Strengths assessments and practical application to help leaders improve interpersonal effectiveness within themselves and their teams.

• Program Summary •

Effective team communication skills training to identify the individual strengths and conflict styles of your leadership and team members. Helping leaders and their teams develop Relationship Intelligence (RQ) using the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI).

Interpersonal Skills     |     Team Dynamics Training     |     Team Building

Make meaning of the powerful communications tool, the Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), and activate its immediate practical application. 1 Day in-house seminar or 4 x 2 hour sessions online.

Building Team Communication Skills

Everyone rowing in the same direction – always staying ahead.

Effective team communication is essential to the success of any organization. Without it, people don’t speak up and don’t feel like they have a voice – leading to poor performance, poor behaviour, and higher risk of losing star performers.

Teams are made up of people with very different communication styles and building team communication skills ensures the team can effectively work together.

Whether things are going well or whether you’re under pressure and facing conflict, Plain Talk will help you to nurture an intrinsically motivated workforce.

Create collective strength, a culture of open communication and collaboration, and experience growth from conflict.

Training to Improve Team Dynamics

What makes great team dynamics? 

An environment where everyone, at every level, feels like they matter. That they are appreciated, respected for their talents, and can grow together. 

On the other hand, conflict grows when team dynamics are poor – which typically stems from differences in the motivation styles that drive each of us in work and life. 

Equipping your team with the tools and language to think about conflict and to honour each other’s strengths and styles creates understanding and appreciation. Developing ways to manage conflict – without judgement – is when opportunity is recognized.

Approximately 80% of conflict is unwarranted and caused by not understanding differences in interpersonal styles.

Leadership Team Building

Everyone has a role to play – especially the leader – to create an environment where people get along and do good work.

Leaders have more influence than they think when it comes to creating an inspiring work environment where staff feel intrinsically motivated to work at their best. 

Emotional intelligence (the key to self-awareness) is step one, but it’s communication that is essential to strong leadership – and relationships that are intentionally nurtured are what make the work environment.

This makes relationship intelligence the next-level skill to ensure your leadership team can thrive, lead effectively, and cooperate well with one another. Plain Talk encourages your leaders and teams to think outside themselves, understand what’s really going on, and deploy that information into their relationships.

Next-Level Team
Development Training

Einblau offers a team building opportunity to use the SDI tool and get the training you need to understand it and apply it.

Without the right support, interpretations of assessments can be harmful instead of helpful – a strength can be read as bad (i.e. competitive), when in fact in the right context, it’s an important and incredible asset.

This team-building workshop helps to create a team that collaborates and works well together by building understanding, mutual respect, and conflict resolution skills.

Together, your team will:

  • Take the SDI and understand the language without judgement
  • Learn to talk about strengths and weaknesses in a way that acknowledges everyone’s individual contribution
  • Honour styles and strengths to communicate in a way that everyone gets what they need
  • Learn to navigate and learn from interpersonal conflict when it arises


This is how you boldly lead your team to their greatest potential. 

Course Outcomes

Improved Interpersonal Communication Skills

Learn how your communication style impacts relationships and has the power to create or diffuse conflict.

Improved Team Collaboration

Understand and appreciate others’ communication styles for elevated teamwork, mutual respect, and conflict resolution.

Pre-Empt Conflict And Stress

Build self-awareness and understanding of others to build open and honest working relationships.

Deal with conflict in its early stages

Learn why people do what they do and what motivates their actions to create a language around conflict.

What the Experience Looks Like:

“I learned how we can better communicate with each other, especially during times of conflict and understand where we’re individually coming from.”

- Engineering Firm Participant


When teams are driven together, have fun together, get real together, and celebrate together, the result is high performance, great experiences, and strong relationships at work and beyond. Team communication is so important because open and honest communication, with the right tools and skills, will always improve and grow the relationship in the long run.

Good team communication means everyone is rowing in the same direction and there is growth from conflict. People feel seen, heard, and respected through honest, authentic relationships with others. It’s an inclusive culture of open collaboration where intrinsically motivated people create collective strength.

Team communication can be improved by learning and understanding the individual strengths and communication styles of each team member and then communicating in the style that will garner the most successful outcome.

Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center all concluded that 85 percent of job success comes from having well‐developed personal skills (soft skills), and only 15 percent of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills). The first step is self-awareness of strengths through powerful tools and assessments. Next, is applying this knowledge to understand the strengths of other members of the team. With this understanding of what motivates your teammates, you can learn the different styles of communication to use with others to garner the most successful outcomes. Once the skills are learned, they must be activated and continuously deployed through coaching and experience.

At Einblau, & Associates, we like to say, “Theory is good. Results are better”. When looking for soft skills training, you want to ensure the program goes beyond just concepts. Most people enjoy learning about soft skills, but aren’t as good at putting them into practice and applying them every day. It’s important to use assessments, like the SDI, to evaluate strengths and build relationship intelligence (RQ) skills. Assessments should be delivered and interpreted with a professional in a debrief coaching conversation – without the right support, interpretations of assessments can be harmful versus helpful. Workshops create a team building opportunity where the team learns about the communication styles of each member and how unwarranted conflict can be greatly diminished. This session builds better rapport in teams, between individuals, and, if the concepts are followed, with clients and suppliers. The skills learned and practiced through the program equip participants with a greater understanding of the influence of what they do and say each day, and how these directly impact not only their own success and satisfaction, but also, those around them.