Productive Leadership Online

The Productive Leadership Online program combines two short group webinars designed for leadership teams with a 1:1 online follow-up session for each executive. It provides leadership teams with a quick start-up to getting organised and creates a framework to support a culture of productivity across the organisation. The program moves from personal productivity through to team productivity. Participants not only learn to boost their own productivity, they learn how to help those around them be more productive.
Program Overview
Designed for Senior leadership teams and their supporting EA’s. These may be organisational leadership teams or divisional leadership teams
Program Duration 2 x 2.5 hour webinars + 1:1 coaching
Program Size Varies, depending on requirements
Location Online
Outcomes
  • Get in control of email and your inbox
  • Create a daily action plan to focus on priorities and commitments
  • Plan time for strategic priorities
  • Clear the inbox to zero – regularly!
  • Maintain focus in an interruption-driven environment
  • Set up a quick and efficient filing system
  • Balance time in meetings with time for task priorities
  • Streamline how you work with your EA, including when working remotely
  • Take ownership of meeting, email and collaboration protocols
  • Reduce the volume of noise and interruptions
  • Create a blueprint for building a productive culture
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Are you leading productivity in your organisation?

Productivity is a much talked about issue in many organisations, and productivity training is often part of the core curriculum offered to staff. But there are three critical issues that usually limit the effectiveness of this training:

  1. Those in senior leadership roles who need the training most, are too busy to attend.
  2. Participants learn new productivity skills but return to a culture that does not support productive work practices.
  3. The leadership team are often part of the problem rather than the solution.

Work cultures are molded by the actions and behaviours of the people within an organisation, and the people who have the most influence over the culture are those at the top. Creating a culture that amplifies productivity rather than diluting it requires a leader to model great productivity behaviours, as well as ensuring each team has the right tools, systems, knowledge and protocols in place to maximise productivity.

The Productive Leadership Online program combines two short group webinars designed for leadership teams and a 1:1 online implementation review with each executive. It provides leadership teams with a quick start-up to getting organised and creates a framework to support a culture of productivity across the organisation. The program moves from personal productivity through to team productivity. Participants not only learn to boost their own productivity, they learn how to help those around them be more productive.

The program takes a practical and holistic approach to productivity, so participants don’t just learn theory – they actually implement during the training. Technology can play a big part in enchancing our productivity, so all principles are linked to implementation strategies using MS Outlook, OneNote and handheld devices. This approach is especially critical when leadership teams work remotely, but still need to stay connected with their EA and/or the wider team.

Adapt has helped me and many of my colleagues to improve our effectiveness and sharpen our focus by changing the way we use our technology. Dermot’s approach is straight forward, practical and produces immediate results.

Michael Rose, Chief Executive Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson

Dermot’s workshop and 1 on 1 coaching was life changing for my team and me. Personally, I have regained at least 16 hours each week, and my team have become evangelists, converting everyone they meet to their new approach to email and task management.  

Fiona Geddes, General Manager Direct Channels Support, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Dermot is a true professional who unlocks time by smart use of technology together with tried and true time management principles.

Kathleen Bailey-Lord, Group GM Shared Services, ANZ Bank

The Productive Leadership Online program incorporates time management principles and implementation strategies using technology, including MS Outlook and MS OneNote.

The initial group webinar session is followed up with a personalised 1:1 coaching session for each executive and their EA, usually held in between the first and second session. A second group webinar session will help the leadership team look beyond personal productivity and build culture that allows productivity to flourish across the business.

Group Webinar 1 (2 hours)

Introduction

  • Why this, why now?

MS Outlook Set-Up

  • Turning Outlook into a powerful
    planning system

Managing Actions

  • Setting your intent with a daily plan
  • Working with a proactive schedule
  • Task and calendar management

Managing Inputs

  • Clearing the inbox to zero
  • Inbox noise reduction strategies
  • Efficient filing and retrieval

Collaborating with OneNote

  • Moving from paper to digital
  • Turning information into intelligence
  • Sharing notes and actions

Online Coaching (1 hour)

  • 1:1 Exec/EA + Adapt Coach
  • Implementation problem solving
  • Tailoring the system to fit needs

Group Webinar 2 (2.5 hours)

Implementation Review

  • Where are we at?

Managing Outcomes

  • Prioritising important work
  • Aligning outcomes with actions
  • Planning for success

Team Productivity

  • Defining team productivity values
  • Using productivity playbooks to reduce friction and increase flow
  • Focusing effort on the right work
  • Leading productivity by example
  • Reducing unnecessary urgency
  • Moderating and managing urgency

 

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