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Can I Have Your Attention?
by Curt Steinhorst
"A must read for anyone in the business of leading others."
Ken May, CEO of Top Golf; former CEO of Fedex
"If you want your team to stay focused, you will want to read Can I Have Your Attention?"
Chester Elton, New York Times Best-Selling author of All In, The Carrot Principle and What Motivates Me
Inspire better work habits. Focus your team. Get stuff done in the constantly connected workplace.
As our workloads expand, attention has never been more valuable. Or more difficult to keep.
In Can I Have your Attention?, Curt Steinhorst shows business leaders how to cut through the noise and get their employees back to work. Curt has spent years helping Fortune 500 companies overcome distraction and achieve focus. With technology creating endless opportunites to "improve productivity", people spend so much time responding to the interruptions that they've lost the ability to focus and do their jobs. Yet, the potential for harnessing the power of your team's attention has never been greater--if you can capture it.
You'll learn how to:
- Implement a comprehensive organizational strategy to increase focus and overcome digital distraction.
- Take back control of the technology in your organization and life.
- Establish a Communication Compact, defining how, when, and why your team will communicate with each other.
- Create a "vault" to increase productivity, decrease stress, and boost your creativity.
- Free yourself and your employees from the never-ending flood of emails and messages.
- Achieve unmatched focus in the age of distraction.
The smartphone isn't going away. Learn the simple rules and guidelines that will improve focus and create the mental space needed for your people to work to their full potential.
Featured Keynote Programs
Shaping the Future of Work
Transforming Who, Where, How, What, and Why We Work
The pandemic revealed issues with the pre-pandemic workplace and taught employees valuable lessons about how they best work, and what they expect from their employer, and convinced them not to settle for less.
In Shaping the Future of Work, Curt Steinhorst covers the five essential lenses to understand the rapidly changing landscape of work:
• Who Works: Employee demographics are changing with multiple generations working together and a more diverse workforce.
• Where We Work: Remote work, redesigned offices, and hybrid locations have shifted where we work.
• How We Work: A more varied workforce that includes employees, contingent workers, and gig workers has created new opportunities.
• What is Work: New technologies and digital transformation have led to the emergence of new job roles, necessitating reskilling.
• Why We Work: Workers expect companies to provide clear value to them while they, in turn, create value for the company. The importance of belonging and culture in the workplace remains unchanged. However, the way in which they are developed and sustained needs to be updated.
This session will teach leaders how to prioritize the present and guide their company toward the future.
Intentional Leadership in a Rapidly Changing Workplace
How to Drive Trust, Collaboration, and Results through Uncertainty
Today's leaders face many challenges, including the great resignation, hybrid and remote work, shifting employee expectations, and tense social and political landscapes — plus the noise and uncertainty of daily life.
Leaders need to build trust, communicate effectively, and demonstrate empathy to improve recruitment, retention, productivity, engagement, and well-being.
The core challenge is not a leader’s lack of awareness or concern. Many leaders do what they can — but the primary resource necessary is under assault and in critically limited supply: A leader’s intentional attention.
In this presentation, Curt helps leaders identify old assumptions, hidden traps, and new ways to connect effectively.
• Navigate varying and conflicting work preferences based on employee generation, experience, tenure, background, and personality
• Reconfigure team protocols to remove costly distractions that sabotage productivity
• Increase capacity and space to innovate
• Maintain trust in times of chaos, volatility, and uncertainty
• Achieve clarity of purpose that drives teams further
Leaders will come away with tools to help them relate to and guide employees — and drive their own intentional attention — with higher achievement and greater engagement for all as the reward.
Growing Your Company Without Shrinking Its Culture
As you grow, how do you preserve what makes your organization special?
How can you maintain the unique aspects of your culture as your company grows and brings in new colleagues and customers?
In this session, Curt Steinhorst helps you identify ways to protect and sustain your company's culture during growth. He challenges you to rethink assumptions about scalability and addresses how what created cohesion, efficiency, and "magic" in the past can actually create silos and inefficiency in the future.
You will learn how to expand, adapt, and thrive through clarity, communication, and intentional attention. Curt will address common and often misunderstood culture drivers, including:
• Culture is driven by clarity.
• Communication driven by convenience creates chaos.
• A leader's ability to avoid certain decisions is as important as those they make.
• Meetings are more likely to drain us than connect us.
• Attention is your most limited and valuable resource.
By learning how to adapt your organization and its actions, you will leave with practical and sustainable solutions you can implement to preserve what makes your company’s culture unique while giving it room to evolve.
The New Team Rules
Connecting, Collaborating, and Producing Results in the Age of Zoom
How do you build a productive team when co-workers are no longer in the same room or even available during the same hours?
And how do you create better rhythms of work and communication that ultimately drive greater engagement and success for your team?
Effective teams foster creativity, accountability, and diverse ideas, but achieving this is complex. Different work styles and priorities can lead to conflicts and slow progress. Communication overload and excessive meetings can reduce focus and productivity. Team dynamics can result in power struggles, lack of accountability, and stress.
In this session, Curt Steinhorst outlines hidden drivers that can harm teams. He provides a playbook for working together in a way that makes room for diverse work styles and communication preferences.
• Transform diverse, dispersed, and disconnected individual contributors into a high-performing team
• Improve communication while avoiding overload and interruption
• Ensure organizational goals link to team priorities
• Negotiate successful ground rules for remote/hybrid work/in-office arrangements
• Improve collective decision-making within teams.
I had the opportunity to engage Curt to speak to all of our staff while we were in the middle of a merger. His presentation on thriving in the midst of uncertainty was timely and very well received by our people. Curt's message was personalized, well researched, entertaining, and included tactics we could implement immediately.
I worked with Curt for a couple of years, during which his insights about honing leadership focus, enabling people to be their most productive selves in a world full of distractions, and creating room for what makes each of us thrive at work were inspiring lights for our industry leaders.
Curt conveys a genuineness, and a passion for his audience, for his message, and his conviction is what resonates. He also made the focus concept intentional. It was a well-received, thoughtful presentation and truly captured [our] attention. And this was a tough crowd of executive-level management professionals, he absolutely surpassed expectations.
Curt delivers an ideal message for now: focus is the most critical skill to master in dynamic times. Many in the team had been overwhelmed by the volume of work... It has helped to enable a fresh start for many in the team.
Curt delivers an ideal message for now: focus is the most critical skill to master in dynamic times. Many in the team had been overwhelmed by the volume of work at a time when they were also adapting to work from home circumstances. They left the presentation inspired to think more intentionally about how they manage focus both at work and at home. It has helped to enable a fresh start for many in the team.
Everything a YPO/WPO speaker should be! Excellent in every way! Well done! ... Very, very interesting & informative ... Fantastic! Real take home value. Time flew by and I could have listened longer.
Thank you for presenting at this year's ReVive Conference at Texas Health Resources. We appreciate the amount of work you put into making your presentation so captivating and thought provoking. Many thanks for making time in your busy schedule to attend and make a truly great talk.
We made the right decision when we booked Curt Steinhorst to speak at our conference. Curt was professional, engaging, funny, and informative with practical tips for professionals. We received so much positive feedback about Curt from our members that I cannot recommend him highly enough!
Curt I just can't thank you enough. I had so many people of various ages tell me how much they enjoyed your presentation. Several people said you are the best keynote speaker we've ever had! Great job!
Curt was fabulous! The audience was very engaged, the topic was extremely beneficial and he was really funny. Our United Van Lines and Mayflower agents wanted more time with him!
The reviews have been unanimously positive, across the board, and we could not have been happier with how everything went. Curt was energetic, entertaining, and engaging--and gave all in attendance some important things to think about. In short, Curt absolutely hit it out of the park!
I applied his specific focus strategies to block all the 'noise' out and focus. I found myself sharing with everyone in my office.
No workforce issue is more important to address than the challenge of digital distractions. Curt speaks to this issue with impressive knowledge and expertise, through a uniquely engaging and thought-provoking style. What most impressed me was the attention he gave to customizing his message for the specific needs of our industry.
If you're looking for someone who can equip your people to better focus in today's work environment and do so while keeping them entertained and engaged, look no further than Curt. He made us think, he kept us laughing, and we left knowing how to improve our lives by reclaiming our attention.
Curt's ability to command undivided attention is second to none. For someone who claims that attention is the heart of communication, he really lives up to his message
When I saw Curt speak I was immediately struck by his ability to think 'loud-world' differently and immediately booked him to present to BMLG.
The presentation was practical, funny, and well-received; we had a lot of buzz following the event. Curt's message thoughtfully addresses a central challenge in our fast-paced work culture. He was a true delight to work with, and we are already planning to bring him back!
It's no small feat to keep a room full of top performing wealth managers engaged and off their phones for an entire keynote. Not only did Curt maintain enthusiastic attention, but he gave us plenty of practical advice for finding focus in the ocean of distractions. His session was the highest rated of the conference, scoring 4.9 out of 5 in the follow up survey.