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Bruce Hodes, President and Founder

Bruce Hodes, President and Founder of CMI, is dedicated to helping companies grow. The focus of his work is developing work teams, business leaders and executives into powerful performers. Bruce has an MBA from Northwestern University and a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work.
As a business strategy consultant and a former psychotherapist, Bruce brings a diverse blend of skills and education to his work with teams, business leaders and executives. Bruce developed a methodology, called Breakthrough Strategic Business Planning. This planning format is specifically designed for small and mid-sized companies; it is also useful for departments and corporate divisions.
Bruce has 30 years of experience working extensively with privately held companies from five to 100 million dollars in size. He is an expert in small business advising and family business coaching. Bruce’s diverse skill set and adaptable approach allows him to work with a wide variety of companies including food processing, manufacturing, insurance, health care administration, technology, staffing and commercial laundry sectors. Bruce has coached and planned with numerous companies that have experienced real tangible revenue growth. Bruce has also facilitated team building retreats for employees of the Chicago Public School System, and other Not for Profit Organizations.
Bruce is a prolific writer. Bruce’s writing often appears in Textile Rentals Magazine and on the Strategy Driven blog. His book, Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami by developing Performance Oriented Cultures was published in February of 2012.

Solutions

  • The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

    The Five Behaviors Model will be used to help team members learn to work together more efficiently and effectively and to become a more cohesive team.

    A productive, high-functioning team has a lot of upside:
    - Makes better, faster decisions
    - Taps into the skills and opinions of all members
    - Avoids wasting time talking about the wrong issues and revisiting the same topics over and over
    because of a lack of buy-in
    - Creates competitive advantage

  • Everything DiSC Products

    Everything DiSC helps people:
    - Discover their DiSC style
    - Understand their reactions to coworkers
    - Build more effective work relationships

  • Strategic Planning

    CMI’s Breakthrough Strategic Business Planning is specifically designed for growth-oriented companies. The process is centered around researching and assessing critical issues. This process also includes assembling a key leadership team and coaching them to commit to the company’s strategic direction. CMI’s Breakthrough Strategic Business Planning results in strategies, goals, objectives and action plans that lead to implementation and execution of your strategic business plan.

    Outcomes

    A focused and aligned corporate leadership group
    An analysis of the current and future business environment
    An examination of your market segments and your competitors
    A strategic assessment your company and its strengths and weaknesses
    Clarification of strategic goals and objectives
    Action plans with designated leaders and due dates
    A process to monitor, give feedback and to implement the action plans
    A one-page plan

  • Team Building

    CMI’s corporate team building programs are built around business simulations that focus on developing collaboration and teamwork and improve business performance.

    High Performance Team Building
    In CMI’s High Performance Team Building groups explore ways they could work better together to create high performance work teams.

    Communication Team Building
    CMI’s Communication Team Building utilizes and features the Disc profile system to enhance individual and team performance.

    Customer Service Team Building
    CMI’s Customer Service Program teaches applicable and relevant tools and techniques to build customer focused teams in your workplace.

  • One-on-One Coaching

    One-on-One Coaching
    CMI’s One-on-One Coaching consist of 1-2 hour business coaching sessions customized to meet your needs. The sessions are focused on improving productivity and leadership skills. Sessions also focus on overcoming professional and/or personal challenges. Sessions are held monthly until the desired results are accomplished.

    Outcomes

    Increased productivity
    Leadership skill development
    Action plans and tools to overcome challenges

  • Keynote Speaking

    Achieve Sustainable Business Growth

    Can you grow a powerful, profitable organization in these challenging times? “Yes, but it takes courage, determination, and actionable techniques that work,” says business coach and consultant Bruce Hodes, who has 30 years’ experience working with privately held companies from five to 100 million dollars in size. As a business consultant, author, and former psychotherapist, Bruce brings a diverse blend of skills and education to his work with teams, business leaders and executives, and as President and Founder of CMI, he’s dedicated to helping companies grow. The author of Front Line Heroes: Battling the Business Tsunami by Developing Performance Oriented Cultures, his entertaining talks are powerful experiences as Bruce illustrates his strategies with real-life stories and provides step-by-step guides that create outstanding results.

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

  • January 03 – February 10, 2018

    Wednesday live sessions begin January 10, 2018
  • April 19 – May 27, 2018

    Thursday live sessions begin April 26, 2018
Take the next step!
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

  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Execution Management
  • One-on-One Coaching
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Consultant
  • 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

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  • Everything DiSC Authorized Partner
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