Bigspeak, AAE, APB, Executive Speakers, Leading Authorities and other speakers bureaus describe a leadership keynote speaker as someone who offers talks about how to motivate teams and individuals, set out a vision and strategy, and inspire groups to work towards a common goal. Public speaking is something I’m really passionate about.
This April, I’ll be in Vancouver, B.C., speaking at the International Association of Speakers Bureaus (IASB) Conference. I’m FIRED up! I’ve also just launched my new book, Unstoppable Teams: The 4 Essential Actions of High-Performance Leadership, and will be on tour with a number of speaking and book signing events.
Unstoppable Teams shows managers of organizations of all sizes, in the private or public sector and in nonprofits, how to use my CARE framework—to connect, achieve, respect, and empower—to inspire, motivate, and lead the people around them, regardless of their level.
At the heart of every unstoppable team’s success lies the four-part CARE framework—how emotional connections are formed, how goals are established and achieved, why mutual respect can become a renewable resource, and how empowerment keeps the team’s momentum rolling.
Lead the One You’re With
The first critical component in building unstoppable teams is building and leading the one inside of you. The closest I ever came to quitting Navy SEAL training had nothing to do with the physical pain—it had to do with the mental anguish of questioning my own ability to lead others. The ability to lead yourself—what I call your platform—is the foundation for leading unstoppable teams.
Whatever you do, your actions will be mirrored and magnified by those you lead, and your actions are a result of the conversation ruminating between your head and heart. Learning to lead this conversation—i.e., yourself—is the first step in leading future teammates.
The Leadership Keynote Speaker Formula: Focus, Feel, Act
There are only three things you can control: your mental, emotional, and physical capabilities. We can’t control the weather, our competition, the marketplace, or our employees. But, we can control what we think, how we feel, and how we act and/or react to what comes our way.
To lead yourself—to be a great leader, to inspire your team, to feel motivated, and to succeed at improving team performance—focus on what you can control, and decide what you want to react to. What we act on is totally dependent on what we focus on.
Get Inspired, Equipped and Transformed
Alpha Mike is my acronym for starting each day committed to All in–Move out. To go “All in” is to commit your action platform (mental, emotional and physical) to work toward your goal. To “Move out” is to make actions toward your goal happen. No matter what your goal you must do two simple things: commit and take action–that’s what Alpha Mike stands for.
In my leadership keynote speaker engagements, I cover three main topics: leadership, team building, and high-performance training. At the end of the day, I want audiences to leave feeling inspired to achieve more than they originally thought possible.
Unstoppable Teams: The Four Essential Actions of High-Performance Leadership Hardcover – March 26, 2019
Unstoppable Teams is the handbook for how to build care-based teams that will push people to achieve more than they ever thought possible. You can pre-order your copy today!