San Francisco Seminars

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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.
Speak To Be Heard!™:
Influencing Others to Take Action
January 23, 2018 with Ms. Stacey Hanke
Stacey Hanke will help you eliminate the static that plagues communicative delivery - to persuade, sell your ideas, motivate and influence others to act on what you have to say.  She will explain the positive actions you can take to increase your impact and value to your peers, clients and teams. This highly interactive session will show you how to immediately implement the influence skills and techniques you learn to your day-to-day conversations. (NOTE: Participants should bring a smartphone or iPad with them to the session.)
How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes
February 22, 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.
Championing Your Ideas at Work:
Becoming Your Own Best Advocate
March 14, 2018 with Dr. John Daly
Successful advocates know how important it is to clearly communicate their ideas, how their reputations shape how people respond to their ideas, how they need to build partnerships and alliances with others in getting ideas adopted, how they must "pre-sell" any idea long before formal meetings, and how to be persuasive and influential in meetings. We will discuss new research on each of those topics - research that offers you interesting and surprising ways to champion innovations in your organization.


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