Below are popular one hour keynote/breakout session topics.
An innovative approach to employee development - treat them like dogs! Some managers stress all day at work, trying to find the secret to hiring, coaching and motivating employees. They find it easier to engage with the family dog than with their employees. In this fun, yet on the mark presentation, managers will learn how they can have create a dynamic, successful team at work by treating their employees at work with the same principles as they use with their dog at home. You wouldn't bring choose a St Bernard if you live in a small apartment. Using the same principle, you shouldn't hire an employee for a sales position who is not personable or engaging. A dog doesn't know what it can or can't chew without being educated on proper boundaries, just like a new employee doesn't know acceptable behavior without being informed or personable. Discover these paws of leadership and more in this interactive and fun presentation.
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One hundred years ago, the unsinkable ship did just that, becoming one of the greatest disasters of all time. In the years that followed, experts have dissected the events of April 15, 1912 to determine what went wrong and how to avoid it from happening again. The lessons learned from that fateful voyage of Titanic can be applied in business organizations as well. Many people assume Titanic did not have enough lifeboats on the ship. But did you know it was in compliance to the policies of the day? According to regulations at the time, the number of lifeboats required aboard a ship was in direct proportion to the ship's weight. However, the outdated regulation at the time stopped calculating at 10,000 tons, since no ships were larger at the time the regulation was written. Titanic was over 46,000 tons. Is your organization operating on outdated policies and procedures. Are your leaders motivating and developing employees the same way they did 20 or even 10 years ago? It's too late to start counting lifeboats after you've already seen the iceberg! This metaphorically-driven presentation will revisit the events surrounding the sinking of Titanic, and illustrate how they apply to current day leadership decisions.
Key points include:
"Using the Titanic tragedy to analogize to institutions is ingenious. Excellent. Engaging!"
Have you ever felt being successful at work requires the same powers as a superhero? Do you feel you are always in need of a new tool to get the job done? Have you ever wanted a cool car to drive around the city or your own cave to hang out? Employees need someone to look up to and emulate, and who better than one of the most well known superheroes of all time. What separates Batman from most other superheroes? He's a regular person like you and me, with no special powers.
In this presentation, employees can learn five key tips for success and advancement by following the footsteps of the comic book legend.
Are you introducing a new or more enhanced sales culture to your organization? Are you attempting to motivate employees who don’t believe ‘sales’ is ‘part of their job’?
In this eye-opening presentation, we will look at sales in all walks of life; from the waitress selling you desert, to your young child selling you on an extra hour to stay up at night. We will also review ways to defuse the negative connotation of sales, and discuss how to effectively sell to customer needs to strengthen their relationship with your organization.
Is your organization committed to promote from within, but find most new managers are hired from the outside? Do young, employees with potential leave the organization due to lack of opportunities? Companies spend thousands of dollars to recruit and train new managers, while the individuals who will lead your organization in the future were working there all the time. In this session we will discuss the keys to preparing your employees for advancement; including creating a career path, offering effective feedback, becoming a mentor, and putting employees into leadership situations before leadership positions.
Are you a manager dealing with an employee performance issue? Have you tried additional training to no avail? Are you unsure what to try next? Poor performance can be related to a variety of reasons, including training, coaching, and motivating. Managers who have "tried everything" to improve an underperforming employee only try what they know to try. In this fun presentation, managers will learn the five different variables which cause employees performance issues.
Obstacles and adversary happen in your work and life. You can do nothing and hope for the best, use them as an excuse in the event of failure, or overcome them to be successful. In this enlightening and introspective presentation, we will discuss your options in work and life, and how you choose to handle adversaries.