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Nick Tasler  

Internationally acclaimed thought leader and author of "The Impulse Factor" & "Why Quitters Win: Decide to be Excellent"

NICK TASLER is a highly sought-after speaker, human behaviorist and award-winning author of The Impulse Factor: An innovative approach to better decision-making (Simon & Schuster, 2008). Taslers work has captured the attention of high profile business leaders, organizational consultants and major media with straightforward and effective approaches to improving decision-making at all levels, both professional and personal. Fascinated by the intricacies of human nature, Tasler continues to uncover the secrets of high-performance individuals and organizations whose success is fueled by the ability to make fast, effective decisions. Through his work with Fortune 500 organizations, non-profits and academic institutions and individuals, Tasler is teaching remarkable new ways to consistently make choices that strengthen our businesses and enrich our lives. With his newest endeavor, DecisionPulse, Nick Tasler has created a simple, yet powerful framework for maximizing the choices that literally shape our destinies.

Founder and CEO of Decision Pulse, Tasler is the [email protected] columnist for BusinessWeek online and has written for a wide range of publications including the San Diego Union-Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Leadership Excellence. Nick and his work have been covered by leading media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Bloomberg, Psychologies, Marie-Claire, Fox Business and publications around the world including Globe & Mail (CA), The Times (ZA), Management Today (UK), Daily Express (UK), and Courier News (AU). He has also appeared on NBC, ABC, and CBS, BBC Radio, and Irish Talk Radio.

Tasler was formerly the head of research for TalentSmart, a global think-tank and consultancy serving Fortune 500 companies. During his tenure at TalentSmart, Tasler established himself as an internationally recognized authority on effective decision-making. Prior to his stint at TalentSmart, Tasler began his career with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) as a process consultant working with energy firms including BP and ExxonMobil.

Tasler holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology and Management. He lives with his wife and two sons in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Speech Topics


Decide to Change

How do you stay ahead of a world that won’t stop changing? The answer is surprisingly simple: One decision at a time. Decisions are the most fundamental building blocks of change in our lives, our careers, our teams, and our societies. The faster and more strategically we stack those blocks, the faster and more successfully we see change and experience growth. In this dynamic talk Tasler blends the latest research in psychology with engaging stories that inspire you to become a decider who not only embraces change, but leads it. He then reveals a highly practical Know-Think-Do framework for deciding what to do and what NOT to do all day, every day in order to create the future you want to see.

Think Strategically & Act Decisively

Decisions are the building blocks of your career, your team, and your company. Success results from stacking those blocks faster and more strategically than your competition. It really is that simple. That’s why 88% of managers who excel at two skills—strategic thinking and decisive action—are among the top 10% of highest-performing leaders across all industries and job levels. The Think Strategically & Act Decisively learning system builds fast-moving, high performing teams with a revolutionary new approach to aligning teams with the company’s strategic focus, and empowering them to confidently make all decisions—from strategic planning and employee management decisions down to daily customer and resource allocation decisions—faster and more strategically.

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