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Master the Challenges that Make or Break All Leaders — Seven Keys to Success
There is so much leadership advice in the world that it can quickly lead to “paralysis by analysis” of trying to remember the hundred things you’re supposed to do at any given moment. But what if that list were distilled to the seven critical challenges that determine whether any leader succeeds or fails in their role, and combined with a playbook for mastering those challenges?
Drawing on insights from his new book The CEO Test, written with former Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer, Adam Bryant presents an informative and enlightening keynote around the key challenges of leadership, including developing a simple plan for strategy, building teams that are true teams, driving transformation, and mastering the inner game of leadership. Bryant, who has conducted in-depth interviews on leadership with more than 600 CEOs, shares compelling stories, memorable quotes, and practical tips and tools in an engaging style that will arm leaders at all levels with clear strategies to elevate their teams and drive results.
Building an Outstanding Team — Six Keys to Success
How can you instill a culture of innovation into your company—into any company? In The Corner Office, Adam Bryant interviewed hundreds of leading CEOs for The New York Times, eschewing nuts-and-bolts questions about growth, sales, or industry shifts. Instead, he posed down-to-earth, human questions about leadership and teamwork—how it works, where it comes from, how it can be better. How do top CEOs hire? What do they look for in colleagues? What inspires them? How do they overcome challenges? And what keeps them driven, day in and out, over the long haul of their careers?
Now, pulling together the broader themes of his diverse interviews, Bryant’s distilled a decade of wisdom into six practical steps (or drivers) of successful teams. Presented in a keynote that’s warm, accessible, and funny, these principles—“A Simple Plan,” “Rules of the Road,” “A Little Respect,” “It’s All About the Team,” “Adult Conversations,” and “The Hazards of Email”—can provide a foundation for growth and wellbeing that you can act on immediately. Hands-on and eminently useful, this talk will help you alter your perspective, learn how to lead and collaborate with your entire personality, embrace change and turbulence, and enjoy real, affective dialogue with your teammates.
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