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Mike Staver

Authority on leadership, communication, conflict, customer service

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Fee Range: 10000-19999
  • Holding a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s in psychology Mike is described as a “rebel with a cause” challenging people to courageously rethink business as usual
  • Avid blogger advocating counterintuitive thinking and resisting conventional wisdom. Mike presents the cold, hard truth with challenging honesty
  • Authority on leadership, communication, conflict, customer service
  • Author of Leadership Isn’t For Cowards, Do You Know How to Shut Up?

*Fee ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact your Speaker Exchange Agency representative.

Mike Staver is the author of “Leadership Isn’t for Cowards” and an internationally respected speaker and coach. Mike takes noisy, often complex, leadership content and makes it immediately useful, digestible and entertaining.

Mike has degrees in Business Administration and Counseling Psychology and is a Certified Speaking Professional. Companies from Federal Express and Miracle Ear to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and the Mayo Clinic have repeatedly invited him to contribute to the development of their leaders.

Most recently, some of Mike’s work was ranked #1 by Training Magazine on their 2018 Training Top 125 list, which recognizes organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world.

Winning is No Accident

Every day massive accomplishments are realized all over the world: diseases being cured; teams winning championships; innovative products going to market; and a host of other positive experiences. These things do not happen by accident. They happen as the direct result of certain fundamental principles. The good news is they aren’t a secret; they aren’t hidden in some far-off locale, waiting to be unearthed. They are ready and available for you right now. While these life and business-transforming principles are simple, they are not always simple to implement. Here is an opportunity to learn and apply EXACTLY what you need to do to accomplish outstanding results.

Participants will learn:

  • The equation that creates the highest likelihood of success
  • The four key principles to pacing yourself effectively
  • How to deal with obstacles and opportunities
Leadership Isn’t For Cowards: How to Lead Courageously in a Turbulent Age

We live in an age when it is more and more challenging to manage all the information, demands, and challenges that are coming at us. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and guide your team to effective execution. Your ability to influence your followers is key to every step in creating significant results. Courage is the key element in that process.

Participants will learn:

  • The power of commitment
  • What your followers really do when you are not around
  • The primary motivator of all people
  • The three things every leader can do to ensure leadership success (and failure)
  • The importance of high-gain activity and how to do more of it
  • Steps to ensure effective execution

With a degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Counseling Psychology, Mike has utilized his professional experience in conducting industry-specific research on the traits that make leaders thrive and has built those findings into a national leadership certification.

How to Build a High-Performance Culture: Getting the Heart of the Leader Beating in the Chest of the Follower

What do you stand for? What does your company stand for? Are your values clear? Are they obvious to customers, staff, and the community? Is your company optimally positioned and differentiated by the consistent application of your vision and core values?

Most leaders and organizations are moving at such a rapid pace that taking a step back to think about these things seems like a luxury when, in fact, it couldn’t be more crucial. It doesn’t matter where your company or your industry happens to be in the growth cycle. Focusing on who you are and what you stand for is the most critical thing you can do.

Participants will learn:

  • How to identify and apply their core values to their leadership
  • How to align their behavior with what they say they believe
  • How to be powerfully influential regardless of level of authority
  • How to build accountability and improve efficiency
Real Estate Leadership

There was a time when you said, I am in the Real Estate business and everyone knew what you were talking about. Today, that is different. There is more noise in the real estate space today than at any other time in the history of the industry. It falls to leaders to cut through the noise and get agents and staff focused on delivering experiences that grow the business. Whether you are leading a brokerage, an office or a team, it is no longer enough to drive production. Leaders must lead holistically addressing the key drivers of leadership success. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get those you influence to understand what really matters and to execute consistently.

Participants will learn:
• What the research says about the three most important areas for leadership focus
• The six steps that insure effective execution
• The four motivators and how to drive them

Education Leadership Isn't For Cowards

Perhaps there is not another career with as many constituents and with as many diverse expectations and demands as that of an educator. Whether an administrator or a teacher, the challenges are significant. It is more daunting than ever to manage all of the information, demands, and challenges being thrown at you all day long. It takes real courage to stand firm in what you believe and then to get those you influence to understand what really matters and to execute consistently. Courage is the key element in that process. Choosing to be in education is courageous in and of itself. Understanding and using the kind of leader behavior that produces meaningful impact is a whole other level.

Participants will learn:
• What followers really do when the boss isn’t around
• The three things an educator must avoid to be successful
• The importance of high gain activity
• The six steps that insure effectiveness.

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