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Link to website http://www.nextstepconsulting.com.au/motivational-speaking/
John also teaches Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Ethics at various Business Schools. He has been a Visiting Professor at Bond University, working closely with the Centre for Executive Education, inspiring both Staff and Students in bringing their ambition to life. John would welcome the opportunity to customize a presentation or workshop for you and your tribe. John's breadth of and depth of experience is significant and his ability to connect with people is both inspiring and transformative.
John's Strategy Keynotes address the key question. â€œWhat is my Unfair Advantage?â€
When it comes to strategy, most businesses and organisations keep â€˜re-inventing the wheelâ€™, because they fail to experiment, improve and learn. Competition and external forces upset all players and some players are left in disarray. Successful organisations have a guiding policy that articulates how they intend to win and is derived from valid, accurate and regular diagnosis. To them, external forces are seen as a purifying wind, that carry away waste and inefficiency and keep winning organisations focused on renewing their strategy and sources of unfair advantage.
Strategy also means doing the right things at the right time and this requires insight, experience and knowledge. Inviting John to deliver a presentation at a company event or breakfast guarantees your group an unfair advantage. John can research, target and customise a Strategy Keynote specific to your industry and clarify your future directions with one of his popular interactive talks.
â€˜The Road Aheadâ€™ â€“ Strategies for the 2016 â€“ 2020 Transitional Economy.
â€˜Chasing Rabbits & Spinning Hedgehogsâ€™ â€“ Creating a Strategic Culture.
â€˜Square Pegs Square Holesâ€™ â€“ The Five Stages of Small Business Growth.
â€˜Ice Cream Vans on the Beachâ€™ â€“ Marketing Strategy Secrets.
John's Leadership Keynotes and Workshops beg the question. â€œWill you dare to be REAL?â€
Most leaders shape their organisationâ€™s experience of them in two ways. Often they define leadership in a certain way and then modify their behaviour to match that definition. Other times, they become authentic and this strengthens their leadership. Character is like a tree, reputation is like a shadow. Many leaders believe their job is to manipulate the shadow rather than tend to the health of the tree. However, leading a double life creates confusion and is increasingly impossible in this new age of transparency and democratized media.
Like people, leaders can take many forms. Some pursue excellence and motivate others. Some are more passionate or quietly objective. Some build consensus and reach insight slowly. Some are driven to innovate, complete and obtain fast results. Each character has itâ€™s own inherent gifts and weaknesses. Having the right leader at the right stage in an organisationâ€™s growth is key.
The leader who starts a business and takes it from â€˜existenceâ€™ to â€˜growthâ€™ is unlikely to be the leader the organisation needs as it reaches â€˜maturityâ€™. For example, founding leaders who donâ€™t evolve, often sell out, opt out or appoint a board to meet the changing needs of the organisation. Once growth reaches a certain level, many organisations become â€˜too big to listen and too big to careâ€™. Usually, when a company gets big enough, it starts to listen to the requirements of its shareholders and its best-paid executives and very few others. John helps leaders become engaged, authentic and empowering listeners. Empowered leaders act from an understanding of all stakeholdersâ€™ needs, frustrations, hopes and dreams.
John can help evolve your executive team with interactive presentations that enhance self-awareness, awareness of others and the outer focus and vigilance your organisation should be demanding from itâ€™s leaders:
â€˜Fierce Conversationsâ€™ â€“ Board Governance Education.
â€˜Faces of the Soulâ€™ â€“ The Nine Secrets of Leadership.
â€˜Whoâ€™s who in the Zooâ€™ â€“ Value sets for Global Change in the 21st Century.
â€˜Good CEO Bad CEOâ€™ â€“ Ten Habits of Extraordinary Executives.
More details at http://www.nextstepconsulting.com.au/motivational-speaking/