Keynote Topics

Primary Role of a Leader

Here we challenge the thinking around what the primary role of a leader is, leveraging from neuron science and our ancestors the answer is simple but it's application is anything but. This topic will open the eyes to every leader and give them a new perspective when interacting with their team.

No Such Thing As Toxic Employees

There is no such thing as a toxic employee, only a stressed employee that is being ignored! This key note challenges how "toxic" employees develop and how leaders themselves through inaction develop the toxicity. Understand the early signs of stress and learn how to deal with its cause and never have a toxic employee again.

Stop Focussing on Diversity

Leaders are under pressure to be "diverse" which goes against our primal survival mechanisms hardwired in our brain. Having diversity quotas is proving more damaging by having them than not. Dave puts the argument to forget about diversity and focus on capability and inclusivity, those are the keys to high performing teams.

Destroying Office Politics and Silos

Office politics and silos are created by behaviour created by the reward hormone oxytocin. What is more fascinating is that the same reward hormone can destroy office politics or silos, the difference, whether the leader is practicing "Safe Leadership" or not. This keynote looks into this phenomenon and what it means to be a safe leader.

4 Personalities of Stress

Stress is the modern day threat to our survival that nature was in the past. We are wired for short bouts of stress but when this becomes the norm it can change our behaviour. Learn what the 4 personalities of stress look like, how to identify them and then what needs to be done to break the stress cycle.

Incentivise Your People To Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important functions of the body, nature thought it was so important we are supposed to do it for between seven and nine hours per night, even when susceptible to night-time predators? So why is sleep so important, how does it bring our people and teams together? How does it make our organisation more profitable and why does Dave think we should be rewarding our people to sleep?

Light a fire in your organisation

Challenge your leaders to tackle stress head on and light the fires of Safe Leadership within!

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