Leadership Development Speaker | Employee Engagement | Gregory P. Smith

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Greg Smith - Employee engagement, leadership, Keynotes and WorkshopsLeadership Development and Employee Engagement Speaker

Greg Smith is a motivational leadership speaker and a management consultant helping businesses accelerate and improve performance.  He gains his greatest satisfaction by developing leaders and showing them how to design best places to work that drive employee satisfaction, employee engagement and employee retention.

Greg’s Keynotes and Customized Workshops:

Above and Beyond

In his practical and motivational style, Greg unfolds a blueprint that has helped thousands of people empower themselves, transform others and drive a positive “can do” attitude. People can choose to be negative or positive – it is their choice. Those that choose to be negative affect the attitudes of others, cause conflict, complain and resist change. You will learn how to become a leader, build enthusiasm and make a powerful difference to the lives of others. This session is designed to help human resource professionals and business people become change agents to improve performance and deliver powerful results.

“Four hours of my time in your seminar has resulted in an 51% improvement of our revenues during first quarter of year. We should reach $450-500 million easily. Our teams work smart as well as hard and each member is having a lot more fun working together. You are the “Deal of the Century.”

Dave Dibble, Director of Marketing, Sunshine Companies

Navigating Change:  Keeping People Engaged, Motivated and Heading in the Right Direction

The ability to navigate change, see beyond the horizon, innovate and keep people engaged and motivated is more important than ever before. Change affects people in different ways – new directions, new strategies and ongoing uncertainty plague the workforce. Success comes to those who transform themselves, leverage human talent and harness the opportunities this changing environment brings. In this interactive and motivational presentation, Greg provides a transformation process that will quickly enhance performance creating a foundation of employee engagement, change and innovation. He provides practical ideas along with personal antidotes on what it takes to enhance creativity, improve employee engagement and help people find passion and pride in what they are doing.

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Leading Your Organization to Achieve Exceptional Results

Every organization today must achieve higher levels of performance. Success depends on your ability to manage change, improve financial results, build customer loyalty and motivate your workforce from the bottom to the top. This session will help you design a road map and a long-term strategy that gets your business heading in the right direction and each person performing at a higher level – achieving peak performance.  Learn dozens of ideas and strategies on improving performance, motivating your people to new levels and innovative ways to grow your business.

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The New Leader: Bringing Creativity and Innovation to the Workplace

Innovation is the driving force behind growth, new jobs and new industries. Every person strives to be innovative, to be all they can be. On the other hand, bureaucracy drains the energy and creative ability and robs people the pride of a good job well done. In this interactive and motivational presentation, Greg provides a transformation process that will quickly enhance performance creating a foundation of employee engagement, change and innovation. He provides practical ideas along with personal antidotes on what it takes to enhance creativity, capture new ideas and help people find passion and pride in what they are doing.

 The SMILE Technique:  Five Things Good Managers Must Do

The actions taken by the leader is the driving force in building effective teams, improving performance and engaging and retaining a talented and skilled workforce. This session will provide attendees with five key strategies that drive performance and inspire and motivate people to go above and beyond. You will learn how to reward, motivate, engage, make accountable and coach people toward higher performance. By building confidence in your abilities you will be able to handle leadership challenges and guide your people to sustained high performance. You will gain a comprehensive range of very practical and highly effective leadership tools and approaches that can be implemented immediately.

Managing the Family Owned Business Without Losing Your Shorts or Sanity

The family-owned business faces a unique set of challenges and issues. Less than one-third survive through the second generation and less than 10 percent make it through the third. Learn from a family business consultant who has guided hundreds of businesses in succession planning, reducing conflict and improved customer service. He will provide you with strategies, systems and processes to help you create a roadmap of success by addressing leadership transitions, succession planning and intergenerational issues, making your family business part of the solution–not the problem.

 Build Your Business Bootcamp

Our Boot Camp is designed to help business owners turn their skills into a profitable business. Learn a proven business model to reach new customers and increase sales. Harness the Internet to build loyal customers and generate a steady stream of new clients. Explore dozens of time-tested strategies and techniques to maximize your business’ growth with the Internet, social media, radio and television appearances. More information.

The High Performance Organization:  Leading and Growing Your Business to Achieve Exceptional Results

Whether you are a small company, government entity or a large corporation, success depends on your ability to eliminate status quo, improve financial results and exceed customer expectations. The goal of this workshop is to get every person performing at a higher level – achieving peak performance. The High Performance Organization manages change effectively and embraces shifts in markets, competition and customer preferences. The organization is enabled to make meaningful change to improve programs, services, products and processes and to create new value for the organization’s stakeholders.

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Here Today, Here Tomorrow:  Proven Ways to Attract, Retain and Motivate Your Workforce

The key to success for any organization is the ability to attract and retain skilled and talented people. Good organizations make employee retention a core element of their talent management and organizational development strategy. Those that fail to make it a priority risk losing their top talented people to the competition. This session shows you how to design an effective talent management strategy that provides a comprehensive road map for not only attracting and keeping talented employees, but for motivating and engaging them to achieve a higher level of performance and productivity. This session is jam packed with tips, practical ideas, and easy-to-implement advice for creating a motivating, high-retention culture.

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Employee Engagement Strategies that Boost Performance

Successful organizations realize employee engagement is critical in sustaining their leadership and growth in the marketplace. Employee engagement is the person’s connection to their work, the organization, their customers, the leaders and the relationships they have with their co-workers. Engaged employees stay with their employers, have higher levels of job satisfaction and make significant contributions. During this fast-paced workshop you will learn dozens of strategies and employee involvement techniques such as Roast, Toast and Boast, Vampire Extermination Expedition sessions and Quest programs to boost motivation and teamwork. Enhance employee engagement by using Idea Campaigns, Shining Stars and Idea Olympics. Learn how these programs can improve retention, cut costs, reduce employee turnover and have a major impact on job satisfaction.

Fast, Focused and Friendly:  The Essentials of Great Customer Service

Learn to create a powerful culture of exceptional customer service that permeates and drives the actions of the entire organization. This program will help you create a five-step service quality process that develops the right attitudes, behaviors and emotionally connects with your customers. Discover how to hire, manage and reward your employees so they act quickly, take responsibility and deliver a high level of service. Learn how to train your employees to become your ambassadors that will keep your customers pleased and coming back. This session provides dozens of tips and strategies that can be implemented immediately.

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Dynamic Teambuilding that Generates Results

Individual behavior styles and our emotional intelligence (soft skills) have a direct impact on our interpersonal relationships in the workplace.  Individuals differ from each other in fundamental ways including their values, behaviors, talents, temperaments, wants and beliefs.  Our workshop will help individuals understand each other better and appreciate the unique strengths and differences each person brings to the office.  As a result, you will become a better leader, communicator, team member and gain key strategies to create highly effective working relationships. The workshop incorporates a personalized behavior assessment to give a more complete understanding of yourself and others.

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Hire the Best, Forget the Rest! How to Hire Top Performers Each and Every Time

The key to business success is the ability to attract, hire and retain skilled and talented people who fit your culture. Learn the skills, processes and the knowledge you need to identify and hire top performers each and every time — those that will perform in the top 20%. When you add the money spent on recruiting, hiring, orientation, training and employee turnover costs, it equals to 2.5 times the person’s annual salary. This workshop shows you how to design a comprehensive strategy for not only attracting and hiring skilled employees, but for motivating and engaging them to achieve a higher level of performance. As a result, you will generate greater customer loyalty, decreased employee turnover and higher financial returns for your business.

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