Mindful Leadership
with Mike Jay, Master Business Coach

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." -- Alvin Toffler

Dates: Summer, 2007 Schedule below

Mindful Leadership starts with you.

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Investment:  $297 Click here

Payment plan:  $97 down and $100/month for 2 months

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No refunds once you've received the assessment package.

Teledevelopment Program Description:

In this intimate 12 hour  program, journey with Master Business Coach Mike Jay as he guides you through "who am I as a leader."

Learn about yourself and how becoming more conscious of who you are as a leader can make a big difference in your living, loving, learning and leadership.

Your course includes a battery of 8 assessments.

Learning Style: how learners learn depicted by the KOLB Learning Cycle

4 components: concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation

Conflict Mode: how learners deal with the tensions between assertiveness/cooperativeness

5 categories: competing, accommodating, avoiding, collaborating, compromising

Behavioral Traitshow learners adjust their behavioral intensity

Big Five traits 5:  OCEAN: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism

Values/Worldviews: how learners view and value their reality

Many Forms of Identifying these [PIAV, Spiral Scan, etc.]

PIAV: Theoretical, Utilitarian, Individualistic, Traditional, Social, Aesthetic

Motivation Systems & Core Desires: how learners are driven through unconscious motives

Represented through the ends which people seek to meet

Reiss Profile of Core Desires: 16 Desires identified

Type Dynamics: how preferences affect how learners take-in info and choose

Usually associated with MBTI or Kersey, there are others.

4 Basic Functions: Sensing, Intuition, Thinking, Feeling

iWAM: metaprograms

review of 44 metaprograms designed and implemented through assessment

Changeability: how ready, willing, able and fit the learner is and how they change

Often identified through ready, willing, able and fitness surrounding change

For an overview of some example assessments and what they measure, click here

Calls are for one hour and 15 min, unless noted

Class will be recorded and made available to those who are in spiral-next and leadu-library members, all others will not have access to recordings, so please plan to join the live calls, or invest in either spiral-next array 1 www.spiral-nextware.com or leadu-library, TBA in July. www.leadu-library.com (LeadU members do NOT have an automatic membership to the library.)

Ok, that’s the best I can do now, but I know some of you need the schedule, so here it is. (with reservation above<G>)

Thursday, June 28 @ 1 pm et – Learning Style Inventory
218-486-1300 792414

Monday, July 2 @ 1 pm et –Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode
218-486-1300 792414

Monday, July 9 @ 1 pm et—Behavioral Traits
DiSC/Big Five
218-486-1300 792414

Thursday, July 19 @ 1:30 pm et—Values & WorldView
PIAV and Values Questionaire (VSQ requires additional payment by everyone not registering with the @297, TBA)
218-486-1300 792414

Monday & Thursday
July 23 & 26 @ 1:30 pm et – MBTI
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
218-486-1300 792414

Thursday, August 2, @1:30 Motivation
Reiss & McClelland
218-486-1300 792414

Monday, August 13 @ 1 pm et iWAM
Inventory for work attitude and motivation
218-486-1300 792414

Thursday, August 16 @ 1:30 pm et
218-486-1300 792414

You will enjoy an extensive journey through representational style, learning style, worldview, traits, conflict mode, desire profile, type function and your own change state indicator like you've never experienced before.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify what leadership resources you have
naturally in 8 areas listed above.

2. Identify how to leverage those resources effectively
in your life and business with yourself and others.

3. Learn how Mindful Leadership starts with you.


Each participant will get a sneak peak at our online
ecoaching framework for mindful leadership.

2 Ways to Purchase

Investment:  $297 Click here

Payment plan:  $97 down and $100/month for 2 months

No refunds once you've received the assessment package.

Pay Plan Click here

Read the whole story here:

Those with initiative, mindful, clean in action, acting with due consideration, heedful, restrained, living the Dharma: their glory grows.

Through initiative, heedfulness, restraint, & self-control, the wise would make an island no flood can submerge.

-Dhammapada, 2, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Welcome to the Mindful Leadership System

One of the things I tell our community members (http://www.b-coach.com  is that coaching by and of itself is usually not the most efficient solution. The reason for this is that people need to be able to "integrate" the coaching they are getting. While most coaching, as we know is one to one consulting (which isn't necessarily bad)...there is a lot of research (Argyris, et al) that indicates that MOST of the time, coaching, advise or counsel is just not "actionable."

Over the past 7 years I've created and tested how powerful a program Mindful Leadership becomes when it becomes the front-end for coaching leaders. You see, I believe that most people make pretty good decisions when they have good information. When people don't have very good information, then decision-making becomes a real unpredictable phenomena. My goal is to give leaders information. Usually, unless they are already mindful of how they tick personally, I NEVER start with 360s, as I see most people in training and coaching doing!

What kind of information do leaders need?

For the most part, leaders need information about themselves. From self-discovery and disclosure comes self and other acceptance which may be at the root of a lot of leadership dysfunction. I've found over a period of time, when I can help leaders get the information and data they need, learn from that information and turn that knowledge into effective decision-making, they are able to begin to utilize 360 (multi-rater) data and coaching MUCH more efficiently. Until then, the tendency is for leaders to resist or not become able to make actionable the 360 data.

As a blind man feels when he finds a pearl in a dustbin, so am I amazed by the miracles of awakening rising in my consciousness. It is the nectar of immortality that delivers us from death, the treasure that lifts us from death, the treasure that lifts us above poverty into the wealth of giving to life, the tree that gives shade to us when we roam about scorched by life, the bridge that takes us across the stormy river of life, the cool moon of compassion that calms our mind when it is agitated, the fun that dispels darkness, the butter made from the milk of kindness by churning it with the dharma. It is a feast of joy to which all are invited.

-adapted from the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva

The Mindful Leadership System is different

Now, many people will approach "mindfulness" different that this program. And frankly, mindfulness when used as a spiritual approach or when used as a touchy-feely approach, doesn't gain many followers in the business. I don't think anyone would disagree regardless of what domain you come from that mindfulness is fostered through self-awareness.

I've discovered that if we help leaders learn about how they represent reality, learn how they learn, understand their own worldview, traits, desires and preferences...and add to that how they are currently addressing change...leadership often improves dramatically with no other intervention. Why?

Self-knowledge and self-directedness is a powerful change agent.

Most of us are undifferentiated in our own understanding of what makes us tick, especially the unconscious drivers of our behavior. The Mindful Leadership System helps you and leaders learn to communicate differently. They begin to see, hear, touch, taste and feel the world differently. Their attribution of meaning shifts. We call it a change in the subject/object relationship, but leaders don't necessarily need to know that, nor would they benefit much from that abstraction.

What does work with leaders...

Is to show leaders data on how they tick. From that point on, we find engagement not only a possibility, but a probability. Once you as a leader begins to understand your own world, you begin to understand the world around you in a much different way...in some cases much more appreciatively and almost certainly with higher levels of emotional intelligence.

If you want to make an impact on leaders, this program can show you the way. Once you've participated in the program, you'll see how easy it is to present the program to leadership. I've never seen a leader who didn't want "more" after experiencing this program and participating in the workshop.

There is just something about learning when YOU are the topic!

Not only that, we'll add you to our list of mindful leader stewards and help you find clients when people ask us for mindful leadership coaches!

The training program for the Mindful Leadership System is delivered over the phone and internet for a total of 9 hours. The classes are recorded and archived for your listening at any time over your computer.

We've been training leaders and coaches for some time and we've created a system that creates data around the following package of assessments:

  • Representational Style
  • Learning Style Inventory
  • Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values
  • DiSC: Trait Based Inventory
  • Thomas-Kilman Conflict Mode
  • Reiss Profile of Motivational Sensitivity
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II
  • Change State Indicator

This system of assessments creates a portfolio approach to understand yourself and the people you coach. It leverages your time with people as well as providing them with a MAP of their pre-wiring.

Question: How does the system work?

The system is used in conjunction with either individual or group coaching and walks the participants through the data created through the assessments. This exploration can be done personally or with a team and creates bonding experiences for the people involved during the process.

This training for this system requires 9 weeks of 1 hr long sessions, excluding the assessment time for training, but can be delivered in as little as a half-day, although this is a minimum and not recommended unless follow-up coaching is designed for the group or individuals.

You can expect to emerge from this experience with significantly more in-depth knowledge of yourself, teammates, your coaches or leaders. This is critical to engaging the people you coach as well as identifying further differentiated strengths and limitations as you move into problem solving.

REMEMBER: The most efficient way to increase leverage around performance is to facilitate self-knowledge. The second most efficient way is to learn what motivates people to higher levels of motivation.

If you're interested in joining our cadre of mindful leaders, the program begins soon.

2 Ways to Purchase

Investment:  $297 Click here

Payment plan:  $97 down and $100/month for 2 months

No refunds once you've received the assessment package.

Pay Plan Click here

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after." --Henry David Thoreau



"coach training for everyone"

Mike R. Jay
1132 13th Ave
Mitchell, NE