I liked the fact that he worked with the audience instead of spoke at us.
-participant, GSA Expo
Great content to open minds & thinking. GREAT stage presence!
-participant, SHRM Annual Conference
Outstanding. Good, tough questions to think about…excellent choice for speaker!
-participant, MRA CEO Summit
Stimulating, provocative, energizing, engaging – best session
-participant, HR People & Strategy Global Conference
Futurists, Overconfidence and Uncertainty
We love to hear experts tell us what they think will happen in the future. But expert insight is far more as one facet of our own mapping of possible industry futures. In this session, Dr. Austin examines the risks of overconfidence, confirmation bias, and conventional wisdom, then introduces a technique to prioritize and connect industry uncertainties. Participants immediately work together to map key industry uncertainties.
Inspiring Action: Leading Change and Changing the World
Aspirational Inquiry: Transforming Mindsets Through Questions
Frame-breaking insight and personal aspiration is triggered by the question asked, not the answer given. Exposing individuals to resonant aspirational questions will trigger deeper reflection and growth than will exposing individuals to inspirational “lessons learned” statements. Building from the transformational One Question Project, this session presents a positive, research-based approach to the question of how we can inspire others. Participants will come out of the session with a new understanding of how they can ask questions that trigger fundamental mindset shifts in others.
Strategic Thinking: Breaking Out of Industry and Organizational Conventional Mindsets
Strategic thinking is a core skill of adaptive leaders who enable your business to thrive amidst constant uncertainty. This session identifies the key barriers to strategic thinking and how successful leaders overcome these challenges. Building from the work outlined in Unquestioned Brilliance, participants in this session will consider the key practical actions that they can use to keep specific strategic initiatives moving and to help make their organizations, and their own careers, more resilient in the face of strategic shifts. The session will include application of several techniques designed to embed strategic thinking into day-to-day work.
The Manager as Change Leader: Understanding, Acting, Sustaining
Innovation is Action: Creating an Adaptable Culture
Leading High Performing Teams
Dr. Austin has provided keynotes for the following professional associations:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA)
Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP)
Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (AIMSE)
ATD Eastern Pennsylvania
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards
Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO)
Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)
GSA Training & Expo
HR People & Strategy, (HRPS)
Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA)
International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA)
Marketing Research Association (MRA)
National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA)
Organization Development Network
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
PMI Central Iowa
Society for Human Research Management (SHRM): global conference speaker, global leadership conference, regional chapter conferences
Society of Actuaries