Keynotes on Employee Engagement, Emotional Intelligence (EG), EQ Performance Management and presentation skills
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My Top 5 most popular talks:
- Building a great place you want to work:Are you and your organisation part of the move towards a 100% human workplace?
- The 4 keys to Emotionally Intelligent (EQ) Employee Engagement: EQ in action to build a sustainable workplace
- Think Billboard: TED style Presentation and slide design for maximum impact
- Developing the EI in Team: Emotional Intelligence in everyday life
- The link between business and dating (humorous talk)
The reviews are in from HR.com:
- “This was one of the best webinars I’ve attended in a long time. Very detailed – to the point and great examples!”
- “Great presentation. It was easy to follow and to stay engaged.”
- “This is one of the best presentation I have attended. Great background, great synthesis and ideas.”
Keynote 1. Building a great place you want to work
To become sustainable in a more transparent world we need to become 100% Human at work
Social media, and changes in the way we share information, has led to increased transparency in business. This transparency means that consumers and employees (present and future) are more informed than ever before about our business practices. As businesses we are all more exposed in todays light speed information society, and often can be forced to defend our actions or change the way we do business to meet society’s demands. Poor business practices increasingly risk a consumer backlash. After all, as Dr. Mo Ibrahim (founder of Celtel) said, “If we’re all naked, we had better look good.”
Technology is changing the way we do business, but as humanity we are also changing the way people do business.
We are beginning to realise the real value of really caring about the people who work for us, and the communities they are a part of. Organisations are not machines at heart, and in order to become sustainable and effective in today’s transparent world we need to become more Human at work.
Are you and your organisation part of the move towards a 100% human workplace?
The traditional ways of managing Performance are broken. We complain about the ineffectiveness of our annual performance reviews; our staff and managers hate them and research shows that linking development to a merit pay system can often create productivity and retention issues. Business loses millions each year annually due to employee turnover and disengaged employees. According to the US Bureau of National Affairs, the cost of replacing talented/skilled employees runs to approximately 1.5 times annual salary. The ability to engage and retain valuable employees and their intrinsic knowledge has a significant impact on an organisation’s bottom line and effectiveness. What is often worse than losing talented employees is the disengaged employees that stay, turning up to work each day, doing the bare minimum and creating a toxic culture.
Discover a 15 minute process that helps embed a positive culture and that increases Engagement, innovation and Knowledge management.
The process is backed by hundreds of years of Phd research and cutting edge knowledge shared by the giants in the People Development space: including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (FLOW), Simon Sinek (Motivation), David Rock (Neuroscience), Dan Pink (Intrinsic motivation), Gallup (Q12), Tom Peters (Management by walking around), Cindy Ventricle (Recognition), Tom Rath (Strength Finder), Jag Randhawa (innovation). A Knowledge Management system ensures we share what we learn (both good and bad) with our teams so they repeat the good, and learn how to overcome the bad. Giving our employees a voice and engaging them in the process of building a high performance teams leads to innovation and self-motivated teams.
Keynote 2: The 4 keys toEmotionally Intelligent (EQ) Employee Engagement
Employees are more likely to leave managers than their organisations (Gallup), but they still leave the organisation that does not manage bad managers. Employee Engagement is the extent to which employees are motivated to add to organisational success and are willing to apply their discretionary effort (spark) to meeting strategic goals. Engagement research into the Performance Management x-factor shows that 4 key factors contribute directly to these levels:
- Relationship with manager
- Belief in leadership
- Pride in belonging
- Having a voice
Learn how Emotionally Intelligent Employee Engagement will help you keep valuable talent, build an innovative high performance team and put the spark back in your organisation. Key takeaways:
- The 4 keys to Employee Engagement and how they impact development and talent retention
- The power of an employee’s voice in innovation and knowledge management
- The power of appropriate recognition and reward
- How these elements impact Knowledge Management and innovation.
Keynote 3: Think Billboard: TED style Presentation and slide design for maximum impact
Do you have a presentation to a client, executive board or members of your organisation? Learn key tips on how to build your presentation (or speech), clarify your message, what images to use and presentations tips to maximise your impact. Help end boring speeches and “Death by PowerPoint”.
Presentation design tips and examples to help in the design and delivery of your presentation (powerful TED style presentations) with one clear message your audience can hear and act on. Before you design your speech or presentation you should answer these questions:
- What is your take away message? After you finish speaking what should the audience remember? What do the audience actually need to know?
- What you want your audience to feel? A list of facts is boring, we are emotional beings who act because we feel something. We buy emotionally and then justify the decision intellectually.
- What you want your audience to do? Include a call to action in your speech, what should your audience do with this information?
- What do they actually need to see? Keep the information on the slides to a minimum. Keep it simple or they will stop listening!
This presentation helps change slides from cluttered documents which bore your audience to a powerful augmentation of your message.
Keynote 4. Developing the EI in Team: Emotional Intelligence in everyday life
Though we are told there is no “i” in team – there should be “Ei”: Growing Emotional Intelligence in teams
By growing emotional intelligence in teams and developing their skills we improve when interpersonal communication is effective and supports positive change. Do you feel confident communicating and giving feedback within your team? Communication within teams improves when we get to know each other beyond our roles. Growing Emotional Intelligence in teams entails building a “relationship map” which increases the effectiveness and context of communication. Discover how developing emotional intelligence in teams using Emotionally Intelligent tools and the neuroscience that enables you to increase retention, customer scores and profitability. Discover how to disengage from a stressful encounter and engage with a new client in a positive state. Discover Emotionally Intelligent tools and the neuroscience skills that enable you to increase retention, customer scores and profitability. Understanding the Core components of EI help teams develop inter personal skills which aid in engagement. Discover how to grow Emotionally Intelligent Teams who have the tools to manage their own emotional state and are able to engage each a new client in a positive state.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, manage and utilise emotions in positive ways.
Effective emotional management helps us communicate more effectively, reduce stress, empathise with others and defuse conflict. Effective management enables us to recognise our own (or others) emotional state and engage with others in a positive manner. This understanding of emotions helps us form healthier relationships, relate better to others, achieve greater work success, and lead a more fulfilling life.
The 4 core Emotional competencies we need to develop:
- Self-awareness – Recognising our emotions and how they impact our thoughts and behaviour, knowing our strengths and weaknesses, and develop self-confidence.
- Self-management – The ability to control our impulses and behaviours, manage our emotions in healthy ways, take initiative, follow through with commitments, and readily adapt to changes.
- Social awareness – Understanding the emotions, needs, and concerns of others. Pick up their emotional cues, feel socially comfortable, and recognise group dynamics.
- Relationship management – Knowing how to develop and maintain healthy relationships, communicate clearly, inspire and influence others to action, work well with others, and manage conflict.
Emotional intelligence (EQ) impacts our day to day lives:
- Work performance. Emotional competencies can help us navigate the social elements of the workplace, impact, lead and motivate others positively leading to career growth. A rising trend in assessing the job fit of candidates is emotional intelligence competencies. EQ is becoming as important as technical ability in hiring.
- Physical health. Managing our stress levels has a direct impact on our health. Uncontrolled stress can increase blood pressure, suppress our immune system, add to the risk of heart attack and contribute to infertility issues. Improving emotional intelligence involves learning how to manage and relieve stress.
- Mental health. Excessive stress can make us vulnerable to anxiety and depression. An inability to understand and manage our emotions can lead to mood swings, and prevent us from forming healthy relationships, leaving us potentially lonely and isolated.
- Relationships. Through understanding our emotions, and how to control them, we learn how to express how we feel and understand how others are feeling. This allows us to build stronger relationships, both at work and in our personal life, though more effective communication.
Keynote 5: The link between business and dating
Is there a correlation, a link between Business and Dating? Definitely. Both are about building and maintaining relationships.
My 5 rules for success in dating, or business, relationships:
For more read the article The link between business relationships and dating
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