Authenticity and trust are keys to leadership success. Mike Figliuolo shares the Leadership Maxims method for creating your personal leadership philosophy. Your maxims are a simple way to strengthen the bond of trust between you and your team members. Mike will explore four aspects of leadership and how you can create your own practical leadership maxims to unlock the real leader inside you.
Leadership requires you to influence others versus telling them what to do. Joel Garfinkle covers the PVI model: Perception, Visibility, and Influence. He’ll explain how to increase your influence by being mindful about how you’re perceived and by being more visible in positive ways. Inﬂuence can’t happen unless you have improved others’ perception of you and increased your visibility.
Most strategic planning processes can be cumbersome. Geoff Wilson covers our simple approach to defining a vision, a mission, and creating filters for assessing your initiative or project portfolio. You can evaluate and prioritize your efforts based upon these filters and your core competencies. Rigor at the outset of this process yields a focused list of high-value initiatives that enable you to reach your long term goals.
Stories can make a leader’s message memorable, contagious, and enduring. Paul Smith explains the art of storytelling and how it can make you a better leader. Learn the elements of a compelling story including story structure, the power of emotion, the importance of surprise, choosing the right story to tell, and driving action. These are the keys to crafting your own powerful and influential leadership stories.
We all face challenging problems every day. Mike Lynn covers a simple five-step process for solving problems, leading your organization through uncertainty, and driving large change efforts. Learn to accurately define the problem, quickly generate solutions, choose the best solution, and create a clear recommendation to solve your issue. See how you can use this method to solve your biggest and most difficult problems.
Recommendations often get “lost in translation.” Mike Figliuolo provides you a new method to cut through the clutter and get your ideas approved. He’ll explain how to craft a powerful “core idea” that has solid, logical support. He’ll cover how to deliver your pitch as a clear, compelling, and succinct story that builds support for even the most difficult recommendations you have to make.
Have you been told “think outside the box” but you’ve never learned how to do that? Alan Veeck and Marcy Schwab will define thoughtLEADERSHIP, share the common characteristics thoughtLEADERS possess, and give you simple tools you can use to lead the thinking in your organization. You’ll learn why it’s powerful to ask “why?”, say “so what?” and blow up your business to generate breakthrough ideas.
One of the greatest challenges leaders face is not having enough time to get everything done. A major cause of that issue is the misallocation of a leader’s time in how they interact with the members of their teams. Victor Prince shares how the Leadership Matrix helps leaders solve this age-old dilemma by being more mindful about where and how they invest their scarce “leadership capital.”
Solid negotiation skills help you get what you want while also building better relationships with coworkers, bosses, business partners, and suppliers. John Fisher shares simple yet effective negotiating techniques you can apply immediately. Learn why sometimes it’s important to take the pie while other times you should consider serving it.
What do you do when stress takes over, and nothing you do to feel better seems to work? Jon Wortmann explains how stress changes your brain and what you can do about it. In order to reduce stress, you have to understand why your brain causes you to feel stress and how you can take advantage of it to handle the high-stress people and situations in your life.
Presence requires you to connect with your audience and convey ideas in a resonant way. Mike Lynn, Alan Veeck, and Paul Smith will explain how to make meaningful connections with your audience. These techniques will help you be a more genuine leader and get you past your audience’s walls and biases.
All of us have 24 hours a day to use as we choose. The question is whether or not we use that time effectively. Joel Garfinkle provides approaches and techniques designed to help you manage your time and achieve the success you desire. Learn how to balance your limited supply of time with the overwhelming demands that are placed on you every day.
We rarely think of decision making as a process. Mike Figliuolo outlines the four decision making styles and which situations they’re best for. Ambiguity surrounds any decision. Learn the types of ambiguity, how to reduce risk, and plan for contingencies. These concepts will help you be more decisive, assume less risk, and build faster support for decisions.