Phillip Van Hooser helps organizations build trust, inspire their leaders and get results.
Phillip Van Hooser, President - Van Hooser Associates, Inc.Founder & Concept Director - Leaders Ought To Know®Leadership Keynote Speaker & Management Training ExpertPast President, National Speakers Association
Simply put: Phillip Van Hooser gets it.
Phil has been in your shoes. He's worked at organizations in different industries and he understands the challenges you face every day. Phil also knows that, no matter how big your struggles seem, there IS a way to turn it around.
With captivating stories from his life and career, Phil shares his unique brand of “uncommon” common sense. By teaching proven leadership skills grounded in real-world experience, Phil gives people practical steps on how to be a leader every day, regardless of their position.
For more than two decades, companies of all sizes throughout the U.S. and all over the world have trusted Phillip Van Hooser and his expertise to provide solutions for the leadership development issues their people face.
When Phil Van Hooser started as an employee relations manager in heavy manufacturing, he never imagined the lessons he would learn would change his life much less impact the careers of hundreds of thousands of leaders. But the last ten months of his ten year corporate Human Resources career was a turning point. In that short time, Phil earned a master's degree in “What the Worst Leaders do in Poorly Managed Workplaces.” As the only staff member to avoid a pink slip, Phil resigned his position, took the leadership truths he discovered and began sharing them with companies who understand that the quality of your leaders has a direct and immediate impact on your success.
Phil's clients will tell you that his expertise has helped their organizations achieve new levels of success and profitability through focused attention on developing their leadership performance. Organizations and individuals have used his strategies to:
• lower turnover rates
• raise productivity
• improve management/employee relations
• help their people manage change effectively and
• communicate successfully with co-workers, superiors and customers.
Since 1988, Phil's 900 clients and their unique organizational circumstances have afforded him a diverse array of case studies on leadership. Van Hooser wraps this multi-layer experience into customized leadership corporate keynote presentations for his clients.
A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Phillip Van Hooser has risen to become one of the world's most respected and compelling speakers on leadership.
Ground Rules for Leaders
There are just some things every leader ought to know – how to earn an employee's respect, how to be truthful and how to make good decisions. Leaders should also recognize the bad habits and negative behaviors that can be their undoing. This discussion will help new leaders, mid level managers and executives understand the ground rules of leadership. Start doing more of the right things while sidestepping the common leadership mistakes that are the downfall of many.
We Need to Talk
All facets of organizational operations are impacted, positively or negatively, by a leader's ability to communicate. Customers are won or lost, employees are encouraged or demotivated, personal networks are expanded or extinguished — all by how well one communicates. Phil will share communications strategies for earning trust, reining in “brutal honesty,” listening actively to improve connections, rebuilding the believability quotient when truthfulness has not always been practiced, delivering difficult messages with honesty and sensitivity, and delivering the message even when others aren't cooperating.
Tools & Rules for Decision Making Success
Everyone recognizes the importance of good decision making skills for leaders. But have you ever known a leader who was hesitant to step up and make a decision? Was it because she was in over her head? Did he just not care about the outcome? Probably neither. Most leaders struggle with critical decision making for one primary reason—they've never learned a solid process for making sound decisions. This fast-paced, practical discussion will teach you a sure method for decision making including a checklist for earning respect, key risk elements to consider as well as five bases for decision making success.
The Secrets to be a Service Professional
Successful business leaders recognize that service performance is a critical function of leadership. When these six secret service techniques are applied to their own enterprises, executives, managers and front line staff find that they are able to enhance their own performance while building meaningful, loyal customer relationships.
Many organizational struggles are directly related to leadership. It is often said that some people are “born leaders” but it is also true that, given the right skills and knowledge, leaders can be made. Phillip Van Hooser's advanced leadership development training teaches the practical skills of leadership with a method that produces immediate results. Phil will customize his training to meet your organization's specific needs and challenges. He can offer a one-topic workshop or a multi-session training course that is applicable for leaders in any industry. Advanced leadership development topics include:
- The Fundamentals of Supervision
- Understanding How to Lead
- The Psychology of Motivation
- How to Practice Professionalism
- Communication Skills for Leaders
- How to Build Work Teams That Work
- How Leaders Manage Stress & Change