Meaningful Accountability

Learn how to set goals with your direct reports and to position yourself as an advocate (road block eliminator) who can help facilitate achievement. Too often managers position themselves as judges and evaluators in ways that cause employees to disconnect. Get the best from your employees by fostering meaningful accountability anchored in a shared vision of success.

Defining Culture and Norms

Position your team for success by establishing clear expectations about how your team works together and treats each other.  This collaborative, whole group exercise gives members the opportunity to learn social contracting through doing. Learn the Form, Storm, Norm, Perform model and then how to set norms through social contracting to accelerate the path to ”perform.”

Holding Effective Team Meetings and 1:1s

Get the most out of your meetings by leveraging proven techniques that cultivate participation and help to focus discussions on what is most important.  Learn how to apply the 3C model to lead team meetings and the O3 model for conducting one-to-one with your direct reports. This is a fun workshop that includes role plays, filming and video plays to uncover the role of body language and tone in communication.

Getting the Best from Others

Learn the science of job crafting developed by professors at Yale and the University of Michigan. You’ll learn how to assign and manage tasks so you have “the right person in the right place at the right time.” And most importantly, you’ll know how to engage staff in the process so that they feel empowered and engaged.

Leading with Strengths

Building on the “Know Your Strengths” training, learn how to utilize your personal talents to get the best from others. Get others to want to follow you and offer their discretionary effort to achieve more. Leadership isn’t about giving orders, people only perform when they want to.  You learn how to set a clear direction, empowering your team to use their individual strengths, and find out more about your own strengths and how they can position you to be a top notch motivator of people.

Gettin’ It ALL Done

A fun and interactive return to the brass-tacks on time management, prioritization and working to meet deadlines. By the end of the session you will be using some new tools to maximize your work day and find more time for family, joy and well-being without any decrease in productivity. In fact, we are pretty sure your productivity will increase even if you work a few less hours in the evening! A workshop that is not to be missed.

Identifying and Combatting Cognitive Bias

Conventional thinking has us believing that  we are rational beings able to make sound decisions based on our own impressions of the world. In reality, our brain can’t take in and process all that is around us so we edit and skip what initially view as less important. Together, we will come to understand the root of cognitive biases, our tendencies to make decisions or take action based on a limited set of information. You’ll learn how to use the ladder of inference, to play the “what if” game and to declare the assumptions and biases that can keep you and your team from performing at its best.

The Gift of Feedback

End your fear of feedback once and for all. Share your needs with your boss openly, respectfully and with confidence. Learn how to share your insights with peers and to be an accountability partner to the members of your team. And of course, you’ll learn how to listen for, receive and incorporate feedback too. Through this workshop, you’ll begin to see feedback as a gift that fosters trust, encourages transparency and demonstrates the power of a perspective different than your own.

Growth Mindset

Fixed mindsets don’t allow us to learn and grow from the experiences and feedback that we encounter each and every day. Learn about the value of a growth mindset and how to change your mindset in ways that will promote your creativity, deepen your collaboration with others and accelerate personal performance and that of your teams.

Know Your Strengths

Learn what you are best at and how to leverage your personal talents to excel at work. When you use your strengths you can achieve performance increases of up to 400% and feel fully energized and empowered in the process. This isn’t about ignoring weaknesses, we’ll teach you how to address these too while keeping your focus on the key drivers of performance.