"I have worked with Art in at least four executive-level team building/planning meetings that he designed and led. In each meeting, Art demonstrated great skill as a facilitator. He enabled each of these groups to confront difficult issues and leave with action plans for dealing with business and relationship issues that seemed insurmountable until that point in time. As an executive coach, Art possesses the capacity to listen really well, which leads to his deep understanding of the problems and issues in the way. He also has the experience and innate ability to help you assess complex situations and create strategies for moving forward. Art has a unique ability to challenge your thinking in ways that help you see yourself and what you are working on in a new, very helpful light. Art brings a certain wisdom to his work:  that ability to marry experience, intellect, and intuition in ways that are enlightening and quite helpful."

Glen Lachober
President and CEO
Concorde Career Colleges

 

 

 

 

ARTICLES WRITTEN BY ART HAINES | TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONALS

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THE ANATOMY OF A REQUEST
The ability to negotiate good requests and commitments stands at the core of leadership and management. Nonetheless, many leaders are frustrated by the feeling that they make requests, and nothing happens. Anatomy of a Request gives you a straightforward approach to negotiating requests that lead to accountability, action, and most importantly, results.

AGENDA MANAGEMENT
Great meetings require great agendas. Unfortunately, all too often valuable time is wasted because agendas are either not prepared or thrown together in a haphazard manner. Agenda Management describes the basic process of agenda creation and defines the four types of agenda topics in an effectively designed meeting.

CHAIRMAN'S TOOLKIT
Poorly run meetings are one of the biggest time wasters in most organizations. Often this problem starts with a meeting chair that lacks the awareness of his/her responsibilities. Chairman’s Toolkit concisely summarizes the role of the chairman in managing a meeting in such a way that participation and effective outcomes are assured.

HARD CONVERSATIONS
Too often leaders and managers put off or avoid altogether the hard conversations needed to address performance problems, resolve miscommunications, and mange conflict. Hard Conversations provides an essential set of skills to be effective at these most difficult management conversations.

PLANNING RETREATS THAT ADD VALUE
Too often organizations, especially professional practices, do not have annual meetings to address future directions and immediate priorities. A history of frustrating planning retreats that go no where frequently obscures the value of these meetings. Planning Retreats That Add Value provides five rules for making your next planning retreat a launching pad for focused action and improved results.

THREE APPROACHES TO STRATEGIC PLANNING
One size does not fit all when it comes to a strategic-planning process. A well designed strategic planning process can lead to strategies that support right action and results. Three Approaches to Strategic Planning provides you with an overview of the traditional approach to strategic planning and two alternatives that are very effective.

TEN WAYS TO ACCOUNTABILITY
“No one is accountable on this team...!” This is one of the most common complaints we hear from leaders and managers. Ten Ways to Accountability gives you a framework for creating and maintaining a culture of accountability on your team and in your organization.