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Sam & Marc

Co-authors of the best-seller Leadership Is Half The Story: A Fresh Look At Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration, and co-founders of FliPskills and FliP University. Marc is an engaging polymath with a PhD in neuroscience, an MBA, and Masters degrees in math and physics. He teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Waterloo and is Chief Insight Officer of FliP U. Sam is Chief Encouragement Officer of FliP U who enjoys helping people have those “aha” and “ahhh” moments. She is a leadership and followership coach, consultant, and CPA with many years of corporate and executive experience.

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About this course

This course is:

  • Pracademic – rooted in research and made practical with field-tested models and tips
  • Original – led by the authors of the highly regarded book, Leadership Is Half The Story.
  • Engaging – a delightful variety of metaphors, stories, cartoons, quizzes, assessments and games
  • Micro-learning – a full day of professional development in lessons of less than 10 minutes each
  • Social – safe, collaborative cohort learning experience for teams or cross-organizational groups

Learning Objectives:

  • Become a wise and invaluable advisor
  • Maximize your impact by applying the latest neuroscience research
  • Lead a collaborative decision-making process that engages the whole team
  • Gain commitment to decisions and speed up their implementation
  • Help your clients, team and family members make wiser decisions
  • Harness the most value and collective intelligence from your crew

Who Should Take This Course:

People who want to optimize their personal influence and effectiveness in decision making.

What People Are Saying Who Took This Course:

Many great tips for decision making during this course.

I was surprised by the number of tips for good decision making that I had not thought of before.

Appreciate the information and the easy to follow format!

This course provided a good foundation on making a balanced decision.

I will now make decisions faster that I have been.

Thanks for a light touch on a heavy and very important topic.

This course taught me a lot about looking at myself as a leader.

I loved the interactive parts.

This course provided excellent points on balancing the best of Kirk with the best of Spock.

Full Curriculum:

Module 1: First Day of Class

  • WATCH: Meet your teachers
  • WATCH: Meet your coach
  • READ & DOWNLOAD: Learning tips & journal
  • PLAY & SHARE: What pitfalls have you seen?
  • WATCH: Kirk vs. Spock
  • PLAY & SHARE: Who would you entrust with your decision making?

Module 2: Making the most of your brain & body 

  • WATCH & SHARE: Gain new perspectives
  • WATCH & SHARE: Activate your unconscious
  • WATCH & JOURNAL: Mind your body
  • WATCH: Feelings count
  • PLAY: Feelings quiz
  • WATCH: Brave your biases
  • PLAY: Mastery quiz
  • UNLOCK, WATCH & SHARE: The secret principle
  • PLAY: Secret tip quiz

Module 3: May we together become greater than the sum of both of us 

  • SHARE: Inputs to decision making
  • WATCH: It's a process not an event
  • WATCH: I am pleased to see that we have differences
  • PLAY: Are you ready to collaborate?

Module 4: Be an invaluable collaborator like Spock 

  • PLAY & READ: Stage 1 - Bring an engaged mindset
  • WATCH: Stage 2 - 'Feed in' not 'buy in'
  • PLAY & JOURNAL: Increase your influence and impact
  • WATCH: Stage 3 - Level 3 Decision Support
  • PLAY: Who shows Level 3 Decision Support?
  • DO & SHARE: Experiential Assignment
  • WATCH: Stage 3 - Be a Decision Advocate
  • PLAY: Devilishly fun quiz
  • SHARE: The decision milestone
  • WATCH & SHARE: Stage 4 - Get 'er done!

Module 5: Followership Skills Assessment 

  • ASSESS: Your followership skills for collaborative decision making

Module 6: Be a collaborative leader like Kirk 

  • SHARE: Acknowledge and appreciate contributions
  • WATCH: Stage 1- Engage everyone early
  • PLAY: Match the collaborator
  • WATCH: Stage 2 - Drive analysis
  • SHARE: Choose your decision criteria
  • WATCH & JOURNAL: Stage 3 - Create Choices
  • WATCH: The Decision milestone - Choosing wisely
  • WATCH: Stage 4 - Get 'er done
  • PLAY: Decide how you will decide

Module 7: Leadership Skills Assessment 

  • ASSESS: Your leadership skills for collaborative decision making

Module 8: Last day of class 

  • DO & SHARE: Bask in your brilliance
  • PLAY: Do not give out the results!
  • JOURNAL & SHARE: Personal reflection
  • PLAY: Final Exam: Kirk vs. Spock
  • WATCH & SHARE: Congratulations & graduation party