Houston Seminars

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Robert Webster
(281) 913-3348
houston@ims-online.com

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Leading Change:
A Manager's Guide to Inspiring Your Team
April 12, 2017 with Mr. Peter Stark
Middle and senior managers who are experiencing rapid change within their organizations will find this program to be essential to their success. With survey responses from over 100,000 employees around the world, we'll examine what managers and leaders in the Best-of-the-Best organizations do to inspire their teams. We will explore why some people treat change as a catalyst to higher performance and why others fight it every step of the way.
Design Thinking for Problem Solving and Improving Profitability
May 9, 2017 with Dr. John Pourdehnad
This seminar is designed to introduce a set of systems and design thinking concepts and principles that enable you to develop an understanding of complex situations to cope with the challenges of value migration in your organization. Using actual organizational experiences, participants will learn a new framework to create value through the design of great products, experiences and services. Specifically, designing an innovative business model that can successfully operate in diverse organizational contexts (simple, complicated and complex), each of which requires a different approach to planning, management, leadership and decision-making....
How to Present, Communicate, and Influence to Achieve the Greatest Impact
May 23, 2017 with Mr. 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.
Relationship Management:
Ten Skills Leaders Need to Get the Best From Others
June 15, 2017 with 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...
Transformational Teams:
Creating an Environment that Fosters Productivity, Cohesion and Resilience
July 19, 2017 with Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper
Organizations today must understand and leverage 7 critical attributes of cohesive, productive and resilient teams. This 1 day interactive course guides participants through a learning experience to develop the seven attributes and behaviors that are critical to high productivity and effectiveness. The seven critical team attributes include: Trust, Appreciation, Communication, Creativity & Ideation, Meeting Management, Behavior Management and Problem Solving & Decision Making. 
Leading AND Managing:
7 Strategies to Help You Excel at Both
August 16, 2017 with Ms. Ann Tardy
This session will explore the essential strategies and techniques required to powerfully lead and manage simultaneously from the same role. Being a manager is one of the most arduous and yet most valuable roles in any organization. The challenge lies in dealing with the expectations of those above and below you while also contributing to people's success around you. When you master this, you will discover how to impact any organization from the middle. You will leave this class with the skills needed to powerfully evolve into a successful Manager. 
Breakthrough Ideas:
How to Become a More Strategic Thinker
September 12, 2017 with 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: Why do organizations need strategic thinkers? What is strategic...
Influence to Impact:
Leveraging Interpersonal Power for Women Leaders
October 25, 2017 with Dr. Jeanne Porter King
Influence is a crucial competency that enables leaders to succeed in the global marketplace. This program is a highly interactive, leadership development workshop for women. In this course women come to understand the three levels of power involved in influencing, they discover their I2I (Influence to Impact) influence profile, they are taught the power of language and the role gender plays in organizational influence, they are taught to use dialogue as an influence tool, and are taught the secrets of leveraging the hidden power of the organization....
Creating a Connection Mindset:
Boost Employee Engagement, Productivity and Innovation
November 15, 2017 with Mr. Michael Lee Stallard
Sharing knowledge integrated from research in multiple fields, including neuroscience, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, history and his firm's proprietary research, Mr. Stallard describes the “Connection Culture" that every organization needs to thrive for sustained periods of time. During this session, you will learn: what motivates individuals to give their best efforts; three types of relational cultures; six human needs to thrive; five elements of a Connection Culture; and best practices of individuals who create Connection Cultures.
The Unspoken Language of Business:
Workplace Politics, Power and Influence
December 5, 2017 with Ms. Margaret Morford
Accomplishing the goals of any organization requires savvy employees who know how to forge alliances and avoid animosities.  In this session, participants will identify which of the rules of “positive politics” they are most likely to violate; obtain guidelines for their own conduct and for managing relationships with co-workers and their own manager; learn to avoid pitfalls in business communication, both oral and written; become adept at tapping into the power structure within an organization; explore a real-world case study that involves numerous political issues; learn how to network in order to expand their influence and recruit...

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