National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
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Highly Effective Motivation Techniques for Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders

Find out how the best managers motivate employees to higher levels of productivity and effectiveness!

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It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But as a manager, you know that motivating employees is one of the toughest challenges you’ve got. 

Sure, you want to inspire them to heroic achievement, yet most days you’re lucky if you can just get them to get the job done at all. Plus, you’re so busy with dozens of other pressing responsibilities that you often don’t notice an employee’s performance is floundering until it’s too late and the damage is done. 

Master motivation tips and techniques successful leaders rely on
Truth is, motivating employees doesn’t come easily to most managers. That’s why we’ve developed this essential seminar, Highly Effective Motivation Techniques. Attend this intensive one-day management training, and you’ll discover exactly how to encourage your team to become more self-sufficient … to bring you solutions instead of problems … to eagerly take on more responsibility … to take the initiative … and to go the extra mile.  

Learn powerful feedback techniques for getting the best out of every employee
This one-day seminar created especially for results-focused supervisors and managers will show you how to:

  • Create a self-reliant team that can solve 99% of its own problems
  • Identify problem behaviors before they become productivity obstacles
  • Manage performance by setting goals, giving feedback and monitoring results
  • Apply the right incentives to motivate each individual
  • Inspire a “high performance mindset”

Use performance-building tools – for exceptional results!
In just six intensive hours at this seminar, you’ll master the ability to set the right expectations. You’ll learn how to coach for higher levels of quality work and stronger productivity – whether you supervise entry-level workers or long-time employees. In short, you’ll get the proven tools and techniques you need to achieve the solid business results you want! 

You’ll return to work the very next day armed with the weapons to defeat negativity, apathy and absenteeism. You’ll create a positive atmosphere within your department – one that inspires a “can-do” attitude and where lines of communication flow freely between you and your staff.  

It’s training guaranteed to work wonders!
Don’t wait another day. Get the knowledge that thousands of successful managers, supervisors and team leaders are using to motivate employees to greater efficiency and higher levels of productivity. Call 1-800-258-7246, or go online at and register today! You’ll enjoy a great day of managerial training and reap the benefits of exceptional results for years to come. 

What You’ll Learn

Learn the Secrets Behind Inspiring Today’s Worker to Strive for More ... Each and Every Day!

  1. You’ll learn what truly motivates workers.
    Proper motivation can move mountains. We’ll go beyond all the stuffy theory that you may have heard before and get to the heart of the issue: How do you create a positive environment that stimulates the greatest productivity? 

  2. Identify the hidden causes for problem employees and then manage them accordingly.
    One of the hardest parts in supervising employees is distinguishing between “unwilling or unable” in their abilities. Learn how to quickly size up your underachieving worker as to which segment that they fall into and develop an action plan for turning this problem worker into a productive juggernaut! 

  3. Build a team of creative problem-solvers that reflect well on you.
    It’s the dream of every boss – creating a staff of self-sufficient go-getters that take the initiative to bring you innovative solutions … not daily problems. With the skills you’ll learn during this seminar, this can easily describe your staff!

  4. Recognize the signs of employee burnout and re-energize your department.
    The problem with eliminating employee burnout is that most managers and supervisors are too busy to notice the problem – until it’s too late! At this seminar, you’ll learn how to quickly identify the “red flags” of burnout and other employee problems. Plus, you’ll discover the 5 intrinsic qualities all inspirational leaders must have to keep their teams fired up when things get tough! 

  5. “If no one is following, then you’re not leading.”
    Find out if your personal management style is unintentionally ruining all your hard work. Many managers are their own worst enemies when it comes to motivating employees to do more. At this seminar, you’ll learn to develop a personal management style that’s focused on action and results – no matter what your personality type is.  

  6. Get your game face on.
    Every successful coach needs a game plan that best suits the teams’ strengths and weaknesses, and you’re no different. With the skills you’ll learn here, you’ll be able to bring out top quality performances in everybody from your top over-achievers to your most frustrating under-achievers. 

  7. Create an atmosphere of give-and-take and watch productivity soar.
    Learn the 5 most common mistakes managers and supervisors make that kill communication flow at the office and how to avoid them. You’ll create a free-flowing communication network that will help your staff know exactly what you expect from them – AND you will know exactly what’s on the minds of your team. It’s a win-win system for everyone involved! 

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Who Should Attend

  • Managers, supervisors and executives
  • Administrative professionals
  • HR staff
  • Customer service managers and reps
  • Team leaders
  • Business Owners, CEOs and VPs

Workshop Agenda

Looking in the Mirror and Making Changes

  • Are you your own worst enemy for creating positive change? Find out here
  • Identifying and developing your personal management style
  • How to adapt your management style to the employee strengths you have in your office
  • The manager’s personal guide to getting – and staying – motivated during the good times and bad
  • Overcoming the issues that keep many managers from praising and appreciating their employees

Creating a Group Mindset of Success and Achievement

  • Create a positive environment that makes your staff want to achieve outstanding results
  • 4 red flags that should warn you that negativity is creeping back into your staff
  • How YOU can set the tone of appreciation at work that’ll spread like wildfire
  • 3 things that every worker desires more than anything – you may be surprised at what they are!
  • Understanding the motivators that drive employees

Boosting Individual Performance Up to the Next Level

  • Understand the power of relationships to achieve business results
  • How to stop giving out step-by-step instructions
  • Conduct planning meetings that focus on goals
  • Use follow-up appraisals to monitor employee progress
  • Combine the positive power of management and employees to drive even
    higher performance levels

Giving – and Getting – Effective Feedback

  • Learn to give meaningful feedback ... how much and how often
  • How to eliminate the negativity that ruins many feedback sessions
  • 5 things you should never say during a feedback session, and 5 things you always should
  • How to become your team’s top cheerleader – even if you’re not the
    “rah-rah” type
  • Set expectations that are in line with the task at hand

Motivation Techniques to Gain Inspired Achievement

  • The #1 myth about why motivation won’t work with today’s worker
  • The 3 steps of an effective motivation plan
  • Work with your employees to develop programs that build on positive performance
  • The motivating power of peer groups at work and how to use them to your advantage
  • Team-based incentives? The pros and cons and how you can make them work
  • Keeping the high performers happy

Managing Demanding, Difficult and Downright Frustrating Employees

  • Unwilling or unable? How to tell the difference with your staff
  • Coaching techniques for improving work performance
  • Creating a new direction to rehabilitate apathetic, cynical and pessimistic attitudes
  • How to tell when an employee is ready for change but just doesn’t realize it
  • When it’s appropriate to be the coach, counselor or cheerleader for your department

Communication Skills Every Leader Must Have to Win the Motivation Battle

  • The keys to persuasive and effective communication skills for every manager from the “Can-Do” Dynamo to the Shy and Retiring Wallflower
  • 5 steps to crystal-clear communication skills that leave no room for misunderstandings
  • How to get everyone on board with your plans – even the most negative nay-sayers
  • How to boost the morale of your team when times get rocky and tough

Your Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction

We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

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8:30 a.m.

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Lunch is on your own.

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