Inspiring. Irreverent. Impassioned.
Speaker Linda Crill Facilitates Breakthroughs
We All Believe That We Are
From some perspectives, as humans, we are ready for change. It seems natural that we went from the Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years, less than the lifetime of an average person. Sometimes, however, business leaders, managers, consultants, and educators seem to be wearing blinders. How did Kodak and Polaroid miss the shift from film to digital? How did Sony miss the shift to digital music? How did IBM miss the shift to smaller computers?
Award-winning author and change speaker Linda Crill reveals how to generate change before it occurs in your life and career. She is a disrupter and innovator, but warns not all innovators are disrupters, in the same way that a square is a rectangle but not all rectangles are squares.
Linda's Signature Presentation
“What Now?” Creating Change to Stay Competitive
People and businesses tend to lock into the practices that gave them their initial successes, seeking to defend and extend their current products and services against all comers. The world is changing at a pace that requires planned disruption, proactive reinvention and a strategy to handle everything unplanned that provokes the question, “What Now?” This thought-provoking presentation shows practical ways to use short-term disruptions to generate long-term results. It’s a valuable message for any person or business that wants to go where the market will be tomorrow instead of remaining where it is today.
- Stop waiting for the question. Create the answers.
- Don’t think outside of the box. Blow it up.
- Quit defending and extending. Reinvent what you uncover.
Linda’s Other Popular Presentations
One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Unlocking New Value
Most organizations recognize the importance of innovation in advancing their competitive position or improving their business processes. However, many may not recognize that successful innovation is built on a framework of component functions, each of which is critical to the overall efficiency of the program. This presentation provides the framework for companies and business professionals to develop an operating model, define objectives and create a culture that forms the innovation process.
- Develop alignment strategies to enhance the company’s competitive position.
- Design the processes and tools to gain a high level of participation and idea contributions.
- Artfully communicate the commitment necessary to brand the changes being championed.
If Leadership is a Game, These Are the Rules: They Keys to Leadership Success
Leaders are everywhere. They are business owners, executives and managers. They are teachers. They are parents. Anyone can be a leader—it is not something that comes with a particular job or vocation. This insightful session will reveal how to improve yourself, acquire the skills necessary to influence people and provide a blueprint to help others reach their maximum potential.
- Influence others to join a cause greater than making a profit or creating good products or services.
- Paint a convincing picture of the future that motivates and prepares people for what’s coming.
- Devote time and energy to grooming talent, as well as recognizing and rewarding good work.
Blind Curves: How to Say Resilient
A breast cancer survivor, caregiver and widow, Linda Crill shares a powerful message that, regardless of where you are, whom you are with or how unappealing the future may appear, the next pages of your life can be enriching and fulfilling. Women’s groups and conferences rave about this distinctive presentation that helps people become what they are intended to be in spite of conditions that may stand in the way.
- Change priorities when the world evolves in unforeseen directions.
- Use your resiliency muscle.
- Let go of what was and have faith in what will be.
Praise for Linda’s Presentations
“It's easy to feel overwhelmed in a world that changes faster than any of us can keep up. Linda Crill's stories shake up traditional ways of handling the unexpected, erasing old boundaries, and moving ahead of the competition.”Cynthia De LorenziCEO, Success in the City
“The enthusiasm in the room wasn't just for her story, but the audience's ability to relate to her message about how to navigate life's blind curves in our hyper-changing world.”Davita Vance–CooksDirector, U.S. Government Publishing Office
“I've walked much of the journey that [Linda] talked about and it affirmed my experiences and it gave me courage to continue the journey and know that if I do something and it doesn't turn out like I thought it would, that's okay.”Vicki DalzelleDirector of Learning & Development, Phillips Edison Company