Seattle Seminars

Local Contact Information:
Laurie Campbell
(206) 549-1298
seattle@ims-online.com

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Dealing with Difficult People:
Bringing Out the Best in Others
April 5, 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. 
Optimize Your Decision Making:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
May 3, 2017 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
Every organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, whether publicly traded or privately held, whether large or small, must balance the need for positive short-term results and positive long-term results. Fundamentally, the management behaviors and practices for meeting short-term objectives are vastly different than those necessary to meet long-term objectives. Often mid-level managers must excel in both areas. This session explores best practices in achieving these results. Embedded in the session are decision-making behaviors, cultural enablers, predicting versus managing the uncertainty of the future, and building adaptability into...
How Innovative Thinking Leads to Extraordinary Outcomes
June 8, 2017 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.
Building Workplace Trust:
Optimizing Relationships, Teamwork, and Performance
July 20, 2017 with Dr. Michelle Reina
Optimal relationships - relationships that fuel exceptional teamwork and performance - are built on a foundation of trust. Do you have relationships at work that suffer from compromised trust? In this interactive session, you’ll learn the only real way to repair those relationships - and even optimize them – through trust building. You’ll learn the sixteen behaviors driving the Dimensions of Trust: The Three Cs™. You’ll get a language to talk about trust-related issues constructively. You’ll gain pragmatic trust building skills and proven, practical steps to rebuild trust when it has been broken. You’ll be positioned to shift...
Optimizing Your Time and Focus to Make Your Best Even Better
August 10, 2017 with Mr. Jason Womack
This session is designed to engage, inform and equip participants with the tools, mindset and practices to improve their productivity by 20% or more every day. Managing email, attending meetings, planning projects…these are all the types of work our clients say they need to do more effectively and more efficiently. This program is designed to help get more of the right things done, faster and easier, using the tools and systems we all have access to. Learn what top performers know about productivity and effective leadership. Learn specific time management and productivity insights that you can implement immediately at your office and with...
Unlocking Your Brainpower for Successful Leadership
September 20, 2017 with Ms. Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
Change, uncertainty and complexity are no longer phases or cycles in business; they are the state of business. Today’s leaders need to be both flexible and focused to succeed in this environment, and that ability starts with thinking. This interactive session will explore how you can build the agile thinking skills necessary to adapt to today’s mental demands. You’ll leave with practical, easy-to-apply tools for leveraging the full brainpower available to you for greater clarity, increased personal satisfaction and better business results.
Crossing the Chasm:
From Operational Management to Strategic Leadership
October 17, 2017 with Dr. Jeffrey Kuhn
This seminar provides a practical framework for thinking and leading strategically in the new market landscape. Through expert content, carefully curated case examples, captivating leadership portraits, insightful strategic dialogue, and impactful development tools, Dr. Kuhn will lead participants through an engaging exploration of the fundamental shifts in mindset, language, and lens needed to break the shackles of short-termism and incrementalism and cross the chasm from operational management to strategic leadership.
Critical Success Factors for Women Leaders
November 8, 2017 with 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.
Creating the Innovation Mindset:
Using Storytelling to Spark Creativity and Increase Engagement
December 6, 2017 with Mr. Mitch Ditkoff
All business leaders worth their low-salt lunch, regardless of their industry, will agree on one thing – that innovation a key driver of their company’s success. What they don’t agree on is how to ensure that innovation actually happens. After 27 years of providing innovation services to some the world’s most forward thinking organizations, Mitch Ditkoff has discovered the holy grail of moving the “innovation needle”. Storytelling.  Yes, storytelling – the skillful communication of personal narratives that change mindset, increase engagement, transfer knowledge, and spark commitment.  Aristotle said that if he had a...

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