-Andrea Williamson, Area Director of Revenue Management
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)
We tailor topics to your needs.
Following are some of the top workshops we have delivered.
High Performing Teams
High performing teams are the teams that everyone wants to work for. They get so much done and they have a lot of fun doing it. Engagement is high. Team members believe in one another’s gifts and bring out the best in one another.
High performing teams have four characteristics. They are a group of people:
- With specific roles and complementary talents and skills
- Who are aligned with and committed to a common purpose
- Who consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation
- Who produce superior results
This full-day workshop outlines what it takes to move a team from where they are now to becoming a High Performing Team.
Before the workshop, in a private meeting, we start by assessing the team you have. Assessment(s) are administered to better identify how team members are wired, what potential blind spots the team has, and to develop a team map that visually shows the team’s types.
The workshop starts by understanding how each team member is wired, how to energize one another and how to successfully work with one another (See the workshop “MBTI: Leadership By Type”).
We then explore ten characteristics that all high performing teams display. The team evaluates itself against these characteristics and plans are generated to chart how they move to the highest levels.
This workshop is followed up with at least two group coaching meetings to cement what was learned.
MBTI: Leadership By Type
Imagine if you knew:
- How to successfully work with each team member
- How to energize each person on your team
- What frustrates or stresses out each team member
- What pitfalls each team member is working on
Think of how much better your team’s communication, collaboration, and engagement would be.
This three-hour workshop will leverage fun role plays and exercises to help a team understand how each of their team members is wired, what’s similar between them, and what differences to remember.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is the world’s most popular assessment. It is taken by more than two million people per year.
With the results of this assessment your team will receive:
- An MBTI team map that will help them to quickly and visually know how to adjust their communication style to each team member
- One-pagers on each team member that each team member has tailored specifically to themselves so that all team members know:
- How to successfully work with each other
- How to energize each other
- What frustrates each other
- What stresses each other out
- What pitfalls they are working on
- How to tell if they are chronically stressed and what to do about it
Did you know that regardless of the role a team member has, 58% of all job performance is based on emotional intelligence (EQ)? While competency is what gets someone a job, emotional intelligence is what gets them promoted. Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be developed. With 58% of all job performance based on EQ, it is the top skill that should be invested in for teams to move to higher levels of engagement and performance.
The teams that everyone wants to work on increase their emotional intelligence and that leads to higher engagement, efficient production, and superior results.
In this three-hour workshop teams will learn:
- What is emotional intelligence
- What are the components that make up emotional intelligence
- How to increase one’s emotional intelligence
- Who to go to on the team for mentoring on specific facets of emotional intelligence
- How to use emotional intelligence to improve verbal and email communication
- How to use emotional intelligence to increase engagement and performance
This workshop also contains what many participants have said is “the funniest role play they have ever witnessed.”
Essentialism: Sticking to What’s Most Important
When I read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown, I knew I needed to create a workshop on this topic. The speed of business has increased along with the technology trend spurred on by the internet, applications, and tools that provide more information at our fingertips, and our competitors, in just about real time.
Keeping up with the competition and managing the effectiveness of our departments and companies through all of the noise and distractions requires a new perspective. Almost a reverse of what we have seen in the marketplace.
We need people on our teams that can work in their strengths and have enough time and focus to really make an impact. The multi-tasking craze and 60-hour workweeks have grown to the point of becoming ineffective. Our teams are tasked with more and more, which only dilutes quality and innovation, and in many cases results in missed deadlines and mistakes.
Greg McKeown reminds us that expertise, excellence, and progress come from working in our highest calling and staying focused on this direction in order to achieve unprecedented quality, production, and completion.
This workshop is designed to help your team answer these questions:
- What does your team want to be excellent at?
- What is the most important part of your role?
- What focus or direction will make the most impact in your department long-term?
- How can you truly focus on what is essential, and meet the expectation the company and your boss have for your department?
- How can you gracefully say no so that you can focus on what is essential?
In this all-day seminar, we will not only answer those questions but will also lay the groundwork for a new mindset that will revolutionize how you work. You will work far smarter, lower your stress levels, stay in your strike zone longer and become proactive instead of reactive.
The workshop is interactive and includes:
- Defining and understanding the concept of essentialism
- Group and individual exercise to determine your essential intent
- Evaluation of the essential intent for fit with departmental goals and career aspirations
- Creating plans to incorporate your team’s essential intent and their individual essential intent into departmental roles and responsibilities.
This is an all-day workshop that works well combined with other workshops in our list.
Developing Professional Development Plans (PDPs)
If you want to play to win then your team needs to get on the same page as to what a win is and develop an individualized plan so that everyone is pulling their weight to get there.
This four-hour workshop is designed to help your team create Professional Development Plans that are tangible, objective and completely actionable.
We start by discussing the company’s goal(s) for the year and your team’s role in achieving that goal.
Then we help each team member identify what is the most essential part of their role and how they, given their personality type and gifting, can best achieve that essential part.
The goal of this workshop is for your team to walk away with a completed Professional Development Plan.
How To Increase Engagement
Regardless of Circumstance
Engagement is the key to having employees that love the work they do and the people they do it with. Engaged employees get more done in less time, and are eager to push themselves to the next level.
There is only so much a company can do to create an environment where their people thrive. Most of engagement comes from within.
In this 1.5 hour workshop, we discuss the nine principles of internal motivation and each participant develops a personal strategy for how they will increase their own engagement.
For more information about workshops contact us.