Become an Intellectual Ferret

Do you want to increase employee engagement with your business and reduce those who look for other jobs by 59%?

Do you want to see a 38% gain in productivity over the average?

If you want to learn the evidence-based approach to raise employee performance 32% greater than average- you’ve come to the right place.

Companies in the top quartile of leadership outperform other organizations by nearly 2x before EBITDA.

Companies that develop leaders during significant transformations are 2.4 times more likely to hit performance targets.

Companies that invest in coaching have a mean ROI of 7x of the initial investment.

The bottom line:

The American Society for Training Development (ASTD) did a study which found an increase of only $680 in a company’s training expenditure per employee generated on average a 6% increase in total shareholder return the following year.

That same study revealed the companies in the top quarter of the study group had 24% higher profit margins, 218% higher income per employee, and 26% higher price-to-book ratio than the companies in the bottom quarter of the study group.

That’s why you should care about investing in your people and in your leadership.

You might ask, “What if I invest in my people and they leave to work for my competitor?”

What if you don’t invest and they stay?

You may think you don’t have the time to invest in training and development.

If you don’t invest your time to develop your human capital, you reduce your organization’s intellectual, social, organizational, and financial capital. Your people are your only sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

How prepared do you feel for leadership roles and responsibilities?

What about your managers and supervisors? Are they ready to handle the volatile, uncertain, and chaotic world around them?

Most importantly- how engaged are your frontline employees with your company’s purpose?

We have solutions geared towards developing your people at all levels of your organization.

Workshop & Seminar Catalog

Leadership Development

CEO Succession Planning

CEO Succession Planning

What is the number one job of a Board of Directors? CEO Succession Planning. It’s also the #1 challenge facing organizations today.
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Change Management

Change Management

Are you facing change at an unprecedented rate? If you answer “yes” then our Change Management workshop is for you & your team!
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How to Deal with Rejection

How to Deal with Rejection

In this seminar, we explain why rejection hurts, why we fear rejection and the consequences of that fear, common reasons for getting rejected, and most…
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How to Handle Stress

How to Handle Stress

In this seminar, we explore what stress is (and isn’t), how stress affects the brain, causes of stress, how to cope with stress. By understanding…
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How to Plan

Do you know how to plan? In our live workshop, you will discover the true value in the planning process by developing a plan based…
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How to Set and Achieve Goals

How to Set and Achieve Goals

Do you have trouble setting and achieving goals? Does your organization consistently fail to meet goals? We use evidence-based principles, not urban legends, to provide…
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Marketing

In our marketing workshop, we examine the 7 P’s of Marketing: People, Product, Proof, Price, Place, Promotion, and you will learn about the processes of…
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Strategy

Strategy

In our Strategy workshop, we explore the three facets of strategy and will help you develop a philosophy that wins your competitive space.
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Success Depends on Execution

The two key areas the success depends on are behaviors & processes. In our course you will learn the principles behind successful execution in these…
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What Makes a Leader?

Psychologist Daniel Goleman has studied nearly 200 companies and we present his research to help you recognize the qualities that make you a leader.
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What's Your Purpose

Your Purpose

Why do you do what you do? What’s the driving force behind your life? Ultimately, what is your purpose? This evidence-based seminar will help guide…
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Professional Development

21st Century Talent Spotting

21st-century talent spotting is about the tricky business of hiring and promoting the leaders your company needs for the future. We draw on research and…
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Authenticity Paradox

With public confidence low, it’s critical that executives come across as genuine and believable. That’s why authenticity is now seen as a touchstone of effective…
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Blue Ocean Strategy

It’s important to realize that the business universe consists of two kinds of markets: red oceans and blue oceans. Red oceans represent all the industries…
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Hidden Traps of Decision-Making

There are well-documented traps that affect our decision making. We draw on insight and advice from the classic HBR article “The Hidden Traps in Decision…
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How Managers Become Leaders

This is one of the thorniest challenges leaders face: stepping into their first role running a whole enterprise. We draw on research and insights from…
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How Netflix Reinvented HR

Recently, Netflix has gotten a lot of attention for its pioneering HR practices. We take a look at the company’s approach and how it evolved,…
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Leading the Team You Inherit

Leading the team you inherit is the challenge of taking over an established team. We explore the insights of Michael Watkins, expert on leadership transitions…
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Make Exit Interviews Count

Exit interviews are an organizational tool that’s widely used but not well executed. We draw on the thinking of Everett Spain, of the U.S. Military…
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Marketing Myopia

It’s important not to define the company’s product as its business. Levitt refers to that kind of thinking as “suicidal product provincialism.” The way to…
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Professionalism

Professionalism

What is a profession? What distinguishes a professional? How can you demonstrate professionalism? We explore the classic and new definitions of a profession, then look…
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What Great Managers Do

We’ve all heard the expression “the best boss I ever had”—but what does that actually mean? What behaviors do great managers execute?
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Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Organizational learning is crucial to competitiveness but hard to sustain. We draw on a decade of research across a range of industries and explore tactics…
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Workforce Development

Customer Service

In this workshop, we explore the nine elements of Customer Service that enhance performance and communication skills, as well as much more.
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Energy Rater

Energy Rater Training

Our live Energy Rater workshop consistently produces successful students with deeper understanding of their job as an energy rater, includes field training, test proctoring, and…
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ENERGY STAR v3.0/3.1 Rev 8

The ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Program is the premier national label for energy-efficient new homes – all based on the latest government-backed standards and a…
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Fundamentals of Sales

Fundamentals of Sales

Our Fundamentals of Sales workshop covers the 12 attributes of a great salesperson, 6 principles of influence, the 2 types of knowledge salespeople need to…
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Ophthalmic Scribe Certification Course

This course will prepare you for the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) OSC exam, an open-book and notes test. Certified ophthalmic scribes are important for…
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Work Ethic

Work Ethic

What is work ethic? Why does it seem that the younger generations don’t have the same work ethic as older generations? Our workshop discusses the…
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