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The Infinite Game

Workshop Highlights

  1. Explore the characteristics of a Just Cause and relate it to your organization
  2. Examine the practices that are building trust and those that may be breaking trust, and how to maintain and rebuild trust
  3. Define and study your Worthy Rivals to identify areas of strength and areas to improve
  4. Gain a deeper understanding of Existential Flexibility, explore case studies and evaluate your current capacity for Existential Flexibility
  5. Learn how to build stronger relationships, which are the basis for the The Courage to Lead

Description

Simon recently published The New York Times bestselling book, The Infinite Game and we are excited to bring a brand new workshop experience that explores the five practices of infinite-minded leadership. Please note - this is a new workshop with limited release for early 2020. 

In business, there is no such thing as winning and losing. In an infinite game there is only ahead and behind. Of course, every organization has finite short-term goals, metrics and wins that show us that we are making progress, but to what end? In order to lead in an infinite game, we must practice these five areas:

  • Advance a Just Cause – a specific vision of a future state that does not yet exist; a future state so appealing that people are willing to make sacrifices in order to help advance towards that vision.
  • Build Trusting Teams – an environment in which people feel psychologically safe to express themselves and be who they really are. 
  • Study Worthy Rivals – another player in the game worthy of comparison.
  • Prepare for Existential Flexibility – the capacity to initiate an extreme disruption to a business model or strategic course in order to more effectively advance your Just Cause.
  • Demonstrate the Courage to Lead – a willingness to take risks for the good of an unknown future.

These sessions will break down and explore each (or a select number) of the five practices of leading in an infinite game.

Who is it for?

C-Suite/Senior Leadership

Approximately 6 - 7 hours

The full-day Infinite Game Workshop will cover all five practices of infinite-minded leadership and include examples, discussions and exercises that will bring the concepts to life.

General Audience

Approximately 3 - 4 hours

This half-day workshop will cover Trusting Teams, Worthy Rival and The Courage to Lead, with examples and exercises to help participants internalize the concepts.

Facilitators

Stephen Shedletzky

Conversations That Make a Difference: Feedback & Recognition

Workshop Highlights

  • Learn how to confront issues in a way that inspires behavior change.
  • Identify ways to empower someone to keep doing great work.
  • Understand how to deliver feedback—good and bad—that is clear and specific.
  • Explore how to discuss feedback, including how to initiate a meeting and how to follow up afterward.
  • Discuss how to create an environment where feedback is comfortable and open.

Description

Does your team have regular feedback sessions? Does each team member know where they need to grow and feel they have the support to do so? Do your reward and recognition programs represent what your team values most? Does everyone feel they are valued and valuable to the team?

In this highly interactive session, your team will learn tools to give feedback, confront someone when it’s in their best interest to change their behavior, and learn how to recognize what uniquely motivates and inspires each member of your team.

Facilitator

Kristen Hadeed

Bringing Core Values to Life

Workshop Highlights

  • Identify behaviors that will bring your organization’s values to life.
  • Learn how to recognize values-based decision making.
  • Explore ways to cascade the values through all levels of your organization.

Description

You’ve done the work of stating the values of your organization. Can every member of your team name and define them? When each person shares their definition, is it clear and consistent with what others say?

When the things you say and the things you do are in alignment with what you actually believe, a thriving culture emerges. Moving values off the wall and into the everyday actions of your team is the easiest and most inspiring way to build a values-based organization.

Facilitator

Kristen Hadeed

WHY Discovery for Teams and Organizations

Workshop Highlights

  1. Gain a foundational knowledge of the Golden Circle.
  2. Learn how the concept of Contribution + Impact makes an inspiring WHY.
  3. Explore opportunities for immediate application of the WHY.

Description

As simple as the WHY concept is to understand, one of the biggest challenges a team or organization will face is clearly articulating its purpose, cause or belief—its WHY. While it may be felt, it can be difficult to put into words. And without a clear articulation of the WHY it can be difficult put into action and nearly impossible to scale. Finding the words for your WHY is the first step in being able to effectively communicate it.

We’ve learned that the optimal way to deepen individual awareness and appreciation of the human attributes that inspire a unique culture is through sharing stories that exemplify when the organization is at its best. In this highly facilitated workshop participants draft a Why Statement for the organization and relate it to the organization’s values and guiding principles.

Facilitators

Stephen Shedletzky
Heath Slawner
Matt Dunsmoor

Why Your Strengths are More Important than Your Job Description

Workshop Highlights

  • Determine your personal strengths and the strengths of the others on your team.
  • Explore ways to help others feel they are contributing to the organization—the key to employee engagement.
  • Learn how to create a productive team environment that is efficient and effective.

Description

At work, we all want the same thing: to feel like we are meaningfully contributing to our organization. This workshop is designed to help you see your own unique strengths and the strengths of those on your team. You will learn to see people beyond their job descriptions and instead focus on who they are and the value they bring to the table. With the tools from this workshop, you will be able to create an environment where people are truly valued.

Speaker

Kristen Hadeed

WHY Discovery for Individuals

Workshop Highlights

  1. Gain a foundational knowledge of the Golden Circle.
  2. Work with peers to discover your individual WHY.
  3. Help your peers discover their unique WHY.
  4. Learn what makes a simple, inspiring WHY Statement and write your first draft.
  5. Explore ways to begin bringing your WHY to life.

Description

When we clearly understand our own WHY, we can gain a greater sense of purpose within our organization and are able to contribute the best of who we are. When we are at our best, doing work that matters to us, the natural result is greater fulfillment. This is not only good for us, but contributes to the vision and the long-term progress of the organization.

This workshop helps each participant articulate their Why Statement and pinpoint the life experiences that shaped who they are. Those “lessons learned” become the foundation we each stand on to live in greater alignment with our personal values. Leaders who know what they stand for are naturally more focused, passionate and inspiring to others.

Facilitators

Stephen Shedletzky
Heath Slawner
Matt Dunsmoor
Rich Diviney

Create Deeper Work Relationships and Strengthen Your Team

Workshop Highlights

  1. Learn how to create deeper relationships with better communication.
  2. Identify techniques for better listening.
  3. Understand the power of in-person communication.
  4. Discuss how to be more authentic and encourage authenticity in others.
  5. Explore ways to make team meetings more effective and engaging.

Description

We often hear that we have to leave our “personal stuff” at the door when we come to work. While there should be a balance, why do we make people feel as if they have to be someone else at work instead of who they really are?

Authenticity and vulnerability in our working relationships produce loyal, committed, and more engaged people. In this workshop, you will learn how to build genuine relationships with your team so that you can accomplish more together.

Facilitator

Kristen Hadeed