| In the most creative presentation at Serious Business, Robert Lobetta faced his inside voices by having a candid conversation with himself.|
The event, themed "Soundbyte Wisdom: 4 a world moving@warp speed," didn't disappoint, with headline speaker after headline speaker capturing the podium and an impressive roster of breakout options that let attendees design their own experience.
|Best-selling author Daniel Pink demonstrates how an audience member is motivated by money by asking her to 'sell' his book. |
If you couldn't be there, here are a few of the impressive soundbytes from the event:
Best-selling author Daniel Pink delved into what drives top performance, and it isn't money as many would believe. "How creative a person feels when working on a project is the strongest motivation," he said.
Organizational consultant Rochelle Mucha, Ph.D. shared her what her research findings about the theatre can teach us about business. "It's a world where ego, self-direction and individuality aptly describe the players; and respect, connection and interdependency describe how they play," she said. LIsten to my podcast with Mucha.
Flip author Peter Sheahan taught the audience to flip their assumptions to understand what really drives buyer behavior. "It's a flexible mindset, not proprietary expertise or resources that define the successful," he said.
INYU Training founder Jeanine O'Neill-Blackwell demonstrated that the quality of our lives is connected to the quality of our thinking. "Look for the answers inside your questions," she quoted. "May your questions be big and may they be powerful."
|Generational expert Bruce Tulgan describes Generation Y as the most high-maintenance workforce in history but with the most potential. |
Generational expert Bruce Tulgan shed some insight on the Generation Y workforce, which he describes as 'Generation X on fast-forward with self-esteem on steroids.' "The high-maintenance Generation Y calls for strong leadership," he said.
"Managers should spell out the rules of their workplace in vivid detail so GenYers can play that job like a videogame." Listen to my podcast with Tulgan.
In a creative presentation, Robert Lobetta conducted a conversation with a televised version of himself and led attendees through the journey of personal branding. "I will always be attracted by the unknown and inspired by the undiscovered," he said.
Motivational speaker Tim Sanders focused on the power of positive thinking. "During the first ten minutes of your day, determine how the rest of your day will go--lie in bed for ten minutes and start with three conscious, grateful thoughts," he advised.