San Francisco Seminars

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Listen Up! How to Increase Productivity, Build Engagement and Avoid Misunderstandings
July 20, 2017 with Dr. Kittie Watson
This program focuses on a critical skill for managers and executives: listening.  While the most admired managers are good listeners, others take short cuts by faking attention, making assumptions, using rehearsed responses, fading in and out of conversations, and failing to retain pertinent information. Effective leaders are the ones who understand the power of listening strategically to build key relationships and influence others. In this workshop, you will diagnose your own listening skills and learn practical listening techniques for becoming an authentic leader. Participants will learn the secret to better listening, how to reduce...
Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
August 15, 2017 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. 
Straight Talk:
Using Candor and Constructive Confrontation to get Better Results
September 26, 2017 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.
The Power of Innovative and Strategic Thinking
October 24, 2017 with Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff
Dr. Krippendorff presents his proven approach to developing innovative strategies to drive organizational and personal growth and success. This program will blend innovative techniques and strategic concepts with cognitive science to present a practical set of tools and best practices. Participants will learn three key strategies for strengthening their competitive advantage and five key strategies for generating new and innovative growth, Dr. Krippendorff will introduce the role that “strategic narratives” play in the design of a strategy. Participants will leave with a set of tools to help them consistently identify and seize...
Lead through Influence:
Increasing Your Leadership Effectiveness
November 16, 2017 with Mr. Joel Garfinkle
In this session, top executive coach and author Joel Garfinkle reveals his signature PVI model—Perception, Visibility, and Influence. These three powerful attributes produce valued employees and in-demand leaders capable of influencing decisions at every level of the organization. Through practical advice, true-to-life examples, and action-oriented tips, audience members will learn how to improve the perceptions others have of them, increase their profile across the organization, and exert influence by driving change and inspiring people.
Managing Competing Demands:
Getting It Done and Having a Life
December 12, 2017 with Dr. David Posen
Work-Life Balance is no longer a luxury. It's a necessity for good health, energy and productivity. The objectives of this dynamic, interactive session are to help participants: (1) develop a clear picture of the Work-Life Balance they would like to achieve (2) identify obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their desired balance (3) develop a repertoire of action strategies and tools for overcoming current obstacles and any that may arise in the future and (4) develop their own personal action plan which is concrete, practical and achievable.

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