About Jason Barger - Author and Globally Recognized Expert and Motivational Keynote Speaker on Culture and Leadership:
Jason Barger is a New York Times-celebrated author, motivational speaker and expert on leadership and culture. He delivers over 70 keynote speeches around the world annually and is a dynamic storyteller. He has spoken for iconic brands such as Nationwide Insurance, Discover, Deloitte, Ultimate Software, Wendy’s, Caribou Coffee, SHRM, TEDx, as well as at Global Leadership Conferences around the world.
His books have been celebrated by the global media and as Founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting LLC, he works as a collaborative partner with teams and organizations to develop compelling leaders, culture and visions for the future. Through his books, leadership consulting, culture-shaping and motivational keynote speeches, he strives to make an impact in the world. Every presentation and engagement he does is tailored to meet the unique needs of the audience and maximize the message for each event.
For 10 years, Jason led thousands of people to build 125 houses internationally for families living in poverty and developed a program to serve the homeless on the streets of Columbus, Ohio. In 2004, Jason received a Jefferson Award, a national award given to “Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things.” In 2014, Business First named him one of their "40 Under 40 Award" winners.
Jason is passionate about making a difference in the world through the way we lead and serve every day.
What Jason Barger Talks About:
Thermostat Cultures – How the Best Proactively Shape the Culture they Desire
The best leaders and groups of any kind engage the minds and hearts of their people and proactively shape the culture for HOW they move, together. Thermostat Cultures is about the proactive process the best leaders and teams lead in order to inspire and engage the people around them. What temperature will you set with the people in your life and career? This engaging keynote showcases the process iconic brands and teams use to intentionally shape the culture they want for tomorrow! Based off his hit book Thermostat Cultures!
The Future of Leadership – The Power Shift from Top Down to Participatory
Welcome to the future and the participatory world of leadership. Power has shifted and it no longer sits in the top down style of leadership. Hierarchy has been put on the shelf and tribes of influence are being deployed. The future of leadership and the effectiveness of teams and organizations lie in the hands of those who engage the minds and hearts of their people with a participatory style — connected to a compelling mission and movement. From global brands to one office shops, this leadership revolution is here to stay. In this keynote you will learn about the profound leadership styles influencing people in the world today and strategies to bring your people into the creation of your culture.
Change-ology – Navigating Through Times of Change to Move from “Busyness” to “Effectiveness”
Are you busy or effective? Technology and the world as a whole are changing rapidly every day. You must have a philosophy for how you and your team will approach the change. What was here to stay yesterday is already gone today. In times of constant change, leaders must have a mindset that visions for the future, but embraces agile thinking in their plans. They preserve the core and stimulate progress at the same time. The best leaders, teams and organizations teach their people to utilize the “6 A process” for leading change in order to effectively navigate their way through times of change. This keynote gives a thought-provoking look at the change we all are experiencing and equips you with a framework to move forward.
Seeing with New Eyes – How the Most Innovative People Think and Move in Today’s World
What does Sky Mall magazine, Heinz 57 Ketchup, the Pop-a-Shot arcade game, a British grocery store chain, and Pike’s Place Fish Market all have in common? Why was Dunkin’ Donuts able to expand their growth globally while Winchell’s Donuts growth inched along? How do innovative thinkers think and how is it impacting our world in the age of Amazon, Airbnb, Netflix and Uber? In a world that is changing so rapidIy, the best leaders, teams and organizations must learn to practice innovation in small ways in their operations, keep their eyes open for big moves, and be agile enough to keep their mission alive. In this fascinating keynote, participants minds will be flung open and at the same time delivered tangible questions to lead the next innovations along their path.
Jason’s professional demeanor and valuable content are really great offerings to our attendees. His presentations on leadership and culture align with our People First philosophy here at Ultimate Software. We look forward to working with Jason on more programs in the future!
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