Keynotes, Presentations, Books and eBooks
I speak throughout the world on what makes great teams great, Rebels at Work, emerging trends in work, the science of communications. and how to position and communicate new ideas. Most of my presentations and ebooks, some of which have been viewed by 95,000 people!) can be found on Slideshare, and my books are available on Amazon and other online booksellers. (Clicking on an image below will open more information.)
Be a brave-hearted rebel at work
Introducing new ideas and creating change can be messy, unpredictable, and difficult. If only it was as simple as announcing a great idea and telling people what needs to be done. (In fact, doing that is the worst possible thing you can do.)
Based on her best-selling book, "Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change Within," Lois shares what it takes to overcome resistance to change, introduce and win support for new ideas, and develop personal resiliency and tenacity. Both inspirational and practical, this talk motivates people to take more risks and show up as themselves -- and challenges leaders to create the conditions that foster creative, innovative and nimble workplaces. (Note: this can be a one-hour keynote speech or a half-day/full-day workshop.)
CREATING A CULTURE OF Possibility HunterS
CEOs say that creativity and innovation are their top talent priorities. But the grind of business as usual -- deadlines, bureaucracy, too many meetings and no time to think -- is like one of those Roomba robot vacuums, constantly sucking up our creative energy.
As a creative strategist for Fortune 100 companies like FedEx, HP and Fidelity Investments and from writing books on marketing, innovation and self-discovery, I've found that the most creative people are possibility hunters, and those possibility hunters consistently use five habits to stay open, energized, and resilient. I'll share these habits with you and show you some tricks so that you can make them YOUR habits, upping your creativity big time despite the onslaught of every day work and life.
You've Got the Power
When new teams come together everything seems amazing and possible. And then the stress of left field surprises, seemingly impossible deadlines, long hours, and the occasional cranky and uncooperative team member slams a metaphorical roadblock in our way, bringing out the not-so-best in us.
From interviewing the world’s leading psychologists for the best selling book, “Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change Within” and from facilitating hundreds of team workshops for Fortune 500 companies, I have learned that there are three practices that universally sustain optimism, build resiliency and keep us in the positive flow of work. I’ll show you how you can use these research-based practices to sustain positive energy, tap into the strengths of every team member, and find more meaning and joy in work. (Included in program: free individual character strengths assessments.)
Change is an inside job
If you're in sales or marketing you know how hard it is to stay up on new technologies, figure out how to compete against competitors undercutting price, and create new programs when the executive slogan seems to be, "There is no budget for that."
So how do you manage to stay positive, focused on possibilities rather than getting sucked into the vortex of problems? From my work in Positive Psychology and with sales teams of companies in industries ranging from industrial distribution to enterprise software, I'll share how you can boost customer preference and set your company apart from the competitors without spending a gillion dollars. (Or even a million.) I'll show you how set the conditions for an amazing customer experience, nudge customer decisions in ways that matter more than price, and use a practice that will continually refuel your and your team's energy.