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2019 February Lunch Meeting - Lead with Joy Presented by Rich Sheridan

2/19/2019
When: Feb. 19th, 2019
11:30 AM
Where: Weber's Inn Restaurant and Hotel
3050 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor MI
United States
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Fight Fear and Lift the Human Energy of Your Team

Rich Sheridan, CEO and Chief Storyteller of Menlo Innovations, a software design and development firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan wanted to build a joyful company, one that produced far better results than he had experienced to that point of his career. He realized that the problems he faced were not technology challenges, rather very human ones, and ultimately they were challenges of leadership, including his own style of motivating with fear which he had learned so well from his own bosses.

In this talk Rich will share what he has learned from nearly two decades of leading Menlo and from other great leaders he has met along the way. He will explore with you what it takes to lift the human energy of your team, define the values and purpose of your organization, avoid the weight of bureaucracy and meeting load, and lessen the drag of fear-based management systems.

He will share stories of hope, authenticity, optimism, realism, and vision. He will share how we must focus on being leaders rather than bosses, how systems thinking is an essential ingredient of leadership thinking and the role that storytelling plays in successfully reinforcing the most important elements of leading with joy.

Rich co-founded Menlo Innovations in 2001. He brought a joy-filled message to the world with his first book, Joy Inc. - How We Built a Workplace People Love and now shares the path to joyful leadership with his second book Chief Joy Officer - How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear.

Rich has spoken all over the world, from Paris to Singapore, from Tokyo to Iceland and all over the US. He leaves audiences inspired and encouraged to begin running experiments that move their teams towards joy and away from fear.

 

RICH SHERIDAN

 

Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan became disillusioned in the middle of his career in the chaotic technology industry. He had an all-consuming thought…things can be better.  Much better.  He had to find a way. Why couldn't a workplace be filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity, and productivity?

 

Ultimately, Rich co-founded Menlo Innovations in 2001 to end human suffering in the workplace.  His unique approach to custom software creation is so surprisingly different, that 3,000 people a year travel from around the world just to see how they do it.

 

His passion for creating joyful work environments led to his bestselling and widely-celebrated book, Joy, Inc. - How We Built a Workplace People Love.  His highly-anticipated second book, Chief Joy Officer, came out December 4th and will continue to prove that a positive and engaging leadership style is actually good for business.

 

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