What do an NFL head coach, “management guru” and a survivor of a potentially deadly childhood accident have in common? Two things: Incredible leadership lessons to share from their life experiences and the distinction of being a keynote speaker at the 2017 Agri-Marketing Conference. Get ready to “Go Big” with NAMA and the exciting presenters you’ll hear in Dallas next year!
Doing the Little Things and Executing Vision
Whether it’s his faith, family or football team, Herm Edwards exudes passion in all areas of his life. A successful NFL head coach turned in-studio analyst for ESPN, Edwards has a diverse background in professional leadership, and is one of the most recognized voices in sports today.
He’ll share his life experiences and emphasize how putting the focus on teamwork, integrity and effective communication leads to an unstoppable team. Whether you’re in an executive role managing key players – or new to the game and wondering how you can make an impact – Edwards’ inspiring conversation will leave you energized and ready to tackle any challenge with confidence.
One of five head coaches in NFL history to take two different teams to the playoffs in their debut seasons with him, Edwards exemplifies the hard work and commitment it takes to create a winning environment. In his most recent coaching job, with the Kansas City Chiefs, he led the team to a 9-7 record and tied for the most victories for a first-year coach with the franchise. He also led the New York Jets to five post season contests. In this exhilarating keynote presentation, he’ll draw from his winning record to show you how the “little things” lead to big gains.
Heavily involved in philanthropic endeavors, he has been named Big Brother of the Year by the Catholic Big Brothers for Boys and Girls in New York, and named to the Positive Coaching Alliances National Advisory Committee.
It’s Okay to be the Boss and It’s Okay to Manage Your Boss
Best-selling author and business advisor Bruce Tulgan believes an epidemic of under management is sweeping employees across the world. In this interactive presentation, Tulgan will share management tools and techniques that you can put into practice immediately. He will also address improvements you can make both as an employee and a supervisor.
Based on ongoing research started in 1993, Tulgan will help you employ the four essential elements of a successful relationship with your immediate supervisor/manager:
- Clearly spelled-out and reasonable expectations
- The skills, tools and resources to accomplish those expectations
- Honest feedback about your performance and course/correcting direction when necessary
- Proper recognition and rewards in exchange for performance
Learning how to improve these relationships will allow you to do more work better and faster, get more recognition and rewards, and increase chances of success at work. Now that’s what we call Going Big.
Recognized as an international expert on leadership, management and young people in the workplace, Tulgan has worked with organizations ranging from Aetna to Wal-Mart, from the Army to the YMCA.
Tulgan has written several award-winning books, including It’s Okay to be the Boss, Winning the Talent Wars and Managing the Generation Mix. Before founding RainmakerThinking in 1993, Tulgan practiced law at the Wall Street firm of Carter, Lebyard & Milburn. He currently lectures at the Yale Graduate School of Management.
How One Attitude, One Action and One Person Can Change the World
A curious nine-year-old boy, O’Leary created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100 percent of his body. Though he was given less than 1 percent chance of survival, O’Leary miraculously recovered. Now he shares his remarkable story with audiences across the country. Surprisingly, O’Leary’s “survivor story” focuses on celebrating the heroes who intimately served him and his family – a dedicated Hall of Fame sports announcer, a visionary burn nurse and countless others.
With emotional storytelling and unexpected humor, O’Leary is consistently referred to as “the best speaker we’ve ever had” – earning five star reviews and igniting audiences at 100+ events each year. His book, On Fire: The Seven Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was a #1 national bestseller.
Hear life lessons that extend far beyond the work place. Reignite your environment and work joyously towards your goals. O’Leary will reawaken you to the gift of today and the possibility of tomorrow.