Note: Location change!
With all due respect to the book “Good to Great,” I believe we should not look at our team members as passengers on a bus to be taken for a ride. Create a culture and place them so they can grow and flourish: It is a natural desire to grow, flourish and produce. (This brief e-doc explains the concepts used as a presentation topic, workshop or program: http://www.dionmcinnis.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Grow_Teams_by_Dion_McInnis1.pdf)
1. Review the entire employee experience, beginning with the job posting, that allows for growth and flourishing. Change the holistic view of what it means to join your team, and of your organizational culture vis a vis growth and flourishing.
2. Review and re-think how promotions, transfers, office layouts and committee assignments (to name a few) affect the ability for team members to succeed and produce. Make decisions that encourage success in those areas.
3. Examine the differences between the different roles and what each is expected to "produce," e.g.,immediate harvest or seeds for the future.
4. Learn day-to-day actions and processes that promote individual and organizational growth.ATD Competency Model - Area of Expertise This Session Supports: Performance Improvement, Learning Technologies, Managing Learning Programs, Integrated Talent Management, Coaching, Knowledge Management, Change Management
Speaker: Dion McInnis served in leadership positions in university advancement for four universities over nearly three decades. He has developed many unique, successful approaches to team development, management, fundraising, external relations, facilitation and sales. He now serves as consultant and coach. His programs, as well as his writing and photography, are based on three steps: see differently, change perspectives, and grow authentically.
While in higher education, he raised millions of dollars, engaged thousands of members, empowered hundreds of volunteers, facilitated scores of committees, and orchestrated dozens of events…all of them, one friend at a time. He brings to nonprofit organizations the lessons learned in those experiences in meaningful, easily understood ways; he brings to individuals the empowerment to find and utilize their creativity in any situation.
Dion finds wisdom in everyday stories and uses them to guide, inspire, teach and engage. For example, he has used for years the story of an interaction with a shoeshine man to teach sales and fundraising; stories about homeless and beggars to provide insights into marketing and messaging; and, childhood stories involving several of his friends to teach leadership principles. He also offers free “Make It Happen Monday” sessions for nonprofit leaders and fundraisers to help improve nonprofits’ success and ability to serve the community.
He has authored more than 10 books, including “Daddin’: The Verb of Being a Dad,” “Listen to Life: Wisdom in Life’s Stories,” and “The Seeing, Not the Taking: A Guide to Seeing for Photographers.”