In presentations and keynotes, I share new - and time-tested - insights on leadership and interpersonal team dynamics.
Why Leaders Set the Tone
It's an axiom that "a leader sets the tone"
for a team or organization, but why is this so? This
talk dives into the psychology and social emotional
intelligence behind this axiom's truth. It looks at
well-known examples and examples I've seen coaching leaders at
Fortune 100s to local nonprofits. It draws on the latest in neuropsychology,
and brings it home with how this affects the audience,
and how they can manage their own tone setting
on their colleagues and families.
Personal Leadership Practice
and His Holiness the Dalai Lama have in common?
A committed personal leadership practice.
This practice sets apart people who achieve momentary success
and those who succeed at a lifetime of inspiring and impacting others
in service to a cause far greater than themselves. The talk draws
on psychology, mindfulness, and the latest in studies on habits and
practices of successful leaders. It ties in my own experience and
the experiences of leaders who I've witnessed grow to lead themselves
and their organizations in new ways with their own practice.
What Darth Vader Means for Your Company
Like the Empire and the Rebels in Star Wars, every organization
has Shadow and Light sides battling for balance and control.
The Shadow side tends to be hidden in plain view, and yet
not calling it out and taking action can lead to exclusion, poor business
decisions, and potentially the organization's demise. This talk
describes the characteristics and attributes of Shadow side,
gives examples, and concludes with how organizations
can identify and work to bring their sides in balance.
Why do some people put life and limb at risk to help fleeing refugees?
Why do some team members persist in their dedication to making a
product or service work even when the odds are
stacked against them? Why would we take on management when
responsibilities we're doing well as an individual contributor?
When we step outside of the comfort zone of the familiar and
into the unknown of challenge, risk and greatness, it is
because we're intrinsically motivated to do so.
In this talk, we look at when and why intrinsic motivation arises,
how to own it, and how to align it with the values and objectives
of our organizations. The talk concludes with a call to action
to embrace one's intrinsic motivation and use it become
a leader who the world needs.
For full information on talks, contact firstname.lastname@example.org