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Our Philosophy

No one likes boring training.  We see our job as assembling a room where leading thinking is the oxygen we breathe.

We blend best practices research with the latest collaborative technologies.  When the right dose of 
these elements meets the catalyst of great facilitation… fireworks.


CONSULTING MINDSET

We are agile.  We pilot new approaches and constantly challenge its applicability.


COLLABORATION

We are not the only experts in the room.
We all bring relevant experience.


IMPACTFUL FACILITATION

We must be two things: subject-matter experts and enjoyable to work with.

What We Teach

While not exhaustive, these are themes central to many of our course offerings:

Data
Analytics
Problem
Solving
Change
Agility
Strategy
Financial
Analysis
Stakeholder
Influence
Team
Leadership
Commun-
ications


DATA ANALYTICS

Teams are awash in data.  We teach to thoughtfully develop a hypothesis way before diving into the deep end.  There are five big mistakes teams make when using data to make decisions.


PROBLEM SOLVING

Good problem-solving begins with a good problem statement.  After that, there’s a tried and true way to think all the way through to the root cause of an issue.


CHANGE AGILITY

Today’s environment is best described by the military’s phrase VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous).  How can leaders prepare themselves and their teams for these conditions?


STRATEGY

How is a strategy created?  How do I translate it into the work that I and my team are doing?  Using well-known brands, we make this sometimes theoretical topic approachable and relevant.


FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

A topic that strikes fear in the hearts of non-finance professionals.  Here, we demystify the finance-speak and help practitioners uncover how money moves through an organization and how to build a solid business case for their initiatives.


STAKEHOLDER INFLUENCE

A common misperception about influence is, “You’ve either got it or you don’t.”  Social science teaches us that we can learn to become more persuasive with our stakeholders.  How we cultivate our network matters too.


TEAM LEADERSHIP

There are different ways to lead in different situations.  We present actionable research on how to engender the most from a team and gain their buy-in.


COMMUNICATIONS

We all give and receive information differently.  If I can learn to flex my communications, I can supercharge them so that they are best received by my various audiences.

What We Teach

While not exhaustive, these are themes central to many of our course offerings:

Strategy

How is a strategy created?  How do I translate it into the work that I and my team are doing?  Using well-known brands, we make this sometimes theoretical topic approachable and relevant.

Stakeholder Infulence

A common misperception about influence is, “You’ve either got it or you don’t.”  Social science teaches us that we can learn to become more persuasive with our stakeholders.  How we cultivate our network matters too.

Problem Solving

Good problem-solving begins with a good problem statement.  After that, there’s a tried and true way to think all the way through to the root cause of an issue.

Financial Analysis

A topic that strikes fear in the hearts of non-finance professionals.  Here, we demystify the finance-speak and help practitioners uncover how money moves through an organization and how to build a solid business case for their initiatives.

Data Analytics

Teams are awash in data.  We teach to thoughtfully develop a hypothesis way before diving into the deep end.  There are some common traps teams fall into when using data to make decisions.

Team Leadership

There are different ways to lead in different situations.  We present actionable research on how to engender the most from a team and gain their buy-in.

Communications

We all give and receive information differently.  If I can learn to flex my communications, I can supercharge them so that they are best received by my various audiences.

Change Agility

Today’s environment is best described by the military’s phrase VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous).  How can leaders prepare themselves and their teams for these conditions?

Who We Teach

We teach a range of functional areas within your organization.

We also love cross-functional audiences that allow us to break down silos and build up lines of communications.


HUMAN RESOURCES


GENERAL MANAGERS


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


SALES TEAM


FINANACE


LEGAL & COMPLIANCE


PROJECT LEADS

How the Academy Experience Unfolds

The Leadership Academy experience is fast-paced and highly interactive.

“I can’t believe how quickly the day passed.”  Yeah, we hear that a lot.  We incorporate activities, discussions, self-reflection, and case studies to keep the pep and energy high.  We find that it’s the optimal adult learning environment.  Plus we happen to like pep.

The most common configuration for the Academy is across three 2-day sessions.  We can also work with you to customize the delivery to your specifications.  Here are a few common course configurations:

Ready to take the next step and customize a Leadership Academy that works for your team?

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