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Leadership, Above All Else!

Audience: Companies, Management, Organizations, Conferences, and Colleges

Great leadership is priceless. It’s the most valuable asset within every organization.

How do you motivate your team to view themselves as a leader regardless of their title? What can be done to build powerful leaders from within? How will better leadership at every level improve your performance?

Each leadership course is custom designed for your event or objective, we look at the most effective forms of powerful leadership from the vantage point of the follower.

Together, we explore:

The Three Types of Power: Coercive, Utility, and Legitimate

Legitimate Power, the Rare Form of Leadership That is Grounded in a Commitment to Doing Right Things and Elicits a Willingness to Risk Doing the Right Thing Because They are Valued and Modeled by the Leader

Trust, Confidence, Humor, Delegation, Optimism, Compassion, Decisiveness, Humility, and Effective Communication…the Ultimate Traits that Every Serious Professional Should Seek.

Real Influence is Marked by Quality Relationships and Based on Mutual Respect

Why True Leadership is Not Dependent On Outcomes But Based on Deeply Held Values

Lasting Leadership Power is Invited, Not Forced

Why Many Followers Give Lip Service, Not Loyalty; Superficial Commitment, Not Ownership; Passivity, Not Passion?

Why Trust Cannot Be Fabricated, Ever

How to Lead When it Matters Most; During Crisis or Urgency, When Mistakes are Made, and During Character-Based Decisions

Master the 10-Power Tools of Legitimate Leadership

How to Obtain the Must-Have of Leadership, Executive Intelligence

Entrepreneurial Instincts: How to Build a Great Company, Career, or Anything Else

Audience: Companies, Management, Organizations, Conferences, and Colleges

An Entrepreneur is a unique species. They possess certain instincts that can drive them to become wildly successful. That’s why we admire the skills and successes of many high-profile entrepreneurs. If we pay close attention, there’s a whole lot that we can learn from them.

As a professional, identifying and applying entrepreneurial instincts can help you take “ownership” of your career and reach your true potential. As an organization, you can build an army of motivated entrepreneurs who’ll propel you to new heights.

In this session you and your team will learn the “11 Killer Instincts of Entrepreneurship” and how to apply them individually and collectively:

The Solution-Seeker Instinct: How to constantly recognize and implement new ideas that solve important problems

The Detective Instinct: How to ensure success by using venture-capitalist-style due-diligence on new ideas, projects, and strategic plans

The Legitimate-Leader Instinct: How to rally the troops to a cause without coercion or manipulation, and as a “legitimate leader”

The Great Communicator Instinct: How to make every point of communication extremely effective and impactful to team members, partners, and clients

The Risk-Taker Instinct: How to go out on a ledge and take smart, calculated risks that can spark exponential growth (“no risk, no reward”)

The Youthful Genius Instinct: How to make sure you’re loving what you do and doing what you love, in any circumstance or environment

The Work-Horse Instinct: How to “do whatever it takes” and patiently pay the price of success while enjoying the journey

The Thick-Skinned Instinct: How to be tough, resilient, optimistic and humble in the face of uncertainty, conflict, and adversity

The Focused-Flexibility Instinct: How to remain willing to change plans on the fly and not let emotion or pride get in the way

The People-Person Instinct: How to accelerate every important endeavor by taking a genuine interest in those around you and attracting the best people to your cause

The Knowledge-Quest Instinct: How to remain serious about being a perpetual student; always learning, listening, observing and absorbing

Innovation: Why Your Company Must Still Think, Act and Behave Like an Idea Crazed Entrepreneurial Start-Up

Audience: Executives, Management, Leadership Teams, Conferences

Have you ever met a truly passionate entrepreneur? They’re absolutely crazy and it’s awesome! Did your company once have that entrepreneurial spirit?

Truly passionate Entrepreneur’s have that “back to wall” mentality and they behave a little bit nuts. And it’s ok…that’s what drives them to uncover trends and ideas before the world sees them. That’s what drives them to simply find a way and make it happen no matter what.

Today, more than ever, growing companies need to find or re-ignite their entrepreneurial mindset and act, behave, and operate like an idea-crazed Entrepreneurial organization:

Instill a creative entrepreneurial mindset throughout your entire organization (Entrepreneurial Instincts)

Learn how to draw out creative, innovative thinking from everyone in your company

Create teams of thoughtful solution seekers and motivated risk takers

Understand how a company of entrepreneurs will beat the competition and set you up for long-term success

Learn quick, proven strategies for identifying, testing and validating new ideas and initiatives before heading down a dead end street

Surviveolution: How Great Companies Survive and Thrive Through Flexibility and Evolution

Audience: Executives, Management Teams, Companies, Conferences, and Colleges

Every great company was born out of an Entrepreneurial Vision and Mindset.

They survived and evolved with innovation, passion, grit, creativity, flexibility, optimism, fun, failure, excitement and camaraderie. It was exciting, adventurous, risky, and invigorating.

Many times, they naturally evolved into something much different than what they originally envisioned and that was ok.

Over time, growth, profits, shareholders, politics, policies, and corporate structure, replaced the entrepreneurial spirit, killing many.

In today’s fast-paced environment only the entrepreneurial minded companies will survive and thrive for years to come. In this session we’ll explore how great companies accomplish this and how you can ensure not only survival but dynamic growth and evolution:

How does a company like Nokia start out as a paper company and transform itself into a leading cell phone manufacturer over 150 years?

Why do most successful companies look completely different than their original plan predicted?

Explore and learn from valuable case studies of leading companies who have successfully evolved from one model to another under market pressures

Clearly understand how flexibility and creativity are more important than your business model