“Leadership Drives Culture Drives Performance”
The success or failure of an organisation in today’s accelerated business environment depends largely on how well it is led. Creating a culture where people are motivated to act quickly and confidently, challenge each other to maximise their effectiveness, and work on only those things that deliver real value is a monumental challenge for any leader.
What type of leader would you need to be to create that culture, and build a winning team that pushes organisational performance ever higher?
The theory of leadership (as espoused by the plethora of consultants in the market today) sounds rational, aspirational, and achievable… but no one talks about the ‘fine print’; what does it really take to be a great leader, to change an organisation’s culture, and to deliver exceptional results?
Marty unlocks the secrets of high performance leadership with an entertaining and dynamic keynote that is guaranteed to have major impact on any audience.
“What got you to here won't get you to there!”
We take our best technical experts (engineers, lawyers, electricians, software developers etc), and promote them, without really thinking about the support they need in a role that is fundamentally different. In many cases, these people aren't given the tools, the capability, and the role modelling that might help them to become successful leaders.
This transition from being an expert (in your field) to a novice (leader) can be emotionally and psychologically debilitating, and shatter even the most capable person's confidence. What do we need to do, as senior leaders, to grow talent through the leadership ranks so that we don't wake up one day to find our organisation is filled with 'fish out of water'?
This keynote deals at a high level with the practical steps that determine success (or failure) for a leader rising through an organisation:
Understanding and thriving through the two major career transitions;
Winning the trust and respect of your people… fast!;
Making a promotion work for any leader at any level; and
Driving talent into your leadership pipeline.
This topic is a perspective-altering revelation for people who have struggled throughout their careers, relying on techniques that don’t apply in a world where emotional intelligence, resilience, influence, and relationship mastery are the currency of success.
“Culture Shock – what it really takes to change a culture”
Change management is now a relatively mature discipline across the world's major corporations. John Kotter's 8-step process for change was published over 20 years ago, and is universally accepted as 'conventional wisdom'.
Despite this, when it comes to making lasting, positive change to a company's culture, the vast majority of organisations fail.
Based on the practical experience of leading major culture change initiatives, in this keynote Marty unlocks the leadership failures that stymie culture change, and render any change framework useless.
Building on Kotter’s work, Marty takes an entertaining but hard-hitting tour of leadership in the trenches, and how senior executives can successfully set up a climate for change, including:
Why the people who built the house can't renovate it;
Eat your own dog food;
If there's no noise, there's no change;
You’re going to have to shoot a hostage.
Sitting in an air conditioned office and deluding yourself that the troops are all aligned and working to your communicated objectives isn't going to cut it. This is about the no nonsense approaches that really make a difference, if you are serious about changing your organisation’s culture.