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Leadership, Overcoming Bias, Organizational Transformation or DEI... It's all about Culture!

Deliberately Leading Through the Disruption of Change

IS IT OVER YET?
CAN WE JUST GET BACK TO NORMAL?

Change comes fast and disruption comes out of nowhere. It rattles us to our very foundations. It makes us wish that it would just go away and we could get back to what we know. You know, the “good ol’ days.” The problem is that the good ol’ days are gone. Remember Woolworth’s, Commodore computers, Blockbuster, Circuit City, MySpace, Borders, and Enron? They’re all gone. Just like the good ol’ days. And all we’ve been left with is this ominous feeling that it can also happen to our organization. 

Change and disruption are especially unsettling because you know they’re…

Your organization is only a keynote away from making it happen
Book a call with Tony and his team today
to discuss your next event and how Tony can help your people shine with his paradigm-shifting Unconscious Bias keynote.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

Participants will learn:

The Future of DEI - Moving Beyond Diversity

DEI, IDEA, JEDI, REDI,
D&I, DEIB,
OMG!

It’s getting more confusing by the moment. First it was Diversity. Then it became Diversity and Inclusion. Now it’s DEIA. Or DEIB? Or JEDI? If what to call it seems confusing, try to figuring out what to do. What’s acceptable and what’s not seems nearly impossible in today’s world. On top of that, the world is getting more diverse day by day.

In a few short years, DEI has gone from being a must-have to being highly scrutinized. Yet, the business case for diversity can not be denied. From innovation and resilience to productivity and profit, study after study shows that properly increasing diversity gives organizations a competitive advantage.

Reach out to Tony and his team today
to discuss your next event and how Tony can help your organization go beyond diversity acronyms and initiatives to an inclusive culture.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

Participants will learn:

The Force Multiplier – Leadership That Lights Up Your Culture

How many times have you heard it: “It’s hard to find good people.”

More importantly, how many times have you said it? Or thought it? When things aren’t going well, it’s easy to think you may have hired the wrong people and that the solution is to find the right people—the hard-working, committed, conscientious, and loyal people. But the solution is really much simpler: 

FORCE MULTIPLIERS.

A Force Multiplier is a leader who brings out the best in people and whose presence makes everyone around them better.

In other words, a Force Multiplier is a leader who doesn’t complain about how hard it is to find good people, because they’re too busy finding the good in your people.

Don’t wait to bring out the very best in your people.
Contact Tony and his team today
and book the keynote that provides the simplest, most powerful solution to transforming the people in your organization through leadership.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

With fresh insights, proven tools, and an extraordinary ability to provide the practical roadmap today’s leaders need, Tony teaches audiences to:

Breaking Bias – Disrupting Unconscious Decisions That Lead to Unexpected Consequences

Would you be happy if your website were loading for only 25% of your visitors, or if you were retaining 25% of your top talent, or if only 25% of your ads were reaching the right audience?

It sounds absurd, doesn’t it—that a 25% rate of effectiveness could be considered great news or even satisfactory? And yet, study after study reveals only 15–25% of surveyed employees believe their organization’s DEI initiatives are effective[1] [2], despite overwhelming evidence that effective DEI initiatives lead to greater revenue[3] [4].

The problem is that most organizations try to mandate DEI. Diverse recruitment and hiring requirements, questions you can’t ask during interviews, communication of DEI goals, different age and cultural groups represented in leadership, and endless attempts at behavior modifications—none of these address the root cause of many of the most common DEI issues:

Reach out to Tony and his team today
to discuss your next event and how Tony can help your people shine with his paradigm-shifting Unconscious Bias keynote.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

Participants will learn:

Get ready to amplify your results,
elevate your client and customer experiences, and

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IN
NEW AND POWERFUL WAYS.

Contact Tony today to know how.

IS IT OVER YET?
CAN WE JUST GET BACK TO NORMAL?

Change comes fast and disruption comes out of nowhere. It rattles us to our very foundations. It makes us wish that it would just go away and we could get back to what we know. You know, the “good ol’ days.” The problem is that the good ol’ days are gone. Remember Woolworth’s, Commodore computers, Blockbuster, Circuit City, MySpace, Borders, and Enron? They’re all gone. Just like the good ol’ days. And all we’ve been left with is this ominous feeling that it can also happen to our organization.

Change and disruption are especially unsettling because you know they’re inevitable, but you don’t know how to prepare for them. They never look the same, and they can come out of nowhere. A new technology can challenge your business model, as it did for Blockbuster; a scandal can shake the foundation of your company, as it did to Enron; a social movement like #MeToo or George Floyd can divide personnel; or a cultural phenomenon like the Great Resignation can throw your workforce into an employment crisis. With 70% of organizational change initiatives likely to fail[1], don’t think this can’t happen to you. How should organizations respond?

By focusing on their people

Change and Disruption are always about people. It is the people who have to embrace the new normal and carry out the corresponding change. The truth is, it’s not the disruption that gets us; it’s how we respond. If we’re reactionary, the results can be disastrous to the productivity, morale, and stability of the organization. But for organizations that respond with intention and put their people first, change and disruption are no longer the problem; they’re the opportunity.

In “Deliberately Leading through the Disruption of Change,” Tony will share captivating stories from the field and the very latest in organizational and psychological research to show your leaders (1) how to turn the resistance of people stuck in their comfort zone into enthusiastic buy-in and (2) how to transform change and disruption into greater innovation, higher efficiency, a better customer experience, new market offerings, and increased talent retention and attraction. When your leaders are prepared to give up old habits and methodologies, your people will show up ready to innovate. And when they’re willing to let go of the status quo, your people will jump in ready to adapt to change and embrace the new reality.

Your people light up your organization with their diverse talents, abilities, and personalities. Where change and disruption are often the magnifying glass to your organization’s weaknesses, leadership can be the magnifying glass that focuses all that wonderful light into a white hot beam that can light a fire under your organization and turn disruption into opportunity.

[1] Cracking the Code of Change

Your organization is only a keynote away from making it happen
Book a call with Tony and his team today
to discuss your next event and how Tony can help your people shine with his paradigm-shifting Unconscious Bias keynote.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

Participants will learn:

It’s getting more confusing by the moment. First it was Diversity. Then it became Diversity and Inclusion.  Now it’s DEIA. Or DEIB? Or JEDI? If what to call it seems confusing, try to figuring out what to do. What’s acceptable and what’s not seems nearly impossible in today’s world. On top of that, the world is getting more diverse day by day. 

In a few short years, DEI has gone from being a must have to being highly scrutinized. Yet, the business case for diversity can not be denied.  From innovation and resilience to productivity and profit, study after study show that properly increasing diversity gives organizations a competitive advantage.

How do business leaders consider the business benefits of diversity in the face of pressing headwinds?  It’s time to stop reacting to every trend and opinion thrown our way, and to start identifying the clues that the past and the future have carefully hidden in plain site.

Tony will help your organization future-proof its DEI journey by uncovering the strategies to create a culture that not only attracts the best and the brightest, but one where people feel valued and respected, one where they are engaged. 

Reach out to Tony and his team today
to discuss your next event and how Tony can help your organization 
go beyond diversity acronyms and initiatives to an inclusive culture.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

In this fun and engaging talk, you will:

More importantly, how many times have you said it? Or thought it? When things aren’t going well, it’s easy to think you may have hired the wrong people and that the solution is to find the right people—the hard-working, committed, conscientious, and loyal people. But the solution is really much simpler:

 FORCE MULTIPLIERS.

A Force Multiplier is a leader who brings out the best in people and whose presence makes everyone around them better.

In other words, a Force Multiplier is a leader who doesn’t complain about how hard it is to find good people, because they’re too busy finding the good in your people.

When Force Multipliers see an employee who isn’t performing up to their potential, they don’t ask, “What’s wrong with this person?” but rather, “What can I do to make them better and bring out the best in them?”

This is an entirely different approach to leadership in 2023, when organizations have placed so many expectations on their leaders that they’ve lost sight of leadership’s single, most important quality: effectiveness. As Force Multipliers, your leaders can be so influential and their presence can be so impactful that you can actually measure their effectiveness in the number of organizational goals that have been met or surpassed.

It’s what you want, and you know what? It’s what your people want! The people in your organization want to shine! And they can and will shine for effective leaders and managers who will do what it takes to bring out the best in them and give them what they need to do their best work. With Force Multipliers, apathetic employees care, absent employees show up, complainers offer solutions, stonewallers compromise, and underperformers surprise.

So if you want to stop worrying about finding good people because your leaders are finding so much good in your people, and if you want to create a workforce that shines because they feel so lit up by leadership, then you need this inspiring keynote from leadership expert Tony Chatman. This keynote will give your leaders everything they need to become Force Multipliers. Tony will share with your leaders the most practical, actionable, and thoroughly tested approach to become Force Multipliers for your organization, supported by heartwarming, entertaining stories from Tony’s decade in leadership and backed by the latest research in both leadership and psychology.

Don’t wait to bring out the very best in your people.
Contact Tony and his team today
and book the keynote that provides the simplest, most powerful solution to transforming the people in your organization through leadership.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

Participants will learn:

It sounds absurd, doesn’t it—that a 25% rate of effectiveness could be considered great news or even satisfactory? And yet, study after study reveals only 15–25% of surveyed employees believe their organization’s DEI initiatives are effective[1] [2], despite overwhelming evidence that effective DEI initiatives lead to greater revenue[3] [4].

The problem is that most organizations try to mandate DEI. Diverse recruitment and hiring requirements, questions you can’t ask during interviews, communication of DEI goals, different age and cultural groups represented in leadership, and endless attempts at behavior modifications—none of these address the root cause of many of the most common DEI issues:

GO-WITH-YOUR-GUT THINKING

Did you think we were going to say Bias? SAME. THING. “Go-with-Your-Gut Thinking” is Tony-speak for unconscious bias because that’s really all it is. And it typically sounds like this:

OBSERVATION: This person looks and sounds like me.
GUT: “I trust this person.”
CONSCIOUS BRAIN: “I’m going to hire them.” 

OBSERVATION: This person doesn’t look and sound like me.
GUT: “I don’t trust this person.”
CONSCIOUS BRAIN: “I don’t think they’re a good fit.”

So that’s Unconscious Bias? Yep. Nothing to do with making you feel guilty—just the realization that all humans are susceptible to go-with-your-gut thinking that impacts not only how they treat people but the decisions they make about people. It’s a kind of shortcut thinking. And let’s be honest, when was the last time shortcuts led to your best outcomes?


[1] Survey: What Diversity and Inclusion Policies Do Employees Actually Want?
[2] Want to improve the employee experience? Tighten the gap between action and impact in diversity and inclusion.
[3] How and Where Diversity Drives Financial Performance
[4] Diversity wins: How inclusion matters

Addressing DEI without addressing unconscious bias is like having a lightbulb without a power source: it’s there, but it’s not doing what it’s designed to do. But plug it in to the power source of unconscious bias, and now your diverse workforce can deliver on the leap in innovation, retention, productivity, and engagement it’s capable of. And just like that lightbulb, your diverse workforce can finally, fully shine.

If everything you’ve read so far is the most refreshing take on unconscious bias and DEI you’ve heard, if you agree that a 25% rate of effectiveness in any area of operations is unacceptable, and if you’re ready to see the true power of Diversity finally working for your organization, then you’re ready for the most unique, compassionate, and entertaining voice in the Unconscious Bias and DEI space to speak to your business, organization, or association.

Reach out to Tony and his team today
to discuss your next event and how Tony can help your organization 
go beyond diversity acronyms and initiatives to an inclusive culture.

KEYNOTE TAKEAWAYS

Participants will learn: