Talent Anarchy is the dynamic speaking duo of Jason Lauritsen and Joe Gerstandt. A Talent Anarchy keynote is not for the faint of heart. They will provoke, entertain, educate, and inspire you to take action.
Joe is the sage consultant. He's a middle-aged white guy who is a national thought-leader on issues of diversity and inclusion -- need we say more? He brings a unique and powerful perspective to everything he does. The core of Joe's work is to help organizations solve issues of diversity, culture and innovation through consulting, training and speaking. Listening to Joe speak, you will hear tales of his days as a U.S. Marine and Gulf War veteran blended with his experience in sales, education, and community-building. To say that Joe is intense and passionate about his work would be an understatement. He is one part professor, one part philosopher and one part "not quite right." Be prepared.
Jason is the reformed corporate guy. For nearly a decade, he spent his days in the belly of the beast as a corporate Human Resources leader where he drove change from the inside. Today, he leads the Client Success Team for Quantum Workplace. A born innovator, Jason has been making change happen since his grade school years. Classically impatient, curious and well-groomed, Jason's early career was a rapid progression of sales and management roles including launching, leading and ultimately selling a small business in his mid-twenties. He's a leader, sales guy, entrepreneur and corporate executive -- all rolled up in one.
Relationships matter, in both our personal and professional lives. Conventional wisdom tells us that “it’s not what you know, but who you know that matters.” But how do you get to know the right people?
In this high-impact keynote, Talent Anarchy reveals to the audience the awesome power of Social Gravity. Audiences discover the science behind how and why relationships form between people and gain an understanding of the value that exists within these relationships called social capital. The Six Laws of Social Gravity will then empower each individual with the knowledge and tools they need to grow a powerful network of relationships to fuel their personal and professional success.
Participants will leave with an broader understanding of social capital — the resources and value that exist within networks of relationships.
Participants will understand the importance of marshaling the resources within networks on both the individual and organizational level.
Participants will have The Six Laws of Social Gravity as a framework for intentional individual and organizational efforts to grow their network of relationships towards achieving higher levels of success and achievement.
The What, Why and How of Authentic Leadership
In this hyper-connected, global, short attention span world we live in today, finding success in leading other people requires a different approach. Individualization is the dominant trend of the day. People want everything customized to their individual needs and preferences, including their leader.
Being a good leader is hard work. It is impossible to be all things to everyone, so what can you do? The answer begins with authenticity. The most successful leaders cultivate their own style that is rooted in who they are and what they believe. Authentic leaders are comfortable in their own skin so they can embrace others as they are and then inspire them to be exceptional in their own way.
Gain a broader understanding of authenticity and its critical role in leading and engaging an increasingly diverse workforce
Discover the critical role authentic leadership plays in creating a culture that is inclusive, engaging and innovative.
Develop a deep understanding of the four components of authenticity including specific guidance for developing these components in others
Your organization is probably talking about innovation. You may even be investing in programs and initiatives with the aim to create more innovation. There is no doubt regarding its importance. Innovation is survival. But, is it actually happening?
In this provocative keynote, you will gain a deeper understanding of innovation and discover many common misconceptions about how it works. You will confront the inconvenient truth that much of modern management practice is anti-innovation and that innovation begins with culture. You will learn that leading successfully in an environment of constant change that demands innovation requires new thinking and a different approach.
Let your organization off the leash.
Gain a more complete understanding of innovation, how it happens and what obstacles commonly prevent it.
Discover why the true opportunity for unleashing innovation lies within your culture, not in more management process.
Learn how to foster innovation as a leader by cultivating connection, inclusion and liberation within your organization.
Innovation isn’t about big changes. And it doesn’t even require a big budget, a big title, or any permission. The changes that matter don’t happen overnight, they are the result of a lot of small, meaningful changes over time. Computer programmers and hackers have used this approach for years and we’ve reaped the rewards.
Applying insights from the computer hacking culture, Talent Anarchy will help you start finding ways to innovate and make progress in your work, one small change at a time. Regardless of your title or experience, you can make big things happen through a series of smart, small changes (hacks). This highly interactive session is designed to provide attendees with actionable insights and tools for immediate application. HackLab can be presented as a keynote or in a more in-depth and hands-on workshop format.
Participants will leave with an appreciation for some of the core tenets of hacking culture and how they can be applied to their work and their organization (specifically sharing, openness, decentralization, access to tools, world improvement).
Participants will practice applying a hacking mindset to an actual aspect of their work (for example: team meetings, performance appraisals, preparing reports, etc.)
Participants will come to understand change as a process rather than an event and see that large changes are the culmination of a series of meaningful small changes building upon one another.