Most of us have no idea the impact ‘defaults’ have in our lives. Many of our relationships were inherited. We are significantly influenced by our environment about what we should believe about faith, politics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity. Many of our hobbies were simply passed down: hunting, fishing, reading, and poker. Why do we have our favorite sports teams? Usually because we grew up learning how to root for them. We are even set out in a certain course as we consider the value of education, our brand of toothpaste, if we put up. a real or fake Christmas tree, and even our favorite music genre.
In countries where becoming an organ donor is the default, typically more than 90% become listed. Meanwhile, countries where the individuals need to opt-in, only 10-15% become donors. Why? Because we have an extremely strong bias toward the default.
Once we realize how strong the pull of defaults in on our lives, we become aware how few of our decisions were actually made intentionally. Most of us have settled for the default in many ways, not even aware that the options available to us are far more expansive than we have ever realized.
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EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE BENEFITS WHEN YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE
At the core of every successful business, nonprofit, association, family or friendship group, is a strong community. But what does that mean? It’s more than just good people who seem to like each other. It’s more than just having everyone on the same page with the vision.
In this engaging keynote talk, Steve expertly explains the critical elements of community and the secret sauce that holds it all together. Especially in the days of COVID-19 and political tension, we are all extremely vulnerable to division. Steve not only teaches how to build powerful community but explains the steps you can take to remove your vulnerability to division. Further, Steve challenges his audiences to start seeing Community Building as a mindset; a paradigm shift leading to greater levels of fulfillment in all areas of life.
As a Keynote Speaker and community building expert, Steve offers the secrets he has learned from more than 30 years of creating building teams inside Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit movements, and communities fueled by his podcasts.
In this powerfully moving session, audience members will be able to:
Gain a deeper appreciation for the importance of a clear & compelling vision
Increase motivation to create intentional avenues for connection
Understand why authenticity is the safety net of organizational health
Adopt implementation strategies for building authentic community
Start approaching life with a Community Building mindset
“Steve has an uncanny ability to separate the signal from the noise. The clarity with which he delivers information to a broad range of audiences is superb.”
He is the rare individual who navigates complex topics with ease… who can impart groundbreaking ideas with charm and subtlety, allowing participants to remain open to his unique message.
“Groundbreaking Ideas”Shaun Johnson
There is a Chinese proverb, “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” Steve is a builder of “windmills”, a builder of ideas and actions that transform minds, people, and produce results.
“Transforming Minds”Laura Smith
Steve is an engaging speaker who brings a strategic, hopeful perspective to audiences. His enthusiasm and hard work created an impactful presentation for our Annual Conference.
“Impactful Presentation”Jody Thone
Steve never ceases to amaze me with his ability to genuinely and deeply connect with people. Steve is an incredible speaker and a deeply compassionate soul who views the world through a large, wide-angle lens.
“Deep Connection”Shannon Kirkeide
Steve constantly brings excellent content. His warm, friendly style engages with audiences of all ages. With natural leadership and an easy smile, he makes the necessary inroads required for passing along important information.
“Engaging Style”Mark Coughlin
Beyond demonstrating the highest levels of professional competency and integrity, his leadership skills and lifelong learning commitment are apparent. He has consistently demonstrated the unique ability to serve strategically with a true spirit of service to others