Hands Off Leadership
- Nationally-recognized expert in coping with the “Age of Overload” at home and work
- Explains the difference between activity and productivity to help business leaders prioritize their goals
- Fast paced and humorous look at positive changes organizations should make
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A regular feature in top global media outlets, including Forbes and Fast Company, Juliet Funt is a renowned keynote speaker and tough-love advisor to the Fortune 500. As the founder and CEO of the boutique efficiency firm Juliet Funt Group, she is an evangelist for freeing the potential of companies by unburdening their talent from busywork. Juliet’s warm, relatable manner and actionable content earned her one of the highest ratings in the largest speaking event in the world, and she has worked with Spotify, National Geographic, Anthem, Vans, Abbott, Costco, Pepsi, Nike, Wells Fargo, Sephora, Sysco, and ESPN. You can follow her and access numerous resources at JuiletFunt.com.
DE-CRAPIFY YOUR WORKFLOW! | Solving the Equation of Too Much Work and Too Few People: Are your talented teams drowning in meetings, emails, decks, and to-dos without the foggiest clue about how to reduce the pile? Today’s organizations are aggressive in their goals, and workers often lack the skills to choose the right focus for their energies. Eventually, they can’t bear the workload anymore and leave, fail or quietly disengage. The solution, however, isn’t as simple as hiring more hands. Instead, it requires a significant paradigm shift in how we perceive activity vs. true productivity. This session offers a roadmap to this shift, providing practical tools, strategies, and frameworks to reevaluate, prioritize, and streamline your team’s workload. It champions the adoption of a Reductive Mindset, which emphasizes efficiency and effectiveness by ruthlessly eliminating unnecessary and non-value-adding touchpoints of the day.
FEED THE FIRE | Going Upstream from Mental Health at Work: Organizations are providing resources for mental health, and that’s good. But despite all of the yoga, therapists, and puppy parties (yes, really), there’s a problem. Rarely are these solutions going upstream to address the chronic, predictable, and solvable conditions and norms that make folks so stressed in the first place. Health care costs soar, and people remain unhappy. As a remedy, this session shines a light on the concept of ‘white space’ - unscheduled, open periods that offer a much-needed breather and a platform for restoration. Drawing inspiration from Juliet Funt’s acclaimed book A Minute to Think, the session explores strategies to reclaim and make effective use of this margin. It also offers tools to alleviate burnout and exhaustion, simplify work, curb the flow of digital pestering, and reduce the weight of meetings.
YOU’RE ON MUTE | Strategies for Communicating in a Hybrid World: Hybrid work is here to stay, and so are the communication challenges that accompany it. As teams spread geographically, the dynamics of interpersonal communication morph, necessitating a transformation in our traditional strategies to maintain connection and efficacy. This session delves into the fundamental aspects of communication crucial for hybrid work success. It provides insights into our virtual presence, expressing ideas clearly and persuasively across various mediums, and on strategies to foster a cohesive team dynamic that transcends geographical dispersion. The session also outlines the perfect balance between synchronous and asynchronous communication, optimizing productivity while mitigating the risks of communication overload in a hybrid work environment.
WOW THEM | How to Build a Presentation from Start to Finish (Also available: General Presentation Skills and Storytelling): Many professionals, even those with ample experience, either don’t have a system in place to plan a presentation or skip planning entirely, diving headfirst into assembling their elements without foresight. This approach rarely leads to success. Instead, this session will show them how to take a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to transform their presentations into persuasive and inspiring stories that command attention. The process is segmented into five critical stages: Material Gathering, Emotional Arc, Vivid Illustration, Honing, and Slide Creation. Each stage is a stepping stone in your journey to master the art of presentations, giving you the confidence and expertise to captivate any audience.
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