Los Angeles Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Charles Good
+1 (775) 322-8222
losangeles@ims-online.com

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Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
December 6, 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,...
Straight Talk:
Using Candor and Constructive Confrontation to get Better Results
January 29, 2019 with Dr. Rick Brandon
This practical seminar develops skills for planning, leading, and following up on Candor Conversations about expectations and agreements. We tackle both the smoother, preventive discussions around clear upfront Agreements, as well as the most stressful of work discussions - Constructive Confrontations. We`ll provide antidotes for someone repeatedly breaking an agreement - instead of giving up, blowing up at the person, or burying the issue.
Powerful Communication:
Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
February 20, 2019 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.  
Critical Thinking:
A Key Element Necessary to Reach the Best Decisions
March 13, 2019 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.
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
April 16, 2019 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. 
Getting Results:
The Absolutes to High Performance
May 16, 2019 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
This dynamic, interactive and hands-on learning experience will: provide specific tools to help leaders better understand the causes of managerial failure; equip managers to better focus their people and themselves on desired outcomes; help leaders effectively equip their people to perform at higher levels; demonstrate the importance of creating a working environment that fosters better results; encouraging managers to maximize people power and will make a strong case for developing both people and processes in your quest for better results.
Executive Presence:
Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader
June 12, 2019 with 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...
How Managers Use Analytics to Drive Excellence
July 18, 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.
Leveraging Optimism to Make Change Work
August 22, 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.
Leading from the Middle:
A Practical Approach to Achieving Extraordinary Results
September 17, 2019 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
In this seminar you will learn why change is so difficult and be introduced to a new, commitment-based approach to leading change that is designed for leaders who are not at the apex of an organization. By successfully leading change you will build capabilities that are extraordinary because competitors are likely to fail in their attempts to duplicate your success....
Moving from Operational Management to Strategic Leadership
October 17, 2019 with Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn
This seminar provides a practical framework for thinking and leading strategically in the new market landscape. Through expert content, carefully curated case examples, captivating leadership portraits, insightful strategic dialogue, and impactful development tools, Dr. Kuhn will lead participants through an engaging exploration of the fundamental shifts in mindset, language, and lens needed to break the shackles of short-termism and incrementalism and cross the chasm from operational management to strategic leadership.
Leadership Presence:
Sending All the Right Signals
November 13, 2019 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership presence, frequently called the "wow factor", is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. Backed by neuroscience and based on research from Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, MIT Media Lab, and Columbia School of Business, this interactive session gives participants tools and strategies they can put into action immediately.
Communication Secrets For A Distracted World:
How To Get Heard, Get Remembered, and Get Results
December 5, 2019 with 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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