In uncertain times there has to be proven, evidence based research on the art and science of leading others very effectively. Based on the work of renowned relationship experts Dr John & Julie Gottman, Innersummit Ltd has adapted the principles of the Sound House Relationship Theory and developed an inspiring two day event that will challenge the foundations of your understanding of leadership.
By the end of this training event you will be able to:
- Build Maps. The foundation of the house, The Maps, is a road map of colleague’s inner psychological world. The fundamental process is asking open-ended questions. It involves people knowing one another and periodically updating this knowledge.
- Express Praise & Admiration. The second story of the house is The Praise & Admiration System, which is the antidote for contempt. The fundamental process is changing a habit of mind from scanning the environment for people’s mistakes and then correcting them to scanning the environment for what your organisation is doing right and building a culture of appreciation, praise, admiration, and respect.
- Turn Towards. Bids for Emotional Connection. The third story is Turning Toward versus Turning Away in everyday moments, or what is called building the “Emotional Bank Account.”
- The Positive Perspective. These three stories build the fourth story, which is called the Positive Sentiment Override (PSO). This determines a lot of things, including the presence of positive affect in problem solving discussions, and the success of repair attempts during conflict resolution.
- Manage Conflict. The next story of the house consists of two parts of conflict regulation.
- Executing Vision. What is the basis of a continued positive emotional connection even during conflict? This level of the Sound Relationship House is also about helping colleague’s realise important priorities that they have in executing the organisation vision.
- Create Shared Meaning. Finally, we have “the attic” of the house, where people either intentionally create, or do not create, a sense of shared meaning in the organisation.
- Are there conflicts that can’t be resolved?
- How do you solve your solvable problems?
- What is the ‘magic’ ratio of positive to negative words spoken in a high performing organisation?
Benefits of Learning
The workshop will be interactive – we learn better by doing – and fun. The delegates will experience their own sense of relationships and the quality of connection that they have with colleagues.