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Cultivating Collaboration

Work environments with plenty of collaboration are conducive to the generation of novel ideas, beneficial for innovation and organizational improvement. Because not all individuals feel comfortable readily sharing opinions and ideas, leaders must cultivate an environment where sharing is safe and encouraged as part of the individual’s daily performance. Fostering a culture of consistent collaboration […]

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Creating, Overcommunicating, and Reinforcing Clarity

Leaders must give employees the clarity they need by agreeing on the answers to six simple but critical questions, and thereby eliminating even small discrepancies in their thinking. If leaders can rally around clear answers to these fundamental questions–without using jargon–they will drastically increase the likelihood of creating a healthy organization and achieving the competitive […]

Leadership and Innovation

Coaching and Feedback

The Coaching and Feedback course exposes participants on the DiSC Behavioral Model for two reasons—exploring what they bring to coaching relationship that is helpful and promotes successful outcomes as well as the tendencies, motivation, and fears of the four style preferences. The Coaching and Feedback course also provides specific characteristics of an effective coach. It […]

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Change Management

Change is inevitable. In fact, in today’s ever-changing business environment, it has become one of the few constants. Unfortunately, many organizations are resistant to change, preferring to perpetuate the status quo. Research findings indicate that anywhere from fifty to eighty percent of change initiatives fail to meet their stated objectives because most organizations fail to […]

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Business Writing for Executives

Business Writing for Executives course is a course for executives that emphasizes executive-level written communications. In today’s environment, with many forms of media and messages competing for staff attention, it is imperative to write clearly, succinctly, and with a clear call to action. The course focuses on the basics of powerful writing, including how to […]

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Building Trust

The absence of trust occurs when team members are reluctant to be vulnerable with one another and are unwilling to admit their mistakes, weaknesses or needs for help. Without a certain comfort level among team members, a foundation of trust is impossible. The fear of being vulnerable with team members prevents the building of trust […]

Leadership and Innovation

Building a Learning Organization

It is no longer enough to simply be a quality organization. In the ever-changing world of organizational management, studies show that there is now a need for a more multifarious approach to improvement than developing the processes already in place. This course teaches participants to view their organization through a systems lens to build a […]

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Being an Effective Team Member

Effective teams require more than just technical competence; they require strong team members who truly perform well. Individuals who are team-oriented, reliable, communicate well, and show respect to one another are valuable members of teams seeking success. Individuals become effective team members by showing commitment to both teammate and team goals and by jointly solving […]

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Being a Highly Effective Leader

Successful leaders adopt their strategies habitually, living each day according to their principles both personally and professionally. Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a #1 National Bestseller offering readers a holistic, integrated, and principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. In his book, Covey lays out a systematic process for living […]

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