Presentation Topic: Driving Change

Change is occurring at a blistering pace, leaving many businesses unprepared. Wave after wave of technological breakthroughs have revolutionized entire industries overnight. Wrenching political changes around the world are bringing new opportunities and fresh risks. Competition in global markets is growing fiercer by the day. More sophisticated customers expect ever-higher levels of quality, customization, convenience, and timeliness.

This is a time of change…a time of tremendous opportunity, but also one of substantial risk. In today’s business environment, where change is necessary for survival, organizations must be willing, able and eager to change. The business climate will likely experience continued turbulence. New regulatory challenges as well as lingering economic uncertainty pose significant challenges. Success will depend not only on size, but also on speed and competitiveness to capitalize on fast-moving changes in markets, technologies, and the general business landscape.

Driving Change equips organizations and leaders to dominate in this tough, competitive environment with the tools to anticipate, drive and capitalize on change.

Presentation Topic: Creating a High Performance Culture

The company that dominates in today’s tough business climate will be the one with the most energizing vision, soundest business strategies, most empowering structure and culture, and most talented leadership team. The key to success is designing a total system of improvement in which these key elements are aligned.

This exciting program contains the results of over two decades of research focused on Creating a High Performance Culture to generate world-class performance. Participants learn new strategies for promoting a new structure and culture that will support the quest for ever-higher levels of excellence in anticipating and exceeding customer needs, reducing cycle time, creating flawless product and service integrity and reliability, creating cost-competitive advantage, and developing best-in-class partnerships with employees, suppliers and customers.

Presentation Topic: Leadership…in the Eye of the Storm!

A changing business environment requires an increasingly high level of human performance within an increasingly complex business world. Leadership…in the Eye of the Storm details cutting-edge tools and strategies leaders use during turbulent times to tap and optimize the talents and skills of those around them - stimulating high performance, sparking creativity and imagination, encouraging teamwork and inspiring loyalty.

The key is stepping up to the task of creating an environment in which people want to, and can, perform at the highest levels of their potential. This program provides participants with the perspectives, strategies and tactics to shape both their personal destinies and their organization’s futures in an age of complexity and uncertainty.

Presentation Topic: Breakthrough: Organizational Learning

Today’s knowledge explosion and the galloping pace of change demand an unprecedented learning response from organizations. Rapidly evolving technology, diminishing natural resources, increasing global competition, and a more diverse workforce – all are changes requiring organizations to learn more and to learn it faster in order to remain competitive.

To survive and prosper, companies must adopt a way of managing that is based on their capacity to learn and change -- consciously, continuously and quickly. “Learning organization” is not just a buzzword. It is a critical capability for any company that wants to navigate the coming years successfully.

This program uncovers the critical success factors discovered and employed by high-performing companies in becoming learning organizations.

Presentation Topic: Developing Human Capital

Today's hyper-competition has eroded many traditional sources of competitive advantage. Technology can be copied or appropriated more and more quickly, economies of scale and scope are less important in a rapidly changing marketplace and a global business environment makes it more difficult to control access to resources or distribution channels.

The ways in which people are managed, in contrast, can lead to competitive advantages that are much harder to imitate. In today's business environment, it is clear that human capital and intellect drive business success. As organizations become more and more dependent on technology, human capital becomes more critical to long-term competitive advantage.

In good times and bad, there has always been, and will always be, a war for talent. You cannot be a top company unless you have top people. Acquiring, building, supporting and leveraging a high-performance workforce have never been more critical for profitable growth...or client satisfaction. Developing Human Capital reveals important ways you can make your organization the premiere talent magnet.

Presentation Topic: Lessons from Legendary Leaders

Throughout history, great leaders have understood that change brings tremendous opportunities as well as fresh risks. In this presentation, you will learn how great leaders throughout the ages…from the ball field to the boardroom, from politics to science, learned to survive- and even thrive- during turbulent times by adhering to timeless principles and maintaining flexible visions. While clearly “the past is not prologue”, we can still learn the characteristics that lead to abiding success from great leaders in all walks of life. They all consistently communicate vision, inspiration, courage and character…critical components for leadership greatness!

Lessons from Legendary Leaders provides a blueprint for the characteristics of true leadership, clearly illustrated with stories that make our understanding of these leaders clear, compelling and worthy of note and, perhaps, emulation. ©2007 Michael G. Winston. All Rights Reserved. 805. 529. 5834