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Leadership is the single most important skill you can develop to improve the functioning of your virtual or co-located team and build superior relationships. By ignoring the development of your leadership skills, you are jeopardizing the success of your team.

Workplace Power programs developed by CEO, Karla Brandau, can help you as a leader and manager develop the skills to build teams that know how to collaborate, communicate, and meet deadlines and have sustainable relationships.

The programs help you become a charismatic leader who knows how to move your virtual or co-located team members from minimal effort to amazing contributions and storming and norming teams into high performance machines.

Is your “office” spread out across the country – or around the globe? That can make it extra-challenging for managers.

We feel your pain, and understand the difficulties you are facing. Workplace Power programs help virtual team leaders understand the nuances of interpersonal relationships, personal responsibility and success principles. If you manage a virtual team, your success at building superior relationships is heightened.

Our programs and executive coaching sessions help you remove blocks to productivity whether those blocks come from the lack of communication and collaboration skills or personal discipline, focus and time management abilities.

We’d love to talk with you about what’s going on and how we might be able to help. Call us – 770-923-0883 – or send an email, and we’ll get back to you right away!

Build Superior Relationships: News for Virtual Teams

WPI offers special training for leaders of virtual teams and with this feed, will keep you up-to-date on what is happening in the virtual team world.

This article in the Huffington Post, Understanding the Proliferation of Virtual Teams in the Global Economy, discusses the need for experienced leaders. I hope you enjoy the article and I look forward to discussing your virtual team leader needs with you.

In this post, Balancing Act, Greg Katz of the Deseret News talks about the challenges of working from home and managing workers who work from home.

The latest on virtual teams from FORBES, Meghan M. Biro writes that you must know yourself to know if you are a good candidate for working on a virtual team. Read her article Telecommuting is the Future of Work.

 Superior Relationships and the Charismatic Leader

To any worker, you as their immediate manager or supervisor, are the entire company to them. Workplace Power programs and executive coaching will help you become a charismatic and confident manager that employees WANT to follow, not HAVE to follow.

Using our principles, you will be become a charismatic virtual team leader with the capacity to inspire and build productive bonds between yourself and your team members.

Do you know how to:

  • Build morale?
  • Organize virtual meetings?
  • Reduce conflict?
  • Keep project focus?

Let us help you build the managerial talents listed above. The training includes the highly popular skills of storytelling and facilitation techniques for managers.

CORPORATE PROGRAMS: The Workplace Power program, Superior Relationships: The Charismatic Leaderbuilds these skills as well as skills in dialog, listening, and asking questions. Instruction also includes creativity training and tips and techniques for understanding and working with difficult personalities. This four- to five-day course is customized for your company.

Leadership Keynote: Six Steps to Confidence and Charisma

Leadership Keynote: Diamond Elements and Dynamic Leadership

Blog Posts to Build Leadership Skills

The 2 x 2 Focus Grid

Eliminate Emotional Baggage

Workplace Productivity

Every virtual team member can improve their productivity. Workplace Power time management programs for virtual teams are filled with tips, tricks and solid techniques to get more done in less time.

Learn more about how our productivity course offerings and time management tips and techniques can help your virtual team be more productive, even in tough times.  Click on the links below to view individual programs. Each virtual team member who internalizes the principles taught in these programs will have more day at the end of their day to do what they want to do.

The Time For Results™ programs include email instruction and Microsoft Outlook tips and techniques. With these dynamic programs you’ll have More Day at the End of Your Day. 

Private Coaching Available. Do you need targeted, specific time management strategies to handle your management workload? Then call 770-923-0883 and ask about our private executive coaching sessions.

iExpect Success – No-Excuse Personal Development

Daily living is not immune to conflict, misunderstandings, and self-doubt. You need constant reminders to keep your eye on the goal and infuse positive messages into your psychic on a daily basis.

These iExpect Success programs help you do just that.


“I just wanted to express my appreciation for the successful work that you recently completed with one of my employees. The individual has undergone a marked and noticeable change. She is becoming a better, more confident and enthusiastic supervisor. The project was money well spent!” ~Tom Bland, IS Manager, Cobb EMC

Personal competence and individual excellence is an important component of organizational success. The iExpect Success professional development programs are designed to build confident and emotionally intelligent employees. They provide the building blocks for emotionally stable employees and a platform for your personal excellence.

Personal excellence and emotional stability are important to help you and your team members navigate interpersonal relationships on a daily basis and build productive, healthy teams.

Programs are based on Karla’s Book: Wake Up The Winner Inside

February is International Expect Success Month!

Expect Success MonthSponsor a Expect Success Event at your company or government agency and be pleased with the increase of morale, positive attitudes and productivity. For more information, click here or call 770-923-0883. It pays to plan ahead – start NOW for next February!

Virtual and Co-located Team Building Programs

Virtual team programs resized smallerAs a progressive manager, you will want your team members to go through the WPI programs listed below that teach collaboration and trust skills. The programs can be customized to your special requests and can give your team members the mental and emotional support they need to function at high levels of productivity.

Click here for mega-activities perfect for a virtual team building retreat. 

New Article: Rise Above the Competition

New Article: Creativity — the Key to Company Growth 

“Great class…very effective. I had 20 general managers to go through the program and they certainly improved. I’ve attended several classes that didn’t have a whole lot to gain. But I gained a lot from yours.” Danny Hill, Area Supervisor Somerset Association Management An Assiocia Member Company

Design Your Own Training Program

Karla is adept at listening to your needs and/or the training requested by your employee surveys and crafting a program that fits those specific requests. Like fitting the pieces of a puzzle together, she customizes learning activities and workbooks to reach your desired goals.


“The managers were thoroughly impressed and gave you rave reviews as an instructor. In addition, they recommended that all of our employees go through the Human Behavior Depuzzler portion of the class.” Margo Barry, Director – HR Panasonic Wireless

Ready to start your organization on the path to excellence?

Contact us today and we’ll call you to discuss the specific benefits of Workplace Power Institute’s onsite and virtual training programs for your organization.

Call WPI at 770-923-0883 for immediate information.

If it is more convenient for you, complete the short form below. A representative will then call you directly within 24 hours to answer any questions you may have… and discuss the opportunities for on-site consultation and customization of the training programs to suit your specific needs.

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