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Leadership Development

Models & Training

It is important to organizations that the employees and the customers recognize that the organization is committed to helping all involved with the organization to become all that they are capable of becoming! What the Leadership Training offers are tools to improve the culture and climate in an organization and consequently improving the the overall ability of the organization to develop outstanding leaders to make it become legendary in its own right.

Introduction to Organizational Culture
The importance of understanding what is culture in an Organization is presented in this first presentation.\
What is Organizational Culture is the first PowerPoint in this program.
Click on this link to download this program: What is Organizational Culture
The Little Engine that Could: The CAN DO Attitude Needed to Change Your Organization
To change your organization will require that you and your staff acquire a "can do" attitude like The Little Engine that Could.Organizations can learn a great deal from this classic children's book and before you begin to explore improving your organization's culture you need to learn how to get on board with the "thinking that you can."

To download this program click on its title: Maintaining a Positive Mindset - Lesson from The Little Engine that Cou
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To help you to figure out how to utilize the Little Engine That Could Model to move your organanization to be a stronger team with more motivated workers with a "Can DO" attitude here are two worksheets:
 
1. Little Engine that Could Team Implementation Plan: click here to download
2. Identifying what Engine You are Worksheet: click here to download
3. Additional Lessons to Learn from the Little Engine that Could: click here to download
The FISH Program for Improved Corporate Culture
One of the most exciting programs for improving the culture and climate in an organization was developed at the Pke Stree Market in Seattle, Washington. This Program is known as FISH.

This presentation is an introduction to the 4 HOOKS of the FISH Program. To download the PowerPoint click on: The Introduction to FISH
 
The website for the FISH Philosophy Program has the video on Pike Street Fish Market: Click here to get to site
To help summarize the FISH program for your fellow team members use this worksheet: Click here to download
To help your team "Choose their Attitude" use this worksheet: Click here to download
To help your Team to "Be There" use this worksheet: Click here to download
To help your Team "Make their Day" use this worksheet: Click here to download
To help your Team Assess if they are ready to incorporate Play into your workplace use this worksheet: Click here to download

FISH BAIT: Maintain the Can Do Attitude
Once you have chosen to implement the FISH program in your organiztion you want to back it up with efforts to keep the process fresh and alive. The FISH Organization has put out a program called FISH BAIT and the next presentation in the series has that name. 
To download the PowerPoint for this program click on: FISH BAIT to Maintain the Can Do Attitude
FISH STICKS: The Way to Keep Your Culuture Changes Alive and Well
The FISH Organization came out with a third portion of their program which is aimed at how to maintain the changes which the FISH program has brought into your organization.
To download this program click on the Title:
GUNG HO! Ways to Improve Your Organization's Climate and Culture
Getting Gung Ho to Improve Your Team's or Organizational's Climate or Culture. Based on the book by Blanchard and Bowles this program encourages you to take on new ways of thinking, acting and feeling to turn things around in your organization. Click here to download the powerpoint.

The Starbucks Way

Learn about the Starbuck's Way of doing things in its organization so that in your own work you can utilize or modify their approach with your own clients and co-workers. It is a way which works and guarantees customer loyalty and profitability. Click here to download powerpoint. 

The RItz Carlton: Legendary Service from a Legendary Culture with Raving Fans 

Learn about the culture and philosophy of custormer service from the Ritz Carlton which buildings Raving Fans all over the world. This is a model worth recreating in your own organization and workplace because it works and everyone gains from the model when it is done right. Click here to download powerpoint.

Disney: Dream, Believe, Dare, Do!

The Disney model of management is shared with corporation leaders all over the United States and it is one which guarantees that both the organziation and its guests will be well served. Have a look at the model and see what you can utilize in your own situation. Click here to download powerpoint.

Southwest Airlines: A Culture Worth Emulating
As you begin to explore improving your organization's culture you might want to look at some exemplary organizations who have a wonderful culture which can be emulated with some effort. Southwest Airlines is one of these organizations.

To download this presentation click on its title: Southwest Airline: A Culture Worth Emulating
The Who Moved My Cheese? Change Agent Model
The most talked about motivational model in corporate America is the book Who Moved by Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D. We take a look at the personality styles involved in this model and which model is the "Can DO" model to get change done in a healthy and productive way. Click here to download the powerpoint.
 
Once you have reviewed the PowerPoint on Who Moved My Cheese, you can then do a couple of self-assessments as to where you fit with the four characters in the story. Are you a HEM? or a HAW? or a SNIFF? or a SCURRY? Go ahead and download these word documents by clicking onto their titles:
 
On YouTube you can watch a cartoon adaption of this story. You can watch the cartoon story of "Who Moved My Cheese" at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilUaGnloq_8
 
The story involves "writing on the wall" and this handout contains the writings. Click here to download the handout.
 
The message of "Who Move My Cheese" is the adapting to and embracing the need to change. To get an additional perspective on this topic, watch this video on "Overcoming Resistance to Change" on youtube by clicking here. This video is based on the book "Isn't it obvious?" by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Spinning off of this video is another one on overcoming resistance to change which helps to clarify what the options for helping others recognize the need to change. Have a look at it by clicking here.
 
To help your team work on learning how to handle Change, here are two handouts about a fictional company and which asks what you would do to change the culture, climate and operation of the company so that it will again be as successful as it was when it was first founded.
 
For an unusual take on the message of Who Moved My Cheese, have a look at the video of General Welsh's speech to cadets at the US Air Force Academy. He encourages them to learn to lead so that once they graduate they are always ready to go for the "cheese" in a healthy and productive way as the men and women whom he talks about in his speech. Click here to reach the You Tube Video of this Speech.
Our Iceberg is Melting-Overcoming Complacency to Create a Now Attitude!

John Kotter's book "Our Iceberg is Melting" gives us a good example of what to do and not to do when change is needed in our organization. It emphasizes the steps to overcome complacency and resistance to change. It is a lesson which we all need to learn to survive in this every changing world. Click here to download the PowerPoint.
The DISC Personality Inventory: This inventory identifies your dominant DISC factors. The DISC factors are: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. By identifying these factors you will be better able to understand the typical behaviors which are reflective of your personality style. You can take this assessment online and get the immediate resultsat: http://www.123test.com/disc-personality-test/

Team Roles Test: Team roles can be functional, organizational, personal or even skillful. Each team should consist of different team roles, depending on the specific goals the team wants to achieve. A team that does not have the ideal composition may run into problems. For example, a team consisting of only creative individuals will generate many ideas, but none of them will be implemented. A team consisting of only experts may lose sight of the big picture. A team will perform better if it is aware of the different roles required to reach a specific goal and is able to include those roles within the team. This particular measure is based on the Big Five Personality Theory. To take this free assessment of your role when on a team go to:http://www.123test.com/team-roles-test/


Career Values Test: In this measure you are able to identify: Why you made the career choices you have made; What would be a good career move for you; What are your talents which you bring to a job; What work environment suits you best and What work environment would make you happy and successful. To take this free career values assessment go to:  http://www.123test.com/career-values-test/

Career Test: This measure evaluates the level of six Holland personality types you possess when it comes to your personality fitting in with the career which you have chosen or are deciding upon. The six personality types are: Realistic; Investigative; Artistic; Social; Enterprising and Conventional. Take the assessment on line at: http://www.123test.com/career-test/
The Big Five Theory Personality Assessment: The Big Five Personality Traits covered in this assessment are: Emotional Stability; Extraversion; Conscientiousness; Agreeableness; and Openness. These traits do affect how you relate to others and especially in your work, family and community settings. For this reason it is a useful tool when working with the development of leaders in your work setting. To take this free online assessment go to: http://www.123test.com/personality-test/