Personal Performance Speakers that will Boost Your Company Productivity
Happiness can create productivity which greatly influences personal performance and leads to organizational progress and company profits. How to achieve that happiness can weigh heavily on the minds of those who desire more and better for the people and companies with which they work. While it may appear, particularly in results-driven environments, that happiness is determined by external success, countless studies have proven the opposite: happiness is rooted from within and, consequently, personal performance stems from within. Executive Speakers Bureau represents five speakers who have given thousands of presentations on the undeniable correlation between employees’ internal fulfillment and a company’s overall success.
Speaker Jon Gordon teaches that personal performance is tied to a formula: E + P = O. He explains that though we cannot always control the events (E) in our lives we can control our reaction to them and opt for a Positive (P) response. The outcome (O) is often determined by this positive (or not) response. The author of numerous best-selling books, including The Energy Bus, Gordon stresses that while workplace change is imminent, our attitude in the face of that change will ultimately determine our performance. A tenet he has shared with clients including the Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup and Wells Fargo, is that we must focus not primarily on the challenges but on how we can become stronger and wiser from these challenges we encounter.
Shawn Achor has not only one of the most viewed TED talks of all time but also taught one of the most popular courses at Harvard, “Positive Psychology.” Founder of Good Think, Inc., he has spoken in more than 45 countries to countless audiences ranging from bankers to students and companies ranging from financial institutions such as Credit Suisse to healthcare organizations such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His platform, while seemingly simple, is often still difficult to grasp in environments so heavily driven by external indicators of success. Yet, he leans on years of research to show that “90% of your long term happiness is predicted not by the external world but by the way your brain processes the world” and “75% of job successes are predicted by your optimism levels, your social support, and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of as a threat.” By shifting the focus inwardly, on personal performance, an unbelievable impact will be seen on overall company performance and success.
According to New York Times best-selling author Brian Souza, leaders seeking to bring out the best in their employees must view themselves as coaches rather than managers. Founder and president of ProductivityDrivers, Souza works with companies worldwide to foster the understanding that being in company leadership, being a coach, is not something you do, it is someone you become. The personal performance that others see manifesting because of who you have become will have a ripple effect and create a work environment wherein the achievement of both personal and collective goals is the clearly seen.
One of the top ten most in-demand speakers of 2015, John Foley’s expertise on High Performance teams is infused with his past experiences as former solo lead pilot of the Blue Angels and a Sloan Fellow at Stanford School of Business and his beliefs that gratitude and thankfulness are driving forces in positive performance. Founder of the Glad to Be Here Foundation, Foley demonstrates to organizations that philanthropy and profit margins need not be mutually exclusive. With each presentation he donates a portion of profits to charity, half going to a nonprofit chosen by the client. Foley stresses that personal fulfillment through an attitude of thankfulness greatly influences workplace productivity by incorporating the idea of “a purpose larger than self.” Gratitude for what one already has and has achieved lends to the desire to help others achieve their goals, as well.
Happiness thrives from within but it cannot be rooted in an unhealthy space. Optimal personal performance arises from a work-life balance resulting in overall wellness for individuals and the companies of which they are a part. Andy Core has been sharing with audiences for over sixteen years the impact wellness has on the health of a company as the sum of all its parts. He has worked with Gillette, Tyson Foods, Coldwell Banker, Ernst & Young and many others in formulating the best approaches to eliminating factors that create personal imbalance leading to professional imbalance. Voted one of the top five Global Health/Healthcare speakers of 2012 and one of the top 100 Productivity experts to follow on Twitter in 2014, Core teaches on the relationship between stress, personal wellness and an organization’s overall health: stress impacts employees’ health, which impacts productivity, which impacts profit. By focusing on the root causes impacting personal performance, companies will see exponential growth when healing has taken place from the inside out.