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“It’s who you are being in the moment that makes you a leader. My father, who was a naval aviator, always said, ‘It’s not about remembering what you learn in flight school, it’s about keeping the plane from crashing.’”
Being a Leader: It’s not what you know
Knowing about leadership is highly overrated when you need to be a leader now. This talk will introduce you to a radical new approach to being a leader in the moment that it counts, regardless of the circumstances. And you won’t have to remember a thing!
“People are not the problem. The problem is your inability to be with the way people are. People are just people.”
What’s Wrong With Them and Why Are They So Stupid?
Maybe you do. On the other hand, instead of new cast members, maybe you need a new script. This talk leaves you with the possibility of getting what you want without changing the players in the current drama. There’s even the possibility of interrupting the drama entirely, leaving you and your team free to be yourselves, at work on what matters to you.
“Develop yourself to be loving. Choose music, friends and long slow walks – activities that help you rediscover your care and love for your team. From that place, you can lead and even be a tough leader.”
What’s Love Got to do with It?
(The Business Case for Manners)
Love makes being kind and straight possible at the same time. We do a disservice to everyone by avoiding love in the form of care in the workplace. You can tell people about the spinach when you care enough about them to override your own embarrassment. You can be straight with people about their performance when you care enough about them to bring courage and compassion to the conversation.
This talk will open your eyes to what’s possible when you lead from your own humanity and lead to the humanity of those around you.
“As a society, we continue to struggle with racism and how to talk about it. In this talk, I hope to shed light on the mechanics of racism from my own life and how I am working to overcome it.”
From Unconscious Bias to Conscious Compassion
“What is wellbeing anyway, and what about all those people who are “successful” without paying much attention to it?”
The Being of Wellbeing
In this talk, Laura explores what’s missing when what we know about cultivating well-being isn’t a match for what’s actually happening in our lives. Listeners will leave having discovered for themselves something vital and fundamental to successfully, sustainably cultivating their own foundation of wellbeing, and with that, the promise of a whole new future.
“Getting to know and love your teammates is not easy, but it’s one of the secret ingredients of success.”
The Art of Building Teams
In this talk, you’ll discover how storytelling can create rapport and common ground using nothing more than pen and paper. Laughter and ease bubble up as participants start to see themselves in each other. Different people emerge around you, even though no one has changed seats.
You can take the practices you learn with you and use them in any area of your life.