A program called The New Normal was originally created in 2010 to address the massive changes as a result of the recession that started in 2008. In addition, there was the introduction and mainstream use of social media personally and professionally and Millennials were entering the workforce. It became one of the signature programs for conferences and in organizations for leading and managing change. Over time, it was re-named Living the New Normal. About 50 revisions and almost 10 years later, nothing seems normal these days. So I am retiring “Living the New Normal.”
Welcome to The New Reality
We now have a “Tweeter in Chief” and Mark Zuckerberg has catapulted FaceBook to over 2 billion users. Richard Branson is going to the moon and we have driver-less cars.
The leadership and communication styles of our elected officials are impacting how we view our world, our neighbors and our employees. Many people have become “numb” to alternative facts, bullying and intimidating language and public ridicule. Yet none of these behaviors are acceptable in the workplace or in our schools or communities.
So how do we Navigate The New Reality?
Now, more than ever, leaders need to stay grounded, proactive and adaptable.
If it feels like you’re navigating uncharted waters, you’re not alone. Here are just a few of the challenges leaders face today:
- The pressure of keeping up with technology
- Use of social media to communicate with customers and employees
- New and changing regulations and legislation that impact business operations and employee recruitment and retention
- Generational divide: Millennials (those born after 1980) will represent over 50% of the workforce by 2020; Gen Z (those born after 2000 are entering the workplace now; Boomers are retiring
- Matrix management with cross-functional and virtual teams
- Accountability: Having people who do what they’re supposed to do, on-time and accurately
- Teams collaborating and communicating effectively and with respect
- Increasing uncertainty and fear about the future.
This program will address:
- The Four Foundational Concepts for team accountability and engagement
- Why the traditional style of management (“command and control,” top-down leadership) is obsolete and will lead to failure
- Why new ways of communicating ideas, concepts and services are essential
- What a “transformational” leader is and why this style will lead to success
- How to build a culture of trust and collaboration
This program can be delivered as a:
- Keynote Speech (45-60 minutes)
- Seminar or breakout session (60 – 90 minutes) Some interaction; large and small group discussions
- Workshop (4 – 8 hours) Highly interactive; large and small group discussions; Action planning and accountability for results.