Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want
Date: April 14, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT
Presenter: Peter Bregman, CEO, Bregman Partners, Inc
Moderator: Ruth Stergiou, CEO, Invent Your Future
The basic things we all want—to do good work, be successful, get along with others, produce value as part of a team—are surprisingly straightforward to achieve. But, more often than not, our knee-jerk reactions to the people and situations we face result in the exact opposite. We’re fighting against ourselves in a clumsy disconnect between intention and impact, wasting valuable time and energy and straining our relationships in the process.
Drawing from his most recent book, Peter points out the sometimes funny places where our intuitive but counterproductive knee-jerk reactions get us in trouble, and he shows us how we can replace them with counter-intuitive but productive ones.
Peter shows how a few small, individual changes can transform an entire organization—moving it from a silo mentality to collective leadership, and he offers practical ideas, tools and tips to help people work together in a way that they, and their entire organization, profits. Peter will show audiences:
- How to build a foundation of strength and inoculate themselves so they don’t get triggered by the things that other people do and say
- How and why we often they say the wrong things, and what to do and say instead to build relationships and get the most important things done together
- A three-step process for transforming our poor habits into productive ones
About our Speaker:
Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations. Peter began his career teaching leadership on wilderness and mountaineering expeditions and then moved into the consulting field with the Hay Group and Accenture, before starting Bregman Partners in 1998. Peter has advised CEOs and senior leaders in many of the world’s premier organizations, including American Express,JPMorgan Chase, Nike, UNICEF, and many others. Peter bases his work on the notion that everyone–no matter their job or level—has the opportunity to lead. Since 1989, Peter has trained and coached all levels of management and individuals to recognize their leadership, exhibit leadership behaviors, model and stimulate change, and foster growth of their own emotional courage as well as that of their teams and colleagues.
Peter’s most recent book Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want is a New York Post top pick for your career in 2015. He is also the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done and Point B: A Short Guide to Leading a Big Change