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Chasing Wisdom Podcast with Guest Rick Bommelje

 

LEADING THROUGH UNCERTAINTY: Thrive in Turbulent Times

Leading through uncertainty is a regular occurrence today. It is challenging to lead others when you are not clear on where you are going yourself or have little information you can rely upon. Both leaders and organizations need to adapt their approach to dealing with ambiguity. As a leader it calls for openness, creativity and courage rather than simply waiting for the fog to fade.

This session will cover important steps that can serve as a compass to navigate the way in turbulent times.

THE SOUL OF LEADERSHIP
During this session, we will explore how you can harness your inner spirit to help yourself and those around you approach work with a renewed sense of purpose and satisfaction. The Soul of Leadership can spawn a more vital and vibrant kind of leadership-one that, in turn, promotes the creativity, vitality, and well-being of others.
BOOK CLUB DIALOGUE: Little Book of Leadership Development

THE LEADERSHIP SEEDS BOOK CLUB DIALOGUE.The session focuses on the book, “The Little Book of Leadership Development” by Scott Allen and Mitchell Kusy. Leaders discuss their insights about the book and actions that they have taken because of it.LEADERS ARE READERS!!

MAKE YOUR MEETINGS MAGNIFICENT
Have you ever sat in a pointless meeting on a very busy day? Or even worse, have you ever led a meeting that you know was going nowhere fast? Too many business meetings are unproductive, un-motivating and drawn out. The session will focus on a proven 5-step meeting framework that is designed to get the maximum results every time.
HOW TO LEAD ‘UP’
Leaders are not just bosses. In fact, some of the most effective leaders in an organization may be those leading the boss! Leading up is about helping your leaders do their job better. Everyone can lead up. During this session, we explore simple strategies to lead up.
THE LISTENING TOUR: KEY TO LEADERSHIP EFFECTIVENESS
Outstanding leaders are outstanding listeners. During this session, you will learn what a Listening Tour is and how to conduct one in order to set the stage for your leadership effectiveness.
LEADING ACROSS THE GENERATIONS
With four generations working side by side in our organizations today, the key processes of transferring knowledge, developing and sustaining teams, and collaborating have become a bigger challenge. During this session, we will focus on a strategy that emphasizes coaching in all directions in order to connect, collaborate and learn from each other. We will explore ways to influence people who have different beliefs, work preferences and communication habits to better serve the purpose of the work.
THE STOP-DOING LIST….A LEADERSHIP MUST!
“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say “no” to almost everything.”~ Warren BuffetOne of the most important leadership tools that can help you elevate your success forward faster is the “STOP DOING” LIST. In this mini-webinar you will learn why it is essential, how to develop your list, and how to take action on making it happen.
HOW TO WRITE A GREAT PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PLDP)

Do you have a personal leadership GPS that can set you up for success? Learn how to write a meaningful Personal Leadership Development Plan that can keep you growing in 2011 …and beyond.

LEAD WITH THE ‘RIGHT’ QUESTIONS….NOT ANSWERS
‘The leader of the past was a person who told,’ Peter Drucker , the Father of Modern Management once said. ‘The leader of the future will be a person who asks.’ Leadership is not about knowing all the answers. It’s about knowing what great questions to ask, and carefully listening to those answers. During our session we will focus on valuable tips for asking key questions that lead to outstanding results.
LEAD AS A THERMOSTAT

A thermostat responds to its environment and if the temperature does not correspond to the temperature at which it was set, it immediately puts into action certain forces to change (the temperature) to conform to the setting. Highly effective leaders know how to raise and lower the heat. Learn the skills to take your leadership to the next level.

LEADERS: RAISE YOUR V.Q.
What is I.Q.? Of course, it’s intelligence quotient. What is E.Q.? yes, emotional intelligence. What is V.Q.? …..Vitality Quotient or otherwise known as Energy Level. Many leaders have not considered the impact that this dynamic element of leadership has on themselves and others. Learn what it is and how to harness it.
GET ON THE BALCONY
It is the leader’s job to get up on the balcony, moving above the playing field, in order to recognize patterns, trends that could affect the business.” If we aren’t able to do this then we are likely to get “swept up in the field of action” and become ineffective in anticipating and creating the need for change. Learn specific ways in which you can effectively use the balcony.
ACCOMPLISH MORE BY DOING LESS
Our hectic pace of life is increasing, especially as technology increases. What if we could approach our days in a different way and consciously change this out-of-control pattern? The remedy is do less. This may sound easy, but doing less can actually be very hard. During our session you will learn tools on how to make a dramatic difference in your life. Find out what Albert Einstein, Peter Drucker, Jim Collins and a gardener all have in common that we can use.
DIVE INTO THE DISCOMFORT ZONE TO GROW YOUR LEADERSHIP
The Discomfort Zone is that place that lies beyond the edge of your comfort, but not so far outside the realm of the currently possible that you’re thrust into a state of panic. It’s the land between the slam dunk and the impossible dream, and it’s where possibility starts to take root and grow. It’s the place where leadership grows. Learn how to jump in and stay in.
COMMUNICATE CLEARLY WITH LASER SPEAK
Communication is the lifeblood of leadership. Unfortunately, too many people ramble and stumble to get to the point of the true intention of their message During this session you will learn a leadership tool called ‘Laser Speak’ and how you can use it to communicate clearly on a daily basis.
HOW TO DELIVER EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK AND FEEDFORWARD
Providing feedback has long been considered to be an essential skill for leaders. People need to know if their performance is in line with what their leaders expect. They need to learn what they have done well and what they need to change. Equally important is FeedForward, which is giving someone else suggestions for the future and being as helpful as you can. It’s as simple as that. This session will provide tips for both strategies.
HOW TO AVOID MULTITASKING YOUR WAY TO MEDIOCRITY
Multitasking, when it comes to paying attention, is a myth. Research shows that we can’t multitask. We are biologically incapable of processing
DITCH THE DISTRACTIONS OR DROWN IN THEM
Distractions are eroding our lives and causing significant costs that can be measured in many dimensions (i.e. loss of money, relationships, time, even life). Learn how you can channel your energy and effort to get lasting results through the power of Attention.
STRENGTHEN YOUR CORE FOUNDATION ….. A ‘MUST’ FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP
Highly effective leaders have developed a strong core foundation. It gives them the strength to accomplish important results in their lives, both personally and professionally. Learn what the 3 components of a solid foundation are and what you can do to grow yours.
HOW TO REDUCE WORKPLACE DRAMA
Many people often complain about the level of melodrama in their offices. The emergence of a drama king or queen who collects followers and initially holds court to entertain, but ends in aggravating or alienating the very people he or she needs to impact. This session focuses on strategies to reduce drama in a productive manner.
HOW TO BE A GREAT FOLLOWER
Thousands of books, countless studies, workshops, and seminars have focused on leadership. Very few explore followership. In a lively teleconversation, Dr Rick is joined by leaders who identify what it takes to be a Great Follower.
CAN THE SERVANT LEADER SURVIVE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Learn how Servant Leadership can be a powerful force and the 10 characteristics that can transform anyone’s leadership.
LEADERS RAISE THE HEAT
Dr. Rick distinguishes management from leadership and how we can inspire each other as leaders to take risks by not giving up in challenging situations.