EMPATHY @ WORK – The Essential Soft Skill for Effective Leaders and Teams
Soft skills are rising in importance—with empathy at the core—allowing colleagues to build stronger connections, communicate better and collaborate more effectively across hierarchy levels, generations, and locations. Referencing neuroscience and behavioral psychology, Sophie explains empathy using specific examples; identifies measurement methods; describes how to understand coworkers’ emotions; and shares ways to practice empathy to enhance leadership, engagement, and productivity.Check availability
Learning how to identify, expand, and practice empathy skills
Identifying when to focus on co-workers’ different perspectives
Recognizing key moments to tap into colleagues’ emotions
Realizing why stronger relationships support better team results
Discovering how empathy improves communication and collaboration
Finding out how to incorporate empathy into key daily routines
30-90 minutes. Longer sessions include more interactivity and audience involvement.
THE MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE - Managing Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials, and Gen Zs Effectively
The multigenerational workforce brings a great variety of values, expectations, meanings, technology-savvy, and mindsets together. Misinterpretations and interactions at cross-purposes can occur. Sophie helps attendees understand the diverse meaning of our words, personal contexts, and the benefit of clarifying questions to bridge individual differences. She shares tips to stimulate constructive communication and collaboration. Sophie’s insights enable audience members of all generations to lead, manage and work effectively with a diverse team, improving interactions, productivity, and results.Check availability
Realizing how personal context affects our points of view
Recognizing how common ground builds connections
Identifying how judgments can disrupt productive interactions
Choosing relevant words to communicate clearly
Improving understanding by recognizing others’ perspectives
Empathizing across generations to improve collaboration
30-90 minutes. Tailored presentations incorporating audience participation.
WORKING EVERYWHERE - How to Create and Sustain High-Performing Decentralized Teams
In tech-driven, less predictable business environments, more is now required of your workforce. Each person must be able to collaborate and contribute effectively wherever they are. Sophie explains how new mindsets, management approaches and ways of working help integrate distributed workers so they can work well together. She discusses how to include and support remote workers whether they are employees or independent contractors. Sophie shares insights about accommodating different roles, working styles, and tools so that decentralized teams can be as engaged and productive as possible.Check availability
Describing key skills for driving distributed team productivity
Optimizing personal remote working effectiveness
Identifying each team member’s preferred working style
Managing for optimal individual and team performance
Discovering key habits to support decentralized working
Recognizing how developing strong team relationships improves results
30-90 minutes. Customized sessions including experiential activities for attendees.
“Sophie Wade brings fresh ideas and terrific strategies aimed at helping people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic work environment.”
“Sophie Wade brought knowledge and thought provoking content. She drew the audience outside the industry boxed perspective and allowed them to take an unbiased industry perspective on trending issues in the workplace environment.”
Sophie Wade is a speaker and author of Executive MBA textbook Embracing Progress. Next Steps for the Future of Work. She is Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network. Sophie has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from international business school INSEAD.Read more
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Expert intelligence and insights on Future of Work topics. Curated articles shared biweekly with updates on the latest trends.