Dedicated to a New Kind of Leadership
U.S. and World Wide
A leadership expert, author and consultant, Betsy Myers is speaking at conferences and workshops around the world on the changing nature of leadership. Her book, Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, continues to be the basis of her work as her experience spans the corporate, political and higher education arena. Speaking, consulting, and convening workshops on various topics such as leadership, career development, women’s issues, and diversity, Betsy has inspired hundreds of audiences and worked with corporations and organizations ranging in size from groups of 10 to over 15,000 people. The presentations she delivers range from themes such as Authentic Leadership, the New Paradigm of Leadership, How Leadership Creates a Feeling, and Engaging Men in Partnership to Advance Women.
The Leader in You – How to Be Your Authentic Self While Also Being Strategic to Get Results
So many people have a difficult time accepting the realities of their workplace today. The driving theme of this speech is that it’s irrelevant whether you like a boss, colleague, constituent, or donor. What is relevant, however, is navigating every situation to achieve the best possible outcome while preserving your integrity. This is the only way to prosper in your company. It all starts with you. True leadership is when you step into who you really are, when you discover, understand and embrace your own personal story. In addition to being your true self, successful leadership is also learning about the people around you and what they need. This combination enables leaders to create an environment and culture in which people offer their best selves to a team, partnership, or relationship in order to achieve desired results. This speech will share strategies and best practices that will help you become an authentic leader who establishes meaningful relationships in order to drive your career forward.
Leadership Creates a Feeling – How to Create a Modern Workforce for the 21st Century
Every company today is grappling with a staggering statistic -- 50-70% of American workers are disengaged in the workplace. Clearly, the old masculine model of command-and-control leadership is no longer effective in this new environment; so a new leadership model must take hold in order to recruit and retain vital and vibrant talent at all levels of the organization. Indeed, as this speech explains, leaders today must be conscious about their behavior and its impact on others. More specifically, they must be self-reflective and try to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, they must ask questions, not just provide answers, in order to build relationships and facilitate teamwork and collaboration. And, finally, they must bring out the productive feelings in the people around them. When people feel valued, supported, appreciated, and understood, they do their best work. Based on Betsy Myers’ book, Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, this speech will explain what leaders must do differently and better if they want a workforce that is both happy and profit-driven.
Traits of Resilient Leaders – How to Navigate an Uncertain and Disruptive World
Each C-Level executive is tested at one point in his or her career by a failure, disappointment, loss, setback, or betrayal. And, the difference between good and great organizational leaders is how resilient they are, how they deal with, and even embrace, these unexpected changes. Indeed, our failures are the roadmap to our true selves; life and leadership is never a straight line but, instead, a curvy road with obstacles that challenge and stretch us. This speech will offer a host of critical strategies that will help leaders navigate under duress -- how to think about failure differently; how failure builds our resiliency muscle; how to deal with crisis in the middle of the storm; how resilience is our path for discovering and aligning with our life’s purpose and passion; and how, in the face of our greatest pain, we discover our true character. The ultimate goal of the speech is to help leaders emerge stronger after the most threatening and disheartening situations.
Engaging Men – The Way Forward for Women in Business
Most companies aren’t making real progress when it comes to gender equity today. Indeed, women’s issues often appear to be pushed to the side. Unfortunately, though, the old strategies and continuing lack of focus aren’t helping organizations recruit, retain and advance talented women. Women currently hold just 10%-15% of the senior leadership (C-Suite) positions in corporate America, even though they hold 50% of the middle-management positions. This speech offers a sweeping new approach for boosting gender equity in US companies -- engaging men on behalf of women. In addition to offering strategies that will help men effectively mentor women, the speech will also show how to establish trust-based professional relationships between men and women that will lead us to a gender progress that has been elusive for so many years.
Connected Leadership – What Corporate Executives Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Presidential Victory
One of the biggest problems in companies today -- big and small -- is that organizational leaders lose touch with their employees. The results are painful and serious. The workforce drifts and becomes disengaged and distracted, and the business ultimately suffers. Donald Trump understood this during the 2016 Presidential election, and he won voters over because he connected with their real feelings and concerns. This speech will explain how corporate executives and managers can follow suit and authentically connect with their teams at every level of the organization so that employees feel seen, and heard. This is the only way to gain the trust, hearts, and minds of people in the workplace today. The speech will also offer proven strategies that help leaders become truly present for everyone who contributes to the top and bottom line.