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Neil Ihde is a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ®, where he motivates groups and individuals to work, play, relate and live intelligently. He has worked with numerous managers, directors, corporate leaders, and teams to improve their personal and professional effectiveness.
Neil's list of Fortune 500 companies he has worked with includes Wal-Mart, Merrill Lynch, Pearson, and Gannett among others. Neil has also consulted internationally with clients from a dozen countries. He is the co-author of the book "When Would Now Be A Good Time?" and was recently a personality consultant to Woman's World magazine.
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Neil's academic background includes a B.A. in Psychology, a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Counseling.

Experience and Distinctions

- Professional speaker for over a decade
- Member of National Speaker's Association
- Master Practitioner Consultant of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

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Expert Academy on LiL
16 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Mon Feb 23 2015 at 09:00 am EDT
Last Log-in:
Sat Nov 12 2016 at 11:48 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Tuesday Oct 25, 2011
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Neil Ihde
Career Development > Leadership
Recorded: Feb 23, 2015 at 09:00 am EDT
Emotionally intelligent teams get results. They exhibit self-confidence, they communicate, and they require far less hands-on management. Time is not wasted on politics and personal agendas. Team members are focused on the goals of the organization and how best to achieve it. So, that means there is no conflict? Wrong. Disagreements are commonplace, and are even encouraged, but what is absent is hurt feelings, grudges, and vendettas. Do you have an emotionally intelligent team? Come find out what it takes to have an emotionally intelligent team.
Neil Ihde
Career Development > Management
Recorded: Dec 08, 2014 at 09:00 am EDT
Project management is a methodology that helps teams and organizations define, plan, organize, and ultimately complete projects in an efficient, systematic manner. It is an invaluable process that defines a project, identifies key stakeholders, differentiates the constraint drive (time, budget, or quality), and pinpointing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to complete the project. Organizations use project management to effectively allocate and manage team resources. This presentation will give an overview of the main principles of project management and how to implement them in your organization today.
The work of a leader is different. The skill set that made you a great individual contributor isn't enough. It's not about what you can individually accomplish, but what you can accomplish through others. And that's where the complexity begins. Success as a leader is directly related to your emotional intelligence - your self-awareness, your ability to regulate your emotions, your ability to empathize and connect with your employees. Intelligence doesn't guarantee your success as a leader, but emotional intelligence will.
Neil Ihde
Career Development > Management
Recorded: Dec 10, 2013 at 08:00 am EDT
Organizations like organisms grow through change, however, change (new skills, new surroundings, new processes, etc.) can bring about a feeling of taking a step backward, and many times an organization will lose efficiencies for a season, but once the new skills, new surroundings, new processes are mastered, efficiencies are not only regained, but they surpass the old way of doing things. Organizations experience change in various stages. Administration, management and employees are all at different stages when the changes start rolling out. Employees need answers to five questions to survive and thrive in an ever-changing culture.
Have you ever been guilty of complaining? Of course! Me too. But what I've found is that great organizations don't tolerate complaining unless it is productive...unless there is a commitment to critically examine our complaints, look for solutions, find the facts, and exhibit the courage to question assumptions and have tough conversations. And as I examined successful organizations, it was amazing to see how the presence of a couple characteristics made it that much easier to engage in the others. This topic invites you to examine where your organization is at and offers opportunities for employees to have productive conversations on how they can contribute to a successful culture.
It is a fact that if you combine people, a common environment, and enough time there will be conflict. It is not a possibility, but an inevitability. We must then learn to plan, prepare, and manage this conflict in a healthy manner. We can start this process by understanding and extolling the benefits of having and mining for conflict.
Leadership is challenging. It is an art, not a science. Leadership involves a dynamic relationship between your workforce, product, and customers. Mistakes as a leader will be compounded because of the scope of your role. Mistakes will happen, but most are avoidable, especially if you know about the common pitfalls. We�ll examine common mistakes involving communication, motivation, connection with your employees and even an overestimation of the importance of your role.
5 Essentials of Effective Leaders There are many titles that place you in a leadership position – supervisor, manager, director, vice president, ceo – but it doesn’t mean that you are a legitimate leader. People may follow you because you are in a position of authority and it is in their best interest to comply, but deep down they may not respect you. Don’t kid yourself - there is a big difference between a group who goes through the motions and those who invest their emotions, effort, and talent because they believe in their leader. Join us as we explore the essential characteristics that make up effective leaders. Participants will... Identify effective leaders in your circle Discover what critical competency only 20% of us possess Investigate what marshmallows can tell us about your personal and professional success Identify two three-word phrases that have transformative power Acknowledge that without __________, you won’t last long as a leader Investigate why there are so many eyeballs on you in your role
Here's your chance to explore the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the most utilized personality instrument in the world. You will leave this session with a better understanding of yourself and a better understanding of how to relate and communicate with those around you. We will explore the background and theory of the MBTI. We will look in depth at the four dichotomies that make up your MBTI type (Extraversion-Introversion, Sensing-Intuition, Thinking-Feeling, Judging-Perceiving). And we will help you understand your natural gifts and preferences. Don't miss this dynamic, interactive, and enriching session!
This is a private class for the Westfield School District.
Over ten years ago, my wife and I were heading out West for a ski trip. The trip was 18 hours and during a particularly dull stretch of interstate, we decided to pass the time by listing the 25 most influential people in our lives. The miles flew by as we talked and grew animated with the stories and life lessons we had gained from some of our favorite people. But we began to go beyond the stories and surface attributes to examine what qualities each of these people possessed. • Why were they so impactful not only on our lives, but in the countless lives of others? • How did they gain so much influence? • What about them was worthy of respect? • What made them so successful in their personal and professional lives? And as we talked over and examined our friends and mentors, we found common themes and characteristics that each of them shared - simple rules, guidelines, and principles that guided them in their lives. But I didn’t stop there. I kept examining, tweaking, and applying my theory to other successful people I encountered over the years and I found that the principles held true. What was intriguing is that I these characteristics were deep and not easily articulated. You wouldn’t guess that these were the ingredients to success upon first glance, but time after time after time they proved to be true. I didn’t know it at the time, but that conversation became the genesis of one of my most-requested topics. 4 Secrets So, what are the secrets to their success? Like most good things in life, the answers are not complicated, but also not easily achieved. How many of the secrets do you possess? Do you have the discipline and desire it takes to attain and apply the secrets? Join us as we answer those questions and more as we reveal 4 Secrets to Becoming a S.T.A.R. – How to Attain Success in Your Personal and Professional Life!