Bosses Are People Too - Why Leadership Engagement is at an All Time Low
Date and TimeTue, Jul 18, 2023 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
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In this provocative multimedia and dynamic presentation, author and speaker Bob Kelleher takes attendees through a journey of why is has become so difficult to be a boss in these times.
Gallup claims that only 33% of the workforce is engaged, but for the first time, the boss is less engaged than the employees they manage. Given the boss is the single biggest driver of both engagement and disengagement- this is a significant organizational challenge.
Why is this? Well, for starters, these are incredibly challenging times for all - bosses included. Many don't even want to manage people; and / or have no idea how to manage people; and / or lack the skill set to be effective bosses. They take on the role of leadership because that is how one makes more money. They often are left brain, analytics types who lack the right brain emotional intelligence DNA. In some ways, it is not their fault. It is the fault of organizations for poorly selecting and training 'people who lead people'.
- Hear what has caused leadership engagement to drop
- Discuss why people who manage people have the organization's most important job
- Discover the key success competencies of people who effectively manage people
- Look for the right people to select themselves in (and out) of management
- Look for (and avoid) the 7 deadly characteristics of terrible bosses
- Implement the BEST (Behaviors / Experience / Skills / Traits) Profile in management selection
About Bob Kelleher
Bob Kelleher is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and thought leader and travels the globe sharing his insights on employee engagement, leadership, and workforce trends. Bob is the author of the best-selling book, LOUDER THAN WORDS: 10 Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results, CREATIVESHIP, A Novel for Evolving Leaders, EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT for Dummies, and his latest, I-Engage, Your Personal Engagement Roadmap.
Bob can be seen or heard on national media (including CNBC, CBS, NBC News, Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune), and is a frequent guest writer and contributing editor on many national publications.
Bob is a frequent conference keynote speaker, including talks throughout the US and Canada, as well as recent talks in China, Japan, Europe, South America, Mexico, and the Middle East.
Bob has also presented to the leadership teams of many of the world’s top organizations including Prudential, Lockheed Martin, Kronos, Ceridian, Cumberland Farms, TJX, The Cheesecake Factory, Abbott Labs, Fidelity, Dale Carnegie, CDC (Centers for Disease Control), amongst many others.
Books by Bob Kelleher