Mark Royal and Tom Agnew Tour Canada with Canadian Management Centre’s Thought Leader Series

Jacket image, The Enemy of EngagementMark Royal and Tom Agnew, the authors of The Enemy of Engagement: Put an End to Workplace Frustration–and Get the Most from Your Employees, will be participating in a breakfast speaking series across Canada, as part of Canadian Management Centre’s Thought Leader Series.

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HR, OD and Talent Management Professionals will benefit from Canadian Management Centre’s National Thought Leader series. These nation-wide events bring value-add ideas to the table. Insightful and innovative on site sessions delivered by subject matter experts are designed to keep you one step ahead of the game.

In challenging economic times, when most organizations are struggling to do more with less, leaders can’t afford to squander any resource – including employee motivation.

There are a lot of frustrated people in most workplaces today. We’re not talking about the incorrigible office grump or the permanent slacker. Instead, we’re referring to dedicated workers who are being prevented from achieving their peak potential by organizational obstacles.  What’s the missing piece? To borrow a line made popular by the movie Jerry Maguire, frustrated employees seem to be saying to organizational leaders: “Help me help you.” In other words: “Put us in roles that utilize our skills and abilities and allow us to do what we do best.  Give us the tools, technology, information, support, and other resources we need to be effective. And, finally, get out of our way!  Don’t introduce procedural barriers that will interfere with our ability to get things done. And don’t dilute our focus and consume our energy with tasks that don’t add value.”

Click on the cities/dates below to register!

Vancouver – Tuesday, October 25
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C.

Calgary – Thursday, October 27
Telus Calgary Convention Centre
120 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta

Regina – Wednesday, November 2
Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan
2125 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan

Winnipeg – Thursday, November 3
The Fairmont Winnipeg
2 Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Montreal – Wednesday, November 9
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal
1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West
Montreal, Quebec

Ottawa – Thursday, November 10
Sheraton Ottawa Hotel
150 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Toronto – Wednesday, November 16 – SOLD OUT
Canadian Management Centre
150 York Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto – Thursday, November 17
Canadian Management Centre
150 York Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, Ontario

Halifax – Tuesday, November 22
Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Photo of Tom AgnewMark Royal and Tom Agnew are leaders in the employee research division of Hay Group, a global management consulting firm. With 85 offices in 49 countries, Hay Group works with clients across every major industry and sector to transform research insights into actionable business strategies. Mark Royal holds a Ph.D. and MA degrees in sociology from Stanford University. Tom Agnew received his Ph.D. in management from Vanderbilt University and MBA from the University of Saskatchewan.

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One response to “Mark Royal and Tom Agnew Tour Canada with Canadian Management Centre’s Thought Leader Series

  1. I think I have read and reviewed most of the recently published books on the subject of employee engagement and am eager to read this one. Thank you for the information about it. I presume to share two comments:

    1. Most employees sincerely want to be actively, positively, and productively engaged in the work they are asked to do.

    2. Therefore, those who supervise them must be actively, positively, and productively engaged in (a) getting their strengths in alignment with what they are asked to do, (b) providing whatever resources they may need, (c) helping them to understand how their contributions help to achieve the given organization’s strategic objectives, and meanwhile (d) and making them feel that they and their efforts are appreciated.

    Congratulations on the blog! It looks great!

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