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Leveraging the Power of EQ - Available Now On Demand $95.00

Leveraging the Power of EQ

In a Nutshell:

This 60 minute session explores the direct correlation between high Emotional Intelligence and successful leadership. It is designed to help you leverage the power of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) to engage and motivate others. You will leave with practical examples and new skills.

What You Will Learn:

  • Ways to recognize your own impulses before reacting on them (self-awareness);
  • How to create a more interesting & engaging environment by relating more effectively to others (empathy); and,
  • The ability to avoid unproductive interactions by developing ways to moderate your behavior (self-control).

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize leadership skills that are designed to:
  • Develop the art of providing honest feedback;
  • Support employees during times of ambiguity; and,
  • Help you remain optimistic in the face of difficulty.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone looking to improve their influence or professional effectiveness.

Join us to experience the unique ways that Emotional Intelligence can pave the way for reading situations more effectively and behaving in ways that bring about the best results for everyone.
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Interviewing for EQ - Systematic Selection - Available Now On Demand $95.00

Interviewing for Emotional Intelligence - Systematic Selection

In a Nutshell:

When it comes to selecting and hiring new employees, unfortunately "practice doesn't make perfect". The challenge of identifying the right candidates to meet the company's needs is a responsibility that will continue to evolve, and requires a system for making the best choices. This 60-minute learning session dives into the landscape of the labor market and offers proven techniques for successful talent acquisition.

What You Will Learn:

  • A simple, yet powerful tool for quickly identifying the technical and EQ skills most important for each job;
  • Techniques for revealing truthful information about a candidate's experience; and,
  • How to design pre-planned interview questions based on knowledge of the job.

How You Will Benefit:

  • You'll be assured that the interview questions you're asking are designed to generate solid selection data;
  • Increased confidence in selecting candidates who are the best match for the position; and,
  • Self-assurance generated by the utilization of a system designed for continuing success.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in your organization who conducts employment interviews, or anyone who may be added to your recruiting or interviewing team during the next 6 - 12 months.

Join us as we present the unique ways that this systematic approach to the interviewing and selection process can become a mainstay in your company's future.
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Utilizing EQ to Conquer Conflict - Available Now On Demand $95.00

Utilizing EQ to Conquer Conflict

In a Nutshell:

Overcoming conflict can result in positive outcomes. This strategic 60-minute session will reveal the connection between successful conflict management and Emotional Intelligence. This webinar sheds new light on the characteristics and sources of conflict, and the ways you can take steps toward successful conflict resolution.

What You Will Learn:

  • The five different approaches for managing conflict;
  • How to analyze and choose the best technique for discussing and resolving conflict; and,
  • Ways to expand your Emotional Intelligence competencies while reducing relationship tension.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Improved productivity with less time spent pondering unresolved differences;
  • A reduction in the negative consequences associated with conflicted relationships; and
  • Your role as a mediator and resolution guide will result in renewed collaboration and employee engagement.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone looking to improve their ability to negotiate and resolve differences.

Join us to expand your ability conquer conflict and raise your level of self-awareness and EQ collaborative compet
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Changing Minds for Changing Times - Available Now On Demand $95.00

Changing Minds for Changing Times

In a Nutshell:

Dealing with the personal consequences of change is difficult; however leading others through that same pathway is even more complex. Challenging times require EQ competencies that provide the basis for leading through tough transitions. This 60-minute session reveals EQ strategies for managing a wide range of reactions to change, and the skills needed to overcome the resistance created by moving toward new and uncharted territory.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to increase self-awareness, empathy for the experiences of others, and ways to adapt your responses for mutual gain;
  • The ability to positively influence others who are adverse to change; and,
  • Ways to work through the difficult transitions that lead to change.

How You Will Benefit:

  • An increased level of comfort in managing yourself and others through ongoing passages into new business processes and cultural transitions;
  • By becoming an advocate for change, with the ability to help lead others beyond their comfort zones; and,
  • Connecting the significance of self-management, with the ability to lead and guide others through times of transition and change.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone seeking the ability to adapt to workplace change more confidently and anyone who seeks to become a stronger change advocate and role model.

Join us, and increase your ability to adapt to change, while guiding others during turbulent times. This webinar will provide you with an ongoing resource for maintaining workplace relevance and surviving periods of economic uncertainty.
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Leveraging the Power of Emotional Intelligence - Available Now On Demand $95.00

Leveraging the Power of Emotional Intelligence

In a Nutshell:

In less than 60 minutes, this session explores the direct correlation between high Emotional Intelligence and successful leadership. It is designed to help you leverage the power of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) to engage and motivate others. You will leave with practical examples and new skills.

What You Will Learn:

  • Ways to recognize your own impulses before reacting on them (self-awareness);
  • How to create a more interesting & engaging environment by relating more effectively to others (empathy); and,
  • The ability to avoid unproductive interactions by developing ways to moderate your behavior (self-control).

How You Will Benefit:

  • You will identify and utilize leadership skills that are designed to:
  • Develop the art of providing honest feedback;
  • Support employees during times of ambiguity; and,
  • Help you remain optimistic in the face of difficulty.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone looking to improve their influence or professional effectiveness.

Join us to experience the unique ways that Emotional Intelligence can pave the way for reading situations more effectively and behaving in ways that bring about the best results for everyone.
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Using the Power of Emotional Intelligence in Social Media - Now On Demand $95.00

Using the Power of Emotional Intelligence in Social Media

In a Nutshell:

Social media has radically changed the way we send and receive information, and it’s no doubt here to stay. This webinar will help you avoid the potential public relations nightmare of having impulsive thoughts broadcast via any number of social media platforms. In less than 60 minutes, this experience will provide you with real life examples of what to do, and what not to do. The framework of this session is designed to leverage the power of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) to engage and motivate others within your social media community.

What You Will Learn:

  • An understanding of the damaging effects caused by using social media to promote negative feelings;
  • How to create more interesting and engaging posts and Tweets by relating more effectively to others; and,
  • How to minimize the backlash of a post or Tweet gone awry.

How You Will Benefit:

  • You will identify and utilize social media skills designed to:
  • Increase your level of positive influence;
  • Improve your communication skills, while gaining personal and professional credibility; and,
  • Develop your forward thinking abilities and increase your self-awareness.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to improve their professional online image.

Join us to reveal a new understanding of how the multiple sources of social media can consistently benefit both you and your organization.
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The EQ Solution for Engaging the Disengaged - LIVE Sept. 13, 2016 11am PT $95.00

The EQ Solution for Engaging the Disengaged

In a Nutshell:

Being a leader who consistently sets the stage for employee motivation, commitment and trust is no small challenge. In this session, leaders (at any level of every organization) will discover the critical factors that predict a high level of employee engagement, and learn about what employees say they really want from their leaders. This 60-minute webinar explores the employee engagement phenomenon, and provides participants with powerful insights into performance drivers, and easy to apply techniques for motivating, developing, and retaining top talent.

What You Will Learn:

  • The key role employee engagement plays in assuring present and future success in your organization;
  • How to apply key findings from recent research to engage, enrich, and re-energize those around you; and,
  • Ways to increase people's desire to give discretionary efforts in their job performance.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Expanded employee willingness and ability to contribute to the company's success;
  • Increased productivity, by awakening to unique engagement drivers within each person; and,
  • A greater level of mutual dependability and commitment to the team and the organization.

Who Should Attend?

Leaders at any level of the organization who are seeking ways to increase employee enthusiasm for work, dedication to company values, and improved business results.

Join us, and increase your understanding of employee engagement factors that will help enhance innovation and promote growth within your team and throughout your organization.
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Using EQ to Maximize the Pot. of your Comm. Style - LIVE Sept. 27, 2016 11am PT $95.00

Using EQ to Maximize the Potential of your Communication Styles

In a Nutshell:

This is a session that focuses on improving business relationships. It's designed to help promote greater productivity and reduce tension. Overcoming differences requires an understanding of the four different communication styles, and the motivations that drive each of them. This 60-minute session provides insights into how people communicate verbally and non-verbally, and how this knowledge can be used for mutual gain.

What You Will Learn:

  • The connection between style differences and relationship tension;
  • How to increase your understanding of behavioral differences, which leads to increased productivity; and,
  • Ways to work through relationship differences and gain mutual understanding.

How You Will Benefit:

  • The ability to use more of your energy toward accomplishing goals, instead of dealing with unproductive tension;
  • Gaining an understanding of style differences, which leads to increased productivity; and,
  • Developing the ability to use style observation clues to communicate more effectively.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone seeking the ability to overcome challenging business relationships, and reduce workplace tension.

Join us, and increase your ability to work more effective with others, while raising your self-awareness and self-confidence. This webinar will provide you with an ongoing resource for developing, rebuilding and maintaining respectful and trusting relationships.
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Interviewing for Emotional Intelligence - LIVE October 10, 2016 11am PT $95.00

Interviewing for Emotional Intelligence

In a Nutshell:

When it comes to selecting and hiring new employees, unfortunately "practice doesn't make perfect". The challenge of identifying the right candidates to meet the company's needs is a responsibility that will continue to evolve, and requires a system for making the best choices. This 60-minute learning session dives into the landscape of the labor market and offers proven techniques for successful talent acquisition.

What You Will Learn:

  • A simple, yet powerful tool for quickly identifying the technical and EQ skills most important for each job;
  • Techniques for revealing truthful information about a candidate's experience; and,
  • How to design pre-planned interview questions based on knowledge of the job.

How You Will Benefit:

  • You'll be assured that the interview questions you're asking are designed to generate solid selection data;
  • Increased confidence in selecting candidates who are the best match for the position; and,
  • Self-assurance generated by the utilization of a system designed for continuing success.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in your organization who conducts employment interviews, or anyone who may be added to your recruiting or interviewing team during the next 6 - 12 months.

Join us as we present the unique ways that this systematic approach to the interviewing and selection process can become a mainstay in your company's future.


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Intro to Ego vs. EQ - LIVE September 8, 2016 10am PT FREE

Intro to Ego vs. EQ

In a Nutshell:

Successful leadership requires leveraging the power of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) within your management strategy. Developing these skills provides an edge to the effectiveness of leaders at every level of an organization-from interviewing and selection to motivating and engaging employees. In this 60 minute session you will receive an overview of the EQ competency and a synopsis of 8 common traps to avoid that can sabotage your career.

What You Will Learn:

Shifts you can make in your behavior to safeguard against ego pitfalls; Tactics you can employ to sharpen your EQ, and as a result reap proven benefits; and, Ways to make small adjustments in your behavior that will have a big impact.

How You Will Benefit:

You will learn ways to:
  • Raise your self-awareness during times when your emotions and moods influence your credibility
  • Use situational awareness to better read others
  • Leverage appropriate use of ego and learn ways to balance it with EQ.

Who Should Attend?

Those currently in leadership roles or aspiring to be in leadership roles.

Join us to experience the unique ways that Emotional Intelligence can improve your overall effectiveness and bring out the best results for everyone.
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Ignoring Feedback You Don't Like - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Ignoring Feedback You Don't Like

In a Nutshell:

It can be hard to hear honest feedback-especially when the feedback isn't what we think or want to believe about ourselves. But the consequences of ignoring that feedback can be even more damaging-it can significantly raise the risk of career derailment. In this 60-minute session, you will learn how practicing the three primary EQ skills-self-awareness, empathy, and self-control-can open the door to free-flowing communication and ensure that you receive the timely feedback required to raise your effectiveness.

What You Will Learn:

  • Ways to recognize your own impulses and how others perceive them (self-awareness);
  • Tips for relating unpretentiously to others so they feel safe are willing to be more honest with their feedback (empathy); and,
  • How to moderate your own behavior (self-control) to avoid unproductive interactions and damaging responses.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Enhance your ability to moderate your impulses and choose more effective behaviors;
  • Open the door to a new understanding of how to optimize feedback for improved performance for yourself and others; and,
  • Help you understand how to find themes in feedback, where to focus your attention, and what not to worry about.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in your organization who could benefit from a more objective approach for either giving or receiving feedback.

Join us and discover some unique ideas for turning potentially difficult feedback into actionable advice.
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Believing Technical Skills Trump Leadership Skills - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Believing Technical Skills Trump Leadership Skills

In a Nutshell:

Being brilliant with strong technical expertise means very little if you can't collaborate with others to leverage your knowledge in ways that move your organization forward. Research shows that technical expertise (in and of itself) is not a core indicator of success in any organization. In this 60-minute session, you will explore how certain strengths can be over-valued and/or over-used. In contrast, we will identify the predictive significance of emotional intelligence and the role it plays in becoming a people-savvy leader.

What You Will Learn:

  • The value of transforming your knowledge into actionable leadership skills;
  • How to overcome the tendency to resolve people challenges with technical solutions; and,
  • Ways to identify those situations where leadership matters more than your expertise.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Give people the time to think for themselves and come to their own conclusions;
  • Gain the ability to respond as a supportive leader rather than a hard-driving expert; and,
  • Set the stage for adjusting your role to inspire, motivate and encourage the contribution of others in ways that will move your organization forward.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who seeks the ability to communicate their technical expertise in ways that inspires others toward more engaging working relationships.

Join us and expand your ability to maximize your technical expertise while gaining credibility as both a team member and leader.
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Surrounding Yourself with More of You - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Surrounding Yourself with More of You

In a Nutshell:

In any organization, it's a challenge to build or expand a team. There cannot be any shortcuts in the interviewing and selection process. When you choose candidates who share your same strengths, values, and ways of thinking, your team will become limited in scope. The result: the team sees the world much like you do-rather than being able to question decisions or processes, and offer different perspectives. In this 60-minute session we will reveal the blind spots that prevent you from realizing oncoming group think challenges.

What You Will Learn:

  • The risks associated with hiring others with styles, skill sets and approaches that are similar to yours;
  • The importance of establishing a formal structured interviewing and selection process; and,
  • Ways to objectively identify competencies that indicate a person's skills that match job requirements.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Acquire an appreciation for others who represent opposing points of view;
  • Understand the limitations when you select team members based on your initial good or bad reactions to the candidates you interview; and,
  • Appreciate the value of having a well-rounded roster with natural checks and balances.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone seeking the ability to interview and select new team members who will enhance the quality and objectivity of their team and those seeking diversity in team dynamics.

Join us, and increase your ability to objectively identify team members who will strengthen the quality of your team. This webinar will provide you with an ongoing resource for structuring your selection process and ways to expand your inner circle.
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Not Letting Go Of Control - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Not Letting Go Of Control

In a Nutshell:

Often times we feel the need to stay heavily involved in all levels of decision making, to make sure everything is being done correctly. It's commendable to want things to be done right. However in most cases, the need to be consistently involved in decision making at all levels often slows down the work of those around us. In this 60-minute session you will learn how the principles of Emotional Intelligence say, "it's not our job to stay in the weeds and micromanage every challenge." Instead, our goal is to communicate effectively, develop and lead others in the strategic direction we all envision.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to make your job and the work of others more rewarding and motivating;
  • The significance of allowing others to take responsibility for successfully contributing to the team; and,
  • Ways to read situations to determine a level of involvement that's appropriate for everyone.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Encourage others to think for themselves and take on greater responsibilities;
  • Strengthen your role as a mentor and coach; and,
  • Empower others to make informed choices when you are unavailable for making decisions.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone seeking ways to become a more effective leader, by encouraging and developing the skill sets and confidence levels of the people on their team.

Join us to reveal a new understanding of how letting go of control can benefit you, those around you, and the overall organizational culture.
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Being Blind To Your Downstream Impact - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Being Blind To Your Downstream Impact

In a Nutshell:

We've all experienced scenarios when our good intentions go wrong. It's easy to have blind spots regarding how we often impact others. You may not have any objective advisors to provide you feedback regarding the disruptive effects of your decisions, initiatives, requests, or behaviors can create. In this 60-minute session you will learn how to avoid behaviors (often impulsive or unplanned) that can have a negative effect that ripples downstream to your team or your organization.

What You Will Learn:

  • Ways to assess what your team and your organization needs from you;
  • How to make sure that you're behaviors are in sync with a clear and stable strategic direction; and,
  • The significance of self-diagnosing so you can tune in to what others really want from you.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Gain credibility by showing appreciation for the impact of the requests you make of others;
  • Improve your reputation, while gaining personal and professional credibility; and,
  • Enhance your ability to leverage the timing of new ideas and/or strategies.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to intensify their awareness regarding the impact of their behaviors and decision making choices.

Join us to reveal a new understanding of how others are impacted by the choices you make.
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Underestimating How Much You're Being Watched - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Underestimating How Much You're Being Watched

In a Nutshell:

Make no mistake about it, everyone watches what you do. As a leader within your organization, your behaviors –both good and questionable- are noticed by those around you. During this webinar, we'll encourage you to step into other people's shoes and analyze yourself objectively, from their perspective. In this 60-minute session we review the things employees pay the most attention to, and we'll identify opportunities to increase your credibility and potential for success.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to recognize your own impulsive behaviors, the ones that may not serve you or your organization well;
  • The importance of considering how much employees follow your lead in tone and behavior; and,
  • An understanding of the need to evaluate the messages your behaviors send to others.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Manage your behaviors as a force for positive influence;
  • Improve your business relationships through a heightened sense of self-awareness; and,
  • Appreciate that you are being observed, instead of underestimating how much you are being watched.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to improve and enhance their self-awareness for the benefit of their personal and their professional image.

Join us to reveal a new understanding of how gaining a clearer self-image can benefit both you and your organization.
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Losing Touch with the Front-Line Experience - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Losing Touch with the Front-Line Experience

In a Nutshell:

Valuable information about how an organization can improve and increase its competitive advantage can be generated by employees at all levels of the organization. Issues that create the need for change are frequently most evident at the front line. However, policies are often created by leaders who can become out of touch with the practical realities of the organizational dynamics and cultural influences of those who have to execute their plans. In this 60-minute session you will learn ways to assure your credibility, and revitalize the engagement of employees at all levels of your organization.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to adequately anticipate the ripple effect of your decisions and behaviors;
  • Ways to show you are connected to the reality for employees at multiple levels of your organization; and,
  • The risks you take when you become too removed from the front line realities of your business.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Increase your influence and ability to engage your employees;
  • Enhance the potential for fresh ideas and perspectives; and,
  • Gain insights into the experience of both your customers and your workforce.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to be more efficient at gathering relevant improvement opportunities from employees throughout their organization.

Join us to experience a new understanding of ways to improve your competitive advantage from the inside out.
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Relapsing Back To Your Old Ways - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Relapsing Back To Your Old Ways

In a Nutshell:

One of the challenges of learning and adapting to new and enhanced behaviors is becoming comfortable, or complacent. When this happens, you think you've "fixed things" and don't need to worry about having Emotional Intelligence (EQ) goals anymore. Demonstrating the potential to be self-aware, empathetic, and self-disciplined-only to slip back into the same high-ego behaviors you exhibited in the past, sends a message to others that you are choosing to act with low EQ. In this 60-minute session you will learn ways to avoid the damaging return to unproductive habits and ego driven behaviors.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to manage the natural tendency of drifting back to ego, during times of challenge fatigue and stress;
  • Ways to use self-awareness to tune into your moods, emotions and impulses that may sabotage your relationships; and,
  • The importance of minimizing the negative impact when you drift back to ego driven behaviors.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Increase your ability to respond with the knowledge that your comfort zone isn't necessarily comfortable for those around you;
  • Read the signals from others, when they're sending subtle clues that you've relapsed into ego based behaviors; and,
  • Identify your ego based responses before you take action.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to consistently use emotionally intelligent behaviors when facing challenging circumstances.

Join us to recommit your dedication to overcome the pitfalls of ego driven behaviors that can derail your progress toward becoming an emotionally intelligent leader.
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Taking Ego vs. EQ Full Circle - Available Now On Demand $39.00

Taking Ego vs. EQ Full Circle

In a Nutshell:

People who focus on their own interpersonal effectiveness are one major step ahead of those who've yet to discover the significance of emotionally intelligent leadership. This important realization is at the core of a personal journey toward either career success or sabotage. Emotionally intelligent leaders weigh the risks, as well as the rewards of the transition toward applying the proven science of EQ. In this 60-minute session you will learn ways to maintain long term success, by making simple adjustments, and thereby gaining credibility toward becoming a role model for leadership effectiveness.

What You Will Learn:

  • The road to becoming a consistently emotionally intelligent leader is a journey…not a one-time event;
  • How to establish an action plan for ongoing leadership effectiveness; and,
  • Ways to develop continuing relevancy as a visionary leader.

How You Will Benefit:

You will identify and utilize skills that are designed to help you:
  • Achieve the ability to recognize the signs of behavioral pitfalls, prior to falling victim to ego traps;
  • Gain a greater potential to see EQ leadership challenges as opportunities for increased credibility; and,
  • Attain a new level of confidence in your capacity to acquire leadership endorsement.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone wanting to renew their dedication to leadership excellence.

Join us to reveal a new understanding of how the battle of Ego vs. EQ is ongoing and how the emotional intelligence competency can consistently benefit both you and your organization.
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