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Leadership Keynotes to Inspire Performance

  • Ground Rules for Leaders

    New leaders, mid level managers and executives – any leader who is feeling the pressure to perform — needs to know the essential, yet often, unspoken ground rules of building cohesive leadership relationships. For those who need a dose of reality and practicality, This keynote, drawn from Phil’s popular book, Leaders Ought to Know, delivers leadership strategies that propel managers into respected, integrity-based leaders — leaders with staying power — leaders who can perform at ever increasing levels of responsibility. When practiced consistently, these leadership strategies help leaders know:

    • How to motivate — not manipulate — to get results
    • How to communicate with honesty, integrity and confidentiality
    • How to earn the respect of those you lead
    • How to manage fear and control emotions
    • How to take responsibility and be accountable
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    We Need to Talk: Building Trust When Communicating Gets Critical

    Knowing how to communicate is a huge factor in leadership and organizational success. A leader’s ability to communicate impacts all facets of business operations — bottom line issues like: sales and production  — customer and employee relationships — productivity, cost reduction and profitability. For leaders who need help with their communication skills, this keynote, based on Phil’s book by the same title, presents six commonsense strategies that help leaders immediately improve the results of their communications efforts. When applied to their own enterprises, managers and front line staff understand:

    • How to improve employee morale through listening skills
    • How to reduce conflict and improve team relations by building trust
    • How to rein in “brutal honesty”
    • How to rebuild believability when truthfulness hasn’t always been practiced
    • How to deliver difficult or sensitive messages with tact
    • How to get results by ensuring messages are interpreted correctly
  • Motivating Managers, Millennials & Misfits

    More than any other issue, leaders struggle with how to motivate employee performance — yes, the performance of Millennials, but also the performance of other generational employee groups. Whether it’s Millennials, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, or the up-and-coming Gen Zers you’re working with, learn the methods that really motivate individual employee performance long-term.

    • Learn the secrets to communicating with Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials or Gen Zers
    • Learn two motivational truths that apply to all generational groups
    • Identify five clues to an employee’s level of motivation
    • Explore methods to discover what will motivate each employee
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    Professionalism Is a Choice

    Is the unprofessional “good enough is good enough” mentality costing your organization money, market share and reputation? In this keynote presentation, discover practical ways to set yourself apart from the competition and save your organization the high cost of unprofessional choices. Set your organization ahead of the competition by knowing:

    • How to solve problems rather than assign blame
    • Why integrity cannot be compromised — ever
    • How to reverse the negative habits of whining and whispering
    • The personal and professional costs of immoral or unethical choices
    • That perfection is impossible — but excellence and continuous improvement are essential
  • It's Your Call: Tools & Rules for Big League Decision Making

    Leaders don’t generally intend to make poor decisions. Leaders struggle with decision making for one primary reason—they’ve never learned a solid process for smart decision making. Drawing on Phil’s training as a professional baseball umpire, It’s Your Call presents a visual anchor and repeatable method leaders can use to make smart decisions.

    • Learn the key risk elements impacting decision making
    • Get tips for avoiding emotional decisions
    • Understand factors affecting how and when leaders should make decisions plus
    • Start using the checklist of tools and rules for making better decisions
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