Featured Keynote Programs
High-Performance Hybrid Culture
Insights for Elevating Culture in a Work from Anywhere World
Culture does not live in the walls of your building; it lives in the hearts of your people.
No one knows exactly what the Future of Work will look like, but we do know the culture drivers required to support talent working from anywhere today. Seth Mattison knows that we are never going back to business as usual. After years of experimentation, it’s clear the Future of Work is less about a place and more about building cultures that support people’s potential, regardless of where they’re physically located.
As we enter a new era of work, leaders are faced with the challenge of reengineering their organizations to drive business performance and maintain the cohesiveness of their culture both inside and outside their four walls. The problem is, only half of organizations today are prepared to support this transformation. Are you one of them? In this session, Seth Mattison helps leaders rethink how to best support talent and activate a high-performance culture in a work-from-anywhere world.
With teams mixed between essential onsite work and remote settings, new systems, processes, skills, and competencies will be required to build and maintain an inclusive and equitable culture rooted in belonging. These efforts will fuel a culture that feels engaging, participatory, and full of the human connection we deeply value.
Seth Mattison will unpack the challenges and opportunities our hybrid environments present, along with research, case studies, and best practices for what leaders and managers can do today to effectively support and lead a work-from-everywhere workforce.
Attendees will gain:
● Insight into the data of what drives real engagement with hybrid workers
● Frameworks for building a work-from-anywhere culture
● Strategies for supporting a culture of fairness and equity
● Techniques for maintaining human connection digitally
Elevating Employee Engagement
Connecting Hearts and Minds to Drive Better Business Outcomes in the New World of Work
As the war for talent continues to wage across industries today, organizations will be forced to battle for a smaller and smaller pool of qualified candidates. Losing high-performing individuals is simply not an option when growth is the mandate. Supporting leaders in their efforts to shape elevated employee engagement has never mattered more. Seth Mattison knows that talent needs more than a fleeting warm-fuzzy feeling and a decent paycheck to thrive today, helping leaders understand how to unlock the key drivers of engagement through purpose, meaning, vision, psychological safety, and opportunities for growth. Not only does engagement have the potential to significantly affect employee retention, productivity, and loyalty, it is also a key link to customer satisfaction, company reputation and overall stakeholder value.
The Great Reset has created a moment of reflection for the whole world- societal values are shifting and new expectations are emerging. Seth Mattison will help you answer some of the most pressing questions: What does talent need today to feel deeply connected to their work and their teams? What will be required of leaders and organizations to support these shifting values and drive engagement?
In this highly interactive deep-dive discussion, Seth Mattison will shed light on these questions and add a new perspective to the conversation today by dissecting the fundamental drivers of engagement and helping to unlock the employee experience of the future.
● Insights on how the drivers of engagement have shifted and what matters now.
● The 4 levels of employee engagement that drive productivity and performance.
● Perspectives on the employee value proposition of the future.
● Tools for building a culture rooted in trust and belonging.
Building Resilience in the of Face Resistance
Leaning into uncertainty, ambiguity, and adversity as tools for grit, growth, and resilience.
Seth Mattison defines resilience as the process of responding well in the face of adversity. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from difficult experiences, it can also mean profound personal growth through grit and grace. Seth unpacks one of the most critical leadership attributes of the moment and how the past two years have given leaders the opportunity to test their mettle and find their resilience in the face of unprecedented change.
In a world of ongoing marketplace disruptions and organizational transformation, the virtues of grit and tenacity stand tall among today’s most critical leadership attributes. The most resilient leaders of high-performing organizations can adapt to changing circumstances and encourage others to do the same. As a result, their teams operate with higher productivity, engagement, and a greater sense of well-being. Resilient leaders cultivate emotional intelligence and strong relationships, and they facilitate learning and personal development through everyday experiences. More importantly, these exceptional leaders create a culture of psychological safety- the number one predictor of high-performing teams.
In this program, Seth Mattison will unpack the leadership habits that improve team well-being, productivity, and performance and share the latest research in neuroscience and psychology for developing resilient leaders, teams, and organizations.
● Insights on your habits, belief systems and the neuroscience that support and enhance resilience
● Lessons to cultivate positive emotions, make stress work for you, and activities that proactively build resilience
● Techniques for stepping out of reactivity and responding to what is most important
● Strategies for fostering a culture of psychological safety
The Heart of Leadership
The Secret and the Science to Influencing and Leading During Times of Transformation
In this moment of disruption leadership everywhere is faced with the challenge of defining the Future of Work while delivering value to the enterprise today. Navigating disruption of this magnitude is often messy and regularly takes years to work through. However, Seth Mattison knows these moments also provide us with an incredible opportunity to re-assess, re-think, re-imagine, and re-design how we want to do this thing called work and the type of leadership that will be needed in this moment.
The stakes have never been higher for organizations looking to grow while competing for a smaller and smaller number of qualified potential employees who are pursuing opportunities across industries. Seth Mattison provides leaders with the insights and surprising truths about where the world is moving next, and the type of leadership skills needed most to meet the moment.
Leaders today must have the understanding and the skill to not only connect with the rational and logical parts of people’s brains but also have the capacity to connect with their hearts to understand what drives human behavior at the deepest level.
As traditional hierarchies are re-examined, leadership becomes less about title and tenure at the organization and more about influence, impact, and the ability to connect. Developing and cultivating our capacity to reveal our full selves every single day will become the new mandate for leadership in the modern era.
In this highly interactive deep-dive discussion, Seth Mattison will add a new perspective to the conversation and unlock leadership potential by elevating empathy, courage, influence, and impact for a better world of work.
● Perspective on the neuroscience and neuroradiology of influence and change.
● An unprecedented look at the future-ready skills and competencies to prime performance, culture, and organizational growth.
● Strategies for activating the power of empathy and attunement to drive engagement.
● Access to case studies from category-leading brands activating heart-based cultures to drive growth.
Navigating What’s Next
Insights for the Future of Work
The Future of Work is unfolding now and there has never been a more important moment to claim your version of it! What will we collectively create?
We’re entering an unprecedented moment in the world of work. With so much in flux, everything is up for grabs as we collectively claim a Future of Work that best supports us all as we draft a new social contract between employees and employers.
Seth Mattison will help you and your leaders answer some of today’s most pressing questions: What does talent need today? What type of leadership will be required? How will we nurture great teams? What employment experiences will matter most? How will we activate a culture of belonging to drive high performance? As a researcher and thought leader, Seth will help you answer these questions and more.
As we enter a new era of work, leaders are making big bets on what’s next for their industry, the future before us, and the world at large. Navigating this defining moment while preparing to capture the opportunity will require a bold vision, the courage to change, and a commitment to contribute to the evolution of work and leadership.
Rooted in the research and bolstered by time helping high-performing leaders through moments of transformation, Seth Mattison will share insights on the biggest trends impacting the state of work today. Armed with actionable insights and practical tools, participants will be primed to lead their teams and organizations as they intentionally shape the future.
Attendees will gain:
● Insights on the trends shaping the Future of Work and talent.
● Strategies to design compelling employee experiences and high-performance cultures.
● Change strategies for growth and scale.
● Perspective on the leadership skills and competencies of the future.
Teams on Fire
Igniting High Performance Cultures
In a world of rapid transformation, hyper competition, and a labor market tighter than ever, leaders today face the difficult task of not only attracting and retaining great people but enabling those individuals to perform at their highest potential in and across teams.
But what sets apart the highly successful, resilient, and agile teams from the rest? Surprisingly, it's not about individual team member’s skills, competencies or even potential. The secret to enabling high performance lies in leadership’s ability to foster the routines, rituals and habits that unlock connection, trust, belief, standards of excellence, and a compelling vision of the future.
Backed by two decades of research on the future of work, leadership and teams, this program will unpack the key drivers needed to help leaders create exceptional teams capable of delivery results and committed to the customer, the mission and each other.
Attendees will gain:
1. Insight on the new state of talent.
2. Actions for attracting and retaining top talent.
3. Strategies for unlocking connection and greater collaboration.
4. Perspective on the key drivers of high-performance.
The Heart of Leadership
Charting a New Course in a Changed World
In a world that's rapidly evolving, understanding how to navigate the new landscape is crucial. We're all aware of the change, but the real task is developing a future-ready strategy that's attuned to the shifting expectations of customers and employees. This is an era calling for a shift in leadership focus – placing people and their needs at the forefront.
Traditional leadership models are becoming outdated amidst these changes. What's needed now is a leadership style that's as dynamic and adaptable as the environment we operate in. This new paradigm of leadership is about more than just management; it's about forging genuine human connections, aligning teams around a shared vision, and cultivating a workplace where every individual is acknowledged and valued.
1. Understanding Emotional Intelligence is Key: Learn how to ditch the old playbook and embrace emotional intelligence. It’s about listening, really listening, to your team and understanding what makes them tick.
2. Unlocking Fearless Freedom: When we create environments where people feel free to take shots, make mistakes, speak up, step back, and lean in, we unlock next level performance.
3. Recognizing Empowerment is the New Control: Discover how letting go is the new holding on. Empower your team to take the reins, make decisions, and drive outcomes. It’s about trust, and it’s about time.
4. Embracing Authenticity Above All: Learn how to lead with authenticity. Cut the corporate speak and connect with your team as real people. It’s about building trust, fostering genuine connections, and creating a culture where everyone can thrive.
The Human Advantage
The Strategy for Winning in the Age of Machines
As we find ourselves propelled into the age of artificial intelligence, it can be challenging not to think that tools will define our trades and machines will take much of our work. With every passing month, jobs are changing faster than people. For humans to thrive in this new era, we must reimagine our role and the value we create by connecting to the parts of our work that only we can do. Because, while machines might replicate the work, they’ll never reflect the soul. They might take tasks, but they can’t take heart. It’s here, we find our edge.
Leveraging our human advantage isn’t just about helping to connect to more meaningful work. It’s about helping our businesses stand out in a sea of AI sameness. It’s about connecting with the market on a level that algorithms can't. It's about being so uniquely human that customers can’t help but pay attention and employees can’t help but love their work. Let’s unleash the power of your people.
1. Embracing our Humanity: Tap into the irreplaceable aspects of human creativity, empathy, and emotional intelligence that drive meaningful work and innovation.
2. Differentiating Authentically: Stand out in the AI era by forging genuine, human connections to create standout customer experiences that algorithms can't replicate.
3. Deepen Customer Connections: Go beyond digital to build personal human touchpoints to create a bond that feels authentic and irreplaceable.
4. Unleashing Workforce Potential: Foster a culture where passion, purpose, and personal investment are at the forefront, making every task and interaction distinctly human and impactful.
Made With Love
The Key Ingredient to Unlocking Competitive Advantage
In a world where societal disconnection, business uniformity, and AI-induced role uncertainty converge, we face a profound crisis: individuals feel isolated and purposeless, brands grapple to differentiate and stand out, and professionals fear the diminishing essence of their work and identity.
In the wake of these changes a new strategy emerges for humans and organizations to thrive by embracing our most unique and powerful human asset – love. Not romantic love, but love as an energetic force of creation, the innate desire to build, create, express, and innovate. To put love to work by creating brands, products, and experiences that deeply resonate with customers and employees.
Through captivating stories and actionable insights, we delve into a profound realization shared by high-performing groups: love is more than a feeling; it's a tactical advantage. This isn't about finding work you love; it's about infusing love into the work you do, leveraging it as a force of innovation, a nurturing tool for expansion, and a guiding principle for decision-making.
1. Embracing Love Strategically: Learn to put love to work as a creative and strategic asset in your organization.
2. Innovating with Passion: Discover how infusing love into work can unlock creativity and resonate with customers and employees.
3. Differentiating Brands with Love: Leverage love to make your brand stand out and create meaningful customer experiences.
4. Decision-Making through Love: Apply a love-centric approach to enhance empathy and compassion in strategic choices.
Building a Business and a Brand People Love
In a world where 'good' is no longer good enough, the magic happens when brands crack the code on going from being liked, to being loved, from being a choice to an obsession. This isn't just business as usual; it's about creating movements and crafting legacies where brands don’t just exist in the market, they live in the hearts of customers.
The journey is about making every transaction a story of transformation, kindling a fire of loyalty and passion in your audience by reflecting their innermost desires and values through your brand. Authenticity isn't just a buzzword here; it's the linchpin of this strategy, making each interaction not just memorable but transformative. The goal is to elevate your brand from a mere option in the marketplace to a symbol of devotion and obsession, resonating deeply and meaningfully with those it serves.
1. Elevating Brand Experience: Transform your brand from just another option to an essential part of customers' lives. It’s about creating experiences that resonate deeply, turning customers into passionate advocates.
2. Crafting Transformative Stories: Make every interaction a story of transformation. It's about connecting your brand’s narrative with your customers' desires and values, creating a powerful emotional bond.
3. Fostering Authentic Connections: Build authenticity into every aspect of your brand. Genuine, heartfelt engagements are key to moving from mere transactions to memorable, transformative experiences.
4. Igniting Customer Passion: Kindle a fire of loyalty and devotion in your audience. Aim to reflect and amplify their innermost desires through your brand, making it a symbol of their own values and aspirations.