Building a High Performance Culture: The Power of Alignment
If you are committed to attract and retain the best talent, provide the best possible service to customers, get a grip on results that matter, remain profitable, and reach your fullest potential as an organization, then culture will be your most critical competitive advantage. This is because organizational culture trumps everything else in business. Take this rare opportunity to learn the essentials of organizational culture from one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture. In this inspirational and thought-provoking keynote address, David Irvine provides practical perspective and strategies to build an aligned, high performance organization that will unleash the potential of your people.
Authentic Leadership: It’s About Presence, Not Position
Great leadership cannot be reduced to technique, position or power. Great leadership comes from the strength of one’s authentic presence – the identity and integrity of the leader. While you might get promoted to be a boss, you don’t get promoted to be a leader. Leadership isn’t something that you get from your title. Leadership – your capacity to influence others – is something you earn by the decisions you make and the actions you take. Leadership is about building trust, enrolling people in a compelling vision, engaging others, and achieving results through those you serve. Leadership is about accomplishing this with presence, not position. Take this opportunity to step back and gain a new perspective on leadership from one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture. Based on David Irvine’s best-selling book, The Authentic Leader, you will be inspired by a new view of who you are as a leader and a fresh vision of leadership in today’s changing, demanding world.
Accountability in an Age of Entitlement: The Power Of Agreement
With everyone talking about the need for more accountability in the work place, why is it that accountability is so likely to turn people off? Why is it that unearned entitlement remains so prevalent, both in the workplace and in society? You have to get to the deep meaning and application of accountability. If you don’t, it becomes a hammer to blame and punish people, or at best, just another organizational buzzword. David Irvine’s proven and practical philosophy and approach to accountability helps leaders build trust, respect, and integrity. It reveals how to banish blame and fear, transform entitlement into ownership, close the gap between intention and success, and get a grip on results. Take this opportunity to step back and gain a new and positive perspective on accountability. Based on David’s inspiring best-selling book, Bridges of Trust, this keynote presentation will illustrate how accountability is not a “program” to be “installed” throughout an organization or a “flavour of the month” management fad. Accountability is an inspiring leadership philosophy that lies at the foundation of both labour and life.
Embracing Change: The Power of Possibility
To survive – and thrive – you have to adapt and embrace change. When you have made a decision to be a leader, you become an agent of change. But where is your road map? Where are your tools? There are eight stages of change. The first is chaos; the eighth is possibility. Once you lead yourself and others to embrace possibility, transforming chaos into confidence, resistance into wisdom, and fear into possibility, you have done your job. Once you’ve mastered the art of embracing change, you will not only build a strong, vital organization, you will build a strong, vital life. Take this opportunity to step back and gain a new perspective on embracing and leading change from one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture. You will leave this inspiring keynote address with renewed clarity, confidence, and compassion to lead those you serve through the stages of change.
Workshop | How to Build a High-Performance Culture: From Inspiration to Implementation
Leaders today understand the vital, competitive advantage to building a clearly defined, aligned, high performance culture. They understand that organizational culture trumps everything else in business. But where is your road map? What are your tools? What is your process? How do you get those laminated value statements off the wall and into every employee’s actions? How do you build accountability to make your values real? After helping organizations build aligned, engaged cultures for more than a quarter century, David Irvine understands that there is no “cookie cutter” approach to culture. However, there are fundamental principles and processes for building an aligned, high performance, engaged culture that can be adapted to a variety of organizational contexts. Take this rare opportunity to learn a practical roadmap for designing and implementing an aligned culture from one of Canada’s most respected voices on leadership and organizational culture. In this provocative and practical experience, David Irvine provides down-to-earth principles, processes, strategies, and tools to build an aligned, high performance culture that will unleash the potential of your organization.