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Entrusting Team Members To Learn On The Job, and A Manager's Guide to Preparing for a Leadership Strategy Retreat
So, I’ve been preparing for a strategy retreat, and it’s been a great reminder on how easy it is to get bogged down in day-to-day tasks, even as leaders. While creating materials for several upcoming sessions, I also took time separately to reflect on how I can make the most of the discussions and the event overall.
I’ve compiled these thoughts into two resources. First, I highlight some best practices that I can aspire to while preparing for and engaging in strategy off-sites, in “A Manager's Guide to Preparing for a Leadership Strategy Retreat." Then, given my obsession with engaging managers, I also share some thoughts on how retreat organizers can intentionally leverage their group of managers in their planning, in "Empowering Managers to Produce Meaningful Leadership Retreat Outcomes." Both articles offer tips for pausing, reflecting, and coming back with renewed energy and a laser-focused vision.
Also, this week on The Everyday Leader podcast, we're in for a treat. A sat down with Queen Kaze from Jibu. She tells us about the "aha!" moment when her first supervisor let her figure things out on her own and the surprising results that came from it. Plus, she shares about her experience speaking with other HR managers through CoffeeChat’s peer coaching network. Finally, she urges us all to keep the big dreams of our companies alive in every chat, meeting, and decision.
Wishing you a productive week ahead,
Chris from CoffeeChat