Leadership Coach & Author
Ralph Jacobson knows how to bring businesses to the next level. A nationally recognized change agent, Jacobson has helped organizations establish more effective cultures, build more powerful leadership, respond more easily to external threats, improve their financial performance, lower organization silo walls, and engage employees to more effectively. Recognized consistently as one of the top ten leadership developers in the country by Executive Excellence Magazine, Jacobson defines the rhythm of change and shows leaders how to build organizations that adapt – and even thrive – in uncertain times. Read More >
TEDTalk: What To Do When There Are No Answers
Distinguishing the Difference: Solving Problems or Balancing Paradoxes
When leaders face unrelenting challenges, they are likely to use the problem solving methods that have brought them success in the past. Yet, leadership coach Ralph Jacobson will demonstrate that the most critical professional and organization issues we face are not problems at all. Instead, they are paradoxes that must be balanced. Audiences are given powerful, practical approaches that can be used to address strategic issues, improve team effectiveness, and reduce internal organization stress. Ralph’s work will breathe life into parts of the organization that are experiencing unnecessary stress and reduced performance. Read More >
By the conclusion of this presentation, audiences will:
The learning from this session can be applied to: Read Less ^
Although knowledge doubles every two years and organizations face unrelenting and unprecedented competitive threats, most companies struggle to implement new programs, products/services, and strategic relationships. Indeed, eight out of ten new initiatives fail to achieve their objectives. Read More >
Based on Ralph Jacobson’s first book, Leading for a Change: How to Master the Five Challenges Faced by Every Leader, he demonstrates that leadership and change management can be viewed as a teachable, improvable, measurable, and institutional process that makes the achievement of strategic goals as simple and effective as possible.
By the end of the session participants understand how to:
Participants have used Ralph’s Leader’s Map™ to:
By the conclusion of this presentation, participants apply the learning to a real life situation, create and share a story about a change they wish to undertake. They leave the session with greater clarity of what they wish to accomplish and how they intend to make it happen. This session is powerful, practical, and provides an immediate return to the attendees and their sponsoring organizations. Read Less ^
If you are stressed because you have an overflowing plate of work, this presentation will be of interest. This is not a time management method - that assumes you want to do more of what you currently do. Rather, we believe you already know how to manage your time, but want to have greater influence and impact. Read More >
This presentation provides a simple approach to determine whether you are focused on those things that will make a difference to you and others. Are you doing those things which show up or those that really matter? Are you doing your job in a way brings out the best in yourself and in others? What role do you really want to play in your life - and how can you make that happen?
This presentation focuses on:
This presentation leaves people with a new way to look at life and decide what role they really want to play. Read Less ^
"Ralph’s session was great and very productive. Several very good ideas come out of the exercise. Most importantly, a team was formed to take these ideas forward. Thanks again for joining our retreat and helping us take this idea to the next level."
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