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Year after year, companies like Marriott Hotels and Wingman’s Food Markets are consistently listed in Fortune Magazine’s 100 best companies to work for. How do they do it? Even more, you ask, "Why should I care? I'm a municipal clerk in a city government. How does that apply to me? "Well, it’s more than the free food at gourmet cafeterias and the onsite gyms these companies provide that make them great places to work - it’s management practices that inspire employees to contribute their very best and then some. However, these practices can be implemented by anyone, including you. In this presentation, Larry shows how to create an insanely great work culture for your own team.

By the end of this presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages and limitations of perks & benefits 
  • Apply the six most important actions a manager can take to keep associates motivated    
  • Implement proven tactics to improve engagement
  • Leverage the salary and reward package of each employee more effectively
  • Implement key strategies to retain the best employees
  • Know when to fire those who need to go

  • Lessons learned from Google and other Best Places to Work
  • How to motivate your team without money?
  • How to become the manager everyone wants to work for?
  • Lessons learned from the worst manager you ever had
  • Getting bad apple employees back on the company bandwagon
  • Performance feedback do’s and don’ts: strategies to maintain morale
  • The biggest killers of employee trust and how to avoid them

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders

An in-demand speaker and author, Larry, delivered more than 2000 paid presentations for association conferences, corporations and government organization meetings, including his speech for numerous SHRM chapters including Greater Phoenix, Ohio, Inland Empire, Louisiana, and Indiana. He’s also spoken for Harley-Davidson, Southwest Airlines, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Larry is the co-author of the top-selling book Absolute Honesty: Building a Corporate Culture That Values Straight Talk and Rewards Integrity. He’s written for the Huffington Post and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review. He has also been interviewed on CNN. He has also written more than 100 published articles on the topic of improving organizational culture.

Larry holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Northern Arizona University and a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation from the National Speakers Association.

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