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Chapter LUNCH Meeting: OCTOBER 16 - Making Purposeful Connections

  • 16 Oct 2012
  • 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Doubletree Dallas-Campbell Centre 8250 North Central Expressway | Dallas, TX 75206
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Making Purposeful Connections

We already know that many workers are not engaged in their work and giving their best efforts.

Michael Lee Stallard, president of E Pluribus Partners, a leadership training and coaching firm, describes the “Connection Culture” that every organization needs to engage employees and thrive for sustained periods of time. 

During the program we will:

1. identify the leadership behaviors that boost connection, employee satisfaction and engagement;

2. develop a list of leadership behaviors to promote in your organization that will boost connection, employee satisfaction and engagement, and

3. begin to practice applying the three core elements of a Connection Culture.

During the session you will learn:

  • Beyond Maslow: six human needs to thrive at work
  • Psychology, Sociology and Neuroscience Research on Connection
  • How the “Connection Deficit” contributes to America’s “loneliness epidemic” and the soaring incidence of addictive behaviors to numb the pain
  • The three core elements of a “Connection Culture”
  • Best practice case studies of leaders who create Connection Cultures

Employees in an organization with a high degree of connection are more productive, more engaged, more collaborative, and less likely to leave.  In fact, research demonstrates that there is a set of learnable leadership behaviors that can ignite the workforce so individuals do more than survive – they thrive.  Michael’s presentation is based his bestselling book Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity and Productivity and a chapter he contributed to The ASTD Handbook on Management Development.

Michael Lee Stallard is president of E Pluribus Partners, a leadership training and consulting firm. He speaks and teaches at a wide variety of organizations including General Electric, Google, Johnson & Johnson, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Scotiabank, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Articles about his work have appeared in leadership periodicals worldwide.  Prior to founding E Pluribus Partners, Michael was chief marketing officer for businesses at Morgan Stanley and Charles Schwab. Earlier in his career, Michael worked as an executive in investment banking, marketing, finance and business development-related positions at Barclays, Van Kampen Investments and Texas Instruments. Michael’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Illinois State University, an M.B.A. from University of Texas Permian Basin, and a J.D. from DePaul University Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He was admitted to the bar in 1991.

Meeting Schedule:
11:00 - 11:30 AM - Registration/Networking
11:30 AM - 12:15PM - Lunch 
12:00 - 12:15 PM - Announcements
12:15 - 1:15 PM - Speaker Presentation




NOTE: Dallas Chapter ASTD will begin charging $45/$55 for at-the-door/walk-up registrations, so register early and save!


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