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Keynote Speaking Topics


The Gray Zone: It's Not WHO is Right-but WHAT is Right in the Workplace

We live in a culture where everything seems to be “either/or.” Us vs. them. For or against. My way or the highway. Division and confrontation seem to be occurring in every aspect of our lives. In the workplace, we experience these same functional divides: HR vs. Accounting; Manufacturing vs. Finance; Sales vs. Production; Doctors vs. Nurses; Management vs. Employee; First Shift vs. Second shift and Baby Boomers versus the younger generations.

People live life in extremes, mostly because they just don’t know it any other way. There is no middle ground. They’re either all in, or they’re completely out. Either intentionally or unintentionally, we often see things in black and white, without much appreciation for “The Gray Zone.”

Through realistic, often humorous anecdotes, quips, witticisms and insights that every workplace, leader or direct contributor face, John Graci provides, with irresistible logic, “The Gray Zone” solutions that organizations need to improve relationships and achieve results.

Relationships are built one conversation at a time. Good communication brings out the shades of gray from the polarized black and white. The everyday problems addressed in this presentation are real and clearly stated, the solutions so logical you will say to yourself, “Now why didn’t I think of that?”


Making Change Happen!

Change is inevitable. Yet we dread it, resist it and do everything to prevent it. Upon communicating change to employees, did you ever hear: "When is management going to understand it is the real world down here?" How about, "If my boss would just get off my back and let me do my job, everything would be okay!" or, "Why can't they leave well enough alone?" Restoring productivity and profitability with employees hit by organizational change takes skills. Change damages trust level and drives morale south. You can’t afford to just sit back, let nature takes its course and hope everyone will get on board and eventually work together as an effective unit. The biggest mistake companies commit is doing nothing to help enhance change acceptance. This program has been designed to help attendees keep the workforce engaged and overcome employee resistance, so the organization can accelerate the entire change process.


Good Boss, Bad Boss, How to be the Best…And Learn From the Worst

Business is about people! If a leader does not show up to work, how much of the work gets done? If employees do not show up to work, how much of the work gets done? Employees are an organization’s most valuable resource. Hang onto your hat! This program is not about warm fuzzies, no academic theories, just practical wisdom from the trenches helping employees on all levels understand how to work with a leader who shows signs of practicing management without a license. You want the truth? Well, can you handle the truth? Unless these conflicts are bridged, you put the productivity and effectiveness of the entire organization at risk in the form of poor morale and lower productivity.


Resolving Generational Differences in the Workplace

Every generation has a valid point of view. It's not "out with the old, in with the new." It is about creating an environment where five generations can work side-by-side. This program has been designed to convey in practical terms an understanding of how organizations can identify and bridge the gaps that could have significant bottom line effects on business performance. The program illustrates who the generations are, why they clash, and what everyone can do to bridge the gaps. This fast paced and real-world program will create awareness, and offer practical solutions for solving the generational issues that plague today’s workplace and marketplace.


Plus many, many more!  

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