Leadership Daily from KU: 15-minute webcasts
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Learn from industry expert, Dr. Lee Stuart, as he reveals business tips, tactics and tools you can put into action right away.

This new series covers timely topics to help today’s professionals in this new normal, as well as advice on timeless subjects such as organizational culture and change management, emotional intelligence, the art of listening, time management tricks and much more.

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Explore timely topics including:

Leadership Lessons from Left Field
Dr. Stuart is joined by Andy DiOrio, Founder and Chief Operator of DiOrio Communications, to talk teamwork, communication, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Pink’s Four Principles
Learn the basics of Pink’s Four Principles, as well as some tips on integrating them into your daily routine.

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After the Lockdown
Dr. Stuart is joined by Mike Wallace, CEO of Summit Leadership Team, to discuss the obstacles that teams returning to office spaces may encounter.

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Lean Six Sigma with Heather McCain
Heather McCain, Professor of the Practice and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, joins Dr. Stuart in this session to share tips on streamlining and optimizing processes.

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The Importance of Non-Verbal Communication
Learn how to interpret body language, facial expressions, and other important methods of non-verbal communication.

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Business Writing and Clear Communication
Dr. Stuart shares tips for communicating clearly and efficiently, as well as how to analyze your audience.

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Critical Competencies for Success at Work
What does it take to be successful at work? Spoiler – just being great at your job is not enough.

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What if They Were Us?
In this session, attendees participated in an “What if They Were Us?” exercise to better understand their workplaces.

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Tribal Leadership – Is your work tribe stuck?
Learn how to diagnose how your work team is performing using Dave Logan’s Tribal Leadership framework

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The Psychology of Isolation
Dr. Stuart is joined by Dr. Alex Williams, Psychology Program Director and Director of Psychological Clinics at KU Edwards Campus, to discuss how quarantine may affect the workforce’s psyche

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Effective Decision Making
Explore several different decision making frameworks, and learn how to avoid common “thinking traps”

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The Building Blocks of Organizational Culture
Learn about the perceptions, beliefs, opinions, values, and more that make up a culture, as well as how to foster a healthy culture in any workplace

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Conflict Management: What to Do When Tensions Rise
This session will provide you with techniques and tools for handling conflict, and how healthy opposition/debate can be a good thing.

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Psychometric Testing as a Hiring Tool
Dr. Stuart is joined by industry expert Jeannette Terry to discuss hiring, emotional intelligence, and psychometric testing

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Terrific Tips for Working Remotely
The COVID crisis has caused us to conduct business using a variety of virtual methods. We’ll discuss some important tips to make remote communication more effective.

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The Balance Wheel – Living a Whole Life
Are you investing the appropriate time, energy and resources to your most cherished beliefs? You may be trying to be three people at once right now: employee, parent, teacher. Make sure you prioritize your personal balance as well.

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A Framework for Navigating Change
Successful change management pivots on understanding the task/relationship/identity dynamics at work in any change scenario.

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How to Enhance the Trust in Your Most Critical Working Relationships
Trust can be thought of in two ways: as task trust and relationship trust. These have different dimensions and require different approaches to maximize the trust in your most important relationships.

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Is Your Work Tribe Stuck?
Learn to diagnose how your work team is performing using Dave Logan’s Tribal Leadership framework. Then, learn ways to ladder up individuals, teams and entire organizations.

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Success = Performance + Fulfillment
Learn how the practice of gratitude can make you a better performer and a happier person.

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An Extra Half-Hour in Each Day
Discover time management tricks to win back precious minutes.

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The 4 C’s of Coaching for High Performance
Great coaches communicate with candor, courage, clarity and constructiveness. Here’s how.

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The Building Blocks of Organizational Culture
Are the artifacts, assumptions and values of your organizational culture in alignment? If not, what can you do?

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Disagreeing with Diplomacy
Be a “Loyal Opponent,” not a “Devil’s Advocate”

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The Art of Active Listening
Great leaders don’t just hear – they listen. Learn a four-step process to becoming a great listener.

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Executive Presence
Four elements constitute executive presence (and only one of them has to do with the way you look)!

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Emotional Intelligence
Learn actionable ways to improve your self-awareness and relationship management skills

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ONE GREAT BIG HUGELY POWERFUL THINKING TRICK…
…to help you solve the toughest problems. And it takes 30 seconds to learn.

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What If They Were Us?
Here’s exercise to help you think about your business by looking at it through the eyes of other big brands.

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Say It (or Write It) Simply and Smartly
A communications framework of four keywords will help your writing and speaking earn better results.

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Pre-Mortems – Saving a Project from Disaster Before It Begins
Many organizations use After-Action Reviews to learn from projects … but have you ever conducted a “pre-mortem” to determine how things might go wrong?

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Meet your host

Lee C. Stuart joined the University of Kansas after three previous careers - as a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper journalist, a senior leader of new business development initiatives with Hallmark Cards, and 12 years as president of a management consulting firm. At KU, he is the leadership programs manager in KU Professional & Continuing Education. Lee has experience in adult learning, disruptive innovation, organizational effectiveness, strategic business planning and executive coaching. He possesses an unusual blend of creative and business thinking wrapped in years of experience as a writer, speaker, corporate executive, and as a consultant/coach to an array of organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in mass communications, a master’s degree from the University of Kansas in journalism, and a Doctorate in Business Administration/Leadership Studies from Capella University.

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