Leading Innovative Teams

About this Elevate Workshop

Retention. Motivation. Engagement. Productivity. Every organization, every leader, and every manager needs to get the best out of their people. Consistently.

There is now deep knowledge about how to do that, but only the curious are uncovering it and then acting upon what they learn. Those that do so are growing in their sector.

Those that do not are losing customers, revenue, and employees to those curious organizations. Their competitors.

It is often said that employees do not quit jobs, they quit their boss.

  • Why do they stay or go?
  • Is it possible to develop leaders such that they get the very best from everyone they lead?

The answer to the second question is a clear "Yes!"

The answer to the first is also very clear, but still somewhat of a secret and the source of competitive advantage.

Employees stay, and are productively engaged, when they feel themselves making progress on the things they have responsibility for, and when they are supported to solve the problems and seize the opportunities that will help their organizations grow. And there are best practices for leaders to assure that this happens.

We will train you to be this type of facilitative leader.

Innovation leaders know the subtle art of supporting their people to solve problems and seize opportunities. But because achieving this growth always requires change in some form or another, it is common human nature to be careful. Too much change too quickly can be overly disruptive, and costly. Not enough change can sink an organization in an ever-evolving, competitive commercial environment. Innovative teams find the sweet spot between being overly careful and taking too many risks.

People leaders who attend this program will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of the 7-step, Universal Problem Solving process and how to facilitate their teams through well-crafted opportunity-finding and problem-solving meetings.
  • Understand the difference between a meeting agenda and a meeting process plan, and why the second is far more important (and rare) than the first.
  • Develop advanced competency in wisely evaluating ideas, suggestions, and concepts such that things move productively forward when and where they need to.
  • Understand the difference between divergent thinking and convergent thinking, why the human brain cannot do them both at the same time (especially in meetings), and what can be done to lead well through that reality.

There is no such thing as a grown-up. There are only growING-ups and stuck people. Same goes for leaders and organizations.

Keep growing.


Delivery type:
Live via Zoom
Live in Person
Video On-Demand
Running Time: 90 minutes

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