At Celebration of Success 2015, regional and community leaders facilitated rich, interactive leadership talks on the unique way they continue to reach success. Find information on each Speed Leader and their topical handouts below.
- Adi Kunalic
Chief Operating Officer – opendorse
Visualizing Your Proven Process
Every business has a proven way it provides value to its customers. Learn how to capture your own proven process visually and use it as a sales tool to retain customers and drive repeat business.
- Rebecca Hauff
Vice President of Sales and Marketing – Warren Window & Supply, Rapid City, SD
Goals and Accomplishments
Rebecca walks through best practices for coaching employees to effectively set and execute weekly performance goals.
- Scott Lockard
President – Hampton Commercial Construction
Scott speaks about differing values and expectations in a multi-generational workforce. Being proactive in understanding these expectations can provide a better working environment for all employees and managers.
- Joel Friesen
Vice President – Five Nines Technology Group
Taking Personal Responsibility
Joel shares practical tips for how to prepare yourself for your next level of responsibility in any industry.
- James Mowitz
Commercial Loan Officer – Pinnacle Bank
Effective Selling Techniques
James unveils a team’s sales approach by identifying best practices for leveraging the team’s talents and network.
- Connie Soucie
Vice President, Talent, Culture, & Human Resources – University of Nebraska Foundation
Connie explains reflection is not just the mirror any more. It’s an after action review, a pondering of what happened and how it could be changed, the basis of feedback to others. It is musing about your future, and most importantly, it is ensuring that your values and your actions are in sync. In this session, Connie will address several questions that take you beyond “mirror mirror on the wall” to embracing reflection as a leadership tool for both business and personal fulfillment.
- Scott Ash
Director of Operations – Nebraska Sports Council
Organizing a Team Project
Dave draws from experience with the State Games of America to show how to organize a team to execute and complete a huge project successfully.
- Liz Hall
Executive Director, Training and Development – C & A Industries
Liz reveals the seven Cs to building a winning team and the two big Cs that drive the process.
- Steve Dickey
President – Dickey Hinds Muir, Incorporate
Owner Transition and Succession Planning
Steve outlines a plan for streamlining and strategizing the ownership transition process and guarantee future stability of the company.
- Lisa Pelto
President – Concierge Marketing Publishing
Can a Book Change the World?
Lisa explains that sharing your ideas through a book is easier than ever before. Come learn about the publishing industry, the process of writing, the business end of books, and more.
Lisa’s Handout is coming soon!
- Mark Balschweid, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Department of ALEC – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Understanding Emotions to Lead
Mark illustrates how emotions can be powerful forces that influence leaders and impact their decision-making ability. This session will highlight how understanding emotional intelligence can raise awareness of emotions and help leaders direct those emotions for positive results with others in the organization.
Mark Balschweid Handout
- Sharon Fenn
Legal Administrator – Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit, &Witt, LLP
Handling Team Conflict: Focusing on the Problem, Not the Person
Sharon unpacks the steps involved in breaking down conflict, developing process, and dealing with cultural change.
- Vanessa Seifert, Ph.D.
Leadership Coach – Leadership Resources
Creating Life Margin
Vanessa discusses how driven, successful people tend to fill up every available moment. Creating margin will allow leaders to breathe, grow, and make time for the unexpected.
- Lynn Johnson
Parks and Recreation Director – Lincoln Parks and Recreation
Leadership in a Municipal Government Agency
Lynn discusses how leading a government agency involves customer service, cooperation and collaboration, and servant leadership.
- Shane Ideus
Senior Vice President – UNICO Group
Achieving Balance in your Business and Professional Life and Succeeding in Both
Shane identifies some of the main themes he focuses on to not only achieve but succeed with balance.
- Katie Haszard
Director, Branded Products – Lincoln Industries
A third generation family business partner herself, Katie reveals makers and breakers, advantages and disadvantages for a family business.
- Trent Fellers
Chairman – Lincoln City Council
Community Development –
Trent discusses what community leaders can do to stay ahead of rapid technology changes in order to attract multiple generations that may have differing desires.
- Robb Linafelter
CEO – Lincoln Surgical Hospital
Success: Great. But Has Leadership Grown as Well?
Robb shares lessons learned from business successes achieved, while helping leadership follow the same trajectory.
- Scott Carrico
Audit Partner & Partner in Marketing and Business Development – Lutz & Company, PC
How to Read Financial Statements and Key Metrics to Help You Manage
Scott helps managers and owners gain a better understanding of the data included in financial reports and how to analyze it.
- Mary Higgins
President – Marian High School
Making the Tough Decisions without Making Yourself Crazy
Mary shows how to make a definitive decision, when, no matter what you do, someone will be upset.