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Michael Staver        

Professional Development Consultant, CEO of The Staver Group

Michael Staver is the CEO of The Staver Group. Together with his colleagues of professional development consultants, he provides keynote presentations, consulting programs and workshops. He also conducts executive coaching sessions that inject courage and authenticity into leadership. The most courageous leaders look to Michael Staver for the inspiration and strategies they need to fight the battles they face. Michael Staver helps every member of your team achieve amazing results in leadership, sales, customer experience AND communication. With a masters degree in counseling psychology and a bachelors degree in business administration, he understands the importance of results and can assist your organization in the successful pursuit of its objectives.

Michaels commitment to his clients is evident in the content and delivery of his message. His message is centered on his fundamental belief that each person and every organization has the potential to achieve outstanding results. Michael has an uncanny ability to make the most complex ideas simple and memorable. His sense of humor, depth of knowledge, and caring attitude, will keep your attendees engaged from start to finish.

Michaels work has appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, and Training & Development Magazine, to name a few. He has produced numerous books, CDs and other tools that help organizations thrive, including Motivational Leaders: Strategies and Wisdom from Americas Top Professional Motivators, Do You Know How to Shut Up? and his latest book Leadership Isnt for Cowards.

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Leadership Isn't For Cowards

How to Lead Courageously in a Turbulent Age

We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all of the information, demands and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get your followers to understand what really matters and how to execute effectively. Your ability to influence your followers is key to every step of creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process.

Participants will learn:

  • The real definition of courage
  • The three most important steps you will ever take
  • The power of commitment
  • What your followers do, really do, when you are not around
  • The primary motivator of all people
  • The three things every leader can do to insure leadership failure
  • The importance of high gain activity and how to do more of it
  • Six steps that will insure effective execution

How It Was Is Not How It Is

How to Create an Exceptional Customer Experience

Are You Creating a World-Class Customer Experience? Please read that carefully. Then read it again. When all extraneous issues are stripped away, the customer experience is the single most critical factor in determining your success. In a very real sense, nothing else matters. How that experience is defined is the key to success. People sometimes hesitate to speak of creating the customer experience because it can sound clich or simple. The fact is it is simple - but not easy. Up until around 1995, the provider of goods and services drove the transaction. That is not the way it is anymore, and we are not going back. To believe that customers are going to transact business the way they always have is to ignore the majority of the research and to ignore your own experience as a consumer. Today the customer, and only the customer, defines what that experience is and how much it is worth.

Participants will learn:

  • How to create a unique differentiator for you in the marketplace
  • Why customer service does not differentiate you
  • The motivator of all consumers
  • Key strategies for re-inventing your customer experience model
  • How to deliver a wildly successful experience for each and every one of your customers from start to finish

How to Build a High Performance Culture

Getting the Heart of the Leader Beating in the Chest of the Follower

What do you stand for? What does your company stand for? Are your values clear? Are they obvious to customers, staff and the community? Is your company optimally positioned and differentiated by the consistent application of your vision and core values?

Most leaders and organizations are moving at such a rapid pace that taking a step back to think about these things seems like a luxury when, in fact, it couldnt be more crucial. It doesnt matter where your company and your industry stands in the growth cycle. Focusing on who you are and what you stand for is the most critical thing you can do.

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify and apply their core values to their leadership
  • How to align their behavior with what they say they believe
  • How to be powerfully influential regardless of level of authority
  • How to build accountability and improve efficiency

Deal With It!!

How to Stay Calm Under Pressure

Its not about stress management. That wont work! Its not about changing your circumstances. That will only change the scenery. Today, more than ever, you are being asked to do more and more. What it gets down to is how you choose to invest energy. Its not the hours you work, its the value you get from the work you do. Do not, under any circumstances, let someone convince you that it is an easy process - but it is simple. In this session, participants will learn what it takes to stay calm and focused even if they dont like the circumstances.

Participants will learn:

  • What drives your choices
  • Why distress has the effect it has
  • Why the things that happen to you, while challenging at times, are not the problem
  • The steps to staying calm and productive
  • The thought processes that cause some to thrive and others to collapse

Managing Change

Change is inevitable! Handling it effectively is a different story. This program is designed specifically for leaders who are...

  • Navigating the waters of change and want a better chart
  • Observing the people they lead struggle with change, having difficulty juggling all the initiatives, projects and plans
  • Seeing change on the horizon and want to be proactive in their efforts

While no experience in the world will provide you with every skill for every situation, it is important to lead from awareness. Here's a chance for you to learn the skills necessary to lead your staff through change. One of the primary challenges you face is how to get the people in your organization to understand the implications of resistance to change. Imagine the staff actually understanding and getting on board. The key to effective change management is leaderships willingness to be flexible in their strategy.

Participants will learn:

  • How to help your staff deal with anxiety
  • How to get buy-in from staff more effectively
  • How to determine the type of people on your staff and their primary response to change
  • How to identify the most important needs of each staff member
  • How to manage your energy and time better
  • Who to invest in and who to disengage from
  • How to develop the skills required to move the change into the organizations culture
  • What the primary motivator is for change to take place

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