Comprised of three or more of these custom workshops, our Leadership Training and Development Series is designed in alignment with your organization’s vision and goals to maximize your time, energy and money. 

This series is customizable, both in length and number of people attending. You can sign up for the entire Leadership Training Seminar Series or pick the workshops that best fit the needs of you and your organization.


Courage as Currency:
The 3 Key Practices of Transformational Leaders

 

The Transformational Leader understands that positioning the right people, doing the right work at the right time is how she or he is called to serve the organization, at the highest level. Transactional Leaders manage process, Transformational Leaders focus on effectively leading, engaging and inspiring human beings at all levels of their organizations.  Participants will formally assess their transformational leadership style using the MLQ5x and highlight areas for improvement, then create specific solution-focused training and self-development plans.


Leading People Through Strengths

 

It is often said that a leader without followers is simply taking a walk.  Executive presence is the cache, the ‘wow’ factor that magnetizes people to follow their leader. How do you ‘show up’ as a courageous executive (or not) amongst colleagues?  In this one day session, we clearly define what executive presence looks like when it’s working, and when it’s not.  Participants develop specific plans for growing their executive presence around a set of Transformational Leadership values, characteristics, and behavior choices that genuinely reflect their individual and authentic executive brand.


It is often said that a leader without followers is simply taking a walk.  Executive presence is the cache, the ‘wow’ factor that magnetizes people to follow their leader. How do you ‘show up’ as a courageous executive (or not) amongst colleagues?  In this one day session, we clearly define what executive presence looks like when it’s working, and when it’s not.  Participants develop specific plans for growing their executive presence around a set of Transformational Leadership values, characteristics, and behavior choices that genuinely reflect their individual and authentic executive brand.

Executive Presence: It’s Who You Are, Not What You Wear


No more ‘buts,’ or blaming.  No more whining or excuses. Full accountability is an art, and it requires us to slow down and dissect our habits, patterns and cemented self-concepts.  When transformational leaders and their teams have the courage to accept 100% accountability, they let go of the mindsets behaviors that get in the way of their potential, and become solution-focused- strengthening partnerships, collaboration and accelerating results. Participants will explore their own barriers to taking 100% accountability, then develop a strategy for assuming full accountability for themselves and their actions.

No More Excuses- 100% Accountability in the Real World

 

 


It’s time to explore conflict from a thoroughly new vantage point. Move from dreading it, avoiding it, or 'managing' it, to ENGAGING conflict as a tool for more effective interactions, and solution-focused results. This session will explore how transformational leaders can use conflict as a mechanism for strengthening partnerships and taking accountability for creating the lives we want with more clarity, purpose, and determination.  Participants will learn about, then practice models of engaging in courageous and productive conflict at work (and at home!).

Transforming Conflict Into Collaboration

 

 


Today’s leaders expect a more intentional, mutually respectful interaction at the negotiating table.  The ‘win-win’ model is often code for a ‘battle of the egos’ and plays out as ‘winner-loser’ in real-time.  It neglects the longer-term, more strategic possibility inherent in every negotiation: Negotiation is a key lever for improved collaboration, breakthrough creativity and strengthened partnerships.  Imagine if our mindset before every key negotiation was, ‘How will this negotiation improve our working partnership?  Strengthen our creativity and innovation? Help us all get even more clear about our goals?’ Participants will learn to use their own personal strengths profile in service more successful everyday, and high stakes negotiations.  They will learn, then practice the Three Key Steps to a Solution-focused Negotiation Process that builds collaboration, and generates outcomes and agreements that people want to keep.

Solution-Focused Negotiation


We’ve become so programmed to think in terms of “right answer” or “wrong answer” that many of our best organizational thinkers are in the habit of leaving their strategic minds at the door, anticipating and responding to incremental issues and challenges.  Got a problem? Fix it.  Have a question?  Answer it. Yet we all know that this type of transactional thinking doesn’t drive the innovation, the creativity that people and systems need to thrive. Join other Transformational Leaders to learn how to think strategically, holistically and with 360 degrees of vision, then apply it with a focus on solution-building and continuous improvement.

Be A Strategic Thinker:
Play Chess, Not Checkers

 


We can safely say the jury’s back, wielding an unfortunate verdict. The work of diversity and inclusion in organizations over the past two decades has largely failed. The danger of sliding backwards is alive and well and calls us anew to action- action that actively weaves together people, culture and sustainable work. Imagine this: a diverse group of high potential, high performers, actively practicing, developing and applying inclusive/transformational leader behaviors and mindsets while working on high impact, high return, solution-focused projects designed to ignite organizational transformation.  

Applied Inclusion leverages the best of what has been learned and moves toward a new level solution- focused, real-time application of our differences at work. During this one day workshop, participants will explore new ways of  thinking  about human differences, and how to lead through the complexities that our differences bring at work.  Using simulation and real-time project work, people will leave the day with renewed understanding, and an action plan for applying inclusion and diversity in service of accelerating business results.

Differences That Make A Difference: Applied Inclusion and Diversity In the Real World of Work


Transformational leaders know that when you focus on problems, you get more problems.  Focus on mistakes? You get more mistakes.  Creating an organizational mindset of improvement requires us to shed our fear of accountability, in service of a solution-focused, long-term view of organizational health and outcomes.  Transformational leaders shed their fear of mistakes, and intentionally and openly learn from them.  They share those learnings and use them to constantly improve, and to encourage risk taking in those they lead.  Participants will move past fear of mistakes themselves, and adopt a transformational style of leading people through mistakes as a generator of creativity, process improvement and possibility.

Developing a Continuous Improvement Mindset: Building Agility in Complex, Changing Times