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Challenging Organizations to ReImagine Leadership

GLS Worldwide was founded on the success story of USS Benfold as chronicled the best-selling business book It's Your Ship. Under the leadership of Captain Mike Abrashoff, USS Benfold, an underperforming Naval War Ship, became the best ship in the Pacific Fleet within 12 months. GLS Worldwide combines Captain Mike Abrashoff's leadership experiences with research, best practices and the knowledge of their clients to provide practical solutions on how leaders can achieve breakthrough results. At GLS, the focus is on common sense solutions; the magic is helping you make it common practice.

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2-Hour Breakout Session

Client Interests:

  • Limited engagement immediately following Mike's keynote: more than Q&A, less than 4-hour session.

  • Want a deeper understanding of how GLS leadership principles can be implemented in their organization.

  • Mike's keynote is usually part of a half-day or full-day company leadership event; attendees have time to extend their learning.

GLS Offering - High energy, interactive program includes three components:

  • Leadership Audit: Based on themes identified prior to or during the event. Facilitator leads participants through a personal audit of 1-2 GLS leadership principles. Particpants complete a simple assessment and action plan for improving their leadership style through these principles; includes individual work and small, dyad and triad group reflection discussions.

  • Action Plan Map: Selected particpants report out action plans; facilitator helps to visually map common themes and directions for the organization.

  • FutureCasting Exercise: Postcards from the Future Great icebreaker or closer. Participants write postcards from the future describing how a GLS leadership principle will influence future organizational success; includes individual work, facilitated small group discussion and reporting out with facilitation graphics (large scale note-taking on banner that highlights key themes and takeaways).

Benefits:

  • Participants get initial exposure to GLS content and approach with minimal financial investment.

4-Hour Breakout Session

Client Interests:

  • Extended engagement immediately following Mike's keynote: more than an introduction, less than an all-day session.

  • Looking for an even deeper "experience" of GLS leadership principles.

  • Mike's keynote is part of a larger company leadership event; attendees have time to extend their learning.

GLS Offering - High energy, interactive program includes three components:

  • Mini-Leadership Challenge: Opportunity for participants to experience real-world leadership challenges via simulated activities, games and exercises. (Amazing Race-like). Activities highlight the power of experience and simulation to learn key leadership principles and behaviors; includes facilitated debrief and discussion on key takeaways.

  • Leadership Audit: Based on themes identified prior to or during the event. Facilitator leads participants through a personal audit of 2-4 GLS leadership principles. Participants complete a simple assessment and action plan for improving their leadership style through these principles; includes individual work and small, dyad and triad group reflection discussions.

  • Action Plan Map: Extended report out of participant action plans, facilitator helps to visually map common themes and shared directions for the organization.

Benefits:

  • Participants receive extended exposure to GLS leadership principles and approach with reasonable financial investment.

6-Hour Breakout Session

Client Interests:

  • Substantial engagement immediately following Mike's keynote: more than a primer, targeted to organizations seeking immediate, higher impact.
  • Looking to "embed" our leadership principles in their organization.
  • Mike's keynote is part of a multi-day company leadership event, attendees have time to extend their learning; they are predisposed to beginning their leadership transformation.

GLS Offering - High energy, interactive program includes three components:

  • Extended Leadership Challenge: 90-minute opportunity for participants to experience real-world leadership challenges via simulated activities, games and exercises. (Amazing Race-like). Activities highlight the power of experience and simulation to learn key leadership principles and behaviors; includes facilitated debrief and discussion on key takeaways.
  • Leadership Audit: Based on themes identified prior to or during the event. Facilitator leads participants through a personal audit of 3-5 GLS leadership principles. Participants complete a simple assessment and action plan for improving their leadership style through these principles; includes individual work and small, dyad and triad group reflection discussions.
  • Action Plan Map: Extended report out of participant action plans, leading to a larger discussion of how the organization as a whole can more completely embrace and embed GLS leadership principles into the culture. Facilitator helps to visually map common themes and shared directions for the organization.

Benefits:

  • Participants receive extended exposure to GLS leadership model, principles and approach with reasonable financial investment.

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