"On Deck...My Ship in Leadership"
LEADERSHIP LESSONS from a CAPTAIN and CEO
Russ Salzman is a Lake Michigan yachtsman and career CEO who shares a fascinating look at business leadership through the eyes of a captain and sailboat racer. Over thirty years of executive leadership and yacht racing creates Russ’s theme for leadership training and personal development as he blends his vocation and avocations as an analogy for each of us in our business roles.
Russ's keynote presentation and book manuscript sharing leadership lessons through the eyes of a captain, yacht racer and CEO.
Russ has developed a model of teaching, focused on three arenas of successful racing...Mechanics, Information and Speed
Through his message “On Deck,” Russ illuminates three arenas for successful sailboat racing then weaves them with race strategies for business and life. His model, Mechanics, Information and Speed, parallel business planning for the professional in any industry. Incorporating humor, videos, provoking thoughts, and a personal worksheet, attendees will set off with a motivation to refresh their course heading, anticipate the next wind shift and adjust their sails. Learning mantras are developed for all participants via lessons on being a great captain, on being an able crew, and focusing on winning through teamwork and tactics.
“On Deck” WORKSHOPS
As a follow up to his keynote presentation, participants are guided through a personal ‘Business Race Plan’ with a deeper dive into the model. Additional workshops will provide an opportunity to develop actions and tactics. Russ will challenge participants to look through an introspective lens focusing on Strategy, Operations, and Execution.
Expanded workshops are offered on Scanning and Strategy, Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Team Dimensions, Innovation, and Leadership throughout Life.Leadership Lessons from a Racing Sailor and CEO
MECHANICS include the boat, and its sails, lines, instruments, safety equipment
-- as one has tools and systems for your office and your company.
INFORMATION is about weather, rules, sailing instructions, winds, currents, competition -- driving navigation and tactics -- like market trends, legal and compliance matters, data analytics.
SPEED is about crew work, boat handling, performance and execution
-- in business it's teamwork, efficiencies, innovation and communication, readiness, preparedness, anticipation. In today’s business environment, the key component focuses on SPEED!
A NOTE FROM RUSS...
In an era where generational blending and the soft skills of emotional intelligence and interpersonal behaviors become a necessary edge for teamwork and leadership, people and organizations must invest in their team's growth to gain the advantage, to gain speed, to compete, and to cover the fleet.
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