Leadership is Half the Story: Collaborate Better

Can you imagine a choreographer training only one dancer to lead while his or her partner sits in the lobby staring at the wall? Unthinkable? Yet this happens all the time within organizations. Half the partnership is missing! All of us lead, not just those with the formal title. All of us follow, not just frontline staff. What’s more, leadership and followership are dynamic roles. This empowering perspective opens up leadership to everyone, elevates followership, and enables more productive and innovative collaborations. Based on the book, Leadership is Half the Story, we offer a host of new ideas and practical tools for everyone in an organization – from CEO to HR director to front-line manager to consultant.

Gain Points
  • Deeper understanding of the equally valuable roles of leadership and followership

  • How to foster more and be more collaborative in leadership and followership roles

  • A new toolkit for stronger collaborations up, down and across the organization

Building Followership & Better Organizations

Imagine you had a secret formula for your business. One that could improve sales, production, quality, revenue per employee, and customer satisfaction by 17% to 43%. What would it be worth to you? What would it mean for your organization? How much would you be willing to invest in that opportunity? In a world that’s constantly changing, it’s striking that there has been no new major leadership theory since 1979. 21st Century workplaces require a radically different leadership approach, one that not only maximizes leadership capabilities, but also followership capabilities.

This session is for executive leadership teams: learn how to build, coach, and mentor for stronger followership while more fully potentiating your organization and leadership impact.

Gain Points
  • Learn about the four types of followership: recognize the strengths of each, and what to do about the weaknesses

  • Diagnose what followership is needed in different situations, and learn how to get it

  • Use the latest scientific research to improve your leadership effectiveness

Kirk vs. Spock: Making Better Decisions

Are you on a mission to seek out better decision-making, to boldly go where no one has gone before? We face dozens of decisions every day, from the ordinary to those more akin to intergalactic warfare. Decision-making is a skill with many facets: When is enough analysis enough? How do you move a process forward? How can you have the most positive influence? And how can you harness the most value from your crew? The Starship Enterprise has two great decision-makers on board: Captain Kirk and First Officer Spock. Develop the best skills from both of them in this 25th century view of decision-making.

Gain Points
  • Make better decisions and speed up their implementation

  • Create an optimal decision-making environment that engages the whole team

  • Use the latest research in neuroscience to improve your influence on any decision

Don’t Be a Sea Squirt and Eat Your Brain: Building Greater Agility

A sea squirt starts life looking like a tadpole with gills. It has a primitive nervous system, a whip-like appendage that helps it move called a notochord, and a small ‘brain’. When the juvenile sea squirt finds a place to settle, it attaches to the surface then proceeds to eat its eye, its notochord, and its brain! There it stays happily, unless there is a change in the environment. Any change, however, means it will die. While the sea squirt was perfectly adapted when it first settled in, it subsequently lost its agility.

We work in an era of unprecedented change—organizations need to be agile, as do the people within. Not having agility is rather like settling down in one place as a sea squirt: deadly. In this workshop we restore eyes, attach notochords, and build new brains!

Gain Points
  • Learn about the three pillars of the agility framework and build more of each

  • Get everyone ready for change

  • Support personal and career growth through skill development with immediate impact

Rock It Like The Beatles: Building Better Teams

We all aspire to partnerships such as The Beatles had during their heyday. In just eight short years, the Beatles released 27 studio albums, 19 compilations, numerous singles, and wrote songs that have sold well over a billion units worldwide! While each of the Beatles had individual success later on, it was their remarkable teamwork that was the backbone for the greatest single outpouring of popular music in our time.

This workshop is specifically designed for intact teams, senior leadership teams and project teams to learn the foundational principles that make teams rock and roll:

  • Come Together: for a fun-filled, interactive, and enlightening shared experience

  • Get A Little Help From Your Friends: practical tools that you can rely on to build all your partnerships

  • Here Comes The Sun: new insight, bright ideas and fresh inspiration for all your workplace roles

Gain Points
  • Team members that are on each other’s wavelength and have deeply shared goals

  • Greater leadership capacity

  • Elevated individual and team performance