- Peak Performance
- Diversity and Inclusion in Business
- Corporate Culture
- Women in Leadership
Audience & Industry
- Women's Events
- Sales Professionals
- Senior Management Groups
A foremost expert on leadership development, Betsy Myers is dedicated to working with organizations and individuals around the world to help shape the next generation of leaders.
A leader in her own right, Myers has a proven track record of building, growing and strategically realigning organizations across business, government, politics and academia. In her new book—Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You (September, 2011)—Myers takes a fresh look at characteristics and traits that enable individuals to motivate, inspire and influence individuals and groups. Speaking on various topics such as leadership, teamwork, diversity, career development and women’s issues, Myers’ presentations take the audience through an effective process that unlocks human potential and maximizes productivity while giving examples on how to help attendees, their colleagues and team members develop long-term vision while feeling valued. She demonstrates how each of us have opportunities each day to take the lead and shares her seven core principles that will enable everyone to be more productive, engaged, and successful. Myers currently serves as Founding Director of the Center for Women & Business at Bentley University. Prior to her appointment at Bentley, she served as President Obama’s Chief Operating Officer during the 2008 campaign, Executive Director, Center of Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Director, White House Office for Women’s Initiatives and Outreach during the Clinton Administration.
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Leadership Creates a Feeling -- How to Create a Modern Workforce for the 21st Century
The workforce of the 21st century is very different than anything we’ve seen in the past, and organizational leaders must quickly adapt as they confront cutting-edge issues like gender diversity, the Millennial influx and dynamic technological change. Clearly, the old masculine model of command-and-control leadership is no longer effective in this new environment; so a new leadership model must take hold. Indeed, leaders today must be conscious about their behavior and its impact on others. More specifically, they must be self-reflective and try to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, they must ask questions, not just provide answers, in order to build relationships and facilitate teamwork and collaboration. And, finally, they must bring out the productive feelings in the people around them. When people feel valued, supported, appreciated and understood, they do their best work. Based on Betsy Myers’ book, Take the Lead: Motivate, Inspire, and Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Everyone Around You, this speech will articulate the key principles for any profit-minded leader who wants to create a modern workforce for the 21st century.