve that..
  • 2. Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsUNDERSTANDING THE WORKENVIRONMENT ON ALL LEVELS IS AVALUABLE TOOL WHEN PLANNINGYOUR FUTURE AND CHARTINGYOUR CAREER.Knowing the functions of management,the expectations and the limitations willgive insight to the types of requirementsthat you will need to consider.Many individuals are groomed for seniormanagement position when they are*identified* within and *tagged* as highpotential managers (HPM). When askedabout what factors contributed to helpingthem move up through the ranks ofmanagement, they respond developmentactivities, coaching and mentoring.
  • 3. Who We Are Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsLAURA ERKENEFF, is the founder of Training for Techies, Inc., and itspopular series, Insights to Leadership, using her 20 yearsexperience, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, and her AMA-certifiedbusiness acumen to work with groups and individuals in leadershipdevelopment training, coaching, organization development for technicaland non-technical business professionals and building leadership programsat all levels of the organization.By focusing on integrating her clients’ areas of expertise with theirleadership and business skills, Laura’s solid practices consistently deliverperformance improvement results. Her clients engaged Laura’s expertisefor help in technical leadership development, new hireorientations, designing training courses in leadership development, leadingdesign teams for technical and business symposiums, designing andimplementing systems for technical leadership development, and providingexecutive coaching programs as part of organization developmentprojects.Contact Laura
  • 4. Who We Are Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsJIM TIETZ has provided technical leadership to small teams and largeorganizations in the course of a 20-year career in semiconductorengineering. He began his career as the lead technologist of a team atDow Corning that introduced a new class of spin-on dielectric materialsfor low dielectric constant applications. Upon joining AppliedMaterials, Jim led a group of engineers that designed and shipped theworlds first semiconductor production equipment for 300mm waferprocessing. Later, his organization at Lam Research revitalized thedielectric etch product line, leading to breakthrough technical advancesthat regained market share supremacy against two entrenchedcompetitors. Jim has made groundbreaking contributions throughouthis career through technical insight, marketing perception, andmanagement excellence.Jims personal success is founded on developing the team personnel toachieve optimal performance. He has taught the principles that lead totechnical and business success to hundreds of employees of alllevels, leading to measurable productivity increases. Jim holds adoctorate in Physical Chemistry and a BS in both chemistry andcomputer science.Contact Jim
  • 5. Who We Are Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsPEG VIDETTA has taught hundreds of technical professionals all over theglobe how to communicate detailed data and concepts into businessactions and deliverables. She is an accomplished trainer and because ofher engineering background has high credibility with engineers andother technical professionals. Peg is a model for others of how to get tothe heart of the issue and communicate the key message.Peg has held positions in engineering, applications, training, technicalmarketing and management. She has a BS in Physics, and workexperience in the aerospace and semiconductor equipment industries.She is currently a consultant and coach in presentation skills forengineers and scientists.Contact Peg
  • 6. What We Do Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsWHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CAREERPLANNER AND A BUSINESS AND CAREER COACH?A Career Planner is someone who administers tests andhelps a person decide what they want to do or how to geta new/different job.A Business and Career Coach is focused on people whohave jobs helping them to be more productive, skillful andhappy in what they do; and how to be more effective innavigating their work environment to obtain maximumcareer and personal satisfaction.We will help you identify what it is you are really good at -and how to leverage it for maximum benefit on the job.We focus on your personal business acumen, how well youunderstand your company’s business and then what yourmanagers need from you.
  • 7. What We Do Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsHOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCEAs coaches, we help you focus on the soft skills youpossess, help you integrate the core skills you need anddefine a career strategy that will move you in thedirection you want to go.WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT CAREER COACHINGSHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE, AVAILABLE ANDAFFORDABLE.We also know that the next executives are in middle-management positions today, and looking for the kindof help that will help make their vision of the futurecome true.We can give you those Insights to Leadership
  • 8. What We Do Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsAt Insights to Leadership, we offer group and individualleadership coaching, workshops, and executive leadershipdevelopment programs that are based on our hands-onexperience in the trenches. Our practical and solution-basedprograms are interactive and designed to adapt to participantneeds in real time.Our research-based learning approach is designed toleverage your expertise and integrate your business goals inan achievable, usable, career plan – that you design.Our case studies and simulations emphasize project resultsand our real, workable plans integrate new skills andmethods that you can use back at the workplace.Bottom LIne:We focus on sharpening your core competencies, your softand functional skills – business acumen and job specific roles-that are essential to be successful in today’s workplace.
  • 9. How We Do It Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsHOW IT WORKSWe begin your program with an individual intake meeting with aprogram coach to ensure customized focus.For the next six months, a group of 8-12 participants meet for twohour moderated discussion sessions and each session is precededby individual pre-work assignments based on the upcoming topic.Coaches lead the group through the series of topics, depending onwhat the area of focus is, with mid-course and final individualcheck-in meetings, culminating in a personalized “move forward”career plan. Laura ErkeneffProgram participants will have access to a myriad of applicablewebinars, articles, tools, and assessments through a membership Coach, Lecturerto Project Connections. In addition, participants will join a growing and Founderonline moderated community for continuingdiscussion, networking, and advice on Leadership.
  • 10. How We Do It Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsI personally work with you on all the touch points that leadershipand executive development involves. This includes giving you thebest tools and practices that are immediately usable and functionalin your workplace.Our system has yielded superior results because we work withyou to identify your personal skills and strengths, matched againstthe skills and core competencies you will need to possess to keep Laura Erkeneffmoving forward, and upward.We bring in the people you need to work with to help youovercome the specific challenges you are facing.General ServicesWe focus on sharpening yourtechnical, interpersonal, conceptual, diagnostic and political skills –that are all necessary to be successful in today’s workplace.Group CoachingPrivate CoachingTargeted TrainingSpecific, time-limited, project or program development consultingTechnical Leadership Development
  • 11. Career Lounge – Videos, Articles, etc. Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For ForNew Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women Professionals
  • 12. Career Lounge – Videos, Articles, etc. Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsVIDEOSAll BNET Videos:http://www.bnet.com/videos?tag=mantle_skin;bannerB NET Videos:Delegation:http://www.bnet.com/videos/failure-to-delegate-dodging-landmines/6240087?tag=drawer-container;load-video-riverPreparing for Organizational Change:http://www.bnet.com/videos/failure-to-delegate-dodging-landmines/6240087?tag=drawer-container;load-video-riverImprove your retention 29% by doodling!!!Great 15 min video at TEDShttp://www.bnet.com/blog/evil-hr-lady/the-secret-to-focusing-in-meetings/2876?tag=fd-river10Handling Difficult Employees:http://www.bnet.com/videos/how-to-manage-a-slacker-the-live-one/6304379?tag=trunk
  • 13. In the Career Lounge – Videos, Book, Articles, etc. Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsSuggested ReadingManaging the Unmanageable: How to Motivate Even the MostUnruly Employeehttp://www.amazon.com/Managing-Unmanageable-Motivate-Unruly-Employee/dp/1601631618/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317142301&sr=1-1SUGGESTED VIEWINGThe Slacker:http://www.bnet.com/videos/how-to-manage-a-slacker-the-live-one/6304379?tag=trunkTEDS: The Girl Cells (This MIGHT be used at the end of the groupafter a great deal of trust has been built.) Second thought: NOhttp://www.ted.com/talks/eve_ensler_embrace_your_inner_girl.html?ga_source=embed&ga_medium=embed&ga_campaign=embed
  • 14. Blog Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For For New Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women ProfessionalsLeadership BlogBusiness Trends for 2009 & Implications for Project Managers - By LauraErkeneffIn this blog I cover the Business Trends for 2009 and what it will mean toproject managers. The top 5 trends we will face in 2009... 1. Cutexpenses. This isnt the traditional cry for lowering costs raisedpredictably by executives each year. It is more like a do it or we dielanguishing wail.How to Survive a Layoff: A Project Plan - By Laura ErkeneffIs there a better way to survive a layoff? Yes, research has shown thatthose who do daily planning and take at least one action get jobsfaster, so lets get planning.Problem Solving vs. the Blame Game: PM Skills for All Leaders - By LauraErkeneffProblem solving or blaming? How many times have you seen this as amajor reason for projects failing and products not getting to market?
  • 15. Our Clients Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For ForNew Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women Professionals
  • 16. Insights to Leadership Coaching and Resources for Emerging Leaders For For For For ForNew Managers Middle Management Technical Professionals Leadership Development Women Professionals Group Session Topics What is Your Leadership Brand? – Balancing business and technology Technical Leadership – Leveraging your skills Effective Communication – Up, down, and across the business Know Your Value – Becoming indispensable Creating Influence – Overcoming politics while managing change Charting Your Career for Maximum Satisfaction 6-months that will charge up your career compass, with Personal leadership skill development with monthly topics Expanded peer network of other technical women Leadership assessments for career growth and satisfaction Topics include: leadership branding, influence skills, communication up, down & across the business & more.. What You Can Expect Monthly group coaching sessions Pre, mid and post Individual coaching session Individualized action plans Private moderated online community Access to a wide array of additional resources provided by ProjectConnections