Be Pro-Growth and Embrace Creativity
Are you positioned for growth? You should always be thinking about new strategies, products and services. Learn how your organization can foster creativity and how to reduce the obstacles to innovation to become "pro-growth."
Building and Maintaining Your Personal Brand
Selling yourself and your ideas is key to your success as a leader, a manager, an entrepreneur, and even in your personal relationships. You or others in your organization can benefit from these tips on how to enhance your personal brand and your measurable effectiveness.
Burnout and Grit
This unique presentation discusses the important topic of burnout and grit, tailored to the needs of the group requesting the presentation.
This presentation is the opportunity to identify habits getting in the way of your success, learning how to change the habits, and take the first steps towards transformation.
Developing an Organizational Culture that Inspires and Supports the Mission
An organization’s climate and culture either inspires followers to excel or can also unfortunately deter individuals from performing at their best. This presentation will inform leaders and followers alike on how their actions, beliefs and values contribute to shaping a culture that inspires and engages everyone at a high level of performance. This session will engage participants in identifying the artifacts, beliefs, values and assumptions they hold as central to the organization’s mission.
Doctoral Education: Similarities and Differences in Academic Levels
Have you considered returning to school for a doctoral degree but you have questions and concerns about making that step? This presentation relates how doctoral education takes a step beyond the master's level. It discusses the greater depths the doctoral learner will take in improving their research, writing, analysis, and presentation skills. These skills are useful in environments beyond academics to improve the processes used in any organization. It will also discuss the practical application of Professional Practice Doctorates as well as the theoretical nature of the Ph.D.
Don't Forget the U in Customer! Customer Service Starts with YOU!
Today's competitive environment where everything and everyone is "rated" requires top-notch customer service. Having a good relationship with your customers not only means knowing your business, products, services, etc...but it also requires knowing yourself and being able to communicate effectively so that your customers are properly served, will be loyal, and will rate you honestly and highly. Learn tips and techniques to truly serve all of your customers.
Leading and Managing Organizational Change: The Art of Wrestling with the Challenge
Many if not most organizational change plans are never fully successful if at all effective. This presentation will address state of the art change management practices that can allow today’s leaders and followers to realize desired outcomes in organizational development and change initiatives. Participants will be asked to reflect on their experiences with change projects and apply new approaches to these for best practices in leading change efforts in today’s organization.
It easy to feel energized, hopeful, and positive about your future when things are going well. What about when you are sick, exhausted, you have a work deadline you must meet, and the babysitter just called to cancel? This presentation will discuss easy things you can do to stay motivated and on-pace with your goals that work for most people based on research and consulting experience.
Networking for Success - A Work in Progress!
"Networking" isn't just for getting a new job…it's a long-term method to create success for you, your school, your company, your industry, and whatever endeavor in which you are currently, or may someday, be involved. Learn the "ins and outs" from someone who recently had to step up their networking "game!"
Small Marketing Budget, Big Marketing Return
You're an entrepreneur. A non-profit executive. A small business owner. You can't afford to market your organization. You can't afford NOT to market your organization. Learn ways to maximize your marketing returns from your minimal time and dollar investments.
Strategic Planning: Its Importance - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
This presentation focuses on the key steps of crafting a sound strategic plan, underscoring that any plan is living and evolving, which results in continual planning.
Training That Works
How can you increase the effectiveness of your training programs? What are the most important principles and methods for teaching knowledge and skills? This presentation provides research-based methods and tools for improving training and instruction in your organization.
Transformational and Servant Leadership: The Keys to Organizational Excellence
Followers and stakeholders look to leaders for inspiration and direction. This presentation focuses on several key leadership theories and practices that facilitate excellence in engaging all stakeholders in advancing individual and organizational success. This session will inform participants on the theories, concepts and principles from leadership concepts that can and will advance today’s individuals to a higher level of performance and excellence.
What is Critical Ethics and Why it Matters?
Critical Ethics, as a systematic attempt to get around the limitations of personal belief, is required to get to what ought to be done and why. However, if we teach only moral beliefs (whether as a set of absolutistic or relativistic moral codes)—no matter how useful and even inspiring they may be to a particular culture or community—the adherent will not be able to distinguish good from bad (as an act of personal responsibility and free choice). Without critical thinking, the adherent would believe all kinds of false or inconsistent things and moral beliefs would conflict with better-established background information. This would very likely lead to incoherency in a person’s actions; and, when generalized, would have devastating consequences for the survival of the human species because a person’s beliefs would not align or match with (at times dangerous) reality. This we have experienced, disastrously, via the deadly COVID-19 pandemic health crisis. Accordingly, it is crucial that we learn how to evaluate and to select among alternatives to do the thing that must be done, when it ought to be done, using critical thinking. Therefore, to foster the development of ethical, responsible, and engaged people, it is important to learn to modify or correct belief molded by personal interest, motivated thinking, upbringing, and/or indoctrination.
Why Employee Performance is Down, and What to Do About it
One of the constant issues in the workplace is inconsistent or poor work performance. Many strategies are used to improve employee output, but these strategies often fall short. This can be frustrating for managers and debilitating to the organization. In this interactive presentation, you will learn a simple tool and process for clarifying the performance problem and identifying its underlying causes. You will also learn simple strategies for addressing the cause of the problems so that performance can improve. Participants will leave the presentation with a set of simple tools for analyzing and improving performance in their organizations.