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Leading Well In Times of Stress

April 09, 2020 with Dr. Daniel Friedland
These are extraordinary times. The coronavirus epidemic has created a significant amount of stress and fear that's emotionally and socially contagious. This reactivity can lead to disconnection, which is intensified with social distancing. Now more than ever, it's vital we stay purposefully connected with our strong center and lead consciously. Daniel Friedland, MD, is an expert in the science and practice of high-performance leadership and will discuss how we can take care of ourselves, our loved ones, colleagues, clients and communities to cultivate healing, resilie...
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Book by Dr. Daniel Friedland

High Performance Leadership in Times of Challenge

April 16, 2020 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. Through a mix of groundbreaking science, story, and experiential learning, you will learn a powerful neuroscience and mindfulness-based 4-step system to learn new ways to master stress, transform your mindset, take your leadership to the next level.
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Book by Dr. Daniel Friedland

Strategic Thinking Skills for Navigating Uncertainty

April 21, 2020 with Bob Treadway
Now more than ever, organizations need leaders at all levels who can think strategically. This practical and engaging session teaches techniques to help see through confusion, anticipate next developments, avoid negative unintended consequences, and make wise decisions that hold up in uncertainty and volatility.

Communicate with Impact to Inspire Others

April 24, 2020 with Dr. Todd Dewett
Building on years of business experience, good science, and common sense, Dr. Todd Dewett helps you embrace leadership principles that will guide you through the rough waters. Including practical tips and colorful anecdotes, this is an essential session for anyone trying to keep the team on track when difficult times arrive. There is a path towards surviving and thriving – and it begins here.
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Book by Dr. Todd Dewett

Optimize Your Decision Making by Anticipating the Unexpected

April 29, 2020 with Dr. Kathy Pearson
Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, even in situations with ambiguous information, loosely structured problems, deep uncertainty, and complex trade-offs. Learn how to improve the agility of your team and implement proven techniques for minimizing costly mistakes. Work through engaging case studies, and current corporate examples, to understand how to apply this content in the ‘real world’. This fast-paced class is perfect for both leaders and senior functional experts.
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Generating Transformational Ideas that Deliver Breakthrough Innovation

May 13, 2020 with Dr. David Burkus
Why are some people consistently creative and others strikingly unoriginal? In this session, you'll understand the various myths we apply when trying to encourage creativity and replace them with well-researched facts instead. Using insights from the wealth of research on organizational creativity, you'll receive practical implications and realistic strategies for encouraging innovation.
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Book by Dr. David Burkus

Spark Creativity and Increase Engagement with Storytelling

June 10, 2020 with 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, a...
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Book by Mitch Ditkoff

The Power of Presence for Women Who Lead

July 14, 2020 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership presence is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that send all the right signals. It's how you show up and contribute in meetings. It's projecting confidence and keeping your poise under pressure. It's presenting ideas in ways that increase your credibility. It's deepening relationships through empathy and optimism. It's body language that makes you look like a leader. It's self-promotion without arrogance. It's the ability to bring your authentic best self into every encounter.
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Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

A Leader's Guide for Winning at Execution

August 26, 2020 with Dr. Jackson Nickerson
Without successful execution no organization can succeed or remain competitive. Yet with such importance subscribed to it, successful execution remains a challenge for most organizations. In this seminar participants will first learn about a four common approaches to execution and the impediments and failures common to all of them.
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Book by Dr. Jackson Nickerson

Be the Leader Others Want to Follow: Build Engagement, Teamwork and Results

September 22, 2020 with Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed
Leaders are challenged to not only recruit and select top talent but also to retain their best in an environment of uncertainty and change. As 'A players' search for the best companies - and continually hone their resumes - a key strategy to retain them is to fully engage them. This session will share the state of engagement in today`s workplaces including how each generation views work and their place in it. Strategies and techniques will include enhancing your leadership acumen, building effective and trusting teams, engaging all generations of employees by unders...
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Book by Dr. Jan Ferri-Reed

How to Succeed in High-Stakes, Difficult and Consequential Conversations

October 15, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
No one likes confrontation and conflict but they are inevitable in our professional and personal lives. The key to success in handling high stakes, difficult, and consequential conversations is understanding typical human behavior and your own behavioral tendencies. This session will give you tools to plan and have constructive conversations on difficult and high stakes topics.

Develop your Change Intelligence to Lead Critical Initiatives

November 04, 2020 with Dr. Barbara Trautlein
Become a more agile leader by learning tactics to influence-up, collaborate cross-functionally, and motivate direct reports to forge partnerships up, down, and across the organization. From new technologies to increasingly demanding customer expectations to new generations entering the workforce, we are all are bombarded with never-ending change. Are you frustrated that no matter what you try, your change initiatives seem to either fail outright or produce gains that don't last? The reality is that as many as 70% of organizational change efforts fall short of ex...
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Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership

December 02, 2020 with Dr. Robert Bies
As a leader, you will be expected to influence others, including your team, your superiors, and managers in different departments, as you build support for change and implement new programs. This seminar will examine the qualities and skills of leaders who get "extraordinary" things done under tight time and resource constraints. We will discuss how to get people to embrace change, how to build trust and credibility, how to manage the politics of relationships, and how to inspire those around you to follow your lead.
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