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Building Great Leaders and Teams since 1999

Bishop House Consulting is the premier leadership development and organizational consulting firm working with companies in New York’s Capital Region and Tech Valley. Founded by Michael Holland in 1999, the firm has grown steadily, maintaining trusted, long-term relationships with clients.

Bishop House trainers and coaches are well-regarded as thought leaders in developing effective executives & managers, building cohesive teams, and navigating organizational change. Bishop House excels at building both leadership capability within all levels of leaders and the leadership capacity of organizations. The firm works with leaders through training programs and coaching projects, focusing on building from the core out.

We believe that creating deep self-awareness of one’s leadership style enables opportunities to build trusted relationships, which in turn allows for the formation of cohesive teams. We help leaders seek those keystone behaviors in their core management routines, which can be adjusted to allow for initial shifts in their leadership behavior. With continued practice, these behaviors become effective leadership habits, resulting in more effective leaders and greater leadership capacity within the organization.

Testimonials for Bishop House Consulting, Inc.

  • The structure, format and content was perfect for my team. The training provided each member the appropriate insight with respect to their individual leadership and communication styles. It has also provided the framework for improved communication with their direct reports. The feedback I have received from my team has been very positive.

    PresidentTech Services Company
  • Thank you for everything you did to make our training a wonderful experience. You have a very effective way of presenting material so that it is appropriate and relevant to every person - a difficult order when you consider how different our backgrounds were. You also did it all with an energy and enthusiasm that made it all the more enjoyable!

    Associate DirectorSkidmore College
  • What I noticed was a team that was interacting dramatically different with each other. The contrast of before and after was striking. There was a comfort, trust and even lighter feel than I had ever experienced with that same team. They are literally transformed, and I am so proud of the work they did and thankful for your guidance through it.

    VP, Client Services and Product DevelopmentTyler Technologies

Solutions

  • Team Development

    We work with teams of all shapes and sizes, at all levels, to build successful team behaviors. Our trainers will work with you to develop and facilitate a customized team program which focuses on the communication and behavior styles of each individual.

    Our trainers are certified in the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, an assessment-based learning experience that helps people discover what it takes to build a high-performing team. The program helps teams understand how they score on each of the components of the model.

    Team members on productive, high-functioning teams must:

    Trust One Another
    Engage in Conflict Around Ideas
    Commit to Decisions
    Hold One Another Accountable
    Focus on Achieving Collective Results

    The assessment results are leveraged by teams to understand their strengths and to address the areas where they can be more effective. Individual team members will learn about their own personality style and how it contributes to the team's overall success.

  • Everything DiSC Workplace®

    Have you ever wondered why some people just don't get you? Or ever thought "I cannot even begin to know what my boss needs - even when I ask her, I still don't know."

    Most of us have felt that way at one time or another. The good news is there's a simple tool designed to help you understand yourself and other people too.

    Everything DiSC Workplace® helps you build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of personal styles. It helps to create environments where everyone - no matter what their communication style - is treated with trust, respect and dignity in every social interaction.

  • Everything DiSC Management®

    The Everything DiSC Management® profile provides a deep understanding of yourself, the first step to becoming an effective manager. It will help you to understand the preferences you have as a manager - what you enjoy and what drains your energy when managing.

    The profile teaches you how to observe behaviors in colleagues, employees and clients to recognize their DiSC styles and how to adapt your behavior to those styles to manage more effectively. The concentration of the report is on directing, delegating and developing the people you manage.

    The Everything DiSC Management® is a stand-alone profile for anyone in a managerial or supervisory position, and recognizes that all styles are valuable and can manage effectively.

  • Everything DiSC Sales®

    The Everything DiSC Sales® profile helps salespeople understand their unique approach to the sales process, and how to adapt their style to meet the needs of different customer styles.

    Everything DiSC Sales® focuses on:

    Understanding your DiSC style as it pertains to selling and customer interactions
    Recognizing your customers' buying styles
    Understanding your customers' sales drivers
    Learning how to adapt to your customers' styles in order to have more effective relationships and higher close rates

  • Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders®

    The Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders® is not just any 360. It combines the best of 360 with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus strategies for improving effectiveness.

    The 363 advantages:

    CommentSmart. This innovative selectable comments feature saves time and reduces stress by allowing raters to choose from highly-tested, behavior-focused comments to give more richness, context and depth to their feedback - without the potential for snide remarks.

    Easy to Understand. It is not a collection of dry spreadsheets and charts without any explanation or story. It combines clear visuals and a conversational narrative style to interpret and explain the date, making the report easy to understand and use.

    Inclusion of Next Steps. With a lot of 360s, the leader's response can be, "Now what?" The 363 answers that question by giving leaders 3 strategies to improve their leadership effectiveness that can be put into action immediately.

  • Everything DiSC Work of Leaders®

    With the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® profile you'll discover your leadership style and learn a simple 3-step process to help you approach the fundamental work of leaders: Vision, Alignment and Execution.

    Everything DiSC Work of Leaders® focuses on:

    Connecting to Real-World Demands. Work of Leaders encourages leaders to understand their own leadership behaviors and how those behaviors impact their effectiveness.

    Generating Powerful Conversations. Consistently thought-provoking, the profile stimulates fresh conversations and perspectives regardless of the leader's knowledge or experience. It's an opportunity for leaders at all levels of learning to reflect on how they approach each step of their work. It also encourages reflection and discussion about the team and the organization.

    Providing A Clear Path For Action. Work of Leaders helps leaders take action with personalized tips and strategies that give clear direction and are easy to apply.

  • Leadership Coaching

    Leadership coaching is recognized as one of the best ways to raise business performance, enhance leadership skills and increase individual effectiveness. Our customized programs guide leaders to grow the depth and breadth of their people leadership. We work one-on-one with the leader to establish a confidential, mentoring relationship, guiding the leader to explore their role, their engagement within that role, and particularly their impact upon the organization. We have expertise in:

    Leadership Coaching - for those leaders who are leading teams/departments or leading leaders of teams/departments.

    Executive Coaching - for senior leaders who not only lead leaders but are also key influencers in their companies.

    Small Group Coaching - enables a small gathering of leaders - usually 2 to 4 - to build trusted, peer-mentoring relationships.

    Business Owner Coaching - developed to guide business owners who must balance the demands of executive leadership with business ownership.

  • Management Training

    We have worked with thousands of leaders in the Capital District and beyond to teach them how to leverage their own style and talents and to lead well. We believe that creating deep self-awareness of one's leadership style enables opportunities to build trusted relationships, which in turn allows for the formation of cohesive teams.

    We help leaders to seek those keystone behaviors in their core management routines which can be adjusted to allow for initial shifts in their leadership behavior. With continued practice these behaviors become effective leadership habits, resulting in more effective leaders and greater leadership capacity within the organization.

    We offer public as well as on-site customized programs. Typical topics include:

    DiSC: Understanding Personal Styles
    The Role of a Leader
    Management Communication
    Creating an Effective Work Environment
    Coaching Performance
    Essential Work Skills
    Performance Counseling and Reviews
    Leading Change

Facilitator Accreditation

Choose a workplace personality assessment:

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by Everything DiSC®

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

  • July 11 – August 18, 2017

    Tuesday live sessions from 1:00-2:30 pm CT
  • October 12 – November 20, 2017

    Thursday live sessions from 1:00-2:30pm CT.
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Accreditation

The Five Behaviors Of A Cohesive Team™

Powered by All Types™

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team is a unique learning experience. Participants can become emotional. The team leader can be defensive. Timelines and scripts can get thrown out the window. As a facilitator, you can influence whether a team sees an uncomfortable moment through or misses out on the opportunity to grow.

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Facilitator Accreditation is a blended-learning course that will help you gain confidence, credential, and expertise as a consultant and facilitator of this very powerful team-improvement program.

Learn how to navigate unexpected and challenging conversations. Develop instincts for when to stick to the agenda and when to improvise, when to let a debate play out and when to cut it short. This course will prepare you for any situation!

This program Includes:

  • 5-week course plus pre-work
  • Weekly 90-minute instructor-led sessions
  • Access to learning resources online
  • Access to The Five Dysfunctions of a Team eBook

Accreditation will be granted upon completion of the Wiley course and passing of the accompanying exam. Accreditation is valid for two years at which point you have the option to renew.

Start your journey toward building your confidence and competence in effectively delivering The Five Behaviors program!

Upcoming Classes

Take the next step!
Accreditation

Featured Skills

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building
  • Professional Facilitation
  • New Leader Integration
  • Management Training
  • Sales Training
  • Train the Trainer
  • Executive Coaching
  • Customized Training
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

    Five Behaviors
  • A productive, high functioning team
    • Establishes Trust between team members
    • Engages in Conflict around ideas
    • Commits to decisions
    • Holds team members Accountable
    • Focuses on achieving collective Results
    • Is more fun to be on!
    Five Behaviors
  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™

    has a simple goal: To help people discover how to build a truly cohesive and effective team. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s internationally best-selling leadership fable The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this assessment-based program focuses on putting The Five Behaviors™ model into practice.

  • A productive, high functioning team

    Establishes Trust between team members Engages in Conflict around ideas Commits to decisions Holds team members Accountable Focuses on achieving collective Results Is more fun to be on!

Credentials

  • Everything DiSC® Certified Facilitator Logo
  • Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Certified Facilitator Logo
  • Certified Career Management Coach Logo
  • Certified Job Search Strategist Logo