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John Di Frances Motivational Keynote Speaker


"As our opening keynote speaker, John did an outstanding job of connecting with our audience, and delivered a compelling and thought-provoking presentation.  He was able to combine his expertise with humor and deliver a spot-on keynote."

Kelly Foy, CEO, Elite Meetings International
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The word integrity is a combination of the latin words, integritas and integer, it refers to the putting on of armor, of building a completeness, a wholeness in character. Integrity, today, stands for honesty as well as an ideal, a goal for which to strive.

In the time of the twelve Caesars, the Roman army would conduct regular morning inspections. As the Centurion passed before each legionnaire, the soldier would strike the armor breastplate which covered his heart where the armor was the strongest. As he struck his armor, he would shout, "Integritas," which means material wholeness. The inspecting Centurion would listen closely for the ring that sounded to be sure the soldier was adequately protected.

The elite Praetorians or imperial bodyguard had a different cry, "Hail Caesar!" which signified loyalty to their leader, but not to a code of ideals. A century passed; in order to distinguish themselves from the corrupted Praetorians, loyal legionnaires their shouted reply, "Integer!" which meant perfect and undiminished. The armor of integrity continued to serve them well, but by 383 A.D. with the breakdown of Roman society, discipline grew lax, the drills abandoned and breastplates and helmets removed as unnecessary encumbrances. Within a few short years, the legions were unable to hold the frontiers and rotted from within. It marked the end of an era, the greatness of the Roman Empire.

We cannot ignore the lessons of history. When a civilization's moral code is disregarded and discipline abandoned, disaster inevitably follows. We stand at the brink of a full-scale corporate leadership crisis, unable to regain credibility or the public's confidence. Scandal after scandal have dealt corporate America a devastating blow. How do we recover lost confidence and rebuild financial stability? Legislation alone will not solve the ethics deficit. Nothing short of a renewed vigilance in support of ethical standards will protect the future of free enterprise.

John Di Frances has lectured and written extensively on the topic of corporate ethics, his book Reclaiming the Ethical High Ground: Developing Organizations of Character examines the impact of character on the decisions we make and the resulting domino effect.

John provides business leaders with the tools they need to create an ethical standard within their organizations. He demonstrates the importance of a top-down commitment to excellent ethical character. Using three important keys, John outlines how organizations can successfully adopt and support effective ethical standards, thus developing an organization of character.

John is a veteran in the area of leadership development and has aided the coaching, mentoring, and leadership programs of various international organizations including the FBI Academy. He understands the pitfalls that can easily hinder even the best programs and shows how to navigate around them. As a keynote leadership speaker, John will demonstrate to your audiences the importance of ethical leadership and the methods by which ethical leadership can be developed.



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Are you looking for a motivational business keynote speaker? Contact us to schedule a conference call with John to discuss your program needs. As each keynote he delivers is crafted uniquely for that specific audience, John can accomodate most requests by program organizers to incoporate unique content or address specific issues. Call us today to schedule a time to speak with John.










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On any given day the news would have one believe that we live in a vacuum of ethical leadership. However, there remain many wonderful ethical leaders, we just do not frequently hear about them. In his keynote leadership speaking, John uses the stories of great leaders. As a motivational ethical leadership speaker, he knows that it is his stories, as well as the 'how to' content of his keynote leadership speeches, that motivates and empowers his audiences.

If your organization is deeply concerned with developing real leaders of character, then bringing in John as your leadership ethics speaker will prove to be a smart decision. Whether your meeting is large or a small senior executive leadership retreat, his flexibility in effectively relating personally to attendees at any organizational level enables him to immediately connect with participants.

John is a highly regarded motivational keynote leadership ethics speaker. This is why when government agencies, corporations, associations and other nonprofit organizations seek leadership speakers, they frequently turn to John. His insights into character based ethical leadership will encourage your audience to strive for ethical leadership excellence.

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Looking for a keynote motivational leadership ethics speaker? You need look no further. John Di Frances is a leadership ethics speaker and author and he has the real world business experience to be able to speak from experience when the topic is leadership ethics. He has written extensively on the subject of leadership ethics in the form of numerous articles and his book, 'Reclaiming the Ethical High Ground: Developing Organizations of Character.'

Few ethics speakers can match his years and breadth of business experience. Ethics and governance span all industries, government bodies and nonprofits. Few ethics speakers have experience in working with all of these types of organizations.

The applications of ethics can equal his experience or ethics keynotes. John's experience as aleadership ethics speaker has resulted in changed minds and behaviors among his hearers. John's ethics keynotes change minds and hearts.

For boards level retreats, management meetings or company wide events, he is the ethics speaker you can rely upon to bring clarity to a sometimes gray environment. If you are looking for an ethics speaker, then contact us to learn more about his keynote ethics speeches and ethics/governance consulting.

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