Maximizing Human Potential
Unlocking Human Sigma By Understanding The Nature Of Talent.
There’s much emphasis today in business on things like Six Sigma, Lean, and TQM. Most managers are good at tasks like project management, eliminating waste, driving down efficiencies, and quantifying information and results. But when it comes to engaging people in the workflow process, task-focused managers often unintentionally use the same “six-sigma thinking” and apply it to the people on their teams. And the result is they don’t get the outcomes that they could. And if they do get outcomes, no one likes being on their team (but just keeps quiet).
Six Sigma Versus Human Sigma
“Six-Sigma thinking” doesn’t work the same with human beings. When it comes to people, too often these drivers eliminate and condense first rather than invest in and maximize others. Too often they think only in people’s skills rather than skills and strengths. Many well-intentioned managers gravitate to reducing the cost of employing people rather than a philosophy that says first how can I optimize the employees that I do have..
The Human Aspects Of Performance
Human Sigma leaders understand the correlation between staff motivation, engagement and performance. Human Sigma is the process of improving engagement levels of employees and customers. It focuses on improving the human aspects of organizational performance to drive positive financial outcomes.
Leaders Make Us Human and Maximize Potential
Companies can get off course when they try and make their “people” more productive while ignoring what makes them fully human. It’s been said that bosses drive over people. Leaders inspire. Bosses push. Leaders pull. Bosses keep power. Leaders give away power. Bosses command their direct reports. Leaders invite them into the process. Bosses want things from people. Leaders want things for people. Bosses say me. Leaders say we.
Great managers are found 50% of the time in great companies and 10% in poor companies. This keynote explores the power of Maximizing Human Potential by unlocking the power of human talent in your workforce. The best managers and organizations are strengths-based, engagement-focused and performance oriented. They know how to deliver results and engage and connect with people.
Keynote: What You Can Expect
Christopher Meade, PhD, provides you with a professionally prepared, dynamically delivered keynote presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience. Presentations are customized to meet your organization’s specific needs.
Keynote: Presentation Structure
A standard keynote talk is approximately 45-60 minutes. Topics are customized around your conference theme and/or event objectives. We can also deliver keynotes in a more interactive format (up to 1.5 hours) if that serves your goal and event better. To do this we add an element to the keynote such as a small group breakout to discuss some questions around the keynote topic or your conference theme. High-quality visual slides are used during the keynote as well.
Keynote Speaker | Corporate Educator | MBA Professor | Author | Leader-Builder
Dr. Christopher Meade brings nearly 25 years of entrepreneurship, business ownership, management and leadership experience his role as President at Leadership Alive, Inc.,®., a leader-building organization. Christopher holds a PhD from the University of Idaho in Adult & Organizational Learning with a concentration in Leadership. A former university business dean, award-winning MBA professor, executive leadership coach and author, Christopher have been speaking publicly for more than 25 years and has keynoted close to 100 events in the United States as well as spoken in 15 cities throughout China. He has trained over 500+ teams and organizations, many are top-tier firms such as: Nike, Microsoft, NFL Detroit Lions, Salesforce, Game Stop, Cisco, United States Treasury & Commerce, Abbott Laboratories, University of California Berkeley, Bard Medical, Hewlett Packard, Taj Palaces & Resorts, United Healthcare, Federal Reserve Bank, Dell Computers, Parker Aerospace, ACCO Brands, Avery Dennison, HCP, Inc., Code.org and Children For The Nations. Christopher devotes his time to speaking, training, teaching and writing.