immediate impact - endless possibilities
November, 2015
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Our annual conference is just around the corner, and we're very excited about this year's line-up.  There are some very instructive cracker barrel sessions planned - check your registration confirmation email for an overview of this year's topics.  We've got a session on the power of story telling, and we'll explore leadership resiliency and ways you can develop this vital skill in yourself and within your organization. 

We'll have an update on what's coming in the mobile world from Insights Global, as well as portfolio innovations to watch for. It's a full day of learning, sharing, networking and so much more.  So if you haven't registered yet - don't delay. 

The conference is scheduled for Monday December 7th and you only have a couple weeks left to sign up.  If you have registered, we look forward to a full day of sharing.  See you at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre!

All of us should know a thing or two about how to inspire and motivate others - even non-leaders. It's an important skill that helps us not only take on leadership challenges but engage better with new people, build new relationships, and perform to the best of our potential.

The first step in motivating people is to stop treating them just as employees, managers, CEOs, etc.-we're more than the titles on our business cards!-and start treating others as humans. While that sounds simple, it isn't all that easy in every situation. 
So what are the top three characteristics of managers and leaders who motivate?  There's a great article on-line we'd like to share, and it reinforces the Insights approach to leadership development.  If supporting leaders who motivate is one of your organizations top priorities, talk to us.  Insights Discovering Leadership Effectiveness can be the start of your leadership development program, and the Insights Transformational Leadership modules are designed to work with your leaders over the course of their career. 

To read the complete article, follow this link.  
Upcoming Events              
Insights Discovery Accreditation, 
Calgary - February 8-11, 2016 (M-Th)
Vancouver - May 10-13, 2016 (M-Th)

There are now over 30 public and internal Accreditations each year across North America, which demonstrates how many organizations are choosing to bring Insights Discovery 'in house'.  In fact, we always end up with a waiting list for IDA sessions, so if you're considering attending either the IDA session in either city, don't hesitate.  Register today.  Full details and registration information is located here.

Annual December Conference
Vancouver - Monday, December 7th

Our Annual December Conference and Professional Development Day is the perfect opportunity to connect with peers and fellow Insights Practitioners.  This year, our conference will feature a full day of learning, sharing, networking and updates on Insights materials.

If you have not registered yet, details and registration links are located here. 
Keep your eyes open......and be amazed.

Once you begin thinking in terms of Insights Discovery, and the colourful language used to describe the four quadrants, you can begin to see colour everywhere. 
Whether it's a bank of colourful recycling containers showcased at the VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver, or a set of carefully arranged deck chairs on the beach in Kelowna, BC, it almost seems as if nature is embracing the concept of Insights Discovery. 
The next time you're out and about, keep your eyes open to see if you can see examples of the Insights four-colours in your neighbourhood.  
If you do, grab a snapwshot and send it along to Insights Learning and Development.  We love to see these images, and will share them with readers and workshop participants alike. 
If you've captured something similar, drop us a note and send along your picture.  We'll share it with readers in future newsletters.  
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If you have comments or suggestions for articles in upcoming newsletters, please  contact me directly. 

Dale Nelson, 
Insights Learning and Development