True leadership is a rare and powerful skill. For those who understand this fact intuitively, it is easy to see the value in assembling a team built with individuals holding leadership roles in various industries.
Though smart, this endeavor is a brave journey requiring commitment, buy-in and courage from all involved.
Therefore, whether you are initiating such a group or trying to maintain it, bringing in a motivational speaker to solidify the vision can be the move that matters.
Where to Start
If you are ready to book a speaker, you will find that the available market is overwhelming. To discover the right fit for your circumstances, it is wise to define the purpose and desired outcome of the retreat, conference or meeting.
When the focus is directed towards leadership as well as building a team, you will want speakers who specialize in the following themes:
Collaboration: Much more difficult than compromise, collaboration is a team effort of setting aside ego to seek outcomes that benefit everyone.
Mindfulness: Positions of power can alter the course of our best intentions, which is why mindfulness is a tremendous tool for keeping us on track.
Trust: Such a simple yet challenging quality, trust amongst leaders is priceless. Building trust between individuals may take some time, but it requires expertise to facilitate it.
Communication: There is no relationship that cannot benefit from communication that is clear and transparent. Giving space to exercise this skill is never a wasteful use of energy.
Cohesiveness: Related to all leadership team building efforts, developing a cohesive spirit and purpose is a crucial step towards success.
Resolution: It only takes two people to begin a conflict. Therefore, when you are dealing with a group of people, disagreements can arise quite easily. The goal is to resolve them.
Keeping these subjects in focus is a reliable means from which to organize the speech and the platform.
There are many variables to ensuring an event is successful. A lot of these factors can be controlled, but some cannot.
For instance, if the attendees are having difficulties and not getting along, you and the speaker will need to come up with some solid management ideas.
Starting the conference off with activities that increase mindfulness could help calm everyone down and initiate a relaxed state. Also, getting the crowd to laugh and share an authentic experience can shift the energies in a positive direction.
Regardless of the approach, the leadership team cannot be controlled, but they can certainly be influenced and guided towards rewarding outcomes and results.
By following a reliable set of guidelines when planning an event, you greatly reduce the need for guesswork, assumptions and uncertainty. Following the suggestions above will help you choose the best speaker for the crowd and the right topics and content to achieve success.
This preparation is key to providing the motivational speaker all the tools necessary to help the leadership team grow, expand and mature as a solid team.
Pandit Dasa is a mindful leadership expert, motivational keynote speaker and author who has spoken at Fortune 500 companies and helps organizations improve employee engagement, retention and workplace happiness. He helps individuals develop positive leadership qualities, lower stress and anxiety, increase focus and productivity and boost emotional intelligence.