The Bellwether Effect:
Eight Inspiring Leadership Solutions to the Most Self-Defeating Business Practices
Have you ever wondered “Why are we doing this?”, or “Is there a better way to do this?”
In a special presentation that is both brutally honest and deeply inspiring, which is based on his forthcoming book, Dr. Secretan explores how and why leaders are attracted to, and seduced by, trendy ideas, and the process by which these ideas then become mainstream. He calls the originators of these trends, “bellwethers”. He identifies eight examples of counterproductive business practices, among them, fear-based management, motivation, separateness and silos, employee engagement surveys, performance appraisals, salary grades and pay scales, mission, vision, and values statements, and the use of war as a metaphor for business. In each case, he proposes a fresh and inspiring alternative that could lead to transformation and an inspiring culture.
This is likely to be one of the most profound and uplifting speeches on leadership you will ever get to experience.
Inspire!: Leadership at it’s Best!
The need to inspire has never been greater than it is today, as many people feel exploited, cynical, and under-appreciated. In fact, most companies try to motivate their people with traditional leadership models. Secretan’s keynote, Inspire!, offers an alternative way to inspire from within and become a leader that inspires others. It starts with the individual and spreads to transform organizations.
Inspire! teaches business leaders how to ignite superior performance by speaking to the deeper needs of business relationships, and by aligning their desires with your organization’s cause. The keynote provides valuable guidance and shares a host of stories that illustrate how inspiring leaders have transformed their business environment from places of fear and resignation to powerhouses of effective performance.
The key to leadership lies in timeless values that help us to serve others. In this deeply moving presentation, Lance Secretan delves into the “Primary Values” that help us kick-start personal growth and the change of a corporate culture:
· Mastery: Undertaking whatever you do to the highest standards of which you are capable.
· Chemistry: Relating so well with others that they actively seek to associate themselves with you.
· Delivery: Identifying the needs of others and meeting them with respect and a passion.
He then explores the three “Accelerators” to drive the Primary Values:
· Learning: Seeking and practicing knowledge and wisdom.
· Empathizing: Considering the thoughts, feelings and perspectives of others.
· Listening: Hearing and understanding the communications of others.
Powered by these Values and their Accelerators, Lance shows how our organizations then seek new Direction through Shifts from old values to new ones. For leaders, it is remarkable how much more effective and rewarding their roles become. Thousands of organizations have embraced Lance’s Value-Centered Leadership worldwide.