“It’s the people.”
I hear this again and again
when I ask clients
(who love their company and work)
why they love it so much.
I delivered a keynote in Las Vegas
for 1500 professionals associated
with a company called NEOGOV.
The NEOGOV team itself was
absolutely amazing and I’d work
with them again in a heartbeat.
The people. It’s the people.
I can usually tell within the first few minutes
of interacting with a leadership team
(and especially the CEO)
and talking with attendees or employees
what kind of vibe an organization will have.
So for you—who’s on your team?
And how do others feel about you?
It’s well documented that when
people leave an organization—
though it may sometimes be for
better pay, status, hours, or location,
—it’s most often because
they don’t like their boss
. . . or their colleagues.
Thus while self-improvement skills
in communication, collaboration,
listening, empathy, attitude, risk-taking, etc.
are often considered “soft skills” . . .
in the end, they’re absolutely essential
if you (and your organization)
are keen to retain top talent and thrive.
Risk Forward & Thrive On,
P.S. On the note of quality people, I’m so immensely grateful to my fellow Hall of Fame speaker pal, Marilyn Sherman, who showed up for me last minute. Marilyn lives in Las Vegas, and I messaged her less than 24 hours before my keynote to see if she could come take a few brief videos and pix. She rearranged her morning schedule (!!) and made it happen. You can watch a festive 90-second video montage of the keynote experience with some shots Marilyn captured here. (She appears at the very end in a pink jacket.) Thank you, Marilyn!!
P.P.S. The lead person on a production team can have a huge impact on the event experience for the audience AND the speakers . . . and Jackie Babe—who led the NEOGOV crew—was absolutely amazing. She’s the one I’m goofing around with backstage. So. Much. Fun. And such a “can-do” attitude.