InsightSpeaks holds inspiring and insightful lectures. We arrange those lectures for all levels managers. We understand that they are highly educated and experienced individual, and it is a vital question why should they attend lectures?

It is a human process, human beings do not remember all what they have learned, if the learning has not been actively used. Throughout the life we learn many key learning through formal and informal learning processes, but forget. Or, we may not appreciate the importance of that learning. Lectures are an excellent way of recalling latent and tacit learning and knowledge.

Reading material takes a considerable time, which is generally a scarce commodity for busy managers. Interactive lectures are the quickest means to gain access to refresh and gain new knowledge. It provides an in-depth insight about the phenomena.

Lectures are one of the best methods to train and develop organizational participants. Insightful and broad lectures are ways to give classical and contemporary knowledge.  It gives how the gain knowledge can be applied in real life. Currently, we provide lectures on the following topics.

Cross-cultural Training:

Audience: Expatriates and Managers supervising a multicultural workforce.

Ben was confused in a Multinational company why Chinese left their organization in a couple of years. A Norwegian journalist did not understand why South Asian ran small businesses successfully which Norwegians could not. A Danish Manager was not confused as to why employees from different cultures were not very happy with his managerial style.

All the above examples refer to a common scholarship that culture means to set of values and beliefs, which are indeed unspoken, but guide employees’ behavior. Hofstede has provided a broad knowledge of cultural differences that influence organizational behavior. This broad understanding is not sufficient to operate in a multicultural environment. Not a broad understanding, but indepth comprehension about business and personal norms that increase the potential for misunderstandings is imperative.

Cross cultural training is an answer to increase sensitivity about other cultures. Cross-cultural training is important for those organizations who have multicultural workforce or/and operating in different countries. The purpose of cross cultural training is to enhance participants cognitive, affective and behavioral competencies. The training fosters appropriate adjustments and general adaptability skills.  It helps to increase cultural intelligence (CQ).  Individual demands for engagement and motivation vary from culture to culture, which is vital for managers to handle their diverse force.

Our consultants are either natives of the region or have several years of working experience. They understand intricacies of the culture, and provide insight how to handle cultural issues.  We offer general cross-cultural sensitivity, country specific and region specific training programs. For further information, please make a call to arrange a meeting.

Effective Leadership Training

Audience: All level Managers

A senior manager complained, I hired someone for his long experience and enthusiasm, but he is not performing well according to my expectations. A business consultant replied, hire slow, fire fast.Of course, effective leaders do not act in this manner.

Leadership does not mean to use authority to get things done. It means influencing others and generating willingness to contribute in achieving organizational goals. Effective leaders not only motivate, but also engage employees, which ultimately improve employees’ loyalty and engagement.

Effective leadership is not a personality trait, but a learned ability to manage people. It is a myth that extroverts are good leaders. You can be an extrovert, but a poor leader. Ghandi is a best example. He was an introvert. He was a lawyer, but a timid who was unable to represent his clients in the court of the law. Later, he became a world renowned leader when he recognized his leadership qualities.  All can be effective leaders, if they are willing to.

Excellent leaders are excellent learners. They know the art of effective leadership. In our effective leadership training programs, we provide in-depth knowledge how to learn this art.  In this program, we give you an insight how you can be a popular and effective leader that will not only help to enhance your followers’ skills and a level of satisfaction, but also improve their performance. For more details, please feel free to contact.


Mutual Communication

I was furious to be called for individual meetings again and again for the same reason. I told my managers many times that I have adopted several strategies to satisfy my clients within the standard professional standards. Two of the senior managers even monitored my performance She could not point out any negative issue in handling my clients. I did to satisfy clients according to the professional standards. However, I assume that the management expected more than this to satisfy the investors. Although, she never stated openly to cross the professional standards, but the message was clear.  At the last meeting, I openly asked her, either tell me the changes that I should introduce or stop calling me for meetings for this issue again and again.  I took one day to think, but the following day I sent my resignation.  Although, she rang me and offered me to reconsider my resignation, but I did not.

This is not a sole example.  Organizations are full of such examples, therefore, classical and contemporary research from different fields show that communication is vital and spinal cord for a relationship. Improper communication can turn a formal entity into neurotic organization. It can spoil relationships. Consequently, whether managers admit or not, many talented employees resign. If they stay, they consciously or consciously lose commitment towards their work, what is termed as continuance commitment.

Many managers are egocentric they cannot see beyond their own needs. Many managers falsely think that they are the best communicators. Many managers are very keen to improve their relationships, but they ignore the factors that can help to improve mutual communication.

This training lecture is for learning managers – managers who are open to others point of view.  In this training program, we go in depth to clarify the factors that make communication effective and ineffective. We clarify the concept of Gestalt communication and provides tips to improve mutual communication in organizations.  The lecture will indicate, how can you understand whether or not people are annoyed with you. For further information, please make a call to arrange a meeting.