Many managers think their poor performing employees are simply not capable of doing the job properly. The reality is that it may be the manager. Our experts in this show talk about how you can take failing performers and turn them into top A+ performers with little to no extra dollars.
Sharon Kaivani, Practice Lead Talent Management, Designs on Talent
Sharon Kaivani is a proven organizational effectiveness leader with a breadth of expertise in strategic change and talent management. She has more than 18 years experience crossing retail, financial services, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. Her career includes a blend of consulting and industry service.
Prior to her current consulting work, Sharon served in director roles at The Home Depot, leading talent management and change management teams. Under her leadership, Sharon’s organization produced and championed a range of strategic human resources tools for the enterprise, including a holistic change management methodology and field guide, a new leader assimilation approach, an organization-wide HR talent review process, and 360 assessments. She also penned a comprehensive organization design methodology and toolkit targeting HR generalists and business leaders, helping them to integrate business strategy into their organization structures. She also served as an HR generalist.
Before joining The Home Depot, Sharon had nearly 6 years in consulting with both IBM Business Consulting Services in the Strategy and Change practice, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in their Organization Change Strategy practice. During her tenure, she led multiple change management teams through large-scale change efforts in a variety of industries. Her extensive change management work included organization design, communications, culture change, and training efforts, among other areas. While at the firm, she also authored an organization design training suite for fellow change management consultants.
Sharon also has a process redesign/reengineering background gained from her employment at First Union National Bank, now Wachovia. Her process-based foundation helps her to be a well-rounded practitioner, always searching for new ways to improve her clients’ effectiveness.
Sharon holds an MA degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a BA in Psychology from North Carolina State University. Sharon Kaivani Segment
Amir Ghannad, Atlanta Plant Manager Sunny Delight
Amir Ghannad has 25 years of experience in leadership and organizational development with Procter and Gamble and Sunny Delight Beverages Company. Amir, who holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Wilmington College, has lived in four countries and has managed operations, designed and conducted training sessions, and facilitated workshops in various locations in the U.S., Far East, and Europe. Amir has hands on experience in Operations Management as well as development and implementation of Organizational Effectiveness strategies in a variety of business situations, including start-ups, JV partnerships, acquisitions, and divestitures. Amir is also a Registered Corporate Coach (RCC) and a highly skilled facilitator. Amir Ghannad Segment