Upcoming events

    • 08/15/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    It is not unusual for executives, managers, or just people who are facing difficult challenges to dismiss positive practices as soft, substanceless, fluffy, and lacking credibility.  When conditions are stressful, when the pressure is on, when anxiety is high, just thinking happy thoughts or emphasizing the bright side is seen as disingenuous and a deflection from real-world concerns—a feel-good side-trip.  This presentation provides empirical evidence that positively energizing leadership and positive practices produce extraordinarily successful bottom-line performance in employees and organizations.  The presentation references a recent book by Kim Cameron, author of Positively Energizing Leadership, which highlights the practices that energize employees and produce extraordinarily positive results.  All forms of energy diminish with use except for relational energy, which is self-perpetuating.  Positively energizing leadership enables and fosters positive relational energy which leads to the bottom-line results for which executives are held accountable.  It also generates the positive energy needed by people facing difficult situations to successfully navigate their difficult circumstances.

    Kim Cameron is William Russell Kelly Professor Emeritus of Management & Organizations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

    • 10/18/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    We’re facing challenges in the world that we've never faced before and we need a new way to empower individuals and systems to learn, connect, and collaborate faster. 

    Jon Berghoff is the creator of the XCHANGE Approach, a radically effective, scientifically based, multi-disciplinary approach for designing and facilitating group gatherings, meetings, events, strategic planning sessions, and multi-day retreats, both in-person and online.

    The XCHANGE Approach unlocks potential through the precise design of questions and conversations. It leverages the power of building psychological safety and belonging to allow learning, connection, and a rapid sense of bonding to unfold repeatedly and reliably.