Martin delivers talks on a range of topics inspiring leadership, effective teamwork, personal resilience and optimising personal performance. After some initial research into your situation, a talk will be designed and presented which is aligned with your audience’s needs and can be done as part of an outdoor wilderness adventure setting.
- The Entrepreneur Myth – There are several myths which need to be deleted from our narratives. One is the myth of the lone genius and the other is the myth regarding the lone heroic entrepreneur. Business and life is a team sport. We collaborated our way to the top of the evolutionary tree not competed our way there. In this talk you will learn the basic essentials for tapping into the collective intelligence of a group which includes a demonstration of how to leverage the potential of others effectively to solve a problem thus demonstrating the power of community.
- Becoming a Stoic Pilgrim – When we’re going through tough times, and we all go through them at some stage, it’s useful to understand coping strategies for building your tenacity, resilience and a growth mindset. The Stoic Pilgrim is a symbol for external and internal traits which develops mental resilience and the tenacity to lead oneself and others in tough times.
- Understanding your leadership style – People love to learn more about themselves. In this fascinating session, people will learn about their strengths, how they engage with others, the language they use, the way they approach challenges and life and how to find people who can compliment their strengths.
- The Psychology of Organisational Growth – In this talk Martin explains what are the motivations and psychology which drives growth and also how they evolve over time as a business matures. Martin also explores how this is changing to suit a new era.
- The foundations of super teams for smart growth businesses – Super teams have always been implemented when the need for decisiveness, speed and peak performance capability have overcome the need for the usual Industrial Age control and conform culture. From Lockheed Martin’s ‘Skunkworks’ , to the UK’s military Special Force’s ‘Special Air Service’, elite teams have found a prominent place alongside traditional organisational structures, when required. In this talk, the eight foundations necessary for super teams is explored with tools for aligning teams and enabling leaders to inject more clarity, cohesion and commitment within the team.
- Mission Power- From Sun Tzu to Einstein, many wise people have promoted the idea of simplicity being the ultimate sophistication. Keeping it sublimely simple (KISS), in today’s increasingly fast paced and disruptive world is key to successful adaptation. Understanding a tool and philosophy that can help leaders navigate in uncertainty is a useful thing indeed. The Mission Power model is such a tool. A template for strategic planning, setting goals, facilitating meetings and coaching conversations. It helps people be mindful and self-aware, is simple but profound and very effective in handling complexity.
- Impostor Syndrome – The outer world is a reflection of our inner world. When high achievers, and leaders are disrupting comfort zones, they can often encounter ‘Imposter Syndrome’. Studies suggest that 70% of people will experience impostor syndrome at some point in their career. During this talk, the audience will learn to recognise the symptoms, understand what drives this and tools to overcome this confidence zapper.
- Facilitating Ecological Decision -Making – Decision making is critical to success, as a leader and a team. During this talk, the decision-making process is examined and how bias has such a limiting effect on making great decisions. Flow state decision making is explained so that having brilliant ideas can be achieved with a process and how teams can make decisions which don’t sink the ship or lead to internal strife. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, effective decision making will be a key determinant of success.
In addition to being both entertained and inspired, your audience will leave with new perspectives on the way people operate optimally. Whether in the arena of sports, business or life. these talks will provide insights, tools and actionable steps towards a brighter and more empowered future.
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