The Cold, Hard, Ugly Truth About Success
his is Larry's most popular keynote address and pulls material from three of his bestsellers, Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get A Life, It's Called Work For A Reason and People Are Idiots And I Can Prove It. In it, Larry attacks traditional business wisdom and offers simple truths in his caustic, thought-provoking, and hilarious style. He offers a realistic approach that will work for anyone, at any time and in any business. The principles he discusses are the foundation for true success and can be applied to life, money, parenting, customer service, sales, leadership and more. He is known as the Pitbull of Personal Development, the Rockstar of Personal Finance and has been called the King of Common Sense and this speech reflects all of those monikers.
Larry points out the contradictions of saying we want success and practicing actions that bring about failure. His emphasis is personal responsibility, integrity, an impeccable work ethic, flexibility in a time of change, keeping a sense of humor and more. He teaches that business improves when the people in the business improve and that everything in life gets better when we get better and nothing gets better until we get better. Winget's approach remains that WORK is the key to success: not talking about work, not having meetings about work, not writing reports about work, but WORK. Larry says, "You don't think your way to success, believe your way to success or happy your way to success, you only WORK your way to success!" This speech has been given to nearly 400 of the Fortune 500 and is the foundation of Larry's approach to life, business and success. It never fails to make you think AND laugh!
According to Bookpage, "his no-holds barred approach to business is refreshing, and his clear sense of personal integrity is a much-needed refresher in today's business climate."
The Idiot Factor
This is the keynote people use when they want to have Larry back a second time. It is based on his New York Time bestseller, "The Idiot Factor." And don't worry, if you don't like the title, you can change it! In this keynote, Larry talks about the many ways we sabotage our lives and businesses. It is full of great stories just like you are used to from Larry, and has the caustic wit and humor that Larry is so well known for. So it's still informative, thought provoking and hilarious – in other words, it's Larry at his best only more of it.
The Eight "ATEs" of Leadership
This is a great breakout for any of your management/leadership team. It focuses on eight words, all ending in "ate:" Create, Communicate, Educate, Delegate, Participate, Hibernate, Evaluate, Amputate.
1. Create: Create the right environment, atmosphere and group of people. This includes Larry's famous 20-60-20 Principle.
2. Communicate: The importance of communicating expectations.
3. Educate: What your people really need to be educated on, and how to do it.
4. Delegate: Questions every leader should be asking himself before he delegates a task.
5. Participate: Are you involved, or do you hover? Includes Larry's Rules for Rewarding.
6. Hibernate: When to trust and walk away, so your group can do what you've taught them and deliver what you expect from them.
7. Evaluate: What to judge, what you have no right to judge, and the stupidity of "constructive criticism."
8. Amputate: When to hang on to them, and when to cut them loose.
Notice that Motivate didn't make the list – find out why!