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Leadership Enhancement Series Overview

 

Tired of management training that has little impact or isn’t sustained? Are you looking for better results from your leadership team? Check out why our proven Leadership Development Training Series works so well. Our flagship fully customizable program helps leaders take their existing skills to the next level.

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Yes, leadership quality can improve with time.  But . . . in addition to time and experience, good training and coaching serve to expedite the leadership development process.  Listed below is a proven training workshop series that helps leaders to further develop or enhance their existing leadership skills.  Our series approach gets great reviews by even skeptical or seasoned leaders.  In addition to the practical, real-world application what leaders appreciate most is that once-a-month sessions minimize work flow interruptions and add a lot of value. What participants are saying:

“These type of trainings should be expanded to all employees.”

“Presented in interesting way; very high quality.”

“Easy to understand, follow and practice – Very passionate/energetic.”

“As better team members we can make things function better.”

“I recommend this for any team that either wants to build stronger relationships or wants to enhance the dynamics of their team.”

 productiveleadersboxweb 1. Proactive Communication Skills for Leaders
2. Effective Coaching and Motivation
3. Team Approach to Leading Others
4. Conflict Prevention, Utilization or Resolution
5. Facilitating Effective Meetings
6. Leading with Encouragement
Optional Skill-Building:
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What we discovered several years ago is that one-shot programs have limited lasting impact. Stand-alone training often just increases awareness of principles and tools with little retention and application. While that type of training can be helpful, it often misses the mark for today’s organizations seeking long-term sustainable results from necessary or desired behavior changes. Today we deliver specifically what we know works best; well planned, communicated and executed, integrated workshop series that are intentionally spaced-apart to create application and practice time.

Time and again we have witnessed the tangible results and excitement of progress and improvement for leaders and teams at all levels. The best leaders we have met and worked with are those who believe that school is never out for true professionals and they are open and even excited about learning and improvement. If your leaders are not there yet, but are at least willing to explore enhancing their approach to leading others; there is still hope. Once they experience one of our interactive and engaging training sessions…even reluctant leaders who question the value of training are consistently and pleasantly surprised with both our approach and how much they find they can do and practice to improve their skills.

Assuming your management/leadership team is already good, we can help your leaders get even better. We’ve led practical training and coaching for hundreds of leaders. The most effective training we have conducted and have experienced over the years has always been training is supported and modeled from the top down. No surprise right? As we mention later in these materials; the number one reason for training failure is lack of management support before training and lack of management support and follow-up after training (see three-legged stool model attached). From the CEO to senior management and onto to mid-management, having shared vision, values and a consistent team approach to leadership speaks volumes to employees and helps to cultivate a meaningful workplace where employees thrive and work exceptionally well together.

If you want to help your leadership team in building stronger workplace trust and relationships or if you just need help in supporting an existing workplace culture that you are already proud of we are here to help you.

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Client Surveys

Interdepartmental Communication Survey Link below.

Thank you in advance for completing this three-minute survey. Your feedback will be very helpful for better understanding inter-departmental communication needs and improvement areas. All information will be combined and presented as summary data without identifying individual contributors. There are only 22 brief questions.

You will receive the summarized results at our meeting on Sept. 11, 2014

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Managing Stress: Making It Work for You

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Goal

This workshop is designed to provide you with effective methods for attaining greater control in your work and personal life. It can also assist you in maintaining your optimal stress and performance levels.

Objectives

With an open mind and a willingness to participate you will learn how to:

  •  Understand the positive and negative effects of stress
  •  Identify major sources of stress at work and in your personal life as well as areas to control or let go
  •  Determine your early warning signs
  •  Identify how thoughts and beliefs affect your stress level
  •  Utilize positive self-talk and behavior control techniques
  •  Practice stress reduction techniques to help reduce anxiety and increase performance

The focus of this workshop is on the application of proven principles for managing your stress levels and allowing you to achieve a greater sense of balance and professionalism during your daily activities.

Your desire to grow and improve along with being open and honest with yourself will help you gain the most benefit from this program.

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Successful Companies Checklist

How is your company or department doing?

Our research and experience has proven that the most effective organizations and individuals have:

  1. Clarity of vision, mission & values
  2. Awareness of present strengths to support and carry out their mission
  3. Identification and acknowledgment of existing or potential weaknesses
  4. Plans with specific action steps to support values, build on strengths and overcome/minimize weaknesses
  5. Commitment to communicate, implement and follow through with the plans to support and live the organization’s mission
  6. Leadership and team communication skills throughout all of the above steps

How to Help Make Positive Change Happen:

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Facilitation Skills

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Goals

 This two-day workshop is designed to help team leaders, project managers or those in meeting leadership positions who want to facilitate better meetings and meeting outcomes.  It includes live, hands-on practice of proven facilitation tips, tools and approaches to help facilitators accomplish more in less time in meetings.  It is also designed to help meeting leaders strengthen interactive discussions and decision-making with follow-up accountability from individual meeting participants.

 

Objectives

 In order to achieve the workshop goals we will accomplish the following objectives:

  • Identify present meeting strengths and improvement needs
  • Clarify the best type of meeting for achieving your objectives
  • Utilize helpful successful meeting preparation sheets and checklists
  • Measure your meetings against proven successful meeting ingredients
  • Practice building or communicating a results-getting agenda
  • Identify when it is better to lead or facilitate a meeting or an agenda item
  • Practice opening and closing a meeting with peer & instructor feedback
  • Practice ways to confidently get a meeting focused and keep it focused
  • Review and practice hands-on techniques for encouraging helpful participation and effectively addressing negative behavior issues
  • Practice a proven five-step process for both inviting and handling  questions effectively
  • Explore ways you can be (or help others to be) a more productive participant in meetings
  • Discover ways to confirm follow-up actions and obtain better results

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Proactive Team Communication Skills for Leaders

This workshop is designed to provide leaders with practical, proven techniques for enhancing communication effectiveness with others face to face and over the phone.

Audience:

Management/supervisory leaders who need or wish to strengthen their leadership communication with others. Group size: from 8 to 20 people. This course is ideal for greater leadership consistency within departments or as a component of entire company-wide leadership training initiatives.

Proven Objectives and Content

  • Reaffirm and build on your existing communication strengths
  • Identify barriers to avoid that break down communication
  • Identify ways to increase impact and clarity when communicating
  • Invite greater understanding and cooperation from others when communicating expectations or making a request
  • Confirm understanding with effective two-way communication
  • Explore effective questioning options for avoiding misunderstandings
  • Review effective listening approaches to utilize and practice daily
  • Identify one or more ways to enhance your listening skills and relationships
  • Confirm one or two steps you will work on to become a more effective communicator with your peers/direct report

Participant Benefits:

  • Invite better responses and input from employees and peers
  • Practice approaches for greater leadership results and consistency
  • Relationship and mutual respect enhancement practices and reminders
  • Proven tools for enhancing leader effectiveness employee perceptions
  • Follow-up approaches (and optional compatible training modules) help boost sustainability and daily practice by more of your people

Tangible Results:

This interactive training is always well received by even the most reluctant or seasoned leaders. It is highly engaging and provides practical approaches for everyday use and it invites noticeable improvements in workplace leadership and teamwork. Several of our clients have put their entire management teams through this training because of the helpful results.

Accountability & Measurement

This single-day workshop works best when combined within a leadership series or by scheduling follow-up assessments and reinforcement training to accelerate and reinforce application of behavior principles.

Program Delivery Includes:

  • Interactive on-site workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session individual leadership improvement plan
  • Helpful leadership assessments and group hands-on practice
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Great Returns on Your Skill-Buiding Investment!

Contact us for greater saivngs when combining multiple training services.

Target Growth Areas:

  • Leader professionalism & consistency
  • Leadership communication tools
  • Questioning and Listening skills
  • Better team understanding
  • Interdepartmental communication
  • Team communication approaches
  • Leader feedback improvement practices
  • Greater cooperation/team trust

“In many ways, effective communication begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, encourages, or instructs others to do their best.”
         – Zig Ziglar

 “Good communication requires practice. Practice requires taking responsibility and making the effort to work at it!”
         – Joe Tabers

When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 10 workshops we conducted,

100% of attendees said “YES”.

When asked to Who or why? Some of the many participant comments were:

  • All of our company leaders
  • Good for every organization
  • Everyone has room for improvement
  • For all managers and supervisors
  • Others in my group and my boss
  • Colleagues I work closely with.
  • Any organization who wants their supervisors to be more effective
  • Our whole company
  • All technical leaders to better connect with team members
  • Other co-workers
  • Working level leaders in the company

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Business Writing I and II

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Grammar and Other Writing Mechanics

Tools for improving written communication professionalism and perceptions

Workshop Goal:

This full-day session is designed to help you eliminate embarrassing errors that can detract from your professional business communications. This workshop will provide simple answers to the most frequently asked questions on grammar and punctuation. You will develop confidence in your ability to write effectively.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course you will be better prepared to:

  • Identify and eliminate many common grammar and usage errors.
  • Determine how to correctly form plurals and possessives
  • Choose correctly from confusing pairs of words (e.g. affect/effect,
    fewer/less, who/whom, etc.)
  • Make subjects and verbs agree
  • Use commas, colons, and quotation marks correctly
  • Communicate more positive, professional perceptions in written communications

Who Should Attend:

All employees who generate their own correspondence or reports, or who are responsible for the correspondence or reports of someone else.

 

Business Writing II – Best Practices for
Enhancing Business Writing Skills

Today’s successful organizations are embracing quality standards throughout the workplace. Unfortunately, one important area is often overlooked: Business Writing.

Does your business writing measure up to the standards of the new millennium?

 Consider:  Every year American companies lose millions of dollars as a result of poor communication. This ineffective communication wastes valuable time, creates misunderstanding, and alienates customers.  While new technology simplifies the process of writing documents, designing graphics, and sending electronic mail, there is no substitute for the human effort.

Workshop Goal:

This proven workshop is a fast-paced full-day session designed to help business people experience practical ways to improve their business writing skills for more effective written communication and results..

Objectives:

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply Six Characteristics of Good Business Writing to all types of documents.
  • Follow the Writing Roadmap process for preparing business communication.
  • Organize and present information for greatest impact.
  • Foster e-mail étiquette to compose effective e-mail messages.
  • Practice tips for more effective use of email subject line.s
  • Identify and eliminate a few of the common grammar and usage errors.

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Leading Organizational Trust and Teamwork

This session is designed to help you lead your organization’s departments and individuals to work together better and function more effectively as a team with greater trust.

Audience:

Managers and supervisory leaders who need/wish to strengthen their leadership ability with teams. Group size: from 8 to 20 people. This course is ideal for greater leadership and team consistency within departments or as a component of entire company-wide leadership training initiatives.

Proven Objectives and Content

  • Identify some of the common characteristics of successful teams and team members 
  • Assess your team strengths and areas needing most improvement 
  • Review a tool to help team members assess their behavioral strengths and areas needing improvement 
  • Explore ways a leader can cultivate employee/peer trust and respect 
  • Review how selfless service brings out the best in ourselves and others 
  • Understand how your leadership style may affect your team responses and your desired outcomes 
  • Explore stages of team development and where you can help 
  • Discover approaches to help get greater employee/peer buy-in, support and accountability 
  • Develop a personal action plan to enhance your own effectiveness

Participant Benefits:

  • Invite better responses and input from employees and peers
  • Practice approaches for greater leadership results and consistency
  • Relationship and mutual respect enhancement practices and reminders
  • Proven tools for enhancing leader effectiveness employee perceptions
  • Follow-up approaches (and optional compatible training modules) help boost sustainability and daily practice by more of your people

Tangible Results: 

This interactive training is always well received by even the most reluctant or seasoned leaders. It is highly engaging and provides practical approaches for everyday use and it invites noticeable improvements in workplace leadership and teamwork. Several of our clients have put their entire management teams through this training because of the helpful results.

 Accountability & Measurement  

This single-day workshop works best when combined within a leadership series or by scheduling follow-up assessments and reinforcement training to accelerate and reinforce application of behavior principles.

Program Delivery Includes: 

  • Interactive on-site workshop and useful reference workbook
  • In session individual leadership improvement plan
  • Helpful leadership assessments and group hands-on practice
  • Executive summary of all participant feedback

Great Returns on Your Skill-Buiding Investment!

Contact us for greater saivngs when combining multiple training services.

Target Growth Areas:

  • Leader professionalism & consistency
  • Better leadership and teamwork
  • Self-awareness & self-management
  • Team improvement approaches
  • Leader skill improvement practices
  • Leadership communication tools
  • Interdepartmental communication
  • Greater cooperation/team trust

“Everyone can improve leadership capabilities. I know I wasn’t born a leader.”
        – Warren Bennis

 “The goal of most leaders is to cause people to feel reverence for the leader…The goal of the Exceptional Leader is to cause people to feel reverence for themselves”     
        – Christopher Hagerty

When asked: “would you recommend this workshop to others?”  Out of the last 10 workshops we conducted,

100% of attendees said “YES”.

When asked to “who” or “why?” some of the many participant comments were: 

  • All of our company leaders
  • Good for every organization
  • Everyone has room for improvement
  • For all managers and supervisors
  • Others in my group and my boss
  • Colleagues I work closely with
  • Any organization who wants their supervisors to be more effective
  • Our whole company
  • All technical leaders to better connect with team members
  • Other co-workers
  • Working level leaders in the company

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