According to a 2016 Gallup poll, only 1/3 of Americans report being engaged by their work. We want our work to be engaging and meaningful, yet we continue to pursue the same business practices that got us here in the first place. How can we make work more meaningful and engaging for ourselves and our teams? According to Harvard behavioral researcher David Perkins, 90% of our thinking errors are errors of perception – could there be a correlation? In an interactive presentation that is part TED Talk and part Saturday Night Live, you will learn that every person has the same motivation, or why we work how we work. How can we work better? Starting from this foundation, we can build our work experiences however we want, and you will learn to do it better with an awareness of how your brain works. By using perspective as a tool, you can transform problems into opportunities, your job into a meaningful mission to serve, and conflict management into the building of relationships.
The way business is practiced is beginning to change, and the companies that are adopting new perspectives of work are leaving the competition in the dust. Though you will learn to build your self-awareness and your success, most importantly, you will learn how to build others, starting with a simple perspective shift. With a unique presentation style, you’ll laugh about the perspectives that have been limiting your growth and leave with new ideas that will transform yourself and your workplace’s culture in a way that engages and inspires you and those around you.
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With a degree in political science from the University of Akron, David Horning took the next logical step and moved to New York City to pursue a comedy career. He studied and performed improvisational and sketch comedy at Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens’ Brigade, wrote and produced video sketches with over 25,000 views, and honed his signature character comedy bits by performing at clubs around the city. In 2014, his variety sketch comedy show “Laundry Day” was picked up as a monthly show at Carolines on Broadway in Times Square and was selected to kick off the 2014 New York Comedy Festival.
After one of the “Laundry Day” performances, David had an a-ha moment: these shows make people laugh, but what if comedy could make people laugh AND make a difference in their lives? With a foundation in positive psychology, David has made it his mission to inspire happiness and share what inspires him with audiences across the country as a motivational speaker. He has performed for companies, conferences, conventions, colleges, and charities across the country, on a mission to inspire the same happiness, meaning, and growth that he experiences every day through laughter and the ability to take a step back and see the bigger picture.
Event: $25/members; $35/non-members