Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders

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Leadership Coach and Bestselling Business Author

Leadership and Collaboration Expert Tim Sanders was the chief solutions officer and leadership coach at Yahoo, and is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business & Influence Friends. Sanders’ talks motivate and empower audiences to achieve more by honing effective leadership skills, building strong business relationships, and unleashing innovation with cross-company collaboration.

Sanders other books include The Likeability Factor, which was featured in major media, and his latest book, Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence, which is an Inc. magazine business bestseller. His work is frequently profiled in the media, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and on CNN.

Sanders is currently the vice-president of Customer Insights for Upwork, a leading talent solutions platform. He helps drive their customer-centric approach to help leading global enterprises solve their talent gaps “on demand”.

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Innovating Faster - Why Collaboration Changes Everything

Leaders in every industry prioritize innovation but are frustrated with how long it takes to bring breakthroughs to market. According to bestselling author and consultant Tim Sanders, the best way to speed up the innovation process is to promote a culture of collaboration across your organization and externally with partners, customers, and competitors.

Over his career, Sanders has studied leaders that practice what he terms “disruptive collaboration”, a problem-solving style that leverages surprising alliances along the fault-lines of a company or its market. He’ll reveal how the biggest leaps and turnarounds in history came from collisions of thought, not safe work in our silos of excellence. Walsh’s eye-opening keynote will deliver actionable insights and tools that will accelerate the rate of innovation, drive agility, and quickly produce breakthrough business outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  • Why companies that practice cross-disciplinary collaboration outperform rivals.
  • How to leverage the power of multiple perspectives to solve problems faster.
  • How to bring multiple stakeholder needs from “me-to-we” in a collaborative project.
  • Why innovation requires a focus on building a collaborative web of relationships.
  • How to connect the silos, one collaboration project at a time.

The Art of Leading Remote Talent

You’ve likely worked with remote talent before, be they freelancers or full-time employees who have a flexible work arrangement with your company. But today, many of your talents are working remotely from home due to the pandemic. More than ever, you need a solid skillset when it comes to managing those who you won’t see face to face in your offices.

That’s why Tim Sanders, has produced a 45-minute virtual session to give you the best practices in leading remote talents of all types. He’s scoured academic and industrial research as well as interviewed enterprise leaders experienced in remote talent management to create this insightful and actionable program.

The session will reveal helpful and surprising best practices in remote communications focused on platforms, cadences, nuance, and service level agreements on responsiveness.

You’ll also learn how to remotely manage:

  • A positive mental outlook (the key to engagement).
  • Engagement (the key to productivity).
  • Collaboration (the key to innovation and problem solving).

This presentation is the key to developing an agile workforce that can drive key initiatives from business growth to digital transformation from wherever they work.

Getting Ahead of Burnout

Many of your best people are on the verge of suffering professional burnout. They’ve stepped up the number of working hours, partially due to the new work-from-home environment, but mostly because they need to get more done with less.

Researchers declare that burnout is a threat to companies — the pandemic’s new world of work is showing collateral damage including turnover, loss of productivity, and a lack of creative energy.

The good news is that burnout can be prevented and alleviated in the early stages through designed workstreams and personally managed through the development of boundaries and wellness habits.

In this presentation, Tim Sanders provides insights on what it takes to restore work-life integration. He’ll share the latest research as well as best practices from companies and wellness advisors.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Spot the early warning signs of burnout in individuals and groups.
  • Design workstreams to ensure load-management of key talents.
  • Leverage resources such as the work marketplace to offload tactical burdens.
  • Coach others to reduce stress and recharge energies while they work from home.

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Speaker testimonials

Tim kicked our annual meeting off on the perfect note. Not only was his presentation engaging, timely and high energy, but he took the time and effort to target his expertise on the issues and challenges specific to our audience. He genuinely wanted to understand our interests and relate to the audience in a way that added maximum value and impact. I would not hesitate to bring him back to a future event and/or recommend him to others.

Farm Credit Bank of TX

At the reception immediately following our event I saw firsthand the value Tim’s message offers as I witnessed several team members from different departments collaborating on innovative ideas we could use to improve our business offerings to our clients…this was an afternoon that was well worthwhile and I would highly recommend it to others!

The Stellar Group

Tim was absolutely phenomenal! It was a great event and Tim delivered an exceptional presentation to our conference, it was everything we had hoped for and more.

President, Managing Member of Network Building + Consulting

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