Sarah McVanel – Employee Engagement | Employee Recognition Speaker

Sarah McVanel - Recognition ExpertSARAH MCVANEL
Three Ways to Create a Healthy Workplace Ecosystem

People make a first impression  about your workplace within minutes of being there. When it comes to clients, new staff, or potential partners, they often base their decision to work with you (whether subconsciously or consciously) on your office ecosystem, which is why it’s so important to cultivate a positive and healthy culture.

Recognition expert Sarah McVanel is passionate about recognizing greatness in each other and ourselves, and says it is a fundamental tool in improving morale, increasing top talent retention, and generating a positive corporate culture — all of which lead to sustained business success and a stronger bottom line.

She shared three tips to help create and maintain a healthy workplace that will result in better working relationships with both customers and employees. 

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Dr. Janet Lapp | Change Management & Leadership Speaker

Speaker, Dr. Janet LappDR. JANET LAPP
ChangeFit™: Five ways to more Flexibility and Better Ideas

Dr. Janet Lapp delivers a powerful message: change is not a force to be feared but an opportunity to be seized. With humour and finesse, she confronts her audiences with the truth of what they need to do–and how they need to think–to move into the future with success and optimism. Her energy-charged, exhilarating programs provide usable ideas people can put to use right away. Below, Janet Lapp writes about change pioneer-ship:

It struck me while listening to programs from the Industry Strategy Meeting 2016 (Tianjin, China) that disruptions in the future of work will demand not change leadership but change ‘pioneer-ship.’ Rather than change to lead, there is change to invent.

So I wondered what simple consistent actions could help us gear up to be ‘Change Pioneers?’ Here are five quick-start jolts to thinking status-quo that are easy to schedule. As stand-alones, they don’t seem so impressive. Try even one or two of them for even a week or two and I bet you’ll be surprised at the new ideas that pop up.

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Molly Fletcher – Business Leadership & Negotiating Expert

Molly Fletcher - Speaker - Business Expert - http://www.kmprod.com/speakers/speaker-molly-fletcherMOLLY FLETCHER
Speaker & Former Sports Agent

 

MOLLY FLETCHER helps inspire and equip game changers to dream, live and grow fearlessly. A keynote speaker and author, Molly draws on her decades of experiences working with elite athletes and coaches as a sports agent, and applies them to the business world.

Here, Molly talks about 3  Leadership Lessons from Parenting:

Time passes so quickly that I can barely believe my three daughters are almost teenagers. Seems like they were just in diapers, I was telling my friend Hal Runkel, president of The ScreamFree Institute and a national expert on helping families create great relationships. I love to pick his brain to be the best mom I can be as my children grow more independent.

Hal’s wisdom helps people become better leaders, not just better parents. Hal repeated three simple words to me: love, learn and launch. That’s your role as a parent, he explained.  It stuck and serves a great reminder for building great relationships on corporate teams, not just families.

Lesson 1: Love.
A great leader (and parent) is excited about each team member, their skills and personality, and how they will fit into your mission and team chemistry. This connection remains no matter what the person does. Yes, you may have to have hard conversations along the way—the deep respect that grows from a leader’s care makes those difficult moments easier to navigate.

Here’s a specific example of love and leadership: recruiting and hiring. This is your first step to bringing a new person into your team, and he or she can sense your passion and authenticity (or insincerity). There is no substitute for this gut emotion.

In recruiting and hiring, we only have one chance to make a first impression, which can make or break success. As the keynote speaker at a recent national conference on talent acquisition and the candidate experience, I learned that nearly half of all candidates (47.7 percent) had no previous relationship with a company before applying, meaning that the candidate experience is the first exposure they have to a company’s brand and highlighting the need to for employers to get it right.

Company values are crucial to shaping an employer brand; 41.4 percent of candidates stated that the most important marketing material influencing their decision to apply was the company’s values.

If you are unsure of this person’s qualifications or fit, that can be hard to hide. Great leaders find some level of emotional connection to those who work for them. This can be through a shared passion for the work, for the team, for goals. In this context, “love” is a deep connection that is essential for long-term success.

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Michelle Ray – Three Strategies to Respond Positively to Negative Feedback

Michelle Ray - Workplace Relationships ExpertMICHELLE RAY
Three Strategies to Respond Positively to Negative Feedback


Michelle Ray is an award-winning speaker who helps people and organizations of every description to take the lead, get out of their comfort zones and develop the willingness to risk. As an in-demand business conference speaker, educator and leadership coach, Michelle challenges her clients and audiences to take charge of themselves, shift perspectives and discover their greatest potential.

If you have ever been at the receiving end of criticism, either from a co-worker or manager, it is likely you have found yourself struggling to respond positively…or worse, have defaulted to apologizing when you have done nothing wrong. Even if the criticism is warranted or offered inappropriately, you cannot control the other person’s intention, words or delivery. What you can do is respond in a positive fashion while maintaining respect…for yourself and the bearer of disparaging comments. Whether the feedback pertains to your work, your relationship or a specific situation that transpired between both parties, your goal is to rise above the negativity and respond, rather than react.

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Michael Kerr – The Workplace Energizer | Speaker

Michael Kerr - The Workplace Energizer - www.kmprod.com/michael-kerrMICHAEL KERR
Culture at Work is Everything, and Everything is Culture


Why choose between humour and content when you can have both? Mike Kerr is one of North America’s leading authorities on fostering innovative and inspiring workplace cultures. His presentations—known for introducing practical ideas that audiences can put to work immediately—are delivered in a truly unforgettable and hilarious fashion for maximum impact. Below, Mike explains why your workplace culture is so important

Michael Kerr - The Workplace Energergizer - www.kmprod.com/michael-kerrIt doesn’t matter what you do, whether you are in the government or private business: Culture drives success.

When I use the word “culture,” I’m referring to your workplace’s personality. Your DNA.  How you do the things you do.  I’m talking about an ecosystem, holistic, long term perspective of your workplace and recognizing that everything in work is interconnected to everything else.

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