Saint Louis Seminars

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Brendan Dowd
+1 (314) 443-6222
saintlouis@ims-online.com

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True Drivers of Performance:
Work Smarter, Reduce Stress, Lead By Example
January 29, 2018 with 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,...
Leadership Presence:
Sending All the Right Signals
February 23, 2018 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.
Exceptional Leadership:
Four Skills Every Manager Must Master
March 23, 2018 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 to...
How to Present, Communicate, and Influence to Achieve the Greatest Impact
April 11, 2018 with Paul McGee
This is a highly practical session that will provide you with both the insight and the inspiration to influence and impact others in a wide range of professional and personal contexts. Whether it’s communicating with customers, colleagues, your boss or a community group there are ways to sabotage your message or alternatively succeed with it. Attending this seminar will help you avoid sabotaging your success and equip you with the tools required to develop your personal confidence and to present and communicate with impact and influence.
High-Impact Transformational Leadership
May 9, 2018 with Dr. Sean Hannah
Effective leaders possess a broad set of leadership skills and competencies – the science of leadership – and they know when, where, and under what conditions to use each – the art of leadership. Dr. Hannah will combine cutting-edge research with lessons-learned from his three decades of personal leadership experience, spanning from a front line to a strategic leader, to advance attendees’ capabilities and development as inspirational leaders. This seminar will cover various forms of leader style, power and influence, and focus on the more effective forms of transformational, inspirational, and authentic leadership behaviors.
The Manager's Toolkit:
Essential Skills to Successfully Lead Others
June 7, 2018 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Employees who are deservingly promoted into managerial positions because they do well in their current jobs often need additional support and better preparation if they're to successfully manage and/or lead others.This session will focus on equipping managers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively manage people and increase productivity in their areas of responsibility. Participants will explore basic managerial concepts, discuss common situations and challenges, and learn how to apply specific strategies and tools to successfully manage people.
Authentic Leadership:
Build Trust, Communicate With Impact, and Inspire Others
July 25, 2018 with Dr. Todd Dewett
This workshop addresses professional success from a practical perspective. Building on scholarship and real world experience, Dr. Dewett uses funny and emotional stories to discuss how to take your team and your career to the next level. Leadership is explored through aspects of communication, decision-making, motivation, managing change, and creating a culture of accountability. Dr. Dewett addresses your core personal and people-related challenges at work using the lens of authenticity. Following thought provoking discussion and activities, you will leave with several useful takeaways you can put to use immediately. Join Dr. Dewett for...
Powerful Communication:
How to Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
August 15, 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.  
Nobody Wins the Blame Game:
Building an Accountable Workplace
September 20, 2018 with Dr. Michael Brenner
Business author and consultant Tom Peters once claimed that the most exercised part of the human body in corporate America is the index finger.  This shouldn’t be surprising given the amount of blaming, accusing and finger-pointing that occurs in workplaces every day.  Why aren’t employees more accountable, i.e. willing to answer for the outcomes of their choices, actions, and behaviors?  The answer is simple: they fear punishment when things go wrong.  But research shows organizations that encourage learning from mistakes and discourage finger-pointing tend to be more successful.  When constant threat of rebuke...
The Changing Rules of Strategy:
New Mindsets for a New World
October 17, 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....
How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes
November 9, 2018 with Dr. Iris Firstenberg
Successful organizations operate on the edge of chaos and embrace risk, error, and ambiguity, while practicing strategies that reduce the need for doing, undoing, and redoing. You will learn key strategies and practical tools to give you the adaptive capacity to work creatively with change and uncertainty. We will discuss strategies for tapping the human potential for creative thinking, from the inception of ideas to their transformation into practical business strategies and innovations. Learn how effective leaders infuse all levels of the organization with the creative capacity to achieve extraordinary outcomes.
Coaching In The Moment:
Bringing Out The Best In Others
December 4, 2018 with Dianna Anderson
Coaching Moments® are all around us, but we may not recognize them. These opportunities to help others learn, grow and develop are hidden within the day-to-day interactions we commonly call “problems.” Coaching in the Moment® is a highly interactive learning experience that enables participants to create coachable moments and use the elegantly simple Untying the Knot® approach to coaching conversations so that others can identify their own path forward. 


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