Communities Working Better Together

Problem solving with neighboring towns and board members

 

Beyond the Ordinary: 

How to think Creatively and Organize Your Thinking When Planning for the Future 

Understand the Brain so You Can Understand Behavior

Decision Making, Team Work and Leadership  

Improving Productivity with Three Quick Steps to Creative Problem Solving 

From Conflict to Cooperation ...How to Mediate a Dispute

What do heads of companies, comedy writers, advertising executives, county and city communities and parents have in common? Creative problem solving! When used correctly the same techniques used to run a company, improve sales, write a joke, launch an ad campaign, problem solve, think beyond the ordinary, settle estates and raise a family are very similar. In addition to learning these three techniques that will give you the ability to invent solutions to personal and corporate problems, you will also learn the techniques of parallel thinking. With parallel thinking you will no longer have to argue in the board room or the family room. Parallel thinking will lead you to solving problems together and uniting to arrive at mutually beneficial solutions.

 

Strategic Design and Creative Thinking To for Collaboration and Problem Solving

Wicked Problems and How to Use Critical Thinking to Collaborate and Develop Solutions to These Complex Problems 

Did you notice that making decisions is is not as easy as it once was? In the past you would whip up a few solutions to just about any problem and you would be on to your next task. The last few years you may have realized that society is becoming more complex and solutions to problems are not that easy to solve. You also may have realized that solutions to problems also lead to unintended consequences which make your situation worse than it originally was. I have good news for you. You are not alone in this thinking. Just ask a few friends or associates and you will find that they are running into the same realization that simple solutions are not capable of tackling todays complex problems. This program will deliver a clear path to understanding how to confront todays complex and intertwined problems. You will learn how to approach problems that you have to solve on your own or within a group setting.

 

Getting Along with Difficult People … Something County and City Communities Have to Contend With Every Day

There are two types of difficult people we periodically encounter. There is the perpetually difficult person and the situationally difficult person. The perpetually difficult person seems to have adjusted to a life of misery and is not shy about sharing their portion of gloom with the rest of the world. The situationally difficult person cannot wait to get back to a life of contentment . as soon as you right their perceived wrong. Understanding that both your perpetually and situationally difficult nemesis are thinking with the emotional section of the brain called the amygdala will help you win them over, so that no matter what the cause of angst and belligerence, victory and understanding will be shared by all. This portion of the seminar will not only explain the physiological makeup of difficult people, but will also describe specific steps to actually change the biochemistry of your object of frustration.

Ethics and the Brain:

Discover the Inner Workings of the Brain in Someone Who Commits Fraud and How to Detect When They are Lying 

Were you ever curious to know what goes inside the head of someone who commits fraud? Just like everything else in life, it is much easier to fix a problem if you know what is causing that problem. This program will explore the inner reaches of the brain as we discover why normally honest, hard working people slide into the world of illegal activity. We will also discover how our own brain functions and how to decrease our stress and increase our focus for improved productivity throughout the day. In addition to understanding what goes on inside the brain of someone that commits fraud we will also learn how to read the signs of someone who is lying.