More than sixty percent of organizations surveyed identify leadership gaps as their top business challenge (Deloitte 2014). We address this most critical professional capacity to foster enhanced awareness of leadership principles, styles, and the core attributes that make an effective leader. We examine the importance of leadership at every level of an organization, the power of vision, effective communication, creating cultures of success, and the relationship between leadership and followership. We believe that leadership is job one.
The number one reason employees leave their jobs is due to a poor relationship with their immediate supervisor (The Gallup Organization). We support the development of effective managerial leadership - supervisory success - through an array of topics and exercises such as effective communication, refining professional presence, and strengthening time management and decision making. We will expand your toolbox so that you can immediately bring new skills to work.
By 2025, fifty percent of the labor force will be 40 years of age and under (U.S. Dept. of Labor). We understand that the characteristics and approaches of the four primary generations currently in the workplace bring unique opportunities and challenges to organizations. We will help you create a stronger, more cohesive work environment through identifying shared generational values and increasing understanding among the generations.
We believe that refined professional presence and self-awareness are anchors of your success. We explore a consideration of self, others, and teams, how to own your attitude and optimize your impact. One third of HR and management professionals surveyed believe professionalism has declined, but only half of the participating companies had education programs to address professional behavior (Polk-Lepson Research Group, 2012).
We recognize that effective communication skills are needed for you to realize your fullest potential. Over eighty percent of employees and executives cite ineffective communication as a source of workplace failure (Clear Company, 2014). We explore the principles of effective communication, active listening, and the importance of conversational intelligence. Our workshop topics include training in crucial conversations, communication skills for professional life, and team communication. We can assist you in hearing others and being heard.
We know that high-performing organizations of all types seek and attain Cohesive Coherence - a state of committed team mutuality and clarity of purpose and processes. The U. S. Armed Forces originated this philosophy and champions its performance implications and benefits. Typically expressed as "one team, one fight", the corporate world employs similar thinking to its advantage, even if titled differently. We will work with you to build a strong team dynamic within your staff and establish the overarching purpose, strategic structure, and documented processes that lead to improved outcomes and performance.
We understand that up to 58 percent of one's success in the workplace is attributed to emotional intelligence (Talent Smart, Inc.). We will explore the important role that emotional intelligence plays in your professional impact and how it can be developed and refined for greater success in any setting. Our engaging workshops address the value of self-awareness, understanding those around you, regulating your emotions, and managing your biases. We will assist you in growing your emotional intelligence.
We believe that taking the time to think about how you think is tremendously important in your pursuit of exceptional performance. There are no effective substitutes for being thoughtful, rational, unbiased, and curious in your toolbox of professional skills. Mentions of critical thinking in job postings and position descriptions have doubled since 2009 (Indeed.com, 2014). We will help you develop the skills, patience, and discipline necessary to be a critical thinker. This, in turn, will aid you in being a better leader, follower, decision-maker, and team member. We will help you think about how you think.
We know that sound decision making and creative problem solving are central to your work and success. We will help you better understand your management style and problem solving approach. Our training and exercises will provide you with information and insights to enhance your decision making and related outcomes. We will broaden your problem solving capacity through the use of situational assessments, force field analysis, and other proven tools and techniques. We will assist you in becoming a better decision maker.
We acknowledge that conflicts occur within the workplace and that they aren't always addressed very effectively. In fact, we know that managers spend nearly 20 percent of their time de-conflicting (Accountemps, 2011). We're here to help you in better meeting the challenges posed by personnel conflicts in your professional life. Our workshops will address the primary sources of conflict, five primary workplace conflict management strategies, and how to foster cultures of cooperation. We understand that conflict is going to occur.
We recognize that you manage a wide range of factors in running your organization. We also know that conducting strategic planning and developing strategic initiatives can be challenging. Our belief is that you must make time for fostering strategic intent in order to optimize your performance. Our workshops will help you recognize and best address what is truly important. It is not surprising to us that 70 percent of organizations that use a formal process to manage strategy out-perform their peers who do not (Boardview, 2016). We will help you assess your organization's strategic perspective and assist you in establishing effective strategic intent.
We know that change is an ever-present condition in organizations of all sizes. The ability to effectively manage change gives organizations the edge in remaining successful over time. Our workshops will address the nature of change, concepts of resistance and resilience, and how to sustain momentum through identifying key leadership practices, fostering productive team dynamics, and cultivating engaged followership.