Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry is that rare kind of leadership speaker who can change the outcome of a meeting by sharing his expertise in emotional intelligence. The way J.P. enthusiastically advises companies on leadership, performance, and managing change makes his audiences not only absorb the information but drives behavior to improve your organization. J.P. was one of the highest rated former lecturers at the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Education Program and now is an advisor to numerous Fortune 100 companies as well as NHL and NBA teams and Olympic medal-winning athletes. His lively and original keynotes engage audiences to implement his profound strategies the next day to make a real difference in their organization!
Are you an Exceptional Leader?: Why Meeting Your Biggest Challenges has Everything to Do with Leading Under Pressure
Your organization, like many others, is facing big challenges: whether it is an accelerated rate of change, threat of disruption, ambitious targets or aggressive competition; your people experience these organizational challenges as pressure. If not managed skillfully, this condition can result in diminished performance, lower engagement, and an inability to deal with change. It doesn’t have to be this way.
Research is clear that some leaders are better prepared to handle and lead their people through these challenges more than others. In this powerful keynote, based on the NY Times best-selling book, Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most, your audience will learn how to leverage pressure to help them get to the other side of performance and succeed in achieving their most challenging goals.
The Science of Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Ingredient Behind Building a Highly Engaged Organizational Culture
Why would anyone want to be led by you? This is the single most important question a manager or leader needs to ask themselves if they want to unlock the potential and creativity of their people. The reason your employees get up in the morning and choose to be engaged and productive has nothing to do with a manager’s level of IQ or technical capabilities, it has everything to do with their manager’s level of Emotional Intelligence (EI).
The research is clear that Emotional Intelligence is the single most important driver of an engaged, results-driven, highly effective workforce, especially in environments that are undergoing significant change and disruption.
All Change is Personal: Why Leading Through Disruption and Change is About People Not Technology
If the Hippocratic Oath main directive is “first, do no harm,” then the brain’s is “first, keep alive.” Yet the usual approach most organizations take in managing change and disruption does not take into consideration this neurological reality. Leaders bring their “five-point strategies” or get overly focused on the latest technology and completely miss that real change happens in the mind, and more specifically, in the operating systems (the brains) of their people.
To get your organization to successfully adapt to external disruption and the new world of work, requires managers and leaders to accept that all change is personal and that until they start managing from this point of view, their people will not step into uncertainty and take the risks required to achieve successful change efforts.
In this provocative keynote, your team will hear about other organizations that have succeeded in adapting to change and disruption by leveraging the operating system of the brain.
Mindful Leadership: How to Use Mindfulness to Navigate Today’s Demanding, Complex World
From the moment we wake up, we are bombarded with emails and inundated with requests. Distractions today are stronger and more pervasive than at any other time in human history, diminishing our
‘attentional strength’. Yet leaders are expected to slow down, focus and make thoughtful decisions in a volatile, uncertain world. How is this possible? The answer is Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a practice that builds our attentional strength, increases our ability to deal with the ups and downs of work life and increases resilience. In the same way that we go to the gym to build strength and endurance, Mindfulness is like strengthening for our brain. It is the antidote for a multi-tasking world where leaders need to make important decisions, be present to engage people and inspire their teams to the next level of performance.
“We truly appreciate the time and effort that went into your presentation and, particularly your willingness to share your knowledge and invaluable experience with our members. This group always looks forward to the insights our speakers provide on how to position their companies for growth and improved customer service. The responses from attendees have been extremely positive. All the hard work and preparation you put into personalizing your presentation for our group really paid off.”
“JP is excellent!!! He is very engaging & this work is completely aligned with our cultural transformation work. JP further reinforced our learning and provided some “science” to it as well!!
“Best keynote presentation I have been to in years! Very different than the usual: extremely interesting and powerful – yet highly entertaining. It is not often I hear someone who can really ‘put it together.”
“I do not say this lightly – the most powerful keynote I have ever heard. JP was charged with setting he tone for the rest of the week. He clearly over-delivered!”