Help Your Managers Communicate, Connect, Motivate Others

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Managers have the greatest influence on workforce engagement in organizations large and small. But most aren’t ready for the responsibility or trained for success—or worse, don’t realize that it’s a major part of their job.

With the goal of building relationships that achieve meaningful results, Dulye & Co. offers a high-impact learning experience that equips managers to motivate and engage others through effective two-way communication.

Our Spectator-Free™ Manager Development Program uses simple models, practical tools reality-based exercises and support tips with instant application on the job. Content is customized for managers at all levels—whether they are experienced, new or aspiring. Continue reading. 

Linda Dulye is teaming up with IABC/Harrisburg on upcoming webinar!

Webinar: Techniques for Engaging Leaders to Invest in Engagement

Speaker: Linda Dulye, President/Founder,
Dulye & Co. 

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 12-1:00 pm

Cost: Complimentary for IABC Members/$35.00 for Non-IABC members. All proceeds will support IABC/Harrisburg. 

This webinar is sponsored by the Harrisburg Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Click here to learn more and register!

Linda Dulye’s 2014 IABC Heritage Region Conference Session Earns Rave Reviews!

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Dulye & Co. President & Founder Linda Dulye's session "7 Strategies that Get Leaders to Communicate" earns rave reviews and high marks at the 2014 International Association of Business Communicators Regional Conference.

Click here to read what attendees had to say!

Don’t Assume Employees Know What To Do With Your Big Initiatives

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Now that your company has introduced big goals for 2015 with big meetings and big presentation decks, are employees ready to act? Read more about how Dulye & Co. Goal Polls can keep your team connected. 

Stop Asking Employees for Their Feedback

 

That's sound advice for countless companies with leaders who genuinely aren't interested in associates' comments or really don't know how to hear them. Asking for feedback without ready and able leaders is a surefire way to destroy trust, morale and relationships.

Before you conduct another engagement survey or focus session to canvass employees' input, spend time preparing leaders to comfortably and confidently receive direct feedback—the bad and the good—and respond.

Dulye & Co. has trained thousands of executives, managers and supervisors in two-way communication techniques that:

  • relate important information
  • improve listening
  • stimulate conversations
  • promote shared learning
  • build personal confidence.

Our newest program—Communication Essentials for New Managers—is specifically tailored to help aspiring and first-time managers effectively connect with direct reports and motivate them to high performance.

Our in-person workshops and web-based seminars feature reality-based exercises that sharpen critical communication skills and practical tools that instantly transfer to the workplace.  And we track progress and accountability to sustain every manager’s development.

Find out more about our Spectator-Free Workplace™ Training Programs from Bev Pierce at Dulye & Co., bpierce@dulye.com or 708-788-6204. 
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Linda Dulye to present for second year in a row at PRSA Connect 15 Conference

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When communication breaks down, who you gonna call?

For most organizations, it's the Corp Comm Team. But that's yesterday's approach. Stand-out companies turn to front-line associates for ideas on how to better connect people and improve their morale. The best solutions are waiting to be mined levels below the C-Suite. The time is right for communication professionals to guide executives to trust and tap this priceless talent pool.

Avenues New York Executive Lauren Bedell joins Dulye & Co. Founder Linda Dulye to deliver an interactive session, "Engagement Case Study:  Strategies that Bring Out the Best—in Employees and Workplace Communication," at this year's PRSA Connect 15 Conference in Chicago, IL, May 18-19.

How do you get front-line associates to solve big workplace challenges?

At Avenues New York, cross-department communication hit potholes. Rather than mine solutions at executive levels, recommendations percolated from an empowered employee team. Trained in problem solving and armed with hard data, this ad-hoc team canvased co-workers for ideas and held regular dialogues with senior leaders as part of a game plan for improving how people connect with each other and the business.  

Avenues New York Executive Lauren Bedell joins Dulye & Co. Founder Linda Dulye to deliver an interactive two-part session that showcases strategies for engaging leaders and employees to be advocates and partners for making day-to-day communication and work relationships better.

Part 1: Identify the business need. Create ownership and the change strategy:

  • Use data to uncover critical issues and cement senior leaders’ interest
  • Coach senior leaders to let go and empower employees
  • Help employees take action and feel valued
  • Train employees to learn the business and act like business owners
  • Develop a strategic plan for real change from the bottom up

Part 2: Execute the strategy. Expand ownership. Sustain momentum:

  • Create new working relationships between employees and senior leaders
  • Introduce improvements and enlist buy-in
  • Build capabilities and skills at all levels to support improvements
  • Stay focused on the plan
  • Evaluate progress from real data, not presumptions.

Register for the PRSA Connect 15 Conference today!

Communication 101: Keep Practicing

In less than 60 seconds President & Founder Linda Dulye shares simple tips that will enhance your communication skills.

Lift Sagging Engagement by Driving SUV

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Regardless of size, no company can afford spectator employees. Yet, they are out there in full force—especially in federal government offices.

Earlier this week, the annual "Best Places to Work" study by the Partnership for Public Service, revealed that federal employees' satisfaction and commitment are at their lowest point ever since 2003. The government-wide employee engagement score is 57 out of 100, based on survey data from workers at nearly 400 agencies. Max Stier, the president and chief executive of the Partnership for Public Service blames the erosion on "a failure of leadership."

Sad stats.  But correctable if managers do more than test drive SUV. Click here to continue reading...

How to find the right mentor - A conversation with Linda Dulye

Linda Dulye talks about finding a mentor, networking and debunking myths that might stand in our way during the job search process. 

Syracuse University Career Conversation Success!

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As you may recall, before the Thanksgiving break, Linda Dulye visited the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, to facilitate a Career Conversation that focused on how students pursuing a liberal arts degree can achieve career success.
 
The event was well-attended as nearly 80 students turned out to hear from Linda Dulye ’77, an alumna of the College!
 
We asked some of the students in attendance to share what they learned during the event. To hear what they had to say, click here.
 
And, to hear Linda’s advice to liberal arts students, click here.

Hear what others had to say:

"Your reflections were pertinent to more than the young people who eagerly absorbed your wisdom and candor; as a woman at 61 who has encountered many “lightning bolts,” I returned from campus affirmed and charged with energy to continue to pursue consulting work and the services I offer to various departments at Syracuse and the world at large." --SU Faculty Member

"Although the presentation was initially geared towards those intending to graduate with College of Arts & Science degrees, I learned a lot from your stories and expertise. I spoke with you afterwards briefly about my passion to help others and seeing them succeed in relation to the "I am" statement. Thank you for helping us to further understand the importance of branding ourselves not only as professionals but as individuals navigating our lives through human interaction and an open mind." --Student, B.S. Information Management & Technology | School of Information Studies, Syracuse University ‘15

"It's refreshing to hear about the work force and what they are looking for because ever since I started thinking about graduate school, people stopped showing me options other than that. Being at your session made me curious and interested me in the industries that I could get involved in with my major in Neuroscience/Biology" --Student, College of Arts and Sciences | Neuroscience/Biology ILM, Syracuse University '16