Purpose: To develop and strengthen leadership skills through conversations, presentations and book reviews.

Date: Thursday November 5, 2020 Time: 8:30 – 9:45 am

Location: Zoom

Co-Chairs: Barbara Boldt & Ken Seawell

8:30 – 8:40 Warm-up: Welcome & Member Introductions

8:40 – 9:30 Presentation: Employee/Employer Relations in a Virtual World with Lesley Delgado.

Presentation Overview:

We all know that leading is different in the virtual world, but we may not know what we need to change that will make the biggest difference. Staying connected, open communication and engaging authentically with your virtual employees gives you and your team the confidence to move forward. In this session, we will explore best practices, ideas and solutions to ensure you have the tools to successfully lead your team in the virtual world. There will also be tips on hiring for a remote workforce.

Speaker Bio:

Lesley Delgado is the owner and President of Strategic Recruiting Services (SRS), LLC, a company that focuses on the staffing needs of small-sized companies. Prior to launching Strategic Recruiting Services, Lesley founded and was the President of StaffPro America, a staffing firm that specialized in the placement of administrative and clerical support. StaffPro received numerous awards during its seventeen years of operation, including Corp! Magazine’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

Lesley currently serves on the Advisory Board for MichBusiness and is a Trusted Adviser for Vistage, Michigan. She is a board member for the Detroit Executive Association. Lesley was awarded a scholarship to attend the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program in 2016. Strategic Recruiting Services was awarded the MichBusiness, HR Wizards & Partner Award in 2015.

9:30-9:40 Book Review: Barbara Boldt “Eat that Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time” By Brian Tracy.

There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re done with the worst thing you’ll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively. The core of what is vital to effective time management is: decision, discipline, and determination. And in this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done today.

9:40-9:45 Wrap Up: Takeaways, announcements and housekeeping items


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