Keynotes & Lectures

Available as Keynote, Keynote with breakout lectures, or one-day workshop

Theme: Leadership Development
Applied Leadership – It’s Not Theory, It’s Action

Forty percent of all new corporate leaders fail and approximately 75% of working adults claim the most stressful part of their job is working with their immediate supervisor. This suggests that there is room for leadership development across most organizations. Dr. Howatt tells why many fail in leadership roles and how applied leadership can provide leaders with direction on the four core elements that determine whether they will succeed or fail. He connects how intrapersonal, interpersonal, cognitive and leadership elements collectively define a successful leader and success is really the sum of the parts. Howatt calls on his 20-plus years of leadership experience to share what leaders can stop doing and what they can start. “Applied leadership can result in immediate action, not just a bunch of theory and words,” he says.

Theme: Employee Health
Beyond Employee Engagement – Understanding Quality of Work Life

Stress related illness is costing organizations more and more money every year. Much of this cost can be prevented when employers take an active role in their employees’ health. But organizations don’t have to be in crisis to benefit from taking a proactive interest in employee health. They are learning that the cost of doing nothing is mounting and if nothing changes costs can be back-breaking. Dr. Howatt brings a unique blend of mental health and organizational psychology on how leaders can improve employees’ quality of work life. He introduces options for facilitating and promoting employee health and shows a direct correlation between it, customer satisfaction, and an organization’s success.

Theme: Management Effectiveness
Taking the Guesswork Out of Management

Fictitious pizzeria franchise owner Tony turned to Dr. Bill Howatt’s unique TalOp© program to address challenges in some of his new outlets. Tony used TalOp’s performance audits to learn what procedures were not being followed and what he could do to align his strategy, people, processes, and culture. Howatt explains how new leadership resulted in Tony achieving his desired outcomes of growth, cost controls, and profitability. TalOp is not just for one-man operations. It has worked with some of the largest corporations over the past decade. The key to TalOp’s success is defining strengths and gaps, determining what problems need to be addressed and why, and then making decisions and taking action. Howatt used his extensive experience in working with large corporations to develop his methodology, which he details in TalOp – Taking the Guesswork Out of Management. This book shows managers how to strategically align talent and operations management issues. The end goal of TalOp is to teach leaders how to increase their organization’s effectiveness and efficiency and create transparency and accountability.

Theme: Talent Management
Solving Your People Puzzles

Every organization has people challenges that often appear as puzzles. The first step when dealing with a people puzzle is to be clear on what question the puzzle is creating. Solving Your People Puzzles is designed to help organizations address their problems. Dr. Howatt works with organizers to understand what people puzzle questions they want to deal with. He then tailors his keynote or lecture to focus on the key elements required to put the pieces together to create desired change. Howatt has developed a knack for cutting through issues and getting to the core of things to consider what actions can create the momentum required to solve people puzzles. He is an expert in human behaviour and has years of experience working directly with senior leaders solving their people puzzles and is author of the People Jigsaw leadership program.

Theme: Employee Health
Before My Mental Health Issue I was Not Happy – Why?

Dr. Bill will share his insight based on his personal and professional experiences to assist leaders to better navigate this important conversation on mental health in the workplace. He will share his version of the mental health debate with respect to nature vs. nurture, what employers can do better, and what employees can do to help themselves. He will attempt to influence leaders to understand the real potential Cost of Doing Nothing. Good intentions and kind lip service will not be enough. Leaders will benefit from obtaining insight and benchmarks that provide transparency into the variables that predict health risk and costs. These insights and benchmarks provide the landmarks for setting and implementing strategic actions to reduce risk and increase opportunities for employees to be happy, with or without a mental health issue.

Note: Each of these programs can be a Keynote, Keynote with breakout lectures, or one-day workshop.

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