Leadership

Decision Risk…Proceed ‘Til Apprehended (Curt Swenson & Wendy Samson, FSI Executive Coaches)

What does it mean to be cautiously fearless?  How are the leadership traits of risk-taking and good judgment inextricably linked in successful organizations?

FutureSYNC International provides leadership seminars that give leaders time and space to explore these questions and to shape their decision-making matrices.  Consider the following questions as decision-making prompts that allow for the […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Decision Risk…Proceed ‘Til Apprehended (Curt Swenson & Wendy Samson, FSI Executive Coaches)

Spooky Leadership (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)

Happy Halloween!  Pretty soon, the streets will be overrun with ghosts, monsters, superheroes, princesses and other characters looking to fill their bags with loot. Hearing the door bell ring on October 31st brings about immediate curiosity about what kind of little creature will greet you on the other side. Experiencing leadership is kind of […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Leadership|Comments Off on Spooky Leadership (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)

Combating the Bully with the TRUTH (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Bullies are still a real factor in the workplace and FutureSYNC International’s consultants are uniquely qualified to verify that bullies continue to operate in the organizational and corporate world.  We coach staff members, managers and executives about this topic regularly!  So how do you professionally and effectively combat a bully?  You do it by […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Combating the Bully with the TRUTH (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Leadership Backbone: The Rudder That Steers The Ship (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

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Have you ever been around a leader or an organization that seems to have it all together? Have you recognized that they don’t get pushed off course easily? These types of leaders seem to know when to slow down, when to speed up, what to address and in what order to […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Leadership Backbone: The Rudder That Steers The Ship (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

The Balancing Act of Influence (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Have you ever actually de-constructed the elements that it takes to influence others?  Some believe you must be dynamic, attractive, a great communicator – and certainly, all of these qualities can play a part!  But what elements actually align others to you and to your mission, beyond your title and into the difficult?

At FutureSYNC […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on The Balancing Act of Influence (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Do People Follow YOU or Your Title? (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

So many times we buy into the wrong thing.  Many times we believe that we are a leader because of the way people treat us, what they do for us, and because of the position we hold.  We buy into believing we deserve what we are getting or how we are treated.

Most of the […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Do People Follow YOU or Your Title? (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

Can Embarrassment Create Resilience? (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)

OK, level with me.  What’s the most embarrassing leadership moment from your career?  No, really.  I want to know.  Go ahead and add it in the comments below.  While it’s fun to hear other’s stories, there is a sound reason for this exercise.  And yes, I’ll share mine too!

As I recently wrote about in […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Can Embarrassment Create Resilience? (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)

Let’s Face It…(FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

How do these words make you feel?  Avoid, dodge, evade, escape, and sidestep.  If these words bring you anxiety or remind you of a scenario you are in now you may not realize the effects this issue is having on you or your work.

These words are actions we take when we do not want […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Let’s Face It…(FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

Be a Student of Your Own Nonverbals (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

Words are powerful but nonverbal communication speaks volumes. In fact, more than 85% of all messages are delivered nonverbally and convey whether your engaged in the interaction, level of relationship, power, agreement and response.

Nonverbal communication can be defined as all the messages you deliver that are not your actual words. This includes body language, […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Organization, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Be a Student of Your Own Nonverbals (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

Ten Professional Notes on Tone and Intention In the Workplace Setting (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

In FutureSYNC’s work, our consultants find that the number one reason for workplace misunderstandings is not the actual words that we speak to one another, but the tone and perceived intention of what we say that causes the sparks to fly or feelings to be hurt.  Here are some simple tips:

Be cautious of […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Organization|Comments Off on Ten Professional Notes on Tone and Intention In the Workplace Setting (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)