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. Conflict may be about “ego”, but the concept of "ego" is only moderately useful in an organizational setting. 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

Almost everybody thinks everybody else should behave right. We give you a place to start and a map to continue. Distilled from years of intensive research, "If Only They Would Just" keys your team in to the essential soft skills:

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

2-day, 1-day, and 1/2 day customized workshops.



How to Stop Staff from Being Pigheaded 

Good news: we can learn to un-see problems that we've trained ourselves to see, freeing us to 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