Tag Archives: Seminars

June 12 – Dr. Christopher Avery
The Responsibility Process
Unlocking Your Natural Ability to Live and Lead with Power

Awareness of a mental pattern (derived from leadership research) we all use to process thoughts about taking and avoiding responsibility now makes it possible for leaders and coaches to understand and teach the mental processes, language, and keys to personal responsibility. Doing so inspires ownership behavior and shared language in teams and work groups for thinking, communication, and decision-making. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: (1) Explain the importance of personal responsibility (ownership behavior) for success in any pursuit; (2) Provide at least one reason why good, smart people naturally avoid responsibility and why they take it; (3) State the stages within The Responsibility Process and how it works within the mind; (4) Self-apply The Responsibility Process to grow instead of cope when encountering minor […]

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May 15 – Dr. Kathy Pearson
Critical Thinking:
Managing Uncertainty and Anticipating the Unexpected

The higher you are in the organization, the more complex problems become. This fast-paced class focuses on developing advanced skills in critical thinking and breakthrough problem-solving. Discover how to increase the quality of your decisions, and those of your team, with particular emphasis on the importance of critical thinking skills to mitigate the effect of our own cognitive biases, as well as an emphasis on making decisions with little or ambiguous information and deep uncertainty. This seminar will help you leverage your team`s immense untapped wisdom to get better results. If you are responsible for improving productivity, strategy, quality, or safety you can’t afford to miss this class! The seminar covers key critical thinking and decision making discipline such as Short-Term versus Long Term Framework, The Decision Making Foundation, Gaining Clarity […]

April 12 – Alan Zimmerman
Motivation, Cooperation and Trust:
Reaching for the Next Level

Unlike most motivational programs that do little more than explain the “why” of human behavior, this program shows you the “how.” You will learn specific communication skills to inspire productivity in others, build their trust, fuel their accomplishment, and assure their peak performance … especially in changing times. Thousands of people in dozens of organizations have benefited from this program, and their feedback says these skills work! When you give people the care they need, they produce the results you want. The objectives for this program include: (1) learning to avoid practices that erode motivation; (2) learning to generate lasting enthusiasm in others; (3) mastering a communication system that brings out the best in others; (4) practicing feedback strategies that improve work processes, boost performance and change unproductive behavior; (5) […]

Feb 28 – Dr. Robert Bies
Influence and Action: The Core of Leadership

Successful managers realize that leadership skills, more than management skills, get results in large organizations. As organizations are downsized or re-engineered, routine management functions are being assumed by administrators while managers are expected to be leaders by developing and implementing new business ideas. The leadership challenge can be daunting, particularly for those with technical backgrounds who are “thrust” into leadership positions. 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 IMS program will examine the qualities and skills of leaders who get “extraordinary” things done under tight time and resource constraints.  Seminar participants will examine how to get people to embrace change, how to build trust and credibility, how to manage […]