Winston's approach is ideal for companies working through these tough economic times. Green Recovery shows how companies use technology and green thinking to create smarter, stronger businesses that do well in good times and bad.
Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, More Open World
Based on his newly released book from Harvard Business Press, Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and green business expert, lays out a new vision for business strategy in an unpredictable world of constant change.
His talk will...
- Explore the three mega-forces coming to bear on companies and society, changing business – and life -- as usual
- Lay out some of the key hurdles to longer-term profitability and value creation…and provide some core solutions to today’s business challenges
- Describe how companies are creating new value through radical efficiency, heretical innovation, and by putting the right value on what’s really important
- Andrew makes the case that the way companies operate today cannot keep up with the rate of change in our physical world. Organizations that make the Big Pivot will find the only practical path forward in a volatile environment. The leaders will build resilient, flexible organizations that profit by creating a healthier, more sustainable, more profitable world.
Finding the Gold in Green
This engaging talk by a globally recognized speaker and green business expert will explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green.
Andrew will describe how the world's best companies use environmental pressures to innovate and profit in a crowded, resource-constrained world. Through fun and fascinating examples from a range of industries, Winston demonstrates how leading companies…
- Get Lean: Amp up energy and resource efficiency to save millions
- Get Smart: Use data about products and supply chains to save money, drive performance, and serve customers better with innovative new offerings
- Get Going: Engage and excite employees to solve the company’s, the customer’s, and the world’s environmental challenges
- Get Creative: Rejuvenate innovation efforts by asking heretical questions that challenge everything from operations to products to business models.
Attending one of Craig's keynotes was an experience to remember. He was to the point, enthusiastic and had sound practical advice. His knowledge and ability to communicate this with his audience make his presentations powerful and too good to miss out on
Although ‘Employee Share Ownership Plans’ have been around in Australia for over 30 years, they are one of the least utilised mechanisms for raising capital, even though they have the added advantage of motivating and retaining key staff.
In this presentation Craig discusses the many positive outcomes Employee Share Schemes offer business owners in promoting staff retention and engagement. One of the main benefits Craig highlights, is that ‘employee share plans’ promote a sense of ownership and accountability to key staff, as they work and act like a business stakeholders rather than a wage earner. It’s a means to motivate the workforce and to empower people who might otherwise feel disenfranchised and alienated.
Key Take Aways:
- What is an Employee Share Ownership Plan and how does this add value to my business?
- How does an Employee Share Ownership Plan Motivate and Engage my team?
- How do I Implement an Employee Share Ownership Plan?
For many business owners, the value locked-up within their business is their second largest asset behind the family home, and in some cases it is even more valuable than the family home. Yet while most people will happily invest time, effort and money planning for the sale of their home, they don't do the same with their business. Choosing to invest the time and effort to develop a succession plan, ensures that you realise the maximum value of your business when you retire and may be one of the most important financial decisions you ever make.
In this presentation, Craig guides participants through a strategic step by step process for implementing a succession plan within any business.
Key Take Aways:
- How to Develop a Strategic Approach
- How to Maximise the Value of a business
- Choosing the right buyers and why your successors are important
- The Equity Matrix and Secure Funding
- Implementing the plan and getting the right advice
How to turn good people into great leaders, strategy into execution and ideas into action
The big things are important, but it's the small things that make the difference. Great leaders know how to show BIG leadership in small moments.
Most people want to lead. They really do, and they make great efforts to do so. Yet research shows that most "leaders" don't inspire their people. There is a deafening chorus of employees shouting "I want my leader to inspire". So... what is it that great leaders do differently? They understand the value of edge moments. Edge moments:
- shape strong connections, which create trust and loyalty
- build commitment, that turns strategy into execution
- Get ideas into action, which turns good people into great leaders
- Appreciate how moments create trust and momentum
- Learn how to create powerful edge moments
- Learn how to spot, address and fix moments
- Learn the language of moments – body, voice, context
- Receive the tools to immediately become an Edge Leader
Practical tools for safety, resilience and teamwork
Remote and dangerous worksites present unique challenges to people and their employers. Workers need the skills to quickly adapt to the work and then re-assimilate into their home lives. Teams must live a culture of safety. Employers must strive to create a zero-harm environment without losing productivity and efficiency.
Keynote speaker Rachael Robertson successfully led in the most remote and dangerous workplace known to man, a year long expedition to Antarctica. Now she shares her insights, experience and tools!
- Bacon Wars - why every organisation has a coffee cup sign in the kitchen and what it means for safety
- Plane Crash- how to lead through an emergency
- Resilience – choose and develop mental toughness
- Mode switch – tools to streamline swing transitions
- Antarctic Winter- how to keep teams inspired and motivated during the long dark times
- Spotlight – coping strategies for close living
Inspire, empower and equip your people to lead their teams with mastery
Few of us get to select every member of our teams. Usually, we need to build an effective and resilient team from an existing group of diverse people. The ability to understand and harness this diversity to create high performance is critical.
Rachael shares her experience and techniques including how to motivate and reward staff using intrinsic measures and how to keep teams focused on your main goal, but know what needs to be done now.
- LADAR – listen out "pings" for on your 'language radar' to strengthen respect and integrity
- Adapt or perish - why collaboration is critical and why only the smart teams survive
- The "Bacon Wars" and how to shape your team's attitudes and behaviours
- Lessons from emperors - How to protect the tribe so the individual thrives
What does leading an Antarctic expedition have to do with corporate leadership?
Much more than you could ever realise!
There can be no argument that leading Antarctic expeditions is extreme. Once you commit there is no turning back. Yet the challenges for the leader are the same in every workplace. Leaders need to acknowledge and navigate through the perpetual scrutiny, the frequent isolation, and the need to keep going when you feel you have nothing more to give.
Leaders need to be able to develop personal resilience and be able to manage the scrutiny spotlight that their position attracts. This keynote is perfect for leaders and aspiring leaders in all forms:
- Leader for a reason, a season and for life - how to make the right decision, the right way
- Open Door Policy 2.0 – it's not time management, it's boundary management
- Power of reflection - how to hone your self-awareness and build resilience
- Tools to build teamwork, influence and trust in organisations
- Antarctic winter: How to sustain yourself in the dark times
- The "Bacon Wars" and why its critical to 'major in the minor' things
Men wanted... safe return doubtful
This presentation has been specifically designed to give an insight into the highs and lows of 18 strangers living in complete isolation in the most remote place on the planet, for an entire year. With awe-inspiring images of Antarctica, plenty of humour and using real-life stories, Rachael takes the audience on an emotional journey revealing the truth behind life in this most fascinating and isolated environment.
- Entertainment – even the rowdiest crowd quickly comes under Rachael's spell
- Inspiration – your audiences will be moved to dream the impossible
- Education – learn the most interesting facts about life in Antarctica
- Motivation – your people will leave motivated to rise to new challenges
What will be the office of the future? We were told that new technology would allow us to work from home, meet virtually and avoid travel – but if anything, as Yahoo employee recently found out – offices spaces are becoming more important and we are travelling more than before. The answer as to why may have as much to do with emerging ideas about innovation as an economic theory from the 19th century – Jevon's Paradox
Footage sourced from Cassidy Turley's State Of Real Estate 2013.
Most leaders want to lead. They really do. They put in enormous time, energy and effort strategizing, planning and prioritising. They arrive in the office early, leave late, often miss lunch, all in a genuine attempt to show leadership. They attend dozens of training courses and programs to develop the skills that will allow them to create and implement visions, wrangle a budget, critically evaluate data, lead people, liaise with suppliers, negotiate contracts, assess risk, innovate, steer through a crisis …the list is endless.
You only get one chance to make a first impression! This has been the catch cry of many a self help book for, well for forever. Some even get very technical and give you clear metrics to adhere to, “People make their minds up about you in 1/10 of a second so make that time count”. But psychology shows us that there is a simple and more powerful formula to winning people over?
Sustainability is firmly on the CEO and leadership agenda today for two big reasons: it’s profitable and, well, there’s no other choice. On the latter point, all companies are facing tremendous pressures that make sustainability unavoidable, including three mega-forces which are challenging business as usual: (1) climate change and weather, (2) resource constraints and input prices, and (3) transparency and openness.
Last year Facebook hit one billion users. It is reported that the average Facebook user spends 75 minutes per day using Facebook. Globally smartphone growth year-on-year was at 42 percent in 2012, with 17 percent global penetration, but more significantly with most developed economies expecting 70-80 percent smartphone penetration within a couple of years. This has led to massive increases in social media use over mobile. WeiXin, a new Social Mobile Network powered by TenCent in China, took 14 months to reach 100 million users, and just six more months to reach 200 million. Snapchat, based in the United States is sending 60 million mobile-initiated photos per day, or five billion snaps in little over a year.
In a recent closing keynote, in front of a large group of HR professionals in the Telecommunications Industry, I sought to provoke those assembled with a few challenges. Following are a few of those things that still stand out for me today.
As you probably know, I am constantly studying time saving, organisation and productivity.
The reason is simple. If we can find just one technique that can make us more productive in business, over 5 or 10 years the impact can be extraordinary.
Today I’d like to talk about a ridiculously simple technique that can make a phenomenal improvement to how much you achieve.
Because the digital age has created a virtual electronic wall (E-WALL) in which our clients can now hide behind, the pattern of communication has become less about face to face. It is acceptable to do business via e-mail. We all need to embrace the digital age as it has provided our world with an unprecedented level of access to communication at the touch of a button, but face to face selling skills have not become redundant. In fact they are more important than ever if we are to learn how to BREAK DOWN THE E-WALL. This is about selling in the new reality.
In 1961, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia bought its first computer – the Ferranti.
It had 1K of memory, cost $360,000 (£220,000) and was the size of a whole room. A typical mid-range laptop computer today has 250,000 times the memory, is 4-8 million times faster and costs 1/500th of what the Ferranti cost as a computing platform. This process, the acceleration of technological capability, is known as Moore’s law – and it has meant that since the late 1800s, the rates of technology adoption and diffusion into society have kept getting faster.
One of the biggest killers of productivity is not a lack of innovation, productive systems or visionary thinking, its politics. UK studies show that the average manager wastes one and a half days a week on dealing with politics. When people focus on internal petty issues it is incredibly distracting and they spend less time executing and getting work done. Also politics results in a tremendous amount of negative emotion in the organisation leading to poorer performance.
I remember waking up after being in a coma for over a week and realizing that I had lost my arm and totally wrecked my leg. It was difficult not only physically but also mentally and emotionally.Yet the journey from that moment until today has been rewarding on many levels. From now living with the most advanced bionic arm in the world to what I currently do as a professional speaker. Let me explain…
Are you are ‘batteries included’ type of person, or not?
In the video, Siimon Reynolds discusses the idea that there are two types of people in the work place, those who harness the power of positive energy, and those that take it. Siimon also provides some great tips on enhancing team productivity and morale through postive feedback, and noticing positive performance in the workplace.
In this video, Brett talks about the latest trends that are redefining financial services and payments.
From the global scramble for dominance of the mobile wallet, the expectations created by tablet computing, the operationalizing of the cloud and the explosion of social media he explores: How Social Media has exposed pricing, over-regulation, outdated processes and poor policy, How mobile technology is completely changing the context of banking, How customer advocacy is killing traditional brand marketing, and the growth of the ‘de-banked’ consumer who doesn’t need a bank at all.
Innovation alone won’t be enough to succeed in business during 2013. The key to growth is a return to execution and productivity.
Dr Adam Fraser is one of Australia’s leading educators, researchers and thought leaders in the area of human performance.
How do you ensure your team gets through 2013 stronger than ever before?
Whilst the new year brings new beginnings, business in 2013 is still faced with a slow recovery in terms of the economy.
As a result of this resources are tight and budget allocated to motivating staff have been cut in half. Sustaining employee engagement and enthusiasm will be more important than ever.
How will you as a leader go about ensuring your team gets through 2013 stronger than ever before? Leadership speaker Rachael Robertson believes It’s the small things that will make all the difference in 2013.
I recently presented at the world congress for Human Resources (Horizon put on by AHRI). The starting keynote was by Steve Wozniack, the co-founder of apple computers. What an impressive guy. Not only did he single handedly design the first personal computer, he was also involved in the design of the calculator and GPS technology. You could say that he has been one of the most influencial people of his generation. However there were two things about him that stood out the most.
Ever heard this statement? I have. More times than I care to remember and it was usually at a time where I was being asked to make an important decision on the spot; without the data, background and information necessary to make an intelligent choice.
"But that's why you're paid the big bucks.."
Although Rachael had over fifteen years experience as a professional team leader, making the jump to heading up the 58th Antarctic Expedition was one guaranteed to provide extreme challenges. The rarified interpersonal environment of leading such an isolated, remote team gave Rachael invaluable insight into the challenges businesses face each day - and the environment gave her the opportunity to learn how to deal quickly and effectively with all the issues that arose. The lessons from those experiences have been captured in this seven-part eVideo series - every business should take note!
Mike Walsh is one of the great futurists of our time. With an unerring handle on the shape of things to come, Mike brings a focussed disruptive look at technology and business to the table. He will help your business reshape itself for the 21st century and provide insights that will keep you ahead of the curve.
Ode to Ode...
Thank you Arnold for only bringing the best of the best speakers to our events. We appreciate it! We appreciate you always thinking "outside the box" and never having us go with a speaker that so many others have – we are always unique and stand out with our keynotes – kudos!
Executive Director | Diversity Alliance for Science
In ODE I've found a team that are naturals at choosing the attitude, being present, making the client's day and above all, that love to play. Most importantly, for a person that travels consistently, I am always made to feel a valued part of the family.
Stephen Lundin - FISH! Philosophy
Working with ODE to build my US business was an awesome experience. In less than two years, we generated over one million US dollars of booking inquiries, accelerated my market penetration by at least 5 years and established relationships that many speakers spend their whole career trying to get.
The team manage to balance their allegiance and commitment to those they represent, with an honest approach to who would work for our clients events and who wouldn't. A refreshing attitude that means if they do recommend someone, we listen!
Just wanted to say thanks for two great presentations last week, Lisa and Mike were both fantastic. They both totally hit the mark with the audience and helped take the event to another level. Thanks – ODE definitely have the best speakers!