Annette Brown is a master-certified McNellis Compression Planning specialist with over 20 years’ experience helping teams tackle complex business challenges. She started her career in administrative roles where she leveraged her Compression Planning skills to lead award-winning administrative teams, execute special projects and help her leaders deliver value and results for the company. With 17 years in the learning and development arena, Brown currently helps lead the learning organization for the highly innovative new division of Kroger known as 84.51° in Cincinnati.
When not at work, she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, sewing, crafting and making traditional Italian dishes. Brown holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Session: Compression Planning: From Idea to Action & Faster Results
In this high-level Compression Planning overview, you will be introduced to skills you can build into your career now to improve effectiveness of meetings, influence and lead change. Leaders recognize innovative thinking is key to the success of their organizations; the revolutionary assistant seeks out opportunities to help their leaders enlist others to think differently, work productively to innovate and solve problems that lead to strong business results. Compression Planning skills will help you to:
- Ask key questions to help you get to clarity on a project or issue
- Frame business challenges in compelling, actionable ways
- Follow an effective thinking model and process for guiding a team from idea to action
- Prioritize ideas for better decision-making
- Move work faster from idea to action and results