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Communication Checklist for ED Transition

This communications checklist will help your organization communicate effectively during an executive director transition.

Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture

Feedback isn’t about “once-and-done.” An effective organization strives to create a feedback-rich culture which takes both organizational systems and leadership behaviors that are applied consistently over time. Systems support and sustain behaviors. Behaviors bring systems to life. Use this list to see where your organizations thrive and identify where you might need to focus on improving.

Effectively Delivering and Receiving Feedback

How feedback is delivered (and received) is as, or possibly more, important than what is communicated. If feedback is given effectively and clearly, it is much more likely to result […]

Helpful Hints for Courageous Conversations

Not all conversations are easy. At some time or another, we all are required to have a difficult conversation that requires us to step out of our comfort zone, but you don’t need to be lost navigating them. These helpful hints will walk you through those courageous conversations with confidence.  

How to Plan for a Courageous Conversation

As leaders, we can’t avoid challenging conversations – that is, ones that feel like they have an edge and require courage, where at least one person wants to pursue something different or where the topic may make at least one person uncomfortable. This resource gives you tools and suggestions to improve your understanding and prepare you to have conversations that can lead to better long-term results.

Increasing Leadership Intelligence & Agility Using “Stop, Challenge, Choose”

The Results Model and accompanying Stop-Challenge-Choose tool in this resource have been acclaimed by participants in 20 years of TREC’s Leadership Training Program as perhaps the single most powerful and practical way they manage for better results in all areas of their daily lives. 

Individual Development Plan | Sample

Individual Development Plans are a crucial tool to support employee growth and learning, which leads to greater personal effectiveness and fulfillment. A Development Plan is different from annual job goals though it ideally would complement a workplan and can be done at the same time – or even included as part of the Annual Plan. This template can be adapted to fit your organization’s needs.

Leveraging Coaching Skills for People Development

Managers who want to support the development and growth of their staff can benefit from some helpful perspectives, approaches, and skills from the field of coaching that are described in this resource. While managers/supervisors should not present or see themselves as formal “coaches” they can be more “coach-like” where appropriate.

Managing Mood, Energy, and Focus

Our emotional state impacts both ourselves and others around us through a complex set of largely unconscious, primal biology-driven signals. Both our emotions and moods impact other people, though in different ways. Because moods are a longer-term phenomenon, their impact can have more power. This article lays out strategies for managing mood contagion–a critical leadership skill.

Skillfully Navigating Challenging Conversations

Effective communication and feedback is vital to creating positive and authentic relationships with colleagues, staff, and those you collaborate with. TREC’s resource on Skillfully Navigating Challenging Conversations provides recommendations to improve communications for difficult or challenging conversations to create greater clarity and understanding.

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