Mike Staver is an expert on leadership. You, like most people, hear a lot about leadership. You get to see examples of it (or the lack of it) every day from the news to politics to your community, family and work. What is leadership? What is a leader’s primary job? How do leaders lead in a way that gets results while creating a great place to work? Sifting through the theory, information and experience of leadership is what leadership expert Mike Staver has dedicated the last 25+ years to. Unlike many speakers Mike takes noisy, often complex, leadership content and makes it immediately useful, digestible and entertaining. That combination has influenced over 200,000 people in ways that not only transforms thinking and action but improves results. His counterintuitive perspective and his story telling style combined with an entertaining delivery makes the often challenging realities of work and life easier to absorb, hear and adjust to. His message is grounded in the belief that leadership is about influence regardless of position, title or power. Understanding and applying that increases performance quickly and thoroughly. Companies like Federal Express, Miracle Ear, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Mayo Clinic, Allstate and many more have repeatedly invited him to contribute to the development of their leaders. Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Masters in Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Speaking Professional. He has conducted industry-specific research on the traits that make leaders thrive and has had those findings built into a one of a kind national leadership certification. Some of Mike's work was recently ranked top 5 by Training Magazine on their Training Top 125 list, which recognizes organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. There’s more, but frankly….while all of that took a lot of work the real work has been hard earned over the last 30 years in the trenches of businesses from health care to high-end security and guiding clients through a multitude of business struggles. Topic Descriptions: - Leadership Isn’t for Cowards We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all of the information, demands and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get your followers to understand what really matters and how to execute effectively. Your ability to influence your followers is key to every step of creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process. Participants will learn: • The real definition of courage • The three most important steps you will ever take • The power of commitment • What your followers do, really do, when you are not around • The primary motivator of all people • The three things every leader can do to insure leadership failure • The importance of high gain activity and how to do more of it • Six steps that will insure effective execution - How to Build a High-Performance Culture What do you stand for? What does your company stand for? Are your values clear? Are they obvious to customers, staff, and the community? Is your company optimally positioned and differentiated by the consistent application of your vision and core values? Most leaders and organizations are moving at such a rapid pace that taking a step back to think about these things seems like a luxury when, in fact, it couldn't be more crucial. It doesn't matter where your company and your industry stands in the growth cycle. Focusing on who you are and what you stand for is the most critical thing you can do. Participants will learn: • How to identify and apply their core values to their leadership • How to align their behavior with what they say they believe • How to be powerfully influential regardless of level of authority • How to build accountability and improve efficiency • How to Build a High-Performance Culture - Winning Is No Accident Every day massive accomplishments are realized all over the world: diseases being cured; teams winning championships; innovative products going to market; and a host of other positive experiences. These things do not happen by accident. They happen as the direct results of certain fundamental principles. The good news is they aren't a secret; they aren't hidden in some far-off locale, waiting to be unearthed. They are ready and available for you right now. While these life and business-transforming principles are simple, they are not always simple to implement. Here is an opportunity to learn and apply EXACTLY what you need to do to accomplish outstanding results. Participants will learn: • The equation that creates the highest likelihood of success • The four key principles to pacing yourself effectively • How to deal with obstacles and opportunities ** for full information on Mike's client options and services click to his website from this profile **
Mike Staver is your guy.
If you want your audience to leave the room inspired, with a smile on their face, a tear in their eye, and actionable insight to their life, job, and relationships, Mike Staver is your guy.
The best speaker we've ever had!
"The best speaker we've ever had!" That was the comment I heard repeatedly after Mike Staver spoke at our Leadership Development Institute (LDI). Mike was humorous, engaging, and more importantly, inspiring. His message on courageous leadership has sparked hallway discussions, creative ideas, and new interest in attending the LDIs. That's quite an accomplishment, given that the audience consisted of seasoned, senior leaders who can be tough to impress. "Awesome presentation! Thank you for investing in Mike for us!" Their words, not mine - recognizing and appreciating the value Mike brought to us, and recognizing our investment in our employees. I couldn't have envisioned a better response. Thanks to Mike and his team, my team looked great!
We would like to use you again in the future...
I wanted to make sure I sent a note to let you know what a great response I received from your presentation at our event. Please know the content as well as the entertainment/laughter factor achieved the mark, and all were very happy with the outcome of the event. Everyone I talked to said you were spot on, and many felt they learned a great deal from your talk. All felt like your presentation was the perfect thing at the perfect time.
We would like to use you again in the future, if that is any indication of how well received you were.