Excited to be Speaking at REAL HR SHRM-Atlanta Symposium on Employee Engagement & Team Building (Aug 2019)

Excited to be Speaking at REAL HR SHRM-Atlanta Symposium on Employee Engagement & Team Building (Aug 2019). It’s one of my 75+ speaking gigs this year.

If you are in the Atlanta area or want to attend, please let me know. I have a few passes that I can give you for 50% off (FYI: There are no other discounts given and I don’t get anything if you use the discount).

HR SHRM-ATLANTA Symposium Overview:

HR professionals wear many hats and oversee the most important component of a successful business – a productive, thriving workforce.

REAL HR is about strategic and comprehensive approaches to managing people, as well as workplace culture and environment.  Today’s HR professionals need to consult and advise on many issues related to identifying, developing, engaging, and retaining a talented workforce which can be used strategically to add value to an organization.

My Session Overview:

Think about the best team you’ve ever been on. The team that was the most collaborative, connected, and productive. How did it feel to be connected to something bigger and feel like you could accomplish anything? What if you could recreate that feeling and success on every team you were on? What if you could create that feeling across your entire organization?

That feeling you just thought of is the most powerful business asset. It’s the foundation for a highly successful “people strategy.”

In this interactive session, attendees will learn how to ‘dial in’ to the right behaviors to maximize employee engagement. They’ll also play the Cards Against Mundanity game (in small groups) so they’ll experience how these strategies will work for them. They will also build deep relationships with other attendees.

More than 12,000 employees have played it in companies such as Amazon, Southwest Airlines, Ernst & Young, Google, Gillette, Microsoft, Oracle, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Worldwide Express, CareHere, Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA team), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Novartis, Merck, Intel, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and many others.

In this session you will:

  • Learn the “secret” strategies to quickly maximize performance, engagement, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Discover how to build high levels of trust both internally and externally with third-parties to instantly create great working relationships and maximize productivity
  • Walk away with 11 best practices on how to manage, interact and engage (up, down and across) much more effectively to maximize teamwork and reduce conflicts


  • Relationship Management
  • Communication
  • HR Expertise

Stay Tuned for the Brand New Season 2 of “Executive Breakthrough Podcast”

Season 2 of Executive Breakthroughs is in progress. It’s exciting. You can catch up on Season 1 here.

I had a strategy for Season 1 and it just took too long and it was too difficult to produce on an on-going basis. I wanted it to be an in-person audio/video interview where I interviewed game-changing professionals all over the US. It seemed like a great idea in my head and when I spoke to people, but the execution of it became overwhelming.

It took me a while, but now I’m going to be audio-only and focus on it not being perfect in everywhere.

Like life, it’s a learning process.

Here is what you will be in store for….

What is the Executive Breakthroughs Podcast?

It’s where high-performing executives, entrepreneurs, and rising stars, just like you, come to learn from their business heroes on how to make your unique mark on the world, maximize leadership and performance, create a culture of rockstar talent (i.e. be an expert team builder), become a great manager, and more. HINT: It takes more than bean bag chairs, a waffle bar, and all those perks on “Silicon Valley.”

We’ll talk visionary leadership, bold entrepreneurship, building epic teams and winning management styles. Wild creativity paired with disciplined productivity and great teamwork. Embracing fear, and stamping out impostor syndrome and limiting beliefs. Tiny missteps, and epic misfires. Mistakes you can skip, and strategies you can steal. (Because stealing pens and Post-it notes is for amateurs.)

This show will make you a better leader, manager, team builder, investor and — most important — a better thinker and problem-solver.

Executive Breakthroughs Podcast will teach you to:

  • Build the highest performing & most engaged teams to significantly increase your bottom line (i.e. you’ll become a team building expert!)
  • Identify & dissolve your hidden (& unconscious) patterns that are sabotaging your success (i.e. blindspots), and replace them with a new game-changing mindset and self-awareness
  • Maximize your leadership potential & performance, & find your unique superpowers to become the best version of yourself
  • New managers will learn strategies, best practices & tools to increase their effectiveness
  • Human resources professionals will learn how to maximize employee engagement and experience, resolve and mediate conflicts, create “world class” employee onboarding & new hire processes, deal with difficult employees, & much more.
  • Sales leaders will learn how to build the highest performing sales teams, skyrocket trust and rapport with customers & podcasts, more successfully manage others, work across the organization with other groups much better, & much more.
  • Master relationship building (and business networking) with reborn confidence, authenticity & charisma to create valuable social capital

HR Works Podcast: I Share How to Build Great Teams, Mistakes Leaders Make & Much More

On the HR Works Podcast we discuss how leaders can successfully step into vulnerability, how to build high performing teams and how to skyrocket employee engagement quickly. 

“With organizations losing unbelievable amounts of money to poor employee engagement, I always wonder what stops leaders from properly addressing this problem. In this episode of HR Works, we find a critical ingredient to successful leadership and employee engagement: vulnerability.”

We also discuss how to use my free team building game, CardsAgainstMundanity.com, that more than 20,000+ employees are using to skyrocket trust, engagement, teamwork and performance. 

This episode’s guest is Jason Treu, an executive coach who helps executives, managers, and employees to maximize their leadership and management abilities and perform at the highest levels. He provides coaching, workshops, keynote speaking, and other training services.

Jason also has “in the trenches experience” helping build a billion-dollar company and working with many Fortune 100 companies. He spent 15+ years working in marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley working with influential leaders such as Steve Jobs (Apple & Pixar), Reed Hastings (CEO at Netflix), Mark Cuban, Mark Hurd (CEO at HP), Paul Wahl (President of SAP), and many others.

#hrworkspodcast #podcast #humanresources #hrleaders #hrprofessionals #shrm #hrtraining #leadership #vulnerability 

Great Managers Are Made, Not Born

Great managers are MADE, not BORN. Invest in yourself and master key skill sets.

You’ll rise to the top because 90%+ of employees won’t.

They’ll hit a ceiling and you’ll keep going because you are curious.

Teamwork, self-awareness and communication are great places to start. 

#softskills  #careertip #managertraining  #executivecoach

Here is Why Teamwork is the Number One Soft Skill

Teamwork is the number one soft skill. It’s the least understood and least prioritized. It’s the number one place for productivity gains for any organization. Here’s research to prove this out.

A high-performing team of five employees wastes 200-275 hours per month on misunderstandings, miscommunication, poor teamwork, and unresolved conflicts.

That more than 2400+ hours per year.

That’s 50,000 hours for an organization of 100 or more people per year.

Those are conservative numbers based research studies and on my own research study of more than 1000 employees over the past three years in a variety of industries and geographies.

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