Boston Seminars

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Jay Bennett
+1 (617) 489-9055
boston@ims-online.com

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From Player to Coach:
Making the Successful Transition to Management
December 12, 2017 with Dr. Michael Woodward
The transition from star player to team coach is a tremendous leap. All too often new managers are thrown into challenging circumstances with limited support and resources. With increasing globalization and the move to virtual environments, managing is more complex than ever before. As an organizational psychologist, Dr. Woodward believes that effective management is rooted in understanding the psychology of human nature.
Powerful Communication:
How to Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
January 23, 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.  
Influence and Action:
The Core of Leadership
February 28, 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.
True Drivers of Performance:
Work Smarter, Reduce Stress, Lead By Example
March 15, 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,...
Motivation, Cooperation and Trust:
Reaching for the Next Level
April 12, 2018 with Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Unlike most motivational programs that do little more than explain the “why” of human behavior, this program shows you the “how.” You will learn specific communication skills to inspire productivity in others, build their trust, fuel their accomplishment, and assure their peak performance. When you give people the care they need, they produce the results you want. The objectives for this program include: (1) learning to avoid practices that erode motivation; (2) learning to generate lasting enthusiasm in others; (3) mastering a communication system that brings out the best in others; (4) practicing feedback strategies that improve...
Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
May 15, 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,...
The Responsibility Process®:
Leading and Coaching
June 12, 2018 with The Responsibility Process®: Leading and Coaching Christopher Avery
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Explain the importance of personal responsibility (ownership behavior) for success in any pursuit; (2) Provide at least one reason why good, smart people naturally avoid responsibility and why they take it; (3) State the stages within The Responsibility Process and how it works within the mind; (4) Self-apply The Responsibility Process to grow instead of cope when encountering minor frustrations; and (5) Describe why “giving advice” is one of the weakest strategies to guide others to take responsibility and explain at least one other alternative which would be more effective....
The SUMO Principles of Leadership
July 31, 2018 with Mr. Paul McGee
In this highly interactive and practical workshop, Mr. McGee will explore his main SUMO (Shut Up, Move On) principles and how they impact our ability to inspire others. His principles relate to any leader whose organization would benefit from taking a fresh look at the following five key areas; Change, Relationships, Attitude, Motivation and Stress. Building on his background in behavioral and social psychology, he will give us time to reflect upon our behavior and that of others and identify what hinders our effectiveness.
Executive Presence:
4 Ways to Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader
August 22, 2018 with Mr. Joel Garfinkle
Executive presence means conveying confidence as a business leader, commanding respect, and having a professional magnetism that influences others. Executive presence trades passivity and self-doubt for self-assurance, decisiveness, and bold decision making. With this program, leaders will gain the tools to develop their executive presence and become the elite performers who influence outcomes, contribute to major decisions, and drive change for the betterment of the company. They will create a consistent view of themselves as a compelling force inside an organization. They will learn how to utilize executive presence to shape and positively...
Leading for Creativity and Innovation
September 12, 2018 with Dr. Todd Dewett
This high-energy session is designed to make creativity and innovation practical and accessible. Creativity and innovation are really about making positive change. Outside of new products and services, there are endless opportunities to change how we work every day in every area of the organization. In this seminar you will learn about leadership behaviors that support creativity and innovation, how to enhance your personal creativity, creativity tools, and how to embrace the role of learning and failure. Join Dr. Todd Dewett for this memorable day of discussion, activities, and breakthrough thinking sure to ignite your career....
The Changing Rules of Strategy:
New Mindsets for a New World
October 10, 2018 with Prof. Gordon Hewitt, CBE
In this session, Professor Hewitt will present a practical model of "disruptive foresight". This will enable participants to do five key things: (1) spot and decipher early signals of competitive disruption in their industry; (2) analyse the forces driving disruption and their likely consequences; (3) consider realistic strategic options to benefit from disruption; (4) ensure the organization acquires the capabilities to handle game-changing challenges; (5) drive a deep mind set shift throughout the organization, well beyond the legacy of traditional change management models....
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
November 6, 2018 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. 
When Leaders Speak:
How to Get Heard, Get Remembered and Get Results
December 11, 2018 with Mr. Paul Hellman
Sharpen your leadership communication—and boost your career—with 3 strategies: 1) focus, 2) variety, 3) executive presence. With focus, you`ll make your messages stick, using the methodology Paul uses with leadership teams & individual executives. Variety means to be slightly different. With variety, you`ll make routine info. come alive, and you`ll engage others with smart questions. Presence matters because part of the message is you. Strengthen your presence with 10 actions. Learn how to get heard, get remembered & get results—every time you speak.

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