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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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From Player to Coach: Making the Successful Transition to Management

May 14, 2020 with Dr. Michael Woodward
The transition from star player to team coach is a tremendous leap. All too often new managers are thrown into challenging circumstances with limited support and resources. With increasing globalization and the move to virtual environments, managing is more complex than ever before. As an organizational psychologist, Dr. Woodward believes that effective management is rooted in understanding the psychology of human nature.
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Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership

June 10, 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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Masterful Mentoring: Promoting Exceptional Development in Others

July 15, 2020 with Dr. Wendy Axelrod
Get to the heart of what it takes to develop people so they can conquer more complex roles and create a path toward fulfilling their aspirations. The best mentors go well beyond story-telling and teaching concepts; they excel as masters of development, leveraging the relationship for maximum growth. Learn the deliberate skills used to: create a strong foundation for the relationship; ask thoughtful and courageous questions; widen perspective and increase self-awareness; spur experimentation for growth; and manage unanticipated mentor challenges. Learn about the magic o...
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Book by Dr. Wendy Axelrod

Critical Thinking to Reach the Best Decisions

August 13, 2020 with Dr. John Austin
High quality decisions have always been essential for strong business performance. Yet with the increasing speed, complexity and data availability in today's competitive environment, superior decision skills are more important than ever. This workshop will help you improve your decision-making skills by offering behavioral insights into how people actually think and make decisions. It then teaches the advanced critical thinking skills and creative strategies needed to manage unfamiliar, highly complex problems or decisions that involve significant uncertainty.
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Book by Dr. John Austin

Leadership Presence: Sending All the Right Signals

September 10, 2020 with Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman
Leadership presence is that illusive quality that sets you up for the next promotion and gives your career an extra boost. It's a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, sends all the right signals. It’s how you show up and contribute in meetings. It's projecting confidence and poise under pressure.
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Book by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman

Powerful Women Leaders: How to Connect, Engage and Succeed

October 14, 2020 with Dr. Debbye Turner Bell
In spite of this age of unprecedented access and opportunity for women in the workplace, women still lag far behind men in positions of power and leadership. This course will help women leaders and emerging leaders identify necessary tools for leadership, hone communication and negotiation skills, understand the role of emotional intelligence and cultural competence in achieving success, and harness the power of networking.

Execution: Building a Culture of Accountability and Performance

November 10, 2020 with John Lankford
Careers are formed by a reputation of delivering results. Delivering consistent results is a known key ingredient to getting promoted in business, yet we have researched why so many middle and senior leaders do not understand the power of personal and organizational accountability. Team performance starts with individual manager accountability, but why do so many leaders fail to be accountable role models?
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Getting More Done: Work Smarter, Reduce Stress and Lead by Example

December 10, 2020 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 pl...
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