Kansas City Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Brendan Dowd
+1 (816) 399-4720
kansascity@ims-online.com

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Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
September 20, 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. 
Next Level Leadership:
Six Key Skills for Success
October 17, 2017 with Mr. Bob Treadway
This practical and engaging session will teach participants techniques that allow them to see around corners, anticipate the next big things, and make wise decisions that hold up in situations of uncertainty and volatility. Participants will sharpen skills in forecasting, learn how to pick key issues and early signals from a flood of information, reduce uncertainty to manageable levels, think in the future tense, and multiply intelligence through structured collaboration. Participants will build their own executive scanning system, learn the best questions to ask in uncertainty, and practice making wise decisions with incomplete information....
Critical Thinking:
A Model for Achieving Superior Decisions
November 16, 2017 with Dr. John Austin
High quality decisions have always been essential for strong business performance. Yet with the increasing speed, complexity and data availability in today's competitive environment, superior decision skills are more important than ever. This workshop will help you improve your decision-making skills by offering behavioral insights into how people actually think and make decisions. It then teaches the advanced critical thinking skills and creative strategies needed to manage unfamiliar, highly complex problems or decisions that involve significant uncertainty.
The Unspoken Language of Business:
Workplace Politics, Power and Influence
December 7, 2017 with Ms. Margaret Morford
Accomplishing the goals of any organization requires savvy employees who know how to forge alliances and avoid animosities.  In this session, participants will identify which of the rules of “positive politics” they are most likely to violate; obtain guidelines for their own conduct and for managing relationships with co-workers and their own manager; learn to avoid pitfalls in business communication, both oral and written; become adept at tapping into the power structure within an organization; explore a real-world case study that involves numerous political issues; learn how to network in order to expand their influence and recruit...

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