Bob Nelson is one of the leading authorities on motivating and energizing employees.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Nelson has delivered thousands of speeches and has worked with a wide variety of clients, including most Fortune 500 firms. As a speaker, Dr. Nelson provides a unique blend of insight, application, and inspiration that motivates listeners to want to improve. Both thoughtful and thought provoking, Dr. Nelson intertwines examples, stories, research, and group activities to make his points and engage audiences of all types and sizes.
Dr. Nelson is the author of 18 books on business and management and he has appeared in numerous video and audio training products and programs. Dr. Nelson’s blockbuster book, 1001 Way to Reward Employees (more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide) is one of the only books to be consistently listed on Business Week’s bestseller list since the list’s inception over seven years ago. His follow-on books, 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, 1001 Ways Employees Can Take Initiative, Managing For Dummies and Please Don’t Just Do What I Tell You: Do What Needs to be Done further his powerful message.
Dr. Nelson has been featured extensively in the media, including television – CNN, MSNBC, and PBS; radio – National Public Radio, USA Radio Network, Business News Network; and print – The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune as well as numerous magazines. He serves as an on-line expert for Time magazine and America Online.
From keynotes to half-day, full-day and more extensive training programs, Dr. Nelson offers the following vital topics to choose from:
The Rewards of Recognition: At a time when every dollar counts, your survival depends on having top employees. How can you retain the best people while keeping an eagle eye on the bottom line? In this program, Bob shows you a multitude of low-cost & no-cost techniques to build morale and loyalty through recognition and rewards.
Motivating & Energizing Employees: Every employee has the potential to be great. Bob reveals the secrets for taking the brakes off your organization and unleashing the potential within every employee.
Taking initiative: The Power Within You: Show employees how to reach for the sky and use initiative they never knew was there. Bob inspires you to be the master of your own fates and successes!
Keeping Up in a Down Economy – How a Culture of Recognition Can Improve Focus and Performance in Your Organization Today: Most employees today feel overworked and underappreciated. During times of change when we are asking them to do more with less, they report feeling less valued and more stressed for their efforts than ever before. Bob Nelson, Ph.D., will expand your thinking of what recognition means and how you can better and more frequently recognize those you work with – even with little time, resources or budget. Far from being a “fuzzy notion,” Dr. Nelson will show how recognition represents the single most validated principle for driving desired behavior and performance in today’s work environments. He will draw from his own research and doctoral work as well as experience in working with hundreds of organizations on the topic to show how the best companies take a focused and long-term strategic view of employee recognition that systematically integrates the topic into the daily work practices of its managers, identifying and acting on opportunities in timely and specific ways. His session is filled with specific real-life examples and techniques that can be immediately applied back on the job by attendees to systematically leverage, build and sustain a culture of recognition in their workplace today.