Free Leadership Webinar -- How To Help Boys Become Men (a leadership journey) with author Jonathan Catherman

 

If you're a regular reader of this IATF blog you know I'm passionate about team and leadership development, particularly when it comes to kids. One of my other passions is being a great father to my son and daughter.

While staffing a recent The Leader In Me SYMPOSIUM, I met Mr. Jonathan Catherman who is the author of the new book The Manual To Manhood. Jonathan works as a Senior Consultant with FranklinCovey and he was a keynote speaker at this event attended by 600 teachers from across the Southeast US. 

Jonathan and I shared our experiences helping our sons make the transition from boy to man. We feel strongly that fathers can do so much to help a boy become a man and thus, create more conscious thoughtful leaders in the world.

How does a boy become a man?

I've been fascinated with this question for five years. I started exploring this when my son was about to celebrate his 10th birthday. I realized, like many parents, that life was moving by so quickly. It seemed my son was just born  and before too long he would be all grown up!

I called some other dads, friends who also had sons about to turn 10, and we started a father-son program that has been meeting every month. Our goal is to help our sons make the transition from boy to man in a good way. 

The journey to Manhood is something that is earned. One does not become a man by simply growing older. 

The world needs real men. By "real" I mean this - - the world needs men who live by higher standards. 

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says "Real men don't believe that the kind of car they drive, how much they drink, or the number of girls they get are what make them a man. Real men know that personal maturity transforms boys into men. Maturity is a practiced skill and is best demonstrated when a man knows how to do the right thing, the right way, at the right time, for the right reason. Even when nobody is looking."

This is Webinar is for you if:

  • You have a son or know someone who does.
  • You're a teacher or counselor.
  • You're interested in how to help boys make the transition to manhood.
  • You're interested in leadership development.

In this Webinar you'll get a chance to hear one of the foremost speakers on helping boys transition into men AND you'll get to ask your questions!

About our special guest Jonathan Catherman

Jonathan_catherman_smJonathan Catherman is a leading education trainer specializing in the character and leadership development of youth. An award-winning cultural strategist, Jonathan speaks worldwide about the principles and strengths that empower greatness in children, teens, and young adults. The father of two sons, he sees daily the importance guys place on gaining respect and avoiding embarrassment. As both a parent and a professional, Jonathan is committed to assisting young men in the making to experience success and significance as they mature into manhood and lifelong leadership. 

 

Event Details

TITLE

How To Help Boys Become Men -- The Leadership Journey

DATE

Wednesday   April 23, 2014

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone) and runs 60 minutes

SPEAKERS

Jonathan Catherman, author of "The Manual To Manhood"

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

COST

This event is FREE.

 

 


Free Leadership TeleSeminar -- What if Everything You Know about DISC Training is Wrong? With special guest Merrick Rosenberg

The DISC profile is one the most commonly used assessment tools in corporations around the world. And yet, while people find it interesting (if there’s one thing that people like to learn about, it’s themselves) awareness does not often translate into sustained behavioral change.

Taking_flight_bookIn this highly interactive and engaging session, Merrick Rosenberg, co-author of Taking Flight!’ and CEO of Take Flight Learning, brings the DISC styles to life. He will demonstrate how to design and deliver brain-friendly DISC training.  No more short-term results.  Merrick will help you reimagine your approach to DISC training so that it has a lasting impact. 

Merrick has combined his team building background of creating and leading experiential training programs for Team Builders Plus since 1991 with his experience in teaching the DISC model to more than 20,000 people over the past 20 years. The result is a revolutionary new way to approach teaching people about the personality styles.

In this teleseminar, you will:

  • Learn why this is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce DISC training in your organization.
  • Gain insight about how to turn classroom-based DISC training into a fun and engaging experience.
  • Discover why most DISC training is designed for short-term memory, not long-term retention and application.
  • Find out how to turn DISC training into a process not an event by reinforcing the learning throughout the year.

Attendees will learn how to re-imagine DISC training by:

  • Refocusing DISC training from awareness to results
  • Repackaging the styles to shift from empty letters to metaphoric symbols
  • Revitalizing training to involve the participants
  • Reallocating time from profiles and graphs to skills and application
  • Rebranding the message to shift from learning about letters to learning skills and applying principles

Overall, participants will learn what to look for when offering or designing DISC training to be delivered in their organization.This will allow the power of the DISC styles to be infused into their organizational culture.

This session is designed for anyone who has a personality or knows someone who does!

About our special guest Merrick Rosenburg

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Merrick is an experienced speaker, facilitator, performance coach, author, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2013. Merrick has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world.

As President of Team Builders Plus, he led his organization to the be selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia region. Under his leadership, Team Builders Plus was selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year by NJ Biz magazine.

Merrick co-authored Taking Flight: Master the DISC Styles and Transform Your Career, Your Relationships…Your Life. In fact, Ken Blanchard called ‘Taking Flight!’ “an instant classic” and Marshall Goldsmith noted, “You’ll never look at people quite the same way again.”

Merrick was a guest during the IATF TeleSeminar series called "The Spiritual Nature of Team Building". Listen to the interview with Merrick HERE.

Watch Merrick's TEDx talk HERE.

Event Details

TITLE

What if Everything You Know about DISC Training is Wrong?

DATE

Thursday   March 6, 2014

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone) and runs 60 minutes

SPEAKERS

Merrick Rosenburg, President of Team Builders Plus

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

 

 REGISTER

Registration is closed.

COST

This event is FREE.

RECORDING

This TeleSeminar was recorded and is now archived in the new IATF Members Only Area. Become a member for FREE and access the recording for FREE.  Membership information is HERE.

 


Leadership Webinar (Google Hangout) with author Les McKeown: Transcendent Leadership -- How To Lead Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

 

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View this entire video in the IATF Members Only Area HERE.  

Membership information is HERE.

If you work in (or for) a group or team you'll be more than aware of the frustrations that come when we inevitably and frequently hit gridlock.

Why is it that sometimes we enter a state of high-performing flow but that often we stutter, stall and fail?

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In this informative, entertaining, and interactive Webinar (Google Hangout), Les McKeown, President and CEO of Predictable Success will explain why this happens and how to get to, and stay in, a sustained period of effective teamwork.

Les McKeown has spent a lifetime helping people achieve this state of effective teaming. As a serial entrepreneur and consultant he has worked with literally thousands of people on their team interactions and communication.

By the end of our session you will know how to:

- Consistently make and implement high quality decisions individually and as a team.

- Dramatically improve existing relationships with the people you work with every day.

- Exponentially increase the effectiveness of your interactions at client, peer, manager, and direct report level.

- Improve personal productivity to achieve more each day, every day.

- Understand your value within your organization and the impact that the work you each day has on your organization's combined success. 

Event Details

TITLE

Transcendent Leadership -- How To Lead Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

DATE

Thursday   June 20, 2013

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone) and runs 60 minutes

SPEAKERS

Les McKeown, President and CEO of Predictable Success

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register. Free and open to the public. [registration is now closed]

COST

This event is FREE.

RECORDING

This Webinar was recorded and is archived in the new IATF Members Only Area. Become a member for FREE and watch the video for FREE.  Membership information is HERE.

Preview

Watch the video below for a preview of what you'll learn in this Webinar.


Webinar Recording: "Team Turnarounds -- How To Transform Underperforming Teams" with Joe Frontiera

 


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What do the Broadway musical Spider-Man, the Indiana Colts, and Domino’s Pizza have in common?

They all used the same process to turnaround a losing team from the bottom to the top.

In the new book Team Turnarounds, Joe Frontiera and Daniel Leidl share five years of research of business, sports and government teams to explore what it takes to get a failing team back on track—especially in today’s tight times when teams are asked to do more with less.

Frontiera & Leidl spoke with CEOs, frontline managers, governors, and owners and general managers and coaches in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, and the National Basketball Association.  All of the teams across every sector consistently reversed their fortunes and did a 180 from failure to success with six common stages of development:

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1. Lead Past Losing. Evaluate your current state of affairs, accept the reasons for failure and identify root causes of problems.

2. Commit to Growth. Communicate the vision and values of a better future.

3. Change Behaviors.  Introduce and reinforce new behaviors and best practices.

4. Embrace Adversity. Fend off obstacles to test your team and become stronger.

5. Achieve Success.  Achieve your team’s goals and decide what’s next?

6. Nurture a Culture of Excellence. Turn attention to keeping your team’s success sustainable with continual learning, innovation, and maintenance of your culture.

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Joe Frontiera, PhD

coauthor of Team Turnarounds

In this live an interactive Webinar our guest will be Joe Frontiera, PhD who will help us explore each of these stages and he will share some entertaining first-hand accounts of turnarounds.

Team Turnarounds include:

  • legendary worst-to-first story of Bill Polian and the Indianapolis Colts
  • Jeffrey Lurie’s efforts to transform the Philadelphia Eagles
  • government turnarounds including Michigan’s current efforts to fix its ailing economy
  • business turnarounds at Domino’s Pizza, Juniper Networks, iContact
  • broadway musical SpiderMan

No matter how bad the circumstances, how awful the performance, or how far shares have plummeted, Team Turnarounds shows how any team can climb back up to the top.

 

Event Details

TITLE

Team Turnarounds -- How To Transform Underperforming Teams

DATE

Tuesday   February 19, 2013

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)

runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

Joe Frontiera, coauthor of Team Turnarounds

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

COST

This event is FREE.

RECORDING

This Webinar was recorded and is available in the new IATF Members Only Area. Become a member for FREE and watch the video for FREE.  Membership information is HERE.

 

 



Susan Gerke & David Hutchens: Building Team Trust -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar


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Trust is the bedrock of high performance. If the team has high trust, everything works better. And if not… well, almost everyone has a story to tell about that.


In this free and interactive TeleSeminar developed exclusively for members of IATF, you will explore the nature of trust on your team, and explore a process for identifying the behaviors that build – and damage – your team’s trust.

You will also have an opportunity to talk directly with our speical guest speakers David and Susan, creators of GO Team, about the trust challenges your team faces.


Susan_gerke Susan Gerke is the president of Gerke Consulting & Development where she designs, customizes and implements leadership and teamwork programs.  Her clients include Bank of the West, BHK Accountancy, City of Anaheim, Human Options, Orange Coast College, Sole Technology, UC Irvine, and Warner Bros.

 

 

 



David_hutchens_jpg David Hutchens, is a bestselling author, and organizational learning consultant. He is the author of “A Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling,” and was named one of the most influential thought leaders on trust by “Trust Across America.” He has worked with IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Wal-Mart, GE, Nike, and many others.

 

 

 

 

Together, Susan and David have created GO Team, a library of 18 easy-to-deliver team-training modules that allow you to build your own team training agenda.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speakers and ask them your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Dial in, share your experiences… and then start unleashing even more team power in your organization.

Call Details

TITLE

Building Team Trust

DATE

Thursday   August 23, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Susan Gerke and David Hutchens, creators of GO Team Resources

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

 

 

 


Parker Palmer: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #8]

 

CLICK HERE to download the audio interview (mp3 file)

 

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Our eighth guest for the Spiritual Nature of Team Building TeleSeminar series is Parker Palmer.  

Parker Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.

Parker is the founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal (CCR) whose mission is to nurture personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. Since 1997 CCR has offered programs to help teachers, physicians, clergy and others “rejoin soul and role,” renewing their passion for their work, reclaiming its basic values and deepening their service to others.

"Good work is done with heart as well as knowledge and skill, done with a depth of commitment that brings integrity and courage to the workplace. But workplace culture can make it risky to reveal our hearts. So we hide them – and sometimes lose them. By supporting teachers, medical professionals, clergy and others who want to reclaim their hearts, we bring new life to them, their work, and the people they serve." ~ Parker Palmer

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach
  • manager or supervisor

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #8] -- with special guest Parker Palmer

DATE

Wednesday,   May 16, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Parker Palmer -- author, educator, and activist

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register.  It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

CLICK HERE to download the audio interview (mp3 file)


VIDEO

Renowned educator and Quaker writer, Parker Palmer, says one of the biggest things he has learned in life is that the direction of the spiritual journey is not upward but downward, to what Paul Tillich called the ground of being.




Rick Tamlyn: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #7] -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

 

Rick_tamlynOur seventh guest for the Spiritual Nature of Team Building TeleSeminar series is Rick Tamlyn. 

Rick's work is all about creating fulfilling lives for people, creating better working relationships, and creating positive motivating energy for individuals, teams and organizations.

Rick is an expert at helping people, teams and organizations change their energy.

Rick co-created and developed The Bigger Game, a tool that inspires executives, leaders and everyday people to get out of their comfort zones and invent the life they want.

He is the co-author of The Bigger Game: Why Playing a Bigger Game Designs Who You Want to Become, and has trained and certified leaders from seven (7) different countries to deliver The Bigger Game program.

Rick is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a Master Certified Coach (MCC) as designated by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is a senior trainer for The Coaches Training Institute, a world-renown coach training and leadership development organization.

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach
  • manager or supervisor

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #7] -- with special guest Rick Tamlyn.

DATE

Wednesday,   May 9, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Rick Tamlyn -- coach, author, Big Game player

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register.  It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call will be recorded and archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


VIDEO

Watch Rick Tamilyn in the video clips below to get a feel for his positive message and how it's impacting the lives of leaders. 





Doug Silsbee: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #6] -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

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Our sixth guest for the Spiritual Nature of Team Building TeleSeminar series is Doug Silsbee.

My friend Doug is a leader in the arena of professional coaching - - specifically, "presence-based leadership development". Doug's approach to leadership and teams is profoundly spiritual.

In addition to the significant contributions Doug is making in the world of one-on-one leadership coaching, Doug is a seasoned teambuilding expert having worked with clients around the world.

Doug says we are all being called to actions that lift others, that are responsible to the precarious state of our planet’s resources, and that assume meaning through our ever-widening circles of concern.

One of Doug's clients says:

"Doug's approach goes way beyond the standard platitudes to reach deeply into the areas of human consciousness and experience where things really happen, where meaningful change and growth can and does occur."

~ Harrison Owen, author, Open Space Technology.

 

Presence_based_coaching_bookDoug Silsbee is the author of Presence-Based Coaching: Cultivating Self-Generative Leaders Through Mind, Body and Heart which offers a practical map to the territory of working with presence, both within yourself and in your coaching and developing of others. First, we explore presence as an essential element of human learning and development. Second, the book provides extensive inner and relational coaching moves, brought to life through illustrative dialogs, for bringing presence into coaching. The result? Self-generative, authentic, and effective leaders.

 

 

 

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach
  • manager or supervisor

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #6] -- with special guest Doug Silsbee.

DATE

Thursday,   May 3, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Doug Silsbee -- leadership coach, trainer of coaches, speaker, and author

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 

 


Barry Rellaford: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #4] -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

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Barry_rellaford2Our fourth guest for this TeleSeminar series is my good friend Barry Rellaford

Because he travels the world delivering life-changing team and leadership development workshops for the FranklinCovey organization,
Barry has a unique take on our topic - - The Spiritual Nature of Team Building.

When I first started to imagine this TeleSeminar series I knew I'd have to get Barry on as a guest.  When I called to invite him to be a speaker, Barry became excited and started sharing some of his beliefs and experiences around the spiritual nature of team building.  As I write the description of this call, I'm  looking at the notes I took while speaking with Barry that day and I must say, I am pumped to have Barry on as a guest. He is going to share some GREAT insights.

Barry Rellaford is a master facilitator and has delivered training events all over the world.  Barry understands, at a deep level, what it means to build teams and grow leaders as a spiritual practice.

Some of the topics we'll explore...

  • Covey's 4 Human Needs as a Spiritual Path: 1) To Live, 2) To Love, 3) To Learn, 4) To Leave a Legacy
  • Coaching as spiritual work
  • The importance of being in touch with your own spiritual nature

A globally sought-after leadership development expert, Barry has a gift for presenting complex content in an understandable, memorable, and actionable manner.

Barry led FranklinCovey's Learning Expedition Center, the company's internal corporate university focused on the development of FranklinCovey salespeople and consultants. He also served as the Vice President of Organizational Development for Metatec Corporation and as a performance consultant at CompuServe, Inc.

Barry regularly speaks and trains internationally, having led programs in 15 countries with participants representing over 50 different nations. His audiences have included Procter & Gamble, Microsoft Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Coinstar, Toyota, Foodmakers, Intel, Nike, University of Texas Medical Branch, and the U.S. Army.

Slice_of_trust_bookWorking closely with Stephen M. R. Covey, Barry had a hand in developing the Leading at the Speed of Trust training program, the organizational assessment, and the Speed of Trust™ individual assessment.

Barry is also the coauthor of A Slice of Trust [click here for audio interview] and is a faculty member here at the IATF.

 

 

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach
  • manager or supervisor

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #4] -- with special guest Barry Rellaford

DATE

Wednesday,   April 11, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Barry Rellaford -- Best selling author, faculty level trainer at Franklin-Covey, Trust expert

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

Access the recording of this call for a limited time using the link below.

CLICK HERE to download the recording (mp3)

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 

 


Rabbi Shais Taub: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session #3] -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

 

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Rabbi_shais_taub_1Our third guest for the Spiritual Nature of Team Building TeleSeminar series is Rabbi Shais Taub.

Rabbi Shais Taub is a social observer, philosopher, Huffington Post blogger, and is the best selling author of God of Our Understanding.

In this call Rabbi Taub will not lobby for the acceptance of a dogmatic or religious definition of spirituality. Rather, he will speak of spirituality as a mental capacity to adopt a consistent, reality-based worldview that has specific properties universal to all people. This has little if anything to do with formal belief systems and has everything to do with a certain way of using the brain.

When one becomes "Spiritually Intelligent", how does this impact leadership style?  Can teams become "Spiritually Intelligent?

Do you have to be smart to be a skeptic?

Do you have to be dumb to believe?

Maybe you've heard of "multiple intelligences." It's the theory that there is more than one kind of being smart. For instance, logical intelligence is different than musical intelligence and spatial intelligence is different than linguistic intelligence. That's why there can be a poet who can't carry a tune and a research biologist who can't do her own taxes.

Spiritual Intelligence?

Thanks to the work of Daniel Goleman we all understand the importance of Emotional Intelligence when it comes to leadership development, but what about Spiritual Intelligence?

In our feel-good, sanitized, PC culture, the term "spirituality" has become a non-descriptive catch-all for any idea that makes me feel good. If that's the case, then it's no wonder there is no correlation between such beliefs and having a happy, productive life.

Our special guest Rabbi Shais Taub who will put forth that spirituality is a form of intelligence and can be described in demonstrable terms.

Spiritual Intelligence, Rabbi Taub says, is the ability to be discerning, and therefore, make decisions, that adhere to certain axioms or principles.

This call is for you if you are a:

  • trainer
  • educator
  • facilitator
  • coach

 

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building -- SESSION # 3 with special guest Rabbi Shais Taub

DATE

Thursday,   March 29, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Rabbi Shais Taub -- Rabbi, social observer, philosopher, writer

Tom Heck -- President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

  The recording of this session is available for FREE in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE. for FREE.


 

 


Merrick Rosenberg: The Spiritual Nature of Team Building [Session # 1] - IATF Leadership TeleSeminar


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What do the martial arts have to teach us about team building?
  • They both use physical experiences to teach us about ourselves and others.
  • They both are grounded in creating connection and oneness, not separation.
  • They both teach people to be their highest selves.

And the beautiful part?...

All of the above are the essence of spirituality.

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Meet Merrick Rosenberg, President & Chief Learning Officer of Team Builders Plus. In addition to being a sought after speaker, trainer, coach and author, Merrick is a long time martial arts student and meditator.  

Merrick designed a powerful leadership program for executives which is based on spiritual principles - - it's called Team Samurai.

 Merrick travels widely delivering training events and has taught executives about chi, yin and yang, the five elements, and even teaches execs how to meditate.

In this important TeleSeminar Merrick will share insights gained from working with thousands of people.  We will explore how he incorporates the spiritual in his work with teams

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Merrick Rosenberg
is an experienced speaker, facilitator, performance coach, author, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and has worked with people at all levels, from line staff to senior managers. Merrick co-authored Taking Flight: Master the Four Behavioral Styles and Transform Your Career, Your Relationships…Your Life. In fact, Ken Blanchard called Taking Flight! “an instant classic” and Marshall Goldsmith noted, “You’ll never look at people quite the same way again.”

 

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask her your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Dial in, share your experiences… and then start unleashing even more team power in your organization.

Call Details

TITLE

The Spiritual Nature of Team Building -- SESSION # 1

DATE

Wednesday,   March 14, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Merrick Rosenberg, President and Chief Learning Officer at Team Builders Plus  

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

  CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 


Scott Hartl: How To Develop Leaders in School and in Life -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar

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Imagine a public school that teaches leadership skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and communication WITH STUDENTS EXCELLING ACADEMICALLY!

Would YOU like to send your children to such a school?

Scott_hartlMeet Scott Hartl who is the President & CEO of Expeditionary Learning (EL).  Over the past 18 years EL has grown from 10 schools to a network of 165 schools, serving 45,000 students and 4,300 teachers.

EL schools outperform neighboring district schools on every measure.  More importantly, EL schools teach students about leadership through valuable, real-life experiences.  Students in EL schools have a positive and profound impact on the communities they operate in.

 

EL schools ask students to be leaders NOW.

In this special TeleSeminar, Scott Hartl will share the secrets of EL's success.  Scott has keen knowledge about how to fully engage students (learners) and how to leverage the passion of teachers.  Scott also has a deep understanding about how to create a learning community based on trust. 

This TeleSeminar is for you if you are a parent, teacher, administrator, teamwork facilitator, leadership coach, change management facilitator, manager, or supervisor.

Expeditionary Learning schools (EL) partners with school districts and charter boards to open new schools and transform existing schools at all levels and in all settings – urban, rural, and suburban. The EL model challenges students to think critically and to take active roles in their classrooms and communities, resulting in higher achievement and greater engagement in school, and works to improve curriculum design, instruction, school culture, leadership, and assessment practices.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Dial in, share your experiences… and then start unleashing even more team power in your organization.

Call Details

TITLE

How To Build Leaders for Tomorrow

DATE

Wednesday,   March 7, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Scott Hartl, President and CEO of Expeditionary Learning

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 


Susan Gerke: Secrets to Leading Virtual Teams Successfully -- IATF Leadership TeleSeminar


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Audio Interview

Are you able to give a "thumbs up" for your Virtual Team leadership skills?

You can learn how to lead a Virtual Team successfully.  In this leadership TeleSeminar we will reveal some of the most important secrets for leading Virtual Teams including...

  • The need for relationship building –- it needs to be done differently than when the team is co-located.
  • Staying connected with each other -- sending an email won't cut it.
  • The importance of "foundational conversations" -- most Virtual Teams skip these and suffer the consequences.
  • The challenge of making space for different personalities or styles in the team -- you can ignore the differences or you can learn to harness them.
  • Leverage the "stages of group development" (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing) -- Virtual Teams go through these same stages just like a co-located team, but are you aware of the differences? 
  • and a few more...

 

Susan_gerke Our special guest for this event is Susan Gerke who is the president of Gerke Consulting & Development where she designs, customizes and implements leadership and teamwork programs with Virtual and Co-located teams.  Her clients include Bank of the West, BHK Accountancy, City of Anaheim, Human Options, Orange Coast College, Sole Technology, UC Irvine, and Warner Bros. Along with David Hutchens, Susan has created GO Team, a library of 18 easy-to-deliver team-training modules that allow you to build your own team training agenda.

 

 

Susan is the coauthor of "The I in TEAM: Accelerating Performance of Remote and Co-located Teams" and "Quick Guide to Interaction Styles and Working Remotely 2.0: Strategies for Leading and Working in Virtual Teams"

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This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask her your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Dial in, share your experiences… and then start unleashing even more team power in your organization.

Call Details

TITLE

Secrets to Leading Virtual Teams Successfully

DATE

Friday,   March 9, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Susan Gerke, President of Gerke Consulting and Development and co-creator of GO Team Resources

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


 


Free Leadership TeleSeminar: GO Communicate! -- Exploring and improving how your teams interact.


Communication

 Almost every team will tell you that they struggle with communication. And we've got some fresh ways to help you think about the communication challenges for the teams that you support.

In this "GO Communicate" TeleSeminar we will explore two unique lenses for communication: the "advocacy and inquiry" model, and the "directing and informing" style differences, based on the pioneering work of Dr. Linda Berens.
 
This free webinar was developed exclusively for members of IATF. Brought to you by Susan Gerke and David Hutchens, it is a follow up to their popular presentation from last year, "From Stuck to GO."

Susan_gerke Susan Gerke is the president of Gerke Consulting & Development where she designs, customizes and implements leadership and teamwork programs.  Her clients include Bank of the West, BHK Accountancy, City of Anaheim, Human Options, Orange Coast College, Sole Technology, UC Irvine, and Warner Bros.

 

 

 



David_hutchens_jpg David Hutchens, a bestselling author, and organizational learning consultant. He  has worked with IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Wal-Mart, GE, Nike, and many others.

 

 

 

 

Together, Susan and David have created GO Team, a library of 18 easy-to-deliver team-training modules that allow you to build your own team training agenda.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask them your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Dial in, share your experiences… and then start unleashing even more team power in your organization.

Call Details

TITLE

GO Communicate!: Exploring and improving how your teams interact.

DATE

Wednesday   February 22, 2012

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Susan Gerke and David Hutchens, creators of GO Team Resources

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register.  It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

CLICK HERE to download the recording for a limited time. (link coming soon)

Click on the link below to download the slide deck used during the call.

Download GoTeam_Communication_slide_deck_022212

Click on the link below to download directions for leading the experiential learning exercise mentioned by Al Weinberg during the call.

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TELEPHONE CONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY

During this TeleSeminar we'll be using the newest telephone conferencing technology that provides a remarkably engaging experience.  CLICK HERE to learn more about this technology.

 

 

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The Spiritual Nature of Team Building -- New TeleSeminar Series

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When I first began team building in 1987, I was drawn to the work because I felt good doing it.  My initial inexperience made it very challenging at first, and yet I knew I was doing the right thing.  These feelings were an indication I was following a spiritual path - - though I wouldn’t recognize it until much later.  I simply knew I was happy doing the work regardless of the circumstances.

As President & Founder of the IATF I've had many conversations with teamwork facilitators (trainers, coaches, educators) around the world and have discovered many of us share a spiritual grounding in our work building teams.

Many of us feel a "calling" (as Gregg Levoy says) to do this work.  It's not a job; it's our JOY to help groups have a direct experience of what it means to become a "high performing team".

One of the big goals I've set for 2012 is to explore this intangible we call "spirit" (or "spiritual") when it comes to team building.

Many in our industry are comfortable using the phrase "Team Spirit" which hints at this intangible.

Now I propose a series of live and interactive TeleSeminars where we directly explore and address the spiritual nature of team building.

I plan to invite leaders in the field of spiritual studies to be our guest on these TeleSeminars in an effort to more fully understand what it means to build and lead teams as a path of spiritual development.

Here are some of the people I plan to invite as speakers...

Who would you like to hear on this TeleSeminar series?  What speakers, authors and luminaries would you most enjoy learning from? Who would inspire and enlighten you?  Leave your thoughts in the comments area below.

Can you help me connect with anyone on the above list?  If yes, I'd love to hear from you.  Please call or email.

Please share your thoughts below.

Tom Heck
President & Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators


The Power of Self Leadership -- interview with Ed Manning

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We can’t truly lead others until we know how to lead ourselves.

In this live and interactive TeleSeminar you'll learn an innovative tool for mapping key internal influences of your behavior, communication, and decision making.

Once we know why we’re doing what we’re doing, we can make informed choices rather than simply react to people and events around us.

Practicing self leadership allows us to engage our day-to-day lives and professional roles with more clarity and effectiveness.

Please join us for this free and interactive TeleSeminar with special guest Ed Manning of Alchemy for Leaders where we'll explore The Power of Self Leadership.

This is the perfect training event for trainers, educators, coaches, and leaders.

Ed_manningOur guest Ed Manning owns Alchemy For Leaders and is an accomplished management consultant who brings a proven record of client success. Ed’s passion is guiding individuals and organizations in discerning what they truly value so they can unleash their potential. He has more than 20 years of facilitation experience with organizations such as ING Bank, Lend Lease, Delta Air Lines, and Center for Disease Control. Ed has led programs on leadership development, strategic planning, project management and effective communication.

 

 

About the telephone conference technology used during this class

This TeleSeminar will utilize new state of the art telephone conferencing technology from Maestro Conference that enables you to participate like never before.  All you need is a regular telephone (land line or cell) BUT be ready for a totally new experience.

CALL DETAILS

WHAT
Live TeleSeminar entitled "The Power of Self Leadership" with special guest Ed Manning of Alchemy For Leaders

WHEN
Wednesday, January 25, 2011
Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
(12 Central / 11 am Mountain / 10 am Pacific)
runs 60 minutes

COST
FREE!  But space is limited.  Register early!

RECORDING
This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Only IATF members have access to the Members Only Area. Membership is FREE.  CLICK HERE to learn more about IATF member benefits. 

Download the slide deck as a PDF using the link below:

Download Self Leadership slides 1-25-12


 


How To Apply the Lessons of Emotional Intelligence -- interview with Dr. Relly Nadler

 

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 “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) - - it’s a term practically every leader has heard of.

Time Magazine says "Emotional Intelligence may be the best predictor of success in life..."

EQ is a term coined by Daniel Goleman who authored the wildly successful book “Emotional Intelligence - Why It Can Matter More Than IQ” (1996).

Here’s what Goleman says about the importance of EQ:

"In a study of skills that distinguish star performers in every field from entry-level jobs to executive positions, the single most important factor was not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical experience, it was EQ.”
  -- Daniel Goleman

A clear and competitive advantage is gained when leaders (and teams) strengthen EQ. 

But HOW exactly are Teamwork Facilitators supposed to APPLY this EQ stuff?  How do we make it real?  How do we close the gap between the theory of EQ and the practice of EQ?

Relly_nadler That’s the question we’ll answer on Thursday December 1, 2011 when IATF Visiting Faculty Member Dr. Reldan Nadler, author of Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Hands-On Strategies for Building Confident And Collaborative Star Performers  shares his street-smart wisdom.

Dr. Nadler is a world-class expert when it comes to the practical application of Emotional Intelligence with leaders and teams and top companies seek out his advice -- Dr. Nadler's clients include Dreamworks SKG, Disney, At&T, MCI, Xerox, Lockheed-Martin Aerospace, and many more!

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Questions addressed in this Free IATF TeleSeminar:

  1. What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and why is it the most important component for star performance?
  2. Why are EQ competencies critical for Teamwork Facilitators?
  3. How is the Brain Neuroscience research influencing leadership today?
  4. How to use the “Emotional Audit” to enhance your leadership and use with others.
  5. What are specific things you can do to raise your EQ and experience more success?

About the telephone conference technology used during this class

This TeleSeminar will utilize new state of the art telephone conferencing technology from Maestro Conference that enables you to participate like never before.  All you need is a regular telephone (land line or cell) BUT be ready for a totally new experience. 

Yes, it will be THAT different.  :-)

CALL DETAILS

WHAT
Live TeleSeminar entitled "Emotional Intelligence - Practical Applications for Teamwork Facilitators”

WHEN
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
(12 Central / 11 am Mountain / 10 am Pacific)
runs 60 minutes

COST
FREE!  But space is limited.  Register early!

RECORDING
Get the recording for a limited time for free CLICK HERE.
This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Only IATF members have access to the Members Only Area.  CLICK HERE to learn more about IATF membership benefits.

CLASS HANDOUT
During this call Dr. Nadler will shared the following:

 Slides are here:  Download Slides_leading_with_EI

Article:  "Teamwork Is Unnatural":    Download Teamwork is Unnatural 2011


How You Can Do More Great Work -- Leadership TeleSeminar with special guest Michael Bungay Stanier

 What could you possibly achieve in an hour? And on a teleclass to boot.

So let's ask a different question.

What do you have left to achieve this year?

2012 is just four months away, and most of us are coming back from the summer break ready for the final push.

You now have a choice.

You can continue to work hard, do well and get to the end of the year thinking: it was a good-enough year, I ticked many boxes … but nothing really stands out as extraordinary.

Or you can set yourself up so that come holiday drinks, you'll have a story to tell. It might be one of triumph. It might be one of struggle. But it will be a story about you pursuing something that you care about, something that matters to you. It will be a story about your Great Work.

And that's what we will do in this hour long teleclass.

We'll take on the challenge of defining your Great Work Project.
    •    Why it matters
    •    Where you might find it
    •    How you might start it

It will be the thing you'll give time and energy and focus to over the coming months.

It will excite you and stretch you and challenge you and fulfill you.

It will be the way you get to do more of the stuff that matters to you, and less of all the other stuff that's keeping you busy and overwhelmed.

So jump in. The class will be practical, entertaining and useful.


Web-sized_MG_6628 My guest for this special event is Michael Bungay Stanier who is the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons and the author of many books including “Do More Great Work”.

Headquartered in Toronto Canada, Box of Crayons is a company that works with organizations and teams around the world to help them do less Good Work and more Great Work.

Michael’s company works in a wide range of sectors, including Consumer Goods (Campbell’s, Mars, Nestle), Pharmaceuticals (AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer), and Professional Service Firms (Gartner Inc, PricewaterhouseCoopers).

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask him  questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

How You Can Do More Great Work

DATE

Thursday   September 8, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Do More Great Work  

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register.  It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

 This call was recorded and is available in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

 


From “Stuck” to “Go” -- Unleashing More Team Power in Your Organization with special guests Susan Gerke and David Hutchens


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 Have you noticed how everyone in organizations talks about teamwork?

For facilitators who specialize in teamwork, it can be frustrating to encounter misperceptions and biases about team training. (“No, having a Panini bar in the break room is NOT teambuilding!”)

In this free Leadership TeleSeminar, IATF members Susan Gerke and David Hutchens will explore some of the common obstacles and barriers that you probably face in unleashing the power of teams – from cynicism, to time and budget pressures, and more. 

Susan and David will provide you with some tools and strategies that you can put to work in your organization right away.

 

Susan_gerke Susan Gerke is the president of Gerke Consulting & Development where she designs, customizes and implements leadership and teamwork programs.  Her clients include Bank of the West, BHK Accountancy, City of Anaheim, Human Options, Orange Coast College, Sole Technology, UC Irvine, and Warner Bros.

 

 

 

David_hutchens_jpg David Hutchens, a bestselling author, and organizational learning consultant. He  has worked with IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Wal-Mart, GE, Nike, and many others.

 

 

 

 

Together, Susan and David have created GO Team, a library of 18 easy-to-deliver team-training modules that allow you to build your own team training agenda.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with our special guest speaker and ask them your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Dial in, share your experiences… and then start unleashing even more team power in your organization.

Call Details

TITLE

From “Stuck” to “Go”:  Unleashing More Team Power in Your Organization

DATE

Thursday   September 1, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Susan Gerke and David Hutchens, creators of GO Team Resources

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

Get the recording HERE free for a limited time.  Soon the recording will be archived in the IATF Members Only Area.

This call was recorded and is available in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

 


Recorded Training Event: Trust Expert and Author Barry Rellaford on his new book "A Slice of Trust -- The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling"


Is trust important to you and your team? Trust_word_tiles

BASIC TRUTH:  Trust if THE foundation for all things important (on teams and in life).

How then does one TEACH trust?

How do we all get on board with what trust means?

Trust is complex.  Trust is simple.  Trust is...

Let's face it.  Trust can be difficult to teach.

Good news!  My good friends Barry Rellaford and David Hutchens have written a powerful 100 page book that will help you and your team quickly and easiily understand what trust is and learn how to establish it, grow it, and nurture it.

FREE Leadership TeleSeminar on:

Trust_a_slice_of_trust A Slice of Trust -- The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling

This book is written in parable format and stands well with the best of business parables,  including the all time greats like,  FISH, One Minute Manager and Who Moved my Cheese.  

A Slice of Trust: The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling, highlights in a memorable and meaningful way an important, career critical, management essential insight: Trust matters.

“Dazzling…and true! It took me years to discover the power of trust. With A Slice of Trust, you will understand so much more–and in only a few hours!”

-- Carlos Tavares, Chairman of Nissan Americas

A Slice of Trust teaches managers and leaders of all levels how companies that develop trust within the workplace can increase their value, efficiency, and innovation.

This delightful fable follows Simon the Pieman who isn't as simple as everyone thinks. He serves pie to  his customers along with his trust, one slice at a time. Trusting wisely and weighing the risks against the opportunities, Simon succeeds in his business, teaching an old dog, Sebastian, some new tricks along the way.

Inspired by Simon's trust, Sebastian learns a valuable lesson about the importance of extending trust, weighing out risks to exercise "smart trust," and the importance trust plays in leadership.

Barry_rellaford2 Barry Rellaford is my guest for this special live and interactive TeleSeminar.  Barry is a long time friend and an IATF Visiting Faculty Member.  Barry is the head trainer of Stephen M.R. Covey's "Speed of Trust" and travels the world teaching organizations large and small how to establish, grow and nurture trust in the workplace.  Barry has the unique ability to make the topic of "trust" come alive in a way that is approachable and human.  Barry is an exceptional and humble trainer and a wonderful person.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with Barry and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

BOOK DISCOUNTS

When you place a bulk order you'll receive the book at a discounted rate.  This is the perfect book to provide to everyone on your team!  To receive a bulk order discount  contact:

Kim Eddy
Inside Sales Coordinator
Gibbs Smith
Phone - 801 927-2147
keddy@gibbs-smith.com


Call Details

TITLE

A Slice of Trust -- The Leadership Secret with the Hot & Fruity Filling

DATE

Thursday   June 30, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Barry Rellaford, coauthor of "A Slice of Trust"

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

Get the recording for free HERE for a limited time (link to MP3 file).
This call was recorded and is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

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How Go-Givers Build Strong Teams with best selling author John David Mann -- recorded leadership program


Are you a Go-Getter or a Go-Giver?  Which approach is best for building transformative teams?

Most are familiar with "Go-Getters".  They make things happen.  They don't wait for things to go their way, they create circumstances that go their way.  This approach is very "yang" or forceful in it's thought pattern.  In the West, Go-Getters are often times seen in a favorable light.  And yet, many Go-Getters experience difficulty building strong teams.

Contrast the Go-Getter approach with the Go-Giver approach.

Being a Go-Giver means you add value to others in a way that helps them significantly while at the same time increases your own sense of joy and improves your bottom line, both in your business and your personal life.

Go-Getters are "me focused" and in the worst case scenarios become "Go-Takes", someone who feels entitled to take, take, take without ever adding value to the relationship or the process in any way.

Go-Givers are "other focused."  A Go-Giver has the ability to take one's eyes off oneself in order to focus on contribution and adding value to the lives of others.

Go-Givers build teams that naturally contribute and add value.  Teams built upon the Go-Giver principles Go-Giver will outperform all other teams.  Best of all, team members on a Go-Giver team will be happier!

How does one become a "Go-Giver" and build teams based on the Go-Giver principles?

The answer to the above question will be supplied by my special guest in this live and interactive TeleSeminar.

My guest will be John David Mann who is the co-author of the international best seller The Go-Giver -- A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

John has been writing about business, leadership and the laws of success for twenty years.  He really does know what it means to build and lead teams and has been doing it for a long time (he created his first business as a teenager!).

John_david_mann In the past few years John has worked with Paul Zane Pilzer (my favorite economist) writing The Next Millionaires, with Jeff Olson writing The Slight Edge and with John Assaraf and Murray Smith writing The Answer.  John is also the coauthor of You Call The Shots:  The 19 Essential Secrets of Entrepreneurship.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with John and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

How Go-Givers Build Strong Teams

DATE

Wednesday  May 18, 2011

TIME

Starts at 12 noon  Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60- 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

John David Mann, Coauthor of "The Go-Giver"

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register.  It's FREE.  Registration closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

Get the recording HERE for a limited time. 
Access more great recordings from teamwork and leadership experts when you become a member of the IATF.  Membership information is HERE.

  5lawsimage_jpg CLASS HANDOUT

Click on the link below to download a one page PDF of the "5 Laws of Stratospheric Success".

Download The-5-Laws2

 

 

FREE CHAPTER FROM THE BOOK

CLICK HERE to navigate to the Go-Giver website where you can download a FREE chapter from the book.

RADIO INTERVIEWS

CLICK HERE to access previous recordings of the authors.

 


How To Grow Your Team (and Business) With Assessments with special guest John Birch


 Should you be using assessments with the teams you serve? Assessment1

Assessments can help your team and, if used improperly, they can hurt your team.

  • What aspects of your work with teams are best served by assessments?
  • How do assessments change our definition of what a team is?
  • How do assessments help you make right decisions?
  • How are assessments used improperly?
  • How do I know I need assessments?
  • Are assessments considered a motivator or de-motivator by employees?
  • Can assessments forecast the contribution of each member of the team?

In this leadership TeleSemianar we will explore the use of assessments when it comes to building teams and leaders.  We will even discuss how to use assessments to grow your teambuilding business.

This is the perfect TeleSeminar for business owners, managers, supervisors, coaches, and trainers.

John_birch My guest will be John Birch who is an IATF Member and founder of The Birch Group LLC, a consulting organization specializing in strategic/project planning, business success coaching, organizational effectiveness and training, as well as teambuilding and conflict resolution. 

When John started he used no assessments and then quickly discovered how useful they were.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with John and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

How To Grow Your Team (and Business) With Assessments

DATE

Thursday, April 7, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

John Birch, President & Founder of The Birch Group

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE. Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was  recorded and archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.
CLICK HERE to get the recording for a limited time.

 

 


Secrets To Managing a Bad Boss -- Recorded Leadership TeleSeminar with special guests Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster


Have you ever said this: Bad_boss

“I love my job, but I hate my boss.”
 
“My supervisor is half my age with none of my experience.”

“Sure I have responsibility, but none of the authority to carry it out.”

“His first response to any idea that I propose is no.”

Sound familiar? Sooner or later, we all work for someone we can't stand – a constant criticizer, a yeller, a power-hungry jerk, or just someone who's mentally checked out.  But if you can’t afford to quit – and few of us can in this economy – the only option is to deal with it.

Working_for_you_book_cover In their previous bestseller Working With You is Killing Me, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster helped people deal with troublesome coworkers.  Now they’re taking on toxic bosses in WORKING FOR YOU ISN’T WORKING FOR ME: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss

After years of advising clients, Crowley (a psychotherapist) and Elster (a business strategist) found that the single greatest determinant of happiness at work is the quality of your relationship with your boss.  When it's bad, you either become insecure or so resentful that you end up looking petty or incompetent.

Crowley and Elster offer a better option – reclaiming control of the relationship so you can be happier at work and move your career forward.

In this live and interactive TeleSeminar you will learn proven techniques for improving "bad boss" situations.  You will learn a practical, powerful four-step program for dealing with a bad boss:

  1. Detect – Identify the exact boss behaviors that drive you crazy.
  2. Detach – Discover concrete actions that will restore your power.
  3. Depersonalize - Learn how to take any annoying boss behavior less personally.
  4. Deal – Devise a plan to get what you need, and move your career forward.

Elster_and_crowley About our guest speakers:  Katherine Crowley, a Harvard trained psychotherapist, and Kathi Elster, a management consultant, create the yin and yang of their company, K Squared Enterprises. Since 1989, they’ve combined their complementary expertise to develop a unique method for dealing with difficult people and challenging conditions at work. Their inside-out approach transforms the way businesses uncover and resolve their greatest interpersonal dilemmas.  Visit the website:  www.WorkingForYouIsntWorkingForMe.com

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with Katherine and Kathi and ask them your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

Secrets To Managing a Bad Boss

DATE

Thursday, March 24, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes
BONUS:  An optional 15 - 20 minute virtual "meet and greet" session will follow this program.

PRESENTERS

Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster , author of "Working For You Isn't Working For Me"

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

CLICK HERE to access the recording (mp3).  This recording is available here for a limited time. 
This call is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

How To Use Courage To Transform The Workplace with best selling author Bill Treasurer -- Recorded Leadership TeleSeminar

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Courage is critical to personal and organizational success. But in times of economic instability, such as right now, fear directs workers’ behaviors, causing them to be distracted, afraid, and unproductive…just when their companies need them to be the opposite.

Fear is bad for business because it causes workers to become overly preoccupied with safety-seeking.

Courageous workers, by contrast, step up to challenges, seek out leadership roles, and assert innovative ideas…all for the good of the company.

This teleseminar will provide practical strategies for building workforce courage so workers can become “opportunity seekers”.

Key Topics to be Covered:

  • The impact that fear and comfort have on individual performance
  • Three distinct types of courage and how to differentiate among them
  • How to create an environment that supports courageous behavior
  • The differences between managers who encourage workers, and those who discourage them, what Bill calls Fillers and Spillers
  • Tips on how to be more courageous and how to inspire more courageous behavior among those you lead

The workplace is fraught with daily challenges—challenges that may provoke fear, stress, or even excitement; but challenges nonetheless. These challenges can, potentially, inspire our courage or undermine our performance. This teleseminar will help attendees enlarge their Courage Capacity so they can meet organizational challenges with more confidence and less fear. 

About our guest speaker...

Bill_treasurer Bill Treasurer is founder of Giant Leap Consulting, and the author of the new off-the-shelf training program, Courageous Leadership: Using Courage to Transform the Workplace.

Bill is widely recognized as pioneer in the new organizational development practice of “courage-building”, and is author of Courage Goes to Work (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008), an internationally bestselling book about how to build workforce courage.

Bill is also a former member of the U.S. High Diving Team, and performed over 1500 high dives from heights that scaled to over 100 feet. Bills insights about workplace courage have been featured in over 100 national newspapers and magazines.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with Bill Treasurer and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

Courageous Ledership -- How To Use Courage to Transform the Workplace

DATE

Thursday, February 10, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes
BONUS:  An optional 15 - 20 minute virtual "meet and greet" session will follow this program.

PRESENTERS

Bill Treasurer, author of the bestseller "Courageous Ledership -- Using Courage to Transform the Workplace"

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register.  It's FREE.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This Leadership TeleSeminar was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

View video below of Bill Treasurer below speaking about Courage In The Workplace










How To Take A Breather (and remain successful) with "Callings" expert Gregg Levoy -- recorded leadership training event


 

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We belong to a work-obsessed culture
whose busyness-as-usual makes us forget that discipline also means knowing when to knock off.

Just as the ear needs “rests” when listening to music, we each need time to linger and reflect in the onrushing of life, time when we’re not engaged in what the Taoists refer to as “the ten thousand things.”

When we’re giving off nothing but busy signals, the calls of spirit, of soul, of the deep self can’t get through.

This TeleSeminar examines the challenges and benedictions of taking breathers, of remembering that life is meant to be savored and not just worked at.

Gregg_levoy Our guest speaker for this special event is Gregg Levoy, bestselling author of Callings -- Finding and Following an Authentic Life.

Gregg is a former adjunct professor of journalism at the University of New Mexico, and former columnist and reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer and USA Today. He has written about the subject of callings for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Omni, Psychology Today, Reader's Digest, and many others. He has also been a frequent guest of the media, including ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with Gregg and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" training and development! 

Call Details

TITLE

How To Take A Breather (and remain successful)

DATE

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes
BONUS:  An optional 15 - 20 minute virtual "meet and greet" session will follow this program.

PRESENTERS

Gregg Levoy, author of the bestseller "Callings -- Finding And Following An Authentic Life"best selling author

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register. It's FREE!  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

RESOURCES

During the call Gregg mentions an article entitled  "Bumping Into Mr. Ravioli" that appeared in the New Yorker magazine.  Download the article in the IATF Members Only Area.

View video below of Gregg Levoy in action

 






The 7 Qualities of the Leader As Coach -- Secrets to Leading in the Inspiration Age

Recording of TeleSeminar and Resources available below.

Register now for the Leader As Coach Fast Track Program.

Today’s leaders must evolve.  They must make a shift away from a traditional command and control style of leadership to a style of leadership that focuses on energizing and empowering people.

The old way of leading was about motivation - - a short-term, externally based, "technique" driven approach to moving people into action. 

"How can I motivate my team?" was the old question.  Asking this question keeps leaders caught in a downward spiral where they are:

  • Managing merely for results
  • Babysitting the employees’ smallness
  • Trying to eliminate mistakes
  • Creating adrenaline through deadlines
  • Solving all the problems

The old style of leadership is a HUGE energy drain.

Clapping_group_250 The new style of leadership - the style of leadership cutting edge managers and supervisors around the world are moving to - is all about INSPIRATION.

Leadership through INSPIRATION is most easily defined as the "Coach Approach" to leadership.

"How can I inspire my team?" is the question asked by the Coach Leader. 

There are 7 distinct qualities embodied by the Coach Leader that make them naturally inspirational leaders. These include:

  • Coach Leaders are models for others, not just expert managers.
  • Coach Leaders create problem free zones versus being expert problem solvers.
  • Coach Leaders have more then they need.

Join IATF President & Founder Tom Heck for this interactive and thought provoking TeleSeminar.

Call Details 

TITLE

The 7 Qualities of the Leader As Coach -- Secrets to Leading in the Inspiration Age

DATE

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TIME

  • starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
  • runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTER

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF
 

REGISTER

Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

CLICK HERE to access the recording. 

RESOURCES

Click on the link below to access the slide deck used during this event

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Click on the link below for the class handout

Download PARTICIPANT - 7 Qualities of the Leader As Coach

CLICK HERE for the Adrenaline Addiction Self Assessment

CLICK HERE for the audio interview with Jack Canfield

CLICK HERE for the Leader As Coach Self Assessment

Learn how to inspire your team while making your life as a leader more fulfilling in the IATF Leader As Coach Fast Track Program.


The Stories We Create -- Narrative and Engagement in Organizations with special guest David Hutchens

Storytelling

Storytelling has the power to transform your team and your organization.

As the whole of human history shows and storytellers have always known, stories are a wellspring of communal life. Stories inspire, support, and sustain all types of human communities.

Having a story in common brings people together because stories cultivate the communion of hearts and minds that creates community.

Stories provide a community with the common ground and shared vision needed to inspire collective striving.

Organizational stories provide an effective way to convey fundamental understandings necessary to workplace design and culture.  More importantly, stories speak to the heart of your team members.

In this TeleSeminar we will explore how you can use stories to build an inspired, high performing team.

 Join us for this live and interactive TeleSeminar to:

  • Learn how to use stories to engage employees.
  • Learn how stories can motivate your team.
  • Learn how stories set the stage for cooperative and productive work relationships by creating common contexts of knowledge, interest, and communication.

David_hutchens_jpg Our guest speaker for this special event is David Hutchens, a bestselling author, and creator of the Learning Fables series of books.

The Learning Fables have been translated into more than a dozen languages and found an enthusiastic audience in organizations all over the world.

As an organizational learning consultant, David Hutchens has worked with IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, Wal-Mart, GE, Nike, and many others. He is the creator of GO Team, a library of 18 easy-to-deliver team-training modules that allow you to build your own team training agenda. David is a member of the leadership board of Stories in Organizations, a special interest group of the National Storytelling Network.

This live an interactive TeleSeminar with special guest David Hutchens represents a perfect opportunity to learn how you can leverage the power of storytelling to build inspired, high performing teams.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with David and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" coaching! 

Call Details

TITLE

The Stories We Create: Narrative and Engagement in Organizations

DATE

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

David Hutchens, best selling author

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register.  It's FREE!  Registration is now closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

CLICK HERE to get the recording for a limited time.
Click on the link below to download the slide deck used in this TeleSeminar.  Link active for a short time.
Download SLIDE DECK David Hutchens Org Stories
This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


Secrets to Facilitating "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" with Pat Richie, Principal Consultant at the Table Group

 

Five dysfunctions The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni is one of the most important books on teamwork in the last decade. 

This book has appeared on American best-seller lists including: New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

More teamwork facilitators, trainers, coaches, supervisors, and managers have read and attempted to teach the principles in this book than any other in recent history.

Patrick Lencioni travels occasionally to teach this material but the guy doing most of the training on The Five Dysfunctions is Pat Richie who will be our guest for this special TeleSeminar. 

If you love The Five Dysfunctions book as much as we do at the IATF then you'll want to attend this TeleSeminar where Pat Richie will share secrets to teaching the material and insights gained from working with Patrick Lencioni. Come to the call ready to ask questions!

 Join us for this live and interactive TeleSeminar to:

  • Learn secrets to facilitating The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Gain insights on how to "re-start" The Five Dysfunctions if you have a team that is currently using this model
  • Learn stratgies for making The Five Dysfunctions of a Team come alive with a team

Pat_richie Our guest speaker for this special event is Pat Richie who has a unique combination of experience building a teamwork culture on the highest performing teams ever and expertise facilitating the groundbreaking 5 Dysfunctions model for business.

Pat Richie’s early success came in professional sports as part of the San Francisco 49’ers in the 80’s and 90’s (he won 3 Super Bowl Rings!).

Pat has authored two books, “Wisdom for the BusyLeader” foreword by Patrick Lencioni and “Wisdom for the Busy SportsLeader” foreword by Mike Holmgren.

He has co-authored articles on teamwork with Patrick Lencioni that have appeared in national publications, and been quoted by: The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, the BBC and GQ Magazine.

Contact Pat Richie:  pat.richie@tablegroupconsulting.com

This is a great opportunity to learn about how you can learn how to teach one of the most powerful teamwork models available.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with Pat and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" coaching! 

Graphic Facilitation

This call included live "graphic facilitation" provided by Breah Livolsi Parker of BlipStudio.com. Click on the imgage below to view the graphic representation of the information shared in this program.

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Call Details

TITLE

 Secrets to Facilitating "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team"

DATE

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

Pat Richie, Principal Consultant at the Table Group
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

 CLICK HERE to register.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

Watch this video clip of Pat Richie speaking on The Five Dysfunctions of a Team


 


How To Achieve Full Alignment -- Practical Steps to Transform Your Life Vision into Action with special guest Anthony Silard -- Recorded Leadership TeleSeminar:

 

 

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Alignment
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When people are in alignment (physically) they have greater strength and flexibility and no pain.

When teams are in alignment they move faster and with greater efficiency. 

If you're able to help a team achieve FULL alignment then you're more likely to help the team experience their full potential.  Best of all, fully aligned teams are easier to lead!

Full_alignment_book_image How then do you help people achieve full alignment?

In his landmark book Full Alignment: A Practical Guide to Transforming Your Life Vision into Action, leadership expert Anthony Silard shows you how to bring your life to purpose by transforming your lofty dreams into concrete, deadline-driven goals and then choosing actions on a moment-to-moment basis that are congruent with your deepest values.


 Join us for this live and interactive TeleSeminar to:

  • Learn steps to define your vision for what you want to achieve in life.
  • Learn how to handle disaproval (there WILL be people who disapprove of your vision!)
  • Learn how to unleash tremendous power and deep commitment toward powerful, compelling goals.

 

Anthony_silard Our guest speaker for this special event is Anthony Silard, the CEO of The Executive Leadership Institute and the President of The Center for Social Leadership. Anthony is the author of Full Alignment - A Practical Guide To Transforming Your Life Vision Into Action.  As a leadership coach, Anthony helps CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 100 companies, small businesses and the world’s largest nonprofits such as CARE, Save the Children, The United Way and the American Red Cross to become more authentic people and more effective leaders.  Winner of the prestegious Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Award, Anthony's leadership programs have helped thousands of people in 20 countries including Argentina, Zambia, India and Romania to create positive, breakthrough personal and social change in their lives and the lives of others.

This is a great opportunity to learn about how you can help those you serve move into full alignment.

This TeleSeminar will be interactive - - you'll be able to talk with Tony and ask him your questions directly (or send them in as text).  It's "just in time" coaching!

Call Details

TITLE

 How To Achieve Full Alignment -- Practical Steps to Transform Your Life (or Team) Vision into Action

DATE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TIME

Starts at 4 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

Anthony Silard, CEO of the Exeutive Leadership Institute
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

REGISTER

CLICK HERE to register.  Registration is closed.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

 This call was recorded and is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.



How Games At Work Inspire Creativity with special guest Dave Gray -- Recorded Leadership TeleSeminar

Great things don’t happen in a vacuum. But creating an environment for creative thinking and innovation can be a daunting challenge. How can you make it happen at your company? The answer may surprise you: gamestorming.

Learn how to apply game thinking to your business challenges in this TeleSeminar with the author!

Gamestorming_book_cover Think back to the last time you played a game. What was the game? Why did you choose to play? Was it a simple game like tic-tac-toe, or something more complex, like Monopoly, Scrabble or Chess? Or maybe it was a game of basketball? Did you play with friends? With family? Try to recapture the feeling you had as you played the game. How did it feel? Would you like to have more of that feeling at work?

Games come naturally to human beings. Playing a game is a way of exploring the world, a form of structured play, a natural learning activity that’s deeply tied to growth. Games can be fun and entertaining, but games can have practical benefits too.

In this TeleSeminar you'll learn how to design games to help you get more innovative, creative results in your work.

About the book "GAMESTORMING"

This book includes more than 80 games to help you break down barriers, communicate better, and generate new ideas, insights, and strategies. The authors have identified tools and techniques from some of the world’s most innovative professionals, whose teams collaborate and make great things happen. This book is the result: a unique collection of games that encourage engagement and creativity while bringing more structure and clarity to the workplace.

Here's what GAMESTORMING can do for your team:

  • Overcome conflict and increase engagement with team-oriented games
  • Improve collaboration and communication in cross-disciplinary teams with visual-thinking techniques
  • Improve understanding by role-playing customer and user experiences
  • Generate better ideas and more of them, faster than ever before
  • Shorten meetings and make them more productive
  • Simulate and explore complex systems, interactions, and dynamics
  • Identify a problem’s root cause, and find the paths that point toward a solution

One common review of the book:

…one of the most valuable and applicable collection of tools and techniques for organizational design that I have ever come across. The "games" outlined in the book help you make ideas more tangible and meetings more productive, notably through visual techniques. Gamestorming is a window into the future of how groups will work. There is no way around this book if you are serious about making innovation and change happen in your organization.

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Our guest for this special TeleSeminar
is Dave Gray is the coauthor of GAMESTORMING and the founder and chairman of XPLANE Corp., an information design consultancy serving Fortune 100, NGO and government clients around the world, and co-founder of Vizthink, a global community dedicated to the use of visualization in all forms of learning and communication. An artist, journalist and information designer, he is passionate about applied creativity.

 

Call Details

TITLE

 Gamestorming -- How Games At Work Inspire Creativity

DATE

Thursday, October 21, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Dave Gray, author of Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This leadership TeleSeminar was recorded and is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area. Not yet a member of the IATF?  Please join! Membership information is HERE.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  It's free!  After you register, we'll send you the secret phone number and "PIN".  Registration is closed.

Watch this video (below) of Dave talking about GAMESTORMING at UX Week in San Francisco





 

Watch this video (below) of Dave presenting an IGNITE session on GAMESTORMING


Secrets of Social Media for Teambuilders with Mike Cardus of Create-Learning.com

STOP MARKETING And START Sharing -- A discussion of reciprocity using on-line media for the development of your business, brand, customer, and YOU!

Join us for this live and interactive TeleSeminar to:

  • Explore the pros and cons of Blogs, Websites, FaceBook, Twitter and maybe LinkedIn for marketing of your company’s products and services.
  • Explore why giving more stuff away creates a magnetic pull of fans and people who value your services and products.
  • Explore how your capacity for change, values & commitments can either explode or implode your business.
  • Discuss and co-create techniques, processes, plans, and short-cuts to see a rapid return using on-line social media tools.

Here's what you'll learn:

  1. Four techniques to re-brand and market existing products and processes you already have.
  2. A clear understanding of the necessary steps to create a change of your marketing and sharing in the following steps: 1) Vision, 2) Skills, 3) Incentives, 4) Resources, 5) Action Plan
  3. Understanding of why giving stuff away for free elevates your brand and you to expert status; and can get you more people to serve (and profit from it!).

Michael_cardus_1 Our guest for this event is Mike Cardus, founder of Create-Learning.com based out of Buffalo, NY.  Create-Learning.com  is a learning and consulting firm that provides experiential development to create great experiences for improved performance and lasting memories.  Mike facilitates, educates, and speaks with groups in a variety of settings including Fortune 500 Companies, small businesses, universities and classrooms. Best known for his high energy and creativity, Mike has facilitated groups from as small as two to as many as three thousand.  Mike's Facebook page is HERE.  Find Mike on Twitter HERE .  Mike is a member of the IATF.

This is a great opportunity to learn about how to grow your business and positively impact more people using social media from someone who has done it.

Call Details

TITLE

 Secrets To Growing Your Teambuilding Business With Social Media

DATE

Thursday, October 7, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Mike Cardus with Create-Learning.com
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and archived in the IATF Members Only Area HERE .  Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


Are You Charging Enough? Strategies for the New Economy with Entrepreneur Expert Ali Brown -- Recording of a Leadership TeleSeminar

What you charge in your business is directly related to how much money you can make. 

Are you still charging what you were in 2007?  If yes, you may need to rethink this.

Are you starting a business and have no way to determine how to set your fees?

Good news for those in the IATF community who own a business (or plan to start one)!

Entrepreneur Business Coach Ali Brown is our special guest speaker for this event and she will share some powerful quick tips on evaluating how much you should be charging, as well as a special strategy that can help you generate quick cash while you raise your rates!

On this call you will learn: 

  • How-to determine if you’re selling yourself short and missing out on thousands of dollars worth of hard-earned profits!
  • Simple strategies for increasing your rates – and how to set them in the first place
  • Your key factor in commanding a dramatically higher rate
  • How-to introduce your new rate with success. (There’s a positive way and a negative way to announce an increase.)
  • How to handle client complaints with any rate change.  (it’s inevitable, so prepare how to turn it around into a win.)

Ali-brown-chair-prefered The psychology you're currently using to determine your pricing structure may be outdated and thus, limiting the amount of prosperity you're truly capable of experiencing.

Come join us and explore how to charge what you're worth on this interactive TeleSeminar with Entrepreneur Business Coach Ali Brown.  

Ali is the founder and CEO of media company Ali International, LLC, which includes the Millionaire Protégé Club, Ali Magazine, Ali Boutique, and Shine Events.

In 2009, Brown's company Ali International ranked #263 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the nation. In 2010, Brown was a recipient of the Enterprising Women of the Year award.

This is your chance to join a live call and ask Ali questions about your business pricing situation.

Call Details

TITLE

 Are You Charging Enough? Strategies for the New Economy

DATE

Thursday, September 30, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Ali Brown, founder and CEO of Ali International LLC
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area HERE .  Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.


Happiness & Teamwork with NY Times best selling author Gretchen Rubin -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."  US Declaration of Independence

"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too." ~ Mark Twain

Clearly, happiness is important.  We all seek out opportunities to be happy.  Some people appear to be happier than others. 

What about happiness and teamwork?

What is the relationship between the success your team experiences and the level of happiness your team members experience?  Chicken or the egg?  Which comes first?  Team happiness or team success?

Gretchen_rubinWhat is your responsibility as a leader to promote or effect happiness on your team?

What exactly IS happiness?  What does it mean to be happy?  How happy can we expect to be?

  To answer these questions I've invited happiness expert Gretchen Rubin to the IATF.

Gretchen is the author of the NY Times bestseller "The Happiness Project" which I found to be a wonderful book.

The Happiness Project is a memoir of the year Gretchen spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, the current scientific studies, and the lessons from popular culture about how to be happy--from Aristotle to Martin Seligman to Thoreau to Oprah.

“A cross between the Dalai Lama’s The Art of Happiness and Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, and seamlessly buttressed by insights from sources as diverse as psychological scientists, novelists, poets, and philosophers, Gretchen Rubin has written a book that readers will revisit again and again as they seek to fulfill their own dreams for happiness.”
— Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

Wikipedia has an entry on "Happiness At Work" that starts with the following:

Despite a large body of positive psychological research into the relationship between happiness and productivity, happiness at work has traditionally been seen as a potential by-product of positive outcomes at work, rather than a pathway to success in business. However a growing number of scholars, Boehm and Lyubomirsky included, state that it should be viewed as one of the major sources of positive outcomes in the workplace.

Resources mentioned during this TeleSeminar:

Come join us and explore happiness and teamwork on this interactive TeleSeminar with Gretchen!

Call Details

TITLE

Happiness & Teamwork -- Exploring the connection between happiness and team success

DATE

Thursday, September 23, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

For a short time you can download the recording of this call HERE for free.
CLICK HERE to get the recording which is archived in the IATF members only area. Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  It's free!  After you register, we'll send you the secret phone number and "PIN".  Registration is closed.


Shutting Up or Speaking Out -- How to develop trust when trust doesn't exist - with Teams In Trouble expert Michael Goldman - Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

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Trust.  It’s the foundation for all valuable relationships and is at the core of all high performing teams.

But what happens when a team lacks trust?

My colleague Michael Goldman of FacilitationFirst.com relates this TRUE STORY of a team in trouble that he was called into work with...

A new product is developed and feedback is needed from within the company to make some critical decisions on how to proceed.

A diverse group of staff is formed to provide the needed feedback - - only there is a problem.  There is “history” between some of the staff members.

It’s a trust issue.

There is reluctance within the group to speak their mind.  It will be a waste of time and energy to bring the group together unless the feedback is honest and unfiltered.  But that’s not going to happen because the staff doesn’t trust each other.

What would you do?

On Thursday August 19, 2010 expert "Teams In Trouble" facilitator Michael Goldman will share the strategies, tactics and tools he uses when working with a team with trust issues. The tools Michael will share will position you to help teams build trust and move forward with speed and grace.

Call Details

TITLE

Teams In Trouble -- Shutting up or speaking out.  How to develop trust when trust doesn't exist

DATE

Thursday, August 19, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Michael Goldman of FacilitationFirst.com, the largest and best facilitation training organization in Canada
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

HANDOUT

A three page handout which outlined the two-tiered facilitation process was provided during this call.  The handout is now archived in the IATF members only area.

REGISTER HERE
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CLASS HANDOUT

A class handout (PDF) will be supplied during the call.  This handout is available in the IATF members only area HERE.  Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.



How To Strengthen Relationships on Teams Using Visual Images with Christine Martell -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

Nobel-laureate scientists. Award-winning filmmakers. World-champion athletes. These are people that change the world. They operate with peak performance. And they all have something else in common.

They think not just in words, but in images.

Whether it’s imagining a new vaccine in the lab, a blockbuster at the studio, or a perfect shot on the court, these amazing people bring both the verbal and the visual together.

By using images to go beyond words alone, visual images can be used to help improve performance, resolve conflict, and achieve results.

VisualsSpeak trains facilitators in the use of tools using images to drive discussion, insight, and transformation.

Christine_martell_1 Christine Martell is principal of VisualsSpeak, and she will be our guest for this special IATF Train-The-Trainer TeleSeminar.

This TeleSeminar will focus on strategies for building relationships in teams using visual images.

Christine will share a special series of images (digital download) with all who participate in this call.  You'll be able to use these same images with the groups you serve.

Topics we'll be covering include:

  • Overview of ways you can use images in team building
  • When and why to use images
  • Experience of using visuals to build relationships in teams

Christine Martell has been facilitating with a variety of organizations worldwide for 25 years. Her work integrating visuals with traditional corporate performance improvement methods has brought her global recognition. Her work at VisualsSpeak is focused on developing fun, experiential, transformational tools for team building, leadership development, and strategic visioning.

Call Details

TITLE

How To Strengthen Relationships on Teams Using Visual Images

DATE

Thursday, July 8, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Christine Martell of VisualsSpeak.com
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register. It's free!  After you register, we'll send you the secret phone number and "PIN".  Registration is closed.

CLASS HANDOUT

CLICK HERE to download the 10 page class handout which teaches you how to lead a process that will strengthen team relationships.  This handout is available in the IATF members only area HERE.  Not yet an IATF member?  Join HERE.



How To Build & Lead Inspired Teams with Dr. Lance Secretan -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

FACT:  Inspired teams have a stronger bottom line than "average" teams.

No surprises there.

But HOW do you build and lead inspired teams?

This question is best answered by inspiration in the workplace expert Dr. Lance Secretan who is the author of the new best seller "The Spark, The Flame, and the Torch"

Lance_secretan_2 Dr. Secretan's much anticipated new book is broad, effective and extraordinarily inspiring. The Spark, The Flame, and the Torch  is Dr. Secretan's masterwork in which he has taken 35 years of intellectual property—which he calls Higher Ground Leadership—developed through his research, client engagements, coaching and teaching experience, and integrated it into a unified theory of inspired leadership, that offers a comprehensive approach to being an inspiring person and therefore an inspiring leader.

You will learn how to be a transformational leader and how to be the change the world needs for a brighter future. It is a brilliant work that helps leaders:

  • rethink the role of modern organizations
  • reassess our personal contribution
  • develop greater meaning and fulfillment
  • overhaul performance management and coaching practice
  • become clearer about future visioning
  • build stronger personal relationships and teams
  • rethink leadership, and
  • focus on inspiration

Torch_book_icon We all long for greater authenticity, integrity, and inspiration from our corporations and institutions. The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch reveals a leadership path that will forever change your perception of yourself, others, your organization and the world around you—enabling you to live a more effective, purposeful, and inspiring life.

Join us for this inspiring TeleSeminar and gain important lessons for building and leading inspired teams. 

Call Details

TITLE

How To Build & Lead Inspired Teams with Dr. Lance Secretan

DATE

Thursday, June 17, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Dr. Lance Secretan, IATF Visiting Faculty Member
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is available in the IATF Members Only Area HERE.

Non IATF members can get the recording HERE free for a limited time.

REGISTER HERE
CLICK HERE to register. It's free!  After you register, we'll send you the secret phone number and "PIN".  Registration is closed.


How To Write and Publish Your Teamwork Book -- with special guest Sam Sikes, author of 7 popular teambuilding games books

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Are you planning to write a teambuilding book?

You might be writing a teambuilding book (or considering it) for the following reasons:

  • Legacy - the book will outlive you and likely reach more people than you ever will.
  • Marketing - the book can help you build you establish credibility and grow your business.
  • Message - writing your book will help you clarify and strengthen your message.
  • Income - your book will become one of your streams of passive revenue

  In this live an interactive TeleSeminar we'll explore many aspects of book writing with the help of noted teambuilding book author Sam Sikes of DoingWorks.com.

 

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Sam has written 7 teambuilding books.  He has authored some of the books on his own and has coauthored others.  Sam is not only a teambuilding leader, he has a wealth of information about how and why to publish your own book. 

Some of the topics we plan to cover include:

  • How to self publish (traditional offset, print on demand, e-book)
  • Working with a publisher
  • Cover design
  • Marketing
  • Working with resellers
  • ISBN numbers
  • Pricing
  • Sales on amazon
  • Writing solo and with coauthors
  • Benefits of writing a book (marketing, helping others, passive revenue, etc.)
  • Order fulfillment
  • Including multimedia (CD, DVD)
  • Password protected website
  • Dedicated website for sales
  • How to get endorsements and what to do with them
  • Editor / proofreader - where to find
  • Images & illustrations

This is a perfect opportunity to get your book writing questions answered!

Call Details

TITLE
How To Write and Publish Your Teamwork Book
DATE
Thursday, June 10, 2010
TIME
Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes
PRESENTERS
  • Sam Sikes of DoingWorks.com
  • Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF
WHAT TO EXPECT
Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!
RECORDING

This call was recorded and is now archived in the IATF members only area.  Not yet a member? Join HERE.

REGISTER HERE
  • IATF members CLICK HERE to register for free.  Registration is closed.  Members CLICK HERE to access the recording.
  • Non-members CLICK HERE to pay $59. Registration is closed. Not an IATF member?  CLICK HERE to join and get immediate access to the recording and class notes.


NEW Virtual Team Leader course starts Friday June 4, 2010

NEW training for managers of Virtual Teams led by Tom Heck, President and Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators.

Learn How To Lead Virtual Teams In This Dynamic LIVE Distance Learning Program!

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The Virtual Team Leader training program is designed for managers and supervisors who need real world solutions for leading remote teams.

  • Delivered LIVE via telephone conference calls.  Fully participate from anywhere in the world; no travel required.
  • Leverages the power of a dedicated and focused learning community; learn in the company of like-minded professionals.
  • Application oriented.  You'll learn strategies, tactics and tools for leading virtual teams and then return to your group to apply what you've learned.  Then you'll return to class to share your success (or challenges) and receive support and coaching from the instructor and community.
  • Professional instruction with personal attention.

CLICK HERE to register.  IATF members receive a discount!


Do More Great Work -- with special guest Michael Bungay Stanier - Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

You’re up to your eyeballs answering email, returning phone calls, attending meetings, scrambling to get things done. But when did being busy become a measure of success?

It’s time to do more of the work that means something to you, stretches you and makes a difference.

This is true for you AND your team!

Our guest for this special interactive TeleSeminar is "Great Work" expert Michael Bungay Stanier.

In our last call with Michael, we talked about the fundamentals of Good Work and Great Work and shared a tool that can be used individually and for a team to help them do more Great Work.

In this class, we'll tackle...

  • The greatest barrier to doing more Great Work
  • The three fundamental attributes you and your teams need to do more Great Work
  • A tool and a process to help any team have more impact in their work

Please join us for an interactive, fun and practical TeleClass that will give you new tools and insights for the work you’re doing with teams and leaders.

 

Do_more_great_work_book_cover Do More Great Work: Stop the busywork and start the work that matters

In Michael Bungay Stanier’s Do More Great Work you’ll find fifteen ‘maps’, practical exercises to help you identify how to find, start and sustain more Great Work. Amongst other things you’ll learn:

  • Where to find clues to your own Great Work. (They’re all around you.)
  • How to locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do.
  • Tactics to best manage the overwhelm.
  • How to double the likelihood you’ll do what you want to do.


There are also original contributions from leading thinkers like Seth Godin, Dave Ulrich, Michael Port, Penelope Trunk, Leo Babauta and Chris Guillebeau on how to do more of the important stuff.

To do more Great Work you need focus, you need courage and you need resilience. Do More Great Work will help you find all that and more.


Call Details

TITLE
Do More Great Work TeleClass
DATE
Thursday, May 27, 2010
TIME
Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes
PRESENTERS
  • Michael Bungay Stanier, IATF Visiting Faculty Member
  • Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF
WHAT TO EXPECT
Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!
RECORDING

The recording is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Not yet a member?  Join HERE.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register. It's free!  When you register we'll send you the phone number and your secret PIN.  Registration is closed.


How "Linchpins" are Transforming Organizations with Seth Godin -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

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Seth Godin's new book "Linchpin - Are You Indispensable?" is amazing (215 reviews at amazon with a 4.5/5 avg rating).  If you work in the field of team and leadership development you MUST read this book.  I downloaded the audio version from audible.com and I'm on my third listen and each time I get something new.

What is a "Linchpin" and how do they transform teams and organizations?

Some people are valuable, but if you want to be invaluable, or even indispensable, you have to be a linchpin. Linchpins are so vital to the organization that you wouldn’t be able to replace them. They hold it all together.

In TRIBES, Seth encouraged us to lead. In Linchpin he goes further, pleading with the reader to be the indispensable member of a Tribe.

Seth says Linchpins are artists and THE primary attribute of the artist is her ability to do "emotional work". 

Artist Hugh MacLeod comments on "emotional work"...

The only people who have a hope of becoming linchpins in any organization, who have any hope of changing anything for the better in real terms, are those who have the capacity to do “emotional work” at a high level—to be true artists at whatever they set their minds on doing. The guys who just plod around the office corridors, just turning up for their paycheck.... Well, those guys don’t have a prayer, poor things. The world is just too interesting and competitive now.

Seth_godin_photoLinchpins don’t worry about what’s in it for them, but instead focus on giving gifts that change people.

If you are to be successful, if you are going to change the world through your work as a Teamwork Facilitator, you must be doing emotional work and giving gifts.

In this interactive TeleSeminar Seth will help us understand the role of the Linchpin in teams and organizations.  We'll explore how you can cultivate Linchpins on your team and how best to lead them.

 This live TeleSeminar represents an amazing opportunity to spend time with Seth Godin to learn first hand about Linchpins and teamwork so I urge you to come to this call prepared.  Study some of the Linchpin material HERE before the call.

>>> NOTE:  We will likely exceed our phone line capacity for this call so arrive early to secure your spot!

I look forward to having you join us for this call.

CALL DETAILS

TITLE: 

Linchpins - Lessons for Teamwork Facilitators

PROGRAM LEADERS:

Seth Godin, author of Linchpin - Are You Indispensable? 

Tom Heck, IATF President & Founder

DATE:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

TIME:

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)

runs for 60 minutes

RECORDING:

This call was recorded and the recording is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.

REGISTER HERE:

CLICK  HERE to register (it's free).  After you register, we'll send you an email containing the call-in phone number and your "PIN".  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.



Secrets To Leading Gen-Y in the Workplace with special guest Bea Fields -- LeadershipTeleSeminar Recording

Are you having difficulty leading your Gen-Y team members?

You already know Gen-Y is unlike any other generation you've had the opportunity to lead.

Geny_groupThey are the children of the Baby Boomers and are now the largest generation in the history of the world.  This is the generation you must learn to lead if you are to be successful!

Employers thought Gen-Y would simply be an extension of Gen-X or Boomers but that hasn't been the case at all.

About Gen-Y

  • Enjoy working together and are highly connected (always on computers, cell phones, text messaging, instant messaging, social networking, blogs, multi-player gaming, etc.)
  • Seek work-life balance
  • Expect to be highly successful and are upbeat
  • Reward and recognition driven
  • Short term focused
  • Supremely tech savvy
  • Want managers they can admire

If you try to manage Gen-Y using an old, outdated, command-and-control style of leadership, this generation will walk out your door before lunch.  And before the end of the day, they'll blog, IM, and text about their experience with you (warning their friends to stay away).

Times have changed and leaders must change with the times or be left behind.

If you're a leader looking for answers to your Gen-Y in the workplace issues then you need to know about Bea Fields.

Bea_fields_120 Bea Fields is a coauthor of Millennial Leaders and is a Gen-Y in the workplace expert.  Bea travels around the country and works with cutting edge organizations (large and small) who recognize the writing on the wall and want to change the way they're doing business and become supremely attractive to Gen-Y employees.

If you hire, train, or lead Gen-Y you need to know what Bea Fields is teaching.

Bea is an IATF Visiting Faculty Member and will be our special guest on this FREE leadership skills TeleSeminar.  In addition to sharing her unique and specialized knowledge of Gen-Y during the call, Bea will alos offer a Q&A session so you have a chance to talk with Bea one-on-one to get your Gen-Y questions answered.

 

CALL DETAILS

TITLE: 

Secrets To Leading Gen-Y in the Workplace

PROGRAM LEADERS:

Bea Fields, President of Bea Fields Companies, Inc.

Tom Heck, IATF President & Founder

DATE:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

TIME:

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING:

The recording of this TeleSeminar is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.

REGISTER HERE:

CLICK HERE to register (it's free).  Registration is closed.



Teams In Transition: 6 Tips to Coach Teams Through the Storm -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

Do you know how to coach a team in transition?

The number of teams going through some kind of transition has skyrocketed. 

Do any of these situations sound familiar?
  • The team leader has quit / was replaced / was fired.
  • Personnel on the team has changed.
  • The team has been downsized or eliminated all together.
  • The team must do more with less.
  • The team must move in a new direction (and quickly).

Transition1Coached poorly, a Teamwork Facilitator can actually make things WORSE for a team in transition.

A skilled Teamwork Facilitator on the other hand can help the team move through the transition in a way that creates the greatest possible good for all involved. 

In this TeleSeminar, you’ll learn 6 important coaching tips to help teams move through transition with strength and grace. 

Teams (and individuals) can handle transitions much better when they have a deep level of trust in the team and themselves.  As a special bonus to all who attend, you'll be provided with a free lead-it-yourself trust exercise you can use with your team to explore trust at a deeper level.

Click on the link below to download the handout to be used during class.

Handout is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Members CLICK HERE to access the handout.

FREE Teambuilding Game Write-up

Click on the link below to download a free teambuilding game that will help your team explore how it can move through a transition with grace and power.  Free offer has expired.  Members CLICK HERE to access the game write-up.

 

CALL DETAILS

TITLE: 

Teams In Transition:  6 Tips to Coach Teams Through the Storm

PROGRAM LEADER:

Tom Heck, IATF President & Founder

DATE:

Monday, March 29, 2010

TIME:

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 55 minutes

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING:

This call was recorded and is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area.

REGISTER HERE:

CLICK  HERE to register (it's free).  Registration is closed.



Questions Successful Teamwork Facilitators Ask with Tom Heck -- Leadership Skills TeleSeminar:

How do questions impact a team?

Questions have the power to:

  • Wake people up
  • Prompt new ideas
  • Build confidence
  • Create openings
  • Leverage strengths
  • Change team culture

QuestionsRecent research now points to the conclusion that the most successful leaders lead with questions.

Unfortunately, many team leaders are unaware of the power of questions - - unwittingly using them in a way that disempowers the team.  Questions are used to cast blame and manipulate.  The result?  Information is hoarded and team members become risk averse.

In this free IATF Leadership TeleSeminar you'll learn:

  1. The six hallmarks of a "Questioning Culture"
  2. The four reasons we have difficulty asking questions (and what to do about it)
  3. Three keys to asking empowering questions
This TeleSeminar is a special collaborative event between the Southeast Region Association of Experiential Education (SE AEE) and the IATF.

CALL DETAILS

TITLE: 

Questions Successful Teamwork Facilitators Ask

PROGRAM LEADER:

Tom Heck, IATF President & Founder

DATE:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

TIME:

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING:

This call was recorded and posted in the IATF Members Only Area.

REGISTER HERE:

CLICK HERE to register (it's free).  Registration is closed.



"DRIVE - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" with best selling author Dan Pink -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

Motivation by Carrot & Stick

Most of us believe that the best way to motivate ourselves and others is with external rewards like money and threats (of losing money or a job, etc.) — it's motivation by carrot-and-stick.

Only one problem with the carrot-and-stick method of motivation.

It's completely outdated and no longer works.

Dan_pink_1That's what Dan Pink says in his provocative new book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Dan exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of life.

 Dan demonstrates that while carrots and sticks worked successfully in the twentieth century, that’s precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today’s  challenges.

Drive_coverIn DRIVE, Dan examines the three elements of true motivation—autonomy, mastery, and purpose—and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action. Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

Check out the 18-minute video [below] of Dan presenting at TED.  You'll gain some new insights for becoming a more effective team leader.

In this interactive TeleSeminar we'll explore the impact of these lessons on TEAMS.  You'll also get to ask Dan some questions yourself!

"Pink's ideas deserve a wide hearing. Corporate boards, in fact, could do well by kicking out their pay consultants for an hour and reading Pink's conclusions instead."
- Forbes

"Fascinating . . . If Pink's proselytizing helps persuade employers to make work more fulfilling, Drive will be a powerhouse."
- USA Today

Call Details

TITLE

DRIVE - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

DATE

Friday February 26, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes

PRESENTERS

  • author Dan Pink  www.DanPink.com
  • Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  It's free.  Registration is closed

How To Use Conflict Creatively in Teams with Karen Valencic -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

All conflict is bad and should be avoided at all cost.

That was a strong belief held by one organization I worked with.  They believed the presence of conflict was an indication of organizational weakness.

And as you might imagine, the organization was anything BUT strong.

Conflict is like fire: if used unconsciously destruction follows and if used wisely a team will prosper.

Challenge and conflict are particularly prevalent right now for people and organizations. Tight resources, rapidly changing technology, and multiple generations in the work place all add to the intensity. 

A delicate balance is required to use conflict creatively before it gets destructive.  Yet, innovation requires conflict and performance peaks when we are challenged. 

Now is the perfect time as a leader to learn how to foster and harness conflict.

Karen_valencic_3 Karen Valencic is an expert in conflict resolution; she works with teams to help them understand conflict and use it to collaborate and create.  Karen is the author of Spiral Impact -- The Power to Get It Done with Grace.  Her understanding of conflict stems from her many years studying Aikido, an absolutely amazing martial art [check out the video clip below showing Karen's master instructor].

In this interactive TeleSeminar you'll learn the following:

1. Why it is crucial to have conflict and be challenged.

2. What it takes to create with conflict.

3. How to implement these ideas with a team or group of people working together.

Karen Valencic is an IATF member and it is both our honor and pleasure to provide IATF members with a platform to share their wisdom with the worldwide IATF community.  This represents one of the many benefits of IATF membership.

View images used during this TeleSeminar.  Click on link below

Download Images used in Karen's TeleSeminar

Call Details

TITLE

How To Use Conflict Creatively in Teams

DATE

Thursday February 18, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes

PRESENTERS

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

CLICK HERE to download the recording (75 minute mp3).  Recording is now archived in the IATF Members Only Area.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  It's free.  Registration is closed.

Teamwork & Leadership Lessons from the "No Pants Subway Ride" and other Improv Everywhere "missions" with Alex Scordelis -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

It was a GIANT teambuilding and leadership challenge...

On a cold Saturday in New York City, the world’s largest train station came to a sudden halt.

Over 200 Improv Everywhere Agents froze in place at the exact same second for five minutes in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station.

Over 500,000 people rush through Grand Central every day, but on this day, things slowed down just a bit as commuters and tourists alike stopped to notice what was happening around them.  [watch the video clip below]

This "mission", as Improv Everywhere likes to call it, is just one example of how groups of people (many are strangers to each other) come together to create memorable and fun moments.

Improv Everywhere is, at its core, about having fun - - organized fun.  Their missions are a fun source of entertainment for the participants and those who happen to see them live.  Improv Everywhere brings excitement to otherwise unexciting locales and give strangers a story they can tell for the rest of their lives. 

Teamwork & Leadership Lessons

  Two of Improv Everywhere's key agents have authored a fun and memorable book entitled "Causing A Scene:  extraordinary pranks in ordinary places with Improv Everywhere" which describes some of the group's exploits.Causing-a-scene-extraordinary-pranks-in-ordinary-places-with-improv-everywhere

 

On Wednesday February 10, Alex Scordelis will visit the IATF community to Alex_scordelis share behind the scenes stories of their most famous pranks as well as lessons they've learned about successfully leading hundreds of volunteers during these pranks.

 

 

  • Learn what it's like to be in a creative space in an "open space" environment.
  • Discover how to harness the creativity and enthusiasm of your team.
  • Learn principles of improv comedy and how they can help your team work better together.

Call Details

TITLE

Teamwork & Leadership Lessons from Improv Everywhere

DATE

Wednesday February 10, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes

PRESENTERS

Alex Scordelis, senior agent with Improv Everywhere and coauthor of "Causing A Scene"

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!
RECORDING

This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF members only area.

For a limited time, this recording is available to all HERE.

REGISTER HERE

CLICK HERE to register.  It's free.  Registration closed.

Secrets of Building and Leveraging a Virtual Team with expert Melanie Benson Strick -- Leadership TeleSeminar Recording

Are you an entrepreneur working in the field of Teamwork Facilitation?  If yes, this event is for you!

Many entrepreneurs who work in the field of Teamwork Facilitation are so busy with the daily demands of business they don't have time to do what they are passionate about…and what makes the biggest difference to their bottom line.

Are you so busy playing "catch up" you don't have time to do your great work and make more money?

Do you find yourself:

  • Doing your own bookkeeping (and you're not a bookkeeper)?
  • Maintaining your own web site (and you're not a web guru)?
  • Creating your own marketing materials (and you're not a copywriter, marketing consultant or graphic designer)?
  • Doing your own customer service/scheduling/correspondence, etc. (and you aren't a virtual assistant)?
  • Or doing anything else you could easily outsource?

A lot of people in business for themselves make the mistake of being a one-man or one-woman show. Do you really have to do it all? Not if you REALLY want to make money and make a bigger difference.

Does this sound like you and your business:

  • You’re too busy to make money.
  • You’re working over 80 hours a week just to get by.
  • You start projects that never go anywhere because you don’t have time to follow through.
  • Your family doesn’t recognize you anymore.
  • You need help, but you can’t afford to hire anyone.

 
Melanie_benson_strickYou’re overwhelmed. Exhausted. Plus you probably realize you're leaving tons of money-making opportunities on the table.

If this describes you, then you need to know about Melanie Benson Strick who is an expert at helping entrepreneurs learn how to build and leverage a virtual team.

Get Melanies e-book The Power of the Virtual Team

Melanie is known as The Million Dollar Lifestyle Business Coach because she knows first-hand how to build a successful, thriving, freedom-based company with her secret weapon -- LEVERAGE. With over 12 years in corporate America and eight years as a business owner, Melanie works exclusively with entrepreneurs who are ready for a “sustainable” lifestyle business.

After her first two years running her own company, Melanie quickly realized that most entrepreneurs create a JOB, rather than a company. They position themselves to work harder than they ever imagined – with minimal results. Frustrated and overwhelmed, they get stuck and never actually experience the FREEDOM or the financial success that they crave.

Melanie’s clients, who are typically coaches, consultants, authors, speakers, trainers, service professionals and information marketers, average a 172% revenue increase while creating more time for living their dream lifestyle. She does this through her revolutionary mentoring programs, easy to follow systems, and proven, profit-generating tools that cause her clients to CATAPULT into their dream businesses!

Call Details

TITLE

Secrets of Virtual Team Building for Entrepreneurs Working in Teamwork Facilitation

DATE

Wednesday January 27, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60-75 minutes

PRESENTERS

Melanie Benson Strick, Virtual Team Expert

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

For a limited time, the recording can be downloaded for free HERE.

This call is archived in the IATF members only area.

During the call Melanie mentions the "Hidden Gold Exercise" and you can get it HERE.

COST

Free for all subscribers of the IATF free e-newsletter.
REGISTER HERE
CLICK HERE to register.  Registration is closed.


The "Control Model" and Teamwork -- Leadership Skills TeleSeminar

For too many, leading and working on teams is stressful.  Much of the source of this stress is generated by wasting time, thoughts, and emotions focusing on things that can't be controlled.

In this 27-minute long "laser" TeleSeminar we'll explore a model that will help you (and your team) get a clear idea of what you can control (and what you can't).

The ultimate outcome of this TeleSeminar is to help reduce your stress and increase your productivity.

Call Details

TITLE

Understanding The Control Model

DATE

Wednesday January 20, 2010

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 27 minutes

PRESENTERS

Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This call is archived in the IATF members only area.

COST

Free for all subscribers of the IATF free e-newsletter.

REGISTER HERE

Registration closed.


How To Be Inspired and Inspiring – Everywhere, With Everyone, All The Time - with IATF Visiting Faculty Member Dr. Lance Secretan -- Leadership Skills TeleSeminar

As a leader, do you understand the difference between Motivation and Inspiration?

Your understanding of the difference between these two concepts is an indicator of the degree to which you and your team will experience success.

Clearly, the world needs more Inspirational leaders.

And how does one become an Inspirational leader?  What is the path?  Where is the path?

Lance_secretan These questions are best answered by Dr. Lance Secretan, author of nine books, adviser to leaders, keynote speaker, and a recipient of the International Caring Award.

In this TeleSeminar, Dr. Secretan shares insights from his upcoming book "The Spark, The Flame and the Torch - How to be inspired and inspiring – everywhere, with everyone, all the time".

  • The Spark – Knowing Who We Are: The Why-Be-Do; 5 Dynamics, Having ONE Dream
  • The Flame – Living Higher Values : Practicing the CASTLE Principles; The Metaphor of Skiing
  • The Torch: Promethean Leadership; Paying it Forward; Making the world a Better Place Than We Found It.
This TeleSeminar is the perfect event to bring 2009 to a close.  It promises to be inspirational and set the right tone for you and your team as you enter 2010.

Call Details

TITLE

The Spark, The Flame and the Torch - How to be inspired and inspiring – everywhere, with everyone, all the time.

DATE

Thursday, December 17, 2009

TIME

Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 70 minutes

PRESENTERS

Dr. Lance Secretan, IATF Visiting Faculty Member
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

Download the recording of this call HERE.  IATF members have access to an entire library of recordings with teamwork and leadership luminaries.  Learn more about IATF membership HERE

COST

Free

REGISTER HERE

Registration is closed.

In the 90 second video clip below, Dr. Secretan shares insights on Inspiration.


How To Lead Effective Telephone Conference Calls with Virtual Teams by Brian Burt, CEO and Founder of MaestroConference

Too many Virtual Teams suffer through telephone conference calls that are not only ineffective, they also suck the life blood out of the Virtual Team.

Knowing how to lead an engaging and effective telephone conference call with your Virtual Team is critical to your team's success.

Brian_burt Brian Burt can help solve your problems.  Brian is the CEO & Founder of MaestroConference, a powerful new and easy to use telephone conferencing technology.

MaestroConference helps teams connect and get stuff done with greater ease and efficiency.

Brian will be focusing on getting team members a goal or process, through interactivity, acknowledgment, and a meeting process for getting buy-in.  He's drawing on his experience not only as the CEO of a partially-virtual company, but as someone who has led many virtual teams throughout his career.

Questions we'll address include:

  • How do you know if team members are on board with your goals?
  • What steps do you take to acknowledge team members for their contributions, questions, and even for their quirks?
  • What process do you use to help the team reach alignment? 

This event is part of the IATF Virtual Team Leader VIRTUAL CONFERENCE held December 8-11, 2009.  This event is designed for all who are new to leading Virtual Teams.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

Call Details

TITLE

Leading Virtual Team Telephone Conference Calls with Brian Burt

DATE

Friday, December 11, 2009

TIME

Starts at 3 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
runs for 60 minutes

PRESENTERS

Brian Burt, CEO & Founder of MaestroConference
Tom Heck, President & Founder of the IATF

WHAT TO EXPECT

Come to the call ready to participate in small group discussions, share ideas and resources, ask questions, answer quick polls, and be fully engaged as we put the newest distance learning telephone conferencing technology to use!

RECORDING

This recording is now available in the IATF Virtual Team Leader Home Study Course.

COST

Free

REGISTER HERE

CLICK  HERE to register.  Registration closed.

TELEPHONE CONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY

During this TeleSeminar we'll be using the newest telephone conferencing technology that provides a remarkably engaging experience.  CLICK HERE to learn more about this technology.