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2019 IAPD Leadership Development Conference: Training Sessions

April 30 - May 2, 2019
Dallas, TX, USA


All delegates are encouraged to attend these training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Think Strategically. Act Decisively.

Presented by Nick Tasler

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

All Leadership Development Conference Delegates Welcome

Eighty eight percent of leaders who are above average at strategic thinking and decisive action are among the top 10 percent of highest performing leaders overall. Why? Because decisions are the most basic building blocks of change and growth. The more strategically and decisively you stack those blocks, the faster and more effectively positive change happens in your team and your organization.

Attendees will learn how to:
  • Bridge the gap between strategy and execution.
  • Make good decisions faster all day with an elegantly simple Know-Think-Do framework
  • Use a Decision Pulse to instantly align your team.
  • Leverage an “Anti-You” to quickly and easily improve daily judgments.
  • Keep yourself in a confident and decisive mindset all day, every day.
  • Use a Sprint and Waitlist to clarify direction and see results faster.
  • Identify and kill “important” projects that distract from your most valuable projects.
  • How to use a Value-Variance Matrix to determine what makes your team special to your organization and your customers.
  • How to use “priori-time” to regain control of your schedule.
About Nick Tasler

Nick Tasler is an internationally acclaimed thought leader, organizational psychologist and the #1 best-selling author of four counter-intuitive books on the art and science of making decisions and leading change. He is an expert writer for the Harvard Business Review and Quartz. His work has been covered by The New York Times, Bloomberg Business Week, The Atlantic, Inc., U.S. News & World Report, The Financial Times, Huffington Post, Fox Business and Forbes; as well as NPR, the BBC, NBC-TV, ABC-TV and CBS-TV

Emotional Intelligence for Extraordinary Leadership

Presented by Steve Gutzler

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

All Leadership Development Conference Delegates Welcome

In today’s competitive work environment, how effective are you as a leader of personal influence, impact and inspiration? Many managers don’t understand what it means to be a leader; instead, they spend too much time on tasks, micromanaging or not managing at all. The result is little to no collaboration among people and departments or high levels of turnover, particularly with key people. Emotional intelligence, our ability to manage emotions and navigate personal and professional relationships, is the game changer. This dynamic presentation will give you practical tools for professional excellence and high-performance in leadership and life. 

Attendees will learn:
  • The value and bottom line difference emotional intelligence can make in your work and life. 
  • How emotions drive behavior, performance and establish your leadership reputation.
  • Emotional self-management tactics and strategies for work and life. 
  • Skills to deal with the emotions of others when there is emotional hijacking and relational conflict. 
  • Techniques and tools to engage and inspire others to higher performance.
  • Communication mastery, building emotional connections of loyalty and trust.  
  • Successful keys to healthy conflict.
About Steve Gutzler

Steve Gutzler is one of the nation’s premier thought leaders on leadership, emotional intelligence and personal transformation. He is president of Leadership Quest, a coaching services firm that helps leaders at every level. Gutzler’s clients include Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Cisco Systems, U.S. Social Security, Kraft Foods, Starwood Corporation and many other Fortune 500 firms. Gutzler is a sought after executive coach to CEOs, business executives and entrepreneurs. A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Gutzler is widely read and followed by more than 105,000 Twitter followers.