Preconference Workshop – Managing for Impact
LOEB LEADERSHIP'S MFI PROGRAM RECEIVED THE HIGHEST EVALUATION OF ANY ALA PROGRAM IN 2019!
Managing for Impact is an immersive management development program dedicated to those responsible for supervising or managing others in the highly competitive world of law ﬁrms and other legal organizations. Whether a manager has been promoted from within or transitioned into the legal industry to manage those who support demanding attorneys, it is the manager’s responsibility to build a collaborative and inclusive team to align processes and people with the goals and initiatives of the ﬁrm.
Today’s legal managers need to constantly balance changing conventional business demands with the complexities of leading people in a remote and hybrid environment, such as managing performance, handling conflict and fostering collaboration. Managing for Impact explores the underlying concepts of extraordinary leadership while offering practical tools and hands-on practice to ensure that every manager can immediately increase the effectiveness of their leadership approach.
In addition to this one-day program, participants will gain access to Loeb Leadership’s online learning platform, where they can engage in an interactive deeper dive into the workshop materials and other topics, including embracing change, collaboration, taking initiative and stress management (a $400 value).
- Recognize the implications of extraordinary versus mediocre leadership.
- Develop your ability to effectively listen and express empathy.
- Demonstrate your confidence in engaging in challenging conversations.
- Argue the conventional perception of what it means to manage someone’s performance.
- Apply a new tool to more effectively manage an employee’s longer-term performance and potential.
- Evaluate the benefits of coaching and offering a practical approach you can employ immediately to establish a mutually beneficial coaching relationship with your employees.
SCHEDULE: SUNDAY, MAY 15
Reflection on the Implications of Poor vs. Extraordinary Leadership
Introduction to Effective Listening
Exercise: Barriers to Listening
Reflection and Review of Insights
Cementing Your Effectiveness from Day One
- Time Management
- Effective Delegation
Review of Fracture-Based vs. Benefit-Based Conflict Resolution
Overview of the Loeb Leadership T-L-C Model for Giving Feedback
Review of a Case Study
Small Group Feedback Practice
11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
Reflection and Review of Insights Gained Thus Far
Introduction to the Loeb Performance Evaluation Tool (5-Box)
Review of Performance Scenarios
Open Discussion to Brainstorm on Specific Performance Management
Challenges Raised by the Participants
Introduction to the Loeb Leadership Coaching Model
Case Study Review and Reflections
Selection of an Accountability Partner
Distribution of Accountability Coins
Natalie W. Loeb, MS
Possessing more than 25 years of experience in talent development and executive coaching, and known as an innovative business leader and strategic partner to her clients, Natalie Loeb is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Loeb Leadership Development, a certified woman-owned business enterprise. Recognized as a thought leader on leadership within the legal world and regularly approached for her developed expertise by a variety of organizations, Loeb leads her firm in the creation and realization of the company vision. Simply put, she helps organizations succeed by building a high-trust culture that inspires employees to change, collaborate, grow and perform at their best. This results in creating a positive impact on themselves, those around them and their organizations and communities.
Gordon Loeb is a trusted adviser to business and law firm leaders. As the President of Loeb Leadership, a leadership and management development company, his responsibilities include business development, marketing, financials and client and consultant relations. He helped grow Loeb from a single independent consultancy to a thriving company with more than 40 consultants who provide training and development, executive coaching, public workshops, organizational development and design, and student leadership development programs. Loeb received his coaching certification from New York University, and he combines his business and coaching skills to coach leaders in a variety of industries. He has deep experience coaching emerging leaders as they transition to leadership roles, as well as coaching senior leaders faced with new opportunities and the need to strengthen their leadership skills.
David B. Sarnoff, Esq., ACC
David B. Sarnoff, Esq., is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and an ICF-certified Executive Leadership Coach. As a former attorney, experienced executive search consultant, business owner and former board of education president, he is uniquely qualified and experienced to understand the mindset, demands and challenges of attorneys, executives, managers and individual contributors. Sarnoff is committed to raising awareness of allyship, sponsoring the professional and career development of people of color and underrepresented groups. In September 2020, he was appointed to a three-year term on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He is also an effective speaker and connects with his audience on a personal level. Sarnoff has presented on topics including emotional intelligence, leadership skills, workplace conflict, allyship, organizational culture, shared mission, presentation skills and challenging conversations. He has presented multiple PLI presentations and contributes to a monthly executive coaching column in the PLI Chronicle.
Joy Stephens, MBA, Certified Coach
Joy Stephens brings a unique and varied collection of work experiences to the table. She spent over 20 years in corporate America with companies like Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark. It was her experience in corporate training that helped her find her true passion and ultimately transition into training and coaching full time. Stephens believes that empathy and compassion are the keys to better leadership, better communication and stronger working relationships. She imbues all her workshop facilitation with the goal of recognizing humanity in one another.
Seeing the need for a more in-depth understanding of the impact of empathy and inclusion, she developed a series of workshops in the diversity, equity and inclusion space. These include both in-person and virtual workshops covering a variety of topics, from recognizing microaggressions to understanding historical race relations. In this capacity, she has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities to conduct unconscious bias training, facilitate open-forum dialogues around race and privilege, engage in innovative team building, assist in the creation and promotion of employee resource groups, and coach leadership teams on inclusivity and communication.