Four Roads to Nirvana, In Search of Enlightened Management

Jan 17 2012 (6:00 PM - 8:30 PM)


Four Roads to Nirvana, in Search of Enlightened Management, presents four, very different advanced-management techniques to optimize managerial performance to achieve individual and organizational goals. These four techniques include Ken Blanchard’s situational leadership model; intuitive, perceptive introspection; Gary Chapman’s language-based, connective influence model; and applied Native American concepts in management.

The situational leadership technique identifies and matches employee development levels to manager leadership styles. Four situational leadership matches demonstrate the process. Perceptive introspection presents four levels of managing and how each one influences our job behavior and reactions to that behavior. Tips on acknowledging these levels and using them in practice are discussed. Connective influence introduces five basic connective languages and those we respond to best. Identification of the key connective language for each employee, co-worker, and manager are discussed, as well as how to optimally manage with this knowledge. Finally, four levels of Native American wisdom are presented. Knowing how to identify and handle these levels will help us become better managers and avoid the dire mistakes of others who have come before us.

The intent of “Four Roads to Nirvana” is to arm managers with a wide variety of advanced-management tools and techniques and the understanding of how to use them. This knowledge and its employment produce more effective management, greater confidence, deeper wisdom, and dramatic results.

About our Speakers:: Mike Sanders
Mike is an IT Manager at Southern California Edison (SCE). In his position at SCE, Mike also manages the Project Manager Training Program in partnership with University of California Irvine (UCI). This one-year classroom program provides SCE employees with a certificate in Project Management. Mike has also served as President of the Inland Empire Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (the world-wide technical writer’s association), President of the Project Management Institute (PMI) California Inland Empire Chapter, and as Director of the Unity Church of Brea.

With over 25 years of experience in management. Mike has also taught and trained at the university, college, and industry levels and is a regular public speaker. He has presented on the topics of advanced multitasking, business writing, and management at the PMI Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Los Padres Chapters, the IIBA Orange County Chapter, at San Diego’s Naval Weapons Center, the SCQAA Orange County and Inland Empire Chapters, the Southern Technology Conference (SoTeC), at PMI conferences at San Diego and Orange County, regularly through the University of California at Irvine Project Management Certification Program, the IEEE Orange County Chapter, the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Irwindale and Temecula Chapters, at the APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter, at ESRI in Redlands, at Southern California Edison (SCE), and at numerous corporations and government agencies throughout Southern California.

Mike has a BA in Organizational Management and has earned certificates in Small Business Administration, Satellite Technology, DOD and Commercial Proposal Writing, and Writing Instruction. He is also a PMP and currently completing a Master’s degree in Organizational Management with a focus in Leadership.


Meeting presentation file(s):
Four Roads to Nirvana BW 011912 – Part 1

Four Roads to Nirvana BW 011912 – Part 2