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Scott Mautz

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Scott Mautz

Scott Mautz is a former Procter & Gamble senior executive who successfully ran several of the company's largest multi-billion-dollar businesses (transforming business results and organizational health scores along the way).

Scott is a three time award-winning author, including his latest lauded book, Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization.

He's faculty at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business where he teaches leadership and peak performance.

Scott's been named a "CEO Thought-leader" by the CEO Ex, The Secret to High-Performing Orgs....ecutive Guild and a "Top 50 Leadership Innovator" by Inc. Magazine, where his popular column drew nearly 2-million readers/month. He's founder/CEO of Profound Performance - a keynote, workshop, and leadership training company with strong virtual capabilities.

Scott frequently appears in many national publications and podcasts.

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Leading from the Middle

No group has a bigger impact on an organization than those who must lead from the middle of that organization – those who have a boss and are a boss, who must lead up, down, and across as part of their job. This keynote draws from research with thousands of successful “middle managers” across a wide variety of organizations to give the audience the inspiration, insights, and pragmatic tools they need to truly excel in their vital role.

* The audience learns the SCOPE framework which outlines the unique challenges of those who lead from the messy middle. They learn the key skillset and mindset elements required to succeed in their job and are moved to take pride in being the backbone of their organization.

* To lead up the organization brilliantly, the audience learns how to build better relationships w/ their boss, how to get clear on expectations, and more.

* To lead down the organization w/ excellence, they learn how to pinpoint what employee's need to improve upon, how to give great feedback, and more.

* To lead across the organization with savvy they learn how to deal with difficult co-workers, how to influence peers, and more.

This powerful keynote draws from the new book Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization. It’s wrapped in passionate oratory with fascinating research and compelling stories that will keep the audience riveted the entire time. A robust toolkit is also provided for the audience so that they can immediately put into practice what they just heard.

Being in the middle doesn’t mean being stuck in the middle. It means a chance to lead– in every direction. It’s a badge of pride. And now your audience will have the tools and inspiration to do it brilliantly.

Length: 60-75 minutes

Target audience: Anyone who has a boss and is a boss (or aspires to be a boss/manager of others someday); anyone who wants to improve their skills at leading from the middle of their organization.

The audience walks away with:

* a sense that they are understood and appreciated
* a sense of community in that they’re not alone in dealing with the unique challenges they face
* inspiration, insight, and specific tools to help them lead brilliantly up, down, and across their organization
* a deep sense of personal inspiration/motivation/energy

*Note: Ask about the Leading from the MIddle Training System that can accompany this keynote. Create an even deeper experience for your audience to help them build their ability to effectively lead up, down, and across the organization.

Content/delivery is tailored to the audience according to client needs.

The Secret to High-Performing Organizations, Especially in Challenging Times (A Leadership Toolkit)

To say that things have been challenging in a COVID-19 world is an understatement, but don’t underestimate the power of the driving force behind today’s highest-performing organizations. This riveting keynote reveals that it’s a workforce deeply motivated by leaders adept at fostering meaning both in and at work. Cutting-edge research shows that today’s evolving workforce (increasingly influenced by the Millennial/Gen Z population and shaped by these tumultuous times) isn’t as motivated by perks, promotions, or pay, which many leaders still mistakenly believe is the case.

It’s meaning that truly engages and motivates employees, and it does so on a sustaining basis (unlike other temporary fixes). And groundbreaking research shows that meaning-rich organizations get business results like no other.

The audience is then introduced to “The Markers of Meaning”–specific conditions the leader can foster that create meaning in and at work (shaping work that matters, feeding learning and personal growth, fostering a sense of competency and self-esteem, granting autonomy, and crafting an environment of caring/teamwork/authenticity). Practical, pragmatic tools are provided in the talk (and at the end of the talk) so the audience can immediately put into practice what they just heard.
This powerful keynote draws from the multi-award-winning, bestselling book, Make It Matter. Compelling stories, insightful examples, fascinating research, humor, and compelling oratory are all woven together into a highly memorable talk.

Length: 60-75 minutes

Target audience: Leaders of any kind seeking to unlock employee engagement, meaning, and meaningful achievement (while improving recruitment and retention efforts).

The audience walks away with:
• an understanding of what truly motivates and engages today’s workforce
• knowledge of how to foster the conditions that create meaning, sustained motivation, and peak performance
• a strong sense of enhanced leadership skills
• a set of practical tools and a desire to immediately use them
• a strong desire to apply what they’ve just learned
• a deep sense of personal inspiration/motivation/energy

Content/delivery is tailored to the audience according to client needs.

*Note: Leaders can also participate in a Companion Workshop, custom-built for members of Leadership Teams (inquire about content and pricing separately).

How to Leave a Legacy at Work (and in Life)

Is your organization in a pivotal moment where it faces big goals and needs everyone fired up to deliver? A period of time when everyone has a chance to forge their legacy, their lasting, unique imprint on the business? If you’re nodding ‘yes’ to this, then this spellbinding keynote is just what’s needed.

When all is said and done, we all want to feel that our time at work, and on this planet, really made a difference–to the organization, others, and ourselves. We all want to know we’ve left a meaningful legacy behind. And it’s during pivotal moments that we can stop to identify, articulate, and begin pursuing exactly what we want our legacy to be, at work and in life.

The audience is first drawn into the power of leaving a legacy behind and the importance of being intentional in doing so. They’re made to see that they’re currently in a pivotal moment on their business (or in life), they simply must choose to see it that way.

They then learn about The Footprints of Legacy–the manners in which we tend to leave a lasting impact behind, especially the ways we can leave a positive impact on others. If we’re made aware of the “buckets” of ways in which we can leave footprints, then we can work to fill each bucket, even if just a little, every day.

The keynote will then do a double-click on the specific steps one can take to identify, articulate, and begin fulfilling a legacy left behind via meaningful results at work.

This powerful, inspiring keynote draws from the multi-award-winning, bestselling book, Make It Matter and uses video, music, story-telling, fascinating research, provocative questions, passionate oratory and more to captivate the audience the entire time.

Length: 60-75 minutes

Target audience: Sales teams or anyone in a pivotal moment where the opportunity is ripe to make their mark and leave a legacy of enduring results (and more) behind.

The audience walks away with:
• an understanding of how to leave a legacy of results and resonance at work (and in life), triggered by the perception they’re in a pivotal moment
• a deep sense of inspiration, motivation, and energy
• a set of practical tools and a strong desire to use them immediately

Content/delivery is tailored to the audience according to client needs.

*Note: The audience can also participate in a Companion Workshop that teaches how to identify and articulate a personal legacy statement (inquire about content and pricing separately).

Moving Forward

Not since the Industrial Revolution has there been such a disruption in how we work, and how we relate to our work, as these pandemic-fueled years. Leaders must understand that “what got you here won’t get you there” - in other words, it’s clearly not leadership as usual. Based on extensive research with C-suite and mid-level executives at over 300 organizations (of all sizes), this talk illuminates the mindset and skills now required for leaders to lead effectively in a pandemic-morphed workplace. The 5 most critical mindset elements/skills to build moving forward (dubbed "The High-Five") are:

● Fostering a caring culture

● Enabling psychological safety

● Creating comfort with the unknown

● Fostering resilience/the will to persevere

● Creating commitment to change

The 60-75 minute keynote delves into each of the "High-Five" and provides pragmatic tools the audience can use to create new habits based on what they learned. The riveting session combines storytelling, data, powerful oratory, adult learning principles, and more to create a riveting experience the audience will find memorable and new-habit molding. It draws from the award-winning book: Leading from the Middle.

Target audience: Any organization seeking to keep its leaders learning and skilled at the most relevant skills required for leadership moving forward (given the profound change in work dynamics today).

The audience walks away with:
* an understanding of the most important leadership skills to build moving forward in a pandemic-changed workplace
* a deep sense of inspiration and energy
* a set of practical tools and a strong desire to use them immediately

Content/delivery is tailored to the audience according to client needs.

Note: The audience can also participate in a Companion Workshop that goes deeper with exercises to further build each of the "High-Five" skills required moving forward.

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Leading from the Middle

by Scott Mautz

The definitive playbook for driving impact as a middle manager

Leading from the Middle: A Playbook for Managers to Influence Up, Down, and Across the Organization delivers an insightful and practical guide for the backbone of an organization: those who have a boss and are a boss and must lead from the messy middle. Accomplished author and former P&G executive Scott Mautz walks readers through the unique challenges facing these managers, and the mindset and skillset necessary for managing up and down and influencing what happens across the organization.

You'll learn the winning mindset of the best middle managers, how to develop the most important skills necessary for managing from the middle, how to create your personal Middle Action Plan (MAP), and effectively influence:

  • Up the chain of command, to your boss and those above them
  • Down, to your direct reports and teams who report to you
  • Laterally, to peers and teams you have no formal authority over

Anyone in an organization who reports to someone and has someone reporting to them must lead from the middle. They are the most important group in an organization and have a unique opportunity to drive impact. Leading from the Middle explains how.

Make It Matter: How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning

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Find the Fire

by Scott Mautz
Once upon a time, you probably learned the thrill of a good day's work and were inspired to work harder and accomplish more. Then the honeymoon ended, burnout set in, and you began going through the motions uninspired. Wouldn't you love to feel as engaged and energized as you were on day one? You can! The key is to quit waiting for it to happen and take control of the process yourself.In Find the Fire, discover how you can shake off the malaise and dial up the motivation. Whether you're wrestling with fear, disconnectedness, boredom, lack of creative outlets, overwhelm, or other issues, you will find applicable insights, exercises, inspiring stories, checklists, and more as you learn about the nine forces that drain inspiration. Learn how to reconnect with your coworkers and managers, how to boost your self-confidence and personal presence, and how to stay in control during tough times. Discover how to empower yourself, not waiting for others to fill that need, and how you can still produce work you're proud of, even after many years of performing the same tasks. You've probably been asking yourself lately what inspires you now. But the more applicable question is, how did you lose the inspiration you once had in the first place? Learn to find that again.

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