We call this short program “Accelerating Success” and it focuses exclusively on getting everyone through the learning curves quickly, and functioning as a high-performance team.
Essential Conversations - Learn how to deal with conflict AND improve relationships.
We help the leader quickly get to know their team – the individuals, the issues and the obstacles, along with the team getting to know the leader – their priorities , their idiosyncrasies and their style — things that usually take months to learn – all in a couple days. We explore issues that come up with the team around clients, goals, plans, teamwork, leadership styles and communication. As one of our clients described it “they helped us get all the “BS” that no one wanted to talk about out onto the table quickly, efficiently and diplomatically, so we could deal with it, answer questions, squelch concerns and rumours, and get on with being a motivated and successful team.”
We help the team start having “essential conversations” based on trust and open, honest dialogue designed to enhance relationship.
Essential Conversations are any conversation between two or more people where the stakes are high and “agree to disagree” is not an option. A leader’s life is filled with them:
CALM Conversations - A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing
•Confronting staff about on performance or misbehavior;
•Misalignment with peers;
•Struggles with the board or boss;
•Negotiation with clients and stakeholders, and
•So many others.
What might your work be like, if you were equipped to deal with conflict in a way that improved our relationships?
Here we spend a little time on theory and technique and a lot of time on practice – having real conversations about real issues, your team will improve while learning on-the-spot.
In this Workshop your team members will learn how to:
•Have the conversation that is needed to address and change behaviours and attitudes.
•Know when feedback and coaching is no longer appropriate, and confrontation of issues is needed,
•Spot common errors and correct them, and
•End the conversation with a stronger, enriched
Introduce a coach approach to your organization. Leaders learn how to use with their staff some of the techniques that professional coaches use to bring out the best in their clients. This helps leaders empower employees to solve problems and to buy-into the solutions, building a “coaching culture” throughout your organization.
This leadership training amplifies coaching success throughout your organization.
You and your team will learn how to start bringing a coach approach to your day-to-day work – help colleagues and staff to reach greater heights, use a questions based approach in your interactions with your team and begin to encourage staff to use a coach approach with each other.
Building a coaching culture leads to enormous corporate gains. CALM Conversations can be integrated into any of our leadership development curricula to ensure a consistent understanding and application of coaching throughout the company.
We use our intuition, deep active listening and experience to ask curious and powerful questions. We coach our clients to notice self-perceived limits and see different perspectives, so that they can break through their own hurdles and achieve things they didn’t know they could achieve. And, we hold our clients accountable throughout the coaching process. We help the client to find solutions that suit them and help them figure out how to implement those solutions.
We are committed to change that is transformative. When people are able to understand themselves and how the world sees them, they discover more authentic, creative and resourceful ways of creating fulfilling lives and vibrant workplaces.
You will not only move forward in your career success but deepen your learning in the process. By achieving that deeper learning about yourself, you help others grow around you and advance the success of the whole organization.