Bryan Krup

Senior Organizational Health Consultant, sr4 Partners

Free Business Speaker in Chicago

  • Reimagining How to Give and Receive Feedback

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    According to surveys, managers rank giving direct feedback as the communication responsibility that makes them most uncomfortable. If done poorly, feedback can easily demotivate and cause tension, but when feedback is done well, team members and your organization will benefit. In this leadership training, we will discover and practice a framework to deliver feedback that results in meaningful change, strengthened employee relationships and increased confidence for you as a leader. MORE >

    We will also provide practice opportunities to talk through reinforcing and redirecting feedback during this session.
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  • The Art of Delegation and Getting Results through Others

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Delegating effectively is one of the most critical skills a people leader needs to learn. Getting proper buy-in, providing a sense of ownership, and maintaining follow through are all necessary components of delegating effectively, but there is a lot more to it than that. In this interactive leadership training, we will provide a useful model for effective delegation, explore what inhibits and enables others, and learn how delegation can truly empower your team members. MORE >

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  • Fundamentals of Leading Distributed Teams

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Our world has shifted (rather drastically) to a hybrid work environment with some team members in the office and others working remotely. For managers, this presents a unique set of challenges that need to be addressed in order to ensure success. In this training, we’ll help leaders learn how to prioritize the FFT (Fairness, Flexibility and Trust) Framework to encourage a healthy and productive work environment.  We’ll highlight best practices for a hybrid environment in the key areas of communication, collaboration and connection.
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  • Communicating with Clarity and Consistency

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Effective communication allows leaders to cut through the noise, and bring greater focus and alignment to their teams. In this leadership training, we’ll discover how to provide clarity even when the outcomes are unknown and learn best practices for communication in the face of uncertainty. We’ll learn the key questions to ask to help develop clarity and consistency for your team and explore the role that vulnerability plays in authentic communication.
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  • Coaching Principles for Managers

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Your leaders are most effective when they are coaching their people to be their best, yet most managers simply tell their people what to do. When leaders learn and apply coaching skills in their management of team members, people make better decisions, solve problems more efficiently, and progress in their careers. In this leadership training, we will dig into what it means and what it looks like to be a coach for your team members. You will learn an effective coaching model to use to help your people grow, and we will identify and discuss the two key coaching behaviors that are most desired by those we manage. 
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  • Master Class in Listening

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Good leaders all have one thing in common: they are great listeners. Active listening provides the foundation for better communication, increased engagement and a more inclusive organization. In this leadership training, we’ll cover the (6) steps of active listening: paying attention, withholding judgment, reflecting, clarifying, summarizing, and sharing. We’ll discuss the difference between active listening and three other listening styles. We’ll learn how we can be better listeners in our personal and professional lives and apply effective techniques to absorb, understand, respond, and retain what is being said during communications. 
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  • Enhance Collaboration through Creative Problem Solving

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    For most of us, problem solving is a daily requirement--it demands our time and attention, and the process is often complicated when team members take different approaches to issues. What if there was an effective and repeatable framework for problem solving that could actually unleash creativity, encourage productive dialogue, and tap into the strengths of your team members (and you)? In this leadership training, we will dive into the FourSight design thinking tool and explore the benefits it can provide your entire team. You will have the opportunity to self-identify your strengths in this model and learn how to apply this framework to a current challenge on your team.
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  • Leading Purposeful and Effective Meetings

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Meetings are essential for enabling collaboration, creativity, and innovation in any organization; unfortunately, most meetings are a terrible waste of time. You have the power to change ineffective meetings by focusing on the who, when, and how of your conversations. In this leadership training, you will learn how to get better results by approaching meetings with an eye towards efficiency while not forgetting the “human factor”.  We will explore pre-meeting best practices as well as how to get the most accomplished during meetings and post-meeting strategies.  We will also identify the facilitator skills you need to hone to become a meeting maven. 
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  • Prioritizing Your Time & Doing the Right Work

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Time is your ultimate resource. Strategically planning your schedule and making the most of your day doing the right work is essential for effective leadership. In order to know where to focus your time, you need to have clarity about the purpose of your role and how you will succeed. In this session, we will walk you through a leader clarity framework to help you prioritize and organize your work. We will explore a bit of brain science and share an experiment to help you learn how to arrange your day in ways that bring more energy and enjoyment to your work and life overall.
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  • SMART(IE) Goals: An Action Plan for Success

    TOPIC CATEGORY: Business

    Do you ever wonder why certain leaders consistently produce results, while others often fall short of their goals? Delivering desired outcomes requires a combination of strategic planning and disciplined action. In this leadership training, we will  provide you with the tools you need to accomplish your short and long-term goals. You will understand what questions to ask, learn a framework for thoughtful, inclusive and equitable goal setting and identify habits to support consistent results. 
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