The descriptions listed below will give you a general idea of the topics covered in each seminar or presentation. Peg will work with you to design the specific content that you want for your program and can combine several of these topics in one presentation. All sessions include interaction with the audience throughout the presentation unless the client specifically asked for no interaction. Contact Peg for more information.
- Increasing Personal Happiness: Current Research and Practical Tools
It’s possible to increase your personal happiness. And here’s the good news. You don’t need to quit your job or run away from home to do it! This lively and informative series will focus on research that is shedding new light on why individual happiness levels vary and what people can do to increase her happiness level. Researchers from the field of Positive Psychology estimates that our level of happiness is 50% genetically set, 10% life circumstances, and 40% personal habits and intentional activities. This program focuses on the 40% you can control. Participants will leave with practical tools they can use in their personal life and at work.
- I Should Be Burnt Out by Now . . . So How Come I'm Not?
Everyone’s work life has been affected by this era of uncertainty. This presentation is based on research from Peg's book, I Should Be Burnt Out by Now, So How Come I'm Not? She provides dozens of practical tips for coping with one of the most serious dangers of the high speed, uncertain world of work—burnout. Peg covers three areas where actions can be taken to reduce burnout in your organization: corporate culture strategies, leadership actions, and personal tips. In this interactive and entertaining presentation, Neuhauser will discuss ideas with the audience and tell stories about how people are surviving and even thriving in this era of uncertainty.
- Dealing with Difficult People
Dealing with difficult people at work or in your personal life can be energy consuming and incredibly frustrating. Peg Neuhauser’s presentation takes a practical look at why some people drive you crazy and provides dozens of ideas of what you can do to deal with them effectively. Each participant will leave with a twenty-page guide that provides tips for dealing with a variety of aggressive and passive disruptive behaviors. She will also cover McKinsey’s research on the TCJ for organizations (total cost of jerks). Difficult people can be a very costly problem for organizations, so knowing how to deal with them is good for the organization as well as the individuals who work there.
- Breaking Down the Silos in Your Organization . . . Resolving Conflicts Among the Organizational Tribes
This presentation is based on Peg Neuhauser's book Tribal Warfare in Organizations. It takes a humorous and entertaining look at turf battles between departmental and professional groups in organizations . . . IT, HR, lawyers, paralegals, nurses, doctors, sales, back office or whatever the silos are in your organization. Neuhauser offers practical tips on the do’s and don’ts of tribal communication. The goal is to produce more effective collaboration and problem solving that makes life easier for everyone and provides service to customers.
- Building a Successful Corporate Culture
There is no one “right” culture for all organizations. The right culture is the one that helps you succeed in accomplishing your goals, and produces a motivating, healthy environment for employees. Peg Neuhauser's presentation offers practical tips for how to build and maintain a healthy corporate culture to succeed in today’s world. Neuhauser has written three books on corporate culture: Culture.com, Tribal Warfare in Organizations, and Corporate Legends and Lore.
- Nuts & Bolts of Organizational Change: Practical Strategies for Changing Your Organization’s Culture
Change is a constant part of any organization. It is difficult to chart the course for your organization's future, but even harder to execute on that strategy if it means changing the way people in your organization function. Changing the culture means changing the habits in your organization – individually, teams, procedural, technical. Change the habits and you change the culture. Peg provides down to earth, practical tips and strategies for changing those habits. To be able to target these changes where they are need and do so rapidly is an essential skill for any successful organization in today's world.
- The New Normal . . .Rethinking the Way You Lead (for managers)
Moving On . . .Healing from the Turmoil and Adapting to the New Realities (for employees)
Uncertainty is the word that best captures the thinking of most individuals and organizations these days.
People say it’s like working in a fog. How do we succeed in this new world?
What do 90% of top execs rank as the critical organizational skill needed today – agility.
Here are some practical definitions of what they mean by organizational agility:
- Capacity to identify and capture opportunities more quickly than a rival does
- Combining patience and boldness
- Being ready to move on the moment the fog lifts just enough so the choice is more than a crap shoot,
but before things are clear to everyone including competitors
Help your leaders and employees understand the new normal in your organization and adapt as leaders
and employees to these new realities.
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Contact Peg for more information or to discuss a customized presentation for your organization.
Each organization’s circumstances are different, so the presentation must be tailored to your needs.