5 Great Books to Help You and Your Team Deal with Change

Here are 5 great books to help you and your team deal with change.

Carol Kinsey Goman – Author of The Silent Language of Leaders

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D., is an international keynote speaker, specializing in leadership and nonverbal communication. She coaches executives, women leaders, salespeople, and managers to build strong and productive business relationships by projecting confidence, credibility, caring, and charisma.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Carol-Kinsey-Goman

 

 

Dr. Gary Bradt – Change and Leadership Author

Dr. Gary Bradt is a speaker and writer who helps individuals and organizations adapt to change faster and better. He gained national attention in 2000 when Dr. Spencer Johnson, the renowned author of Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, chose him as the leading speaker on the message of that blockbuster bestselling book which has sold over 28 million copies worldwide.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Gary-Bradt

 

Dr. Britt Andreatta – Author of Wired to Resist

Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership and learning. Drawing on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, education, and the human sciences, she has a profound understanding of how to unlock the best in people, helping organizations rise to their potential.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Britt-Andreatta

 

 

Eric Boles – Author of Moving to Great

Eric Boles is the president of The Game Changers Inc., a training and development company dedicated to maximizing the human asset. He is also a highly acclaimed keynote speaker and consultant for some of the most recognized and respected organizations in the world. His insights on LeadershipPeak Performance, Team Dynamics, and Managing Change has been shared with clients such as  Dunkin’ Donuts, Nationwide Insurance, AVIVA Insurance, Alaska Airlines, and State Farm Insurance.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Eric-Boles 

 

Daryl Conner – Author of Managing at the Speed of Change

Daryl Conner is chairman of Conner Partners, an advisory firm that specializes in strategy execution. Daryl and the firm have a steadfast focus: they help clients deliver the promised benefits for the most difficult type of strategic change – change that transforms the business. As an internationally recognized leader in organizational change, Daryl serves as an advisor and mentor to senior executives around the globe.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Daryl-Conner

 

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Derek Sweeney is the Director of Speaker Ideas at The Sweeney Agency. www.thesweeneyagency.com. For 15 years Derek has been helping clients find the right Speakers for their events. Derek can be reached at 1-866-727-7555 or [email protected]

5 Great Books Every Leader Should Read

Great Leaders read and share great books on Leadership. Here are 5 must-read books from 5 great Speakers on the topic. They are all filled with ideas, tips and insights that Leaders can use every day.

Liz Wiseman – Author of the WSJ bestselling book Multipliers

Liz Wiseman is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. At The Wiseman Group, she advises senior executives and is a keynote speaker on leadership and business strategy for executive teams worldwide. Her recent clients include: Apple, Salesforce.com, GAP, Inc., Symantec, SAP and Microsoft.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Liz-Wiseman

 

Gary Hamel – Author of Leading the Revolution

Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers. He has worked with leading companies across the globe and is a dynamic and sought-after management speaker. Hamel has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years and is the director of the Management Innovation eXchange.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Gary-Hamel

 

 

Dr. Nicole Lipkin – Organizational Psychologist, Speaker and Author on Leadership

Dr. Nicole Lipkin is an organizational psychologist, speaker and the author of What Keeps Leaders Up At Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues and Y in the Workplace: Managing the ‘Me First’ Generation. Nicole’s aim is to help organizations, leaders and their teams develop behaviors and practices that increase personal and organizational resilience and sustainability by integrating the science of human behavior with practical approaches to business and leadership challenges.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Nicole-Lipkin

Mike Abrashoff – Former Commander, USS Benfold and Author of It’s Your Ship

Mike Abrashoff‘s inspiring speeches challenge people to re-imagine their own leadership thinking and instill a renewed responsibility for results and success. At the age of 36, the Navy selected Abrashoff to become Commander of USS Benfold, at the time the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet. The immediate challenges that faced him on this under performing Naval war ship were staggering: exceptionally low morale, high turnover and unacceptably low performance evaluations. Few thought that this ship could improve. In many ways, the USS Benfold was actually an extreme example of the same problems facing many organizations today.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Mike-Abrashoff

Libby Gill – Author of The Hope-driven Leader

Libby Gill knows change. She grew up on two continents and went to eight different schools before putting herself through college waiting tables. She started her first job in entertainment only to go through three mergers in five years, where she went from assistant in a small production company to vice president of publicity, advertising and promotion for Sony’s worldwide television group.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Libby-Gill

 

To Learn more about these speakers contact [email protected]

Derek Sweeney is the Director of Speaker Ideas at The Sweeney Agency. www.thesweeneyagency.com. For 15 years Derek has been helping clients find the right Speakers for their events. Derek can be reached at 1-866-727-7555 or [email protected] 

This Idea Changed How I Look at Leadership

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Over the past 15 years in the Speaking business I have probably reviewed over 12,000 speakers on a variety of topics – always looking for the very best. A great speaker has to have both great content and the ability to deliver it by engaging and inspiring their audiences.

The first time I heard Cam Marston I knew he was changing the leadership world by teaching people how to lead different generations in the workplace. As Cam pointed out, “The technology that has become so important is now owned, operated, and manipulated freely by the young generation. Never in human history have the younger generation held the keys to something so important to the functioning of business”

When I heard this from Cam, I understood the total change in power dynamics within organizations and how difficult such a substantial shift would be to manage. Cam’s insights into how every generation has their own set of skills and abilities that all contribute to the success of an organization are a valuable resources for leaders who employ a multi-generational workforce. Knowing not only how to manage each generation individually, but how to create an environment where generations work in collaboration with one another is why Cam Marston is such a relevant and significant authority on Leadership.

5 Speakers that CEOs are Talking About

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CEOs need to see the big picture, they need to be able to spot storms in the distance and future successes when they are just ideas on a table. To do that properly they need to know  about the forces shaping their markets, the technologies changing their business and new ways of attracting, managing, and keeping their talent.
The  5 Speakers below deliver fascinating  presentations on the key forces shaping business and what CEOs need to do to succeed in a constantly changing environment.

Dr. George Friedman | Founder of STRATFOR and expert on Geopolitics | Geopolitical Trends Businesses Cannot Afford to Ignore

We no longer live or work in isolated environments. The ever-increasing interconnectivity of the globe compels organizations to not just observe what is going on in their own backyards, but to extend their watch beyond their own borders. Dr. George Friedman is an expert on geopolitics and how business is being impacted by both events and individuals half way across the world. His expert analyses evaluate global trends and identify who and what will affect your organization – pointing out areas where major change will take place or identifying emerging markets that show promise and future profitability. His fascinating insights appeal to audiences from executives of large corporations to anyone who wants to keep their fingers on the pulse of global dynamics.

Scott Klososky | Technology and Trends Guru | Trends, Technology, and Taking the Lead in Your Industry

Technology is no longer relevant to just the IT department – it has become so important and ingrained in every facet of an organization that it is now everyone’s business. Scott Klososky’s presentations explain how technology has become integrated into our daily lives and business and how organizations can leverage this into profit. Scott is particularly adept at addressing those in leadership positions, illustrating the importance of the “technology infused leader.”  Scott’s strategic directions and unique perspective on technology, trends, innovation, and leadership make his keynotes memorable and applicable to every business.

Patrick Lencioni | Expert on Organizational Health and Employee Engagement | Creating a Culture of Engagement

Billions of dollars are lost each year due to employee disengagement. Organizations with low employee morale, uncommunicative teams, and general detachment impact every business’s bottom line. In his presentations, Patrick Lencioni addresses all the reasons and practices that contribute to low employee engagement and provides practical tools that can be implemented immediately to alleviate these costly issues. Patrick uses storytelling and humor to captivate his audiences and his messages are simple, elegant, and accessible. His presentations are not only intriguing, they provide invaluable insights into how to create and sustain a happier and more profitable company.

Cam Marston | Motivational Speaker and Generational Expert | Leading 4 Generations at Work

Generational conflict is one of the most pressing issues facing business today. Cam Marston is the leading authority on how the shifting workplace and marketplace demographics influence your business. Each generation in the workplace today has its own unique qualities and Cam explains how to recruit, retain, and manage each of these diverse groups. Furthermore, he provides insight and practical tools on how to sell to each of them. Cam’s deep understanding of the generational differences will inform employers as to how to ease tensions that arise in the office, cultivate a collaborative working environment, and increase sales!

Liz Wiseman | Leadership Speaker and Author | Creating The Leaders of Tomorrow

There are two types of leaders in business today: those that place themselves above everyone else, continuously illustrating how talented and smart they are – and those who recognize the talent and intelligence in their people, and who work diligently to cultivate the capabilities of everyone around them. The latter group is what Liz Wiseman calls “The Multipliers” – those who elevate their employees and multiply talent, intelligence, and profit. Liz Wiseman’s presentations are essential for leaders who want to make a real difference in their organization. Her keynotes are poignant and perceptive, leaving audiences with the understanding of what makes a great leader – and how to become one.

 

*Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

A Year from Now They Will Still be Talking About These 5 Speakers

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One of the questions we ask Clients when they first call looking for Speaker ideas for this year’s event is “Who spoke at the event last year?” Most of the time clients will laugh and reply: “Actually, I don’t remember.”  Good speakers will have attendees talking the following week, but great speakers will continue to be talked about a year after the event. When they remember the Speaker they remember the message – and that’s what counts.
Here are the Top 5 Speakers* that deliver such powerful presentations, clients continue to remember them year after year:

Yossi Ghinsberg | Inspirational Speaker and Adventurer

Yossi Ghinsberg’s amazing story of survival in the Amazon without supplies for three weeks after being separated from the rest of his expedition party will have audience members at the edge of their seats. His harrowing tale and his determination to survive will have attendees inspired to face any and all adversities and challenges in their personal and professional lives.

Miles Hilton-Barber | Vision-impaired Explorer and Inspirational Speaker

After losing his sight in his early twenties, Miles Hilton-Barber didn’t regard this setback as something that would sabotage his dreams, but simply an additional challenge that would make his successes that much sweeter as he shattered barriers. Miles’ stories of adventure will captivate your audience, while his stories of overcoming obstacles will leave them inspired to take on anything!

Sally Hogshead | Innovative Branding and Marketing Speaker

Sally Hogshead is fascinating – and she can teach your audience how to be too! A marketing and branding guru, Sally’s energetic and practical presentations teach audiences how to stand-out, express their value, and be remembered. Believe us – you won’t soon forget the Speaker who taught how to be remembered.

Dr. Roch Parayre | Innovation Expert and Global Authority on Conscientious Decision Making Strategies

Imagine being at the center of a crisis at work and being able to not only keep a calm and clear head, but to make the important decisions quickly and strategically in the midst of chaos. Dr. Roch Parayre teaches audiences how critical thinking and reframing complex issues leads to effective decision-making and ultimately sustainable, strong leadership.

Benjamin Zander | Conductor for the Boston Philharmonic and Leadership Speaker

As Conductor for the Boston Philharmonic, Benjamin Zander uses the orchestra as a metaphor for a new approach to leadership – gleaning the most out of every individual in order to harmonize as a whole. His presentations will change your entire perspective on leadership, art, creativity, and team synergy. Benjamin Zander does not simply give a speech – he gives an experience!

*Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

Top Speakers On Change for October 2015

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How to manage change is one of our most requested Speaker topics from Clients who book keynote speakers – and the number of requests continue to increase. New technologies, shifting demographics, and even where business is conducted is in constant flux – all creating anxiety and tension as organizations attempt to stay on top of every new development. Change does not need to be overwhelming and frustrating, we simply need to learn the skills to embrace it and see it as an opportunity rather than a threat. As of October 2015 here are our highest rated Speakers on Change*:

Brian Biro | Author and Speaker on Leadership and Thriving Through Change

When it comes to change, often we go into “fight or flight” mode – doing everything we can to not let it happen, or pretending it isn’t happening at all. Brian Biro teaches audiences how to get excited about the new opportunities that change brings and to become “champions of change.”

Dr. Gary Bradt | Expert on Adaptability 

Addressing the unique objectives of every audience, Dr. Gary Bradt gets to the heart of how change is impacting an organization and delivers customized presentations to engage with the pertinent issues surrounding change. Dr. Bradt’s presentations are always insightful and full of practical strategies designed to work with each unique audience.

John Cassis | Humorous & Motivational Speaker 

John Cassis uses a compelling blend of humor, warmth, and motivation to help audiences realize the full potential of what embracing change could mean for their business. John presents positive strategies that will transform those who fear change into people who encourage and cultivate it.

Daryl Conner | Bestselling Author of Managing at the Speed of Change

Change Management is much more than the implementation of new policies and procedures, it is about transforming how we view change and what it means for our business. Daryl Connor simplifies the dynamics of change and teaches audiences how to become more adaptable to developments that are moving more and more quickly.

Lisa Ford | Speaker on Customer Service and the Power of Change

Lisa Ford will teach audience members that flexibility and adaptability are the cornerstones to not only a successful business, but a successful individual – those who acclimate faster and easier are often those who seize the most opportunities. Lisa Ford provides practical strategies to overcome the lingering resistance to change and how to take responsibility for making change work.

Dr. Jackie Freiberg | Bestselling Author on Leadership, Innovation, and Change Management

Dr. Jackie Freiberg believes that change management is not simply the responsibility of employers, but that every member of the organization can learn to cultivate and participate in a culture of change. Dr. Freiberg’s presentations pull audiences out of their comfort zones and have them settled into a space of being pleasantly uncomfortable – which is the space where change begins to become welcomed and utilized in positive and innovative ways.

Carol Kinsey Goman | Expert on Non-verbal communication 

“The manner in which change is communicated is more important than the nature of that change.” This quote from Change Management expert Carol Kinsey Goman epitomizes how she approaches her presentations on how to get your people onside with change. Rather than providing strategic initiatives, Kinsey Goman focuses on people and how to introduce new attitudes and behaviors to your employees that will have them thriving in times of change.

Dr. Robert Kriegel | Bestselling Author of If It Ain’t Broke…Break It!

Dr. Robert Kriegel wants you to start from scratch – put everything to the side and approach old problems like a beginner. Using this method will have your team “riding the wave of change without wiping out” as well as fostering a climate of boldness, creativity, and innovation.

Dr. Janet Lapp | Change Management Expert and Motivational Speaker

Dynamic and highly motivating, Dr. Janet Lapp’s presentations teach audience members how to not only be resilient in the face of change, but to approach it with positivity. Dr. Lapp’s keynotes are high-energy and full of humor and insight – she will prepare your audience to engage change with confidence.

Steve Rizzo | Entertainer & Motivational Speaker 

Steve Rizzo’s straightforward presentations will not only motivate audiences to see change as a positive, but to actually seek it out in order to create new opportunities for success. Change is inevitable, so why not use it to your advantage?

*Speakers are listed alphabetically