Putting Wisdom into Practice

In our information-heavy world, leaders can easily end up with heads full of knowledge, yet still lack the needed wisdom to lead an organization to its potential.   Unlike knowledge alone, wisdom is the ability to discern the available information — and use it well, especially when it comes to other people.

For over forty years, Syntax for Change has been on the forefront of how human beings can produce great results together.  We are known for our distillation of the best research and designs for effective behavioral strategies. Because we understand human nature and its propensity towards self-reinforcing patterns that produce either success or chronic breakdowns, Syntax for Change is often called upon to assist organizations in their training of great leaders and team players.

Whether you are a leader, coach, or consultant, you can augment the capacity of your team to take intelligent and effective action, even amidst turbulent change and complexity.  Our easily applied yet transformational programs are guaranteed to provide clarity and confidence for addressing any circumstance that management or employees face. Syntax enables them to communicate with greater skill, negotiate for  clear results, and manage time.

Whatever your role in leading improved performance, retention, and morale, Syntax For Change can enable you to master change – and not be thrown by it.

Founder and CEO of Syntax For Change, Lucy D. Freedman is a leading expert in communication, leadership. and change. With a life-long passion for enabling people to communicate and connect with honor, respect, and understanding, Lucy has decades of study and practice in interpersonal behavior as a speaker, teacher, corporate trainer, therapist, author, consultant, and coach.

Drawing from methods including transactional analysis, neurolinguistics, and the work of masters such as Dr. Milton Erickson and Fernando Flores, Lucy specializes in the practical techniques, perceptions, and behavior essential to human effectiveness in an environment of rapid change. She has also helped raise consciousness on issues of gender bias and other isms that limit opportunity.

The second edition of her book, Smart Work: The Syntax Guide to Influence, came out in 2012.

Syntax clients come from every profession including corporate executives, high-tech engineers and scientists, consultants and coaches. Numerous Fortune 500 companies – including Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Agilent and Intel, as well as PG&E, the US Postal Service, and small to mid-size companies — have integrated Syntax learning programs as part of their leadership development and internal change projects. Our certified consultants are experienced in a wide range of businesses and add their specialized expertise in designing and delivering our programs worldwide.

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