Phone Series

Creating Connection at Work

a four week TeleSeminar

Research shows that employee engagement and

passion are down across the country.

70% of US workers are not engaged at work
— 2013 Gallup Poll: State of the American Workplace
Managers, executives and officials in these firms had an engagement level of (a drumroll please) 36%,
a whopping 6% higher than the workforce.
— Forbes, March 6th 2014 "What about the Managers?"

This is not just about the workforce, it's about leadership.  How can there be engagement in the workforce if the leaders are not passionate and connected ? Given the climate in the workplace today, there is a constant stream of articles, research and anecdotal evidence that 'happiness at work' is not only a rising trend, it's essential to company survival.  This is where the powerful yet challenging theme of Company Culture enters the conversation.  What makes a company a great place to work ?  That seems to be the holy grail today.  And it's inter-connected with leadership.  See the model below that links company culture and connected leadership.

Q: What makes a company a great place to work ?

My research over the last 20 years as a social entrepreneur has spanned numerous countries, the entire age span and thousands of group contexts.  My driving question ( read here ) has led me to an answer that is affirmed both from the world of academics and sciences and indigenous experiential wisdom thousands of years old.  

The Answer: Connection !

This TeleSeminar will take you through four powerful core routines of connection: Gratitude, Listening to Story, Art of Questioning and Journaling.  This course is for you if you are looking to take some actionable steps in your company or organization that fosters connected leadership and conscious company culture.

It takes a Connected Leader to create a conscious business culture.  And a well developed business culture will create new connected leaders.  This is a virtuous cycle regenerating connection at work.

It takes a Connected Leader to create a conscious business culture.  And a well developed business culture will create new connected leaders.  This is a virtuous cycle regenerating connection at work.

These are four aspects of the connected leadership knowledge and experience body of work.  The lower quadrants are internal components, while the upper half are external components.  The left side is Individual applications and on the right, organizational applications.  The wheel at the center indicates the internal informing the external and the external informing the internal dynamics of individual and organizational levels of culture.  In the four boxes are examples of each quadrant.

These are four aspects of the connected leadership knowledge and experience body of work.  The lower quadrants are internal components, while the upper half are external components.  The left side is Individual applications and on the right, organizational applications.  The wheel at the center indicates the internal informing the external and the external informing the internal dynamics of individual and organizational levels of culture.  In the four boxes are examples of each quadrant.

We will be focusing on the external component (upper) on the Connected Leader (left) side of

the wheel, as it is the most immediately tangible and applicable.

We all like to get immediate traction when starting a learning journey, right ?

These tools will cause immediate and empowering results for you and likely those around you.

There are four tools we will be working with over a four week period:

Week One: June 24th, 2015 11am-12pm Pacific, 2-3pm Eastern, 7pm BST  (Free!)

Gratitude in the workplace

"Gratitude improves relationships, physical health, mental health, enhances empathy, and self esteem according to research studies"

- Forbes Nov 23, 2104


Week Two: July 1st, 2015

11am-12pm Pacific, 2-3pm Eastern, 7pm-8pm BST

Art of Questioning, a tool for mentoring emergent leadership.

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides." - Tony Schwartz

Week Three: July 8th, 2015

11am-12pm Pacific, 2-3pm Eastern, 7pm-8pm BST

Listening to Story: exercising the minds eye and fostering reflective learning.

Research shows that retelling events or storytelling, lights up similar places in the listener's brain, as if they had the experience too.

Week Four:  July 15th, 2015

11am-12pm Pacific, 2-3pm Eastern, 7pm-8pm BST

Journaling: a fast track to learning, wellness and integration

"In sum, writing removes mental blocks and allows you to use all of your brainpower to better understand yourself, others and the world around you." James Pennebaker, Univ. of Texas Researcher. 

(Note: Recordings will be sent out to registered participants.)

Each week you will receive the:

  • how-to of each of these routines
  • historical benefits from using them
  • research about why they work
  • coaching on how to apply them in your particular company.

To get the most out of this series, be prepared to practice with these tools and share your results, success and challenges on the succeeding calls.  This will be uplifting and generate new possibilities for yourself and those around you.

Do something different. Get different results.

Register here for Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 

Connection at Work call series.