About Mike Staver - Published Author, Leadership Expert and The Architect of Training Magazine's #1 Training Program in the World:
Mike Staver is an expert on leadership. You, like most people, hear a lot about leadership. You get to see examples of it (or the lack of it) - every day from the news to politics to your community, family and work. What is leadership? What is a leader’s primary job? How do leaders lead in a way that gets results while creating a great place to work? Sifting through the theory, information and experience of leadership is what coach and leadership expert Mike Staver has dedicated the last 30+ years to. A preferred tagline of Mike's, to leverage his clients in progressive development is - "Build Culture; Develop Your People; Grow Your Business."
Unlike many coaches and speakers - Mike takes noisy, often complex, leadership content and makes it immediately useful, digestible and entertaining. That combination has influenced over 200,000 people in ways that not only transforms thinking and action - but improves results. His counter-intuitive perspective and his story telling style combined with an entertaining delivery - makes the often challenging realities of work and life easier to absorb, hear and adjust to.
In his busy coaching practice, Mike encourages people to carefully and fully examine how their leadership is deeply personal and completely attainable if they are focussed and aware of who they are, what they believe - and how they influence (or should influence) others. His message is grounded in the belief that leadership is about influence - regardless of position, title or power. Understanding and applying that increases performance quickly and thoroughly.
Companies like Federal Express, Miracle Ear, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Mayo Clinic, Allstate - and many more have repeatedly invited him to contribute to the development of their leaders.
Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Masters in Counseling Psychology - and is a Certified Speaking Professional. He has conducted industry-specific research on the traits that make leaders thrive - and has had those findings built into a one of a kind national leadership certification. Some of Mike's work was recently ranked #1 by Training Magazine on their 2018 Training Top 125 list, which recognizes organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world.
There’s more, but frankly…. while all of that took a lot of work - the real work has been hard earned over the last 30 years in the trenches of businesses from health care to high-end security and guiding clients through a multitude of business struggles. Mike has seen it all - has taken those experiences and used them to help others build better lives and careers.
What Mike Staver Talks About:
LEADERSHIP ISN’T FOR COWARDS
We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all of the information, demands and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe – and then to get your followers to understand what really matters and how to execute effectively. Your ability to influence your followers is key to every step of creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process.
Participants will learn:
- The real definition of courage
- The three most important steps you will ever take
- The power of commitment
- What your followers do, really do – when you are not around
- The primary motivator of all people
- The three things every leader can do to ensure leadership failure
- The importance of high gain activity and how to do more of it
- Six steps that will ensure effective execution
HOW TO BUILD A HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE
What do you stand for? What does your company stand for? Are your values clear? Are they obvious to customers, staff – and the community? Is your company optimally positioned and differentiated by the consistent application of your vision and core values?
Most leaders and organizations are moving at such a rapid pace that taking a step back to think about these things seems like a luxury when, in fact – it couldn’t be more crucial. It doesn’t matter where your company and your industry stands in the growth cycle – focussing on who you are and what you stand for is the most critical thing you can do.
Participants will learn:
- How to identify and apply their core values to their leadership
- How to align their behaviour with what they say they believe
- How to be powerfully influential regardless of level of authority
- How to build accountability and improve efficiency
- How to build a high-performance culture
WINNING IS NO ACCIDENT
Every day massive accomplishments are realized all over the world: diseases being cured; teams winning championships; innovative products going to market – and a host of other positive experiences. These things do not happen by accident. They happen as the direct results of certain fundamental principles. The good news is they aren’t a secret; they aren’t hidden in some far-off locale – waiting to be unearthed. They are ready and available for you right now. While these life and business-transforming principles are simple, they are not always simple to implement.
Here is an opportunity to learn and apply exactly what you need to do to – accomplish outstanding results.
Participants will learn:
- The equation that creates the highest likelihood of success
- The four key principles to pacing yourself effectively
- How to deal with obstacles and opportunities
Mike presented at a meeting of our organization’s top leaders, and he was phenomenal. The result was engaging, emotional - and he powerfully drove home key messages. Mike’s keynote, was part of what made our meeting not only successful - but also memorable.