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At work, do you get to do what you do best every day?

How do you manage change and understand your life choices, decisions, and transitions in a societal context? How do you look at what works? Asking good questions that amplify the “positive core” influences individuals, groups, and organizations.

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What do you value most about yourself, your work, and your organization?

Success in work and in life is most often a combination of:

  • Curiosity to explore learning opportunities
  • Persistence in dealing with obstacles
  • Flexibility to address a variety of circumstances and events
  • Optimism to maximize benefits from unplanned events.

People with these qualities are more likely to capitalize on chance events and turn serendipity into opportunity.

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What makes extraordinary displays of trust and cooperation possible between individuals and groups?

The basic building block of good teambuilding is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value. The result is a more sustainable and supportive work environment.

“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey

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How can you see the “big picture” using Integrative Life Planning?

Integrative Life Planning using “appreciative inquiry” is a way of seeing the world that takes into account both personal development and the context in which we live. It focuses on valuing diversity and inclusivity, and on relationship goals and achievement goals relative to society, the organization, the family, and the individual.

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How do you use your “Emotional Intelligence” in the workplace?

Emotional Intelligence is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in us and in our relationships. It helps us to reason with emotions and emotional feelings, and to deal effectively with “toxic employees” while preventing us from becoming toxic ourselves.

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How do you stay professionally affirmed, renewed, enthusiastic and inspired?

People have more confidence and comfort to journey into the future (the unknown) when they carry forward parts of the past (the known). If we carry parts of the past forward, they should be what are best about the past. Understanding what you want, what you’re doing to get what you want, and how it’s working is the key to personal and professional success.
“When you don’t know where you’re going, just about any road will get you there.”

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If All Else Fails, Laugh

Your sense of HUMOR is one of your most effective weapons in handling the ups and downs of everyday life. It's gives you the ability to laugh at the absurd, acknowledge the incongruous, and appreciate the ridiculous. It's a uniquely human quality that can come to your rescue during difficult times. If you can count on your sense of humor to put things in perspective, you can begin to create new meanings for your life.

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At work, do you get to do what you do best every day?

How do you manage change and understand your life choices, decisions, and transitions in a societal context? How do you look at what works? Asking good questions that amplify the “positive core” influences individuals, groups, and organizations.

slide

What do you value most about yourself, your work, and your organization?

Success in work and in life is most often a combination of:

  • Curiosity to explore learning opportunities
  • Persistence in dealing with obstacles
  • Flexibility to address a variety of circumstances and events
  • Optimism to maximize benefits from unplanned events.

People with these qualities are more likely to capitalize on chance events and turn serendipity into opportunity.

slide

What makes extraordinary displays of trust and cooperation possible between individuals and groups?

The basic building block of good teambuilding is for a leader to promote the feeling that every human being is unique and adds value. The result is a more sustainable and supportive work environment.

“Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.” – Stephen Covey
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How can you see the “big picture” using Integrative Life Planning?

Integrative Life Planning using “appreciative inquiry” is a way of seeing the world that takes into account both personal development and the context in which we live. It focuses on valuing diversity and inclusivity, and on relationship goals and achievement goals relative to society, the organization, the family, and the individual.

slide

How do you use your “Emotional Intelligence” in the workplace?

Emotional Intelligence is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in us and in our relationships. It helps us to reason with emotions and emotional feelings, and to deal effectively with “toxic employees” while preventing us from becoming toxic ourselves.

slide

How do you stay professionally affirmed, renewed, enthusiastic and inspired?

People have more confidence and comfort to journey into the future (the unknown) when they carry forward parts of the past (the known). If we carry parts of the past forward, they should be what are best about the past. Understanding what you want, what you’re doing to get what you want, and how it’s working is the key to personal and professional success.
“When you don’t know where you’re going, just about any road will get you there.”

slide

If All Else Fails, Laugh

Your sense of HUMOR is one of your most effective weapons in handling the ups and downs of everyday life. It's gives you the ability to laugh at the absurd, acknowledge the incongruous, and appreciate the ridiculous. It's a uniquely human quality that can come to your rescue during difficult times. If you can count on your sense of humor to put things in perspective, you can begin to create new meanings for your life.

Using Effective Leadership Strategies in the Workplace

Dr. Bitting offers interactive leadership training seminars designed to create more supportive work environments by helping managers, supervisors and employees develop more productive relationships in the workplace. A series of interactive leadership seminars designed to help managers, supervisors and employees develop more productive relationships with others.

"Bob is an excellent instructor (the best yet!) and a great person. He took the time to really get to know us, and related the material to what we are experiencing in the workplace."

- U.S. Army Civilian Manager,
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

 
 

Leadership and Organizational Development Program Summary

A successful organization is a reflection of its employees’ leadership and management skills. As individuals within that organization, each of us needs to practice positive leadership skills while developing an increased awareness of others' values, needs, and reasons for behaving. In a truly productive and rewarding workplace, personal goals and organizational goals must be closely linked – often a challenging task in a complex environment. The following series of interactive workshops are designed to help managers, supervisors and employees develop their own leadership skills while creating more productive relationships with others.

Topics Include:

  • Dealing with Toxic Employees and Negativity in the Workplace
  • Using Emotional Intelligence to Create Positive Change
  • Humor, Change, and Stress in the Workplace
  • Workplace Diversity, Culture, and Inclusion
  • Strategic Leadership, Power, and Authority
  • Career Development and Life Planning Using Appreciative Inquiry
  • Coaching and Counseling Skills for Managers and Supervisors
  • Understanding and Managing Toxic Leadership in the Workplace
  • Communicating for Impact
  • Building Teams and Managing Conflict
  • Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making/Problem-Solving
  • Managing Time, Setting Priorities and Running Effective Meetings
  • Supervising Remote Employees
  • Domestic Violence: Understanding the Dynamics
    and Enhancing Victim Safety
  • Train-the-Trainer/Effective Presentation Skills
  • Systematic Performance Management
  • Developing More Effective Customer Service
  • Essentials of Project Management
  • Outcomes-Based Strategic Planning and Assessment
  • The ABC's of Advocacy
  • What’s Your Preference: Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Succession Planning for Effective Change
 

Fifteen (15) Organizational Development Programs

 

Dr. Bob Bitting is the Director of the Graduate Public Administration Program and Associate Director of Academic Affairs at Alfred University, and an independent human resources consultant and trainer. During the past 20 years, he has developed and presented over 1,000 training programs for industry, military, government, not-for-profit and human service agencies, and academic institutions. He is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in services for domestic violence victims and offenders.

©2014 Robert K. Bitting