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U.S. Navy SEALs undergo and are forged by some of the most intensive Special Forces selection and training of any Elite Military Professional in the world. They are a special breed of warrior with mission capabilities in any environment. Often operating silently under cover of darkness, they train with a relentless commitment to individual initiative, personal responsibility and mission accomplishment.

Learn how our US Navy SEALs selected, trained, planned, led and Flawlessly Executed their missions all over the globe. Experience our Navy SEAL speakers share the tools and techniques SEAL teams use to thrive and survive in rapidly changing and hostile environments. Learn how you too can apply those same tools to any business situation, anytime, anywhere.

This exciting, interactive high impact one hour keynote highlights the process the SEALs use to ensure they Execute Flawlessly, and then applies that same process to you and your team. Imagine hearing first hand stories about real-world missions that demonstrate how to leverage this incredible process to drive initiative, accountability and achievement – just like the SEALs.

Justin and Patrick draw on their work and life experiences, delving into what they believe is the most important attribute of an effective leader: vulnerability. Learn how being vulnerable aided them on their 500 mile journey through Spain and how it can bring strength to your team or business, create loyalty within your workforce, and can generate greatness where stagnancy once prevailed.

José Andrés (Exclusively WSB)

Described by The Wall Street Journal as “a force of nature, the Energizer Bunny, the Tasmanian devil, and Luke Skywalker,” José Andrés is not your typical “chef” by any stretch of the imagination. As a man with 13 restaurants; numerous prestigious accolades, including the James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef in America, the highest honor in the U.S. restaurant industry; owner of ThinkFoodGroup, a company with 800 employees and an annual revenue of $75 million; a sought-after TV icon; a political activist; and a professor at Harvard, Andrés’s secret to success is evident in his being so passionate about creativity and innovation that he has no problem rolling up his sleeves and doing the heavy lifting himself. In a presentation chock-full of edge-of-your-seat anecdotes, Andrés proves that a culture of innovation and creativity not only leads to personal success, but also a better tomorrow for all.

José Andrés (Exclusively WSB)

A creative visionary whose passion fueled the growth of some of the country’s most successful and trendsetting restaurants, José Andrés’ innovation and drive has propelled his business to phenomenal success in the U.S. and around the globe. In this candid presentation, Andrés shares with audiences his remarkable American success story, describing what it takes to make your vision a reality and foster a culture of creativity and innovation. Audiences will learn:

-        How to move outside your comfort zones to achieve your goals

-        The story behind Andrés’ remarkable rise from his immigrant roots to the peak of his profession

-        How to revolutionize your business model by treating customers as partners rather than guests

Most of us think of ourselves as honest, but, in fact, we all cheat. From Washington to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, unethical behavior is everywhere. None of us is immune, whether it’s the white lie to head off trouble or padding our expense reports. In a presentation based on his most recent book The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, award-winning, best-selling author Dan Ariely turns his unique insight and innovative research to the question of dishonesty.

Generally, we assume that cheating, like most other decisions, is based on a rational cost-benefit analysis. But Ariely argues, and then demonstrates, that it’s actually the irrational forces that we don’t take into account that often determine whether we behave ethically or not. For every Enron or political bribe, there are countless puffed résumés, hidden commissions and knockoff purses. Ariely shows why some things are easier to lie about; how getting caught matters less than we think; and how business practices pave the way for unethical behavior, both intentionally and unintentionally. Ariely explores how unethical behavior works in the personal, professional and political worlds, and how it affects all of us, even as we think of ourselves as having high moral standards.

But all is not lost. Ariely also identifies what keeps us honest, pointing the way for achieving higher ethics in our everyday lives. With compelling personal and academic findings, Ariely will change the way we see ourselves, our actions and others.

We Are Predictably Irrational.

Do you know why we so often promise ourselves to diet and exercise, only to have the thought vanish when the dessert cart rolls by?

Do you know why we sometimes find ourselves excitedly buying things we don’t really need? Or at prices that we would otherwise concede are beyond our budget?

Do you know why we still have a headache after taking a five-cent aspirin, but why that same headache vanishes when the aspirin costs 50 cents?

Do you know why people who have been asked to recall the Ten Commandments tend to be more honest (at least immediately afterward) than those who haven’t? Or why honor codes actually do reduce dishonesty in the workplace?

Dan Ariely provides answers to these and many other questions that have implications for your personal life, for your business life and for the way you look at the world.

For businesses, these irrationalities help unlock our understanding of common behaviors and choices in shopping, pricing, investing and saving, employee recruitment and selection, office politics and a myriad of other choices and interactions.

As a bonus, you will also learn how much fun social science can be, and how to see more clearly the causes for our everyday behaviors, including the many cases in which we are predictably irrational.

Are you waiting for your company or organization to do something? Well, guess what? They are waiting for you to take ownership. The "adult daycare center" is closed and you are now responsible for developing yourself and producing results.

Business change is moving at the speed of light and to keep pace your organization needs you to be your own career architect.

What is driving this line of thinking? McKinsey & Company forecasts that by 2025, automation technology innovations will assume tasks now performed by 250 million knowledge workers worldwide, freeing the remaining workforce to devote time and energy to more creative pursuits.

Whether you hold a leadership position or not, repositioning yourself to revitalize your role within your current team or company is a powerful tool for professional development and rapid career growth.

You will learn Simon’s strategies for staying relevant in every economy and emerge from this highly interactive session with a plan of action to:

  • ? Apply core principles for acquiring the "Shift Your Brilliance" mindset;
  • ? Uncover the insight needed to be a high performer; and
  • ? Commit to being a Chief Breakthrough Officer in your department or division.

Business change is happening at the speed of light. The leadership skills of yesterday will not carry the day in the new and rapidly evolving business landscape.

McKinsey & Company forecasts that by 2025, automation technology innovations will assume the tasks now performed by 250 million knowledge workers worldwide.

To stay relevant and competitive, even the most senior leaders must reposition themselves and their companies – and this will take a mindset reset.

Simon will address the critical strategies that empower individuals to lead without a title and stay relevant in every economy while escalating their impact.

He will share core principles for acquiring a forward-looking mindset while guiding participants on how to discover the insight needed to be a leader for the future.

Finally, Simon will challenge you to commit to becoming the Chief Breakthrough Officer in your organization.

The Gallup Organization states that 70 percent of human decision-making is emotional and 30 percent is rational. When buyers emotionally connect with a brand, they buy more, pay a higher margin, and tell others about their experience. It is imperative for sales professionals to stop selling and start connecting. When they sell, that’s a transaction. However, when they connect, a relationship is created for the life of the brand.

This shift in selling has tremendous upside potential as organizations experience disruptive market forces, a change in client needs, and unseen economic headwinds. Sales professionals who intend to grow market share by acquiring new customers and increasing margins from existing customers must examine their sales edge.

Upon completion of this session, your sales team will be inspired to:

  • Shift from selling to live to living to sell by creating a personal brand that attracts new opportunities and establishes credibility in the marketplace;
  • Shift from telling customers about features and benefits to asking high-grade questions that unearth other potential opportunities; and
  • Shift from just selling a service to fulfilling the customer’s wants and needs including how to set up internal team members for success by providing a seamless and consistent customer experience.

The Center for Customer Driven Quality at Purdue University reports that 90% of American consumers form their perception of companies based primarily on the service experience. Customers buy more frequently, make more transactions and are willing to pay more per transaction when they deal with companies who provide them with a superior service experience. On the other hand, we all know what happens when a business disappoints a customer!

To become a brilliant brand that focuses on "Platinum Service with a Brilliant Touch", every team member must feel a significant sense of personal ownership. From the front line to the executive suite, Customer Love is all about re-enlisting heads, hearts and hands to create internal alignment, brand longevity, and customer loyalty.

Unleash a fresh way of thinking about the customer experience. Start a process that will transform your organization’s culture into one that consistently delivers Platinum Service. Teach your team members how to achieve Platinum Service from the inside out and adopt it as a way of life.

Simon T. Bailey leads this inspiring and invigorating session in which participants will learn how to:

  • Accept personal responsibility for delivering exceptional service, doing the right thing for customers not because one has to, but because one wants to;
  • Become creative, innovative, and proactive in anticipating and satisfying customer needs;
  • Use the SPARK model for Branding the Moment through platinum service; and
  • Velcro your brand to your customers by focusing on meaningful personal connections rather than stale customer interactions.

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