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Imagine cutting your writing time in half and producing organized, clear and concise documents and emails. This training involves writing, revising and editing exercises, critiquing documents and high-energy games.
This course provides a simple, but highly effective, four-step model that enables you to reduce the emotional charge in any conflict situation by keeping the communication focused and productive.
You’ll learn how to surface hidden agendas with proven techniques that encourage openness and trust. You’ll apply these techniques to your own work-related conflict situations and learn how to produce more effective results.
The speed of change in today’s business world requires innovative problem solving. Employees must learn to free their minds from assumptions that limit their thinking and learn to solve problems creatively and collaboratively. In this highly interactive course, participants will apply the six-step, problem solving process to a work-place challenge that they define.
In this course, you will examine the three primary communication skills – clear goal setting, making the message audience-appropriate and active and empathic listening and understand how to improve your working relationships in any situation. This is a highly experiential course applicable for people at every level of the organization.
Working in a matrix organization? A key reason for an individual’s success, or failure, in getting work done, is one’s ability to influence without direct authority. In today’s matrix and competitive environments, influence and collaboration skills are no longer an option, but must-haves.
Hiring and retaining the best talent in today’s economy has many challenges: shortage of technical talent, candidates from diverse cultures, different generational values, well-prepared savvy candidates, those who may generalize or exaggerate experiences and non-human resources personnel not knowing the legal boundaries to which their company must adhere. In many companies, the interviewing process is random and unstructured. This course provides a best-practice interviewing structure and skills required to best assess candidates while staying within legal boundaries.
Research shows a direct link between effective management skills and engaging leadership and an employee's motivation and productivity. Whether you are a new or experienced manager, managing people is one of the toughest – and most rewarding roles – you'll ever have. The goal of this program is to support you in learning new skills and habits so that you can be successful and recognized as a great manager and leader.
Successful coaching is challenging and rewarding—but coaching employees demands new rules. Coaching skills that once worked effectively face-to-face won’t get the job done today. Coaches must develop an entirely new skill set – from analyzing and applying where and when to invest valuable coaching time to using a proven coaching model to close performance gaps and create development opportunities. With a focus on skill building and coaching modeling techniques, this course will enable managers to move their teams to the next level of performance.
In this course, you will learn how to plan and successfully execute the very conversations that we too often avoid. We will explore the reasons why some conversations are difficult to initiate, learn to re-frame and turn these conversations into productive and rewarding interactions and create personalized strategies to avoid difficult conversations in the future.
This course will employ learnings from the Harvard Negotiation Project and the MIT Dialogue Project. These techniques will be correlated to your individual leadership and communication styles.
This powerful course, packed with timesaving ideas, teaches the most effective and easy-to-use techniques ever devised. Stay organized all day and manage time and paperwork to increase productivity without working harder or longer. The course shows how to focus on high-payoff activities and eliminate time-wasting behavior and procrastination.
Negotiating is a part of our everyday life. Managers negotiate budgets and resources. Engineering and manufacturing professionals negotiate product specifications and project deadlines. Project managers negotiate to allocate cross-functional resources, project support and deliverables. Indeed, negotiation is often referred to as “the game of life.”
This course is designed to help improve your ability as a negotiator. You will learn and practice new skills and techniques in a variety of situations that range from collaborative to highly competitive. After all, win-win is not the same thing as nice-nice.
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Have you ever been involved in a project for which the goals were unclear or impossible, the specs kept changing or resources were given and taken away? Much of what affects a project cannot be helped, but there are many obstacles to productivity and success which can be prevented, anticipated or eliminated. This interactive and powerful course gives you and your team the common framework and skills to generate accountability and superior results.
Have you received results from your project teams and been disappointed in what they did? You thought you had clearly communicated your expectations, yet the team did not provide what you expected. How can you get the most from your project teams?
The Clifton StrengthsFinder® is a powerful assessment administered by Gallup that guides individuals to recognize, understand and build on their strengths and their unique combination of skills, talents and knowledge. StenghthsFinder is a program that gives individuals, teams and organizations the practical tools to maximize their strengths in order to exceed expectations for productivity and success.