A Silicon Valley Guide to Leading in Disruptive Times

Disruption is happening to many industries. Whether your company is leading disruption, or responding to your competitors’ disruptive practices, as a leader you not only have to embrace change yourself, you have to create an environment where your team members seek and welcome productive change.

To be successful leading or responding to disruption depends on deep trust with your team. You need to encourage your team to be innovative, challenge traditional thinking, continually question best practices and look with a fresh perspective. New ways of thinking create new outcomes. How can you create a trusting environment that welcomes disruptive change?

You’ll hear some best practices from some of Silicon Valley’s most admired companies, like Facebook, Intel, Pixar, SurveyMonkey and others. You’ll learn the details of Google’s recently released study of what makes its most productive teams. These ideas can be applied to any organization, especially those seeking or reacting to disruption.

Participants will understand:

  • Current disruptive companies and how these may affect their business
  • Airbnb’s environment that encourages innovative thinking
  • Key ideas from Facebook, Intel, Pixar, and others that keep their teams humming
  • Google’s 5 top elements for creating an effective team and how to apply these to your organization

About the speaker:

Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC, is an international speaker, trainer and consultant specializing in leadership development implementation. She’s appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Forbes.com and USA Today as well as international media such as the Straits Times, Brunei Times, and the Malaysian Star.

A decades-long Silicon Valley resident with a multitude of innovative clients, she’s studied the best practices of companies who’ve created, survived and/or thrived with disruption.

Rebecca is the bestselling author of 26 books, including Extraordinary Leadership Lessons from Everyday People and Grow Your Key Talent: Thought-Provoking Essays for Business Owners, Executives and Managers on Developing Star Staff.

She is an exemplary trusted resource who partners with clients to accomplish high ROI on key-talent development projects. Her customized presentations are thought provoking, highly interactive, and full of immediately usable ideas. She knows what works. Since 1980 she’s transformed executives, managers, salespeople and customer support staff into much more effective workplace contributors.

Feedback from recent program participants:·        

  • Very credible speaker. Topics discussed relevant to me, with my function. Would love to hear more about her topic.
  • Informative and new things learned.
  • Appreciate info she shared on Google. My first time hearing some of the key ideas. The best speaker of the day.
  • I appreciate that her presentation was anchored on a study.
  • Fantastic facilitator of learning.
  • She personally chatted with our group. She is very engaging.
  • I like how Rebecca balances her topic with actual application.
  • Very good and credible speaker. Got great insights applicable to our work place.

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