Leadership Skills

“You can be the smartest person in the room, but it doesn’t matter unless you can convey the right information, in the right way, in the right amount of time.”
Grant Harris Briefing the President
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How to Brief the President (or Any Senior Leader)TM

Featured: An interactive workshop to learn how to brief senior leaders
Briefing a senior leader is an art. It requires compressing the right information into a short amount of time. This workshop is not about presentations or PowerPoint. It is about the two minutes before your CEO places an important phone call, the thirty-second elevator ride before your Executive Director walks into an event, or the precious few minutes before your boss or client needs to make a clutch decision.

White House staffers give briefings every day under the most stressful of circumstances. This workshop is a chance to learn from a White House insider whose tips from briefing the President in the Oval Office can help participants of any background and at any level in the private or public sector. This seminar can develop leadership skills among your team and help them be more effective in briefing under pressure and decoding the interpersonal dynamics that will make or break their interactions with senior managers, officials, or clients.

The workshop is led by our CEO, Grant Harris, who twice served in the White House and also has years of experience briefing senior corporate, non-profit, and government leaders.

This interactive seminar is tailored to fit your audience and specific goals and works well in any corporate, nonprofit, university, or policy setting. Contact us to find out how.

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Diplomacy for Business LeadersTM

Have an important trip on the books? Heading to a new market? Or do you want to be more comfortable and effective advocating for your deals or programs? We can help by working with you one-on-one or with small leadership teams. This is not about etiquette or cultural practices. It is about understanding where senior foreign officials are coming from, the processes and pressures that they face, and how knowing this can make you more strategic and persuasive in advancing your objectives.

The Politics of Getting to ScaleTM

Having a phenomenal business idea or program is not enough. Political risk can be life or death for any organization, and all the more so for those that need government action (or inaction), regulation, or funding to allow them to reach scale. Our seminars and workshops are for social enterprises and organizations looking to get things done. This is not about government relations. It is about being strategic about how policies and politics affect scalability, understanding key players and what motivates them, and being more effective in getting what you need to succeed while avoiding risks that can smother your idea.