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Welcome to Emerging Leader Training

Being an effective leader means being able to forge a vision for the future. Great leaders seem to know how to elevate others while also helping themselves. They are passionate in their pursuits, inspirational in their methods, and understand the necessity for teamwork. While a few great leaders are born, most have worked hard to develop their leadership skills.

Look closely at any high performing team and you will find that they benefit from having an effective leader who exhibits four main types of leadership behavior: Results-driven operations, effective problem solving, soliciting different points of view, and support for others.

It follows that developing Leadership skills is an obvious requirement, so, why are most training and development programs boring and tedious? No one engages with boring and tedious. Boring and tedious kills energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. This approach is dead on arrival and will not inspire the transformation needed to motivate an emerging leader.

“…..Laughter is no enemy to Learning”

– Walt Disney

Training and Development does NOT have to be boring to be Impactful

I decided to do something about it.

I combined the lessons and the knowledge learned in my nearly 30 years with The Disney Company as a corporate trainer and educator with my lifetime as a professional magician. I now deliver impactful workshops and seminars with the energy, fun, and engagement of an entertainment experience.

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Leading Change, Changing Leaders

My passion is to empower the next set of leaders by giving them the skills and tools that make it possible for them to change their mental story and unlock their potential.

The misconception is that our educational system is all that is needed to teach someone about being a leader. We are very good at developing technical skills but often there is not enough instructional time to cover what are commonly called the Soft Skills.

Too often emerging leaders are left to learn the soft skills on their own through painful trail and error.

I created this Emerging Leader Training as a resource to provide everyone with the keys needed to unlock solutions now and for generations to come.

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If you, yourself, are just starting your leadership journey where you are right now is a very challenging place.

You now realize that you only have two good choices: be average or choose to be exceptional. Average feels safe, but it’s not. It’s invisible.

Each of us has it inside of ourselves to unlock our leader skills and create a strategy for building better teams. In fact I believe that no one can do it better than you.

In todays world it has never been easier to access knowledge, and that’s the great news, but because it’s never been easier it’s never been harder to get people to care. Which is why what you do is even more important than what you say. Everything that you do in your life communicates  what you stand for.
And the greatest organizations in the world understand that it’s no longer about how smart you are, or where you started, but rather it is about how you work with others and help them connect the dots.

Key to this is three things: Understanding your own style, knowing that you can help others reach their own goal of a better future, and building the bridge to help them achieve it.

T.E.A.M. Together Everyone Achieves Magic

I believe that my Emerging Leader Training will provide the keys you need to successfully launch your leadership journey.

I am excited to welcome you to our community. Please click the Contact link and lets start a conversation. I look forward learning about you and the emerging leaders that you work with. Lets discuss which of my development seminars is right choice for you.

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James Songster Emerging Leader Training

Imagine what it could mean to the development of your future and the future of your team if you left your next Leader Training, not just with improved ideas and new ways of thinking, but also with an empowering sense of discovery?

To unlock more information about the Emerging Leader Skills that I teach simply click on the images to the right.

Unlocking Leader Magic

Leader Styles

Unlocking Teamwork Magic

Customer Service

Unlocking Creativity Magic

Creative Thinking
Creative Process
Creative Problem Solving