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December 2013

New and Noteworthy


Missing Something?


Your company's leaders don't make you or your employees happy all the time. Ever wonder why?


Your leaders may lack key leadership skills. At least that seems like a strong possibility after seeing the results of The Leadership Gap research from the Center for Creative Leadership. Authored by Jean B. Leslie, the study identified
Seven Competencies as most critical for success:  


      1. Leading people

      2. Strategic planning

      3. Managing change

      4. Inspiring commitment

      5. Resourcefulness

      6. The ability to do whatever it takes

      7. The quality of being a quick learner
Here are top tips for developing these leadership competencies:
Leaders who have good skills in directing and motivating people know how to interact with staff in ways that motivate them. They delegate to employees effectively, broaden employee opportunities, act with fairness toward direct reports, and hire talented people for their teams.
Strategic planning involves translating vision into realistic business strategies. Managers competent in this area typically articulate long term objectives and strategies, develop plans that balance long term goals with immediate needs, update plans to reflect changing circumstances, and develop plans that contain contingencies for future changes.
Managers who recognize and reward employees' achievements inspire commitment from their subordinates. Such managers publicly praise others for their performance, understand what motivates people to perform at their best, and provide rewards for significant organizational achievements.
Skilled leaders have developed effective strategies for facilitating organizational change. Such a manager views change positively, adapts plans as necessary, managers others' resistance to change, adapts to the changing external pressures facing the organization, and involves others in the design and implementation of change.
A manager skilled in the area of employee development usually coaches employees to improve performance, provide guidance, encourages career development, and ensures employees understand their roles.
Managers with adequate work/life balance are able to balance work priorities with personal life so that neither is neglected. Such managers behave in ways that suggest there is more to life than having a career.
To enhance your leadership competencies, QNET offers workshops in:

Change Management
Strategic Planning
Management Essentials
Social Capital
Emotional Intelligence
Work / Life Alignment
Workplace Leadership
Time Management
Please see the complete QNET Event Calendar below.
Article excerpts from January 2010 Training Today www.trainingmag.com



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New and Noteworthy
Upcoming Events
Featured Program
Mark Your Calendar
Project Management
QNET Resource Library
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Thank You 


Many thanks to our 

2013 QNET Members 

for your support this year!

Featured  Program

Certificate in Change Management begins on Tuesday, January 21.

Register by tomorrow to receive the online LLC Level of Readiness Assessment for change.


Details on the program here.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

business meeting

QNET is pleased to offer 

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 

this coming spring. Don't miss the rare opportunity to take this program in Winnipeg.


Details here.

Mark Your Calendar


QNET Excellence Conference

 Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Victoria Inn Conference Centre 

Project Management


Back by popular demand!

QNET is pleased to announce two offerings of the 2 day workshop:

Project Management: A Practical Approach


March 4 and 5

June 3 and 4


Register early to 

avoid disappointment! 

More details here.

QNET Resource Library


 By: Al Switzler, 

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan


This useful guide gives you the tools you need to step up to life's most difficult and important conversations. 

QNET Members may borrow 

this book by calling 

204.949.4999 or email. 

Promotional Partner

HRMAM  presents

the Excellence in Leadership Awards Gala on April 9, 2014 in Winnipeg showcasing outstanding Human Resource achievements. Know someone you would like to nominate? Deadline for submissions is January 17.

Click here for details.

Season's Greetings

from QNET

 Wishing you a safe and 

happy holiday season and a

prosperous New Year! 


Please note: 

The QNET Office will be closed 

as of Monday, December 23rd 

and will re-open on 

Tuesday, January 7th.

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~ Albert Einstein

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