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Planning an epic meeting means creating an experience of value for ALL attendees—from the newbies to the veterans. Everyone who attends needs to feel like it was the best meeting ever and that they got so much out of the event that they can’t afford to miss it next year.

Here’s a fun fact—most of the people in my audiences think they need more training in business strategies and tactics. But statistically speaking, those around them think they need to improve people skills.

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Selected Posts from Brad’s Past

We found a few posts, videos and stories from Brad’s past, and thought it would be fun to re-publish them here.  So pour yourself a cup of coffee, put on some classic rock, and check out this classic blog post from a decade (ish) ago.  

 

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Yours,
Brad Montgomery

Motivational Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Business Speaker

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Each person has some kind of goal in life. Everyone aspires to become successful in a specific field for different reasons. Some who are fortunate and were able to achieve higher education wish to climb the corporate ladder or establish their own business to give justice to the hard work they had to go through in the academe. Others strive to improve their financial stature and get past poverty and live more comfortably.

Throughout the whole process, people who wish to make a difference in their life would generally start out strong. The sense of urgency, along with the enthusiasm to transform, is high during the first few steps. They eventually become tasked to lead others and even the whole business. As time goes by, these leaders become fatigued and they start to doubt themselves. This is where the “quit” in a person usually presents itself.

So, what causes people to suddenly stumble and prevent them from reaching their goals?business-speaker-about-about-happiness

Burning themselves out

People fail to sustain the high level of energy they show in the early stages of the process because they burn themselves out. They do more than they can possibly accomplish, which takes away a lot of their energy. Once people tire themselves, they grow impatient and think that their efforts are wasted.

Lack of plan

When people get ahead of themselves, they usually crash and burn. It is important to plan prior to engaging into various activities to reach your goal. This will prevent any unnecessary utilization of important resources. Having a plan will help you focus all your energy on things that are relevant, which will make it easier to be where you and your business should be.

Losing motivation

The lack of desire to finish something you have started is deadly. People who don’t see the purpose of continuing their journey is a product of lack of proper motivation. Even the most regarded of leaders fall to this conundrum. One of the best ways to counter this is to find a person who will motivate you to be the best leader that you can be.

Brad Montgomery believes that better leaders inspire loyalty, reap higher performance from their teams, and develop closer bonds with their employees. As a leading corporate speaker, he can motivate managers and other business leaders to inspire the whole team. Get in touch with us now for a consultation.

When it comes to leadership and motivation, nothing beats the enthusiasm, creativity and passion that comes with youth. Today’s generation, however, differs from previous ones in that they are more critical, but also more driven. They look at things differently, and the gap is apparent. The millennial generation has grown and now represents a large part of our workforce. How do we get them to work with us, and work well?

Collaborative Discussion

As executives and department heads, it is important to acknowledge the impact that millennials have on organizations. Make use of their talents and passions best by leading collaborative discussions that aim to foster innovative thinking. Display transparency when it comes to communication to keep the millennials invested in the company’s goals and objectives.

Appreciation of Diversity

In getting this generation to assume leadership roles and show more motivation, it’s important to not let generational stereotyping get in the way. Understand and look at the expectations and skill sets of each employee. Embrace generational differences and the different ways in which they get tasks done. By fostering intergenerational collaboration, company outcomes will improve.!Montgomery.photo for event materials1

Motivation

Baby Boomers are beginning to retire or scale back, meaning their previous leadership roles will need to be filled. The new generation will want to step in to fill the gap, but the challenge is in ensuring that the intention, passions, and skills are aligned with the previous generation in the right ways. It starts with the right motivation. The baby boomer generation has to motivate and align the new generation around the values and the goals established by the previous. Only then will the transition be seamless.

Brad Montgomery is a brand to trust when it comes to pushing for change in your workplace and inspiring millennial employees to bring out their best. Through his passion in motivation, you can escort your team out of mediocrity and into motivated dynamics that will surely lead to bigger and better company outcomes. Get in touch now with a keynote speaker that can bring about change.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This post is easy.

Gratitude works.  It makes your life (and your job) better.

Ok…it’s not that easy, because many of my business clients dismiss gratitude because it seems too fluffy.  (See also Unicorns, Rainbows and Lollypops.)  I sense that because this tactic has been adopted by everybody from Oprah to the self-help-guru with the long beard (Ok, I made that one up, but you KNOW there are a few!), that it can’t be for them.

Just give in.  It works.  It’s been proven by Harvard.  Stanford.  Oxford.  You can deny and blow it off all you want, but this stuff is a  proven tactic for improving your quality of life … and your bottom line.

So what does this mean for you?  It means start having and noticing things, moments and people for which you are grateful right now.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/qgJRV5ImZG0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Here are the instructions.  Easy Peasy.

1.  Notice 3 to 5 things every day for which you are grateful. All you have to do is quietly label them to yourself. E.g. “I’m really glad we are nearly done with the Acme project.”

2.  Remember that the degree of gratitude doesn’t matter for the brain science to work.  in other words, being grateful that there was a short line at Starbucks works just as well as being grateful for your good health. So go ahead and get petty… It still works. E.g., “I’m grateful that I get to go home at 5 PM and not 6 PM.”

3.  Do it regularly.   The pay off is very fast… It makes you scientifically happier starting TODAY.  But for even greater success make this a habit and notice the change in three or five days.

4. Give in. I know many of you think this technique is to light and fluffy to be relevant for you. But do you really want to deny the studies carried out by Ivy League PhD’s? Of course you don’t. Just get on the bandwagon and do it.

That’s it!   It is so ridiculously easy that this proven happiness technique seems to lightweight to be useful. But it’s easy. It’s something you can start immediately and quietly this instant. And best of all, for some skeptics like me, it’s backs in credible science from multiple sources.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid element_width=”3″ grid_id=”vc_gid:1463770499425-fda2f362-6f1c-4″ include=”5983,5982,5981,5984″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Yup. And I have proof. Check out these two photos taken about 2 minutes apart at a recent event at Lockheed in Washington DC.

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And then later….

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Brad Makes Them Laugh

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Yours,
Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Business Speaker, Humorist