For over 25 years I worked in environments where expectations were the name of the game. I worked very hard to fulfill everyone’s expectations, and when that didn’t happen, I would put myself down and tried harder. Sometimes, the expectations were met and I got a pat on the back. Other times, when I didn’t deliver what was expected, I felt demoralized by the words I heard. So my focus was to make it a priority to do what my bosses expected and keep plugging along. Continue reading
Process Communication Model®
Process Communication Model (PCM) is an internationally acclaimed language-based personality and communication model developed by Dr. Taibi Kahler.
We employ PCM to help leaders lead, and employees work together more productively. Through this nuanced model, we focus equally on how communication happens, as well as what is said.CONTINUE READING
FLEXIBLE. POWERFUL. PRACTICAL.
NEOS was designed to measure context-specific changes in self-efficacy for responding openly, resourcefully, and persistently to various life conditions – the science behind the self-fulfilling prophecy.
Our goal in developing NEOS was to offer an efficient, intuitive, and comprehensive measure of effective functioning that transcends age, industry, and program-focus …CONTINUE READING
Deep Cycle Leadership℠
Engage. Align. Sustain.
Drama is an energy vampire in your organization, diverting precious resources away from strategic goals. Your best-laid plans were meant to be executed, not sabotaged. With Next Element’s Deep Cycle Leadership program, we train your leaders and your organization to stop drama and deliver results.CONTINUE READING
…if you never use them again!
Some words are more powerful than others. They mean more than just their definition. They convey deeper intentions that can have a profound impact on communication. Here are three simple words that most of us use many times a day that can lead to misunderstanding, resentment, morale problems, and other unintended consequences. Eliminating these three words will improve your communication and build trust in relationships. For each one, we share an alternative. Continue reading
John Kotter, in his best-selling book, Leading Change, describes the over-managed, under-led corporate culture, and the negative impact it has on morale, productivity, and innovation. Kotter then offers a step-by-step guide for leading change.
I recommend Kotter’s book – specifically, jump straight to the last few pages of the second chapter to see if you live in an over-managed and under-led corporate culture, it’s worth the reality check. If you are trying to make a case for change to your top leaders, read this chapter before you meet with them.
Here’s our perspective on the issue. Continue reading
“I have experienced the effectiveness of PCM. I am grateful to Next Element for the creative way they trained and educated my team. Continue reading
PRESIDENT, KASA COMPANIES, AND CERTIFIED PCM TRAINER
“As a facilitator and advisor to nonprofits, my clients rely on my communication skills daily to move their organizations forward. Continue reading
PRESIDENT, BENEVOLENT VISION
“Our partnership with Next Element has been overwhelmingly beneficial. More than ever health care leaders Continue reading
VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES, WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER