Detroit Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Charles E. Truza
+1 (248) 644-3664
ctruza@michigan-ims.com

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Ingenious Leadership:
Fostering a Climate of Innovation
December 5, 2017 with Mr. Mitch Ditkoff
Today many organizations are launching all kinds of "innovation initiatives" hoping to differentiate themselves from the competition. Sadly, too much attention is being paid to process and too little attention is being paid to people and the art of fostering the kind of organizational culture that is the wellspring of innovation. Participants will have an engaging, hands on opportunity to think deeply about change, creativity, commitment and what they can do to jump start a sustainable culture of innovation within their respective spheres of influence.
The Leader's Protocol®:
Bringing Out the Best in Every Employee
January 24, 2018 with Mr. Don Brown
This session explores how to leverage the untapped asset that’s already on your payroll! Participants will learn to identify and target the “core” of their team; discover what the “silent majority” of their workforce actually wants; create a personal, actionable engagement plan for every employee; and master the protocol and techniques required to develop the capacity of “Solid Citizens”. By surveying more than 6,000 workers around the world, Mr. Don Brown has identified what to stop, start and continue doing to increase your return-on-leadership. Get ready for honest – and sometimes shocking discoveries. While the...
Creating High-Performance Teams
February 15, 2018 with Dr. Harvey Robbins
We desperately seek out one another to collaborate over time. Yet our will to collaborate often weakens when problems arise that erode our trust in one another or in the system under which we are often forced to operate. This workshop is designed to look at what makes teams succeed and fail. During the session, we will discuss the requirements for effective teaming, the common interpersonal obstacles we often face, and leadership strategies for overcoming these barriers....
How Great Leaders Master Developmental and Performance-Based Coaching
March 22, 2018 with Mr. John Lankford
Your individual development plan may be the single most important document to advance your career. You will depart this workshop with your personal plan and the skills and tools to coach and develop Millennials and other career minded staff members on your team. Participants will learn and experience the connection of effective coaching and feedback to each managers team to be able to improve their ability to execute consistently. In the majority (around 70%) of executive failures, the real problem isn’t bad strategy. The real problem is bad execution, according to the Fortune Magazine article titled, "Why CEO’s Fail". At its core,...
Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
April 12, 2018 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
The higher you are in the organization, the more complex problems become. This fast-paced class focuses on developing advanced skills in critical thinking and breakthrough problem-solving. Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, with particular emphasis on the importance of critical thinking skills to mitigate the effect of our own cognitive biases, as well as an emphasis on making decisions with little or ambiguous information and deep uncertainty. This seminar will help you leverage your team`s immense untapped wisdom to get better results. If you are responsible for improving productivity, strategy,...
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
May 15, 2018 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Influence is a crucial competency that enables leaders to succeed in the global marketplace. This program is a highly interactive, leadership development workshop for women. In this course women come to understand the three levels of power involved in influencing, they discover their I2I (Influence to Impact) influence profile, they are taught the power of language and the role gender plays in organizational influence, they are taught to use dialogue as an influence tool, and are taught the secrets of leveraging the hidden power of the organization....
True Drivers of Performance:
Work Smarter, Reduce Stress, Lead By Example
June 12, 2018 with Mr. Steve McClatchy
Followers are not interested in leaders who cannot, or will not, "walk the talk".  Asking people to change, improve and achieve more is a waste of time when their leader cannot model the desired behaviors in his or her own life. Participants in this session will learn that personal leadership is at the foundation of the leadership process and that, in order to build trust and lead the business forward, they must first take on the responsibility of leading themselves.  Participants will also learn to focus on the true drivers of performance, regain critical planning and personal time, dramatically increase work and life engagement,...
How to Present, Communicate, and Influence to Achieve the Greatest Impact
July 25, 2018 with Mr. Paul McGee
This is a highly practical session that will provide you with both the insight and the inspiration to influence and impact others in a wide range of professional and personal contexts. Whether it’s communicating with customers, colleagues, your boss or a community group there are ways to sabotage your message or alternatively succeed with it. Attending this seminar will help you avoid sabotaging your success and equip you with the tools required to develop your personal confidence and to present and communicate with impact and influence.
High-Impact Transformational Leadership
August 14, 2018 with Dr. Sean Hannah
Effective leaders possess a broad set of leadership skills and competencies – the science of leadership – and they know when, where, and under what conditions to use each – the art of leadership. Dr. Hannah will combine cutting-edge research with lessons-learned from his three decades of personal leadership experience, spanning from a front line to a strategic leader, to advance attendees’ capabilities and development as inspirational leaders. This seminar will cover various forms of leader style, power and influence, and focus on the more effective forms of transformational, inspirational, and authentic leadership behaviors.
Championing Your Ideas at Work:
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
September 19, 2018 with Dr. John Daly
Successful advocates know how important it is to clearly communicate their ideas, how their reputations shape how people respond to their ideas, how they need to build partnerships and alliances with others in getting ideas adopted, how they must "pre-sell" any idea long before formal meetings, and how to be persuasive and influential in meetings. We will discuss new research on each of those topics - research that offers you interesting and surprising ways to champion innovations in your organization.
Strategic Thinking:
Essentials for Leading Today's Organizations
October 23, 2018 with Dr. David Lei
This session will give audience participants a clear look at how to think about crafting a strategy that builds a distinctive competitive advantage. The first part of the session looks at the four essential ingredients of strategy: clear mission and vision, choice of competitive strategy, economic basis of profit, and critical success factors. We then apply these ingredients to sharpen our understanding of 1) customers’ needs, 2) competitors’ moves, 3) attaining strategic alignment, 4) innovating for the future, and 5) preparing for disruption. A variety of individual and group exercises will encourage participants to actively use...
Influence and Action:
The Core of Leadership
November 7, 2018 with Dr. Robert Bies
As a leader, you will be expected to influence others, including your team, your superiors, and managers in different departments, as you build support for change and implement new programs. This seminar will examine the qualities and skills of leaders who get "extraordinary" things done under tight time and resource constraints. We will discuss how to get people to embrace change, how to build trust and credibility, how to manage the politics of relationships, and how to inspire those around you to follow your lead.
Powerful Communication:
How to Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
December 4, 2018 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Effective communication can impress people but powerful communication can move people to action.  This course identifies the elements of powerful communication and teaches the participants how to harness and utilize their own individual skills to become a communicator that persuades, inspires, and transforms.  The course will be highly interactive with group exercises, skills assessment, demonstrations, critiquing and opportunity for on-site application.  

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