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5 Lessons Leaders Say They Are Taking Away From 2020

By  Adrian Gostick – Speaker on Leadership, Anxiety in the Workplace and Employee Engagement I received a holiday card this year that summed up 2020 perfectly. It read: “Well, that was weird.” For businesses, 2020 has indeed been like nothing we’d experienced before. We saw pandemic-related closures, a…

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What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

By Dr. Tasha Eurich – Organizational Psychologist and Speaker on Leadership & Teamwork Self-awareness seems to have become the latest management buzzword — and for good reason. Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. We’re…

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Half Of Executives Say They Won’t Return To Frenzied Pace Of Pre-Pandemic Life

by Adrian Gostick – Acclaimed Author and Speaker on Leadership, Anxiety in the Workplace and Employee Engagement A new global survey shows 70 percent of executives have experienced mental health symptoms since the start of the pandemic—most often in the form of anxiety and sleep disorders—and 93 percent…

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The 5W’s of Virtual Events

This may be our first pandemic but with over 20 years in the speaking industry, we have great ideas on how to run a great event: either online or in person. Virtual Events can: Reach a wider audience Offer a great experience at a much lower cost…

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AI Should Change What You Do — Not Just How You Do It

By Mike Walsh | Speaker on the Change, Technology and Innovation Few leaders would dispute the fact that business today is driven by data and smart algorithms. Yet, rather than real digital transformation, many instead pursue digital incrementalism, using automation to cut costs or, worse — cut jobs. Doing…

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The Difference Between Management And Leadership – And Why It Matters

By Gary Bradt – Expert on Emotional Intelligence, Change & Leadership, Author & Clinical Psychologist In business circles, management and leadership are often used interchangeably. However, while both roles are important, they are quite different, as one of my mentors John Kotter has demonstrated over the years. Management is about…

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Essential Leadership: Take Risk. Make Decisions. Keep Ego in Check

By Michelle Ray – Change, Communication and Leadership Speaker Are you are leader who is comfortable taking risks, making decisions and keeping your ego in check? Great leaders possess the ability to harness these attributes at the appropriate time. Of course, not all decisions have equal weight or quality.

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5 Steps to Booking a Speaker

In March, our world changed and the speaking business was not immune. With grace & skill, our great speakers rose to the occasion, developing fascinating and inspiring content that they could deliver virtually. The good news is that booking a speaker with The Sweeney Agency is as easy as…

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10 Breakthrough Speakers

August 26th, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment granting American women the constitutional right to vote. Designated “Women’s Equality Day” in 1973, we want to take an opportunity to celebrate Ten Breakthrough Female Speakers. We’ve selected these speakers because they are leaders in their fields, from…

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