Eric Termuende

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About Eric Termuende - a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum, Author, and Speaker on Optimizing Workplace Culture, Future of Work, and Engagement in the Workplace:

Eric Termuende is the co-founder of NoW of Work, author of the bestselling book Rethink Work, and global keynote speaker. Having been on hundreds of stages and worked with and studied the greatest places to work in the world he knows what it takes to build incredible teams that are resilient, innovative, and ready for the future of work.

Eric’s mission is to change the way we think about work. His vision is that by getting his message out in the world, there will be less of a talent gap, communications gap, and age gap in the workplace. He values giving a presentation that respectfully challenges the people he addresses, and adds to the life they live and the position they work in.

A former World Economic Forum Global Shaper and recognized as one of the Top 100 Emerging Innovators under 35 by American Express, his ideas have been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, and many more. Eric is the author of Rethink Work: Finding and Keeping the Right Talent.

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What Eric Termuende Talks About: One-Degree Shifts: Building Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work If there is one thing we’ve all learned in the past months, it is that the future is impossible to predict. Knowing that, how do we build teams that thrive in the weeks, months and years to come? The answer lies in one-degree shifts: small, consistent changes that enable teams to build trust, remove friction, and build a culture of innovation. In this engaging, and takeaway-loaded presentation, workplace expert Eric Termuende shares what years of research, stories, and insights uncover about the one-degree shifts leaders use to adapt to an ever-changing world around them and build incredible teams. From Domino’s Pizza to the British Cycling Team, discover how the consistent application of small, incremental changes improves camaraderie, belonging, psychological safety, and engagement. While the future of work is certain to be uncertain, there is nothing to say we can’t still thrive in it. In this presentation, leaders will learn the secret of a one-degree shift to:

  • Reduce friction and build trust
  • Increase effectiveness of remote/hybrid teams
  • Build a culture of innovation
  • Understand your role in creating a ‘greatest place to work’
  • Discover what cilantro teaches us about strong workplace culture

The Perfect Storm: What Is Really Causing the Talent Shortage and What to Do About It It is no secret that the world of work has evolved an incredible amount in the past two years. From how we communicate, where we work, and what is expected from our leaders, trying to keep up with the changes has been downright exhausting. And while managing the day-to-day has been challenging enough, a storm has been brewing and the clouds are rolling in. A talent crisis is on the horizon and COVID isn’t the only thing to blame. In this research-heavy, eye-opening, and actionable presentation, learn from leadership and workplace culture expert Eric Termuende as he shares what is really casing The Great Resignation, a looming national talent shortage, and the key steps we can take today to build incredible teams, sustain growth, and thrive in the future of work. Attendees will learn:

  • 6 factors contributing to the talent crisis
  • Why COVID is only partly responsible for The Great Resignation
  • How to attract top talent and stand out
  • Why the best attraction strategy is a good retention strategy and how to build it
  • What key actions leaders can take to build trust, engagement, and belonging on their teams

  Leading Remote Teams: Maintaining Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness Having studied some of the world’s best leaders and surveyed thousands of employees, workplace expert and bestselling author Eric Termuende knows that those who lead remote teams do three things effectively: They communicate well, reduce friction, and build a deep sense of trust. With the world changing at a break-neck pace, there are key steps we can take today to ensure that we’re mitigating burnout and getting the most out of our teams whether working remotely or together in the office. In this fully customized, insightful, and takeaway-filled keynote, Eric Termuende shares leadership stories from the Cleveland Browns to Chicago’s Holy Cross Hospital to uncover what separates incredible hybrid workplaces from those that are losing talent and suffering as a result. Building stronger remote teams requires a deeper understanding of how we use our time, connect with our people, and tie recognition back to our values. While the future is anything but certain, the actions we take today are sure to prepare us for whatever the world throws our way. Leaders will learn:

  •  Three simple shifts to deepen trust, belonging, and psychological safety
  •  A framework to boost innovation and creativity
  •  What to expect in the future of work and how to evolve accordingly
  •  The difference in communication with remote and in-person team members
  •  How to get more smiles from the team and reduce friction

Leading Remote Teams: Maintaining Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness Having studied some of the world’s best companies and surveyed thousands of employees, workplace expert and bestselling author Eric Termuende knows that those who lead remote teams do three things effectively: They communicate well, reduce friction, and are highly empathetic. With the world changing at a break-neck pace, there are key steps we can take today to ensure that we’re mitigating burnout and getting the most out of our teams whether working remotely or together in the office. In this fully customized, insightful, and takeaway-filled keynote, Eric Termuende shares leadership stories from the Cleveland Browns to Chicago’s Holy Cross Hospital to uncover what makes for an incredible workplace experience. Building stronger remote teams requires a deeper understanding of how we use our time, connect with our people, and tie recognition back to our values. While the future is anything but certain, the actions we take today are sure to prepare us for whatever the world throws our way. Attendees will learn:

  • How to build a deeper sense of trust with your remote team
  • The three golden rules of recognition
  • Where a stronger foundation of belonging resides and how to access it
  • The research-backed correlation between recognition and engagement
  • How leaders can take ownership of company culture remotely

What a Race Across Europe Fuelled By RedBull Teaches Us About Leadership and Building Thriving Teams 300 people on 100 teams with 7 days to get from London to Berlin. The catch? No communication with anyone outside your team, no currency or credit cards, no pre-arranged accommodation and no pre-arranged transportation – only 24 cans of RedBull. Would we make it?And what would it teach us about leading and cultivating an incredible team? In this highly entertaining, always surprising keynote, hear from Eric Termuende as he takes you on his harrowing escapade across Europe. Learn how his team overcame new languages, new modes of transportation, and navigated their way across an unfamiliar continent before crossing the finish line and completing the journey of a lifetime. Leadership and team development doesn’t just happen in the office. A remarkable story with unforgettable lessons may be exactly what your leaders need to be energized, engaged, and equipped with a new set of tools to lead their team. In this highly engaging, interactive presentation, you’ll learn:

  • How to reduce friction across your team
  • What the difference between forced innovation and chosen innovation is and how to execute
  • Why choosing the road less travelled is more effective than the highway
  • How empathy, trust, and experimentation breed success
  • How to empower the team to rise to any challenge
  • Why failure almost always leads to success
  • And finally, how to travel 2,013 miles across a continent you’ve never been to before without anything to trade other than a few cans of a caffeinated sugar drink

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Relevant, engaging and with some strong practical takeaways for the audience of seasoned Chief Executives of a range of companies - from manufacturing to health care to technology to financial services. He is an excellent presenter and readily relates to senior executives.

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