Leadership Communication

Leadership Communication

How do you become the leader you want to be?

The word “lead” means to go before. So, as you go before your team, your family, your community, ask yourself:
what kind of world are we trying to create? What results do we want?

“Leadership is influence.”

— John C. Maxwell

When you’re creating your vision, you have to get other people to stand up for it. You have to influence them. But influence has components – building trust and credibility, gaining buy-in, fostering an environment of collaboration, dealing creatively with differences, learning to value diversity. These are skills we can learn, skills we can improve.

They call these “soft skills” because they’re difficult to measure but, when they’re missing, you notice. We need to have conversations. We need to know what to talk about. We need these skills – influence, persuasion, conflict management, empathetic listening. 

Presentations & Public Speaking

How can you have true presence before an audience?

Fear can cause us to disconnect from who we are, the content we’re presenting or the audience we’re presenting to. Our presentation skills training will help you reconnect with your deepest confidence.

We create a safe, welcoming environment in which each participant makes five presentations over the course of two days.  All presentations are critiqued by the instructor and videotaped for playback and discussion.

Find Your Voice

Find and connect to your true voice

Organize your thoughts for genuine persuasion

Align your voice with your style, audience and message

Delivery Skills

Develop physical delivery skills that are right for you

Use visuals to enhance your message

Understand detractors and enhancers

Know Your Audience

Analyze your audience

Hook them with a good story

Overcome resistance and Q&A

Max Rosenak

Max Rosenak

Executive Presence

How can you project as a true executive?

When we say “executive,” we don’t just mean the title. We mean the way you carry yourself, the way you position yourself in moments where a leader needs to rise to the occasion. You are the only executive in your own life. We can help draw forth the strengths of that inner executive. These training sessions that will surprise you and you will surprise yourself.

Max Rosenak, a professional actor, will help you prepare for challenging situations by using techniques to stay connected to yourself and remain present. We’ll work on voice, movement, body, whole person engagement.

The fundamentals of effective presentation skills, combined with executive presence will leave you feeling more confident than ever before.

Situational Leadership

How can we prepare leaders for long-term success?

Situational leaders give their people exactly what they need, when they need it. They offer guidance, caring, and autonomy, and provide just the right amount of direction and support to help their team members succeed. They know how to develop competent, self-reliant contributors who deliver faster results for your organization.

The Situational Leadership® II model is an easy-to-understand, practical framework that helps your managers diagnose the needs of their people and then provide the appropriate leadership style to meet those needs. Your managers learn the four stages of development and how to apply the appropriate directive and supportive behaviors to match the development needs of their people. 

  • Accelerate DevelopmentWith direction and support, people's growth can accelerate, delivering greater value to your company.
  • Instill a Common LanguageA common language boosts effectiveness and creates a culture focused on high performance.
  • Increase RetentionLeaders who match their style to the needs of their people raise morale and ultimately increase commitment, engagement, and retention.
  • Create Proactive Problem SolversWhen employees feel that their managers have their best interests at heart, they perform better, are more creative, and seek optimal solutions to problems.
  • One Size Does Not Fit AllDifferent employees need different levels of direction and support depending on their level of competence and commitment.
Influence Training

How do we create influence?

Corporate structures are getting flatter. The pace of business is getting faster. We have access to more information than ever before. And it’s becoming harder than ever to get things done. 

We need the cooperation of other people to have transformative influence on our world.

Principled persuasion can help us build stronger relationships and derive greater fulfillment from our jobs. We can work together better when we understand what our colleagues care about. 

We can help you and your team learn to influence those you work with through strategies that focus on:

  • Principled persuasion
  • Gaining buy in
  • Character and competency
  • Building trust and credibility
  • The science and dynamics of influence
  • Relationship strategies