Becoming a Three “R” – Responsible, Resilient & Risk-Taking – Leader:
Turning on Your “Passion Power” and Inspiring TLCs – Trust, Laughter & Creative Collaboration

In these economically and psychologically challenging times, today’s leader must know how to step up – to genuinely connect and inspire.  Discover your “Passion Power” and “TLC Leadership – Inspiring Trust, Laughter and Creative Collaboration” even during challenging times.  Learn and apply energizing tools and techniques for building individual resiliency, team camaraderie and achieving high performance motivation and morale in the face of uncertainty.  Effectively give and receive feedback, ask courageous questions and disarm power struggles while building trust.  Transform group frustration and conflict into Leadership TLC and self-effacing humor.  Discover the Three “R” model and method for reducing stress, engaging in responsible and resilient risk-taking, while expanding your “passion power” energy, motivating others and creating team synergy.

Core target audience is all levels of supervisors and management.   Leadership workshops have been successfully led with a variety of government and corporate entities, including the US Military and Engineering Systems and Products (ESP).  The Three “R” Leadership model was successfully introduced recently at a day-long program for Chesterfield County 2011 Supervisory Leadership Conference.

Knowledge Objectives

§  Discover Four Stages of Burnout and keys to breaking the “erosive spiral”

§  Learn the Five “C”s of Power Struggles and the Six “F”s for Managing Loss and Change

§  Discover “Four Steps of Creative Risk-Taking” and traits of risk-takers

§  Gain leadership benefits of “embracing embarrassment”

§  Learn the Passion Power Leadership Model:  Interaction of Mind, Mood & Modus

§  Use exercises to gain tools and techniques for diverse group creative problem solving

Skill Objectives

§  Learn psychological-interpersonal skills for dealing with loss and change

§  Defuse power struggles while building trust by asking empathic-courageous questions

§  Use survey and group consultation to identify risk-taking strengths and vulnerabilities

§  Confront the Intimate FOE:  Transform “Fear of Exposure” into “Fun of Embarrassment”

§  Use “Passion Power Model” to strengthen collaboratively leadership opportunities

§  Learn to use healing (especially, self-effacing) humor to defuse tension and harmonize conflict

Federal Asian Pacific American Council – Southwest Chapter:
One-day Leadership Seminar, CSS TSC Auditorium, Naval Station, San Diego
Sep 12, 2009

Mark Gorkin, MSW, LICSW, "The Stress Doc" ™

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is an acclaimed keynote speaker and "Motivational Humorist" known for his interactive, inspiring and FUN programs for both government agencies and major corporations. An Adjunct Professor at No. VA (NOVA) Community College, the Doc is leading Stress, Team Building and Humor programs for the 1st Cavalry and 4th Infantry Divisions, Ft. Hood, Texas. Mark is the author of Practice Safe Stress and of The Four Faces of Anger. See his award-winning, USA Today Online "HotSite" --

A Leader's Greatest Gift - TLCs: Inspiring Trust, Laughter and Creative Collaboration
(especially in times of Crisis)

In our uncertain and "do more with less" climate, a leader must genuinely connect and inspire. With his dynamic presentation and FUN-filled interactive exercises, popular FAPAC speaker and acclaimed "Motivational Humorist," the Stress Doc ™, will provide tools and techniques for delivering "TLCs" and "Motivational CPR" - being "Creative, Passionate and Risk-Taking." Energize your troops and achieve high performance while generating team camaraderie and emotional support.

Participants will:
1. Learn creative cognitive processing and camaraderie building strategies.
2. Apply imaginative intervention techniques during times of conflict, change and crisis.
3. Disarm self-defeating power struggles while building trust.
4. Transform the “Intimate FOE”: Fear of Exposure into the Fun of Embarrassment
5. Engage Team Discussion-Drawing-Diversity (3-D) Exercise to identify and design barriers to becoming a TLCs Leader.