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0049_2015milesoverholtVirtual Leadership: More Effective Yet Tougher Than You Think

Good virtual teams are built on skills and knowledge, not just technology. High-performing virtual teams require highly skilled leaders and team members working to achieve common goals. The material in this presentation is based on a recently completed (January 2014) global survey of best practices in virtual team leadership by Dr. Overholt and his partners. Applying tried-and-true leadership practices that work in co-located groups simply does not produce the results that are needed to increase productivity and reduce the fatigue of virtual workers. Leaders must balance an increased need for building and managing relationships with the obligations to manage technology and achieve critical goals. This workshop provides the keys to getting needed balance.


Epigenetics: What is it and Why it is the Future of Strategy Execution”

  • How organizations transform their deep rooted historical patterns.

 “Organizational Self-Awareness:  A Thinking Executives Approach to Strategy Execution”

  • How to rise above the maddening crisis mentality and take control of your organization’s future.

“How to Ensure Executive Fit with Your Organization”

  • How to align an individual’s management DNA with Organizational DNA.

“The Many, Many Ways to Screw-Up Organizational Transformation and Their Antidotes”

  • Why organizations fail so often at change and how to avoid the pitfalls.

“How to Harness Your Worse Critics to Create Lasting Change”

  • And why you need the critics more than consultants.


“Strategic Action: Aligning Your Organization’s DNA for Maximum Performance”

  • Do you know your organization’s DNA? Does your executive team have organizational self-awareness? Learn how to improve your organization’s performance to the next level by aligning your company’s operations with its DNA. Understanding your organization’s DNA is crucial in our era of uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. In this environment, leadership must make rapid, accurate changes with little initial information.

“Conscious Capitalism”

  • A critical component of Conscious Capitalism is self-awareness at multiple levels: as an individual, as a team and as an organization. Individual self-awareness enables us to understand and anticipate our impact on others. Team self-awareness enables us to understand our impact on each other and the broader organization.
  • Organizational self-awareness enables executive teams to anticipate and manage its impact on others and the environment while driving for profitability and creating leverage in markets.
  • Understanding your organization’s DNA is critical to becoming a self-aware aware organization. Organizational DNA is the basic building block which combines and recombines over time to create the current organization. Organizational self-awareness is achieved by understanding what your organizations’ capabilities and capacities are by understanding its DNA.

“Strategic Execution”

  • What are the critical attributes of executing a strategy?  What distinguishes great organizations from their competitors?  What must companies do to execute different strategies in different markets? Why do acquisitions and mergers fail? Why being consistently great is so difficult.
  • How organizations change their deep rooted historical patterns to transform


AlSeveranceBasic Training for Supervisors Workshop (Managers, Supervisors, newly-appointed Supervisors, and in-house supervisory Candidates) Provides instruction, discussion and role-play with the building blocks of: definitions, roles and responsibilities, communication, motivation, time and task management, and problem solving.  Can be used as a one-day workshop, but is better as a series of multi-week one and a half to two hour sessions.


Basic Communication Workshop (Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders) 

  • Teaching leaders to be better communicators through practice and role play.  Includes all Special Communications segments

Special Communications:  Active Listening (Managers, Supervisors and Team Leaders) 

  • Used as part of the Basic Communication workshop or a stand-alone session to hone skills

Special Communications:  Coaching (Managers and Supervisors) 

  • Used as part of the Basic Communication workshop or a stand-alone session to hone skills

Special Communications:  Disciplining (Managers and Supervisors) 

  • Used as part of the Basic Communication workshop or a stand-alone session to hone skills

Problem Solving:  (Managers, Supervisors and Professional Staff)

  • One day Workshop – Power Point presentation of steps in the problem solving process followed by facilitation of a complex or multi-function problem.  Can be repeated with two-hour or half day sessions to follow up and reinforce learning

Facilitator Training Workshop (Mangers, Supervisors, Continuous Improvement Team Leaders) 

  • Multi-day, multi-topic training workshop; includes meeting management and listening skills, communication skills, time management, and conducting problem-solving sessions for teams and multi-functional committees.

Time Management (Supervisors, Managers and Professional Staff)

  • Includes meeting management skills

Owners’ Manual for Lean Manufacturing (Owners, Executives, Managers) 

  • Introductory session for those who want an understanding of Lean

Getting Started in Lean Manufacturing Workshop (Supervisors, Managers, team leaders, line leaders, and team members) 

  • Provide an overview of Lean practices and training in creating a Lean plan for the client.  Includes follow up sessions with steering committee and individual teams as required.

5S Workshop (Supervisors, Managers, Team Members)

  • Power Point presentation followed by a walk through the shop with red tape and red tags; reconvene to list next steps for the group, with time table and assignments.  Follow-up visit and walk-through to assess progress and reinforce learning.

Safety Management Workshop (Supervisors, Managers, Safety Committees) 

  • Setting up a workable process for successful Safety Committees

Sales and Operations Planning (Executives, Managers)

  • Overview of Sales and Operations Planning

Sales and Operations Planning Workshop (Executives, Managers, Planners)

  • How to create the Plan for your manufacturing company


Organizational Epigenetics and DNA


How Understanding Epigenetics Can Improve your Organizations Performance