Monthly Archives: July 2013

Communication and Workplace Performance Conversations

Frequent performance conversations, rather than annual performance reviews, produce quicker results and happier team members. In organizations, success depends on employee performance, yet many leaders struggle with, and even avoid, providing honest feedback to those who need it most. Listen in to this archived episode of Communication Nation, hosted by the Impromptu Guru, Jill Schiefelbein: My conversation with Jill will lead you to having more “painless performance conversations” where both you and the employee benefit. In the interview you will learn three timely tips for managing performance conversations, as well as hear Jill’s provocative perspective on employer-employee communication.



New! Painless Performance Conversations Webinar Series

Painless Performance Conversations Webinar Series

PPC Webinar PicThis series of practical, tool-driven webinars is for supervisors and managers at every level. Whether you are a new supervisor seeking foundational skills or an experienced leader looking for a boost, you won’t want to miss this series. Attend just one session or all four!

The Painless Performance Conversations Webinar Series is an affordable and efficient way to deliver quality management training throughout your organization. Rather than taking a full day away from work to attend a live workshop, you can take in these critical tools right at your desk or conference room. Attend one, several, or all four—it’s your choice!

At just $169 per seminar, you can experience the best performance management practices from Marnie E. Green, award-winning author of Painless Performance Evaluations: A Practical Approach to Managing Day-to-Day Employee Performance and the new book, Painless Performance Conversations: A Practical Approach to Critical Day-to-Day Workplace Discussions.  If you purchase our All Access Pass to attend the entire series, pay just $599. The webinars will be recorded, so you can still get the training even if you can’t tune in to the “live” meeting.

$169 for each individual webinar

$599 for the All Access Pass which entitles you to attend all four webinars in the series and includes a signed copy of Marnie’s new book, Painless Performance Conversations: A Practical Approach to Critical Day-to-Day Workplace Discussions.

When you register, you will receive a confirmation email immediately and another email with a unique link for each webinar you purchased and log-in instructions within 24 hours.  This link can only be used on one computer at a time.  However, we don’t mind if you gather your colleagues in a conference room and share the registration. In fact, we encourage you to share the information and follow each webinar with a team discussion about how the ideas apply in your organization.

Time: All webinars begin at 11:00 AM Pacific/12:00 PM Mountain/1:00 PM Central/2:00 PM Eastern.

Dates and topics:
August 13, 2013 – Making Painless Performance Conversations Happen

August 20, 2013 – Eliminating Defensiveness with Painless Performance Conversations

August 27, 2013 – Creating a Culture of Ownership with Painless Performance Conversations

September 3, 2013 – Leading Painless Performance Conversations with Confidence

Conversations about work performance lead to better business results, and there’s no better time to brush up on these critical skills. In celebration of the April publication of my newest book, Painless Performance Conversations: A Practical Approach to Critical Day-to-Day Workplace Discussions, I’m offering this new webinar series to boost the confidence and skill of leaders in your organization and establish a foundation for painless performance conversations throughout the year.

Employee performance management is the single largest contributor to organizational effectiveness.  Think about the impact you can have on individuals, as well as on your team, if you just begin the conversation.  The Painless Performance Conversations Webinar Series is designed to show you how.


I’m finally a CSP!

What’s a CSP?  CSP is the Certified Speaking Professional® (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), only on accomplished professional speakers who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. CSPs must document a proven track record of continuing speaking experience and expertise, as well as a commitment to ongoing education, outstanding client service, and ethical behavior.

On July 27, 2013 I will be awarded a CSP medal (yes, like an Olympic medal!) at the annual NSA Convention in Philadelphia. A big huge thank you goes out to all of the Management Education Group clients over the past five years who contributed to this honor.  You trusted me with your training needs, and I am grateful.

Established in 1980, the CSP is the speaking profession’s international measure of speaking experience and skill. Fewer than 10 percent of speakers who belong to the Global Speakers Federation (GSF) hold this professional designation. This year only ten US-based speakers were awarded this honor.

You can read more about the designation and NSA in their recent press release:

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