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These topics can be tailored for your Board, Executive or Management teams. They can be delivered as a 20-minute overview up to a 2-hour keynote.

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Stick with It

The game is won by those who EXECUTE their strategies.

Challenges for today’s leaders are always changing, but the formula for winning remains the same. The key to winning the game is focusing on "how" more than "what". In other words, strategy gets you in the game – execution gets you in the winner’s circle.

Based on the best-selling book, this fast-paced, interactive workshop reveals the secret to success for high achieving individuals and teams: Focus, Competence and Passion.


Watch these quick clips of Lee Colan talking about Stick with It.

Saying NO (1m:34s)

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Passionate Performance

Did you know that 83% of U.S. gross domestic product comes from services or information which are created and delivered by people?

The challenge for leaders is revealed in a Gallup poll showing that only 26% of U.S. employees are fully engaged at any time. On the other end of the spectrum, 19% of employees are actively disengaged, meaning they intentionally act in ways that negatively impact their organizations. The annual cost nationwide to employ this actively disengaged group exceeds $300 billion.

Your people – and the performance they deliver – are the defining competitive advantage for your organization.

Your leaders are the key to engaging employees’ minds and hearts so they deliver value for your organization.

Watch these quick clips of Lee Colan talking about Passionate Performance.

Orchestrating Attitude

What ’s the single most important choice you can make for your team?

Your choice of Attitude!

The right choice can help you and your team:

  • Focus on things that yield positive results.
  • Make better decisions by asking the right questions.
  • Prevail over obstacles to meeting goals.

Additionally, a landmark study shed light on the ultimate benefit of a positive attitude. In this particular study, participants who were more positive lived an average of 10 years longer than the other participants. Considering that smoking has been shown to reduce life expectancy by 5.5 years for men and 7 years for women, your attitude might be a health risk factor worth paying real attention to.

The topic of attitude can be conceptual and confusing. In fact, as we go through life we often hear phrases like: "keep your chin up," "look on the bright side" or "you need a winning attitude." Unfortunately, we seldom know how convert these soft sayings into hard results.

The great news is that even in the worst situations your attitude is something you can always control!

Watch these quick clips of Lee Colan talking about Orchestrating Attitude.

7 Moments

How long does it take to build Leadership Excellence?

Just moments… defining moments, that is.

Defining moments might be positive or negative, but either way, we are never the same after experiencing one. These moments shape the leaders we are and the leaders we will become.

The difference between average and excellent can be found in moments... literally.

  • The moment we commit ourselves to a goal.
  • The moment we create a compelling plan to realize our vision.
  • The moment of honest self-reflection that urges us to take action.
  • The moment we feel that our team is really starting to click.
  • The moment we decide to invest in others.
  • The moment we face our fears and choose to change.
  • The moment we take a stand for what we believe.

Seize your moment today!

Watch these quick clips of Lee Colan talking about 7 Moments.

Winners Always Quit

I love a good quotation as much as anyone. In fact, I remember a classic from way back when I was a kid. "Winners never quit, and quitters never win."

We’ve all heard that one and may have even tried to live by it, even pass it onto our kids like our parents did to us.

Well, the truth is that winners always quit! Today’s winners quit every day. They even quit what we typically consider to be some pretty good habits like:

  • Getting Comfortable
  • Analyzing Problems
  • Managing Time
  • Showing Interest
  • Striving for Success

Winners swap these pretty good habits for really great ones.

The rapid changes that surround us today can be overwhelming. We ask ourselves: What actions should I take? How can I ensure my success? What should I start doing right now?

Actually, one of the most important questions to ask today is, "What should I QUIT doing?"

We keep hearing that little voice in our heads telling us "winners never quit." Unfortunately, that little voice does not always tell us what we really need to hear.

Now is the time to trade in some pretty good habits for really great results!

So, join author Lee J. Colan, Ph.D. for an engaging and actionable presentation that will help you keep on quitting... and winning!