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Elite Influence for In-house Lawyers
We are all trying to influence people and other organisations daily, whether that’s with our own teams, with a client, or across industry. Whatever your influence challenge and whatever decision, behaviour or thinking you are trying to change, how much more effective would you be if you could wield elite influence skill with precision and deliberation?
The ubiquity of technology and expertise is removing competitive advantage from business. In an increasingly digital world, where the strength of our relationships defines our success, human influencing skills are more powerful than ever.
In this workshop we look at some of the models and tools used successfully on high-stakes military intelligence operations and learn how we can apply them to our business challenges.
The Confidence Academy
We all know that being a technical expert is no longer enough and that there are many other skills required to be a confident and successful lawyer. This in-depth workshop will look at what confidence means to you and explore the essential psychological, physical and vocal skills required to demonstrate confidence, along with understanding personality and persuasion styles and the essential role of authenticity. This half-day Confidence Academy is intended to be extremely practical, engaging and individually rewarding.
The workshop will look at the following and will be run by two highly experienced, qualified and engaging communication experts.
- What does confidence mean to you?
- Psychological aspects of confidence
- Physical aspects of confidence
- Presenting with confidence
- Personality and persuasion
- Speaking to be heard
Stress Management: Surviving or Thriving
With the increasing demands and pace of life in a rapidly changing world, the word “stress” is everywhere, but often misused. Whilst stress remains a major drain on both personal and business resources, much can be done to not just alleviate it but build abilities and skills that generate healthy personal practices in a healthy working environment. In this workshop, we will unlock the concept, explore the science and learn about not just coping but thriving.
The workshop offers an opportunity for you to take a step back, re-appraise and start putting theory into practice. It will cover:
- What the word means, its causes, effects, and long term implications
- What is burnout, how do I recognise and prevent it?
- The underlying science and the relationship with performance and productivity
- The role of emotional intelligence, what that is and why it matters
- What does flourishing mean to me and how do I get there?
The Art of Dealing with Challenging People: A Guide to Loving your Nemesis
How much time and energy do we waste rehearsing difficult conversations in our heads, or rehashing workplace chats that went sideways? Could there be another way? Succeeding as an in-house lawyer is increasingly about more than just your legal talent. We welcome you to our workshop - The Art of Dealing with Challenging People hosted by Neil Seligman.
When conflict arises, what is your best move? Often we fall back into learned behaviours that can leave us and our nemesis feeling guilty, bitter, or just depleted. We forget too that the most challenging person to deal with is often ourselves. So how can we overcome our conditioning? How can we become the person we would love to be, even when the proverbial hits the fan? In this practical workshop we will journey boldly towards our own inner roadblocks as we seek to grow in self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Our aim: to lead courageously whether conflict is present or absent and to communicate clearly, honestly and compassionately.
Happiness: A Fuel for Success
A link to the latest annual World Happiness Report pings into your inbox. There’s another newspaper article on the benefits of the Scandinavian concepts of hygge and lykke. A Buddhist meditation and mindfulness guru appears on breakfast TV. The bookstore shelves are full of new titles on happiness - by everyone from Ruby Wax to Derren Brown. So happiness is certainly getting plenty of airtime these days. It’s hip. But is it still too hippy for lawyers and other professionals? We don’t think so. At least, not if it’s explained properly. By someone credible. Who actually understand the pressures of life in a professional services business, operating in a hugely competitive regulated industry. And it’s definitely worth lawyers exploring happiness. An overwhelming body of research has now been published that demonstrates conclusively the strong links between happiness and success. In other words – happiness leads to success. Not the other way around. Better conflict resolution skills; higher work performance on a variety of metrics; greater earning capacity; enhanced health; even longevity! The list is endless.
Managing Stress and Resilience
"Mindfulness is a mental state in which a person is totally in the present moment. Mindfulness enables you to focus on one thing at a time, without becoming anxious about the uncertainty of the future or lost in past resentments."
This WIN seminar is packed full of strategies, tips and shortcuts with immediate practical application. It has been adapted and shaped to provide a particular focus for in-house lawyers.