local contact information:
Jay Bennett
(617) 489-9055
December 9, 2015
Mr. Paul Bridle
Effective leaders empower people in a way that prompts them to take ownership for their role and responsibility for their actions. Leaders also know what they need to do to get people to respond to them. What do successful organizations do to create in their people the ability to take ownership? How do leaders move from managing to leading so that people will follow? This session will not only give an insight into what successful organizations do, but will give practical tips on how to achieve it.
January 26, 2016
Dr. Chris Musselwhite
A recent study has identified influence as the number one competency needed by successful managers. This session will examine the different influence tactics that effective leaders use in complex organizations and in the ever changing workplace. Influencing is no longer just equated with positional power; it is also about personal power. To increase their personal power, effective leaders intentionally become aware of the entire range of influencing styles and use them when appropriate. We will measure personal influencing preferences and examine strategies and behaviors for positively influencing co-workers in a changing workplace.
February 25, 2016
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.
March 17, 2016
Dr. Frank Guglielmo
Digital technology and social media have brought us to a new world - the Social Age.  In this new world managers must lead through constant business disruption, ambiguity, and complexity while operating within broad interconnected networks where anyone can speak to everyone about anything.   This workshop will help you master productive leadership responses to these challenges.  You will learn to (1) be mindful to unforeseen business disruptions; (2) keep your people proactive in the face of ambiguity; (3) use authenticity to navigate ever broadening networks of suppliers, competitors and employees; (4) help yourself and your team remain open to learning from complex problems and situations; (5) communicate in a world where everyone has a megaphone.
April 20, 2016
Prof. Michael Roberto
Through fascinating examples from history, including the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, and the tragedy on Mount Everest, this workshop will explore the following: the five myths of executive decision making; how to foster open debate; how to achieve "diversity in counsel, unity in command"; how to move to closure: overcoming the inability to decide; avoiding "analysis paralysis" and other pitfalls; how to gain the whole-hearted commitment to act; and how to address hidden doubts that could undermine your final decision.
May 19, 2016
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. 
June 8, 2016
Dr. John Daly
What does it take to get the best performance out of people today? Personal Relationships! No longer can you just tell people what to do. Instead, you must informally seek and build commitment among your team members to do their best. In this session you’ll discover new, research-based, techniques, which will help you do that. We’ll learn how successful leaders shape their work environments to achieve optimal performance, get others to feel proud of their work, show they value others’ contributions in surprising ways, offer feedback that really helps, cope with the natural frictions that arise when people work together, and create a meaningful workplace where people, and the organization, can prosper. 
July 19, 2016
Mr. Danny Bader
Organizing your objectives and commitments is a basic requirement for effective work. However, most models for doing this do not stand up to the speed, volume and intensity of transactions of sophisticated professionals. This workshop will define a workable method for "clearing the decks": freeing up your attention to maintain strategic focus, balance and creative thinking, and as a means of ensuring that things really get done.
August 23, 2016
Ms. Margaret Morford
This seminar builds a talent management strategy around five Principles that go far beyond basic management rules. These Principles challenge normal management concepts and require participants to look at each employee they manage and formulate a development plan and/or communication strategy that best fits the individual.  Each of the Principles is discussed in depth and numerous real work situations are used to illustrate how to get a better outcome for the organization and the individual that goes far beyond that one encounter.  Not only do participants get useful day-to-day tools, but leadership strategies to use in numerous other business situations.
September 14, 2016
Dr. Param Srikantia
This seminar represents a paradigm shift in management training by elevating the discourse of emotional intelligence to a “higher-order” leadership outcome of discovering the doorway to being an enlightened presence. Prior methods of developing emotional intelligence have failed to explore the farther reaches of creative potential that can result from opening new doors of perception within the psyche of managers. Such transformative experiences have been practiced for thousands of years in Eastern Wisdom traditions like Zen and can create profound shifts in relating to others.  The seminar will build on the foundations of emotional intelligence and lead us to a new vision for our relationships with others to generate a distinctive and personalized presence. 
October 4, 2016
Dr. Rick Brandon
This workshop adjusts attitudes about power and politics, confronts naiveté about organizational dynamics, and provides practical strategies for building organizational impact. Those strategies include ethical lobbying, addressing hidden agendas, promoting yourself with integrity, and respecting turf and ego. This session is designed to benefit those well-intentioned individuals whose lack of political skills leaves them vulnerable to being underestimated, sabotaged, and denied credit for their ideas and work.
October 25, 2016
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: What is strategic thinking? What makes leaders “strategic?” Why do organizations need strategic thinkers? How can strategic thinking be strengthened?
November 16, 2016
Ms. Sara King
In this session, women leaders will examine their own profile of success and areas for development. They will also focus on the key ingredients that continue to hold women back: not developing and articulating a leadership vision, not paying attention to the political landscape, and not strengthening the breadth and depth of relationships. They will leave this session with practical tools and individual insights to apply in their current roles.
December 8, 2016
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.