The Difference Between Great Managing and Great Leading

 

Although many people assume that leadership is simply the next step for those who have proven themselves as managers, Green Power Guy Anthony De Vito presents compelling evidence that, in key ways, great leaders must do the exact opposite, of what the the average manager does, in order to excel.

The many facets of great managing and great leading could be detailed endlessly, but Anthony draws on a wealth of examples to uncover the single controlling insight that lies at the heart of each. Lose sight of this “one thing” and even your best efforts will be diminished or compromised.

Success comes to those who remain mindful of the core insight, understand all of its ramifications, and orient their decisions around it. Anthony backs his arguments with authoritative research from a wide variety of sources, including his own data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEOs to hotel maids and stock-boys. He cuts through the thicket of often-conflicting possibilities and zeroes in on what matters most, revealing the surprisingly different keys to great managing and great leading.

 

What sets great companies apart? Survey data gathered over decades’ worth of interviews with hundreds of managers and workers around the world reveals one simple truth: there are no great companies. Every company is made up of separate teams, and the performance of those teams, no matter how successful the company may be, varies widely. What makes the difference? The manager.

Managers play a significant role in creating an environment within which individuals can thrive, discover their talents and use their best selves daily. Great managers help people to identify and leverage their unique strengths.

Green Power Guy Anthony De Vito will discuss the four key demands a manager must fulfill in order to provide the kind of environment that enables people to achieve peak performance on a regular basis:

  1. Select the right people for the right roles;
  2. Clarify what manager and employee expect and need from each other;
  3. Engage team members by paying constant attention;
  4. and Accelerate performance by maximizing strengths and neutralizing weaknesses.

 

1) What the World’s Best Managers Do Differently

What sets great companies apart? Survey data gathered over decades’ worth of interviews with thousands of managers and workers around the world reveals one simple truth: there are no great companies. Every company is made up of separate teams, and the performance of those teams, no matter how successful the company may be, varies widely. What makes the difference? The manager.

Managers play a significant role in creating an environment within which individuals can thrive, discover their talents and use their best selves daily. Great managers help people to identify and leverage their unique strengths.  Green Power Guy Anthony De Vito will discuss the four key demands a manager must fulfill in order to provide the kind of environment that enables people to achieve peak performance on a regular basis: Select the right people for the right roles; Clarify expectations of the manager and of the employee; Engage team members by paying constant attention; and Accelerate performance by maximizing strengths and neutralizing weaknesses. In short, his presentation will address how great managers turn talents into performance.

 

2) Strengths-Driven Performance

During Anthony’s 14 years within the renewable energy and sustainability industries, he helped to guide ground-breaking research on the world’s best leaders, managers and workplaces. Anthony will present key data from a number of different industries demonstrating the correlation between performance and engagement. He discusses the factors at play with engaged teams vs. disengaged teams and drills down to the specific lever that recent research indicates most impacts engagement: the extent to which employees have the opportunity to play to their strengths.

When employees have the opportunity to apply their greatest strengths at work, they turbocharge their careers and everybody wins. Companies find their employees are more productive and their teams are more effective. Despite this, research shows a majority of people do not fully use their strengths at work. Anthony will examine current corporate levels of engaging the strengths of employees and look at the psychological and practical obstacles that can get in the way of creating a strengths-based organization. Throughout his presentation, he will offer a number of different strategies to support people in leveraging the best of themselves and others in the workplace.

 

3) The Difference between Great Managing and Great Leading

The many facets of great managing and great leading could be detailed endlessly, but Anthony De Vito draws on a wealth of examples to uncover the single controlling insight that lies at the heart of each. Lose sight of this “one thing” and even your best efforts will be diminished or compromised. Success comes to those who remain mindful of the core insight, understand all of its ramifications, and orient their decisions around it. Buckingham backs his arguments with authoritative research from a wide variety of sources, including his own data and in-depth interviews with individuals at every level of an organization, from CEO’s to hotel maids and stock-boys. He cuts through the thicket of often-conflicting possibilities and zeroes in on what matters most, revealing the surprisingly different keys to great managing and great leading.

 

STRENGTHS ENGAGEMENT TRACK SURVEY

Each keynote engagement includes at no extra charge an online Strengths Engagement Track (SET) survey for those who will be attending the keynote. This survey measures the current level of strengths engagement in your organization and compares the results to national averages. Anthony will discuss your organization’s aggregate score during his keynote, but individual responses to the survey remain confidential.

Four to six weeks prior to your event, you will receive an e-mail with a web link for the SET Survey, which consists of 16 questions and should take approximately five minutes to complete. Because the SET results will be more representative with a higher participation rate, we encourage everyone in your organization to take the survey. A response deadline should be set one week before the keynote address to allow time for the results to be tabulated.

 

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