Create Like Da Vinci & Innovate like Edison
January 23, 2019 with Michael Gelb
This dynamic, highly-interactive program brings da Vinci's genius to life through fascinating biographical and historical information, setting the stage for an introduction to seven principles for thinking "a la Leonardo." Leonardo was probably the most creative person who ever lived but Thomas Edison is history's greatest practical innovator. Personal success and fulfillment requires you to learn how to think like an innovator; and, for your organization to be successful, innovation is now more important than ever.
Developmental and Performance-based Coaching for Today's Workforce
February 13, 2019 with 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,...
Breakthrough Ideas:
How to Become a More Strategic Thinker
March 14, 2019 with Dr. Julia Sloan
Intended for leaders who currently work with strategy, the focus of this session is on the learning aspect of strategic thinking: what it is and how to strengthen your own strategic thinking and energize the strategic capability of your organization. Being strategically competitive in today's chaotic and complex global environment requires a different way of looking at how we approach strategic thinking. Leaders who are tasked with strategic responsibility must be attentive, agile, adaptive and innovative thinkers. Four key issues are addressed in this session: Why do organizations need strategic thinkers? What is strategic thinking? Who...
Six Leadership Styles that Build Engagement and Get Results
April 9, 2019 with Dr. Scott Allen
Leadership is art and science; this interactive and fast-paced session explores both. The course begins with a thought-provoking discussion about leadership and the many attributes associated with effective leadership. We also explore six primary leadership styles that can be used to help the work of the team move forward....
Leveraging Optimism to Make Change Work
April 11, 2019 with Dr. Terry Paulson
In the good and the tough times, the best leaders leverage optimism to make strategic change for yourself and your team. Optimists are realists who are the first to admit there are problems and the first to do something about them. As a leader, you’ll learn how to reframe challenges as opportunities and to turn downturns into strategic progress. You’ll learn how to turn your anxiety and worries into attitudes and actions that produce results.
Exceptional Leadership:
Skills Every Manager must Master
May 15, 2019 with Peter Stark
Every manager has the opportunity to be a great leader! Leadership is the quality necessary for managers who need to accomplish objectives with and through people. With survey responses from over 100,000 employees around the world, we'll examine what managers in the Best-of-the-Best organizations do to lead and inspire their teams. In this interactive session, we will discuss and action plan in the areas of developing and communicating a vision, leading change, coaching and inspiring team members. The difference between the companies that will be the success stories of the future and those who will struggle in their shadows boils down...
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
June 11, 2019 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....
Courageous Coaching:
How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs
July 18, 2019 with Dr. Marcia Reynolds
Leaders routinely face the challenge of helping employees see things differently. Helping others see their blind spots, gaps in logic, and barriers to change means you have to challenge how they think. You can’t tell them to think differently and expect results. Rather, you have to listen in a specific way to know what questions to ask in order to break through their mental frames. If done properly, there is a moment in the conversation that changes everything. This powerful session will help leaders create breakthrough moments in their performance and development conversations, opening the minds of the people they work with.
The Emotionally Intelligent Leader:
How Your EQ Determines Your Effectiveness & Success
August 13, 2019 with Dr. Hendrie Davis Weisinger
As the business environment continues to change, emotional intelligence skills will become increasingly important in determining who succeeds and who fails. This presentation will help participants develop the emotional intelligence competencies required by a position of leadership. Participants will assess, develop, and apply their own emotional intelligence and will learn how to cultivate emotional intelligence in their organization.
How Managers Use Analytics to Drive Excellence
September 19, 2019 with Mark Graham Brown
In this highly interactive workshop you will learn to hone your skills at identifying valid performance metrics linked to financial success for a wide variety of factors that are hard to quantify, such as corporate culture, intellectual capital, customer satisfaction, and marketing/sales. Using a series of case studies from service and manufacturing organizations, attendees will be able to critically evaluate their own organization`s metrics and approach to performance management and come away with many examples of creative measures and approaches used by today`s leading companies and non-profits.
Contextual Intelligence:
The Power of Using Hindsight, Insight and Foresight to Resolve Complexity & Ambiguity
October 8, 2019 with Dr. Matthew Kutz
Navigating complexity and uncertainty is a crucial leadership literacy for business and organizational success. Traditional and business-as-usual models of organizational management are not only inadequate, but hazardous. Dr. Kutz combines cutting-edge research and real-life anecdotes to outline the 12 behavioral practices of contextually intelligence leaders and delineates how those behaviors contribute to effective use of the 3D Thinking Framework™ (using hindsight, insight, and foresight) to improve leadership and decision-making....
The Resilient Leader:
Skills to Boost Your Leadership Abilities and Strengths
November 13, 2019 with Dr. Andrew Shatte
In this session you will learn about 7 ways to grow your leadership abilities and foster resilience on the part of yourself and those you lead. You will receive a personal profile of your strengths and weaknesses across the 5 strengths that make an excellent and resilient leader - Integrity, Mentoring, Aligned Values, Results, & Connection to the job. We will evaluate your top leadership priorities and learn if the time allocated to each is a match. We will assess your self rating of your leadership abilities and determine whether you tend to overestimate those abilities. And then we'll delve into 5 concrete skills to boost each of the 5...
Optimize Your Time and Focus to Make Your Best Even Better
December 5, 2019 with Jason Womack
This session is designed to engage, inform and equip participants with the tools, mindset and practices to improve their productivity by 20% or more every day. Managing email, attending meetings, planning projects...these are all the types of work our clients say they need to do more effectively and more efficiently. This program is designed to help get more of the right things done, faster and easier, using the tools and systems we all have access to. Learn what top performers know about productivity and effective leadership. Learn specific time management and productivity insights that you can implement immediately at your office and with...

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