How to Create an Awesome Culture of Conflict
When elected president, Abraham Lincoln persuaded his former rivals to join his cabinet because he knew that without dissent at the highest levels, the country would not achieve its fullest potential. In this talk, Matthew shares actionable tools and illustrations designed to encourage entrepreneurs in creating a culture that welcomes honesty, transparency and healthy conflict which translates to buy-in, commitment & results.
How Good Questions Drive Successful Companies
When companies are driven by questions rather than answers, they invite a culture of creativity and innovation. The only problem is many companies are asking the wrong questions. Questions lead to quests. When a company is asking the right questions, they understand why they’re going where they’re going while also encouraging the full resources of every member within the team in the pursuit of of their quest. In this highly evocative talk, Matthew will challenge the strategies of many companies while offering the tools for leadership teams to define the most powerful questions that can guide their company to great heights.
Thinking Like a Mushroom
There was a time when people would join a company, like GE or Ford, work there for 25 years, and retire. Those days are gone. Today, the companies that will shine are the companies that are agile, resilient and decentralized. For 9 years, Matthew led a learning institution called Mycelium (the root system of the mushroom) that designs and implements powerful learning programs inspired by the wisdom of nature. This talk translates that wisdom into the workplace by illustrating 4 core principles that must be present for a company to thrive in unpredictable times.
Building a 5% Company
Chances are, your employees are withholding valuable intelligence from you. This talk will support entrepreneurs in building their company to reach the top 5% within a given industry by creating the conditions that allow team members to share the 5% of what they think is most critical but are the most afraid to share.