Mary C Kelly | Ph.D., Commander, U.S. Navy (ret) and CEO of Productive Leaders

Mary C Kelly

Ph.D., Commander, U.S. Navy (ret) and CEO of Productive Leaders

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Mary C Kelly

Mary specializes in leadership growth that helps organizations improve their profitability and productivity, especially in finance, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing. One of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy, Mary served 25 years on active duty, mostly in Asia, leading multi-cultural teams in nine countries. Her remarkable career of service included working as an intelligence officer, a chief of police, an HR director, and a chief of staff, as well as training more than 40,000 military personnel. Mary has been a leadership and economics professor at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and Hawaii Pacific University. She has written 13 business books, including her best-seller, Master Your World (named a "must read" by MENSA and MOAA), and her latest award-winner, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success (profiled in Forbes and Success magazines). Today, Mary is a popular conference keynote speaker and leadership adviser working with businesses, associations, and government agencies. She offers programs that are content rich, highly entertaining, and strategically designed to help her clients get results.

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Stop The Turmoil
7 Steps To Leading Through A Crisis

Note: I can present any of my programs virtually. My office setting is professional, and I have high-quality equipment to broadcast my virtual presentation.

Stop. Take a Breath. We may not know what's next but we do know that you're in control. You're in charge and it's your job to set a clear and positive direction for your organization. This is new territory and today your guide is a retired navy commander who experienced first hand what it takes to successfully survive a crisis and be a strong leader during 9/11. Customers and staff are desperate for leadership and this is your opportunity to step up to the plate. In this 30-minute session, you'll learn to lead your team through the unknown, into the new normal, and back to business.
You'll learn to:

*Understand the issues at hand and the nature of the exact crisis

*Articulate the possible courses of action and possible outcomes

*Help your team and organization to understand what is at stake

*Communicate honestly and effectively

For Meeting Planners:

*This program can be delivered virtually in a professional, high quality broadcast.

*Designed as a short and effective keynote or TED-style presentation

*Bonus access to Mary's 5-Minute Business Series, including her 5-Minute Crisis Planning Sheet

*Timely content designed to address the COVID-19 crisis, natural disasters, and more

Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success

Focused on senior leaders and decision-makers, this popular keynote audience will dive directly into the everyday mistakes that cost supervisors, managers, and CEOs time, money, and even their reputations.

These are the seven positive steps to success that are crucial for every leader to embrace.

Understand why your top talent is not performing to their potential
Learn specific actions that lead to short and long-term success
Control how you are perceived by your team, peers and superiors
Identify behaviors that are sabotaging the loyalty and productivity of the people working around you

For meeting planners:
Based on Mary's book of the same title, this is an audience favorite, perfect for a high-energy opening session or stamina-filled closing keynote
Audience access to Mary's 5-minute Business Series plans to organize, brainstorm and map out goals
Entertaining, content-rich and data-based general session

Who Comes Next? Leadership Succession Planning Made Easy

75 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age in the next several years. Whether you are one of them or one of the many leaders who will be navigating the changes, it is imperative that you have a plan.

Join economist and leadership expert, Dr. Mary Kelly, as she explains how the right succession plan will attract top talent, develop leadership skills and guarantee success for the next decade and beyond. Get out of panic mode and into a culture of continuous leadership development.

Understand what a comprehensive succession plan is and why it's a must-have for your business

Gain the knowledge needed to compete in today's marketplace

Challenge your beliefs of what true leadership means

Learn to share your experience to create a legacy

Prepare a custom succession plan ready for immediate implementation

For meeting planners:

Innovative, high-energy, in-demand topic

Perfect for an opening or closing keynote, providing profitable information your attendees need to take back to the office.

Based on What Comes Next?, Dr. Kelly's newest book

Economic Outlook for Today's Leaders

The economic and political landscape is rapidly changing in the US as well as in Europe and Asia. Socio-political events are impacting the financial markets as never before. What do you need to know? How is the economy going to impact your business?
Mary provides an engaging and interesting economic update on the latest trends and forecasts. She reviews US spending and budget issues, tax changes, and legislative actions that impact advisors and business owners.

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