Leadership Style

Course Overview

We will be examining the effectiveness of Leadership Styles.  The opinions of experienced leaders from successful industries will be discussed. Their lessons learned may surprise you.  

  • How have the opinions of educators changed through the years?
  • Is there one best Leadership Style?   
  • How do you determine the most effective Leadership Style?  
  • What are the benefits and drawbacks of each style?  
  • How has the flat sizing of organizational structures influenced leadership styles?  

We will also examine the psychological aspects of Human Behavior and how people react to different Leadership Styles.

Lifetime Guidance resources will show you how they have personally applied leadership styles and their experiences. You will learn methods to measure and evaluate the effectiveness of your own Leadership Style in Leadership Style.


Ergonomics For Leaders

Course Overview

Leaders must be informed to effectively lead, support and guide the organization. The effects that Ergonomics in the workplace have on productivity, quality and investment decisions are far reaching, but are not often recognized as a major contributor to profit-loss reports.

Assembly operations that are painful to perform can lead to injuries, but also cause quality issues. This is an underlying factor to increased repair costs, downtime and even the reliability of products.

  • Ergonomic principles will be presented and discussed for a leader's awareness when making business and product design decisions.
  • Lifetime Guidance will help leaders to be aware of potential ergonomic issues in product designs and manufacturing processes. Ergonomic issues can be prevented by recognizing stressors in the workplace, their causes and how to prevent them .  

We will discuss preproduction planning using workplace and product design tools including a sample Risk Factor Checklist. Sharpen your Ergonomics awareness leadership skills to be a more effective manager of resources in Ergonomics For Leaders.


The Ultimate Team Sport

Course Overview

Training leadership with our specialized courses has the high potential of building trust, encouraging and giving team members freedom to make great independent decisions. Learning how to create a work environment where employees feel valued are all responsibilities of leadership.

Looking for ways to celebrate victories with your workforce and create positive emotional deposits are important considerations of a leader. Learning how to recognize a team members's understanding and applying effective "Coaching Skills" is important during the trust building process. These subjects and more will be discussed in this course.

Topics of Learning

  • Building Trust  
  • Coaching techniques
  • Developing high performance teams
  • Showing team members that you really care 
  • Create productive environments where team members want to work
  • Effectively use DISC Assessment summaries in effective team building
  • Developing a work environment where Overall Joy and Well Being are evident  
  • Learn why the Social aspects of smaller teams can contribute to business success 
  • Learn how to build an atmosphere where an individual's contributions are rewarded by the success of the team
  • Learn how to lead Conflict Resolution without diminishing team effectiveness

Improve your leadership effectiveness with The Ultimate Team Sport.


Customer Enthusiasm

Course Overview

How do you define Customer Enthusiasm?  Why do some companies enjoy a following from their customers while others don't and probably never will.

In business, leaders are expected to focus on many areas including technology, manufacturing, quality, marketing and brand management. Customer satisfaction is a goal that all successful businesses strive for to earn repeat sales and fiscal strength, but how much effort and time is spent on elevating the customer satisfaction experience to a level called Customer Enthusiasm?

  • We'll learn of organizations that have earned this coveted status of being recognized for the Customer Enthusiasm felt by their customers.
  • Customer Enthusiasm has a level of loyalty that takes time, special skills and a sincere commitment from your organization to connect with customers.
  • We will discuss the contributing factors to building Customer Enthusiasm and also look at the practices that are limiting most companies from reaching this level of success. 

Learn how to begin building Customer Enthusiasm as we study all aspects of human behavior from the viewpoint of you team and your customers in Customer Enthusiasm.


Continuous Improvement and Change

Course Overview

Complacency and Stagnant Thinking have no place in business leadership.  If you are not growing, you are dying is more true today than ever before. This class is designed to help leaders be agents of change within their organizations.  

All the rules have changed in business and no idea or product design is guaranteed long term success because of the worldwide movement to new cultures of Continuous Improvement and Change. Today, even Customers are resources for effective change. How often are Customer Service Centers considered to be a source for new ideas?  

A false sense of security has been the downfall of many successful companies such as Kodak, Radio Shack, Saturn, Palm, Atari and Hummer, to name just a few. We'll discuss some of the causes to their declining market share and in some cases, extinction to help leaders develop organizational cultures that encourage change.

"You must expect extinction without change." Jack Welch - 2016


  • DEFINING INNOVATION: Does the culture of your organization encourage or discourage innovation?      

  • RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: There needs to be a sense of urgency within a given time frame.  

  • STAGNANT THINKING: Change can be uncomfortable, but standing still in the world of business is the evidence of stagnant thinking.  Leaders have a responsibility to be continually challenging the organization to think outside the box.  

  • RESISTANCE TO CHANGE:  Why are we so resistant to change?  At this moment, your competitors are tearing your products apart and studying the designs and assembly methods.  We will study the psychological aspects of change and how successful people learn how to accept failure without stunting their career and business growth.   Learn how to inspire others to accept and embrace change.  

  • COMPETITIVE BENCHMARKING:  We'll learn how successful companies utilize Competitive Benchmarking and develop an organizational culture that is radical in thinking

  • EMPLOYEE/CUSTOMER INVOLVEMENT: Employee and Customer involvement in seeking improvements are critical. Learn how to grow your organization's culture to be focused on developing new ideas and products everyday.

  • PREPRODUCTION PLANNING:  Methods Laboratories, Least cost manufacturing, cardboard technology and predetermined time systems are all opportunities to increase the success rates in change implementation. We'll discuss methods of cutting costs while you are simultaneously improving quality & productivity.  


  • DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY / DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURABILITY: DFA/DFM product design concepts will be introduced as a tool for an increased rate of success during the implementation of new designs and products.

  • VALUE ADDED / NON VALUE ADDED:  The concepts of value added and non value added manufacturing jobs will be discussed to increase the awareness of method improvement, excess waste and non essential costs in manufacturing processes.

Learn how to shake off stagnant thinking and turn over all the rocks of opportunity, effectively using all of your resources, during the never ending quest for ultimate productivity with this class: Continuous Improvement and Change.


Target Focused Performance Evaluations

Course Overview

Performance Evaluations have been used in business for documenting the effectiveness of employees for as long as most of us can remember.  Most leaders look at Performance Evaluations as a dreaded task or responsibility that has to be completed for every employee on an annual basis. The Performance Evaluation is looked at by most employees with mixed emotions, based on past experiences. A person's wages and chances for promotions are often based on this event that is documented and goes into their work record.

A common phrase in business has always been, "If it's important, then we should measure it". We measure production rates, scrap rates, repair rates and even first time quality rates. When the goals we have set are missed, we don't wait a year to take actions to improve our processes. We act as quickly as possible.  If asked, "what is your most important resource?",  most leaders would rush to say, "My People!". It is ironic that if people are considered our most important resource, then why do many organizations still have just annual Performance Evaluations and are not utilizing this powerful tool to encourage innovative performance and personal development of employees throughout the year?

In this course, we will be looking at ways that leaders can creatively help employees improve their performance. We will also evaluate how the performance of the organization can potentially be improved by daily coaching and encouraging employees.

We will be asking these questions and developing ways for your organization to realize productivity benefits almost immediately, while improving the self esteem of employees.

  • What is the definition of a Performance Evaluation?
  • Do employees understand specifically what is expected of them?
  • Are leaders effectively communicating the target expectations? 
  • What is the purpose of a Performance Evaluation?
  • Is the term "Coach" included in the job responsibilities of every leader?
  • Who benefits from Performance Evaluations?
  • How Often should Performance Evaluations be administered?

Learn how to inspire your workforce to be accomplishment focused.  Unleash the hidden potential of your organization with Target Focused Performance Evaluations.


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