As a leadership speaker his goal is to inspire audiences with a straightforward delivery, insightful candor, and engaging humor. His talks leave audiences permanently transformed, offering innovative perspectives on leadership to improve company culture, and empower organizations to discover new successes. Countless companies have unlocked productivity, performance, and profits by implementing his 7 Pillar Strategy.
- The Future of Work: Looks Cute, Might Delete Later!
In a post pandemic world finally exposed to remote work at scale, what can leaders expect in the coming years? Experts from all sides want us to believe their narrative will prevail. What will actually happen is far from decided. Chris Dyer has successfully navigated a fully remote company of thousands of people during two recessions and a pandemic. Finding the right mix of new thinking and competencies, while not forgetting truths that seem to stand the test of time, has been his secret sauce to business success. During this time, his firms have been named a fastest growing company 5 times by Inc Magazine and seen 12 straight years of being named a best place to work. The future of work is a lot different than we might imagine and mandates that we focus on building a great culture with a fresh perspective on meetings, work life balance, and even compliance.
This keynote seeks to provoke a conversation about what work should be, how to approach something better, and how our leaders will be fundamental to making this a reality. But it’s not all speculation and provocation, this talk will also be filled with proven knowledge on how to best lead an organization in today’s world.
Radically changing how we meet and collaborate in flexible work
Upskilling managers to be our greatest strength
Changing the paradigm on we approach culture through Chris’ proven 7 Pillar Strategy
- Why Failing Doesn’t Suck: How to Rejoice in Your Face-Palm Moments
Mistakes, failures, errors, blunders, and mishaps. Are you feeling uncomfortable yet?
No one is perfect, but we all hope for a perfect performance at work. Guess what? It’s not going to happen! In this refreshing keynote, Chris Dyer shows how constantly trying to avoid mistakes can be even more detrimental than the occasional slip-up.
With today’s changing business landscape, innovation is everything. But to drive innovation, employees can’t be paralyzed by self-doubt or the fear of failure. Chris will show how accepting (and expecting) to fail from wrong decisions or poor outcomes is actually a hallmark of good culture. Audience members will learn how to make more room for creativity and healthy risk taking when it matters most.
Making mistakes doesn’t have to be painful. From minor errors to epic failures, come learn how your face-palm moments can lead to colossal business success.
Understanding the difference between mistakes and errors, and communicating what’s acceptable
Managing mistakes with empathy, transparency, and fairness
Following mistakes toward improvements
Understanding Mistakes from Errors
- Mastering Tough Conversations
What conversations have you been avoiding?
Just the thought of broaching certain topics can be enough to bring on a spontaneous stomach ache and palms so sweaty you’ll be glad shaking hands went out of style.
Sometimes saying what’s on your mind is easier said than done. Where do you start, and what direction should you take the conversation? How do you prepare, and how do you know when you’ve gone too far?
In this poignant keynote, organizational communication expert Chris Dyer will help audience members understand how to take on tough conversations with skill, tact, and grace. He breaks down key strategies for leading different types of discussions, while also providing powerful tactics for quelling confrontation avoidance.
Having purposeful conversations, no matter the topic, is the ultimate weapon for building an extraordinary culture. This keynote is sure to impact your team for years to come!
Identifying when tough conversations need to happen
Identifying cognitive biases that impact how information is perceived
Knowing how and when to end a conversation
Identifying personality types and leveraging the best strategy
- Another %@*#ing Meeting!?
You spend so much time in meetings that you hardly have time left to do actual work?
You’re not alone! The average employee spends about six hours per week in scheduled meetings, while senior leaders suffer through 23 hours a week—roughly half their working hours! Of course open communication is necessary for collaboration and teamwork, but considering 71% of employees think meetings at their company are largely unproductive, it’s time to set a higher bar. Chris Dyer has run over 100,000 virtual meetings and been recognized by Inc. as an expert in effective group communication. In this session, he shares his secrets to reducing time spent in unproductive meetings, while keeping employees informed and engaged. He presents practical strategies for keeping dispersed teams connected, including several innovative types of check-in meetings that will transform productivity.
Great meetings are possible! Learn how.
Understanding cognitive biases in group communication
Identifying the do’s and don’ts of great meeting types
Learning how meetings feed your culture
Curating meetings employees will want to attend
- Pants Optional: The Five Secrets to Remote Success
Work used to be something done in offices. Now it’s being done on couches, at kitchen tables, and in bedrooms across the globe. While organizations have been leaning toward remote work for years, the events of 2020 accelerated that transition, sending many workers to their home offices permanently with little to no preparation. Employees and organizations alike have been forced to quickly adapt to this new environment, and they are often learning lessons the hard way.
As the CEO of a workforce that has been fully remote for over 10 years, leadership and culture expert Chris Dyer was managing remote teams before it was the norm. In fact, he’s run over 100,000 virtual meetings. (Yep, you read that right!)
As a “remote-native” leader, Chris has spent years uncovering the secrets every organization should know to be successful in a remote-first world. In this timely keynote, he’ll share his top five lessons so you can learn from his mistakes. You’ll leave with a roadmap for creating a high-performance culture where employees thrive—no matter where they work.
You won’t want to miss this keynote aimed at helping you thrive virtually—pants optional!
Developing a familial remote culture where employees feel emotionally connected and invested, despite the distance
Supporting team chemistry and capitalizing on “water cooler magic” from afar
Discovering the most essential communication and productivity tools for remote teams
Note: This keynote can be adapted to meet you where you are. Whether your organization is new to having a fully remote team, you have a hybrid model with only some employees working remotely, or you’re experienced with virtual work and want to take your success to the next level, Chris will customize the five key lessons so they align with your needs.