© 2019 The Late Majority

Change won’t wait for us: business leaders need to be proactive in up-skilling and retraining people so everyone can benefit. Here are some of the skills we offer for the modern organization.

21st CENTURY

WORK SKILLS

"The Late Majority mixes expertise with common sense in an entertaining workshop. It's engaging. You'll learn. You'll laugh. Mostly you'll walk away with a new mindset and energy to lead your business in a digital world." 

 

- Kevin Spight, Director of New Business Development, Jacobs Marketing

BE MORE
DIGITAL

Communication style does not reflect skill level, but the differences in how individuals typically communicate with others. Becoming more aware of different styles allows a teams to adapt their communication approach to be more effective when interacting with others.

 

With the rise of social, online collaboration tools, global and remote teams, the way we communicate with our team and partners has dramatically changed.

 

We've created learning experiences that are designed to address the specific needs of employees who would like to learn more about their own preferred communication style and how to interact more successfully with others who have different styles.

GENERATION FLUX

There are many presentations that tell you to be more like a Millennial or you're doomed to fail. We don't believe that.

 

Being innovative, adaptive, and digital isn't fenced in by age -Generation Flux describes people who will thrive best in a new business environment. It is a psychographic, not a demographic—you can be any age and be Generation Flux. Their characteristics are clear: an embrace of adaptability and flexibility; an openness to learning from anywhere; decisiveness tempered by the knowledge that business life today can shift radically.

 

This presentation breaks down the old rules and changes our mindset that new rules can evolve.  Instead of seeing generational differences as a threat, we can reframe them into behavior opportunities .

PERFECT FOR:

 

  • People who need to understand how a modern workforce can drive business value

  • Teams who are tired of the stale Millennials vs Gen X vs Boomer chatter

  • People who want to create a more connected and resilient team culture.

1-2 hrs | 20-100 participants

How we present ourselves, or show up, directly impacts the influence we have on others, business decisions and overall successes. We all have stories of when our good ideas were passed over or our knowledge and expertise was not met with acceptance. How do we gain credibility? How do we show up as an expert and solve problems quickly? How do we influence without authority? This course will inspire you to take action and become an expert influencer in your business.

 

You will discover how leading with authenticity and relational skills propel business objectives forward when you're not in the top role. Identify where you are spending your time and how it is impacting your influence. Learn methods of powerful question asking and solving problems on the go. Finally, you will create an action plan to strategically influence outward and upward.

PERFECT FOR:

 

  • Building individual awareness of how your approach to conversations creates impact for you, your leadership, and your results.

  • Reflecting on your personal balance of advocacy and inquiry and barriers between you and your best conversations.

  • A highly interactive workshop for individuals and businesses looking to elevate their collective results through changing the way they speak and think together.

Effective Conversations is a highly interactive workshop designed to help leaders and teams elevate their communication and collaborative efforts. 

 

Throughout the session participants will experience mental model shifts in how they engage with others, while advancing their appreciation for authentic teamwork.  Expect to have fast-paced fun and gain new insights around the three primary forms of conversation that deepen commitments to working and thinking differently. 

 

This workshop honors the brilliance of individual contribution, while exposing the gaps in our collective thinking, all in the name of optimizing our daily interactions to drive meaningful organizational results.

EFFECTIVE CONVERSATIONS

2 hr | 30-60 participants

Teams

Communication

Communication

Communication

Leadership

Innovation

Digital

Teams

All industries have seen major disruptions over the past decade and are scrambling to win in the digital space. Most of the time, we focus our efforts on enhancing digital marketing, creating new online products and services, improving our social media efforts, and upgrading IT expertise. We often see digital as a one-off initiative and fail to understand that digital belongs to everyone.

 

From our experience working with clients across various industries, it is clear that far less attention is paid to the important shift in leadership behavior that is necessary to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation. It's about behavior; not technology. If your team's mindset isn't thinking digital, your digital strategy will fall by the wayside.

Consultants or experts will tell us what we need to do, but The Late Majority will arm your team with the mindset shift of how to do it.

Business

Innovation

Digital

Teams

Leadership

You know everything that happens under your company's roof, but what about outside of your domain? What is your customer feeling, thinking, doing before, during, and after interacting with your product and service. By using tried and tested user-centered design methodologies, our workshops will help you gain empathy for the customers, find customer pain points and discover opportunities for growth. 

Being customer-centric doesn't mean trying to make your product better, it means you're obsessed with solving the customer's problems.

You may have done the consumer research, now what? We’ll walk through design exercises that will help you derive insights from ambiguous material, create new ideas and concepts and evaluate them. This is not your regular brainstorming session. Rapid ideation might seem chaotic but there is a method to the madness and you’ll be surprised with what you come up with. 

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CUSTOMER-CENTRIC

Business

Innovation

Teams

The main ingredient of any culture of risk taking and innovation is a heavy does of being bold. Risk taking is a behavior, not a process. It's this behavior that takes a company to achieve new heights and offer something that is undistinguishable from magic. Leadership can't just say they want to be a bold organization, they must model the way with their actions because leaders define culture.

The role of personal and organizational boldness cannot be underestimated. Demonstrating courage is essential for any organization to thrive. It is hard to think of successful, disruptive or breakthrough innovations without an individual, team or leader taking a strong personal risk. Particularly in risk-averse organizations or environments, this is critical.

 

In order to compete with the businesses of tomorrow, organizations need to change the way they take smart risks, create a culture of learning, and recognize the way to get ahead is to lead the way.

Leadership

Business

Teams

BE MORE
BOLD
BE MORE
COLLABORATIVE
BE MORE
INFLUENTIAL
BE MORE
DIGITAL

Business

Innovation

Digital

Teams

Leadership

All industries have seen major disruptions over the past decade and are scrambling to win in the digital space. Most of the time, we focus our efforts on enhancing digital marketing, creating new online products and services, improving our social media efforts, and upgrading IT expertise. We often see digital as a one-off initiative and fail to understand that digital belongs to everyone.

 

From our experience working with clients across various industries, it is clear that far less attention is paid to the important shift in leadership behavior that is necessary to foster a culture of innovation and experimentation. It's about behavior; not technology. If your team's mindset isn't thinking digital, your digital strategy will fall by the wayside.

Consultants or experts will tell us what we need to do, but The Late Majority will arm your team with the mindset shift of how to do it.

BE MORE
CUSTOMER-CENTRIC

Business

Innovation

Teams

You know everything that happens under your company's roof, but what about outside of your domain? What is your customer feeling, thinking, doing before, during, and after interacting with your product and service. By using tried and tested user-centered design methodologies, our workshops will help you gain empathy for the customers, find customer pain points and discover opportunities for growth. 

Being customer-centric doesn't mean trying to make your product better, it means you're obsessed with solving the customer's problems.

You may have done the consumer research, now what? We’ll walk through design exercises that will help you derive insights from ambiguous material, create new ideas and concepts and evaluate them. This is not your regular brainstorming session. Rapid ideation might seem chaotic but there is a method to the madness and you’ll be surprised with what you come up with.

The main ingredient of any culture of risk taking and innovation is a heavy does of being bold. Risk taking is a behavior, not a process. It's this behavior that takes a company to achieve new heights and offer something that is undistinguishable from magic. Leadership can't just say they want to be a bold organization, they must model the way with their actions because leaders define culture.

The role of personal and organizational boldness cannot be underestimated. Demonstrating courage is essential for any organization to thrive. It is hard to think of successful, disruptive or breakthrough innovations without an individual, team or leader taking a strong personal risk. Particularly in risk-averse organizations or environments, this is critical.

 

In order to compete with the businesses of tomorrow, organizations need to change the way they take smart risks, create a culture of learning, and recognize the way to get ahead is to lead the way.

Leadership

Business

Teams

BE MORE
BOLD
BE MORE
COLLABORATIVE

Teams

Communication

Communication style does not reflect skill level, but the differences in how individuals typically communicate with others. Becoming more aware of different styles allows a teams to adapt their communication approach to be more effective when interacting with others.

 

With the rise of social, online collaboration tools, global and remote teams, the way we communicate with our team and partners has dramatically changed.

 

We've created learning experiences that are designed to address the specific needs of employees who would like to learn more about their own preferred communication style and how to interact more successfully with others who have different styles.

BE MORE
INFLUENTIAL

Teams

Communication

How we present ourselves, or show up, directly impacts the influence we have on others, business decisions and overall successes. We all have stories of when our good ideas were passed over or our knowledge and expertise was not met with acceptance. How do we gain credibility? How do we show up as an expert and solve problems quickly? How do we influence without authority? This course will inspire you to take action and become an expert influencer in your business.

 

You will discover how leading with authenticity and relational skills propel business objectives forward when you're not in the top role. Identify where you are spending your time and how it is impacting your influence. Learn methods of powerful question asking and solving problems on the go. Finally, you will create an action plan to strategically influence outward and upward.

BE MORE
ADAPTIVE

Leadership

Business

Teams

Being adaptive isn't fenced in by age as the articles and speakers of Millennials would lead you to believe - We like Fast Company's term "Generation Flux" better. It describes people who will thrive best in a new business environment. It is a psychographic, not a demographic—you can be any age and be Generation Flux. Their characteristics are clear: an embrace of adaptability and flexibility; an openness to learning from anywhere; decisiveness tempered by the knowledge that business life today can shift radically.

Look at the companies who have failed recently - Kodak, Blockbuster, Sears, or newspapers. They didn't fail because they were too small or people stop certain actions, but rather, they failed to shift their beliefs and adapt to change.

Our workshops break down the old rules and changes our mindset that new rules can evolve.  Instead of seeing differences as a threat, we can reframe them into opportunities .

BE MORE
INNOVATIVE

Business

Innovation

Digital

Teams

Leadership

You can't do today's job with yesterday's methods and be in business tomorrow.  We have seen many companies big and small topple over the past decade. What did they have in common? They all failed to connect with the modern consumer, realize the power of digital transformation, and relied too heavily on their past successes. Is innovation a corporate buzz word? You bet - but we can all still learn ways to infuse this type of thinking into our daily work.

We offer intense full-day workshops for business leaders who need to change the way they lead and explore ways to provide better value for their customers and clients in a digital world. We may have a good strategy in place, but if our teams' skills and behaviors don't support this strategy, you will fall short of your goals.  

 

Modern Business Leadership is our most popular program for leaders of an organization that need to create a sense of urgency to change and fuel innovation.

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INSPIRED

Leadership

Teams

Who is the most inspiring leader that you have worked for? What made that person inspiring? Was it the way she spoke? Was it the way he made you feel important?

Effective leaders inspire movements that exist only when people choose to move in the same direction. Without a leader, movements fragment and get nowhere. The leader's job is to inspire people to work together in the service of something greater than themselves.

Unfortunately, there are a great many bosses out there leading companies, and not enough leaders. The title of “boss” only signifies power over others. To be called a leader, your must inspire your team through your actions and words to believe in a common vision. The mark of a true leader is the ability to encourage the employee commitment and engagement that is the foundation for continued success. To start leading and stop bossing, emulating the habits of inspiring leaders.

BE MORE
TREND FORWARD

Innovation

Business

Consumer trends are interconnected now more than ever and brands are continuing to master these demands in their own way.  The power of understanding these trends help us to anticipate what will be meaningful and relevant to our customers, identify opportunities for growth and innovation, and minimize risk to business.

 

Our courses give an overview of macrotrends impacting multiple industries, teaches you how to stay ahead of these trends without a research background, and measures how your business is stacked up against the future.

 

You'll leave our sessions with ideas on how to expand your category reach and ways to align your business with shifting consumer demands. It's perfect for curious people who want to know more about the new and emerging trends that are shaping the future.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

Create your future with us

 
HOW WE WORK WITH YOU.
FAST.
Research
Design & Build
Deliver

We take learning seriously. Our diverse backgrounds instill a deep knowledge of the major business drivers and trends within your industry. Our strong connections put us on the forefront of key trends in all of the key areas of business growth, including but not limited to: digital media, ecommerce, retail, business transformation, and leadership. We continuously diagnose individuals’, teams’, and organization’s needs to accelerate learning.

Our team works closely with clients to develop an amazing educational experience – whether it’s during planning or in the classroom. We create learning formats to inspire and excite, including advising, e-learning, speaker series, workshops, and other immersive learning experiences. At our core, we excel at teaching best practices in building a comprehensive curriculum that you can use for teams across all levels and functions.

Once our trainings, workshops, or programs are designed, we make sure that it’s delivered to your team as smoothly as it was designed and built. Sometimes we’ll lead the learning and other times, we’ll empower leaders to facilitate the activities. We don’t just hand over the product and walk away. We’re there to help integrate it into core learning programs and offer support when needed. We’ll do what’s best for your business.

HOW WE FILL IN THE GAPS.
EASILY.

You have great subject matter experts at your company, but their talent isn't training. We connect you with experts who are engaging and design a great learning experience.

Your in-house training team is tapped for time, resources, or specialized knowledge. We bring you the outside perspective you need and create new programs in tandem with your team.

You've had to cut back training headcount. Instead of using resources on new hire salaries and benefits, we quickly grow your capability without expanding headcount.

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