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From Trusting Wise Employees to Motivation Over Manipulation

 - May 14, 2013
This collection of speeches discusses hands off management styles and their growing relevance in the new job market. As job titles and available positions continue to evolve, so too do the types of leadership styles and management roles. Managers, CEOs and bosses are no longer expected to operate in a top-down manner, but instead in a way that collaborates with members of the team at all levels.

Dr. Bob Nelson, a bestselling author and motivational speaker, discusses the direct correlation between an employee's performance and their work environment. He believes that an employee's success is the responsibility of a manager. He suggests that the secret to motivating and empowering employees is by finding out what is important to them, in terms of their personal hobbies, passions or interests. He notes that while you can't light a fire under an employee, you can light a fire within them.

Jason friend's office management innovation keynote believes that the new manager should be encouraging employees to work wherever they feels suits their work styles best. He believes that having employees in the office for meetings that are usually pointless to begin with, can disrupt the creativity process.

These keynotes advocate for a hands off management style characterized by managers who are open, collaborative and dedicated to both the company's and staff's success.