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The Niagara Institute Fall Brochure
This fall we are pleased to offer training programs on a variety of topics including leadership, communication, diversity and inclusion, and business acumen. As always, we also offer coaching services, assessments, advisory services, and customized solutions.
The Leadership Styles Handbook
Given how incredibly nuanced people leadership is, it should not be surprising that there is no single way to answer the "which leadership style is best" question. In this downloadable guide, you'll find a high-level overview of the 6 most common leadership styles so you can then decide which is best to adopt for you and your team at any given time.
Professionals Goals Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide and Goal Setting Worksheets
How do you ensure you are getting where you want to go or achieving what you want to achieve? You do so by setting professional goals, creating an action plan to make it happen, and then doing the work to see it through. In this workbook, you'll be provided with worksheets and templates you need to be successful.
The Step-By-Step Guide To Delegation
According to a Harvard Business Review study, knowledge workers, those whose primary contribution at work is knowledge on a specific topic, spend an average of 41% on discretionary activities that offer little personal satisfaction and could be handled competently by others. In this guide, you'll learn everything you need to about effective delegation, such as its importance, what to delegate, and the skills delegators need to succeed.
The Guide for First Time Supervisors and Managers
The transition from peer to leader is one of, if not the biggest, career moves. While it's exciting, it can also be daunting. To help ease those feelings and prepare you for the transition, the following guide contains the common mistakes first-time supervisors and managers make, the hard truths about leadership, and finally, the key leadership behaviors and skills that one needs to be successful.
Constructive Feedback: A Manager's Guide to Giving Feedback
Despite the fear, anxiety, or discomfort those in leadership may feel about giving constructive feedback, employees today crave it. To ease some of those feelings and build one’s confidence, check out this guide to learn how feedback contributes to the manager-employee relationship, ways to avoid giving destructive feedback, and ways to navigate the reactions employees commonly have.
The Employee Experience In the Public Sector: 9 Ways Leaders Can Have An Impact
The employee experience is the entire journey an employee takes with your organization and the biggest influence on that experience is the employee’s direct supervisor. But how exactly can one shape a great employee experience while facing some of the public sector’s most pressing challenges? Find out in this guide, which provides practical takeaways and highly relevant tools to do just that.
Work Smarter, Not Harder: 8 Ways to Take Control of Your Day
In the early days of a new job or career, it is common to work a little harder to make a good impression. Unfortunately, if one tries to keep this up long-term, it sets a precedent for overworking which no one can, or should, sustain. In this guide, you will learn more about the dangers of overworking, as well as find tips, tools, and techniques that when implemented can help you take control of your workdays.
Plan Your Work Day: A Printable Time Blocking Template
If your goal is to work smarter, then planning your work day is critical to not just crossing items off your to-do list, but seeing strategic goals and projects through to completion. To help you do that, download this fully editable and printable time blocking template.
Collaboration Among Employees: A Leader’s Guide to Collaboration and Teamwork
Where we work, when we work, and how we work has radically changed. Arguably, this makes it all that much more important for leaders to have, or develop, the skills to lead intact or cross-functional teams. In this guide, you'll find the benefits of teamwork and collaboration, the characteristics of high-performing teams, and the team leadership skills needed to succeed.
Team Alignment Worksheet
Use this editable worksheet with your team to facilitate a discussion on the goals, values, and behaviors that will ensure promote collaboration among employees and ensure the intended outcome is achieved. The worksheet contains six questions to work through as a team and comes as an easy-to-use, editable PDF.
The One-on-One Meeting Toolkit for Everyday Leaders
When it comes to hosting one-on-one meetings as a leader you need to prioritize the employee. It's their chance to connect with you, give you updates, ask for feedback or guidance, and seek coaching. In this toolkit, find everything you need to run effecting one-on-one's.
Fundamentals of Finance Glossary
If you want to meaningfully contribute to financial conversations as a non-financial leader, it's important to be familiar with the most common financial terms. With this glossary, you'll be one step closer to speaking the language of the CFO and holding your own in conversations related to the financial matters of your team, department, and organization.
Coaching for the Everyday Leader: The FAQs of Working with a Coach
Just as Olympic athletes work with experienced coaches to improve their performance, motivation, and growth, everyday leaders can as well. If you're exploring the world of professional coaching, the following guide will help you along the journey as it answers the most frequently asked questions on the topic.