James Connolly believes that to be a manager is to orchestrate. To be a coach is to teach. But to be a leader is to inspire the greatness in each of us to express our talents, skills and abilities for the greater good of the cause. He has done this throughout his career, family and life. Unlike the saying that “Leaders are born, not made”, Jim is a contrarian to that myth and part of the new majority that leaders are developed through experience, training, reading and mentorship. This lesson was apparent in the playgrounds of Providence, R.I. where he learned that the best teams weren't the ones made up of super stars but the ones that had the right attitude, commitment and passion to succeed. Later on in life, one of Jim's many mentor's, Chef Gus Reidi taught him that his biggest asset in his business was his people, not his knowledge, skills or business prowess but the people of his organization. After 18 years of taking an uninspired dinner house to world class dining greatness, Jim continued to practice these leadership lesson that you have to have a plan, trust your team and execute with excellence! This passion for helping develop talent inspired James to create and run a leadership development and team building training company called CEO Chef. For the past 20 years has had the pleasure to work with many Fortune 500 and 100 companies to help transform their leaders and teams. James is the author of two books, Teamwork: Recipe to Your Business Success and i Lead.

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Engaging Communication

James Connolly

What one skill can sink or sail your organization?
What skill, when misused can cause unrest and conflict within a company?
What one thing if mastered can promote harmony, synchronicity and synergy within your group?

The answer to all of these questions – engaging communication!

Learn the one action that you can take that will tell your team that you care and no matter what, communication is important to the daily function of our organization. Learn the triggers that can promote unity or divide a group. Overcome the mistakes that most leaders make that cause a rift between workers and management thus slowing project completion or not completing them to the standard expected.

Just this awareness of the complexity of communication will improve your organizations morale and effectiveness.

what you get

  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support