2018 SAHRA Conference Educational Sessions
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Built for Legacy: Leading Teams of Significance

September 18, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Look, any team can be great once. But success in today's business environment isn't built on fluke excellence or isolated great performances. The best teams, the best organizations, are those that are able to sustain high levels of performance year after year. To do that, it requires that today’s leaders understand and follow a framework that gives them the best chance for longterm success. This framework covers four crucial keys: one, that a company culture that stresses the importance of “choice” has higher engagement, accountability, and ownership than those victimized by “circumstances.” Two, cultivating organizational, team, and individual identity is often the biggest determinant in hiring, retention, and performance success. Three, that low performance, decreasing morale, and poisonous cultures are usually created by and evident in areas often viewed as "inconsequential." Four, that continued excellence requires an unwavering attack on complacency at every level. 


Not only does this presentation address all four keys in more detail, it provides the tangible takeaways to begin making a significant difference immediately at work. Great organizations are made up of great teams. Great teams consist of great individuals. Everything exceptional can always be connected to individual performance. Focus on the individual to elevate the team. Focus on the team to elevate the organization. 


At the conclusion of this presentation, the attendees will:

  1. Understand why creating and solidifying organization, team and individual identity is the first foundation in hiring, retention, productivity, and engagement
  2. Recognize and identify the unspoken reasons for declining morale and culture, and learn how to create a more positive and productive environment
  3. Learn how to drive a sustainable, engaged workforce and elevate productivity across the organization by pursuing activities and results that lie outside current comfort zones



Speaker: Pete Smith


Pete Smith is an international speaker and coach in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth and development. His energetic, witty, and interactive style is complimented by his ability to provide practical takeaways that actually work, while having a little fun in the process.   He is the author of Dare to Matter, the #2 Best Seller in the Business Motivation and Self-Improvement category in January 2017.  Formerly, Pete was the Operations Executive at one of the largest non-profit, alternative schools in Northern Virginia, serving the students with disabilities population. During his tenure, he helped increase the total income, employee base and client base by over 102%. He helped increase the average employee tenure by 74%, and saved the organization over $420,000 in turnover costs during that time.  A stroke survivor at the age of 35, Pete has used his experiences to challenge and inspire people to live a life that matters, to be significant, to make a significant difference in the lives of others.  “Amazing!” “Inspiring!” “Transformational!” These are some of the descriptions audience members have used to describe Pete’s engaging, relevant, and dynamic keynote presentation.

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