Based on his experience as co-founder of Boston Scientific, a pioneer in the disruptive field of less invasive medicine, Kingbridge owner John Abele knows that authentic and productive communication and collaboration are essential enablers to organizational innovation and performance.
When teams come together to address business issues they often need to engage in complex conversations where strong opinions and emotions surface. Participating in these meetings involves much more than an exchange of knowledge and expertise to produce results. It has to do with relating, empathizing, and most importantly sensing and emoting in ways that promote collaboration and relating constructively with each other.
Designing meetings that accelerate collaboration so organizations can do great work together is important to John which is why he designed Kingbridge to be a place where leaders and their teams come to continuously learn and achieve outstanding results by leveraging the collective intelligence of their people.
Most leaders have the technical proficiency to solve problems but how many leaders have strong relational proficiency and what is the cost to an organization if this is lacking within a team. Kingbridge offers an ideal environment and provides a selection of proven programs and tools for understanding and developing the social and emotional skills critical to managerial and executive functioning.
Below are some powerful sessions designed to complement your meeting purpose. Built into the start of your meeting they introduce
highly relevant collaboration skills your team can immediately embed into their work on business issues.
Open Minds and Expand Thinking – “The paradox of real collaboration is that it is not about getting the best minds together – it’s about creating A NEW MIND SET.”
Our “meeting engagement tools” are designed to help clients interact more effectively in conversation when they go off-site to meet or learn. These tools are created to open up deeper conversation in the meeting so different points of views can be better understood. Once a group has expanded their ability to think differently they can be more creative and perform better when combining their intelligence to solve a problem or engage in a change initiative.
Kingbridge offers collaborative technologies and advisory services to help you engage in the collective action process.
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The Audience Response System is our mobile polling system that can be integrated into meeting and learning initiatives to harness collective intelligence by giving every participant a voice. Any group can use the system to anonymously vote on issues. This gets an entire group engaged, and also provides for absolute candor. Our team works with you to design effective questions that will improve your meeting outcomes.
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The technology allows for anonymous and rapid idea generation that can easily be categorized and prioritized.
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Contact us to learn how you can integrate a 2-hour Collaborative Leadership Essentials session into the beginning of your next offsite meeting agenda. Ideal for intact teams of 8+.
When teams come together to address business issues they often need to engage in complex conversations where strong opinions and emotions surface. Participating in meetings involves much more than an exchange of knowledge and expertise to produce results. It has to do with relating, empathizing, and most importantly sensing and emoting in ways that promote collaboration and relating constructively with each other.
Collaborative Leadership Essentials are designed to be short, powerful sessions customized to complement your meeting purpose. Built into the start of your meeting, they introduce highly relevant collaboration skills your team can immediately embed into their work on business issues.
Choose a session that will build your team’s capability to lead with an essential element of collaborative leadership:
In today’s ‘always on’ environment, many leaders experience pressure, information overload, and distraction. This can invisibly sabotage pivotal conversations and meetings where collaboration and collective intelligence are essential. In this two-hour session, we’ll learn what neuroscience is telling us about sources of ‘threat’ in our workplace that can impact our brains, capabilities, and relationships. We’ll explore strategies for staying calm in uncertainty and for leading effectively in pressure situations. You’ll leave the session with new practices that can help you become more personally resilient and create low-threat, higher collaboration team environments.
In our executive education programs, a call for a show of hands inevitably reveals that most leadership teams spend the majority of their meeting time in discussion, aimed at making decisions and planning action. While this is essential to their effectiveness, it is only half the picture. Effective conversational leaders balance dialogue and discussion. In this 2-hour session we will explore ways to blend dialogue and discussion to get beyond opinions, test assumptions, find deeper questions, and achieve higher quality outcomes. You’ll leave the session with more sophisticated conversation skills that will allow you to more effectively form collaborations that are built on trust and healthy conflict, and achieve more creative and adaptive outcomes.
Leaders who take on more progressive roles learn that their leadership must shift from a primary focus on doing, to one that effectively engages others and creates shared purpose. In this two-hour session, we’ll explore why leaders who can help their teams move beyond engagement to commitment, and beyond coordination to collaboration, are best able to create shared purpose that can lead to higher performance. We’ll learn ways to approach a variety of leadership situations and bridge diverse perspectives to ensure the best outcome for all. You’ll leave the session having increased your ability to stay connected with your own purpose while more confidently cultivating collaboration in your team and across the organization.
Each session costs $2,150, plus HST for groups of 25 people or less (minimum of 8 participants)
*For larger group sizes, additional fees may be applied depending on facilitation requirements
“I was able to implement my learning immediately.”
“Mary Stacey engaged us in discussing real issues we meet in our work.”
“Our 75 managers developed the mindset and skills to navigate the escalating complexity of our business.”
Collaborative Leadership Essentials is offered by Kingbridge partner Context Consulting, an international consultancy based in Canada. Context founder Mary Stacey leads the sessions, drawing on her work with global leadership teams and her highly rated courses in the Strategic Leadership Advanced program at the University of Toronto, both proven to develop the collaborative skills that leaders and teams need in today’s increasingly complex environment. Mary holds an MA in Organizational Leadership and Learning and executive coaching certification. She is a contributor to strategy+business magazine, The Change Handbook: Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems, and recently authored the Context brief: Adaptive Leadership Networks in Global Organizations. Read Mary’s full biography here.