LEADERSHIP - More than sixty percent of organizations surveyed identify leadership gaps as their top business challenge (Deloitte, 2014). We address this most critical professional capacity to foster enhanced awareness of leadership principles, styles, and the core attributes that make an effective leader. We examine the importance of leadership at every level of an organization, the power of vision, effective communication, creating cultures of success, and the relationship between leadership and followership. We believe that leadership is job one.
SUPERVISORY SKILLS - The number one reason employees leave their jobs is due to a poor relationship with their immediate supervisor (The Gallup Organization). We support the development of effective managerial leadership – supervisory success – through an array of topics and exercises such as effective communication, refining professional presence, and strengthening time management and decision making. We will expand your toolbox so that you can immediately bring new skills back to work.
INTERGENERATIONAL SUCCESS - By 2025, 50% of the labor pool will be 40 and under (U.S. Dept. of Labor). We understand that the characteristics and approaches of the four different generations currently in the workplace bring unique opportunities and challenges to organizations. We will help you create a stronger, more cohesive environment through identifying shared values and increasing understanding among the generations.
MASTERING YOUR PROFESSIONALISM - We believe that refined professional presence and self-awareness are anchors of your success. We explore a consideration of self, others, and teams, how to own your attitude and optimize your impact. One-third of HR and management professionals surveyed believe professionalism has declined, but only half of the participating companies had education programs to address professional behavior (Polk-Lepson Research Group, 2012). Professionalism sets equally skilled people apart – it is a distinguishing factor. We will help you refine your professional presence.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION - Over eighty percent of employees and executives cite ineffective communication as a source of workplace failure(Clear Company, 2014). We explore the principles of effective communication, active listening, and the importance of conversational intelligence. Workshop topics include training in crucial conversations, communication skills for professional/everyday life, and team communication. We can assist you in hearing others and being heard so you can realize your fullest potential.
COHESIVE COHERENCE - High-performing organizations of all types seek and attain Cohesive Coherence – a state of committed team mutuality and clarity of purpose and processes. The U.S. Armed Forces originated this philosophy and champions its performance implications and benefits - often expressed as “one team, one fight”. We will work with you to build a strong team dynamic within your staff and establish the overarching purpose, strategic structure, and documented processes that lead to improved outcomes and performance.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Up to 58 percent of one’s success in the workplace is attributed to emotional intelligence (Talent Smart, Inc.). We will explore the important role that emotional intelligence plays in your professional impact and how it can be developed and refined for greater success in any setting. Our engaging workshops address the value of self-awareness, understanding those around you, controlling your emotions, and managing your biases.
CRITICAL THINKING - There are no effective substitutes for being thoughtful, rational, unbiased, and curious in your toolbox of professional skills. Mentions of critical thinking in job postings and position descriptions have doubled since 2009 (Indeed.com, 2014). We will help you develop the skills, patience, and discipline to be a critical thinker. This in turn will aid you in being a better leader, follower, decision-maker, and team member. We will help you think about how you think.
DECISION MAKING AND CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING - We know that sound decision making and creative problem solving are central to your work and success. We will help you to better understand your management style and problem solving approach. Our training and exercises will provide you with information and insights to enhance your decision making and related outcomes. We will broaden your problem solving capacity through the use of situational assessments, force field analysis, and other proven tools and techniques. We will assist you in becoming a better decision maker.
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT - We acknowledge that conflicts occur within the workplace and that they aren’t always addressed very effectively. In fact, we know that managers spend nearly 20 percent of their time de-conflicting (Accountemps, 2011). We’re here to help you in better meeting the challenges posed by personnel conflicts in your professional lives by addressing the primary sources of conflict, five primary workplace conflict management strategies, and how to foster cultures of cooperation.
TIME MANAGEMENT - We appreciate that you are very busy and your time budget is finite. We can help you become more efficient and effective in managing your time, priorities, and work space. Our workshops will help you recognize and best address what is truly important, explore various time management and prioritization techniques, as well as strategies to minimize the impact of distractions.
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