Regardless of the position we hold, there will be a time when we are called to lead. It may be professionally, or it may be personally. Our world is changing drastically each day and it is critical to find the leader within you to rise to the occasion when necessary.
However, many thoughts on leadership focus on a single direction- leading from the front. That is definitely an important position but there are other extremely critical positions a leader, maneuvering a team in this new world, must consider.
This session introduces the three leadership positions and particularly the importance of leading from behind. You will gain knowledge as to why leadership requires multi-directional pivoting and when each position is critical to gain traction in our everchanging world. It is not enough to move your team forward; it is critical to lead everyone in the right direction.
Have You Heard
Communication is essential to create an atmosphere of understanding, but it is much more than the simple transferring of information. Emotions and intent can impact the message and if we share information without considering the source, we run the risk of devastating consequences.
This experience visits the topic of gossip or fake news, its value and its impact. You will evaluate how you, personally process and share this type of information, as well as gain awareness of how its source and your personal bias can contribute to the story.
You will gain a new perspective to understand the consequences of negative or exaggerated gossip and learn how to check the source and extinguish negative momentum in order to be a trusted communicator and confidante.
Words are powerful communication tools. They have the ability to nurture or destroy. Negative messages can etch pathways in the brain triggering automatic negative thoughts, not only for the individual the message was directed at, but to others around, as well as the sender of the message. The same is true of positive, empowering messages. They ripple beyond the intended person to others, creating a supportive environment.
In this session you will explore the power of words in your life, both as a receiver and a giver. You will be guided to minimize negative thinking and learn techniques to create and engrain positive thought pathways by incorporating optimistic and supportive power words in your dialogue.
With practice this experience will help you think more clearly, enhance your creativity and productivity and help you see life in a more positive manner.
Lemons To Lemonade
When things go wrong, everyone knows it. The experience ripples to every corner of the organization. When experiencing the worst-case-scenario, it is ineffective to lay blame. How you handle a tough situation can make you look like a confident, and supportive hero or an incompetent, and emotional tyrant, in the eyes of those around.
Lemons to Lemonade allows you to identify how you react to difficult situations, how to prepare yourself and others for potential challenges ahead and how you communicate news that is unpleasant.
You will gain understanding of the importance of how to analyze the situation for hidden potential that may offer amazing opportunities. Sometimes it takes a major bump in the road to detour us, in order to find a new and better path. Learning how to see challenges through the lens of opportunity will help to pave the road to success.