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Why You Need to Attend Leadership Gold with Ed Krow

Monday, February 3, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Written for AAOE by Ed Krow, SPHR, CCP, SHRM-SCP, CHCM, HR Strategist

Learn more by attending Ed Krow's AAOE 2020 Annual Conference Session, "Leadership Gold: How to be a Leader Worth Following."

I recently had the opportunity to hear John Maxwell speak. Being a certified speaker through the John Maxwell Team, I feel I’ve learned a lot from his teachings. But in this speech, he said something that really hit home for me: The greatest performance gap is the one between what we know we should do and what we actually do.

As I was thinking about that bit of wisdom, I realized it was true for many of us. We go to professional development conferences, sit in on the sessions and take lots of notes. But if we’ve heard it before, we mentally check out and start looking at our emails. Then we go back to the workplace and, though perhaps we’ve struck up new relationships at the conference, we don’t bring anything back to our organizations.

I find that disappointing from a leadership perspective because the only time we can truly apply what we’ve learned is when we’re back in the workplace. But if we haven’t taken the time to think about the things we want to work on, we’re already behind the eight ball.

We often find ourselves absorbed in just keeping up with the everyday things in our given industries. After all, business changes fast and, depending on the industry you’re in and your specific area of expertise, you might find it hard to just maintain the knowledge base you need to stay afloat. But I’d like to challenge readers today with this question: When is the last time you did professional development for yourself?

What are the skills you need to have in your bag of tricks as a leader that you haven’t yet mastered? Even more so, ask yourself: What are the reasons I’ve been telling myself that I either don’t have time or don’t need to master those skill sets?

In my session we’ll cover topics such as:

  • What are the defining moments that will define you as a leader?
  • The three critical choices to make before you make anything else!
  • Why do people quit people – not companies?

In today’s business arena, challenges can arise at any time, and to be an effective leader you need to be able to respond to those challenges with intelligence, strategy, and expertise. If you are having difficulty responding to unanticipated challenges, or if you are simply interested in improving your leadership skills, this seminar is for you!

Let’s talk about leadership, especially some gold nuggets that you will be able to apply right away after you leave this session!



About the Speaker

Ed Krow works with executives and business owners who are struggling with people problems, such as adapting to changing business conditions and customer, investor, or community expectations. He turns irrelevant and ineffective HR functions into strategic contributors by aligning HR with the business objectives. As a result, Human Resources actually drives business results. Krow's clients often refer to him as their HR Doctor because of his ability to quickly diagnose and treat the ailments in their workplaces. To date, Krow has completed over 700 projects for more than 250 clients across nearly all industries.

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