About Mike Evans - Leading Authority and Speaker on Change/Disruption, Corporate Culture, and Accountability/Resilience:
Mike Evans has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years of working alongside a star studded list of world-renowned thought leaders. He served in senior leadership and consulting roles with Kotter International, FranklinCovey, and Tom Peters Company. In addition to being a leading authority on Leading Change and Disruption, clients rely upon Mike’s solutions to; Shape Their Optimal Culture, Unleash Personal and Organizational Accountability, Ignite Leadership Capacity at all Levels, Amplify Employee Engagement, and Cultivate Peak Performance.
Mike works with organizations around the globe and in virtually every arena, from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, retail, and the US Government. Clients include: Intel, Capital One, Apple, BNY Mellon, Pfizer, The United States Navy, Fidelity Investments, Johnson & Johnson, Symantec, Cigna Corporation, PharMerica, Oracle, Astra Zeneca, Baxter International Inc., Shell Oil, Cargill, American Airlines, DuPont USA, and NASA.
Mike consults with senior teams, facilitates custom workshops, delivers keynote speeches and provides coaching and consulting on all of these subject areas. He uses his unique insights, passion, experience, and humor to positively affect individuals, teams and organizations around the world. He is experienced with executive leadership teams and groups at all organizational levels.
His style is engaging, upbeat, entertaining, thought-provoking, compelling, and most importantly educational, relevant and impactful. Individuals, teams and organizations yield immediate results by applying what they learn.
His personal mission is to help individuals, teams and organizations accelerate their ability to achieve more than they ever believed possible. Clients describe him as inspiring, motivating and a ball of energy with an unequaled focus and passion for helping them achieve their desired results.
What Mike Evans Talks About:
CREATE YOUR OPTIMAL PEAK-PERFORMING CULTURE – Culture Shaping
Culture, simply put, is the convergence of the way your employees think and act. That culture is producing your organization’s every result (financial, operational, customer, employee, etc.). If your future desired results are loftier, more difficult, of just different than those you are achieving today, will your current culture be able to deliver? Most often, the results teams and organizations must achieve in the future will require employees to think and act differently. Creating those ‘shifts’ in how employees think and act is what will propel your team or organization toward those desired results.
Your culture is your ‘brand.’ The experiences your culture creates (the manner in which your employees think and act) will either reinforce that current ‘brand’ or evoke a new one. You can either lead your culture, or it will lead you. An organization’s (or team’s) culture is either an engine propelling it toward it’s desired results, or an anchor impeding and hindering it’s progress. You can define, lead and shape your optimal culture.
Embrace memorable principles that can be put into practice immediately. Whatever the desired results you wish to achieve or challenges within your organization – employee engagement, culture change, breaking down silos, improving collaboration, raising employee morale, merging cultures, doing more with less – it is through your people that you will either succeed or fail. The manner in which your people behave is a reflection of leadership.
Learn to cultivate an environment where employees at all levels are engaged, energized and flourish. How do you effectively tap into the enormous wealth of creativity, innovation, passion, energy and commitment of employees that is often left idle? Much different than ‘job satisfaction’ (there are a lot of highly paid miserable people who are satisfied with their job) – engagement is about passionate, focused and committed employees contributing daily to help achieve what matters most.
Through intentional focus on a few proven principles, you can ignite extraordinary results within your team or organization. Decades of research have pinpointed principles and practices that accelerate desired shifts in culture. These straightforward, practical and memorable tips can transform your culture to support and deliver your ‘must-achieve desired results.’ The results that will ensure you thrive and excel in the new world of work.
CULTIVATE RESILIENCE, COMMITMENT, OWNERSHIP, PEAK PERFORMANCE AND PERSEVERANCE – Ignite AccountabilityAccountability is the Catalyst to: Accelerated Change, Robust Employee Engagement, Intensified Ownership, Relentless Perseverance, Impeccable Alignment, and propels individuals, teams and organizations to intoxicating heights of achievement and success. Learn what it takes to awaken the whatever it takes attitude, belief, resolve, perseverance, confidence, determination, drive and creativity to achieve what matters most to individuals, teams and organizations.
Accountability crumbles silos, boosts teamwork and collaboration, strengthens camaraderie, creativity, resiliency, agility, trust, and communication. Accountability is a current that feeds into the slipstream of success. Your performance, your decisions, and your results are all within your control; when you operate from that premise, magic happens. You deliver like never before because you are personally invested in the outcome. Achieve with Accountability shows you how to nourish that can-do mindset, so you can begin to achieve what matters most.
Discover how to transform accountability into a positive, engaging and forward looking experience that will secure your position in the new world of work. Learn how to kick-start a revolution that will blast your team or organization to new heights of success. With the world coming at us fast and furious every day, it’s easy to feel like you’ve lost control of your own life, your team or your organization. By choosing to take and lead accountability you reclaim control and are able to direct your own destiny.
In today’s constant changing competitive environment individuals, teams and organizations must be prepared to convincingly answer these critically important questions:
1. Who are you? What makes you distinctive in today’s ‘sea of sameness?’
2. How are you dramatically unique or different?
3. How do you make a significant difference, or create an astonishing overt benefit?
4. What is/are your reason/s why anyone should believe in you? Convince me!
LEADING CHANGE – Accelerate Achievement of What Matters Most and Thrive in the Age of Disruption
In the past, change was episodic, transient, and gradual; now, change is constant as business, technology, and society itself continue to evolve at an ever more rapid pace. Accelerating Change – igniting engagement, passion, ownership and creativity that is often lacking during times of change, can be accomplished using proven memorable and pragmatic principles. Learn why some organizations achieve and exceed desired results.
Driving a strategy that requires change in human behavior may be the most difficult challenge a leader can face. What do top leaders do to gain voluntary contributions of discretionary performance from those they lead? How do they create alignment, ownership and accountability for desired results at every level of an organization? How do they ensure that key strategies are not slowly suffocated, but instead produce extraordinary results?
Leading change has become a critical competency in today’s economy. But there is a significant and crucial difference between leading and managing change – not only in the approach, but also more importantly in the results. The success, or lack thereof, with transformational change efforts hinges on a few key principles that have been identified, studied and validated.
Leveraging talent, ideas, speed, distinction and leadership are keys to accelerating change. Accelerated achievement of desired results can be accomplished through consistent focused attention over time on a few practical, pragmatic and memorable principles. Discover the practices demonstrated by exemplary leaders that result in others voluntarily choosing to follow them.
Intentional focus on these principles will ignite extraordinary results within your organization. Decades of research have identified five principles and practices that propel organizations forward to blast through the common barriers, obstacles, challenges and inertia that derail most change efforts.
FUTURE WORK: Thrive Through Artificial Intelligence Impact, Disruption & Change, and Today’s Sea of Sameness
Seven powerful forces have joined together and are gunning for your job, to displace your department and to reinvent and disrupt your industry. Leveraging talent, ideas, speed, distinction and leadership are the keys to thrive in the new world of work.
We are in a brawl with few rules, where the fast, flexible, and agile will eat and spit out the slow, over-thinking, and complacent. Individuals and organizations that fail to adapt will find themselves vulnerable, and at the mercy of other people, events, or the competition. In this New World of Work, leveraging ideas, speed, talent, distinction and leadership at all levels
will separate top performing individuals and organizations from the laggards.
Individuals, teams, and organizations that fail to develop a distinct ‘brand’ and separate themselves from the pack in this New World of Work will find themselves vulnerable, uncomfortable, and at the mercy of other people, events, or the competition. The white waters of change are unnerving for many. But the fact is they will only become more turbulent. For
organizations and employees who are unprepared, the future will be devastating. Are you ready for the dramatic changes taking place in the New World of Work – Future Work?
KEY LEARNINGS AND TAKEAWAYS:
- Demonstrate the essential tools in the ‘New Work/Future Work Survival Kit’ that include pragmatic, memorable ideas, skills and principles that will equip you and your team with the ability to thrive and excel in the new world of work.
- Recognize what it will take for individuals, departments and organizations to thrive, excel, and ward off the unforgiving forces of the ‘7-sided pincer movement.’
- Assemble a workforce that is connected, committed, aligned and that delivers your 'brand promise.' Become distinctive in today’s sea of sameness
- Identify the skills and competencies will be essential in Future Work and the skills and competencies that are on the decline.
- Establish an understating of what it will take to become ‘distinctive’ in a world where AI and the progression toward the ‘singularity’ are predicted to allow those that choose to, the ability to ‘know all there is to know about everything.’
Mike was great to work with in all respects - a true professional. He spent a lot of time getting to know our organization - and developed a message we would appreciate. Mike’s presentation was engaging and fun, while also having great content. Thanks!