Nine Lies About Work

Featuring Marcus Buckingham

Sunday, October 27, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 p.m

Too many leaders have bought into false notions and stereotypes about what motivates and inspires team members. As a result, the processes and structures of their organizations reinforce those faulty assumptions, cause dysfunction and frustration—and ultimately result in disengaged employees.

In Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World, Marcus Buckingham reveals a few core truths about the real world of work. He makes a compelling case that strength and cohesiveness of teams, not an organization’s culture, matter most; that a sense of purpose and meaning, not goal-setting from the top down, creates organizational alignment; and that individual performance improves through helpful coaching, not constant feedback.

How can leaders across our field free themselves from current assumptions, recognize core truths about the workplace, and embrace the uniqueness of every person in their organizations to make a greater difference in the lives of older adults?

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The Power of Moments

Featuring Dan Heath

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Moments are not created equal. There are moments we remember for decades and others that expire almost as quickly as they arrive. In our lives, and the lives of older adults, we know that moments and experiences matter—they have the power to change lives.

In their latest book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, Chip and Dan Heath argue that while many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck, we also have the power to create them. By identifying the reasons behind what can make or break an memorable moment and developing a keener sense of why certain experiences can be so impactful, aging services providers can design extraordinary moments and be the authors of richer experiences in the lives of the older adults they serve.

Knowing this, why would we leave our most meaningful moments to chance?

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