Key Skills to Link the Rings

James Songster’s Emerging Leader Training is pleased to present this series of seminars focused on the development of today’s Emerging Leaders. Each of these 2 hour interactive workshops are designed to equip an emerging leader with tools and skills to be an empowered and empowering leader. These can be offered individually, in combination, or as a fully immersive leader training summit, according to the needs of your organization.

These turbulent times find many experienced leaders retiring from the workforce, economic challenges driving employee turn-over, and newer employees seeking to effect both cultural and procedural change in the workplace. This will leave many organizations with an enormous talent gap and the need to prepare new leaders at all levels. What are you doing to prepare new leaders for the challenges ahead?

How will you provide your emerging leaders with the needed training necessary to take that next step? Help them develop the effective leadership skills required to become your confident and successful leaders of tomorrow.

James Songster and the conference attendees

Unlocking Leadership Magic

Leading Change. Changing Leaders

Unlocking Leadership Magic provides emerging leaders with the same tools, strategies, and expertise that James has used during his successful career with Disney. Learn to create impact and compel lasting, positive change. In times of uncertainty, crisis, and change, the world needs skilled leaders like never before.

“If you think you’re leading, but no one is following, then you’re only taking a walk.”

– John C. Maxwell

In this 2 Hour Facilitated Leadership Skills Seminar

Participants Will Benefit By:

Exploring a variety of leadership styles

Developing a self-awareness of their own Leadership behaviors

Learning the need to shift leadership styles to achieve organizational results

Understanding the absolute necessity of making Integrity the bedrock of leadership

Discovering the true purpose and power of recognition to deliver organizational excellence

Answering the question, “Is leadership what you say, or what you do?”

Seminar Magic takes picture after conference

Unlocking TeamWork Magic

Unlocking Teamwork Magic provides teams and emerging leaders with the tools and strategies to build and maintain empowered, and highly motivated teams. Participants will be building a skill base for understanding and modeling the behaviors that will lead to organizational excellence. In times of uncertainty, crisis, and change, the commitment to develop high performing teams is valued like never before.

 “Teamwork is a strategic decision.”

– Patrick Lencioni

In this two hour Facilitated Teamwork Seminar

Participants Will Benefit By:

Learning effective training strategies to achieve empowerment for your team

Identifying a variety of communication Styles

Discovering 5 easy-to-apply keys for modeling and delivering great customer service

Exploring effective strategies for Conflict Resolution

Understanding the true meaning of T.E.A.M.

James Songster in a Conference for Seminar Magic

Unlocking Creativity Magic

Unlocking Creativity Magic promises to inspire teams and emerging leaders to challenge themselves to look at creativity from a whole new perspective. In the same way that a magician has to reframe what is possible, James demonstrates that opening up to new ideas and new ways of thinking is the only way to achieve a competitive advantage in today’s world. This is an intensive workshop for generation “Next”

“Creativity: when Imagination collides with opportunity”

– James Songster

In this 2 hour Facilitated Creativity Seminar

Participants Will Benefit By:

Discovering the critical need to identify and challenge perceived limitations

Gaining an understanding of three critical roles in the creative process

Developing the first steps for establishing a viable action planning process to put you on the path to organizational excellence

Understanding the essential role diversity plays in building a creative team

Practicing a proven technique for focused problem solving

Accepting the need for self-accountability for fully engaging in solutions

Virtual Program Descriptions

James Songster and the conference attendees

James Songster’s Emerging Leader Training is pleased to present a new virtual series focused on specific emerging leader skills. Each of these 45 minute interactive modules is designed to provide an emerging leader with the tools and skills to be an empowered and empowering leader. These can be offered in any combination, according to the needs of your organization.

Leadership Styles Magic

Participants will explore various leadership styles, identifying their own preferred style. As an emerging leader, they will explore the necessity for and benefits of being able to move between the styles to meet the changing needs of each situation.

Integrity Magic

“It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.” Emerging leaders will discover the 3 Rs that serve as the foundation for integrity and the role of personal responsibility.

Recognition Magic

In this 45 minute module, we will explore recognition, a subject we all think we understand. But do we really? Gaining a deeper understanding of the purpose and power of recognition done the right way, and discovering the long-term benefits of doing recognition well is critical to organizational success.

Creative Process Magic

Creativity is what happens when imagination collides with opportunity. Learning from the creative genius of Walt Disney, participants will explore various elements of creativity through activities utilizing effective skills in brainstorming, process development, and problem-solving.

Creative Thinking Magic

Regina Dugan asked: “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” Emerging leaders will learn to challenge their assumptions about how they think they can achieve a goal, and why they believe they cannot.

Creative Problem Solving

You have a great goal, you have ideas how to achieve it, but how do you move from ideas to action? Emerging leaders will explore the purpose and power of harnessing both creative discontent and creative abrasion, and utilize a seemingly simple, yet powerful tool to analyze the actions they do and do not need to take to solve their challenge.

Training Magic

Leaders are often asked to find ways to save money, and training programs are too often the answer given. In this module, emerging leaders will discover the absolute necessity of a strong training program, both initial and on-going, to ensure outstanding outcomes for their organization, and tools to make it a reality.

Communication Magic

A leader is only as a good as his/her ability to clearly communicate the ideas, values and objectives of both their organization and themselves as a leader. In this module, emerging leaders will learn the fundamental skills of “Don’t write so that you can be understood; write so that you can’t be misunderstood”.

Customer Service Magic

Understanding the difference between transactions and interactions is critical to the success of your brand. Participants will learn to better manage customer relationships through the 5 Keys to Great Customer Service and conflict resolution skills, and better appreciate the importance of building trust.