Get Emergent: Leadership Development, Improved Communication, And Enhanced Team Performance



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  • Reframing “VUCA”

    Reframing “VUCA”

    27/06/2020 Duration: 08min

    Embracing a new definition of the military acronym can give you the ability to lead effectively through times of change.

  • The New “Driven” Leader

    The New “Driven” Leader

    10/06/2020 Duration: 17min

    Self-leadership and self-reflection are critical during this time. Today’s “driven” leader has an opportunity to expand thinking by noticing their default behaviors in three specific areas.

  • Live Slow Enough

    Live Slow Enough

    22/05/2020 Duration: 07min

    During a March 2020 Emergent webinar, Ralph Simone reflects on the importance of slowing down during times of uncertainty.

  • Realistic Optimism

    Realistic Optimism

    30/04/2020 Duration: 18min

    Challenging times call for our best leadership, the kind of leadership that recognizes and embraces negativity while holding faith that good will prevail.

  • Resilience, Self-Compassion, Creative Connecting

    Resilience, Self-Compassion, Creative Connecting

    21/04/2020 Duration: 14min

    Learn how to prepare for bouncing back from these uncertain times by strengthening your resilience, self-compassion, and creative connection skills.

  • Purpose, Calm and Self-Care

    Purpose, Calm and Self-Care

    31/03/2020 Duration: 24min

    Discover the three essential things leaders can do to thrive during challenging times and emerge stronger on the other side.

  • “Stretch Crazy” Leadership

    “Stretch Crazy” Leadership

    03/01/2020 Duration: 09min

    Today, the entire Emergent team explains how our unique approach to strategic planning can lead to transformational breakthroughs in individual, team and organizational leadership.

  • Leading Organizational Change: The Four Things to Focus on Now

    Leading Organizational Change: The Four Things to Focus on Now

    26/11/2019 Duration: 16min

    Leading organizational change requires agility, and being agile means focusing on four key areas. In this episode, Ralph and Cindy discuss those four areas, what they mean, and why they’re important.

  • Lead Forward: A Participant’s Perspective

    Lead Forward: A Participant’s Perspective

    15/10/2019 Duration: 11min

    A past LeadFORWARD participant shares his experiences and how the program impacted his team, his organization, and his individual leadership effectiveness.

  • How Teams Roll – Creating Operational Ground Rules

    How Teams Roll – Creating Operational Ground Rules

    11/09/2019 Duration: 13min

    Often what’s most overlooked in building teams is taking the time to create operational ground rules that define how a team engages. Creating these important ground rules ensures that we mitigate “stupid conflict,” and improve accountability to get things done smarter, faster, and better together.

  • Turning Groups into Teams

    Turning Groups into Teams

    14/08/2019 Duration: 11min

    Learn how to turn a “group of individuals working together” into a high performing team that is focused on an aligned strategy.

  • Magnificent Meetings, Part 2 – Starting Strong

    Magnificent Meetings, Part 2 – Starting Strong

    23/07/2019 Duration: 12min

    Do you want to improve the quality of your meetings? Start strong. Ralph and Cindy discuss how checking in with team members in four key areas at the beginning of a meeting will improve engagement, participation and the quality of the discussion.

  • Creating The Roadmap to Higher Team Performance

    Creating The Roadmap to Higher Team Performance

    19/06/2019 Duration: 10min

    A strong team must have a model for what success looks like in terms of performance, relationships, and culture. The team vision paints the picture for what that can look like. We’ll explain.

  • Listener Questions

    Listener Questions

    05/06/2019 Duration: 44min

    Ralph and Cindy answer questions from the audience. Topics include strategies for keeping team members engaged during meetings, dealing with individuals who routinely resist opposing viewpoints, what to do when one team member consistently dominates meetings, and how to handle high performers who habitually miss deadlines.

  • How Safe is Your Environment

    How Safe is Your Environment

    23/04/2019 Duration: 19min

    Often leaders unconsciously create conditions under which their team members are afraid to speak up. This can kill creativity, innovation, problem solving and team performance. We’ll offer ideas about how to create a more psychologically safe environment in which everyone on the team can thrive.

  • Magnificent Meetings

    Magnificent Meetings

    05/04/2019 Duration: 19min

    According to the Harvard Business Review, 71% of people feel that most meetings they participate in are a waste of time. We’ll outline the four essential types of meetings and give you five tips to make those meetings more productive.

  • The Five Essential Elements of a Great Team

    The Five Essential Elements of a Great Team

    05/02/2018 Duration: 10min

    Once you’ve determined a team is necessary, there are five essential elements that are vital to that team’s success. Cindy Masingill and Ralph Simone describe the five elements and why they’re critical to building a high-performing team.

  • Teams-Where to Begin

    Teams-Where to Begin

    22/01/2018 Duration: 15min

    We hear a lot about teams in business today. But do you really need a team? And if you do, who are the right players? Ralph Simone and Cindy Masingill offer valuable insights to guide you in making these critical decisions.

  • Commitment


    13/11/2017 Duration: 10min

    Is your team failing to deliver results? Could it be that they’re not as committed as you think they are or as you need them to be? Learn how to get true buy-in from your team.

  • Building Trust

    Building Trust

    30/10/2017 Duration: 17min

    So you’ve decided that your team is not operating to its highest potential. Where do you start? It starts with trust.

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