Change Management
  Organizational Review
  Why coaching
  How coaching works
  Personal Change
  Executive Development
  Mergers and Acquisitions
  Competency Development
  Assessment & Development CCenters
  Team Development
  Meeting Facilitation
  Team Building Activities
  Leadership Seminars
  Organizational Surveys
  360° Leadership Review
  Emotional Intelligence



Presented by: Dr. John W. Hanes

Attend as a Team!

Benchmark self/team against the best!

The ability of this program to effect real and lasting improvement in performance derives from several unique factors:

  • State-of-the-art content that fully covers the key requisites for success in team-based organizations.
  • In-depth Assessment of strengths and weaknesses using a battery of psychometric instruments.
  • Boss/team member/peer input from the workplace on the participant's current level of effectiveness via the Executive Effectiveness Profile.
  • Interactive, participant centered instructional methods including numerous structured exercises and case studies.
  • Application-oriented instructor with extensive real world business experience and outstanding academic credentials. Dr. Hanes has personally trained over 17,000 managers.
  • Action Planning - Participants complete an extensive 24-page plan to transfer learning into enhanced performance.
  • Restricted class size (maximum 30) permits personal attention.

Pre-Program Assessment

Prior to the program, each participant receives a packet of forms, questionnaires and instruments. Completing these instruments requires the participant to begin a process of self assessment, introspection and examination. A major piece of the instrument package is The Executive Effectiveness Profile-a set of questionnaires to be completed anonymously by the participant's boss, team members and peers. These questionnaires cause the participant to directly consider the impact which he or she, as a leader and manager, is having on key people. The other part of the pre-program assessment is a battery of psychometric instruments which get at a broad range of motives, needs and behaviors.

Day One

Leadership Strategy - Presentation

Intense competition has placed demands upon leaders to shorten product development cycles, increase quality, decrease cost and maximize employee involvement. This session presents the rationale for the switch to a leadership perspective and a strategy for tying the concepts together into a coherent framework.

Leadership Tactics - Exercise/Discussion

Using an interactive exercise, participants confront challenges facing today's managers in the areas of policy and program implementation. Participants learn to balance task effectiveness and efficiency with the need to generate commitment in team members.

Interpersonal Effectiveness/Conflict Handling - Presentation/Discussion

Using information provided by the Interpersonal Preferences Profile, participants learn about their predominant interpersonal style and its impact on motivation, presentation effectiveness and conflict management.

Life Styles Inventory - Instrument Analysis

Participants receive feedback on 12 dimensions of personality which affect leadership effectiveness. Then participants learn a model to increase the use of four constructive dimensions and minimize the use of four passive defensive and four aggressive defense styles.

Team Facilitation - Exercise/Discussion

Participants are challenged to select a general manager for an operation from seven candidates. The exercise focuses on the critical role of team facilitator and outlines productive and dysfunctional aspects of team operations.

Leadership Assumptions - Exercise and Debrief

Participants challenge their assumptions about leadership against the consensus of a wide Body of research. Participants experience team facilitation issues, group dynamics, team synergy and consensus decision issues.

Executive Effectiveness Profile - Instrument Analysis

Each participant receives a detailed 360º look at his/her effectiveness in the eyes of the boss, team members and peers from back at the workplace. This process is a course highlight which forces participants to consider characteristics which currently contribute to his/her leadership effectiveness and suggestions for future change.

Day Two

The Value of Team Member Diversity/TAIS Instrument Analysis - Instrument Analysis

Participants learn of their attention and interpersonal style preferences via the TAIS profile receiving an extensive computerized analysis of a wide variety of personality characteristics. Diversity of styles in teams has been proven to be a major factor in team success. Dr. Bob Neideffer's attentional model looks at the major styles of aware, conceptual, and focused as well as three likely attentional errors-external distractibility, internal distractibility and reduced flexibility.

Election To The Senate - Exercise and Debrief

As newly elected Senators of the United States, participants must fulfill their promises and meet the needs of their people in an exiting simulation revolving around internal customer Service. The interaction of communication and trust with organization structure provides focal points for discussion.

Team Building - Presentation

The focus is on the stages high performing teams move through and the challenges which must be overcome as well as a five-step team development process.

Employee Development - Presentation/Discussion

This important section covers methods for diagnosing the development level of associates and choosing the most appropriate style of supervision. Participants also learn an empowerment by objectives system as a way of using the system in the workplace. A counseling analysis model for dealing effectively with poor performance is also covered as is a template for associate career development.

Lost Mines - Exercise and Debrief

One of the most exiting and challenging simulations ever created, teams must wisely manage their limited resources in a pressure-packed and hostile environment. Exercise highlights the critical nature of situation diagnostics, planning, goal setting, decision-making and leadership.

Day Three

Project Leadership - Exercise/Discussion

Participants are tasked with planning a project and selling their ideas to their peers in an interactive simulation. Concepts of team synergy emerge when participants learn to focus on team structure and process.

ALPHA ENERGY Computerized Simulation - Exercise

For over six hours, participants engage in one of the most stimulating and challenging exercises ever developed. Participants form 3 competing companies starting with identical products and market share. They must attempt to meet the mission of becoming a certified subcontractor of ALPHA ENERGY by successfully performing as a team and scoring 100 points relating to task-based objectives. The computer-driven simulation highlights the importance of mission clarity, dealing with competing priorities , role definition, group process, working under pressure, the impact of planning on performance, risk assessment and risk management, and the need for consistent execution of a coherent strategy.

Program Dates

Program runs 8:00a.m. to 6:00p.m Day 1, 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Day 2, and 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. Day 3.


For program dates in your area, please contact us as Coronado, CA (619).575.2342