Motivational Team Building Speaker
What are the critical aspects that make the difference between teams succeeding and failing? Is TeamWork really a matter of training, leadership values or both? How can a diverse group of people, especially those within organizations operating in multiple countries and cultures, develop the cohesiveness needed to work together as effective teams? How can a sense of team cohesiveness be cultivated between people in different areas of the organization when different performance metrics apply to each workgroup?
Having worked with corporate, government and non-profit organizations internationally for the past thirty years, John Di Frances has the experience and understanding to bridge the social, ethnic and cultural chasms that separate people in global operations as well as the tensions that can exist within localized organizations. He understands that teamwork is more than a training issue. It is a strategic leadership issue.
In this keynote presentation, John will share the experiences and insights he has gained while working with senior executive and management teams in the global workplace. And he will demonstrate how to build organizations where TeamWork flourishes and interdepartmental as well as cross-cultural differences, rather than posing barriers, actually enhance project outcomes.
John is a veteran in the area of leadership development and has aided the leadership coaching, mentoring, and TeamBuilding programs of various international organizations. He has been an instructor at the FBI Academy’s, Executive Leadership Development Institute, where his focus was Leadership, Mentoring and TeamBuilding.
John 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 audience the importance of leadership excellence and the methods by which TeamWork can be developed and fostered for improved performance and morale.
In addition to his keynote speech, John can also provide a TeamBuilding exercise he calls ‘Apollo 13,’ where teams struggle to save the Apollo 13 crew in the same manner as NASA Houston did in 1970. This exercise can be tailored for a 60-90 minute timeframe plus an additional 15-30 minutes for feedback discussion and lessons learned application.