The Four Most Powerful Tools to Drive Employee Performance

Have you ever had a problem employee and wondered, “Is he a lost cause – or is there more I should be doing to help?” If so, you’ll want to join us for this interactive session with executive and team coach Sharon Grady.

According to Sharon, “I frequently work with clients who are frustrated with an underperforming employee. ‘No matter how much feedback and coaching I give to Sam,’ my client will say, ‘his performance doesn’t improve. I guess he’s not cut out for this role.’  When I probe, I often discover that my client is unknowingly contributing to Sam’s poor performance because she is not providing him with the Four C’s of Performance – the four things every employee needs in order to succeed.” 

In this interactive session you’ll learn the Four C’s of Performance and have an opportunity to apply them to your own most challenging employee scenarios.  You’ll leave understanding how you and your employee may both be contributing to his underperformance, and what you can do about it. 



Sharon Grady is an executive coach and founder of The Grady Company, where she helps executives and teams turn conflict into collaboration. Sharon studied challenging conversations at Harvard Law School with Doug Stone and Sheila Heen, authors of Difficult Conversations and Thanks for the Feedback. She is a coach for the Law School’s Difficult Conversations and Negotiation Program, and a featured expert on managing difficult interactions for Harvard Business Publishing’s ManageMentor video series.

Prior to founding The Grady Company, Sharon was Chief Operating Officer of Interaction Associates, a global provider of collaboration consulting and leadership education.  She has also worked as a consultant with Monitor Deloitte and Oliver Wyman, where she trained client teams in group dynamics and coached them through the redesign of business processes.  Sharon began her career in Washington, D.C., where she was staff aide to a U.S. Senator and press secretary to a U.S. Congresswoman.

Sharon holds a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Wesleyan University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School’s Advanced Negotiation Program and is a trained mediator. Sharon is a member of the International Coaching Federation and an affiliate of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School. She is certified in the MBTI and the Conflict Dynamics Profile. She speaks fluent Spanish. 


Date and Time:   
September 27, 2018
6:00 - 8:30 PM

   5:50-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
   6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
   6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
   8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, 250 Massachusetts Avenue, Auditorium, Cambridge, MA 02139

We appreciate Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research donating the use of their event space and food for this event. 


Members: $15; Non-Members: $40

Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a one-time free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.