Have you ever noticed how impactful leaders almost always mention two things – their coach and their mastermind group (more on masterminds below)? The reason for this is simple – leaders know four things:
- The only way to keep sharpening their game is with a coach, which is why all elite athletes have coaches. Elite leaders are the same.
- We all have blind spots and behavior patterns, and the only way to get help spotting your blind spots and patterns is with an outsider’s perspective – which coaches offer.
- Change requires internal motivation and external support and guidance (e.g. different perspectives and insightful questions).
- True growth is typically difficult to achieve without outsider support to help you push through your internal resistance to achieve growth and change.
Cardivera offers several high-impact coaching programs to help you grow more, achieve more, and impact more.
Leadership is often experienced as a lonely role with no one there to support and counsel you. High impact leaders also know the value of outside challengers and perspectives. Thus, they know the importance of being surrounded by trusted advisors to help them make decisions and for ongoing support.
Author and early thought leader, Napoleon Hill, shared the idea of what is now known as a mastermind group in his landmark bestseller Think and Grow Rich (1937):
“The coordination of knowledge and effort between two or more people who work towards a definite purpose in a spirit of harmony… no two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”
The concept was based upon the mastermind practices of the greatest business minds of the time.
In addition to Mastermind Mondays offered to Cardivera’s Tier 2 members, Cardivera offers professionally facilitated mastermind groups for the leaders who want the full mastermind group experience.
Training is at the heart of growing your people and any People First organization, and it’s also often the core area that is ignored or delayed because of the perceived busyness of business. Cardivera believes that impactful training is essential to grow your people and your business.
“We need to call them what they really are: essential skills. They are skills that are absolutely necessary to thrive in the modern world.”
Absolutely essential indeed. The problem is that we’re used to focusing on and investing in “hard skills” – technical and business skills. Investing in hard skills feels safer (much like the old saying, “no one ever got fired for buying IBM”). Hard skills and their ROI are easier to measure (because they’re incremental at best). The problem is that easier doesn’t mean better.
Soft skills (we’ll call them leadership skills) are the secret sauce and the ROI on leadership skills is a multiplier effect. Leadership skills are the heart of leadership, empowerment, and engagement. Leadership skills build trust, relationships, teams, and influence. Leadership skills are at the heart of impact.
Cardivera offers a range of training programs for your team to help them lead differently, engage more, communicate more effectively, achieve quicker, deliver more consistently, and grow themselves and the organization. Here’s a list of just a few of the Cardivera training programs, which can be delivered in person or virtually and in a variety of time frames (e.g. 1-2 hours, half day, full day and development series):
- Trust-Based Leadership
- Team Engagement
- Culture Design and Building
- Creativity and Innovation
- Giving and Receiving Feedback
- Networking and Relationship Building
- Difficult Conversations
- Employee Experience
- Customer / Client Experience
- Team Relationship Building
- Core 4 – Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values
Cardivera can also customize a training program for your team to achieve your unique goals and objectives.
The reality of our times is that people still want to gather today to learn and for the unique experiences that live events provide. Today, these events can be done in person and virtually, and Cardivera is here to work with you on both.
First, Cardivera can help make any of your organization’s meetings, retreats or gatherings more impactful for your team and your organization. Whether it’s an annual meeting looking for a keynote speaker or your leadership team looking for a facilitator for a strategic planning session, Cardivera’s speakers and masterful facilitators will add high-impact value to the experience, the process and the outcomes. Here are examples of some of the ways that Cardivera can bring value to your events.
- Leadership or team retreats
- Strategic planning retreats
- Annual meetings
- Team building retreats and experiences
- Team getaways
Second, Cardivera will be producing and offering its own public events and unique member experiences. Here’s a few ways that you’ll see Cardivera delivering impactful events and experiences.
- Cardivera national and regional conferences
- Innovation bus tours
- Mystery trip experiences
- Leadership development retreats
Make no mistake about it … experiences matter and there’s magic in experiences.
Author Lewis Carroll famously wrote:
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
We agree and we also know that if you don’t know where you’re starting, any plan is likely to fail in execution. That’s why we highly value assessment tools – personal, team, and organizational – and we’ve made sure that assessments will be an important part of your growth journey with Cardivera.
All members will have access to personal assessments based upon their membership level, and there will always be additional and more sophisticated assessments available for you, your team and your organization to help you uncover blindspots and help you better understand yourself and your team.
Cardivera will offer books, workbooks, software tools/apps, swag, games, and other growth-focused items. As we add items, we will put them here.