2014 LTPS Workshop Dates Announced

Give your team the proven tools needed to lead sooner and succeed fasterPsychological Associates’ Leadership Through People Skills®  (LTPS) interactive workshops help the leaders of today and tomorrow become self-aware and learn the influencing and people skills needed to drive change, foster innovation, and develop talent across their organizations.

Our 2014 public 3-day LTPS session schedule has been finalized. Sign up early to reserve your space, as registrations fill quickly.

  • February 18-20
  • March 18-20
  • April 15-17
  • May 7-9
  • July 9-11
  • August 19-21
  • September 23-25
  • October 21-23
  • December 16-18

LTPS participants return to their organizations with skills they can use immediately to promote a more collaborative workplace. Equipped with the necessary skills to handle real-life situations and an action plan for immediate application, each graduate
has new tools to manage behaviors in any workplace situation. LTPS helps leaders develop critical skills to:

  • Influence in all directions (direct reports, bosses, peers, customers, vendors)
  • Promote collaboration and teamwork
  • Manage conflicts
  • Motivate for commitment and growth (coaching)
  • Raise levels of trust and engagement.

All 2014 workshops will be held at the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center at the Washington University Olin School of Business in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. www.ahl-knightcenter.com/index.cfm. 

For more information about Psychological Associates, visit www.q4solutions.com or call 314-725-7771. To learn more about LTPS, visit www.q4solutions.com/workshops or call Executive Education Coordinator Kathy Manche, at 314-862-9300, ext. 727.

Tuition price of $1,995 includes catering charges for breakfast buffets, lunches, and coffee breaks. Travel, hotel, and non-workshop expenses are not included. There is a service charge for cancellations. A limited number of guest rooms are blocked at the Knight Center for each workshop. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. We encourage out-of-town participants to make room reservations 30 days, or more, in advance. Tell them you are participating in the Psychological Associates’ Leadership workshop and provide the dates. Plan to arrive the evening before and depart the last day after 5:30 p.m. You should guarantee your reservation for late arrival to ensure your room will be held. In the event of late registration and rooms are not available, or if you prefer to stay elsewhere, we provide a list of nearby hotel.

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Q4 Disruptions

Psychological Associates is excited to announce that our own Cindy Lefton, RN, Ph.D., Vice President Organizational Consulting, had an article published in the May 2013 issue of prestigious American Nurse Today. In the article, “Why disruption can be a good thing,” Cindy discusses how positive disruption – or challenging the status quo – in the medical field can lead to better patient outcomes and why nurses should create this positive disruption. “Unfortunately, in health care, too many situations arise where workers fail to speak up and disrupt the status quo – with serious repercussions,” she said.

When someone does not challenge the status quo or rock the boat, they are exhibiting Q2 behaviors based on the Dimensional Model of Behavior®. This can be detrimental to any company or, in the case of healthcare, to patients. By learning how to behave in a more Q4 manner, you can help your organization go from good to great or help avoid potentially serious repercussions for a patient. Being overly friendly or accepting of a superior or direct report is also call for a “positive disruption.” This Q3 behavior can lead to mistakes and things being swept under the rug, which can lead to a false sense that everything is ok.

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Cindy combines her extensive knowledge of organizational psychology with her experience as a registered nurse to develop effective interventions for academic medical centers and hospitals. She is a sought-after speaker and author of many articles on the topic of psychology in nursing and healthcare leadership, and she will have additional articles published in the coming months.

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EVENT: Succession Planning

You Have the Right People in the Right Place Now…But What About in the Future?

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As a Human Resource leader, undoubtedly you are inundated with the need to assure you currently have the right people in the right roles within your organization.

Are you also working to assure your organization will continue to have the right people in the right roles in the future?

Now is the time to act. Successor development planning helps you identify and develop employees who are best positioned to contribute to the organization’s future. At this Metro-East Illinois Human Resources Group (MEI-HRG) event Psychological Associates, will illustrate how you can develop an effective system of succession planning for your organization. We will demonstrate how using one method of looking at the past performances of individuals can hamper even the most well-intended succession plans. It is a combination of past performance, future potential, and overall skills sets that put the right people in the right roles well into an organization’s future.

This event is designed for all levels of HR and anyone handling the talent management needs of an organization. It does cost to become a member of the MEI-HRG, however, this event is free to all who would like to attend.

At this event you will learn how to:

  • avoid the pitfalls of only analyzing past performance
  • combine and accurately measure past performance and skill sets
  • analyze future potential of individuals

Succession Planning – You Have the Right People in the Right Places Now…
But What About the Future
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Collinsville Golden Corral
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Seating is limited. Please fill out our registration form to reserve your spot:

Like to handle things the old-fashioned way – talking to a real live person? Give us a call to register! 314.678.5678

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EVENT: Unlock the Resistance to Change

…Key Strategies that Work!

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You may not always foresee change, but you can anticipate that change in your business environment has the capability of causing resistance, or even paralyzing fear, among anyone within your organization – from the senior team to the individual contributor.

Join us at our upcoming event, Unlock the Resistance to Change: Key Strategies that Work, where we will address this resistance and help you identify leverage points at the organization, senior team, and individual levels. Dr. Michelle Clark will illustrate key strategies to help your organization adapt to changes in the marketplace, and examine strategies many companies employ that do not work. You will leave this event armed with proven tools you can use immediately to eradicate issues that hamper change within your organization.

This event is designed for attendees at the C-Suite level and above.

You will learn how to:

  • realize if you are in the way of change
  • address changes in your culture
  • adapt to changes in the marketplace

We know everyone’s change management concerns are different, and we want this event to have a big impact on your success. So we are offering a special gift to event attendees – a complimentary, individualized change management coaching session with one of our specialized Ph.D. consultants for up to one hour. You will receive a certificate at the event you can use for this complimentary session.

Unlock the Resistance to Change – Key Strategies that Work
Friday, April 5, 2013
Psychological Associates Office
8112 Maryland Avenue, Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO 63105 
7:30am – 9:00am
7:30-7:50 – Light Breakfast and Networking
7:50-8:45 Change Management Strategies
8:45-9:00 Questions and Networking

Seating and complimentary coaching sessions are limited.

Please fill out our registration form to reserve your spot:

Like to handle things the old-fashioned way – talking to a real live person? Give us a call to register! 314.678.5678

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EVENT: 3 Reasons a Company Can Fail…

…and 1 BIG Reason It Can Succeed

q4 model in hand

Everyone knows there are many reasons a company might fail.  But not everyone knows many failures occur due to a team or individual’s behavior.  At Psychological Associates we divide behaviors into four quadrants – found in our Dimensional® Model of Behavior™.  Three of those quadrants identify behaviors that can lead a company to fail.  One of the quadrants, the one we call Q4 – describes those behaviors that are results focused and foster a company’s success.

We and the Saint Louis RCGA cordially invite you to attend a Business After-Hours Event where complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served while local business leaders share success stories. At this event you will discover what top executives at leading Saint Louis based companies such as Emerson, Centene, and Buckingham Asset Management have done to ensure successful leadership development.

We’ll also give you an inside look at our flagship workshop, the newly redesigned Leadership Through People Skills® (LTPS.) Please join us at 5:30 p.m. February 6, 2013, in the second floor gathering area of the Knight Center at Washington University to learn the behaviors that can foster your company’s success.

RCGA Business After Hours Event – 3 Reasons a Company Can Fail
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Charles F. Knight Center at Washington University
5:30 – 7pm 
Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served  
Space is limited, please fill out our registration form to reserve your spot:

Like to handle things the old-fashioned way – talking to a real live person? Give us a call to register! 314.678.5678

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PRESENTATION: Gaining Employee Commitment to Increase Business Results

Our own Dr. Tom Brooks presented on the topic of employee engagement at a recent event for CEOs.  He explored the 10 things that drive employee commitment and increase bottom line results in any organization.

Below is Dr. Brooks’ presentation so you, too, can learn the essential elements of a committed workforce and how to gain commitment from your own employees. Topics covered in this presentation include:

  • The case for engagement
  • Specific drivers of engagement
  • Connecting workplace changes and engagement
  • Motivators of a committed workforce
  • Who owns responsibility of driving engagement

You can view the presentation in its entirety on slideshare or by using the widget below.

Watch for additional events and presentations coming soon from Psychological Associates.

As the leaders in organizational and leadership strategy and development solutions, we help our clients evolve into the organizations they wish to become. We offer talent management programs for some of the top Global 1000 companies. From assessments of new recruits to executive coaching and development to team building and numerous other programs, our Ph.D.s are well-versed on the needs of our Fortune 1000 clients.

To learn more about our offerings visit www.q4solutions.com/offerings.

At Psychological Associates we offer an exceptional leadership program called Leadership Through People Skills® on a monthly basis here in Saint Louis.  Leadership Through People Skills® is an intensive, three-day event that uses real-world issues and situations to give executives the opportunity to learn and apply the interpersonal leadership skills that are proven contributors to leadership success.  It teaches men and women how to use the appropriate amount of assertiveness and compassion as a leader; and helps grow the skills that help leaders obtain goals quicker.  LTPS provides rich, personal insights about leadership effectiveness and style. It strengthens influencing and people skills. It builds successful leaders.

We have also developed a group on LinkedIn where leaders can go to network with successful leaders across the globe and receive tips and articles from us as well as other individual contributors.  Join us in our LTPS group on Linkedin!

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PRESENTATION: Global Talent: Selection, Management and Leadership

Psychological Associates’ Dr. Ann Beatty recently gave a presentation to the Washington University Olin Business School’s Executive MBA students about Global Talent: Selection, Management, and Leadership. The presentation is relevant for any company that is currently working on a global scale or that is considering broadening its reach.  This presentation discusses both the benefits and challenges of a global workforce.

In today’s fast-paced and global business environment, executives must navigate the opportunities and challenges of a multicultural workforce where distance is not the only differentiator. Dr. Beatty utilizes a client case study to explore these differences and demonstrate how companies can profit from the use of specific strategies to build a successful team.

You can view the presentation in its entirety on slideshare or by using the widget below.

Psychological Associates offers talent management programs for some of the top Global 1000 companies. From assessments of new recruits to executive coaching to team building and numerous other programs, our Ph.D.s are well-versed on the needs of our global clients. We prepare organizations to achieve the future they envision. To learn more about our offerings visit www.q4solutions.com/offerings.

At Psychological Associates we offer an exceptional leadership program called Leadership Through People Skills® on a monthly basis here in Saint Louis.  Leadership Through People Skills® is an intensive, three-day event that uses real-world issues and situations to give executives the opportunity to learn and apply the interpersonal leadership skills that are proven contributors to leadership success.  It teaches men and women how to use the appropriate amount of assertiveness and compassion as a leader; and helps grow the skills that help leaders obtain goals quicker.  LTPS provides rich, personal insights about leadership effectiveness and style. It strengthens influencing and people skills. It builds successful leaders.

We have also developed a group on LinkedIn where leaders can go to network with successful leaders across the globe and receive tips and articles from us as well as other individual contributors.  Join us in our LTPS group on Linkedin!

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PRESENTATION: Labyrinth of Leadership: Challenges For Women in the Workplace

Our own Dr. Ann Beatty was recently asked to speak about the challenges facing women in the workplace today for a leadership series hosted by Emerson here in Saint Louis.

She developed a great presentation demonstrating not only the challenges women face but specific ways women and society can work to overcome these issues to create even greater equality.

Though the event was for Emerson employees only, we’d like to share Dr. Beatty’s presentation.  You can check it out on slideshare or using the widget below.

In the presentation Dr. Beatty references an article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All,” in The Atlantic from Anne-Marie Slaughter, PhD.  You can check it out here. 

At Psychological Associates we offer an exceptional leadership program called Leadership Through People Skills® on a monthly basis here in Saint Louis.  Leadership Through People Skills® is an intensive, three-day event that uses real-world issues and situations to give executives the opportunity to learn and apply the interpersonal leadership skills that are proven contributors to leadership success.  It teaches men and women how to use the appropriate amount of assertiveness and compassion as a leader; and helps grow the skills that help leaders obtain goals quicker.  LTPS provides rich, personal insights about leadership effectiveness and style. It strengthens influencing and people skills. It builds successful leaders.

We have also developed a group on LinkedIn where leaders can go to network with successful leaders across the globe and receive tips and articles from us as well as other individual contributors.  Join us in our LTPS group on Linkedin!

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Get a Kindle and Fill It With the Best Leadership Books of All Time

Everyone has a favorite leadership book.  The “one” that changed their career.

Inc.com published a list of a dozen or so of the Best Leadership Books of all time.  Amazon.com has their own “recommended” list too.  As a matter of fact, if you Google “Best Leadership Books,” you’ll come up with pages and pages of articles written about which books are the best.

So how does one decide which is the best, and where to find it?  Though we do fancy ourselves “connoisseurs” of leadership fare – and we definitely have our favorites, one of which is our own “Leadership Through People Skills®,” we think most leaders find out about the best books, programs and ideas from their own network – books colleagues have read and recommended, something you saw another person reading, a program you heard about from a fellow executive, etc.

We understand the power of sharing with your network and we would like to offer you the opportunity to earn a free Kindle Fire you can load with all of your favorite leadership books – for sharing information about our leadership program and enrolling 3 or more of your employees in our award winning Leadership Through People Skills® course.

Learn to Succeed and Receive a Free Kindle Fire

We’re setting the path to leadership on fire with this hot promotion!

Leadership Through People Skills® is an intensive, three-day workshop that uses real-world issues and situations to give executives the opportunity to learn and apply the interpersonal leadership skills that are proven contributors to leadership success.  The skills that help leaders obtain goals quicker.  LTPS provides rich, personal insights about leadership effectiveness and style. It strengthens influencing and people skills. It builds successful leaders.

Register for September to receive the FREE Kindle Fire

Like to handle things the old-fashioned way – talking to a real live person?  Give us a call to register!  866.258.0369

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The fine print: This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.  This offer is only valid with 3 or more fully paid tuitions.  This offer is not valid for any workshop dates other than September 2012.  This offer is not transferrable.  The participants must register, attend and complete the September Leadership Through People Skills® (LTPS) workshop held at the Charles F. Knight Center on the campus of Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri to qualify.  The Kindle Fire will be shipped to you after the enrollees graduate from the LTPS program.  Psychological Associates is not responsible for any guarantee or warranty of the product – standard manufacturer’s warranties apply.