Leadership Training

  • Are you ready to meet challenges with more effective leadership?
  • Are you eager for your team to achieve their “untapped” potential ?

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Every training program can stand alone or may be coupled with follow-up coaching support. We provide pre-course questionnaires to learn more about desired outcomes from each participant and to help shape the program.

Appreciative Inquiry: From Principles to Practice
Leadership today requires facilitating conversations that tap the best thinking of everyone.  When leaders act as skillful facilitators they help others shift the focus from problem fixation to innovating solutions. This workshop will transform your understanding of the nature of leadership and learning; the way you engage in your work and with teams; the impact of questions in creating desired change; the power of language and stories; and the benefits of managing from strengths.

 Authentic Leadership
Effective leadership is highly correlated with enhanced human relationships, greater productivity, and bottom-line results.  This workshop provides a powerful framework for illuminating The Leadership Circle Profile (TLCP) 360-degree assessment. Explore your inner operating system that links automatic thinking with leadership behavior within a provocative and insightful format.

Coaching to Excellence:
Coaching is different than mentoring and managing. The aim of coaching is to generate new ways of seeing and engaging that are sustainable. Leaders contribute significantly to the success of their direct reports and organizations through effective coaching.  In this highly practical and immediately applicable workshop, participants learn how to coach others to excellence through a supportive, practice-intense format.

How Smart is Emotional Intelligence?
Based on the Six Second Model of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) this workshop focuses on three key areas to effectively learn to blend thinking and feeling for optimal decision-making: 1) Know Yourself (increasing awareness); 2) Choose Yourself (being more intentional); 3) Give Yourself (connecting with your higher sense of purpose). Underneath these three areas are eight specific competencies that drive success. Raise awareness of EQ competencies; provide practices to boost EQ; and identify commitments for strengthening relationships and results in the workplace.

Engaging Managers and Leaders to Collaborate
Organizations thrive through collaborative leadership. Trust is high; a spirit of unity is present; and technology aids information sharing. Employees and partners are highly engaged because they know their expertise is valued. People see themselves as consultants to each other and know that it is okay to ask for help. Collaborative organizations are high performing workplaces because shared information leads to better decision-making and more effective action. This workshop addresses how group dynamics affect the tone of conversations, collaboration, and results.

Improve Your Listening Skills
More than 35 business studies rank listening as the number one skill for entry-level positions and promotions (experience ranks 12th and Grade Point Average ranks 16th). The effect of listening is remarkable on the speaker, the listener, and the relationship. Studies show that ineffective listening accounts for as much as 70% of poor communication. After all, it is only through listening well that we are able to respond well.

Managing Conflict
Conflict is inevitable. We have all experienced the serious, many-faceted downsides of ineffective conflict, yet conflict does not have to be negative. What if you and your team could engage conflict in ways that do not leave a residue of negativity? What if the way you engaged in conflict generated a sense of individual and collective understanding that actually helped you make better decisions and get better results?

Naming Elephants: Learning How to Surface the Undiscussables for Greater Organizational Success
Are there unnamed elephants on the loose in your organization? You know, those elephants that are sometimes called the 800 pound gorilla in the corner that no one acknowledges! Perhaps you have had an elephant encounter in a meeting— a time when an unnamed “elephant” soaked up vital energy, creativity, and results as everyone took their cues from the three monkeys (see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing!). Learning to effectively “name  elephants” is one of the most vital skills for teams.  Doing so may create breakthroughs in creativity, transparent decision-making and execution.

From Burnout to Balance
Only one-third of American managers report that their work-life situation is balanced (NFI Research Firm). If you are among them, congratulations! If not, it will likely come as no surprise that the spiraling escalation of stress led the World Health Organization to declare the condition of stress a global epidemic. Helping individuals generate greater resilience and responsiveness to stress has become an important focus for organizations. Increasing resilience may not only improve the workplace, save costs, and enhance the quality of life… it may be life-saving!

The Enneagram for Teams
Any what? The Enneagram is a remarkably powerful human-development model for enhancing self and relational understanding. The theoretical framework of the Enneagram is thousands of years old. It maps nine personality types and how these  relate to our inner landscape and outer relationships. Each of the nine types has strengths and blind spots as well as particular ways of thinking, acting, and being. At the core, the Enneagram helps you to maximize potential, employ strengths, and shift self-defeating behaviors more quickly.

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