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Work-Life Balance: Workplace Survival

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Why is it that work-life balance is so often talked about, and so little shown?  Work-life balance is the key to developing high-performance teams. Keynote to European Commission.  I have spoken to audiences in over 50 nations about these and other issues, and wherever I go in industrialised nations, people talk about getting a better balance – especially women. Surveys show that work-life balance is number one or two priority for those leaving business schools. In a recent UK survey, 6 out of 10 of 25-35 year olds said they were looking for a higher purpose at work.  The more passionate people are about the work they do, the less they complain about work-life balance.

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How to motivate people to do unpopular jobs

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Example of ServiceMaster -- motivating cleaners, janitors, rest room attendants. How to inspire and motivate people in poorly paid service jobs: encouraging self-confidence, morale, self-esteem. Show how teams make a difference, save lives, improve the environment. Win war for talent. Believe in your teams. Human resources, recruitment, team management, development and staff training. Presentation for Welsh Parliament, public sector worker voluntary sector, charities, nurses, doctors, health care workers, council workers. Other themes: leadership, change management, organisation, service delivery and customer satisfaction.

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Career Advice: Seize Your Destiny Make a Difference Find Your Purpose

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Career advice, personal purpose and fulfillment. Secrets of satisfaction and happiness. Career development, vocation and personal goals. Happynomics is the relationship between economic progress and personal happiness. Secrets of ethical leadership, corporate purpose and business strategy, change management and turning strategy into reality. Small business leadership and multinationals. Team leadership, organograms and organizational structures. Leadership crisis, and how to develop strong leadership. Motivational leadership, and why motivation matters. Leadership in a crisis. Knowing your destiny. Leadership to command attention, win trust, connect with passion. ...

 

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How to improve your worklife balance World Women's Day

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Work-life balance -- how to improve balance at work -- lecture on World Women's Day for European Commission by conference keynote speaker Patrick Dixon. Work - life balance now priority for majority of executives in many nations. How to deal with awkward boss -- and get the career balance you want. Barriers to work-life balance. Virtual teams, remote working and homeworkers. How to get better balance in personal and family life. Children and parents. Friends and career direction. Job choices, workplace motivation and winning ...

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Happynomics - interview on happiness and wealth

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Every product and service is sold on a promise: buy this and it will make your life better, easier, more pleasurable and so on. Sadly many businesses are obsessed with making a profit and neglect really thinking about their customers, meeting their needs and seeing life from their point of view. Happynomics raises deeper issues. Satisfying a customer is not the same thing as making them happier. Take for example a medical company offering cosmetic surgery. Their customer may be happy that they delivered on the promise: removed some fat and wrinkles safely at an agreed price without leaving scars. But is she really more contented and fulfilled as a result? Did surgery really transform her whole life?

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Older Workers and Impact on Workplace

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Older workers: impact of abolishing retirement age and of ageing workforce.

Different priorities and motivations of older and younger workers. How older and younger people respond to change.

Wisdom and experience at work and how some employers have targetted older workers to provide better service. How older people often sacrifice themselves for younger generations.

Older consumers and customers – and the importance of family in their spending decisions.

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Virtual Teams Save Time and Energy

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Life’s too short to travel to every meeting and the latest technology really makes you feel you are all together.   Three dimensional images can also be created of conference speakers for larger audiences, walking life-size on stage. Over 25% of many corporation’s carbon footprint is travel and air travel is a significant element of this.  If a third of business travel could be turned into virtual meetings, it would reduce annual global emissions of CO2 by over 120 million tons. Many business leaders are already spending up to six weeks a year cruising at 35,000 feet.  What happens in the next three to five years?

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"Friday Night feeling"? FED UP with your job? Job satisfaction, motivation - tips for team leaders

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Improve job satisfaction and staff engagement in your teams. Surveys of motivation, workplace engagement, wanting to find purpose at work. Mid-life crisis, passion for work, work-life balance and family life, hobbies, personal interests. Satisfaction and morale at work in public satisfaction. Public sector workers, business workplace and lessons for leaders, team managers. Video by Patrick Dixon, conference keynote speaker for Welsh Parliament public sector workers, doctors, nurses, council workers, teachers, non-profit workers, social workers. Human resources. Management training programme. Connect with passion -- mind, body and spirit. Passion to make a difference.

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Virtual People - Human Resources

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

"Practical values in virtual working" - Video.

Why most people do not enjoy traditional videoconferencing.

Most new technology applications fail to achieve what was promised...

...because of very simple human factors.

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Emotional intelligence, leadership, management, teams

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Emotional intelligence video: questions and answers with CEOs on Leadership.

Intuition is vital part of leadership judgment. Example from recruitment interviews and employment decisions.

How do you assess new candidates? Right brain and left brain intuition or logic or both.

How to listen to both sides of your brain in decision-making.

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