Every leadership course in the A Better Leader system is designed to be at once robust, compelling, and immediately actionable. A Better Leader's topics include the top-requested information from new and seasoned managers and supervisors.
We recommend starting "Leadership, Defined" as the first lesson. Then select your programs for the coming months from the Four Focus Areas: Motivate, Connect, Support and Improve.
Motivate Your People
Move away from a “one-and-done” approach to leadership training. A Better Leader’s platform offers continuous reinforcement that inspires and motivates your top performing supervisors, with supplemental content that keeps them engaged and energized.
Take Action To Inspire Productivity
Provides leaders with ten things they can do today to improve the workplace and worker satisfaction. Explains the four core needs that, when met, allow employees to reach maximum productivity.
Building morale is serious business – and a key component of great leadership. The best way to build your team’s morale is actually to inspire confidence in them. Discusses various factors that can lead to a decline in morale and a list of warning signs.
Presents the common warning signs of trust issues & how leaders can restore or build confidence among team members and in leadership. Have you heard about the "Foxhole question?" You may be surprised by the answers.
Goal Setting & Achievement
Understanding how to set goals and the achievements along the way that make reaching those goals possible is the focus of this lesson. Leaders learn tips and techniques for timelines, creating S.M.A.R.T. goals and why these skills are important both personally and as a team.
Praise & Recognition
Illustrates why praise is so important and presents formal & informal ways to recognize team members. Also, provides a leader's guide to becoming praise proficient.
UnionProof: Company Advocates
Leaders learn how to create Company Advocates within their teams - employees that are trusted and respected because they come from within the employee ranks themselves.
Workplace Health & Well-being
Identify the Five Essential Elements of Well-being and learn the benefits of workplace wellness. Learn some steps you can take to inspire a culture of health and well-being for your team, with or without a company-wide program.
Motivating Remote Teams
Leaders today have unique challenges, including managing and motivating workers they may see rarely or not at all! In this edition of A Better Leader, we explore a 6-Point Plan for motivating remote workers and what to watch out for to keep remote workers engaged.
Connect With Your People
Keep them coming back for more
When supervisors are well-trained, employees are more satisfied, which improves retention rates. A Better Leader continually reminds supervisors that connecting with employees is the best way to get the team to move from “point A” to “point B.”
Involving Employees In Decision-Making
Leaders learn the benefits of employee involvement as well as the risks of not including employees in decision-making efforts. You will take a self-assessment to gain an understanding of your Employee Involvement Quotient.
Communicating During A Crisis
Defines what a crisis event is and the different types of emergencies that can occur, as well as how important it is for leaders to help maintain business continuity during any crisis.
Do your leaders understand the critical impact that employees can have on the company’s brand? We share recent findings on the state of employee engagement, as it relates to branding.
Establishes the importance of listening, types of listening, and the difference between hearing & listening. An Active Listener checklist is also provided.
Employee Engagement Matters
Explains the advantages of an engaged workforce, outlines the 3 degrees of engagement and identifies what drives employees to become engaged at work.
Presents how planned connections keep leaders in the loop, plus steps & tips to having successful discussions with team members and gathering feedback.
UnionProof: The Union Proof Workforce
Explains how a supervisor or manager's ability to successfully motivate and manage their team, consistently and respectfully, can foster employee engagement and greater job satisfaction.
The Extroversion Scale
Leaders learn how varying degrees of employee extroversion allow them to help teams be more productive! Discussion of brain chemistry and the history behind these personality types.
The Respectful Workplace
Sexual harassment - and harassment in general - is a vital topic for employers, but something on which leaders often don't get effective training. In this lesson, leaders gain understanding of how respectful behavior leads to a more inclusive culture, reducing the possibility of workplace harassment.
In-Production now, due May 2019.
Support Your People
Removing barriers to accomplishment
It’s no mystery that new supervisors often falter because they are not prepared for the additional challenges that come from managing people. A Better Leader’s structure allows you to effortlessly present, teach, and reinforce the vital knowledge that supports your corporate culture.
Productivity Without Spending a Dime
Leaders are shown why, often, cash is not king when it comes to rewarding employees. Together we will walk through the many ways you can implement free, low-cost and other non-cash motivators in your workplace.
Explores conflict's impact on a team, identifies the right time for leaders to intervene in employee disputes and walks leaders through a conflict resolution session.
Discusses how proper delegation enables leaders to hit their goals on time, increases productivity and encourages teamwork. Includes the 8 steps to Delegation, a guide to sharing responsibilities with your workforce.
Diversity & Inclusion
We're not just talking about being "politically correct" - we're showing leaders how their team can be more successful in a global marketplace. Including, some of the challenges that your company may face making diversity and inclusion operational realities.
Time Management: The Power of Prioritizing
Helps leaders understand the benefits of prioritizing, highlights two key methods of prioritizing and provides tips to stay focused. Also, takes a look at how you can handle unexpected entries on your "to-do" list?
UnionProof: Employee Voice
When employees know that they are being heard - that management supports them, and that their ideas and opinions are respected, they are far less likely to look outside the company for help.
What does bullying look like today? In this course, leaders learn what bullying is, and how to recognize it. They'll understand how bullying impacts individuals and the workplace as a whole. Plus, they'll get 5 tips everyone can use to stop workplace bullying and a 3-Step "Rehab Plan" leaders can use to resolve bullying behavior.
Workplace Flexibility & Work-Life "Fit"
The perfect balance between career and family is now seen for the unachievable goal it's always been! So how can leaders take factors such as age; changes in working conditions and even the demands of new technology into account and support team members? "Work-Life Fit" provides 11 great ways to do just that.
Emotionally intelligent leaders are a critical factor in creating and maintaining positive workplaces, and in building cultures that are adaptable, self-aware and inclusive. In this lesson, leaders learn what emotional intelligence is, the impact it can have, and how they can improve their skills to support their people.
Improve Your People
Good, Better, Best
The most effective leaders create an environment where each team member is performing to the highest level their abilities allow. When employees see that their supervisor is A Better Leader, they’re motivated to improve and grow continuously.
Ethics & Leadership
Sometimes ethical behavior is tough to define. In this edition, we provide leaders with a 4-question quiz to determine if a decision or action is ethical.
Develop Your Coaching Skills
We take a look at what differentiates coaching from training & mentoring. Leaders will explore the proper roles & responsibilities of coaching, plus some practical coaching skills.
Feedback Reboot: Performance Reviews
Leaders learn how Performance Reviews can propel both employees and businesses forward, and how to avoid some common Performance Review missteps.
Intro to Change
Leaders learn the four critical stages that employees may experience when facing change, and are introduced to the idea of "change culture" and how they as leaders can positively affect their team members' experiences with change.
Overcoming Objections to Change
Breaks down the "what, how, who & why" of employees' resistance to change and presents a plan for successfully implementing change.
UnionProof: Unions 101
Provides leaders with the basics on unions, and the benefits of operating in a non-union environment, including maintaining their direct connection to their team.
Leadership and Self-Sacrifice
Defines leader self-sacrifice, provides examples and contrasts how selfish leaders negatively impact employees, versus the positive impact made by selfless leadership.
Leaders learn how extroversion diversity can contribute to greater productivity. Defines how differing personalities can excel in roles leaders might have previously dismissed!
You've got a good thing going with your team. Engagement is at an all time high. How do you keep the momentum up? Can you even increase it further? What can you do if there are setbacks or tough times?
Understanding implicit bias can help leaders recognize their own tendencies and work to overcome them. Learning about implicit bias will help your leaders build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. In this lesson, we also provide leaders with specific techniques to improve their own skills and overcome implicit bias.