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“Leadership is maximizing your team to produce new and better products and services – together. What will you do to "up" your leadership game?”

Urs Koenig

Speaking Topics

Urs’ authentic speeches touch the hearts and souls of your audience. He makes a lasting impact on your organization by maximizing the leadership effectiveness of your team.

Urs is not your run-of-the-mill rah-rah speaker. His speeches, workshops and training sessions are real and peppered with highly personal stories, with a strong bias towards delivering hands-on, concrete action steps for your audience.

Based on conversations with your staff and his own research, Urs tailors his speeches to your audience, making sure your organization’s unique vision, challenges, and successes are woven into the program.

Description

Urs will challenge your audience, showing them the leadership behaviors that got them where they are today, won’t get them where they want to be tomorrow.

He will demonstrate that leading in high-pressure, “last-man-standing” situations requires tomorrow’s leaders to (1) show up humble, (2) lead authentically, and (3) fail successfully.

These three, crucially important behaviors come alive in Urs’ real-life case studies and personal stories of leadership in his athletic, military, and business life.

He will inspire your audience, teaching them to lead with humility and authenticity and convincing them it’s possible – even necessary – to fail successfully. He will take them on an insightful and humorous journey of introspection with plenty of learnings and good laughs along the way.

Your audience will walk away with concrete, actionable insights into their leadership styles they can immediately implement back in the office.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover new perspectives into your strengths and weaknesses as a leader
  • Learn the essential strong interpersonal skills needed for today’s highly volatile, uber-competitive business environment
  • Discover why you need to fail to succeed – and how to fail successfully
  • Understand why humility and confidence are not mutually exclusive leadership behaviors and why you need to live both in order for your management style to be most effective
  • Walk away with tangible, actionable insights you can immediately implement with your team

Format: 45-60 minute keynote or 120-180 minute breakout session.

Description

As leaders, we are in the business of influencing people, and there is no better way to influence people than by touching them emotionally. Business storytelling does exactly that!

Urs will demonstrate this by sharing his own real-life, captivating, personal leadership stories from his athletic, military, and business life. He will make the importance of storytelling as a leadership tool come alive for your audience while sharing a few good laughs along the way.

By experiencing examples of successful corporate storytelling, participants will learn the structure and key building blocks of a good business story and have an opportunity to draft their own story.

Having been taught the ingredients, your audience will leave inspired to put their learning into action with their management teams!

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn why business storytelling is a critical leadership skill
  • Understand the structure and building blocks of a good story
  • Draft and receive feedback on your own business story
  • Walk away with tangible, actionable storytelling insights you can immediately apply with your team

Format:  45-60 minute keynote or 120-180 minute breakout session.

Description

As a successful leader you have to do three things well:

  1. First, you have to utilize your vision and drive to build your organization;
  2. Second, you need to inspire and bring your people along on your path by relating; and
  3. Lastly, you and your organization need to get stuff done by ruthlessly executing.

With plenty of real-life, engaging leadership stories and insights from his athletic, military, and business life, Urs will make his leadership model: “Building, Relating, Executing” come alive.

He will share practical leadership examples on how to successfully build your organization by engaging passionately and personally. Your audience will learn how to relate by focusing on what motivates and inspires their team, and how to successfully execute by ruthlessly focusing and saying no when necessary.

Key Takeaways:

  • Discover a new, surprisingly simple, yet comprehensive approach to leading your team
  • Learn how to build, relate, and execute better
  • Walk away with tangible, actionable leadership insights you can immediately apply with your team

Format: 45-60 minute keynote or 120-180 minute breakout session.