EPN BREAKFAST TALKS 21: “Team Management: Reaching collective performance”

27 April 2014 10:00 – 13:00

Fedactio @ Paleizenstraat 27, 1030 Schaarbeek, België



Team Management: Reaching Collective Performance

Lecturers: Sylviane Cannio

Team management is a concept that is increasingly gaining importance in today’s companies and organisations. Setting clear objectives or motivating the members of your company can have a huge impact on the success of your business. Many companies know how crucial it is but don’t know how to achieve it. As business is becoming even more competitive and lean management has increased internal pressures, corporations need to demonstrate both internally and externally that their management cares for and cultivates values of trust, respect and people orientation. Though coaching is a profession in its own right, many of its tools, mind-sets and behaviours can be integrated into their manager’s toolkit, in order to shift from a more traditional or directive leadership style to a more empowered or participative leadership style.

For this very reason, European Professionals Network (EPN) is going to hold a Breakfast talk on “Team Management: Reaching collective performance” to expand its members’ leadership and team management skills. The seminar will be given by Master Certified Coach Sylviane Cannio, who will share her experience and knowledge on this subject. We would be delighted to have your presence at this event which will also include advices on tips and tricks on team management and the different tools used.


Content of the Breakfast Talk

1st Part: Presentation of team management as a whole and how it can impact on your business/organization

2nd Part: Achieving successful team management: Tips & Tricks

3rd Part: Group exercises – get the Coach Attitude



10:00 – 10:30 Registration

10:30 – 11:30 Breakfast
11:30 – 12:30 Seminar conducted by Ms. Syviane Cannio
12:30 – 13:00 Question & Answers


Brief Biography of Sylviane Cannio

Sylviane Cannio is one of the five Belgian Master Certified Coaches — the highest international recognized certification level for coaching. Her strong point is that she combines her management skills (at IBM, Procter & Gamble and smaller corporations), her knowledge of the corporate strategy, marketing, communication (which she was teaching at university) and her skills in psychology and in interpersonal communications.

She started to coach executives on an individual basis in 2002 and continued coaching teams. Today, she works with CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other member of Executive Committees, mainly in larger corporations such as Danone, Chartis Europe, Solvay, RTL Television, Dupuis, National Bank of Belgium, Sony.

Sylviane Cannio is also a co-owner and master trainer at Nova Terra Coach Training & Corporate Development which is the product of international collaboration between coaches from four continents: Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia/Middle East.

For more information about the company, visit the website: https://www.novaterracoaching.com/

Report of the Event 

Team management is a concept that is increasingly gaining importance in today’s companies and organizations. For this very reason European Professionals Network (EPN) acted to expand its members’ leadership and team management skills by hosting a seminar titled “Team Management: Reaching collective performance.” The lecturer of the event was Master Certified Coach Sylviane Cannio,whois one of the five Belgian Master Certified Coaches — the highest international recognized certification level for coaching.

At the highly interactive seminar on April 27th, Ms. Cannio requested the participants to think about what the key characteristics of a productive and successful manager and worker are and then heard each of the participants’ ideas. Communication skills, self-motivation, integrity, promoting cross-level and cross-functional collaboration and trust were among the ideas agreed and further elaborated by Ms. Cannio. According to the coach, the paradigms of diversity, value and respect are highly necessary for improving the business. She also advised that people should achieve a balance between their personal and professional life. Being dedicated and ambitious is admirable to a certain extent, but we should not allow work to define our self-worth and identity, she underlined. Another issue Ms. Cannio stressed at the seminar was not to use negative words when leading and taking a decision. Managers need to choose their words carefully when managing and supervising teams; otherwise, they’ll soon discover that they are too much focusing on negativity and it damages their staff and productivity – not to mention their career, the master certified coach underscored.

Here are the youtube links to her presentation:

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqOdoA5WtA

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiAnj_muoRA

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwO8axwfflY 

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