Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
Though long overdue, women are increasingly moving into leadership roles. Consequently, women have more opportunities to shape the workplace in a meaningful way. Making the most of those opportunities will take persistence, persuasiveness, and leadership. It will also take courage. This workshop will highlight courage as the most important leadership virtue, and provide strategies that women can apply in workplace settings to broaden their leadership influence. Specific examples about courageous women leaders will be used to illustrate the workshop concepts.
In this session, you will:
· Understand specific challenges that are unique to women in the workplace
· Review the critical role of courage plays in being an effective leader
· Learn about three distinct types of workplace courage, and how women can use them
· Gain insight from the case examples of courageous working women
· Learn specific tips that women can use to be more personally courageous, and inspire more courageous behavior among those they lead
The session is facilitated by Bill Treasurer - Chief Encouragement Officer for Giant Leap Consulting.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
Leadership is the most overanalyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. In this session, Bill Treasurer helps lighten the leadership load by distilling that leaders are simply creators of opportunity for others. Using personal stories and anecdotes, Bill presents the idea of open-door leadership–that is, the responsibility that leaders have for noticing, identifying, and creating opportunities for the benefit of people, organizations, and society.
Bill will share useful and specific tips that can immediately be put into practice. Drawing on two decades of consulting experience, Bill introduces six unique opportunity doors:
1. the proving-ground door
2. the thought-shifting door
3. the door to a second chance
4. the doors you open for others
5. the door to personal transformation
6. the door to your open heart
Bill shares that leadership isn't a complex and abstract concept. It’s a set of practices and ideals passed from one person to another, across organizations and generations. It is a tradition that makes people’s lives better by opening doors of opportunities for them to thrive, achieve, and lead.
Wednesday, May. 22, 2013
As a leader, are you comfortable with negotiation? We all negotiate, even when it's not a formal negotiation.
In this Leadership Forum for May, we will focus is on the importance and how-to's of preparation. This is basic preparation for negotiation that will help you gain more value in your next deal, conflict resolution, change management, and technology implementation (yes, all those things!)
The focus is on assessing the stakeholders and taking a problem solving approach (integration and creativity in the final solution). When you attend this session, you will gain a problem solving approach to negotiation by learning to:
- Evaluate stakeholders, issues, outcomes, and values
- Creatively integrate stakeholder needs to create new value
- Develop strategies for gaining the information needed throughout the negotiation
Requirement: Energy and a willingness practice negotiation in day to day settings
Prof. Terri Griffith is a professor in the management department and has been leading dynamic workshops for managers and entrepreneurs since the early 1990s. She is the author of The Plugged-In Manager: Get in Tune with Your People, Technology, and Organization to Thrive -- which uses negotiation as the background for all forms of management.
Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013
An organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. The Advantage provides readers with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health.
Organizational health is about making a company function effectively by building a cohesive leadership team, establishing real clarity among those leaders, communicating that clarity to everyone within the organization and putting in place just enough structure to reinforce that clarity going forward.
The advantage of organizational health is undeniable and massive. Companies get more done in less time. They avoid losing their best people. They identify problems earlier and solve them faster. They beat rivals who waste time, money and energy fighting among themselves, which ultimately drives away good employees and customers.
Come learn more about Pat's model of four disciplines that will increase your effectiveness, and that of your team, department or organization.
Friday, Mar. 22, 2013
Do you know what your personal strengths are? Do you know how they inform your leadership? To answer these questions, we invite you to join us for the March Leadership Forum.
In this session, you will learn more about your talents, skills, and strengths so that you can perform at your best. In addition to discussing Strengths Finder, we will talk about how the assessment can be used with your intact work team or department.