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Strategic planning is an important part of every business. Goal setting, articulating the methods by which you'll reach your goals and finally implementation are all known steps in the process. At Pacific Center for Leadership we've developed an effective session that allows participants to get some hands-on experience in a simulated environment to run through a strategic planning process in order to gain some knowledge and address the following important questions: What happens if you over-plan, or don't put enough time into planning? What happens if your business landscape changes half way through your implementation process?  Is your plan flexible enough to absorb changing conditions? How does deviating from your original plan affect results? For teams who want to bring new energy to their strategic planning process and gain knowledge and data around planning and implementation processes, we suggest the following: Strategic Planning Initiative Professional facilitation to effectively use planning time and focus conversations for maximum results
The Plan Around Strategy:
We’re Better Together- Collaborating for Success:
Everyone agrees that teamwork is the key to success; no one can do everything themselves and no one person can be an expert in all areas.  Sharing best practices and learning from those with previous experience are often the most efficient ways to produce better results.  But, how do you convince those who like control that delegating is necessary and how do you engage those who would rather “do their own thing” to enter into the collective arena? At Pacific Center for Leadership we’ve developed engaging learning modules that invite participants to try different methods of collaboration and explore different ways of communicating.  The results are improved performance, efficiencies in resource allocation, and an appreciation for different roles on team. If you are looking to break down departmental silos, and collaborate for  organizational success, we suggest the following: Collaborating for Success: a large scale multi- faceted team challenge Team problem solving challenges High ropes course and team challenges
Change- The Only Constant in Business:
In business, nothing is as constant as change.  How people within an organization adapt to and deal with change has a profound effect on business results.  Those organizations that openly acknowledge change, understand the stages people can go through on a change curve and work diligently to communicate through transition will be the most successful. If your organization is ready to examine and improve your culture around change we suggest a combination of the following: an exploration of the stages of the change curve: denial, resistance,exploration, commitment team problem solving challenges to highlight feelings about and reactions to change focused conversations using interactive tools to hone in on key issues group coaching for team leaders designated as advocates of the change initiative
Getting to Know Us Better:
Each person brings their unique talents and perspective to a team.  Knowing each person’s preferences and strengths is valuable information; align people with work that is meaningful to them that they enjoy doing, and great results will occur.  Through use of personality inventories, simulated problem solving challenges and shared positive experiences, we’ve been helping teams know and understand each other to create long lasting insights, better relationships and long term success. To learn more about the strengths of you and your team, consider either or a combination of the following: Corporate K9- Team Building with dogs Personal Inventory Tool (SDI, MBTI, InSights or DISC,) Speaking of Great Ideas - thru Podcasts Team problem solving challenge
Difficult Relationships- Better is Possible:
Are internal conflict, personality clashes and difficult relationships impeding team effectiveness?  Recognizing dysfunctional patterns and accepting responsibility for your part in it and strategies for conflict resolution are important to move forward. May we suggest: Dealing with Difficult People- a full day session that incorporates a personal conflict inventory. This session examines different personality types and the most effective ways of working through conflict to improve team performance and results.
Having the Right Conversation:
Ask anyone and they are usually able to give you a list of “what’s wrong” with an organization.  A common fix is to address some of the most transparent and “easy” problems.  What takes real courage and commitment is to discover what may not have appeared on the list, and could be the underlying cause of impeding results. Our professional facilitators will work with you to identify and articulate the unspoken, and ensure the right conversation happens.  Through carefully designed experiences and use of focused discussions, new awareness and insights on what the real issues are, and how to move forward, will emerge. To get the right conversation started, consider the following: Pacific Center for Leadership’s High Performance Team Survey- gauges alignment on critical aspects of team functioning Conversation café- generates discussion and ideas in an innovative and non-judgmental format Visual explorer-  animates subject matter through compelling images and metaphors High ropes course- builds trust and commitment amongst team members
Perceptions vs reality-              (the hole and bricks are not real!)
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