Integrated Leadership™ Workshop Descriptions
At this workshop, based on Ginny’s book Coaching Yourself to Leadership, you’ll learn the five key strategies for becoming an integrated leader — authenticity, vision and strategic thinking, emotional intelligence, assertive communication and the ability to build mutually beneficial relationships. And you’ll walk away with tips, techniques and practical advice for implementing these critical strategies. Using real-life case studies and interactive exercises, you’ll get to solve problems and practice successful behaviors and skills in the workshop and walk away with a personalized action plan.
In this unique workshop, Ginny hones in on the latest hot topic in leadership development — neuroleadership — and clearly makes the connection between the latest brain research from neuroscientists, coaching competencies, and her Integrated Leadership™ model. She explains how the scientific evidence about the way the brain functions supports the success of coaching techniques in changing behaviors. You’ll not only learn about the basic areas of the brain that are involved in learning, decision making, and habit formation, but you’ll also discover what coaching techniques to use for particular kinds of behavioral change and why they work. Ginny also presents findings on the research of brain differences in men and women, helping you to understand how these differences influence the way men and women interact with others, communicate feelings, and lead. As you learn more about the basics of the brain, you’ll be in a better position to become more effective at developing more productive habits, reframing situations, enhancing emotional intelligence, and changing behavior to improve leadership. You’ll want away from this workshop, with a greater understanding of …
- the function of particular areas of the brain and how brain chemistry influences behavior
- why coaching works from a scientific perspective
- brain differences in men and women and how those differences influence leadership
And you’ll learn coaching techniques for reshaping the brain, changing behavior, and enhancing leadership abilities — raising self-awareness, focusing attention, developing productive habits, making decisions, reducing stress, maintaining emotional control, building emotional intelligence and communicating across differences.
Science is finally providing the evidence we’ve known intuitively — there really are brain differences in the way that men and women think and respond. These differences influence how we deal with the world around us, how we interact with others, and how we communicate our feelings. They influence our style and the way we work and lead. This workshop helps us shift our focus and gives us the language to use in defining a new kind of leadership. Using self-assessments and case studies, you’ll learn to understand gender differences on a deeper level; how these differences help or hinder leadership; why women have more difficulty leading in organizations that systemically still operate based on a model created by the male mind; and how to become an integrated leader and succeed at the top of the corporate world. This interactive workshop provides a space to open up further discussion and to think about ways in which we can change systems to be supportive of Integrated Leadership™ — leadership that draws from both the masculine and the feminine.
Emotional intelligence is the lynchpin of leadership. Emotions are a part of who we are as people, but we are often unaware of the ways in which our behaviors at work are driven by our inability to recognize and control our emotions, and to understand and manage the emotions of others. Ginny provides techniques for gaining more self-awareness and self-control, for acting with empathy and understanding, for influencing and motivating others, and for setting boundaries and saying "no." You’ll engage in interactive exercises to discover and handle your own emotional triggers and to learn how to manage the emotions and behaviors of others, enabling them to influence others and build better relationships.
Leaders cannot be effective unless they know how to communicate assertively. But there is often confusion about what is assertive and what is aggressive communication and behavior. In this interactive workshop, participants learn how to make those distinctions and how to manage aggressive and passive-aggressive people. You discover how to hold "skillful conversations" with all kinds of people, in all kinds of situations, especially ones that are difficult and challenging. Ginny provides powerful communication tools that enable participants to manage conflict, build respect, and problem-solve. Using interactive exercises and case studies, participants discover how to change beliefs and fears that keep them from being assertive, use language that demonstrates confidence and assertiveness, hone their listening skills, develop the skill of inquiry, advocate for their position, set boundaries, and get commitment from others.
This custom-designed, facilitated workshop will help you and your organization or your team define its vision, mission and strategic goals. Using a variety of creative tools, your team will work together to build shared meaning and understanding not only about what the team is striving to achieve but also how they are going to work together to accomplish their goals. Using highly interactive exercises, your team will identify a well defined vision and mission, a set of guiding principles, and strategic guidelines, identifying specific goals, measurements of success and action steps. You and your team will leave this workshop with greater clarity, a renewed sense of purpose, and a plan to implement the team’s vision and mission.
Ginny’s motto, “You can succeed on your own terms but you can’t succeed alone” reflects the reality that strategic alliances are critical keys to success. At this workshop, Ginny helps her audience discover how to build strategic networks by identifying "power bases" inside and outside their organizations. She provides techniques for approaching key people and developing mutually beneficial relationships. The audience learns how to engage with others, create an ear-catching elevator speech, gain visibility, navigate the political landscape, and find mentors who can provide career guidance.
Ginny shows the audience how to uncover and constructively deal with team dynamics. Participants discover how to build trust and loyalty, set expectations and goals, provide constructive feedback, coach and develop individuals, and motivate their teams to perform at higher levels. Ginny’s presentation is laced with case studies and interactive exercises from which participants practice skills and learn how to help their teams overcome challenges and collaborate more effectively with each other to achieve their individual and team goals.
Behavioral and communication style differences are often the key source of discord and conflict in the workplace. People of different styles see the world through their own unique lenses, approach work from different perspectives, and communicate in distinct ways. At this highly interactive workshop, based on the DISC behavioral assessment instrument, participants learn what makes them tick, what ticks them off, and how to “unhook” themselves from negative behaviors and emotions that feed into conflict. Ginny provides an opportunity for participants to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different styles and discover which styles are more compatible and which are prone to clash. Using interactive exercises, participants learn the strengths and weaknesses of their own behavioral and communication style as well as the strengths and weaknesses of other styles. They learn how to identify the style of others, communicate effectively with people of different styles, and hold skillful conversations to overcome style differences. Participants leave this workshop armed with knowledge and communication techniques that help to divert conflict and create the space for understanding and compromise.
Office Politics is an old game in the business world. Every company has its own brand. But women seem to find the game hard to play, and many don't even want to join the game feeling it will compromise their integrity. Directed mainly toward women’s audiences, Ginny’s interactive workshop enables participants to gain insight into ways to play office politics while remaining true to their own values. Using case studies and interactive exercises, participants learn which political moves are good and foster personal values, and which moves risk authenticity and should be avoided. Ginny’s presentation helps her audience gain a deeper understanding of ways to project the presence of a leader while maintaining personal values and interacting with others without feeling manipulative and false.
Is balance an elusive concept that you’ve never experienced or can’t seem to hang onto? Ginny will help you to identify the psychological barriers, beliefs and behaviors that are keeping you off balance and provide you with techniques to manage time more effectively. You’ll learn four key things you must know to maintain balance. You’ll discover tips and techniques for establishing boundaries, letting go and staying in control of the your life at work and at home.