The Five Absolutes to Achieve High Performance
January 24, 2018 with Dr. Clinton Longenecker
This dynamic, interactive and hands-on learning experience will: provide specific tools to help leaders better understand the causes of managerial failure; equip managers to better focus their people and themselves on desired outcomes; help leaders effectively equip their people to perform at higher levels; demonstrate the importance of creating a working environment that fosters better results; encouraging managers to maximize people power and will make a strong case for developing both people and processes in your quest for better results.
Powerful Communication:
How to Craft and Deliver your Message with Authority and Authenticity
February 22, 2018 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
Effective communication can impress people but powerful communication can move people to action.  This course identifies the elements of powerful communication and teaches the participants how to harness and utilize their own individual skills to become a communicator that persuades, inspires, and transforms.  The course will be highly interactive with group exercises, skills assessment, demonstrations, critiquing and opportunity for on-site application.  
Critical Success Factors for Women Leaders
March 14, 2018 with 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.
You Can't DO a Goal:
Creating an Empowered Implementation Team
April 10, 2018 with Peter Luan
In this session, participants will learn to apply time tested, best practices associated with successful initiatives or programs when they return to the workplace. This interactive session identifies the common barriers to effective initiatives and presents methods that support success. The critical role senior management plays in successful outcomes is discussed in detail. Case studies illustrating successful and failed initiatives are reviewed. Session Objectives: (1) Use best practices to get a smart start on the initiative, avoid recycle, and get alignment with stakeholders who often have competing needs; (2) Develop an effective...
Driving Innovation from Within:
Strategies for Generating Ideas and Pursuing New Opportunities
April 17, 2018 with Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff
In this seminar, Dr. Krippendorff outlines how to overcome seven key barriers to driving innovation from inside of large corporations. Based on his upcoming book Change the World without Quitting your Job, his latest research involving more than 120 interviews with internal innovators, experts, and CEOs, and his analysis of the most transformative innovations of the last three decades, Dr. Krippendorff lays out a set of practical tools and frameworks for navigating the innovation journey. These include knowing what kinds of ideas your organization needs, navigating politics, securing funding, and scaling your idea. He draws from real-life...
The Changing Rules of Strategy:
New Mindsets for a New World
May 8, 2018 with Prof. Gordon Hewitt, CBE
In this session, Professor Hewitt will present a practical model of "disruptive foresight". This will enable participants to do five key things: (1) spot and decipher early signals of competitive disruption in their industry; (2) analyse the forces driving disruption and their likely consequences; (3) consider realistic strategic options to benefit from disruption; (4) ensure the organization acquires the capabilities to handle game-changing challenges; (5) drive a deep mind set shift throughout the organization, well beyond the legacy of traditional change management models....
Mastering Your HIgh-Performance Leadership Mindset
June 12, 2018 with Dr. Daniel Friedland
High-Performance Leaders are achievement oriented. They are visionary, purposeful, decisive and they get results. At the same time, they relate well to people. They are compassionate, authentic and courageous. But what sets them apart is they have great self awareness and systems awareness. This enables them to effectively navigate stress and change. As High Performance Conscious Leaders, they have the capacity to create highly engaged cultures that drive greater business performance and thriving enterprises. Through a mix of groundbreaking science, story, and experiential learning, you’ll learn a powerful neuroscience and...
Creative Leadership:
How to Innovate in a Complex World
July 26, 2018 with Dr. Michael Brenner
Today’s complex problems call for Creative Leadership – the ability and willingness to look at problems from new angles, explore unfamiliar paths, and accept ambiguity and unpredictability rather than resist them.  In this session, you will immerse yourself in 4 distinct but interrelated dimensions of Creative Leadership – Spontaneity, Vision, Curiosity, and Simplicity.  We will discuss how to harness these 4 essential skills in your own workplace, drawing from the work of artists, scientists, and philosophers.  But this is no abstract topic – you will learn powerful strategies for unleashing your ability to lead with...
Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected
August 15, 2018 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
The higher you are in the organization, the more complex problems become. This fast-paced class focuses on developing advanced skills in critical thinking and breakthrough problem-solving. Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, with particular emphasis on the importance of critical thinking skills to mitigate the effect of our own cognitive biases, as well as an emphasis on making decisions with little or ambiguous information and deep uncertainty. This seminar will help you leverage your team`s immense untapped wisdom to get better results. If you are responsible for improving productivity, strategy,...
Tools and Techniques for the Five Most Common Coaching Situations
September 12, 2018 with Bill Hawkins
The two areas in which coaching has the most dramatic impact at work are: (1) coaching to engage and develop the high potential people on your team (2) coaching to influence your boss to increase your personal credibility and effectiveness. In this session participants will learn how to connect developmental experiences to needs and position twelve challenges required to develop and engage the high potentials for current and future success. We'll also examine coaching from a perspective of influencing or "coaching up" in the organization.
Executive Presence:
4 Ways to Convey Confidence and Command Respect as a Leader
October 16, 2018 with Joel Garfinkle
Executive presence means conveying confidence as a business leader, commanding respect, and having a professional magnetism that influences others. Executive presence trades passivity and self-doubt for self-assurance, decisiveness, and bold decision making. With this program, leaders will gain the tools to develop their executive presence and become the elite performers who influence outcomes, contribute to major decisions, and drive change for the betterment of the company. They will create a consistent view of themselves as a compelling force inside an organization. They will learn how to utilize executive presence to shape and positively...
True Drivers of Performance:
Work Smarter, Reduce Stress, Lead By Example
November 8, 2018 with Steve McClatchy
Followers are not interested in leaders who cannot, or will not, "walk the talk".  Asking people to change, improve and achieve more is a waste of time when their leader cannot model the desired behaviors in his or her own life. Participants in this session will learn that personal leadership is at the foundation of the leadership process and that, in order to build trust and lead the business forward, they must first take on the responsibility of leading themselves.  Participants will also learn to focus on the true drivers of performance, regain critical planning and personal time, dramatically increase work and life engagement,...
Building Workplace Trust:
Optimizing Relationships, Teamwork, and Performance
December 5, 2018 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...

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