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Commonly Requested Presentations
The Ideal 21st Century Employee and Future Leader
The world has changed dramatically, decisively, and permanently and the things that employers are looking for in their ideal employees have changed with it. These changes are necessitated by fundamental societal shifts in the way the world works in the Information Age. This workshop typically covers the following topics: Leadership and Cross Cultural Understanding, Consensus Building, Professional Communication, Ethical Decision Making, and Managing Competing Priorities.
Leadership and Cross Cultural Understanding
With globalization and internationalization growing stronger every day, few successful businesses can now escape the need to work across diverse cultures. Today’s leaders need to be adept at leading and managing people of many varied cultures, need to listen to the voices of the people, and understand what those voices may be telling them. This is the crux of the challenge for emerging leaders who are tasked to understand instructions and needs then respond accordingly. By way of illustrating the challenges of cross-cultural leadership this workshop typically examines how to respond to several interdependent issues including: addressing uncertainty/ambiguity, inflexible attitudes/behaviors, competing values, and varied leadership styles.
In many environments teams seek to reach a decision by getting everyone to agree. Striving for 100% agreement is not only frustrating to the members, it is unhealthy for the team and organization. When you have a group of smart, opinionated, passionate individuals, you will never have agreement – so how do you meet the goal without becoming bitter? Diversity of thought and ideas moves an organization or team forward but the 21st century employer or future leadership but have the emotional intelligence to handle the consensus building process. Recognition of “group think” or the unwillingness to share ideas can feel paralyzing and result in stagnation personal and professional stagnation. Striving for agreement also takes more time, which is a scarce and valuable commodity, regardless of the setting. Consensus building is an effective decision making tool that is appropriate most of the time. This workshop typically results in more confident decision making and increased team synergy absent the need for 100% agreement.
In today’s competitive business world, difficult economy, and unrestricted use of social media effective communication skills training is more essential than ever before. It is the foundation on which companies and careers are built and sometimes destroyed. Additionally, professional communication is a crucial component of lasting success! Whether it’s a face-to-face conversation, a professionally written e-mail exchange, or a tweet on the company Instagram page, meaningful communication establishes a connection that leaves a powerful impression. This workshop typically aids in the recognition of professional verses unprofessional types of communication and develop a truly engaging and responsive communication style that leads to positive results.
Ethical Decision Making
This workshop will define morals, values, ethics, and integrity then outline steps towards ethical decision making processes. The skills and strategies emphasized are especially valuable for developing leadership skills in the global economy as the 21st century workforce is constantly exposed to threats of policy violations and the need for creative responses to these threats. Following this workshop attendees typically gain life-long knowledge, application, and confidence with judgment based decision making.
Managing Competing Priorities
Possessing the ability to manage competing priorities while exercising effective time management skills and maintaining your sanity is an indispensable to the 21st century employee and future leader. Learn how to get more done in the shortest time possible and avoid the personal and professional distractions that can get in the way. This workshop provides practical strategies for increasing productivity in three main areas: developing habits to be more organized and reducing clutter in your workspace; staying on task and eliminating the to-dos floating in your head; and developing a time management system that allows maximum efficiency and effectiveness during your work day.
Understanding and Manifesting Your Leadership Skills
While a successful leader must have an honest understanding of who s/he is, knows, and can do, a leader's skills and knowledge can be influenced by h/hers traits, such as Determination, Charisma, Confidence, Integrity, Intelligence, and Sociability. This workshop provides a framework for understanding and practicing leadership, while highlighting fundamental traits needed to lead in today’s complex world. Students will have the opportunity to discover their leadership trait and learn how to maximize that trait in a variety of situations and with a variety of people.