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perspective to
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Your company culture is a reflection of how you work together and treat each other.  It is smart to engage your employees as you build your team and company culture but it is often valuable to engage a neutral party with an outside perspective.

Leadership-Link has built and customized programs to help you and your company:

Create or refresh a Vision, Mission, and set of Core Values that align and inspire everyone in the company.

Increase the effectiveness of your leadership teams through facilitated workshops and support.

Establish clear and consistent approaches to decision-making and governance systems.

Disrupt unconscious bias before it interferes.

Design and implement a hiring and interviewing process that helps you hire the best talent.

Develop custom programs for your internal team to implement and own.

Workshops

Thrive with Resilience in Constant Change

Change

Thrive with Resilience in Constant Change

This workshop is designed for all employees working in a fast-paced, exciting workplace that moves and changes quickly. (And who isn't going through change in the work today?)
We will explore the phases of change and how to manage our personal response to change, how to utilize the “circle of control” to determine the best responses, and how to manage your response when your brain works against you through change.
The ultimate goal is to help you again strategies for building resilience durgin change.

Lead with Resilience
Through Change

Change

Lead with Resilience Through Change

This session is designed for leaders who must support others a through a change while at the same time, work through the change themselves and keep the business running!
That likely sounds familiar to many in the workforce today.
We will explore the phases of change and the feelings and behaviors you might observe (or experience) during the phases.

Raise Awareness of Unconscious Bias

Bias

Raise Awareness of Unconscious Bias

If you have a brain, you are biased. Our brains are designed to hardwire and categorize experiences, people, and scenarios. And, that is great when it is great. However, we also know that hardwiring and categorizing can work against us when it perpetuates a stereotype or generates a reaction that does not accurately reflect the reality of the situation. In other words, our  brains are amazing, but they can work against us when they put people into categories that lead to stereotypes. This workshop is highly interactive around a critical, personal topic that requires all to be open and vulnerable in the discussions.

Avoid Harassment &
Discrimination

Bias

Avoid Harassment & Discrimination

To build a culture of respect and inclusion, every team member must be committed to avoiding harassment of any kind in the workplace. Do you know how to recognize harassment? Do you know when you are obligated, by law, to report certain behaviors? In this workshop, we will explore multiple workplace scenarios and discuss the different ways in which harassment can surface intentionally and unintentionally at work. Part 2 of this workshop is designed specifically for leaders and covers how to address harassment anywhere in the organization and how to respectfully and effectively manage any harassment scenario.

Present so People
Listen

Communication

Present so People Listen

Why is it that some people speak for an hour and it feels like 10 minutes, and others speak for 10 minutes and it feels like an hour? In a world of constant communication, we all have to choose which voices we will tune out and which voices we will tune in. In this workshop, learn how to captive your audience and deliver a powerful message-learn the secret behind presenting so people will listen!

Difficult Conversacions
with Clarity & Care

Communication

Difficult Conversations with Clarity & Care

In this session, leaders will practice the conversation skills needed to have a positive impact in a difficult environment. This includes communicating clear expectations, providing effective feedback, delivering difficult messages, and knowing the boundaries of communication and lenguage in a respectful workplace. This session is a practical approach to conversation planning, opening and closing lines, and how discuss what matters most.

Deliver Feeback with
Candor & Care

Communication

Deliver Feedback with Candor & Care

Feedback is the fuel for performance, so why is it sometimes so difficult to share? Because it’s personal. There are principles that can be applied to make feedback a powerful performance tool- timing is everything, know how to manage your emotions, and then set the tone and manage the conversation. In this workshop we work through getting the right mindset, preparing for a productive interaction, and managing the feedback conversation.

Influence for
Impact

Influence

Influence for Impact

There are some who are born with a presence that influences people to follow. For the vast majority of us, influence is a skill that needs to be cultivated and practiced. Influencing across the matrix is a critical competence in a competitive, fast-paced, technical environment. In this workshop we work through the process of creating influence intentions and plans. The workshop focuses on practical activities and ends with a detailed action plan.

Adapt your Approach
to Increase your Impact

Know Yourself

Adapt your Approach to Increase your Impact

Participants in this workshop will be exposed to various work styles by using the DiSC assessment. In-depth analysis is provided to fully explore personal styles. Through activities and group discussion, participants learn how to adapt their approach to most effectively work with others .

Get the Most Out
of Your Strengths
(Strengths -Filders)

Know Yourself

Get the Most Out  of Your Strengths

Every leader has unique strengths and passions. In fact, according to data from to Gallup and StrengthFinders, statistics show there is only a one in 33-million chance that another leader has the same strengths profile as you. In this workshop, we work with participants to increase their  understanding of their unique strengths and how to turn their strengths into a personal “Professional Brand”.

Make Meetings Work

Meetings

Make Meetings Work

I love to go to meetings... exclaimed no one ever. Yet, we spend more than half of our working life in meetings! There’s good news - we know a lot about how to make meetings better and what we need to do. There's also bad news - we don’t consistently do what we know we should do (e.g., agendas in advance). In this session, you will create an action plan to put into practice those things that are essential to preparing for effective meetings. More importantly, you will practice the HOW of running an effective meeting.

Interview for a
Great Match

Hiring

Interview for a Great Match

Who says interviewing is simple and easy to “wing it?” I’ll tell you who - those who don’t get enough good information out of an interview to make a great match. When you have a limited amount of time to meet with a candidate, you need to maximize that hour and gain insights to make a critical decision - a hiring decision. In this workshop, participants get practical experience following a structured interview process. We focus on how to conduct a “behavioral event interview” that helps you predict future performance of a potential candidate.

Every session includes:

> Preparation work (30-40 minutes)
> 2 or 3 hour workshop (in person or virtual)
> Action Commitment follow up
> Support for managers to reinforce learning

Know Yourself Assessments:

> Everything DiSC (recommended)
> StrengthsFinder
> Total strengths development inventory
> Myers-Briggs type indicator