Welcome to our webinar series!

Get easy-to-implement insights and tools to help you increase your focus, your smarts and your impact. The Tools for the Time Crunched Manager webinars are designed to be high energy, fast moving and practical. They’re all less that 27 minutes long and you’ll leave inspired and ready for action. View each webinar separately using the links below.

How to Ask a Great Question

How to Ask a Great Question

An OK question asked well has more impact that a great question asked badly. So how do you ask a great question? Join Michael Bungay Stanier of Box of Crayons as he shares the five disciplines to asking a great question.

Rapid Fire Strategic Thinking Planning and Doing

Rapid Fire Strategic Thinking Planning & Doing

With the rise of a VUCA world – Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, Ambiguous – you need a practical way to help drive strategic thinking and doing. In this short webinar, you’ll discover why plans are useless, but planning is crucial, and you’ll get 5 questions to spark your strategic focus. Michael walks you through the VSPT planning tool, to help you create a “line of sight” between your big picture vision and your day-to-day tasks.

The One Thing That Changes Everything About Feedback

The One Thing That Changes Everything About Feedback

In this short but practical webinar video, Michael shares…

  • Some best practices on how to give feedback
  • The surprising twist that changes everything
  • The three different types of feedback you can request.
Get Strategic: The One Question that Rules Them All

Get Strategic: The One Question that Rules Them All

“Strategy” and “strategic” are two words that have entered the Corporate Jargon Hall of Fame. When in doubt, slap “strategic” onto the front of anything you’re doing to make everyone feel happier.But being strategic requires asking great questions and putting in some serious thinking time to figure out the answer. In this 10 minute webinar, Michael shares his favourite strategic resource, tips his hat towards Steve Jobs, and shares two useful tools: the one critical question that lies behind every good strategic decision; and the 3P model, to help you identify where you might bring renewed focus to the work you do.

Three Ways to Kickstart More Fun (& Creativity & Impact) Into Your Work

Three Ways to Kickstart More Fun (& Creativity & Impact) Into Your Work

Do you sometimes feel you’d like to get out of the rut, out of the “business as usual” and inject a little more fun into the work you’re doing? In this webinar, Michael lays out three fast ways to do things a little differently and have a little more fun.

How to be More Helpful (rather than more "Helpful")

How to be More Helpful (rather than more “Helpful”)

Have you ever had that experience when someone’s been trying to help you … and it’s been a WHOLE lot less useful than you (and they) were hoping for? Well … that’s how people are feeling about your “helpfulness” as well. But what if you could be a truly helpful to those around you? In this short and practical webinar, Michael shares a powerful model from Edgar Schein and two simple ways that can change the very nature of the way your work.

Making Change Happen: How to Haul Up the Anchor

Making Change Happen: How to Haul Up the Anchor

If you’re looking to break old habits, or drive change throughout your teams or organization, this webinar is for you. In this episode Michael shares the concept of competing commitments as anchors that keep you stuck when you want to change.

How to help your team find focus

How to help your team find focus

Let me guess: you’ve got too many emails, too many meetings, too many projects and not enough time. To do more Great Work – work that has impact, work that has meaning – you need three things: Focus, Courage and Resilience. And you have to start with Focus.

In this practical and engaging webinar, Michael shares the Ps and Qs of Focus. The 3P model identifies three important lenses to help you focus on what matters. And there are two powerful questions – including the best question to open any conversation – to help you get to the heart of the challenge as fast as possible.

The two essential ingredients for a powerful vision

The Two Essential Ingredients for a Powerful Vision

It’s not easy to create a vision – for yourself, for your team, even for your organization – that’s powerful and useful, rather than just a candidate for Death by Lamination.

In this short, punchy webinar, Michael shares the Double S test for building a strong vision. There’s no quick fix easy formula, but there’s is a way to ensure that what you’ve got connects to both head and heart.