Detroit Seminars

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

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The Art of Diagnosis:
Solving the Right Problem the First Time
October 5, 2017 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
The Art of Diagnosis provides new insights into how individuals and teams can solve the right problem the first time. The critical challenge is that all too often when tackling problems, individuals and teams suffer from a set of biases and impediments that cause them to focus prematurely on problem solving and "jump to solutions". In contrast, this program focuses on the art of comprehensively formulating problems before solving them. Participants will learn a variety of specific and proven processes to help them and their teams solve the right problem the first time.
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
October 24, 2017 with Dr. Richard Brinkman
Dr. Brinkman says, “Communication is like a phone number, you need all the correct digits and in the right order.” Dr. Rick will share his proven strategies to handle: Whining, Negativity, Attacks, Tantrums, Snipers, Know-it-Alls, Think-They- Know-it-Alls, as well as Yes, Maybe and Nothing people.  The examples and practical skills in this seminar will immediately transform behaviors that used to strain all relationships, both business and personal! It will even include special contexts like email communications, phone and meetings. 
Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
November 14, 2017 with Ms. Ann Tardy
This session will explore the essential strategies and techniques required to powerfully lead and manage simultaneously from the same role. Being a manager is one of the most arduous and yet most valuable roles in any organization. The challenge lies in dealing with the expectations of those above and below you while also contributing to people's success around you. When you master this, you will discover how to impact any organization from the middle. You will leave this class with the skills needed to powerfully evolve into a successful Manager. 
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.


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