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.
We are agile. We pilot new approaches and constantly challenge its applicability.
We are not the only experts in the room.
We all bring relevant experience.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: