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Reputations are Built on Perception

The perceptions created by your company’s leaders, managers, and employees are important areas of focus that must be directed toward the positive, while systematically eliminating all negative behaviors.

When perception management is done correctly, by a professional motivational keynote speaker like Joel, your company will produce inspirational leaders who consistently maximize their potential and talents inside the organization. Knowing how to manage, improve, and sustain a positive perception is a necessary skill and significant tool all leaders must utilize.

Top management wants every employee to be aware of how they represent themselves in the organization, how their work group is viewed internally, and how they can improve perceptions, both of themselves and of the group’s brand.

Your Audience Will Learn How To:

Evaluate Perception vs. Reality:

They will learn how they think they are perceived, how they actually are perceived, and how they want to be perceived.

Recognize How Others Perceive Them:

They will learn what others think about them by asking peers, bosses, clients, senior management, and staff, “How do you perceive me?”

Communicate Their Value:

They will learn how to communicate the value they add and the impact they are making on the company.

Identify Traits that Impact Perception:

They will learn how negative and positive aspects of their personality affects perception.

More Detailed Information on Reputations are Built on Perception

Perception matters because it is at heart of many decisions that management will make about the company’s leaders

It’s critical to make sure others – especially key decision makers – view your leaders as indispensable contributors to the organization’s success.

If you’re not taking steps to understand your current and potential leaders and give them the tools to change the perceptions others have of them, you may be shortchanging both your company and your people. Here are the risks you face:

  • Potential leaders don’t always look like leaders.
    The quiet, introverted team member may be a deep thinker with a gold mine of ideas to contribute.
  • People who have created negative perceptions can be redirected.
    The outspoken, brash, individual could become tomorrow’s star presenter.
  • Diversity and inclusivity can become your competitive advantage.
    You may be overlooking people who have the potential for leadership in a highly diverse workplace. People of different countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, and genders add a valuable dimension to your talent pool and allow you to create a pipeline of inclusive leadership.

Why the perception of your leaders matters

Most employees don’t really know how they are perceived. Do they know the image they are projecting? Do they recognize the impressions they make and the reputation they’ve created?

They are actually being undermined by negative perceptions and they don’t know why or how.

In this inspirational presentation, professional leaders learn from a speaker who will help them create a positive perception. People constantly are forming opinions of you based on how you act, what you do, and how you behave at work. These opinions have a direct impact on how your leaders are perceived. So you can see why perception management is vital for each of your leaders in order to achieve continued professional success. This inspirational keynote presentation will show your leaders how to change negative perceptions and build positive ones.

Reputations are built on perception

Perception matters because it affects the reputation of all your leaders.

Leaders must be perceived for their actual results and the value they bring to the company. If they are not perceived this way, they create an inaccurate perception of themselves that undermines how others see them. They are unable to expand their influence as long as their impact is not visible.

Perception is a very important leadership tool. Used correctly, it will greatly impact your effectiveness as a leader.

Joel brings inspirational and motivational messages to every keynote. Here are some typical steps in his perception management program:

  • Each individual begins by evaluating his or her own leadership potential.
  • Throughout the program, participants seek input from others in order to see how they are perceived.
  • Participants use this input to perfect the art of asking for and receiving feedback.
  • They use the feedback they receive to build and sustain a solid, lasting reputation.

Your leaders can control how others perceive them

Leaders can learn how to manage the perceptions that others have of them and thus move into higher levels of management responsibility.

If there are risks in NOT managing perceptions, there are also rewards when you do:

  • Top-notch hidden talent will be discovered
  • Retention of managers will improve
  • Corporate culture will be more positive
  • Next level leaders will be identified with increased accuracy
  • Clients and customers will perceive a change for the better
  • Your credibility in the industry will grow exponentially

Make Getting Ahead Books Available for Each Participant

Joel’s book, Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level is an excellent companion tool to this presentation. Many of the chapters focus specifically on how to become an influential leader. One-third of the book is devoted to describing a step-by-step process for improving influence.

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