Brian Gareau offers practical solutions for workforce engagement through human capital strategies. A leader in employee strategies, he provides audiences with practical tools for transforming corporate cultures.Request fees and availability
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Brian’s ability to connect to the audience with a message that is both inspirational and tangible, is a rarity in the heavy equipment manufacturing sector. Brian’s understanding of high level strategy development, and the translation into execution makes him a gem in People Space.
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Brian Gareau is a senior fellow supporting human capital processes for The Conference Board. With more than 30 years in corporate leadership, he offers an expansive view of human capital strategies. Involved in Caterpillar’s employee survey redesign, he leverages his engagement experience to guide organisations in transformational change. He’s worked various management areas throughout his career, including sales, human resources, public affairs, and manufacturing.
Featured as a speaker for major corporations, including 3M, McDonald’s Corporation, and Cigna, Gareau offers a wealth of information about managing employees in complex work structures. Offering consulting in more than 200 global locations, he travels to share his knowledge of employee engagement. With top-notch organisational development skills, he offers audiences action-oriented tools to implement within company processes.
From cultural processes to strategy, he helps companies manage and track performance to spark employee accountability. Moving beyond a simple assessment process, Gareau works with companies to reinforce company policy and expand corporate values. Gareau offers solutions for inefficiencies in workplace models and productivity execution. Working with companies across the globe, he brings his employee engagement experience to bear to increase organisational effectiveness.
As a trainer and speaker, Gareau’s research and experience provide the perfect backdrop for imparting learning tools to improve human capital management and business productivity
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Often individuals find themselves in leadership roles without a true understanding of how to succeed. Many are “good doers” misplaced, misinformed or misguided. And they find themselves struggling to balance the many demands of leadership. Now more than ever, these Accidental Bosses must effectively wear multiple hats (managerial, company advocate and employee advocate) to be successful and sustain organizational performance.
In this session, attendees will explore tactical and practical reminders on “blind spots,” “the signs all around us,” and “hazards” to effective leadership and sustainable high performance. As well, they will gain basic techniques that can significantly improve the commitment, effort, and loyalty of your workforce. Remember, people are the only asset an organization has that can appreciate over time … if we truly appreciate them.
Ineffective communication costs businesses big bucks – research estimates over $30B annually in the U.S. and U.K. alone. Communication is a simple, but definitely not easy, concept to consistently execute. Inconsistent, mixed messages create inefficiency. New technology increases speed and accessibility but not necessarily understanding. In this presentation, you will gain simple and easy techniques for improving communication in your organization.
Research shows that “poor” Customer Service costs U.S. businesses over $80B annually. Are the behaviors and attitudes impacting these losses actually “reflections” of how leaders and employees are treating each other internally? External customers don’t care about an organization’s internal issues. But, internal issues can and do have a huge impact on delivering a competitive advantage of excellent external customer experience. Is your business culture safe or dangerous for customers inside and out?
Competition is tough! Everyone is constantly looking for a “new” market, product or service, process, physical layout, design, delivery model, or technology that will differentiate them from everyone else. And, if they are fortunate enough to find “an edge” – how do they sustain it? According to Harvard Business School, “business culture can have a significant impact on a firm’s long-term economic performance.” So why do so few companies “master” their business culture’s competitive edge?
Many businesses today struggle with “people issues” including: the ability to attract and retain the best talent, employee resistance to change, absenteeism, and individual accountability. All these create frustration, waste and lost performance. So, how do you unleash the engagement “sustainable fuel” (commitment, effort, loyalty) of your workforce? Engagement is more than an employee survey score – it must be an integrated element of your people and business strategy. It must be a critical competency that leaders master. And, it must be a priority to improve and sustain high performance.
Every day organizations strive to find new ways to attract, retain and grow customer loyalty and market share. One key strategy used is product/service differentiation. The concept of differentiation is simple but also challenging to sustain – make your organization stand out from otherwise similar competitors in the marketplace. This same strategy of differentiation will also be even more critical in the future in finding, hiring, engaging and keeping a talented workforce. Does your organization distinguish itself from other employers and if so, is the differentiation sustainable? This session will help you gain a clearer understanding of a key missing ingredient in many Talent Management strategies, better understand the critical importance of workplace culture as a competitive differentiator and evaluate traditional versus new workplace differentiators in your organization.
I have enjoyed my time working with Mr. Brian Gareau, and have come to know him as a valuable asset to any team. Not only is Brian thorough, but he is very accommodating to delivering the product you are looking for. Brian and I have worked together for the past year, where he has contributed to the Association’s monthly publication, Construction Equipment Distribution (CED) Magazine. His knowledge of employee engagement and people management has helped our readership identify necessary learning skills to improve their working environments and to drive optimal levels of success. Along with his undeniable talent, Brian would be a great advantage to your organization.
We are so grateful for all of the work that Brian has done with and for us. He is genuinely interested in our mission and work which is easily seen through each experience that we’ve had with him. Brian effectively communicates with staff while engaging them in meaningful dialogue that leads to solutions. As a matter of fact, every time he provides training or consultation he is all in and helps us to increase knowledge and improve processes.
Brian brings new insight to communication in the workforce! His presentations are engaging and encourage participants to reflect not only on their own personality and communication styles, but those of their coworkers as well. The information can change the way your organization works together!
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