Speed is Life: Lessons from Combat on Fast, Accurate Decision-Making
Think fast! Speed is life! COL. NICOLE MALACHOWSKI (USAF, ret.) a 21-year Air Force pilot, combat veteran, and first female pilot in the elite Thunderbirds, has important advice for those trying to cope with nonstop and radical change. Thinking fast. Deciding fast. Acting together. These factors literally determine survival in combat. They’re just as important in today’s business arena, too. One of the most impactful speakers on handling change, creating high-performance culture, and leadership, Nicole started hearing from executives organizing conferences that speed and quick decision-making were two vitally important qualities they wanted to instill in their organizations.
Motivation | Bill Walton | Healthcare | Mental Health
BILL WALTON ON MENTAL HEALTH: DON'T GO IT ALONE
BILL WALTON is a wonder of modern medical science. He should not be standing, but 39 – yes, you read that right, 39! – orthopedic surgeries have made it possible. Bill’s physical health problems began in college when an undiagnosed foot abnormality led first to stress fractures and then more serious issues – culminating in a complete collapse of his spine in 2008.
A BIG LIFE LESSON I LEARNED FROM BOB WOODWARD
IT ALL STARTED WITH WATERGATE In the summer of 1973, all eyes were riveted on televised coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings. The break-in, which occurred in June of 1972, went largely unnoticed at the time. But soon, thanks to investigative work by Washington Post reporters BOB WOODWARD and Carl Bernstein, troubling details began to emerge. A year later, those hearings were carried live on daytime television, pre-empting regular programming in an era when there were only three television networks – not the TV and streaming landscape of today. This was a very big deal.
Managing/Leading Change | Organizational Culture | Teamwork & Culture | Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour | Peak Performance
“IT’S TIME TO GET GUTSY” – VERNICE “FLYGIRL” ARMOUR
HOW TO HARNESS A BREAKTHROUGH Where are you right now – and where do you want to be?
Diversity & Inclusion | Daryl Davis | Teamwork & Culture
HOW CIVIL CONVERSATIONS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD - DARYL DAVIS
CIVIL CONVERSATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN POLARIZING TIMES How can we lower the emotional temperature at a time when people find themselves at odds with one another about so many issues - in their communities, at work, and at home? DARYL DAVIS has an answer: Get to know those who don’t share your values. Really get to know them! Daryl should know. A Black musician who befriended KKK leaders and other white supremacists, he built unlikely bridges with those who hate him just because of the color of his skin. And as unimaginable as that seems, many of those haters became true friends and renounced their old beliefs – some even gave Daryl their robes and hoods.
Managing/Leading Change | Organizational Culture | Mike Abrashoff | Employee Engagement | Talent Retention
KEEPING YOUR CREW ON BOARD – TALENT RETENTION STRATEGIES
TOP LEADERSHIP SPEAKER MIKE ABRASHOFF ON TALENT RETENTION STRATEGIES MIKE ABRASHOFF has been an influential speaker on leadership and organizational culture since Fast Company profiled him over 20 years ago. His bestselling book, It’s Your Ship, came shortly thereafter and has sold 1.2 million copies to date. Mike’s success as a speaker came because he is brilliant at providing audiences with actionable insights on the most pressing problems facing business. He draws on lessons learned after taking command of the near-worst ship in the fleet and overseeing its transformation to becoming the best ship in the entire U.S. Navy.
Daryl Davis’ Secret - How to Talk to People Who Don’t Agree With You
TALKING WITH PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH YOU If a Black man can talk to and befriend KKK members, you can talk to co-workers, neighbors, family, friends who don’t share your views, too. Nicholas Kristof offered this amazing endorsement of DARYL DAVIS’s work in his New York Times’ op-ed “How Can You Hate Me When You Don’t Even Know Me?” Davis, a Black musician who’s made headlines as a conflict navigator, reaching out to and meeting hate with civility, tells Kristof the biggest lesson for all of his from his extraordinary work: “If I can sit down and talk to K.K.K. members and neo-Nazis and get them to give me their robes and hoods and swastika flags and all that kind of crazy stuff, there’s no reason why somebody can’t sit down at a dinner table and talk to their family member.”
Managing/Leading Change | Diversity & Inclusion | Daryl Davis
Daryl Davis Meets Extreme Bias with Civility - Conversations That Ignite Change
TURNING DOWN THE TEMPERATURE Is it possible to ignite positive change in a polarized world? Can we make our community, workplace, and holiday dinner table more civil? I was beginning to lose hope – and then I met DARYL DAVIS. I’ve never met anyone like him – and I’d bet you haven’t either.
Neuroscientist Beau Lotto Asks: Are You Change-Ready?
“The biggest mistake we can make in uncertain times: to think we know.” -Beau Lotto
Motivation | Organizational Culture
Lessons from USAF Thunderbirds' Nicole Malachowski: Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help
NOTHING IS CERTAIN EXCEPT CONSTANT CHANGE So much is changing in our professional and personal lives that it’s almost impossible to keep up. We’re all facing new challenges, working and competing in new ways, and encountering new problems that we’ve never faced before.