Are you concerned about your annual kick-off where you want to set the tone for the coming year, or is it a year-end meeting and are not sure the best ways to review and describe your vision for the future? Do you have progressive goals, but are not certain of how best to communicate those goals, and motivate your employees to achieve them? Do you have a highly skilled team, but lack unity and team effectiveness? If so, you are not alone. These critical moments of team building should be your opportunity to rise and we will guide you through your kick-off, wrap-up, management review, or day-to-day concerns so that you can establish positive and lasting change to set the tone, define your culture, and achieve your vision.
Our seminars and workshops prove to be the most effective method for creating positive and lasting organizational and personal change. Our key to success lies in the 360° Personal Performance Assessment and 21 Leadership Dimensions that we use to identify strengths, weaknesses, and management styles of each of your participants. With high energy and experience, we will lead your team through personalized and results driven management activities where they will discover and learn about their own strengths, weaknesses, and management styles; critical insights into their performance and effectiveness as team members. With the discovery of these strengths and weaknesses, we will create individual action plans for direct application to the participant’s job with predetermined methods of follow-up to solidify positive change. Contact us today to stop losing time and start gaining results.
From John’s Experience – Transforming your Struggles into Solutions
TEAM BUILDING WITH NASA
At Kennedy Space Center, a consortium of several government contractors had just won the contract to launch Space Shuttles for the next 15 years. The challenge was that the contractors’ allegiance and loyalty were to their home organizations and not to the joint shuttle operation. We were given the task to make them into a single team.
We created a week long course that progressed through a series of tailored exercises and mini lectures on leadership, and utilized the 360° Personal Performance Assessment. By week’s end the team had developed united goals and no longer saw each other as coming from Rockwell or Boeing or Lockheed Martin or Thiokol – but as a valued individual and colleague whom others would now eagerly call or seek out for help long after the class was finished.
The team became a unified workforce whose allegiance was to the shuttle program, not just to their individual organizations. The participants learned how to subordinate their individual ego for the sake of the team. In fact, the “team attitude” was so strong that NASA eventually awarded the consortium with an unprecedented award score of “100” out of 100. The Center Director, Jay Honeycutt, claimed this effort had saved NASA hundreds of millions of dollars. He said, “At KSC, John taught us how to manage the complex, high-risk space shuttle launch process, and to do so at almost half the cost!”
LEADERSHIP TRAINING AT LOCKHEED MARTIN
The chairman of Lockheed Martin Corporation asked us to design a leadership course that could be presented to his executives world-wide to help them prepare for their next level of management.
After gathering data and visiting with many of their locations, for 13 years we guided 42 teams of 20-30 senior executives through a rigorous 12 hours a day week long course, using our 360° Personal Performance Assessment, to target major weaknesses that the chairman had discovered in his assessment interviews.
The leadership course became known as the Prestigious Lockheed Executive Institutes, and currently over 80 percent of the 1200 graduates are now in positions two to three levels higher than their former level of responsibility as a senior executive. The course evaluations by the participants contained the highest marks on “content,” “relevance,” “application,” “career enhancing,” and “fun” of any program or course in the corporation’s history.
The Stewart Leadership Series
Managing business . . . Stewart Style . . . the best bet in interactive manager education. There is POWER in his presentations. The: POWER to influence action, POWER to refocus on company growth and personal performance, POWER to create new personal energy, POWER to make managers believe in the possible, POWER to lead managers to workable solutions.— George E. “Jud” Ellis, Major General United States Air Force (Retired), COO -- Waste Management
John Parker Stewart is exceptional in his knowledge of “modern management principles” and delivering it so our managers understand how to apply it in the real world. Our managers attend his seminars for one week and return to the workforce with the latest leadership skills and are a magnitude better.— Carey York, Vice President and General Manager, Duke Power
Informed, direct, effective, and motivational.— J R Roquemore, Executive Vice President & General Manager, General Electric