For the past 25 years, Tom has worked with the world’s most creative and dynamic leaders and organizations, helping them move faster—with less chaos—to succeed in a rapidly changing and highly competitive world.
Mr. Flick’s passion for raising more effective leaders is achieved by his unique gift to connect with the listener's heart as well as their head. Understanding that people, not programs, help organizations change and grow. He draws on his leadership experience as a former NFL quarterback for seven seasons, his alliance with Dr. John Kotter and his extensive work in corporate America, to provide actionable solutions around developing leaders, leading the change process, and driving performance.
Mentored by leadership and change experts Dennis Goin, Executive Vice President of Kotter International, and Dr. John Kotter, Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus at the Harvard School of Business, Flick uses his exceptional talent as a deft storyteller to inspire audiences to lead change, to recognize opportunities for growth, and to adopt a leader’s mindset, whether in the role of executive, manager, salesperson, or frontline employee.
Mr. Flick customizes every engaging presentation based on each organization's needs and desired outcomes, collaborating directly with the client to ensure measurable takeaways for their organization. Tom Flick’s exceptional ability to communicate clear business solutions with humor, wit and razor-sharp insight is why he is in such high demand. Tom offers keynote presentations, as well as more extended workshops.
- Leading Change: Empowering Successful Transformation
The ability to change quickly and well can mean the difference between an organization thriving or dying. The ability of leaders to successfully lead through this change is paramount to fully realize its opportunities and avoid the hazards. When a major change arises, getting it right becomes imperative. Leading Change will equip leaders with the proper understanding of how successful change is created. Organizations that lead change effectively can take advantage of significant opportunities, avoid looming hazards, and thereby create enormous value.
- Creating Legacy Teams - Achieving Top Team Performance
Awaken slumbering morale, sharpen team vision and secure strong performances company-wide. Create the winning environment and have your group exceed your best expectations.
- True Urgency - Winning in a Competitive World
Create action that is exceptionally alert, externally orientated and relentlessly aimed at winning. In a fast-moving and changing world, contentment with the status quo can create disaster. Success, or perceived success, produces an inwardly focused organization which reinforces the status quo. A false sense of urgency in an organization has a great deal of action, but it’s driven by anxiety and fear and not a determination to win, and win as soon as possible. Both challenges prevent organizations from exploiting crucial opportunities and accelerating their strategic plan. In a world that will not stand still, the all-too-common problem of complacency and false urgency can be solved by producing the very positive and highly focused force of true urgency. True urgency is driven by the belief the world contains great opportunities and great hazards. With true urgency people respond with action now, not later, ignited by a deeply-felt determination to make something happen. Now means making progress every single day. Now means tackling challenges that are essential to success or survival, winning or losing. True urgency creates fast-moving actions in people that are focused on important issues, pushing to achieve ambitious goals despite obstacles, working to achieve progress every single day. True Urgency will produce results in your people that you very much want and the world very much needs. True Urgency opens the door for people to feel true empowerment, true job satisfaction, and bring their “A” game for the ultimate success and profitability of their organization.
- The Heart of Leadership - Leading People to Excellence
Transforming organizations into great enterprises is a process driven by the head and heart. Create decisive advantage for your organization. The Heart of Leadership demonstrates how capturing both minds and hearts will be crucial. Organizations that do will rise to the top, consistently out performing their competition. Tom demonstrates with stunning clarity how Leaders who positively engage not just the minds, but also the hearts of their people consistently achieve stronger mission awareness, higher productivity and better schedule performance. The Heart of Leadership presents the core drivers for creating great leaders throughout the organization. From corporate titans to emerging start-ups, the skill and capacity to capture and engage the hearts of people will be the decisive factor in their success. No longer can one charismatic individual lead the vision alone. The catalyst for sustained high-level performance is leadership, from top-to-bottom, which empowers every individual. Everyone leads… executives, managers, sales, marketing, and front-line employees. The Heart of Leadership mobilizes and inspires people to become superior leaders to achieve amazing results. Empower more leaders, better leaders, at all levels of your organization. Transforming organizations into great enterprises is a process driven by the heart, the true source of all inspired performance.