Rule. Over 12 million views later, the 5 Second Rule has become
a bestselling book and a life-changing movement that challenges
thinking and accelerates personal and professional growth.
Robbins began her career as a criminal defense attorney in New
York. She is now the CEO and co-founder of media and digital
learning company The Confidence Project, and the creator and
star of the Audible Original series “Kick Ass With Mel Robbins,”
a life and business advice talk show.
In October 2018, Robbins added a new role to her already brim-ming
schedule; television talk show host. Sony Pictures Television
and Tribune Broadcasting have teamed for a syndicated one-hour
daytime talk show hosted by Mel Robbins that will debut
in Fall 2019.
Three million people have learned Robbins’ secret to reach-ing
their true potential – now it’s your turn. You are meant to do
extraordinary things in your career and your life and the 5 Second
Rule will help you achieve it.
The only obstacle you have is yourself, she said – the excuses,
the patterns of behaviour and resignations that get hard-wired
into all of us.
“It’s going to require you each and every time that you’re going
to be brave, that you’re going to make a small, five-second change,
to push through that.”
Attend Mel Robbins’ keynote address at HRPA’s Annual Conference
and Trade Show, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m., sponsored by Atlas Canada.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: HOW TO
SOLVE ANY PROBLEM AND MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS
Too often, senior leaders in organizations of all kinds hear “yes”
when they offer an idea or a proposal, says Michael Roberto.
“In many cases, people are afraid to express dissent when a
strong, charismatic leader already has put their view on the table.
My argument is that the effective leaders who can make the best
decisions are the ones who do welcome that dissenting point of
view,” he said.
That has been a central idea in much of Roberto’s work and it’s
also a notable theme in his work on unlocking creativity.
Many creative individuals working in organizations today
encounter resistance to new ideas, such as the path-breaking
artists, scientists and inventors have experienced throughout his-tory.
Experts reject their ideas and defend the status quo. Leaders
exhibit closed-minded behaviour when newcomers challenge the
conventional wisdom or question established practices.
But at the same time, leaders claim to prioritize creativity,
Currently a Trustee Professor of Management at Bryant
University, Roberto is a pre-eminent authority on strategic
decision-making, senior management teams and neutralizing
hidden threats to organizations.
He has studied how interpersonal dynamics cause catastrophic
organizational failures (such as the Columbia Space Shuttle acci-dent
and the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy) and how to structure
decision-making processes for success.
He helps senior executives build the consensus that success-ful
implementation of a strategy requires and uncovers potential
disasters before they destroy a strategy.
Many large firms are facing a growth crisis today with revenues
increasing slowly or even shrinking. These organizations do not
lack talented people with original ideas. They lack an environment
in which these people can flourish.
Leaders claim to want bold, transformative ideas, yet obstacles
to creativity arise at every turn. Roberto has worked to explore six
distinct organizational mindsets that inhibit creativity – and what
to do about them.
Attend Michael Roberto’s keynote address at HRPA’s Annual
Conference and Trade Show, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – HOW TO MOVE LIKE A
MAVERICK: COMBINATION OF INSPIRATION,
INFORMATION & ENTERTAINMENT
“I didn’t go to school to become classical music’s ‘Number One
Maverick,’” said Jade Simmons – despite the fact that it’s a title
that has stuck.
“I just wanted to play the piano. When I first got started, I had
all these images in my head of what it meant to be a classical pia-nist…
and if I’m being really honest, none of it looked like what
I’m doing now.”
Her career took off when she started doing one monumental
“There was such a big difference between coming out on stage…
and never talking to you the whole time. We’ve been trained to
focus so much on the instrument and the music, and the dead
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