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Jonathan Raymond      

Owner of Refound & Author of "Good Authority"

Jonathan is the owner of Refound and the author of Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For. After twenty years of not being able to decide whether he was a business executive or a personal growth teacher, Jonathan stopped trying to figure it out.

He's the former CEO and Chief Brand Officer of EMyth, where he led the transformation of a global coaching brand and has worked in tech, clean tech, and the nonprofit world since graduating law school in 1998. He’s madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughters, and will never give up on the New York Knicks.

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The Accountability Dial

In this highly tactical presentation, Jonathan breaks down the steps in The Accountability Dial - the core management tool from Good Authority, How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For (Ideapress 2016).

Your audience will come away with an invaluable leadership skill, how to start and manage accountability conversations using a step-by-step method for giving just the right amount of feedback and just the right time.

He'll break down each of the five steps in the process in a light-hearted format full of relevant and timely examples:

The Mention The Invitation The Conversation The Boundary The Limit

More Yoda, Less Superman

In this lively talk, Jonathan will share with your audience the journey he took from superhero-style manager to becoming a true mentor to the people on his team.

Your audience will learn: How they're doing way more micromanaging than they realize How to decode what employees are saying without saying it How to set clear expectations and empower people to take personal ownership of their role.

How to Become the Leader Your Team Is Waiting For

Format: 45-60 minute keynoteThis program is perfect for: Senior Management Junior Management HR Business Partners The audience will leave with: How to use accountability to unlock strengths How to give high-quality feedback that inspires personal growth How to lead with transparency and vulnerability I've given this talk to organizations large and small and it always touches a nerve, lighting a fire in people to bring their best self to work in a way they never imagined was possible. If your audience is looking for a new approach to creating a people-first place to work, they'll love this presentation.

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