Creating Space for Productivity

Often as we shift into leadership roles we carry with us an ingrained need to constantly be producing and doing. This desire for productivity served us well in past roles, yet leadership is not always about doing. Leadership is about creating space for the work to get done.

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Lisa Howard
Is it Time to Take Action?

“I knew that my leadership methods were not getting the results I desired. I wanted employees who sought accountability rather than waited to be held accountable. I wanted to empower my team so that they would be better able to use their strengths and experience to move us forward. I knew I needed tools to give honest feedback while still being empathetic. I also knew that I would have to make some changes if I wanted to see changes in my team.”

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Increase Commitment to Outcomes

“Our strategic planning process was faster, more energetic and we were able to both present and challenge ideas with no one taking things personally. Leaving the meeting I felt much more buy-in to the plan than I had in past years” reported Cara.

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Lisa Howard
From Skeptical to Grateful

“At the request of one of our directors, we made an investment in leadership training with Beth Wonson & Company. I was skeptical that this would have a lasting impact on the culture of our organization, but I was willing to try anything.”

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Lisa Howard
Navigate Through Challenges with Beth

“We thought we were just coming to another run-of-the-mill professional development workshop. We had no idea about the value and range of resources, manuals, on-going access and support that Beth Wonson & Company generates for their clients.”

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Lisa Howard
The Mindset Shift was Priceless!

“When I was told I was going to a workshop called Navigating Challenging Dialogue® Skills Training, I wasn’t sure what to expect. By the time I left, I realized that the way I view just about everything had shifted.”

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Beth Wonson
Skills to Use Every Day

“Almost daily I reference the mantras from Navigating Challenging Dialogue®. These one-liners like “The only person I can manage is myself” or “Grace is in the space” not only help me to be more self-aware, but also have started to become second nature as I incorporate them into communication and interaction with my team.”

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A Worthwhile Investment

“I’ve taken so many leadership workshops over the past 20 years and one thing that was always missing was real support with giving feedback. It seemed that although the presenters might provide a few suggestions, the overall message was ‘Suck it up. It is one of the unpleasant parts of management.’ “

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Getting to the Root of the Issue

“I was spending a lot of time and energy blaming and being angry at my co-worker. I’d think ‘If only he wasn’t there anymore, I would be happy and more successful at work.’ I signed up for Navigating Challenging Dialogue™ Skills Training, expecting to learn how to talk to him in a way that would make him change.” 

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Beth Wonson
Level Up Your Leadership

The additional component of the monthly Mastermind Sessions has really helped me level up my leadership! Each month the participants reconnect online with Beth to share their progress, discuss challenges and learn new tools.

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Beth Wonson
A Way Forward

Friction is often necessary for the new ideas, solutions and innovations to spark. But in today’s work world employees have become conflict averse. Navigating Challenging Dialogue® teaches you how to manage yourself in situations where conflict is present.

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Beth Wonson
Innovative Way

I’m so thankful for the skills Beth has taught me. The Navigating Challenging Dialogue® 6-Step Process for engaging in emotionally tough conversations has given me a framework to prepare myself to communicate with others – especially when I’m feeling anxious or uncertain.

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Lisa Howard
Exploring Difficult Issues

As the team learned skills about self-management, speaking their truth with empathy, sticking to the facts, decreasing assumptions and asking clarifying questions, they were able to wrestle with many of the long unspoken resentments or frustrations.

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Lisa Howard
A New Direction

I loved the work I was doing but I was so exhausted from managing people. I felt like every day there were new conflicts or issues that could only be resolved by me. I was in the process of considering whether to step out of leadership.

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Lisa Howard