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Rise together.

Ask your people what they need to be successful and most will say they want to learn, develop, be challenged, have autonomy, and they want their work to have meaning. It's why there has been so much interest and enrollment in the kinds of workshops we offer. Here are a few.

Emotional Intelligence

As leaders, we tend to be pretty good at surfacing talent. And there is a lot of talent out there. Still, finding talent is just one part of the success equation. The other is supporting our people so they are comfortable collaborating, holding one another accountable, and even having difficult conversations.

These people skills all involve emotional intelligence. Ei was identified as the difference maker decades ago and, if anything, it has only become even more of a differentiator in these times of change and complexity. 

In this workshop, your people will learn how to grow their Ei for themselves and for the team. 


Managing Multiple Priorities

In this workshop, we use various tools to support your team in getting clear on the two most important factors in managing priorities. The first is recognizing and declaring what, exactly the priorities are. We think we know these but it can be surprising how rocks get confused with pebbles and sand. 

Once priorities are determined, the second task is staying focused and not becoming distracted by a to-do list that seems to keep getting longer. 

This workshop will reduce scope creep, increase mindfulness, and help everyone build better habits

Building a Safe Culture.

In this workshop, your team will recognize what it means to have a psychologically safe work environment and, most importantly, learn and practice the behaviors that create this kind of culture.

Don't equate safety with peace and harmony. Teams having high levels of psychological safety and trust are able to handle conflict better than teams where trust does not exist. The most effective teams are able to surface different perspectives, disagree, and have difficult conversations. And, truth is, we need conflict to innovate and improve. 

So, get safe, then get going.


The Power of Peer Coaching

There are many ways colleagues can support one another in achieving individual and team goals. Tools such as mentoring, teaching, and advising have their place. So does coaching.

In fact, when working with people who are resourceful, capable, and creative, one of the most powerful tools is peer coaching. In this workshop, your team will learn the difference between coaching and other forms of supporting one another. And, they'll get plenty of practice. 

In many forward-thinking organizations, peer coaching has become the staple practice that produces results. 

21st-Century Leadership

The reason we call this workshop "21st-Century Leadership" is because leading effectively today takes very different skills than leading even just a few decades ago. 

So much has changed so quickly and the speed of change is only going to get faster. With more diversity, hybrid work, technological breakthroughs, global forces, and...well...the list goes on, leadership is no longer about being the smartest person in the room. It is about being flexible, empathetic, communicative, open, and emotionally intelligent

This workshop is for everyone, whether you've been in a leadership role for 30 years or you're just beginning your journey.


Custom Workshops

Every workshop at Ed Stern Leadership is tailored to your organization and your needs. None more so than a workshop we design exclusively for you. 

Let us know what's going on, what you want to make happen, and we'll design a program to deliver results

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