Customized workshops


The 7 Sources of Conflict... and What to Do About Them

  The workshop – 7 Sources of Conflict and What to Do About Them – brings to life the 7 Sources of Conflict found by internationally recognized management guru Dr. Ichak Adizes. We often simply attribute conflict to “ego”, but the concept of ego is only moderately useful in an organizational setting. Adizes' 7 Sources of Conflict goes into highly practical detail. Find out why conflict is endemic to groups, and how it can be harnessed, moderated, used to build mutual trust and respect… and to get things done.



Improving Other People's Soft Skills

We're right to think that everybody else should always behave right. But they don't. (Neither do we.) Still, there is hope! Address the how-to's of getting interactions to be productive and making the team climate one where people really look forward to the day with each other. Distilled from years of intensive research, "If Only They Would Just" keys your team into the essential soft skills:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • FFM: The Five Factor Personality Model
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Mental Habits

2-day, 1-day, and 1/2 day  workshops are customized to deal with your team's specific issues, including also the soft skills necessary for remote workers.



The Art of Reframing (or How to Stop Staff from Being Pigheaded!)

Good news: we can learn to un-see problems that we've trained ourselves to see. The key is getting your staff to that choice point so that they are free to simply handle the work at hand. This workshop reveals frames and their limitations and offers an opportunity to reframe collusion into cooperation and collaboration.

This 2 & 1/2 hour workshop:

  • helps break through productivity plateaus
  • creates openings to jump-start innovation initiatives.
  • reduces unproductive intra- and inter-team conflict.

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The Art of Being More Present for Your Staff, Colleagues, and Clients

This dynamic 2 & 1/2 hr experiential workshop helps managers, staff, and entrepreneurs to:

  • Be more deeply present with staff, colleagues, and clients
  • Gather more information from staff, colleagues, and clients
  • Increase your ability to see more complexity while quickly spotting the essence of your clients' challenges
  • Generate new pathways forward

The Present Manager includes the A-B-C-D of deep presence:

  1. The Art of hearing
  2. The Beauty of beholding
  3. The Courage of learning
  4. The Dynamics of results 

Also provided as The Present Coach, specifically designed for coaches to reinvigorate their coaching practice.



Ansel Adams and the Art of Improving Team Success

Amazing photographs don't just happen, and neither do amazing teams. Iconic photographer Ansel Adams provided a method of seeing, the Zone System, that securely re-energizes team relations.

The 2 & 1/2 hour workshop advances your team's:

  • willingness
  • trust in their manager
  • trust in each other
  • esprit de corps
  • productivity
  • ability to innovate