Max Brown – Virtual Keynote Speaker

Director of Leadership at the Shingo Institute, Employee Recognition, Engagement and Leadership Expert, Motivational Business Speaker

Max Brown is a virtual leadership keynote speaker, employee engagement expert, and managing partner at the Institute for Enterprise Excellence (IEX). Over the past twenty years, Max has made over three thousand presentations and met with leaders in locations all around the world. 

  • Max Brown – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Max Brown – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    Chinese, English, Mandarin

  • Travels From

    Utah, Idaho, USA

  • Max Brown – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Max Brown – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    Chinese, English, Mandarin

  • Travels From

    Utah, Idaho, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Virtual Keynote: Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track

Leaders have a profound impact on the way people work. If they understand how to use positive emotions, demonstrate genuine concern for the employee’s wellbeing, and appreciate them as human beings, they can dramatically improve the work environment and business results....

Leaders have a profound impact on the way people work. If they understand how to use positive emotions, demonstrate genuine concern for the employee’s wellbeing, and appreciate them as human beings, they can dramatically improve the work environment and business results.

Why does this matter?

The majority of workers today say that they want to leave their current employer provided the opportunity. The challenge is that those in leadership positions often alienate people instead of inspiring them. While it often isn’t intentional, too many in leadership positions don’t understand how to bring out the best in others.

In fact, many don’t even know that they don’t know how to bring out the best in others. The truth is that, at times, we will all falsely believe that we are doing a great job when we’re actually going off course.

This is Leadership Vertigo.

So, how do we counter it and how do we get back on track?

This keynote presentation gets people quickly thinking how they can make things better at work. While it is easy to blame others for the problems and challenges, this conversation is about asking ourselves: “What is it like to work with me?”

Why is this so important? As leaders, we’ve been trying to improve employee engagement for decades. This isn’t a new challenge. In 1928, Bill Marriott Sr. said that if they took care of employees, the employees would take care of customers. In the 1950’s, W. Edwards Deming declared that we should get rid of fear in the workplace. In the 1980’s, Harvard created a leadership model supporting employee morale for better results. Despite nearly 100 years of
research and conversation, we still deal with challenges that prevent us from creating a better work environment where people can thrive. Why?

This presentation is a conversation about keeping it real and making things better. Using the latest research (oftentimes sharing statistics, stories, client experiences and quotes that are less than two months old), we will address how to help leaders get their organizations back on track.

Objectives:
1. Understand how Leadership Vertigo impacts all of us — regardless of position.
2. Learn the FOUR principles to getting back on track.
3. Discover the ways we can rewire our brain for better performance and outcomes.
4. Leave inspired with concrete action steps for making things better back at work.
NOTE: This presentation is customized to the audience and conference theme to make sure we are on target with the needs in the room.

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Virtual Keynote: Why Knowing Your Why Impacts Everything (SHINGO)

In 1982, W Edwards Deming wrote: “Establish constancy of purpose. People ask me, “How?” Well, I don’t know. That’s up to the company…[But] if it isn’t done, the company will be under handicap and that handicap may have severe consequences.” Deming’s candor ...

In 1982, W Edwards Deming wrote: “Establish constancy of purpose. People ask me, “How?” Well, I don’t know. That’s up to the company…[But] if it isn’t done, the company will be under handicap and that handicap may have severe consequences.” Deming’s candor and honesty were clearly appreciated by those who came to see him.

While the business case for knowing your why has been around for decades (and more recent studies by Simon Sinek and others continue to reinforce the same message), the challenges regarding how to identify purpose and staying true that purpose remain. Why? Because knowing your why impacts everything, and to follow Deming’s admonition, if it isn’t done, “it may have severe consequences.”

This discussion isn’t about the right answers, but about asking the right questions to gain clarity, align purpose, and enable a culture of continuous

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Virtual Keynote: Knowing Your Why Impacts Your How (SOCAP)

In Lewis Carroll’s now famous scene in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Alice doesn’t know which road she should take and so she asks the Cheshire Cat who is sitting at the fork in the road: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here...

In Lewis Carroll’s now famous scene in “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” Alice doesn’t know which road she should take and so she asks the Cheshire Cat who is sitting at the fork in the road:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

While the business case for knowing your why has been around for decades (and more recent studies by Simon Sinek and others continue to reinforce the same message), the challenge to identify your “why” and the direct impact it has on your “how” can still be confusing. Today, the Cat’s wry reply to Alice should remain a sober reminder that going through life without a clear direction undoubtedly impacts our daily routine.

In this inspiring keynote from Max Brown, learn how asking the right questions can help you gain clarity, align purpose, and understand the impact on our daily routines. What is your why and how does it impact your how?

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About Keynote Speaker Max Brown – Virtual Keynote Speaker

Max Brown is a leadership virtual keynote speaker, employee engagement expert, and managing partner at the Institute for Enterprise Excellence (IEX). As a speaker, leadership coach and trusted partner, Max works with dozens of global organizations to create scalable, sustainable and meaningful results for businesses to stay on track to success. 

S. Max Brown’s Full Bio . . . 

Max is a managing partner at the Institute for Enterprise Excellence (IEX). As a speaker, leadership coach and trusted partner, Max works with dozens of global organizations to create scalable, sustainable and meaningful results. Previously, as the Director of Education at the Shingo Institute, Max designed the foundational courses and certified the first fifty global licensed affiliates. 

Over the past twenty years, Max has made over three thousand presentations and met with leaders in locations all around the world. He’s taken clients rappelling off the Great Wall of China, facilitated at the Parliament of World Religions Conference in Spain, and spoken in hundreds of cities including Athens, Bangalore, Beijing, Dublin, Hong Kong, The Hague, Mumbai, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Vancouver, and Sydney . . . Nebraska. 

Max regularly presents at one of GE’s highest-rated leadership programs sharing insights from his book, “Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track.” He is a recommended “all-star” keynote speaker from the International Association of Business Communicators and his keynotes consistently receive rave reviews from clients like: 3M, General Motors, American Express, Northrup Grumman, Southwest Airlines, The Nature Conservancy, HSBC and the Canadian Federal Government. 

Topics include: continuous improvement, leadership, emotional intelligence, coaching, system design, ideal behavior, recognition, and sustainable results. 

He has a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in Organizational Learning from George Mason University, and graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University. He also speaks Mandarin Chinese after seven years of living in Taipei and Shanghai. 

Max and his wife, Sally, are the proud parents of two amazing kids, and they all live on a small sheep farm in Boise, Idaho. 

Testimonials

“It was great meeting you and I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation. The feedback has been incredible and it seems that so many people picked up on a different vital message. That speaks to your relevant content.”

Cathy Harbin

PGA & LPGA Golf Professional

“Your message was clear and thought provoking and one that needs to be shared with managers at every level.”

Tom McDonald

President, Yamaha Golf

“Max’s presentation is relevant, entertaining, and thought provoking. He is on the cutting edge in the field of leadership and how to be a more effective leader.”

Chris Scotto DiVetta

GE Corporate Leadership Staff (CLS)

“Max, you were terrific.  It’s no wonder that we get 99%+ ratings from the participants with great faculty like you.”

John Loomis

GE Officer

“We have received a lot of positive feedback from the attendees saying you are one of the best speakers we have hosted. I’ve heard nothing but good things. We have also received lots of requests from people wanting a copy of your book so that’s great.”

Kevin Hamilton

ArcelorMittal Defasco

“When Max speaks you feel as though you are the only one in the room; that he is speaking directly to you; and that his message was meant for you.  Our employees are still talking about Max and it is a month after his visit.  Max’s unpretentious, approachable style worked for FCCI.  It’s interesting, but 600 people feel that Max is their new best friend.”

Lisa Krouse, Chief HR Officer

FCCI Insurance Group

“We always try to schedule a good speaker for the last session so people don’t leave early.  I’ve been running conferences for several years and cannot recall a speaker who received so many “Outstanding,” “Excellent,” and “Great” comments.”

Bill Passolt, Executive Director PIAA

CEO Fortress Insurance Company

“Planning an Association conference has multiple challenges, not least of which is putting together a slate of presenters that will educate the group while taking them beyond the meeting room. S. Max Brown did just that for our group. Max has an optimistic yet realistic message that will resonate with everyone. His rich background of experiences – which is beyond the grasp of many—informs his credibility while allowing the listener to glimpse the immensity of the human experience. Max was a joy to work with and will bring energy and optimism to your event. Our audience feedback was: “Max Brown was excellent!! Energizing!”

Leslie Miller

Membership Manager, National Fluid Power Association

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