Tom Esch is keynote speaker at Ijona Skills and has been involved in courageous conversations since 1969 when a whiffle ball game ended badly. Since then he has become a specialist in challenging situations and has inspired more than 20,000 people around the world with his messages. Tom has two master's degrees, one from the University of Notre Dame in S. Bend, Indiana and the other in Conflict Resolution from the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon and the other. He currently is President of Esch Consulting, LLC, a business that helps people prevent and manage conflict.
The nature of the rules governing how men can relate to women are changing. What can you now safely say at work? What can you safely do? What should you not say or do? What is constitutes harassment?
Can you ever say to a co-worker or client, "That dress looks nice on you." or "You look good, like you've lost some weight"?
We still need to relate between the sexes to optimize business results. Come learn what the new rules are and how to skillfully navigate them
Why should you attend?
You should attend this because the social world has changed markedly since October 2017. Many courageous women have spoken up about the bad behavior of some men. Some men feel outed and vulnerable. And those who have done unethical things to women should feel uneasy and need to shape up immediately. But lots of men, even those who have not sexually abused or harassed a woman, feel cautious, unsure or even nervous now.
Communication and therefore business has a new intergender awkwardness that has a cost. There are things to know about reducing this awkwardness and improving professional relationships between women and men.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Verbal rules
- Non-verbal rules
- Men policing themselves
- Men inviting other men to behave better, including comments, catcalls and ogling.
- Women speaking up before things escalate
- Vital points to know when meeting in mixed gender groups to address these kinds of issues.
Who can Benefit:
Director, manager, C-level, who are in Health, Finance, Construction, Manufacturing, Auditors, Business analysts, IT and Municipal