Haydn Shaw | 6 Change Reactions, Productivity, and Leaders; Author of "Sticking Points"

Haydn Shaw

6 Change Reactions, Productivity, and Leaders; Author of "Sticking Points"

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$6,500 - $9,300
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Chicago, IL, US

Haydn Shaw

Haydn Shaw is a leading expert on the multiple generations, leadership, change management, personal productivity, and trust.

He is the author of "Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart" and Franklin Covey's bestselling workshops "Leading Across Generations" and "Working Across Generations". He also writes on generations and leadership for the Huffington Post.

TIME wrote, "Shaw is an expert on cultural differences at the office." He has spoken to over 100,000 people and worked with more than 1,500 businesses (from Fortune 500 companies to start ups), not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. He speaks and consults in excess of 160 days each year to clients who consistently invite him back.

Hailed as a "leadership guru" by the Washington Post, Haydn Shaw has delivered hundreds of convention keynotes or intimate off-sites. Known for taking groups from hilarity to deep reflection, he combines rich content with use-tomorrow tools. His presentations make an impact because he does his homework, designing each one for your unique needs. Having worked with hundreds of organizations, Haydn connects with virtually any group in any industry, and brings practical and inspiring examples from the boardroom and the front line.

He also has worked with Franklin Covey for twenty three years as a senior consultant and one of their most requested keynote speakers specializing in their generations, leadership, execution, personal productivity and trust methodologies.


His generational keynotes get people laughing at the generations so they quit complaining about the generations and start learning why the generations are different and how to turn those differences into productivity and sales. People frequently refer to his presentation on generations as one of the best speeches they have ever heard.

Sticking Points: How to Get the 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart
Leading the Millennials: Gaining, Training, and Retaining the Text Message Generation
Don't Miss Half Your Market: Selling to Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials

Change may be the new normal but the emotions it creates sure shakes up people. Just as the tsunami kills more people than the actual earthquake, people's emotional reactions to change cause more problems than the change itself. When they announce changes, leaders tell their people that change is now a fact of life. But there is another fact of life: people respond to change in six ways. When leaders and managers ignore the 6 Change Reactions, they make change harder than it needs to be.

Leading through the 6 Change Reactions: Why Change Stalls and What You Can Do about It (for leaders, managers, and supervisors)
Understanding the 6 Change Reactions: Making Change Faster and Easier for All of Us (for all employees)
Light Eaters, Yipper/ Yappers, and Hound Dogs: Dealing with the Three Types of Resistant and Negative Employees (for everyone)

When trust is high, teams get things done. But when trust is low, everything slows down and costs more.

Haydn Shaw travels from Chicago, where he lives in a multigenerational household with his Gen Xer wife, Laurie, his Traditionalist mother-in-law, his disabled Gen X brother-in-law, and his Millennial children.

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Leading through The 6 Change Reactions
Why Change Stalls and What You Can Do About It (For leaders, managers, and supervisors)

When they announce changes, leaders tell their people that change is now a fact of life. But there is another fact of life: people respond to change in six ways. When leaders and managers ignore the 6 Change Reactions, they make change harder than it needs to be. But you and your leaders can create a change wave rather than struggle to push the change forward.

This humorous, fast paced session presents a breakthrough approach to change. You’ll understand The 6 Change Reactions and . . .

•Why change programs backfire
•Why trying to help people change is keeping them from changing
•How to map your team or organization on the 6 Change Reactions curve
•Why many change teams die a slow death after going in circles until the forward thinking people disengage
•How to set up a team for a quick start
•How to find and train change sales people who can convince the critical few that will move the change forward
•How to help the three negative reactors use their negativity to speed things up rather than bog them down
•How to deal with the one percent hard core resisters so they don’t ruin everything

You’ll never look at your people the same way again, and they will love you for it.

Leading Effective Hybrid/Remote Teams

You know the Great Resignation is a big deal, you have seen good people leave but you have been hoping it’s a Covid induced blip from 2021 that will go away soon. Instead, the Great Resignation is gathering steam--one in four employees plan to leave their job in 2022. If that is not bad enough, you wonder how you will find people. Sometimes candidates are worse than the people you have on a plan. On top of everything, it’s a challenge to prevent those disappointing employees from demotivating your strong producers. Nurturing talent and coaching have always made a difference, but new research shows they are critical across all generations. Your ability to retain employees depends on it, but what it looks like varies by generations.

This fast-paced presentation will explain where the workers have gone, how you can beat the Great Resignation as a talent nurturer and coach, with generational intelligence, and do it with a sense of humor.

Sticking Points
How to Get the 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart

They’re here. For the first time in history, you have four generations in your workplace and five generations as customers. Today you have to understand Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials just to write an email that won’t make someone angry. These generations think differently, vote differently, buy differently, and dress differently. Not understanding these differences creates conflicts and loses sales:

•What are the differences among the generations?
•What sticking points do the differences create for organizations, teams, or even families?
•How must marketing approaches change to reach the younger generations?
•What attracts and keeps younger employees?
•How will these differences complicate the mass exodus on the Boomers from the full time workforce over the next decade?

This popular session is full of laughter and insight. Come and see yourself, your customers, your people, and your future and walk away with practical ideas and plans for increasing your ability to get things done across the generations.

How to Time Prioritize When It Never Stops

It never stopped before COVID 19. But we worked an additional 1.5 hours per day last year, and many teams struggled to keep their camaraderie and workflows after going fully remote. When the work and demands never stop, it’s easy to dive into email and virtual meetings and never look up until late in the day. We may have worked without lunch or breaks but grow discouraged when the most important priorities still get pushed to tomorrow. Many of us find that evenings and weekends are the only time we can focus and avoid interruptions.

This presentation will help you get control back.
• Face your worst time management enemy and get realistic so you can work harder not smarter.
• Find your Time Squared Priorities: What times When (WxW) so that you can prioritize time and energy in a new way and find double results hours in every day.
• Fight the distractions that ruin your WxW time.
• Dig out from email and meetings so you can finally get the most important things done.
• Cut remote work hours for your team so each of you can balance relationships and find reenergization, even if you work from home another six months or never go back.

Haydn Shaw has taught time management and productivity to over 150,000 people. That means it’s highly unlikely your members have challenges he hasn’t handled. His funny high energy/high content presentations will help your members prioritize and avoid distractions.

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Featured Book

Sticking Pointsby Haydn Shaw

Sticking Points

by Haydn Shaw
Updated with new findings on Gen Z!
With five generations in the workplace at once, there's bound to be some sticking points. This is the first time in American history that we have five different generations working side-by-side in the workplace: the Traditionalists (born before 1945), the Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Gen X (born between 1965-1980), Millennials (born 1981-2001) and Gen Z (born 1996-present). Haydn Shaw, popular business speaker and generational expert, has identified 12 places where the 5 generations typically come apart in the workplace (and in life as well). These sticking points revolve around differing attitudes toward managing one's own time, texting, social media, organizational structure, and of course, clothing preferences. If we don't learn to work together and stick together around these 12 sticking points, then we'll be wasting a lot of time fighting each other instead of enjoying a friendly and productive team. Sticking Points is a must-read book that will help you understand the generational differences you encounter while teaching us how we can learn to speak one another's language and get better results together.

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