Legman Communication Training

Workshop Length 1 – 2 days

Compressed versions available

 

Why Collaboration Matters

We all know that the perfect project, product or system won’t succeed unless it is accepted and implemented by the people. Achieving that can make the technical stuff seem easy! How do you connect with others so that the work is understood and implemented effectively?

 

How Do You Get There?

It's time to forget the Golden Rule. Though many of us were taught that it is both kind and effective to treat others as we would like to be treated, the truth is that The Golden Rule only works when the other person is already A LOT LIKE US! 

 

For over 15 years, this unique program has engaged, entertained and educated. It leaves participants with the concrete skills they need to build communication bridges to others.

 

No Stereotyping

Secrets of Collaboration takes the approach that we all utilize each of the four main Styles: Director, Promoter, Collaborator and Analyzer (sometimes alone, sometimes in combination). But… one or two of these Styles come to us easily and naturally, they GIVE us energy and we use them often; one or two take energy.

 

Benefits

Secrets of Collaboration has powerful bottom line implications for:

  • Individual Effectiveness

  • Team Effectiveness

  • Change Management

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Employee Retention

 

Who should take this class?

Anyone who wants to improve the way they connect with others. Taken a course that included styles conent before? Great (but not required). That knowledge lays a foundation; this workshop leaves you with concrete skills for changing the way you communicate and how you react to others. Even when you're stressed. Even when they are. Even if they won’t meet you halfway.

 

 

ONE-Day Workshop Outline

Secrets of Collaboration –

Unlock Your Communication Superpowers

 

UNLOCK THE SECRETS!

 

Why you connect with some and clash with others

Focus: Know thyself

  1. Take the Style assessment

  2. Clarify your Style strengths (Superpowers) and discover your gaps and excesses (Kryptonite)

  3. Gain insight into the impact your Styles have on others

 

What makes others tick?

Focus: Do’s and Don’ts for each Style

  1. Identify the unique characteristics of each Style

    • What they need

    • What frustrates them

    • What helps them work effectively

  2. Practice creating communication bridges to others

  3. Learn communication tools that work with every Style

 

Flexing Towards Others

Focus: It’s not about you!

Learn to identify Styles

  1. Practice Flexing to the unique needs of each Style

  2. Recognize and plan for when flexing will take extra energy

  3. Identify options for flexing, even when they won’t meet you halfway

 

Building Stronger Teams

Focus: Maximize the Style diversity of your team

  1. Identify and maximize team strengths   

  2. Minimize gaps and avoid excesses

  3. Reduce unnecessary conflict

 

Writing More Effective Emails

Focus: It’s still not about you

  1. Identify Style clues in emails

  2. Practice writing Style appropriate responses

 

Create an Action Plan: Use it or lose it!

 

 

 

TWO-Day Workshop Outline

Secrets of Collaboration –

Unlock Your Communication Superpowers

 

UNLOCK THE SECRETS!

 

Why you connect with some and clash with others

Focus: Know thyself

  1. Take the Style assessment

  2. Clarify your Style strengths (Superpowers) and discover your gaps and excesses (Kryptonite)

  3. Gain insight into the impact your Styles have on others

 

What makes others tick?

Focus: Do’s and Don’ts for each Style

  1. Identify the unique characteristics of each Style

    • What they need

    • What frustrates them

    • What helps them work effectively

  2. Practice creating communication bridges to others

  3. Learn communication tools that work with every Style

 

Flexing Towards Others

Focus: It’s not about you!

Learn to identify Styles

  1. Practice Flexing to the unique needs of each Style

  2. Recognize and plan for when flexing will take extra energy

  3. Identify options for flexing, even when they won’t meet you halfway

 

Managing Stress Overload and Conflict

Focus: How to use Styles on “bad” days

  1. Identify four “typical” approaches to conflict and stress overload

  2. Create a plan for better managing your own overload

  3. Create a plan to respond more productively when others are on overload

 

Building Stronger Teams

Focus: Maximize the Style diversity of your team

  1. Identify and maximize team strengths   

  2. Minimize gaps

  3. Avoid excesses

  4. Reduce unnecessary conflict

 

Writing More Effective Emails

Focus: It’s still not about you

  1. Identify Style clues in emails

  2. Practice writing Style appropriate responses

 

Contact: Vicki@LegmanCommunication.com