Strong leadership is the backbone of a successful business. In our experience working with both new and established organizations, we have seen how crucial effective communication, delegation, mediation, goal development analyses, and negotiation are to success. We work with organizations and businesses to help them pinpoint their needs, analyze their goals, and discover what is needed to make their vision a reality.
Whether you are negotiating at work or in a quotidian situation, understanding how to advocate for yourself and others is an essential skill that only improves with practice and analysis. Learn how to negotiate effectively in a variety of situations. These sessions cover distributive and integrative negotiation.
conflict resolution and mediation
One of the most common complaints we receive from clients involves conflict resolution, or the lack thereof. There are many reasons people avoid conflict, but at work and in life, avoiding conflict typically results in a slow simmering resentment and a total breakdown in communication. Neither of these things is necessary. There are holistic, progressive ways of dealing with conflict that allow everyone to be heard. These methods leave everyone feeling valued and typically result in a renewed sense of dedication to communication and collaboration. Learn how to resolve conflict and mediate tough situations both at work and at home.
Delegation is one of the most overlooked skills in business, yet we have found that poor delegation is one of the main reasons for high employee turnover. Studies show that employees faced with an average salary, and a generous amount of autonomy will outperform those with a high salary granted little independence. Autonomy is only possible if clear, comprehensive delegation is present. These sessions will teach you how to delegate in a way that empowers and motivates your team.
A study by Chapman University found that the fear of public speaking is next to the fear of identity theft and a physical attack for most people. This fear is understandable because our identity and sense of self is tied to the way we present ourselves to others. There is an easy way to move past the self-judgment, connect and identify with your audience, and make your presentation not only relatable but genuinely enjoyable. Humans have been orally handing down their history and knowledge for centuries. Presenting is natural to us, and listening to someone share is also natural. Learn how to make your presentations relatable, enjoyable, persuasive, and informative.
growth oriented communication
Aside from the obvious reasons that effective communication is essential in the workplace, it is worth noting that companies with a high turnover rate typically have a record of poor communication. When discussion is discouraged, stifled, or neglected, there is a chain reaction that affects everyone. When employees don't feel secure or valued, valuable information, and the opportunity to grow are lost. Absenteeism and turnover rates rise. A harmonious company culture that prizes and practices open communication is a company culture that draws investment and talent. Learn to communicate in a way that encourages a productive, growth-oriented company culture.
goal development and analyses
Learning to pinpoint a goal and develop a plan of action is essential in any business. Whether you have just started your business, are looking to readjust to attract investment or are looking to expand a grassroots initiative, a targeted plan of action that utilizes the strengths of all parties involved in the most efficient way possible is a necessity.
One of the main reasons analysts agree that businesses and movements fail is due to their lack of understanding in the realm of marketing. Understanding how to develop and present a clear core message, how to identify and connect with a target audience and how to find allies and build coalitions to expand your impact is essential to the survival of every venture. Our targeted marketing seminars include the basics of marketing as well as active social media strategies to help you and your business reach your target audience.
empathy and company culture
The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Tim Cook have all stressed the importance of empathy and empathetic company culture. In 2016 the Harvard Business Review released their Empathy Index, which demonstrated that compassion is more critical to a successful business than it has ever been, correlating to growth, productivity, and earnings per employee. Whether you run a startup, an NGO, or an established institution, empathy training is essential to growth and sustainability.