Travels from: New South Wales
The Business of Human Behaviour
Forever Skills: How to future proof yourself, your team and your kids
What skills will matter most for work, business and success in the future? Where should you focus your energy, effort and training when the world is changing at an extraordinary rate? How can you future proof yourself, your organisation and your kids? In this ground breaking keynote presentation, Kieran Flanagan reveals the Forever Skills that will always be critical to success in business and in life. Where most futurists and economists increase your sense of panic and anxiety with dystopian images of the not too distant future characterised by Artificial Intelligence (AI) taking your job, algorithms hacking your most private moments and Austrian accented cyborgs raising your children, Kieran reminds us that we need to look beyond the things changing around us and also focus on the things that will not change within us. These 12 Forever Skills are designed to set you up to handle whatever the future may throw at you as well as helping you get more success in your work and life, today!
Out-Think: How to solve complex problems & create more innovative solutions
Performance and relevance is no longer just a function of our knowledge or current understanding. Nor are they necessarily linked to our capability or proficiency within existing processes. Tomorrows competitive advantage is, in fact, all in your mind. In this exciting and thought provoking presentation, Kieran will explore how we drive more creative problem solving, success by design and advance innovation on purpose, deliberately, consistently and congruently. Full of tips, tools and new ways to approach and solve problems, this keynote is incredibly useful for leaders who need to design strategies to out think the competition, sales people looking to be more agile on their feet and product teams wanting to augment their design thinking tool kit and facilitate greater innovation.
Transformational Leadership: How to make positive change & make change positive
It has been said that if you are not leading change, you are simply managing the status quo. It is a pithy aphorism and it might well be true, but it does not make leading change any easier or help your team meet impending change with courage and confidence. In this inspiring presentation, Kieran will explain why transformation and innovation are not just about change or new product and service design, but are in fact about category leadership. She will reveal why leaders and organisations need to think of themselves as thought leaders who advance their fields and move their categories forward finding a competitive advantage in their intellectual property and the contribution they make to their customers and communities. Transformational leadership requires an ability to innovate, collaborate, to inspire by words and example, but most critically, it demands the capacity to make positive change by making the change itself a positive experience.
Unlock your Genius: How to tap your unique intelligence & go beyond your Default Thinking Frame
All of us possess a unique intelligence and mental framework that we rely on, particularly under pressure. However, each of these frames comes with inherent unconscious biases and limitations in terms of how broadly (or narrowly) we might see the world, and opportunity. In this exciting and liberating presentation, Kieran will help you unpack your personal genius, identify your Default Thinking Frames (including their limitations), whilst building an appreciation for the unique intelligence that lies in the other members of your team. This keynote has been absolutely transformative for leaders and teams needing to work more collaboratively, under high pressure and where cultural or personal misunderstandings can undermine performance and culture. It is perfect for individuals trying to lift their game and identify their personal genius, and even better for teams who want to access their complete collective intelligence.
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
CEO’s, brands, employees, sales people – we all wish we could unlock the secret to driving others to buy, engage and follow. Achieving these goal requires understanding what is essential in our Human Nature. Responsible for some of the biggest product launches in history, few people understand what makes people ‘buy’ or ‘buy in’ better than Kieran Flanagan.
A true Creative Leader in a world of MadMen, Kieran was also one of the youngest Creative Directors to lead an award-winning advertising agency. And now, after years of consulting with the worlds leading businesses on how to engage consumers – Kieran is captivating audiences with her revolutionary message.
A passionate advocate for the commercial power of creativity and leadership that is more human, agile and engaging, Kieran has wowed audiences as diverse as the UN, Coca-Cola and TEDx.
With a career that spans two decades, global awards and un-paralleled respect within the industry – her message: that our humanity is our greatest asset in driving influence, engagement and performance will deliver lasting change to your organisation.
A selection of Kieran’s themes include:
- How our survival brain still calls the shots
- Why we need to learn to swim with the current of human nature
- If we want to succeed, we need to prepare for failure
- How Design beats Discipline & Motivation
- Answering “What’s In It For Them”
- Flipping the fear from ACTION to INACTION
- Making failure difficult
Book Kieran for a keynote or a workshop to:
- Align your leadership & performance with human decision making filters
- To help sales teams understand how human beings process through self-interest, fear and ease
- To encourage cultural buy in & make collaboration less forced and superficial
- To understand why change is so difficult and how we can accelerate innovation and acceptance
Kieran’s insight and depth of experience across the ever-evolving commercial landscape is second to none. She works at the vanguard of business evolution and brings her audiences a rare opportunity to grow their own understanding of the skills and competencies we all need to cultivate for today and tomorrow
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