Jeff’s keynotes are built on the notion that great leadership is more like conducting a symphony than producing a pop song.
He believes it takes more depth and substance than the catchy hook of the latest management slogan to lead today’s organisations. It takes leaders…
…that shape an inclusive workplace that moves the organisation in harmony with the changing business landscape.
…that weave their people’s diverse skills and human expression into melodies that create moments for customers and motivation for employees.
…that lock into a purposeful groove that drives the business toward its best possible future.
USE THE POWER OF DIFFERENCE TO CREATE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS…AND ITS PEOPLE
#diversity #inclusion #culture #engagement #leveragedleadership
Creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce isn’t an HR problem…it is a powerful leadership opportunity
Much of the discussion around diversity focuses on the statistics – the demographics of an organisation, its management team or its board.
This rapidly growing data set is useful for understanding the problem. However, the value of a more diverse and inclusive workforce lies in actively pursuing the power of difference. It comes from leveraging the ‘psychographics’ of the people in an organisation – the insight and perspective that comes from a unique set of skills, values, beliefs, and experiences.
Best of all, when we value our people for their unique value we transform diversity and inclusion from another item on a leader’s growing ‘to-do list’ into an opportunity to leverage their leadership!
More than a keynote…it’s a musical experience
Jeff delivers an event experience he describes as a ‘musical for the keynote stage’. A performance where diverse musical styles and genres are an on-stage metaphor for the value of cultivating different ideas and perspectives in your workplace.
He uses the power of music, song, dance and spoken word to create an emotional connection to the potential that exists in our human diversity.
The audience will be inspired to imagine a workplace that’s nimble and adaptable enough to respond to an ever-changing world…and amazed into believing that change is possible.
It can make the perfect opening for your event if you want to provoke thought and create context for the presentations and discussions to follow. Or it can be the ideal closing performance where music becomes the emotional glue that makes your event’s ideas and concepts ‘stick’ – inspiring action long after the event is over.
Audiences will discover
- That people don’t want handouts or quotas so that they can succeed, they want the feet off their necks so their able to breath.
- Why it’s more important what you do with workforce diversity than whether you’re increasing it – start by valuing the diversity you already have.
- How a leadership shift from ‘plan and communicate‘ to ‘inpire and navigate‘ can make their workplace’s ability to learn a market differentiator.
- Why psychological safety is the foundation on which an effectively diversified organisation is built.
- How a rising tide lifts your ‘business boat’ – creating opportunities for all your people to contribute generates more opportunities for the business.
USE STRATEGIC PROJECTS AS A VEHICLE FOR BECOMING THE ORGANISATION YOU ASPIRE TO BE
#strategymaking #adaptability #nimbleness #engagement #disruptive
Knowledge is a commodity… we’ve entered the learning economy
Knowledge is necessary but insufficient to create the nimbleness and adaptability required in today’s world. Increasingly, learning is your most important organisational trait.
In an era where the pace and pervasiveness of change is growing at an exponential rate, that learning needs to be quick and it’s application purposeful.
More and more, boards, shareholders and investors are shifting their interest from ‘do you have a plan for the future?’ to ‘do you have a vision for the future and a plan for adapting so we realise that vision?’
Long-term success will now come to those companies that can harness their people’s ability to ‘make strategy’ – not just ‘plan it’.
In this Keynote
In this keynote, Jeff will show you how strategic projects are your best opportunity to create engagement and motivation because they give people motivation through meaningful work and a higher purpose.
He discusses how traditional business strategy has evolved to become a very static, analytical discipline that lacks life and is often a manifesto for doing what you’ve always done. Jeff will explain how to employ a project mindset that gives your strategy forward momentum and allows an organisation to thrive in the shifting business landscape.
Audiences will discover
- Consistently and persistently adapt to the uncertainty and change that is endemic in your business environment.
- Be intentional about turning your strategic goals into implementation activity.
- Tap into the knowledge and expertise of the people that are on the frontlines of creating business value to determine where the greatest strategic opportunities might lie.
- Meaningfully connect your business purpose to the work your people do every day.
- The most successful organisations don’t wait for future certainty to create a strategy, they use strategy to navigate in uncertain times and create the future they aspire to.
“Jeff was the guest speaker at our business’s quarterly consultants’ forum to talk about collaboration and how exploring our shared purpose can benefit individuals and the business. Jeff delivered an articulate and thought-provoking presentation that resonated with our younger staff members as well as the senior executive management team.
He used real life and professional business and project role examples to illustrate the power of creating a shared purpose to drive high performance outcomes. He’s a very professional, inspiring and adaptable communicator who is able to reach people in a most insightful manner.”
Robert Pitton, Executive Consultant, ADVISIAN
There is nothing quite like a well-designed event to create the catalyst for exploring new ideas and creating the emotional connection between intent and action.
Nobody wants their event to be a dry, stale, predictable affair that’s full of buzzwords and devoid of magic. But overblown cacophonies filled with fist-pumping hype don’t take your audience on a journey either.
Getting the right mix of relevant, thought provoking content and emotional energy that elicits meaning and possibility is the balance that captures an audience and creates forward momentum.
Creating an Experience
Jeff believes that he has a responsibility to deliver a multi-layered experience that serves everyone with a stake in your event.
The Audience Experience
Make people feel, think and act differently.
Jeff uses the power of music to engage the audience and transport them beyond the day-to-day. It’s a performance where they’ll experience ‘moments’ that make them feel differently about their workplace and opens them up to new ways of thinking about what it means to lead.
The Organisational Experience
Uniting teams, igniting creativity.
Jeff’s message empowers business leaders to leverage their leadership so they extract greater opportunities from complex 21st century challenges.
And at a time when it’s increasingly important to lift people and create a sense of community, Jeff’s performance provokes a collective act of imagination that connects the audience to each other and a shared promise of possibility.
The Event Planner Experience
Making life easier, delivering maximum impact.
With Jeff as your speaker, you’ll have a committed partner in creating an experience that wows the audience and creates a catalyst for meaningful change.
You want a video to send before the event? It’s yours…with an origin rap piece if that’s your thing!
Interviews and copy for your newsletter or website? They’re yours too.
Liaise with your AV team to create a flawless technical experience? You bet…whenever it suits them.
Jeff’s participation really added to the quality of the conference and to the satisfaction of our delegates at the end of the event.
He was one of the highest rated speakers at the conference and we received written comments from the delegates that included:
- Very good strategy discussion
- Extensively useful and informative
- Great assessment of the risk process; very unique take on managing risk
- Articulate and compelling presentation
Marion Di Palma, Conference Producer,
ALLIANCE CONTRACTING EXCELLENCE SUMMIT
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