Sample Keynote Descriptions
The Locked-In Leader: How a Genuine Leader Delivers Better Results
- Command and control leadership tendencies.
- Lack of collaboration amongst and between internal teams/departments.
- Hoarding of information, content and intellectual property.
- Power, as a sense of entitlement and the means of execution.
- Failure to empathize or to recognize the humanity of getting things done.
It has to stop. Author Dan Pontefract recommends several leadership strategies and techniques that are sure to get you thinking about your own leadership habits and track record. The Field Guide to Genuine Leadership tackles the many taboos of bad leadership, while outlining practical, meaningful ways in which to become a more humane and effective leader.
Purpose Fuels People: Why a Meaningful Role & Purpose-Driven Organization Matters
The more a leader can assist employees to understand this alignment of purpose, the quicker everyone will recognize how important the ‘sweet spot’ is to an engaging and fulfilling lifetime of work. The quicker an employee defines, develops and decides their purpose—alongside how bought in they are to the organization’s purpose—the more engaged and innovative they will be in their role … and in their life in general.
Have You Checked for Frowns? The Critical Importance of Engaged Employees
These are just some of the behaviours that must define how an organization operates. Author Dan Pontefract implores organizations to rethink its workplace culture by instituting systemic-wide behaviours that encourage one another to work together versus in silos or competitively.
Engagement of employees occurs as a result of how they feel about the organization’s culture and its purpose. There is a way to fix it, and Dan has a way to help you out.
Dream, Decide, Do, Repeat: We are Losing the Ability to Think and What to Do About it.
In this talk, author Dan Pontefract introduces tangible, actionable strategies to improve the way we think as organizations and individuals through the cyclical process of Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking and Applied Thinking. To become an Open Thinker, one must understand the relationship between reflection and action, and how it can negatively or positively affect an outcome. Dream. Decide. Do, Repeat.